Picture of the Day

Boxelder Bug

June 20, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-06-20
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a boxelder bug on an alfalfa plant in the Lefthand OHV area of Boulder County, Colorado. While this bug's favorite food is boxelder seed pods, they will eat parts of other plants too. This photo was taken on June 13, 2021.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos