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Friday, February 18, 2011

A Bug On Me

This bug has been identified as EASTERN BOXELDER by Leslie at Tranquil Acres of Alexandria!


I don't exactly know what this bug was, maybe milkweed bug or something, but they came out at the end of summer, and flied around our yard. It was a fascinating critter to watch, and observed.


I love the color on this bug, and when it flied, it showed a red belly. I am not even sure what kind of damage this bug can bring, so I just followed it and took pictures!

Linking this post to Camera Critters, Pink Saturday, and Today Flowers!


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21 comments:

  1. Hopefully it won't do damage to that beautiful flower.

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  2. Great close up shots. Happy PS

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  3. You know your category at least. Me, I don't know about bugs, they are all grasshoppers if they are green. lol. Happy PS>

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  4. Amazing how the bug is almost the same color as the flower it is on.
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Joyce M

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  5. Hi Mumsy,
    What you have is an Eastern Boxelder bug.. No need to worry as they rarely do much harm, but are more just a nuisance. Enjoy it for what it is, a part of nature. At least it's not a Stink Bug..
    Leslie
    Your Newest Follower
    Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

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  6. Box Elder bugs are beautiful, but they stink! We have them too in our neck of the woods. Beautiful pictures!

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  7. Great captures. It is a colorful bug. Your photos are beautiful.

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  8. What lovely colours the bug has -it matches the flowers!

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  9. Lovely shots! I have to admit that although the bug looks interesting, I love the flowers that it is on, much better :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  10. I do not have a clue what he is, but he certainly is pretty. You got a great shot of him or her. HAve sent an email to a friend of our asking him what he thinks it is...I will be curious to see what he tells me. He is a wonderful nature identifier. HPS to you.

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  11. The box elder bug looks a lot like the maple bugs we get here. I hate them, but this one sure looks lovely on the matching flower. Beautiful shots!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  12. Good shots. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. I have no idea what type of bug you have but it loves the camera. You took some great shots and the color is perfect.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  14. yes, its a boxelder bug, and we get lots at the end of the season too

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  15. Th4e color orange on that bug blends in with the flowers.

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  16. Wow! You captured really amazing pictures! We had a big fat oval shaped bug fly through our back yard last year. It made a loud buzz sound and had metallic green on it's body. My daughter found out it was some type of beetle! I thought it was an African Bee and was terrified of it!
    Anyway, lovely photos!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    -April

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  17. Happy Pink Saturday Mumsy Sweetie...
    Oh what a gorgeous share today. Love the flower, but that bug scares me.

    I am not a big fan of bugs and this one, oooh baby it looks big. Just the site of the bug would have made me run. You are a brave cookie to follow on and even get pics.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  18. Very nice photos. I find bugs quite interesting.. .at least when they are resting on something other than myself.

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  19. The colors of the bug complement the colors of the petals!

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  20. Neat looking bug! My kids are forever finding bugs to bring home to be identified -- honestly, I should have studied bugs in college, it would have been more useful :-)

    Marie
    bonkersinbarnhart.com

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