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Tag Archives: insect
“WOW! That’s a GIGANTIC mosquito!!” That is a common response to most people’s first sighting of a crane fly, a flying insect with a wingspan of 1-2 cm or more. Although they do somewhat resemble very large mosquitoes, crane flies … Continue reading
He was engaging and informative – feeding our tour group piece after piece of the fascinating history of the people and landscape of the Wildcat Hills Landscape. The first guest speaker on the 2014 Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference Field Trip to the … Continue reading
For no particular reason, here are two unrelated photos from the same day. Both photographs were taken on September 28, 2014 at our family prairie south of Aurora, Nebraska. I wish I could come up with a pithy and informative … Continue reading
Nearly-decapitated sunflower heads, scattered across the prairie. Oh, the devastation! Who could be carrying out such an evil plan? (Ok, more accurately, a weevil plan?) The head-clipping weevil, aka the Silphium weevil (Haplorhynchites aeneus) is a small dark-colored weevil, less … Continue reading
Ambush bugs are scary-looking little predators. Their stocky bodies are heavily armored up front, and they have very thick raptorial forelegs like those of praying mantises. I usually only spot ambush bugs when I’m photographing something else such as flowers … Continue reading
Who could be mad at these big beautiful brown eyes? As it turns out, lots of people can. The differential grasshopper is one of a long list of native North American species, headlined by white-tailed deer and raccoons, that have … Continue reading
For no particular reason, here is a picture of a caterpillar: I was looking through some old photos and stumbled upon this one. I’d forgotten how much I liked it, and thought I’d share it with you. Among other things, I like the … Continue reading
A guest post by Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows. All photos are by Anne. A couple of weeks ago (in mid-October) I noticed unusual egg cases about 2-3 inches off the ground on the base of Siberian … Continue reading