July was a good month for Picture-winged Flies. I like the way they hold their wings open at times, ready for lift off. This one was in the herb bed around the oregano.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Picture-winged Fly - Callopistromyia strigula
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Picture-winged Fly - Ceroxys latiusculus
When we were at the farm this fall I noticed quite a few of these striped flys. They seemed to do more walking than flying and were constantly shuffling their wings.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Larder Beetle - Dermestes lardarius
I found this beetle crawling across the floor in the lunch room at work. That makes sense. They are often found where food is stored.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
Tissue Moth - Triphosa haesitata
The temperature was about 5°c the other night when this Tissue Moth showed up. I love their colors. It's always a treat to see one.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Snout Beetle - Glocianus punctiger
At only 3mm B spotted this tiny beetle while we were out in the yard. Their host plant is Dandelions and the larva feed on the seeds in the flower heads.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Dung Beetle - Aphodius fimetarius
For whatever reason I’ve always associated dung beetles with the prairies where I grew up. On the farm, whether in the chicken coop, the pig barn or the cow pasture, there was lots of dung for these beetles to eat. I was pleasantly surprised to find this guy on our walking trail up here in the Boreal forest. This species was introduced from Europe and is about 7mm in size.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dance Fly - Rhamphomyia
Winter can sometimes bring surprises and at 5mm in size this tiny guy was one of them. I found this dance fly in mid February in our sunroom. It had just landed in one of our potted herbs we have growing there.
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