Category Archives: macro photography

09.06.2021 Monday Macro

I’ve got a virtual show coming up shared with another local photographer at our town library’s website.  Our theme is Mount Pollux, a favorite local spot for sunrise, sunset, and just plain hanging out.  I woke this morning to a … Continue reading

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09.01.2021 Wednesday Weevil

I think many of us associate weevils with cotton boll depredation (that species has been mostly eradicated) but they are not limited to just that one crop.  I posted one earlier that eats milkweed and now this one that eats … Continue reading

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08.29.2021 Sunday Night with the Hopper

Lots of insects at the wet meadow this morning.  This hopper was my first encounter. Red-legged Grasshopper-Melanoplus femurrubrum I continue to be impressed with this 180+2.o combo.  These are pretty common and can be large enough in numbers to be … Continue reading

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08.28.2021 Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee

No catchy title today.  Just a shot of this sweet sweat bee on guess what…Boneset, of course. Brown-winged Striped Sweat Bee-Agapostemon splendens.  These are actually more green than here.  The flash reflects and creates a golden impression, same as with … Continue reading

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08.25.2021 The buzz here is about beauty

I actually have not heard these buzz at all. Those who know me are aware that a mosquito almost killed me and I hate them. Well, that changed when I met this one. They only eat nectar and the youths … Continue reading

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08.25.2021 I can’t help it if I’m crabby

I am a crab spider after all. White-banded Crab Spider- Misumenoides formosipes I got to spend several minutes with this attractive Arachnid. Up close and personal. We played tag for a while as it kept slipping behind various blooms thinking I was … Continue reading

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08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday

Two-fer Tuesday means two of something…actually I first heard it on the radio when they would play two tunes by the same artist/group. And there likely will be two posts today.  In this case it’s two “bugs”. Northern Flatid Planthopper-Flatormenis … Continue reading

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08.19.2021 If you’re going to San Francisco

You’d better wear some flowers. Synchlora aerata-Wavy-lined Emerald moth larva. These actually don’t go to California but are found over most of eastern and central U.S. Here in the northeast they are the only species to cover themselves with small … Continue reading

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08.18.2021-2 Webnesday

Gary hasn’t posted in a while so I’ll pick it up with a spider for the day.  Hope we hear from him soon as well. In the same meadow, MacLeod Field, where I found the Viceroy I also saw a … Continue reading

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08.16.2021 Neoscona Nuptials

Don’t throw any rice. I know that these are spotted orbweavers-Neoscona sp-but which species I am not sure as I could not get an angle to see their abdomens without destroying the web. At first I thought they were fighting … Continue reading

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