|Native Bug & Exotic Flower|
The flower this bug is perched in,Tulipa tarda, is a 'species tulip' - one that is much like its ancestors and has not been hybridized into something large and showy. Although the flowers are rather small (~5 cm diameter), they are early (unlike its name would seem to imply) and prolific. Native to Central Asia, where they would be a 'wild flower', the Tarda Tulip seems content not to spread into the wild in North America. Another happy alien in the HBG.
For anyone with a general interest in the insects that attack our vegetable crops, this excellent online source is worth a look:
John Capinera's Handbook of Vegetable Pests