Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Hippopsis lemniscata
Thingfish23 Posted this same beetle today from the deep southwest of Floor Duh. Amazing coincidence? Simultaneous emergence? Who can say?


Antlion
Vero Beach FL
4/25/06

Saturday, April 22, 2006

A sketch


That I did not do of a pig skull....
This is the first thing I have done in photoshop that I dont think is hideous..

Friday, April 21, 2006

Tough 4/20


American Redstart
4/20/06 Vero Beach FL
Bashed into a window (or something) He eventually flew away.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

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OK, time to change the commenting to word verification. The spammers have found me again!
I am not sure which company might think spamming is a good way to find customers, but here is a news break: Screw Off!

Friday, April 14, 2006

More Porn


Carmenta texana
Vero Beach FL
4/14/06

Pseudoscorpion


Pseudoscorpion
Found under pine bark
Fort Pierce FL
4/14/06

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Extra special additions


Trichiotinus rufobrunneus
Indrio Savannas FL
4/10/06


Grumman Mallard
This is the same thing that crashed off Miami Beach in December, although that was a turboprop version. This one had the good old radials that are loud as hell.

Pornfest


Mating Flower Scarabs
Trichiotinus lunulatus
http://bugguide.net/node/view/47511
Vero Beach FL
4/11/06


Mating Anthophorine Bees
Vero Beach FL
4/11/06


Mating Pierids
Vero Beach FL
4/10/06


Mating Soldierflies, Hemetia illucens
Vero Beach FL
4/8/06

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Grab Bag from Pinelands Natural Area


Centruroides hentzi




Robberfly
St. Lucie County
4/9/06


Phyciodes phaon
St. Luicie County FL
4/9/06

Thursday, April 06, 2006

If you take these kinds of pictures.....

You have to be ready....



For the female to take flight...



And then come at you with her stinger!
(Unfortunately I have no shots of the last stage, as I was running away...)
Zeta argillaceum
Vero Beach FL
4/6/06









Ok so this is how this goes. I got this caterpillar from a friend and was wondering what it was. So I stuck it in a cage with soem Oak leaves and lett'er rip. A few days later there was a cocoon, then a few weeks after that this nice little moth. I am pretty sure it is a Dot-lined White, or Artace cribraria. What do you think?
Vero Beach FL
3/20/06-4/6/06

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

SORRY EVERYONE!

Ok. I am an idiot. Officially and without any caveats. Here is the story. I thought my silly little blog had no attention whatsoever, with no comments and very little hits. What happened was that I had left "comment moderation" on, which means that I have to approve what folks say before it gets published. I didn't have an email address typed in, so I never knew when a comment came in, and I never thought to check. I suppose I thought that once I added word verification on nobody bothered to leave a comment. I am so sorry about that. I will try to respond to the 40 comments that I have left after computer trimming of my comment inbox. Anyway, shee it! I feel like a fool, but that ain't nuthin' new.

Mangrove Skipper



Phocides pigmalion
Vero Beach FL
4/5/06
There she be in all her glory. I get pretty excited when I get a shot of a new beast, especially one that has been taunting me for a couple weeks.
These apparently feed on Red Mangrove (Rhisophora mangle), in contrast to the Mangrove
Buckeye:

Mangrove Buckeye

which feeds on Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans).