Thursday, September 29, 2011

Interesting insects and others

Finding that mammals and birds are not always available or cooperative, I have lowered my sights (so to speak) to peer into the insect world.  I must add that I have included spiders and their kin as well.  Here is a selection of some of the more interesting subjects.

Crane Fly

Plume Moth


Jumping Spider (cute little guy!)


Phantom Crane Fly



Green Darner Dragonfly



Giant Ichneumon Wasp laying eggs



Daddy Longlegs


I am still waiting for a good photo of a Praying Mantis and my all time favourite - a Luna Moth!

5 comments:

  1. I'm afraid that this post really "bugs" me. haha

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  2. What an amazing number of creatures live where we seldom notice them. Thanks, Do, for showing that they are beautiful too.

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  3. What a wonderful selection, most of which I see here as well. I think that the plume month is a fascinating insect. Flighty xx

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  4. Love the Crane Fly and his/her shadow. Nice post Doris.

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  5. Hi AC: well, I just may bug you again in the future! : -)
    Hi Didee: I'm glad you liked them. It pays to peer into this "macro" world.
    Hi Flighty: I think I learned about plume moths from your blog and have wanted to see one ever since.
    Hi Steve: Thanks. I thought of calling it “Me and my shadow”.

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