Bugs are Art

Bugs are little pieces of modern art wandering around inside and out.  I think I already knew this, but I recently stopped to notice it.  This weekend as I was picking harlequin bugs off of my miraculously surviving brussels sprout plants.  The boyfriend found a cool-looking bug on the patio chairs, and I found a cluster of bug eggs.  We watched (and tried not to aggravate) a pair of yellow jacket wasps.  Eventually I was persuaded (I was on a mission to get those harlequin bugs!) to get out my camera and take some pictures.

A harlequin bug eating a brussles sprout plant is not only a pest, but actually quite pretty.

Harlequin bug eggs are striped white and black. They remind me of the decorative balls people put in bowls on coffee tables.

I’m not sure what this is, but he’s quite majestic. The whole time I was taking this picture I was really hoping it wasn’t the biting kind of bug.

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About micheletobias

I lead two lives - one as an artist and the other as a scientist. More and more I'm finding my two worlds colliding, and it's not the disaster you might expect. View all posts by micheletobias

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