Category Archives: Closeup Photography
Do you have a favorite fly? How about a favorite Hoverfly? This is mine. These are tiny pollinators that do indeed hover. They can fly backwards, maybe other flies do also, and their wings often iridesce. There is just a … Continue reading
This was a fun pursuit. I visited an area in town called Brickyard. It’s a fairly large meadow which is broken up in a few spots by trees and a small river. As I walked a path around the meadow … Continue reading
Summer Azure-Celastrina neglecta
I am not sure what it is about Longhorn Beetles but I do enjoy them and hope you do too. And, as an added bonus, this Gooseneck flower head has a double front and center.
Cabbage White- Pieris rapae on a garden geranium. These are quite active and just when you think you are homed in on one it flies. Fortunately this one was hungry.
While checking out the milkweed for monarch caterpillars (still none to be seen) I noticed this little grasshopper sitting on a nodding bloom of Fringed Yellow Loosestrife-Lysimachia ciliata. The Two-striped Grasshopper nymph-Melanoplus bivittatus did not weigh much and the flower … Continue reading
Yesterday’s weevil may not have been cute and attractive but I think we can describe today’s subjects that way. Dogbane Leaf Beetles- Chrysochus auratus are promiscuous beetles mating constantly during their lifespan. I saw several paired up like this, although … Continue reading