Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A Fly and a Flower and a Leaf Hopper

            I found this tiny fly on a Willow Herb. With help, I got the identification down to "a syrphid fly in the genus toxomerus."

            Here I am more confident. This is a very late flowering Red Raspberry / Framboisier rouge / (Rubus idaeus). Almost all of the other Red Raspberries have finished flowering, finished having berries, and have given up the berries to hungry animals, including me. For some reason, this plant decided to have another go at reproduction.

            I found this Leaf Hopper (Acanalonia conica) in a spider web this morning.

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