PHOTOPAGE 398

   

   

 

 Late August 2009

Insects abound, though there are few mosquitos in the area I photograph - a little surprising because of all the water. 

The spiders are full sized (398.2) - the Wolf spider is not a web constructor and relying instead on direct capture. I never saw the spider that built 398.5.

Cicadas chirr in the trees - the one I photographed had probably fallen or was knocked from a higher perch.

8-28 canal catchweed PS rz.jpg (285885 bytes)

398.11 Unidentified 

 

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398.12  Unidentified  

 

8-28 canal monarch caterpillar ps rz.jpg (243362 bytes)

398.13 Monarch Caterpillar Danaus plexippus

 

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398.9 Blue Vervain Verbena hastata

   

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398.1 Ambush Bugs Phymatidae     

8-24 canal spider on teasel 2 PS rz.jpg (615487 bytes)

398.2 Wolf Spider Lycosidae on Teasel Dipsacus fullorum  

The Teasel head (above) is approximately 4 inches long.

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398.3 Pokeweed Phytolacca

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398.5 Three Foot Web 

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 398.4 Wasp on Goldenrod Solidago    

8-25 canal butterfly 2 PS rz.jpg (345336 bytes)

 398.6 Hairstreak 

Strymon melinus

 

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398.7 Red Clover  Trifolium pratense

Pokeweed (398.3) - one of my late Summer favorites for its intensity of contrasting color. According to some, the Declaration of Independence was written in fermented Pokeweed berry juice.

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398.8 Dog Day Harvestfly Tibicen canicularis

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398.10 Skipper on Ironweed  Vernonia altissima

 

 

   

 
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