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Old 05-02-2009, 03:24 PM   #21
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thank you suunto

joepyeweed - nice photos! - I must say I'm kinda partial to the cicadas mating
I took a shot recently of two mosquitos involved in the same type of activity.
not nearly as colorful and certainly nowhere near as in focus.

This critter spent the night in the house. I released it back to the "wild" (aka outside) this morning.
I could've sworn I heard "born free" playin' in the backround.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:15 PM   #22
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They love that song...I think it's called Epimecis hortaria, the Tulip tree Beauty moth. I saw some last year.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:28 PM   #23
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thank you suunto

joepyeweed - nice photos! - I must say I'm kinda partial to the cicadas mating
I took a shot recently of two mosquitos involved in the same type of activity.
not nearly as colorful and certainly nowhere near as in focus.

This critter spent the night in the house. I released it back to the "wild" (aka outside) this morning.
I could've sworn I heard "born free" playin' in the backround.
Very cute moth!
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #24
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Put a name to this one! The sun came out for one of the photos.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #25
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Put a name to this one! The sun came out for one of the photos.
That is just plain weird! :eek:
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #26
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looks like it's got pollen pantaloons
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:32 PM   #27
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Ah ha ha ha ha.... pollen pantaloons!
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:02 AM   #28
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Put a name to this one! The sun came out for one of the photos.
How about "Flora"??? Unfortunately, the key characters used in identifying bees (primarily subantennal sutures and wing venation) cannot be seen clearly in these images; I would guess that it could be one of the many Halictine bees native to your area.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #29
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Oh suunto. I learned a new trick today. I'm going to sit out by my Mertensia and see what I can get pictures of for your contest.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:46 AM   #30
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What do you think? Last picture shows legs full of pollen.

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