Sunday, June 03, 2007

Lopidea On Yarrow

Lopidia sp. adult on

When you disturb a plant bug (Miridae) on a leaf it scampers to the underside of the leaf. If you turn the leaf over, it will sidestep back to the top. This adult mirid (genus Lopidia, species identification requires a scope, and, frequently, dissection) and I repeated these actions for quite a while. This was the only in-focus photo to emerge from the yarrow leaf dance. I've included the photo below to show that what happens for photographers of animals and young children also applies to insect photos. Most often, the shot you get is of the south end of the creature headed north.

Lopidia sp. nymph, on

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