Last week I posted about half of the pictures from my August 26th visit to Blackburn Park; these are the rest of them.
Here are a couple of more skipper photos.
And here are a couple of more pictures of the clouded or cloudless sulphur butterfly. I still don’t know which it is. I’m just waiting for someone to tell me that it’s neither the clouded or cloudless; it’s the mostly sunny butterfly.
The next two photos are of long-legged flies. I would tell you which species they are but my brand new Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America says:
“The different species of long-legged flies are very similar to one another and can only be identified by a specialist.”
So there you have it, I’m not a specialist so as much as I may want to, according to the field guide, I can not identify the species. I don’t like being told what I can and cannot do so it really irks me that I bought a book that tells me what I can and cannot do with regard to bugs. Glad I bought it with a gift card and had money left over for a photo magazine.
This long-legged is on a lamb’s ear leaf. I’ve noticed that flies, and not just long-legged flies, seem to like lamb’s ear.
When I took these photos the two flies kind of irritated me by not looking into the lens when politely asked. Maybe I should have shouted out some paparazzi style questions at them to get them to turn around and react. Something like “Hey, people are saying you and bot fly have been hooking up” or “Word is you and some friends were drunk and rowdy the other night and got kicked out of the roach motel.” Then again, there are often people nearby when I shoot, maybe it would be best to just keep quiet.
Below is a white-margined burrowing bug who, unlike Columbus, is discovering that the world is flat and one can fall off the edge. Careful little guy, “here there be monsters”.
Thank you for stopping by.
All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.
I am going to be out of town all of next week and won’t have a post for next Tuesday, May 31, and it’s more than likely I won’t have one for the following Tuesday, June 7. I know, I know … I’m sorry but you’re just going to have to figure out what to do with yourselves those two weeks.