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Midge on Tap

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1/125s, f11, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I searched for information on these small midges (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) that are attracted to maple sap but had no luck finding out what these midges are. My neighbour who also taps trees notes that more appear towards the end of the season.

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March 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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Small Brown Moth

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1/80s, f5.6, 1600ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. cropped. levels adjusted

I found a tiny brown moth (Lepidoptera) indoors.

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February 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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Two Stoneflies

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1/160s, f8, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. rotated and cropped. levels adjusted

While looking for macro subjects on this warm afternoon, I saw a spider web on a nannyberry that led me to notice rapidly moving stoneflies (Plectoptera), some of which were mating. I’ve take photos of stoneflies on Viburnum lentago before leading me to wonder if they have a particular liking for this shrub. This is also the earliest that I’ve seen these spring stoneflies about, not surprising since we’ve had such warm weather.

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February 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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Speckled Moth

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2.5s, f18, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. tripod, cropped

I found this moth yesterday and forgot to photograph it earlier today. In this frame, I turned on the lamp on my desk for more light. This moth is unidentified and you can view the wings from above on flickr.

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December 13, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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Giant Water Bug

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1/100s, f16, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

Last night when my friends were leaving, they noticed this giant water bug (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae: Lethocerus americanus) crawling towards the door. I put it safely in a bucket overnight and took it out today for photographs. This is the first time I’ve seen one of these alive… such a great observation!

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November 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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Last Flutter

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1/320s, f10, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

It was so warm today that a comma butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Polygonia sp.) came out to flutter around so I captured it from many angles.

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November 2, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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Brown Bug

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1/200s, f11, 1600ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

We processed basil into pesto today and found several shield bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on the plants.

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October 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm

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