Spined Soldier Bug

This is the Spined Soldier Bug, but in the nymph stage. A very colorful nymph! It was resting, and perhaps feeding, on my zinnias. Unlike some stink bugs, this species is considered to be beneficial, and when it feeds on plant nectar it is non-damaging to the plant.

Spined Soldier Bug, Nymph Stage
Spined Soldier Bug, Nymph Stage, 2020-06-30
Spined Solder Bug Nymph on Zinnia Leaf, 2020-06-30

Warbler Roundup

I added a lot of new “life-bird” warblers during spring migration this year! Here are some high-lights.

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Wendy Park, 2020-05-19
Immature American Redstart
Immature American Redstart, Wendy Park, 2020-05-19
Cape May Warbler, Bath Nature Preserve, 2020-05-17
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Immature/Female Blackburnian Warbler, Bath Nature Preserve, 2020-05-17
Tennessee Warbler, Bath Nature Preserve, 2020-05-17