Category Archives: damselflies

More Insects

Summer allows me to get out, sometimes for just a few minutes a day and sometimes for much longer. The critters that are out are not too rare, but can be quite spectacular never the less. These cabbage white butterflies … Continue reading

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Late Season Critters

Our weather has cooled down lately, particularly at night.  It is still warm enough for most of the insects though, so I went to a backwater area of Big Creek State Park and took some photos. This eastern tailed-blue was … Continue reading

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A Nice Summer Day

We had a really nice day today–warm but not too hot.  I took advantage and visited Big Creek Park near one of the backwater areas.  Swamp milkweed was in bloom and attracting lots of visitors. This unusual fly is common … Continue reading

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Get ’em off, Get ’em off!

Dragonflies and damselflies can often be seen carrying a load of the parasitic larvae of water mites.  This damselfly (probably a familiar bluet) had an unusually large load. It is thought that they do not kill the damsels, but that … Continue reading

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Might be Mites

This red admiral seems to be infested with something.  My best guess is mites. I think there is one on the right leg in front, and two on the back left leg. They could be parasitic or predatory, but they … Continue reading

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Wandering Around

We finally had some warm and dry weather so I wondered around the property.  This winter and early spring I spent some time photographing a moss on an old elm stump at the edge of our yard.  I went over … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Bugs

Sunday I was able to get out a little and take some pictures of insects. This is the spotted lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata on a spiderwort flower.  The spotted lady beetle is one of the native lady beetles, and is … Continue reading

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Pea’s Creek Damsels

Yesterday was hot and muggy.  I wanted to go someplace and photograph critters but the weather was not good for what I was trying to do.  Some butterflies were flying but were not nectaring for the most part.  Mosquitoes, heat, … Continue reading

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Autumn is Coming

Fall will soon be here, and everything seems to be in a hurry. It’s a cool, windy day.  I have to confess, I don’t know my birds.  These seemed to be one of the swallows. I know some of the … Continue reading

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Baby Blues

I got a good look at the underside of a damselfly which I think was Lestes unguiculatus, the lyre-tipped spreadwing. The eyes captured my attention.

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