Today’s Bugs

There was a lot of insect activity today.  Loads of butterflies, although nothing I haven’t already seen for the year.  Lots of odonates, also.  But along with the “good” bugs were a bunch I wasn’t so fond of.  Mosquitoes and especially deer flies were pretty thick.

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Pearl crescents are pretty common, mating among the flowers.  The males are hanging out on the gravel road, sipping water and trying to get minerals.

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Summer azures are still pretty common, although most are looking pretty worn.  I really did not see any fresh ones today.

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There are a few question mark butterflies around.  They are almost invisible with their wings closed, but are spectacularly colored orange and black from above.

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And this ebony jewelwing was quite spectacular as it flew among the flowers.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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