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Great Purple Hairstreak

First time I ever seen this hairstreak before, I usually see Red-banded or Grey, this was certainly a bonus on my trip to Chassahowitzka WMA. 106 more words

Chassahowitka WMA

Different kind of insect

I snapped this photo like two or three days ago while I was working

I see these type of bugs all the time in my backyard but they always have the grey color with black hairs. 104 more words


Hovering no more

What a difference a week makes! Seven days ago I was still seeing quite a few hoverflies, feeding on the remaining wildflowers and basking on leaves in the occasional sunshine. 46 more words


Wildlife Wednesday - Queen Latifa

Looking at this grey, chilly October day, it’s hard to remember that we had such a long, hot summer. It was good for hover flies. They were all over the flowers in my garden. 14 more words

Black and yellow

In the world of invertebrates, black and yellow signals danger. It says to predators: I am poisonous or I will bite you. It appears that black and yellow is an attention grabbing contrast no matter if you have compound vision, no colour vision at all, or see the world through a part of the spectrum that isn’t visible to humans. 238 more words


‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Insects are vanishing even in a pristine tropical forest, and an ecologist calls this “one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.”

Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. 51 more words

Washington Post

The First Cicada

These little ground dwelling critters that take to the air in Spring are a sure sign that the warmer weather is on the way. I have from year to year taken note of when I heard the first cicada for the Spring and have decided to create this post in order to maintain a specific area to record these observations for easy reference. 19 more words