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Some common insects..

A macro lens makes you look at the insect world...with fresh eyes. I may never take the kind of wonderful pictures that

Karthik

takes with that macro lens and that keen eye...but here are my attempts!

I've already posted about the

bug season

...but I thought I'd capture the everyday bugs, too!

Let's start with this very tiny

FLY
(update: siniak_castle says it's a DRAIN FLY)


that A found on the washbasin of the women's room in the World Bird Sanctuary! It's actually the size of a pinhead...but just look at those feathery feelers, and those gauzy wings!


very tiny fly 050709 w b sanctuary




Next on the scale is the

HOUSEFLY

which got into the house much to A's disgust...and which she got rid of, but not before I got on camera!


090709 housefly

Then came this insect which was as large as my hand...it *looks* like a mosquito, but surely, no

MOSQUITO ,



090709 mosquito?



not even Texas ones, can be as large as that??

That's actually a CRANE FLY ( to rhyme with Drain Fly, no doubt!)



I have seen

FUNNEL WEB SPIDERS

many times, but never on top of a bush like this:

funnel spider web on bush debaliviere 090709

They are everywhere nowadays, as I walk...and so are the really *extremely* loud

CICADAS

in the trees!


Well, those are all "nasty" insects, so here's a really beautiful one...Karthik tells me it's the

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE

(at last, a butterfly name that makes sense!)

red-spotted purple  lone elk park 050709




There it was, glowing on the side of the road in

Lone Elk Park :

050709 red-spotted purple top view


Off to LA to attend a dance performance over the weekend..more about that anon...meanwhile...you lot enjoy YOUR weekend!
Tags: birding, butterflies, insects, macro, photography, st louis, wildlife
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