Category Archives: Other insects
One of three Fiery Skipper butterflies still at the Elkhorn Garden Plots in Columbia on the last warm day of October 28.
This was a VERY large Robber Fly that looks like the Red-footed Cannibalfly, Promachus rufipes, at Gateway
A Fiery Searcher, Calosoma scrutator, climbs a brick wall of our house in Columbia, Howard County at night. Two of these uncommon beetles were hunting the abundant tent caterpillars in our yard. This was the first year I had seen them here. We … Continue reading
This hairstreak narrowly missed being lunch as it flew off right before the mantis pounced. Great Purple Hairstreaks are found on the lower eastern shore of Maryland where their larvae feed on mistletoe. The flower the hairstreak is perched on … Continue reading
A large, handsome dragonfly with a reddish tail. It is rarely seen perched so I was fortunate to get this shot at the Elkhorn Garden Plots, 4 June 2013. Tiger Spiketail, 29 June 2013. A large dragonfly that perched cooperatively at … Continue reading