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Thread: side benefit to cp: seems they attract different kinds of insects one isn't used to

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    some cuties.
    I've gotta pic from the GH to contribute:


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    Oh, that's a pretty little jumper. Very nice iridescence.

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    The wasp pictured is a mud dauber- almost harmless. They have stings, but are more interested in finding mud to build with than being bothered by someone leaning over and watching. I usually see them hovering on the Sarrs, and they come out a lot when I water. I just aim the water at a good clay-ey spot and tell them "come an' get it!" It is fun watching them make mud balls!




    Oh, I love jumping spiders! They and mantids are the only invertebrates that will actually turn and look back at you while you're checking them out. Jumpers talk with their pedipalps, a sort of sign language.

    I've found a number if interesting critters sow up at the bog, including pygmy hornets, water walking paper wasps, drone flies, robber flies and once a laquer-bright yellow and black fruit fly, with electric magenta and blue eyes. Never saw one like it before, and haven't seen it's like since. Unfortunately, I do most of my "wow!" bug finding in the pitchers. I have found metallic green bees, technicolor beetles, even some nice butterflies. It's amazing what comes around to sample the pitcher's wares.
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    Lil Stinkpot:

    Yup, thats them, thank you for the ID. They do seem very docile, don't seem to care about me at all. This is the first year I have seen so many. I can spend hours watching all the insects in the bog, every year see new ones I never noticed before. The jumping spiders are my favorite by far though.

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    there seems to be a lot of different bugs around this year maybe the strange weather, my d regia seems to be catching a bunch of leaf hoppers

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    I've had a lot of yellow jackets around my Sarracenia pool, and I discovered (if you're good at catching things) that a little water spritz makes thme helpless on the water surface, where I can pick them up with tweezers and make use of them in a pitcher somewhere.
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    I happened to observe it stalking and catching a grasshopper....what a way to go! least the cp's suffocate or spiders use venom.....no such mercy from a mantis. Just pinned the thing down and devoured it alive....least it says grace I guess(bad pun post warning).

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