Category Archives: Other insects

Late Last Gasp of Warmth… late October 2014 Birds and Bugs in Howard County, Maryland

One of three Fiery Skipper butterflies still at the Elkhorn Garden Plots in Columbia on the last warm day of October 28.  

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Small Butterflies, Fish, and Big Flies, Gateway Business Park, August 18, 2014

      This was a VERY large Robber Fly that looks like the Red-footed Cannibalfly, Promachus rufipes, at Gateway      

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A Fiery Searcher beetle… 20 August 2013

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

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Great Purple Hairstreak and Praying Mantis, New Bridge Road, Dorchester County, 11 September 2012

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

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Unusual Odes in Central Maryland

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

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