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This blog is no longer updated. After ten years I first moved to Tumblr (also no longer updated), and then to Instagram which I am currently using.

Yellow Bug with Black Spots on Purple Flower
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, October 22, 2012
what is the name of this bug
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I don't know what the bug is called, you'd have to ask an entomologist.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Spoke too soon, found the following on the web: The Pennsylvania Leather-wing Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus is from the Soldier Beetle family. They're soldiers and adeptly named. Adults eat pollen, nectar and small insects. Larva devour grasshopper eggs, small caterpillars and beetles. They are considered hugely beneficial insects, especially for the control of Corn Earworm caterpillars and cucumber beetles. Do NOT destroy these beetles by spraying insecticide on your flowers. They will do the work of destroying nasty insects and it will not hurt you or other beneficial insects.