Category: Insects

Eastern Comma Eggs

July 21st, 2014
While walking at the edge of woods bordering a pasture, I noticed an anglewing butterfly behaving as though it was looking for an appropriate plant for its eggs. It briefly landed and deposited 3 eggs in the characteristic chain. Unfortunately, my view… more »

Thick-headed Fly

July 18th, 2014
At an July 7 at 4 pm, I found this fly in the edge of the woods bordering a pasture. From a distance, its resemblance to a wasp almost convinced me but with a closer look I noticed the 2 wings instead of 4 and the shape of the antennae. I found this sam… more »

Mercury Vapor Light, Boone County, Missouri

July 18th, 2014
Below are a few of the insects attracted to a mercury vapor light between 9 pm June 25 and 5 am June 26, 2014. more »

Runge Nature Center Dragonflies

July 5th, 2014
On Wednesday, July 2nd, I found # species of dragonflies at Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. The highlight was a Comet Darner at the pond with the dock on the Raccoon Run trail. Other species present were Blue Dasher, Widow Skimmer, East… more »

Sawfly Larva

June 19th, 2014
Found in Boone County on June 17th and 18th at edge of woods bordering pasture. more »