Yesterday’s Critters

I saw some neat critters yesterday as I was wandering around with my camera.

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This is a tachnid fly, probably a Cylindromyia sp.

 

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A bullfrog found his way across the lawn.

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A Blanchard’s cricket frog hopped along the edge of the road.

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The gorgone checkerspot is fairly rare and easily confused with the more common pearl crescents or silvery checkerspots.

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Finally, this is the year of the silver spotted skipper.  Most years I can find a few, but they can be found in much higher numbers this year than I have seen.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to Yesterday’s Critters

  1. humanity777 says:

    A big fly or small flower…

  2. theresagreen says:

    Love the frogs, we have just two species here in the UK – only likely to see 1 though as the other is a recent re-introduction of a previously extinct one to a specific site somewhere in England. Great fly too.

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