I noticed these beetles hanging out on a
Milkweed seed pod
, and wondered
what they were doing there because they aren't
. Then they got busy.
I think they're Hyalymenus tarsatus, or Hyalymenus longispinus, but I reserve the right to be
wrong on that guess.
I saw another one on my Cassia
flower, but the day was breezy so I
didn't get many pictures. Some bugs are sort-of cute, and I'll pick them
up for better photos, but I'm not very interested in picking these up.
These bugs (right and below) are immature (aka nymphs.) See the tiny spots on the middle
segment that will become wings? The strange creatures sort-of look like
ants, but I think they're Hyalymenus tarsatus nymphs. The one on the
right was crawling on
plant, and the one below
was walking around on my Elderberry