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Soaking Up Sunshine

A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the entomological world, we call that a "two-fer." Two insects in the same photo. Sunday morning we spotted a fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus) on an artichoke leaf. It was warming its flight muscles, maybe to flutter over to the lavender...

A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of fiery skipper, Hylephila phyleus, belonging to the family Hesperiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of fiery skipper, Hylephila phyleus, belonging to the family Hesperiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of fiery skipper, Hylephila phyleus, belonging to the family Hesperiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Tags: artichoke leaf (1), butterfly (14), damselfly (4), fiery skipper (10), Hesperiidae (2), skipper (3), Zygoptera (3)

Blue Dancers

Damselfly's compound eyes don't miss much. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue damselflies should be on "Dancing with Stars." Because, in many respects, they ARE the stars--the stars of the insect world. They're slender, delicate and beautiful dancers that look like blue-stick diamonds. Damselflies are often confused with...

Damselfly's compound eyes don't miss much. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Damselfly's compound eyes don't miss much. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Damselfly's compound eyes don't miss much. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Slender as a needle, a damselfly warms itself,  preparing for flight.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Slender as a needle, a damselfly warms itself, preparing for flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Slender as a needle, a damselfly warms itself, preparing for flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:16 PM
Tags: blue diamonds (1), damselfly (4), Odonata (5)

Sliver of Blue

Coenagrionid Damselfly

It's often called a "pond damselfly" or a "narrow-winged damselfly."We spotted this brilliant blue damselfly on a Great Valley gum plant (Grindelia camporum) near the Sciences Laboratory BuildingĀ at the University of California, Davis.It's a male...

Coenagrionid Damselfly
Coenagrionid Damselfly

BLUE DAMSELFLY (male coenagrionid damselfly) nectars from a gum plant (Grindelia camporum) at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP--A male coenarionid damselyfly peers over a gum plant leaf at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM

A Damsel Not in Distress

Damselfly

They're as long and thin as darning needles. And, sometimes they’re as difficult to find as a needle in the proverbial haystack. These slender, frail-looking insects (below) are damselflies. They...

Damselfly
Damselfly

A DAMSELFLY, probably a bluet, perches on a tower of jewels, a bee-friendly plant. Now it's a damselfly-friendly plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Long and Thin
Long and Thin

LONG AND THIN, a damselfly looks somewhat like a darning needle. This one was at the Yolo Causeway last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM
Tags: bluet (1), damselfly (4), mosquitoes (19)
 
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