Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Every time I go to Feather River College, I park in front of the California Thistles where I usually take a few minutes to see what sorts of critters might be visiting them. This morning I found a Consperse Stink Bug, then found that the word "consperse" is not in any of my dictionaries. The scientific name of this bug is Euschistus conspersus. It's in the Family Pentatomidae which name is a reference to its resemblance to a pentagon. As with this whole set of eight photos, taken with my substitute camera (a small Canon Powershot Elph), I shot from several distances, hoping that I'd get at least one passable shot for the blog. I cannot properly judge the focus on a viewing screen with all the ambient light flashing. In this set, the only ones that are reasonably sharp are those of the Praying Mantis. I can hardly wait to get a new DSLR!