By KatesGardenPDX

Life Cycle in the Garden

It was another lovely late summer day today - some clouds, some sun, temps in the high 70's. 

I went out to the garden in the late afternoon to catch a blip. I saw something on a Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii) so used my macro to capture it. I was somewhat surprised to discover that I had a murder on my hands....it appears that this is one of the Assassin Bugs in the genus of Zelus. Which of course is in the process of ending the life of some poor creature. Fascinating and macabre, but in the end I'm reminded that the life cycle is always present in the garden, and if we're observant, we can be a witness.

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