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Old 03-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #61
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Shadow is cool.

Anyone able to try an identification on joepyeweed's dragonfly and damselfly?
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:56 AM   #62
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OOH some people who know their bugs...
perhaps you guys could identify these guys for me?
The dragonfly (left image) appears to be a female eastern amberwing (Perithemis tenera) - see http://www.iowaodes.com/skimmers/ima...be-east-fl.jpg The damselfly (right image) appears to be one of the bluets in the genus Enallagma, such as the stream bluet, Enallagma exsulans - see http://www.cirrusimage.com/Damselfly..._damselfly.jpg
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #63
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Thanks suunto... I can label those pics something besides dragonfly and damsel fly now.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #64
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The bug was sitting on the hood of my truck. It was about 2 1/2" long. I snapped the photo because I thought it was an interesting bug. Sorry I don't have more info. After I transferred the photo onto my computer, it was the bug's shadow that really fascinated me. Looks like something out of a horror flick. hee hee!

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Old 03-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #65
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Hi!

Welcome to the site, I'm new myself. I think you'll find everyone here is very friendly and helpful.

I think above you are asking about the Hummingbird Moth? While I've taken hundreds of photos of them, usually trying for high speed with a shallow focal point (to maximize light) the photo I posted was taken with full automatic on a point and shoot.

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actually, I was referring to the Mantid. They make me laugh. My cat's gaze led me to the Hummingbird clear wing... sorry for the compiled comments. Thanks for the photog. tips, though!
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:38 AM   #66
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The bug was sitting on the hood of my truck. It was about 2 1/2" long. I snapped the photo because I thought it was an interesting bug. Sorry I don't have more info. After I transferred the photo onto my computer, it was the bug's shadow that really fascinated me. Looks like something out of a horror flick. hee hee!

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There are at least three species of mantids known to occur in Wisconsin, see if any of these look like your specimen:
1. Carolina mantid, Stagmomantiscarolina - see http://www.clintonnaturecenter.org/mantis-2-100407.jpg
2. European mantid, Mantis religiosa - see
http://dinosoria.com/insectes/mantis_religiosa_04.jpg
3. Chinese mantid - Tenodera aridifolia - see
http://entomology.uark.edu/museum/im...es/ChMa100.jpg
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Nice IDs suunto.
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