Two bug shots for #MacroMonday

20110712-Dragonfly
One of the good guys in the bug world. One of the fastest insects in the world. Predators of mosquitoes and deer flies. I love them.

LadyBug
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle – Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) – “Halloween Ladybug”


A bit of a pest in my estimation, they are everywhere in October. They have displaced the native ladybugs. They are beneficial because they eat aphids, but are a bit disgusting for home owners. They nip just enough to be felt, gather in every crevice in your house, and reflexively bleed a smelly liquid.

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