Posts Tagged ‘insect’
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.
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.
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.
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!