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Old 04-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #21
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John and I went to the Refuge yesterday and saw tons and tons of blue corporal dragonflies. The males are dark blue, the females are not! lol

Photos taken by John.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:44 AM   #22
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I had to move a large rock today and when I did this very large ant was on the bottom. It was fully a half inch long. There was quite an excavation below where the rock had been. I shook the ant off into the exposed cavity and covered it over with another rock. Was this perhaps a queen?
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This does appear to be a queen carpenter ant, Camponotus sp,. possibly Camponotus pennsylvanicus - black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) - Encyclopedia of Life
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:32 PM   #23
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Last summer we had a lovely praying mantis (who refused all nearly all requests for photos) that spent her days on one of our beautyberry shrubs. Every day I would check to see if she was still with us, and there she would be with her beautiful big eyes.

We hoped she would leave us with some eggs but it wasn't until I was cleaning out the flower bed this spring that I discovered this case.

A few weeks later, I just happened to check as I was packing the car for my trip to Maine. Ta da!!!!! Nymphs galore!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #24
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Wow --- Look at all those nymphs! Nice photo!
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #25
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I can't believe there was a time when spiders creeped me out. This is an itsy-bitsy lost in the jungle that is my arm hair, as well as on the spigot handle on which I found him and returned him (included to show scale).

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:51 AM   #26
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I can't believe there was a time when spiders creeped me out. This is an itsy-bitsy lost in the jungle that is my arm hair, as well as on the spigot handle on which I found him and returned him (included to show scale).

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From its pose in the first image, it looks as if it were trying to 'balloon' its way out of there - see Photos of Utah Spiders, Ballooning immature Wolf Spider, October,17-2005, Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah and "Flying" Spiders Check the Weather First : Zooillogix

Just a guess, but yours looks like a juvenile fishing spider (family Pisauridae).
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #27
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I'm seeing a lot of these guys in a friend's yard, especially on his Rhododendrons.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:24 AM   #28
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I'm seeing a lot of these guys in a friend's yard, especially on his Rhododendrons.
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March flies (Diptera: Bibionidae); likely Bibio femoratus - see Bibio femoratus (female) photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for an image. As March flies, they seem to have overslept - maybe yours are April flies ...
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March flies (Diptera: Bibionidae); likely Bibio femoratus - see Bibio femoratus (female) photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for an image. As March flies, they seem to have overslept - maybe yours are April flies ...
That's unusual. Considering the winter that wasn't, I'd have expected them to wake up early...
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...on teeny, tiny Holly flowers.

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