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My first year doing a food forest so it's still the little things for me.  Anything that validates all the hard work is worth it.  I give you my first sighting of " the lion" of the bug world.   He actually turned his head when I took the shot.   Post some of your cool bug pics.
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Not strictly a bug, but multi-legged and winged...
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chip sanft wrote:Not strictly a bug, but multi-legged and winged...



Hey, that counts!  Beautiful.
 
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I believe this is an orchid bee, incredible iridescent green.  You can see what I think are loaded pollen sacs on the legs.  He was looking to get into one of my hives in Florida.  The bees in the hive ended up chasing him away.

Posting from my phone, doesn't seem to be a preview button, so will see if this works.
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A hoverfly and a spider.  Ooh and a leopard slug.  What are we counting as bugs?  I like these three because they are all garden helpers!
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Hester Winterbourne wrote:A hoverfly and a spider.  Ooh and a leopard slug.  What are we counting as bugs?  I like these three because they are all garden helpers!



Cool Pics!  Cool critters works!  That is one big slug.
 
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Kevin Derheimer wrote:I believe this is an orchid bee, incredible iridescent green.  You can see what I think are loaded pollen sacs on the legs.  He was looking to get into one of my hives in Florida.  The bees in the hive ended up chasing him away.

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I have never seen a bee like that!
 
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The most beautiful thing I ever held in my hand.
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A peacock butterfly;  I started seeing them more often after I planted my buddleia.


Found this dragonfly on my pumpkin vine a couple years ago;  never seen them in the garden before or since, though we often see them at the country park nearby.
 
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Well apparently I take a lot of bug pics. We love bugs.



Water Scorpion








Bee drinking sugarwater




 
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John Natoli wrote:Well apparently I take a lot of bug pics. We love bugs.



I love these pics, it took me a while to spot the mantis!  But I think your water scorpion is actually a water measurer.  I have met a water scorpion, they are sort of flat and leaf shaped.
 
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These are my summer bugs
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I have so many pollinator and bug photos, that they occupy a three-page thread. These are the most recent.

https://permies.com/t/16065/critters/Dale-Pollinator-photos-Add-describe
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Patricia Boley wrote:The most beautiful thing I ever held in my hand.



Wow, that is a beauty!
 
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Carrie Land wrote:These are my summer bugs



That moth looks alien, so cool.  I had a pretty cool spider in a web this last weekend.  He had really cool color but he was so small I couldn't get my Iphone to focus.  I also saw a spider on a hazelnut bush that was completely white.  Again too tiny.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:I have so many pollinator and bug photos, that they occupy a three-page thread. These are the most recent.

https://permies.com/t/16065/critters/Dale-Pollinator-photos-Add-describe

So cool!  Are these all the same bee?  I've noticed that the bumblebees do a lot of the heavy lifting around here.  Honey bees are around but not as much, maybe I don't have enough in my garden yet.  I will check out your link.
 
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My herb spiral full of bugs



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Quite a lot of bugs
 
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Always plenty of bugs in my garden. So I went out of the door to do some snapshots of the first ones to appear. In the Malva flowers next to my front door I got two different ones! I hope you like them.

some kind of bumblebee

maybe this is a sort of wasp?
 
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Carrie Land wrote:These are my summer bugs



Carrie, I have three of those big garden spiders this year.  I love them.  I love them even more when they eat the wasps in and about my garage
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The tiniest tomato hornworm I have ever found.
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Does anyone know what this fly is?  I've seen a few of them this year, but never before.  In person the stripes are almost neon.


Couldn't focus very well with this one - molting caterpillar.


 
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In the UK they are called damselfly I think.  
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funny bugs in my garden!
 
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Walking stick
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Phasmatodea ("walking stick")
 
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spider webs all over these days!
 
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Cool grey spider found when I removed the side of a raised bed.
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My spearmint was covered in all kinds of pollinators.  
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Here's a cool looking lady bug!
 
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I forgot this thread ...
I have a picture of one of the beautiful insects that visit my garden

Maybe you call this a 'dragon fly', for me it is a libel(le).
 
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Man, I just love this thread. Every day I'm learning something new. Let me get my camera so I can get a shot of our bugs in the yard.
 
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