Eurasian Red-and-Black Melyrid with Reflection

Black Carpenter Ant and Prey
Yellowjacket Caught in Flight

(a flower beetle). It was introduced from Europe into the USA about 80 years ago. It is not a pest, and the larvae may feed on insects that are pests, but no one is sure. Since it doesn’t do much, no one takes the time to study it.

Category: Insects & Spiders
Tag(s): Audubon Center Exhibit 2022, Miscellaneous