20140703_king_phillips   Leave a comment

Tiny fly, not a great photo but very cute! Genus Chlorops, according to Facebook entomology group.

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This beetle was backed into a little niche in a boulder, hanging out on the lichen. Hairy click beetle, in Elateridae.

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Here’s a closeup — it was pretty hairy.

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Posted 2014-07-08 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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I was taking out the garbage, and noticed a swarm of ants on our walkway. It turned out to be a war between two colonies of ants. Always take out the garbage!

Akash insisted on taking photos, and I’m glad he did.

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You can see the ant on the upper left rending the poor gal in the middle, who definitely has seen better days:

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Posted 2014-07-08 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20140601 moose hill   Leave a comment

Symphyla (classified under myriapoda), found under a rock:

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Crane fly:

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I really love its wings.

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Lady slipper. Another person on the trail told me that it was the first one he had seen in twenty years. In this photo, you can see how it tricks the insects into brushing against the stamen to help pollination:

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Saw a *lot* of Longhorn Beetles (apparently Lepturinae, probably Anthophylax).

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In this closeup, you can see it had a passenger: a pseudoscorpion, perhaps!

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A Globular Springtail (Collembola), perhaps on a beetle grub:

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Posted 2014-06-01 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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Psychodidae:

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Posted 2014-04-30 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20140412_king_phillips_rock   Leave a comment

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20140202 Mann’s Pond   Leave a comment

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Posted 2014-02-03 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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