A caterpillar, it is said, likes the Virginia creeper inching along our woodland edge.
An adult will fly to flowers plentiful in neighboring gardens.
We met once in May 2015.
Have our paths not crossed since then?

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Commonly named for eating Asclepias incarnata (not  pictured),

a Swamp milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

makes do in our patch of Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).

 

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Blue dasher                        (Pachydiplax longipennis)                        preparing to eat.

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               spring                                        time’s                                        unwind

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Nearing totality                                 over Little Crum Creek                                11:43 PM (15°F).

 

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Autumn seeds         a rising choir         —         into what dark promise         will the sounding fly?

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curious and wary                    exchanged                    on the footpath …

Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina),  I presume?

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