Monday, June 29, 2015

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Eastern Phoebe 
(Sayornis phoebe)

The second brood of Easten Phoebes nesting on our porch will fledge soon and that's a good thing.  Their nest is only a few inches below the bottom of the roof.  By late June it's getting so hot up there I don't see how they survive.  (Eastern Phoebe via Cornell Lab of Ornithology)



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spotted Peppergrass Moth (Eustixia pupula - 4794)

Spotted Peppergrass Moth

(Eustixia pupula - 4794)

Found throughout most of eastern North America.  Habitat is fields, waste places; adults are attracted to light.  (BugGuide)

Host plant is Common Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) 



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Buffalo Treehopper (Ceresa tauriniformis)

Treehoppers feed on tree, shrubs and, sometimes, herbaceous plants.  They seldom do enough damage to achieve pest status. (BugGuide)

"The very prominent, curving "horns" are distinctive" to this species. (BugGuide)