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Leaf-footed bug at Powdermill Nature Middle, 19 August 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

2 September 2023

Insect exercise is fairly intense in late August and September as they run out of time to eat and mate earlier than chilly climate (often) kills them.

Whereas vegetarian bugs, such because the leaf-footed bug above (Coreidae family), munch on fruits, nuts, crops and timber, the carnivores dine on bugs. Carnivores embrace the migrating warblers who decide tiny bugs off of leaves and branches.

Daily predatory spiders weave a gauzy internet on prime of those Japanese yews in Shadyside, hoping for an unsuspecting insect.

Gauzy spider webs on Japanese yew, Shadyside Pittsburgh, 14 August 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

Murderer bugs (Reduviidae household, nymph under) eat many bugs of their lifetime.

Murderer bug nymph, Powdermill Nature Middle, 19 August 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

And if you wish to crimson a few actually creepy predator, try this #bioPGH weblog about The Super Spooky Sting of the nice black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

In the meantime the vegetarian insectss are distracted by mating, as seen on this pair of Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica).

Japanese beetles mating whereas perched on tick trefoil amidst spreading dogbane, Sewickley Heights Park, 29 August 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

Two flies had been locked in some kind of embrace on my automotive yesterday morning at Schenley Park. Contemplating the dimensions distinction I’m wondering if this wasn’t fratricide.

Flies doing one thing on my automotive, perhaps mating, Schenley Park, 1 Sept 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

And in noticed lanternfly Lycorma delicatula) information: Sure the lanternflies are nonetheless fairly current they usually haven’t even begun to put eggs but. That’ll occur this month and subsequent.

This week I discovered a milestone on the honeydew mould entrance: In Schenley Park on Friday I noticed the white mould on prime of sooty mould.

The whiteness on this photograph seems to be the solar glinting off the Ailanthus tree trunk however in actual fact it’s white mould rising on prime of sooty mould (black) on prime of spotted lanternfly honeydew.

White mould on prime of sooty mould on noticed lanternfly honeydew on an Ailanthus tree, Schenley Park, 1 Sept 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

Ailanthus, “Tree of heaven,” is the host tree of the noticed lanternfly they usually certain do love this one. Trying up, the tree is infested with lanternflies.

Noticed lanternflies coating an Ailanthus tree, Schenley Park, 1 Sept 2023 (photograph by Kate St. John)

Anticipate extra insect exercise within the week forward as brilliant solar and scorching temperatures heat them up.

(pictures by Kate St. John)

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