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Image of the Month - March 2012

B. trivittata basking in the sun.

Noah Blades captured this vibrant macro of a curious Boisea trivittata in Indiana. B. trivittata is thought to have originated in the southwestern United States and gradually spread northeastward with the increased creation of heated man-made structures (which permit their survival overwinter). Other populations live as far south as Mexico alongside sparsely distributed southern populations of their boxelder tree (Acer negundo) host.

Please click the link below to view more of Noah's colorful macro photography.