More Bugs

I chased some more insects today.

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This tawny-edged skipper, Polites themistocles, was spending time around a mud puddle, but perched on a small weed briefly.

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The northern pearly-eye, Enodia anthedon, emerged from a shady area along the path and sought out some wet clay.

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Six-spotted tiger beetles, Cicindela sexguttata, are named for the six small white spots found on their dorsal surface.  This is a widespread species, and the individuals found in this part of Iowa almost never have the white spots.  It takes a lot of patience and luck to sneak up on these close enough to get a good picture.  I have done it in the past, but I was not able to today.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to More Bugs

  1. Sally says:

    I think this little skipper rates high on The Cute Scale. 🙂

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