Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nature Notes: Zion Canyon

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A couple of Boxelder Bug nymphs (Boisea trivittata) - they are true bugs (Hempitera). Boxelder Bugs usually feed on maple seeds and will gather in great numbers around their host trees, basking in the sun. The nymphs may feed on the occasional insects as well, as these two are doing (I think it's another nymph).

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A Eastern fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), note the blue patch in front of the hind leg.

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a Ground Suqirrel, but don't ask me which species.

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the north fork of the Virgin River

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

Resources:
Eastern Fence Lizard
Guide to Squirrels in Utah
Boxelder Bugs

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