I decided to take a few shots of Carolina Rose today shooting five or six specimens. In one case I shot the same bloom five times. To my surprise the two center photos contained a Northern Crab Spider.
Pearl crescent with something tiny flitting just infront of it
two-striped planthopper nymph with a mite or some kind
last year, damselfly with a bunch of mites on its belly and throat
Don’t think I’ve seen a fly with that body pattern before … interesting.
Oh. Ohhh. That’s not actually the fly.
(Seems to be mites)
Wow, that’s an amazing photo with some great mite-discussion.
I photographed the Achlys, got my favorite millipede as a bonus. Oh, another bonus. And another. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124842102
So often, I have seen yet another observation of a very common plant and thought, gee, if the pathogen was IDed instead, it would be a more meaningful data point.