On our continuing tomato plants was this Tobacco Hornworm, the larval form of the Carolina Sphinx Moth.
|Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)|
|Spotted Beet Webworm|
After this Monarch finally got its wings spread and dried and ready to fly, it took flight for a ways only to return and land on my shirt. After a minute or so, it then flew off for good. Although it seems a tad late for this stage of monarch life, there are still some in the chrysalis even now. My next door neighbour had a caterpillar on one of several milkweed plants in his yard up until a few days ago, and now has a chrysalis hanging on a wire beside the house. It has been in that form for about a week. I check it every morning, and it could emerge any day now.
|Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria)|
|Dingy Cutworm (Feltia jaculifera)|
|Greater Black Dart (Xestia dolosa)|
I had seen the following things in the garden earlier, but didn't know at the time what left them. They are the eggs of a Green Lacewing.
|Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)|