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A Buggy New Year!

This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is

It's a buggy new year! One of the fascinating things about beginning the new year is the Entomological Society of America's "World of Insects" calendar. Amazing images of insects (and one spider!) jump out at you. One of my favorites is a black soldier...

This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is
This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is "Mr. October" in the ESA calendar. (Photo by Jena Johnson, used with permission)

This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is "Mr. October" in the ESA calendar. (Photo by Jena Johnson, used with permission)

The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)
The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)

The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)


"Mr. December" in the ESA calendar is this image of a flameskimmer dragonfly, taken by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis.

"Mr. December" in the ESA calendar is this image of a flameskimmer dragonfly, taken by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis.

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Up Close and Personal with a Female Flame Skimmer

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a beauty. But not nearly as striking as her male counterpart. The flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) owned a perch on a bamboo stake last Tuesday in residential Davis. Davis resident Gary Zamzow, a dynamite insect photographer...

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM
 
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