Category: Insects

Elegant Spreadwing

June 14th, 2014
I went to Prairie Garden Trust in mid-June hoping to view an Arrowhead Clubtail after Henry Domke photographed a mating pair (Callaway County's first record of this species). Unfortunately, I didn't find one, but did get to see two insect species for th… more »

Unicorn Clubtail

May 31st, 2014
Paul McKenzie identified a Unicorn Clubtail found and photographed by Henry Domke in Callaway County at the Prairie Garden Trust. Several days later I visited the property and found 2 Unicorn Clubtails at Potter's Lake. Unicorn Clubtail, Arigomphus vil… more »

Mercury Vapor Light

May 26th, 2014
A mercury vapor light set up near the shoreline of a man-made pond near a native plant garden in a small woodland surrounded by farmland attracted a nice assortment of insects. This private property that I am fortunate to have been granted access to has… more »

Grapevine Epimenis

April 21st, 2014
For the past few years, I've completely missed seeing any Grapevine Epimenis (Psychomorpha epimenis) moths. The adults are only present for a few weeks in spring. I saw 2 during a bike ride on the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail (near Brushwood Lake and at… more »

Thrips

October 9th, 2012
On October 1st, I was bitten by a thrips. I was really glad - I'd just been hoping for a better photo of one. more »