|They seemed to like eating the flowers.|
|Although the caterpillars are striking, the adult moths have dull yellow/orange abdomens with black spots and featureless grey wings.|
|Difficult to tell which end is the head. But here you can just |
make out the shiny head where it is eating the flower.
|The early instars are gregarious, but turn into loners in later instars.|
|This punk style reminds me of Dean at DDD. :-)|
|Also on Aesclepias were these milkweed bugs busily making the next generation...|
Neoneides muticus, a stilt bug, also on Aesclepias. These were tiny little things, but obviously adults because they are mating.
|The coneflowers have been prolific this year.|
|This fly was going round and round, systematically visiting each little floret.|
|Many of the coneflowers were atypical.|