Nature in the Ozarks

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

American Carrion Beetle (Necrophila americana)

American Carrion Beetle
 (Necrophila americana)

Life cycle (BugGuide): Eggs laid singly on/near carrion. Larvae hatch in a few days, feed in or under carcass, and pupate in a nearby soil cell. Adults overwinter.



Monday, July 20, 2015

Spiny Oakworm Moth (Anisota stigma - 7716)

Spiny Oakworm Moth 
(Anisota stigma - 7716)

Widespread throughout much of eastern North America. Reported host plants include hazel and basswood in addition to oak. (BugGuide)

A male.



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Assassin Bug Nymph (Pselliopus sp)

Assassin Bug Nymph 
(Pselliopus sp)

The softer underside of the lady beetle is easier to pierce.