Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Predation and Wetness


Phidippus regius eating a Broad Headed Bug
(Ant mimicry didn't help here!)
Fort Pierce FL
6/27/06


Wet Bee
Fort Pierce FL
6/27/06


Podisus eating a Chrysomelid larva
Fort Pierce FL
6/27/06

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The past few days...


Agapostemon spp.
Vero Beach FL
6/19/06


Beefly (no zoom!)
Savannas Preserve SP
6/25/06



Silverfish
Savannas Preserve SP
6/25/06



Pseudomymex ant
Pinelands Natural Area
6/24/06


Purty Microlep
Fort Pierce FL
6/24/06


Aedes albopictus
Vero Beach FL
6/19/06


Hentzia palmarum
Fort Pierce FL
6/23/06


Megacephala virginica
Fort Pierce FL
6/19/06

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Lotsa Bugs!


Ambush Bugs Phymata spp.
Fort Pierce FL
6/16/06


Flower Buprestid, Acmaeodera spp.
Fort Pierce FL
6/16/06


Some kind of Alydid (Broad Headed Bug), on Necklace Pod (Sophora tomentosa)
Fort Pierce FL
6/18/06


Ant mimicking nymph of the Alydid above.
Fort Pierce FL
6/18/06


Pretty Stinky
Fort Pierce FL
6/18/06


Rambur's Forktail
For some reason in the Southeast, there are these orange females flying around.
Fort Pierce FL
6/18/06

Monday, June 12, 2006

Payne's Prairie


Thiodina spp.
on Bugguide here.
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06


Thiodina spp.
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06


I like the lighting effect of fill flash on a backlit subject.
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06


Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star Tick)
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06


Cicindela scutellaris unicolor
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06


Coquilletidia perturbans
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06


Atlides halesus (Purple Hairstreak)
Payne's Prairie SP
6/10/06

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Savannas on the weekend


Zebra Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus
Savannas Preserve SP
6/4/06


Celithemis eponina
Savannas Preserve SP
6/4/06


Savannas Preserve SP
6/4/06


Savannas Preserve SP
6/4/06


Microtomus purcis
Savannas Preserve SP
6/4/06

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Gainesville-St. Augustine-Fort Pierce


Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria
Gainesville FL
5/28/06
Ya' gotta view this large!
These girls are sure impressive, and a little creepy with how fast they run and climb.


Egret intent on fishing
St. Augustine FL
5/28/06
He finally did catch a small minnow. This shot was taken with a circular polarizer fitted. I am not sure whether the strange reflections in the water are a result of that or not.


Oak
Payne's Prairie FL
5/27/06
It is really tough to capture the magesty of the big live oaks you see in the forest. They are just so massive!


Hubble Space Telescope?
Nah, just fireworks with the S2IS
St. Augustine FL
5/28/06




Damselflies mating
Payne's Prairie FL
5/27/06



Hippodrome Theater
Gainesville FL
5/26/06
One of my favorite places in Gainesville that is not a natural area. Also one of the only places where you can see a decent movie.


Ichneumonid Wasp (dead)
Fort Pierce FL
5/30/06
I'm not too sure what killed this, although the thread-like things suggest a spider.


Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) with young
Fort Pierce FL
5/31/06
If you view this large, you can see the reflection of my homemade flash diffuser in the eyes. Other than that, I am happy with how these shots work.


Sumac Flea Beetles
Blepharida rhois
Indrio Savannas
5/31/06
They sure are purty! They jump quite well with those big ol' rear legs.