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20150927_ninigret   Leave a comment

Ninigret Park in Rhode Island

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A little experimental: I took a longer exposure of the previous scene (1/3 second) while it was very windy, to get a wavy effect. Enhanced the color curve a bit, but no other editing.

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Praying Mantises are fierce predators. I can’t but help notice, however, that they look like complete goofballs.

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At Ninigret Beach, there were a lot of birds.

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We saw a wasp either laying eggs in a grasshopper, or dragging it back to its burrow to feed the babies. It was identified on BugGuide as Prionyx:

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Posted 2015-09-28 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20150920 backyard   3 comments

More photos from the backyard.

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Candy-striped leafhoppers always put on a show:

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Syrphidae:

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Araneid orb weaver (genus Araneus? Neoscona? Not sure).

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Not a very clean eater, is it?

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Posted 2015-09-27 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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You don’t have to go far to see interesting things.

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Not a very good photo, but it seems to me to be an ant-mimic spider. Perhaps Corinnidae.

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Dreaming of fat and juicy flies, perhaps:

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An ambush bug (Phymatinae):

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Candy-striped leafhopper, Graphocephala coccinea:

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Posted 2015-09-20 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20150907 Moose Hill   Leave a comment

Haven’t had a lot of good insect photos lately, but as always, I’ve enjoyed the search. I don’t fish, so this is my substitute: an excuse to go outdoors and enjoy my time.

This is maybe a sweat bee. I have been trying hard to get good photos of sweat bees, cuckoo wasps or jewel wasps, without a lot of success. This is as good as I have got so far, but it doesn’t really do justice to the iridescent colors.

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This is dragonfly season!

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I’m not sure what the significance of the “tail-up” pose is. Some seem to believe that it has to do with regulating temperature through sun exposure.

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Underneath a rock. Perhaps Amaurobiidae? If so, I would expect to see spinnerets.

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Cute little fly outside my house. Perhaps genus Chlorops, but I Am Not An Expert. [Edit: identified by Kai Beck on the Facebook Entomology group, as Lauxaniidae, but Drosophila was also mentioned as a possibility.]

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Posted 2015-09-07 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized