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Black Beetles

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1/640s, f13, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

There was the most amazing insect watching today in the goldenrod (Solidago sp.) flowers.
There were at least five of these Epicauta pennsylvanica (Coleoptera: Meloidea) beetles running around the plants after one another. Mating perhaps?
Then there were predaceous ambush bugs (a lighter yellow female and a darker brown one) (Hemiptera: Phymatinae: Phymata sp.) mating and walking about.
And another ambush bug caught a honey bee in the flowers and was working on sucking it dry.

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Written by Dalila

September 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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Ventral Grey Weevil

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1/250s, f11, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. cropped

A grey weevil was found in a bucket.

Written by Dalila

September 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

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Munching Triad

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1/100s, f8, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I came across a milkweed plant that was being consumed by many milkweed tussock moth (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Euchaetes egle) caterpillars, a hungry bunch.

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September 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

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Who Me?

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1/200s, f11, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

Another western conifer seed bug (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coreidae: Leptoglossus occidentalis) paces around in the afternoon sun.

Written by Dalila

September 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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Hiding in the Grass

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1/200s, f9, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

This leopard frog (Amphibia: Ranidae: Lithobates pipiens) thought it could hide in the grass.

Written by Dalila

September 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

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Millipede in Goldenrod

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1/160s, f7.1, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

Even millipedes like goldenrod (Solidago).

Written by Dalila

September 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm

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Soldier Beetle in Goldenrod

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1/400s, f11, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I went and hung out in the goldenrod (Solidago) this afternoon and saw a great array of insects including this soldier beetle (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pensylvanicus) along with flies, several black beetles, a braconid wasp, and munching caterpillars.

Written by Dalila

September 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm

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