Five Bugs Lisa Likes
Growing up, there was always one day in August that it was not wise to go outside because of all the flying ants out and about. I don't know what they are and when I have said flying ants I get a weird look.
Fast forward many years and we had a crazy outburst of what I call "beetle bugs," which are really ladybug lookalikes called Asian Beetles. They were brought over to help the farmers. Well I don't have aphids in my house. Once again there would be a day that was not wise to go out because the beetle bugs would be having a grand day just flying around.
Of course, these bugs are not so cool. So let's get back to the the bugs that are much nicer.
Bees are not so bad. However, if you are allergic they are really bad. Some people do not like bees of any sort. I usually just talk nicely to them. I was accidentally stung once when I was a kid.
I rubbed my jaw against my shoulder because of an itch but then it started to hurt. It turned out that I rubbed up against a bee. Oops.
It is not easy to take a picture of a butterfly. They should be called flutterflies. They sure are pretty. I am seeing many more now than a couple of years ago, which is a good thing.
I don't know much about dragonflies but I have noticed quite a few lately. I have seen a variety of colors and sizes. I did see a little blue one, that was cool.
This dragonfly was hanging on a rope at last year's Dodge County Fair. I didn't know how I was going to use it but I thought it was cool. Zoom is a good thing on a camera.
I guess ladybugs are a pest. I remember when it was cool to see one because they seemed rare. This one is from my garden. I have had it a while. I think it is a ladybug. That is what I'm going with.
I also found out it seems that ladybugs are considered good luck.
I found a firefly, lightning bug, during the day hanging out near the ladybug. I thought it would be easier than trying to take a picture at night when you just don't know when they are going to light up. It was very patient. Man sometimes it takes a lot of pictures to get just one.