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Immature Ambush Bug

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1/320s, f5.6, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro + extension tube.

I came back from yesterday’s trip to the south side with a bag full of flower heads from the wild parsnip (so that the seeds don’t propagate next year). When I looked inside, it was crawling with predaceaous flower bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae: Phymata sp.). There were also some immatures (pictured), which have a spot on the abdomen that is later covered by developing wings.

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Written by Dalila

July 28, 2019 at 11:42 am

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Meadowfly

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1/400s, f5, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

In the south field, there were meadowflies hanging about (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae: Sympetrum sp.).

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July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

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Brown Striped Beetle

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1/60s, f5.6, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

It was a great day for biting insects and not much else, but I did manage to find this black-margined loosestrife beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Neogalerucella calmeriensis)

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July 25, 2019 at 5:59 pm

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Plathemis lydia

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1/400s, f3.8, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

Yesterday I found a dead whitetail dragonfly on the ground and today I photographed it.

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July 24, 2019 at 2:18 pm

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Pennant

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1/320s, f9, 200ISO, autoWB, 200mm.

There were many pennant dragonflies in the north field this evening, attempting to hang onto grass as the wind blew from the east.

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July 23, 2019 at 5:48 pm

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Japanese Beetles

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1/1000s, f5.6, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

There were Japanese Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Popillia japonica) all over a lily at Devil Lake. They are bright and shiny and their shape reminds me of cattle. I’m still glad that I don’t have an abudnance of them at my place though.

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July 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Hudsonican Whiteface

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1/1250s, f4.2, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

As always, beside Devil Lake, there are Odonates to be viewed: this is possibly Leucorrhinia hudsonica (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae).

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July 20, 2019 at 6:13 pm

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