Furry flying peanuts... new candidate for cutest insect?

Your pics are really cute - like a bug’s life story book :O)

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Im happy to see so many moth enjoyers here!! D. Rubicunda is definitely high on the list for me as well, but let’s be sure to appreciate some of the larger moths too. I was thrilled when this polyphemus moth stopped by my porch and was even friendly enough to let me hold her. Just look at her face, she’s precious!

Also wooly alder aphids are just adorable little fluffballs and I adore them <3

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your note (on the observation) made me chuckle.

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The fuzzy butterflies and moths around here are definitely cute. Some of them are even downright friendly (maybe they just enjoy the salt in my sweat, but it’s still nice to be able to get up close). I haven’t managed to get any great example pictures, but I think velvet ants are adorable, too, and I like the yellow-faced bumblebees that live around my area as well. They’re very docile and let me get pretty close.

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Love those “fuzzy butts!” :rofl:

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They’re not mine - just a couple of my favorites from the taxon page :) I wish mine were that good! I need a lot of practice photographing those cute little friends.

The little yellow ones like you have there are some of my favorites.

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Wow, I’m impressed you were able to get the photos you did w the Olympus, and even more impressed that you saw these to begin with. good eyes

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Definitely not cute, but Wildlife photo: Is this the world’s most beautiful mosquito?

iNat link to genus

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AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ITS SO ADORABLE I LITERALLY CAN’T HANDLE IT its soo cute!

This one by @cecileroux is the same genus. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42306980

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WOW. That is really beautiful. But still annoying and worthy of instant anihilation apon encountering ;)