Archive for May 2017

20170528 King Phillip’s Rock   Leave a comment

For some reasons, this has always been the best place in Sharon for finding insects.  Today was no exception.

Crane fly, Tipulidae:

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Snipe fly, Rhagionidae, Rhagio mystaceous

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Crab spider, Thomisidae:

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Perhaps Soldier beetle (Podabrus or Rhagonycha).  Perhaps a leaf beetle.

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Brown marmorated stink bug?

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Detail of the characteristic hairs on the fourth leg of Leucauge venusta (orchard spider).

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Probably a rove beetle.

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Alderfly, perhaps genus Sialis.

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Linyphiidae?

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Jumping spider:

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I have no idea what this is.  Maybe a checkered beetle, Cleridae.

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No idea, really.

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Weevil:

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Assassin bug, Reduviidae.  Zelus luridus was suggested.DSC03758.JPG

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Treehopper:

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Suggested was a dance fly (Empididae), genus Rhamphomyia.

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Suggested as Muscoidea, Anthomyiidae.

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Sugested as Sepsidae, Black scavenger fly.

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A beautiful pair of vultures.  Here’s the interesting part:  I saw a vulture here, in pretty much the same exact location to the meter, about five years ago, and then saw a bobcat.  I thought it might have been following the bobcat to share in the kill.

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Posted 2017-05-28 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20170527 Backyard   Leave a comment

I only had fifteen minutes to spare, so what better way than to drop into the backyard and look around?  DSC03606.JPG

 

Posted 2017-05-27 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized