Category: Insects

Giant Ichneumonid Wasps

September 11th, 2012
Awesome sighting yesterday - found a dead tree with 5 ovipositing female Giant Ichneumonids. Common Whitetail releasing eggs into water: more »

Runge Nature Center, April 17, 2012

April 17th, 2012
Highlights of the day: Dozens of Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta) nectaring at Viburnum bushes. A Common Whitetail female (Plathemis lydia) and a Common Green Darner female (Anax junius) were both ovipositing. more »

Wildflowers and Catfish

April 21st, 2012
Dinner at my favorite restaurant! more »

Tortricid Moth at Mercury Vapor Light

March 14th, 2012
I ran a mercury vapor light in our backyard on March 12. a Filigreed Chimoptesis (Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana) arrived on the sheet between 9 and 10 pm (approximately 60F with light wind). more »