Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beautiful Creature of the Day

                                         The setting.
                                          The details.
The Oak Treehoppers have returned to the California Black Oaks along my driveway as well as the ones lining the paved walkway leading from the FRC parking lot to the upper campus.  This is the first time I can remember seeing a gathering of adults only.  In earlier posts, going back several years during Septembers and Octobers I have posted photos of groups of juveniles, sometimes with one or two adults present among a large cluster of juveniles. A fascinating and gentle critter.  They sometimes occupy a certain small space for weeks at a time.  Click on the second photo for closer view of the details.  These bugs are only about 1/4" long.

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