Over the last week or so, while out looking for whales or birds, I've come across some interesting insects. Here's a sampling....
|Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae, introduced to control ragwort|
|Soldier beetle, Cantharsis rotundicollis|
|Western tent caterpillar, Malacosoma californica - currently experiencing a big population boom on Vancouver Island, and apparently here as well as there have been a lot of them around|
|An as yet unidentified dragonfly....my insect book isn't very strong on Odonata...any ideas?|
|Oregon tiger beetle, Cicindela oregona|