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Leafcutter Ant

(Update – I did end up seeing a colony today when we went out to our family’s land north of the airport. Above is a photo of the ants in action and below you can see their trail. 122 more words


Wasp Moth (Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths)

On a hike today in the Fruska Gora National Park, near the train station, Čortinovci Dunav we encountered many of these beautiful Clearwing Moths. They fly quite slow so they were easy to catch. 58 more words


Rosalia Longicorn (Rosalia alpina)

I found this dead Rosalia Longicorn (or Rosalia Long-horned Beetle)  on the road on a walk today in the Fruska Gora National Park. It was near the Čortinovci Dunav train station, very close to the Danube River. 147 more words




It was a blast from the past the other night when coming back from Just Vanilla at Ada Ciganlija, I caught a firefly. They brought me back to my childhood in northern Michigan when we saw them on warm summer nights. 121 more words


Stag Beetle (Lucanas cervus)

Nadia’s class is studying “mini-beasts” in her first grade class. One of her students found this Stag Beetle larva on the Lower School playground. As you can see, it is a pretty impressive, large specimen. 59 more words


European Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes nasicornis)

European Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes nasicornis), a photo by bill kralovec on Flickr.

One of the students found this exoskeleton of the European Rhinoceros Beetle. It eats the wood on dead stumps and saw dust. 29 more words


White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

Buff-tailed Bumblebee, a photo by bill kralovec on Flickr.

I photographed this Queen, White-tailed Bumblebee in our driveway a couple of weeks ago. The queen is the first to emerge in the spring. 21 more words