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Trapped Bee

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1/250s, f4.5, 640ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. cropped

I tried to photograph the busy bumblebees at asters but they were moving so quickly that my photos are all slightly out of focus. Then I came upon this still bumblebee – easy to photograph – but only because it had been caught by a pair of predaceous ambush bugs (Phymata sp.) that were making a meal of it. I also saw a few caterpillars today, on instagram.

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Written by Dalila

September 17, 2019 at 6:31 pm

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Cicada

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1/250s, f5, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

A first for me, I found a cicada! It was resting on a piece of equipment (I was pulling weeds around it) and I noticed something interesting there – a cicada! Its body length is over an inch long and it is patterned black, green, and brown. It’s likely in the genus Neotibicen. I put it in my bucket lightbox for photos before moving it to the bottom of one of the trees in my yard.

Written by Dalila

September 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm

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Bee on Goldenrod

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1/400s, f4.5, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

The bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis mellifera) are out enjoying the goldenrod – their movements are so speedy that it’s hard to freeze them while they buzz about.

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September 9, 2019 at 11:37 am

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Mirrored Mayfly

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1/200s, f5.6, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I noticed a small mayfly on a mirror that I’ve left outside but I wasn’t able to photograph it and its reflection in the same photo.

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September 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm

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Ragged Viceroy

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1/1600s, f4, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron.

A caught a viceroy butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitis archippus) eating at joe-pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum).

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September 3, 2019 at 2:23 pm

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Weary Ringlet

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1/640s, f5, 200ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I noticed this common ringlet (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae: Coenonympha tullia) on grass and it’s looking rather worn out.

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August 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

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Striped Muncher 2

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1/800s, f1.8, 200ISO, autoWB, 50mm p.

It was rainy today and not many insects besides mosquitoes were about but I did find a swallowtail caterpillar eating the flowerhead of wild carrot.

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August 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

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