Month: May 2021

Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum Poison hemlock is a poisonous plant in the carrot family. Purple or red shoots are seen in the stalks and the leaves are spread in a fern-like way. Clusters of small white flowers top the stalks. Hemlock favors sunny, open areas and may be seen on roadsides, in open fields or …

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Iron Cross Blister Beetle

The iron cross blister beetle (Tegrodera aloga) is a medium-sized beetle native to North and Central America. They have bright red heads, yellow-orange bodies, and black legs. Their name comes from the dark cross-shaped markings on their wings, and the peculiar way they defend themselves. When disturbed, these beetles can crack a joint in their …

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