Bugs I Don't Know

Bugs I Don’t Know

Members of our community I don’t know much about. However, I do know there are thousands around now.

Bugs I Don't Know
Bugs I Don’t Know

I’ve seen Dragonfly in woods before, but hot marshes and swamps is completely different. Get too close to reeds and you must wave your arms to chase them.

Bugs I Don't Know
Bugs I Don’t Know

Another seasonal visitor is the Kite. Mostly Mississippi Kite, raptors that feed on flying insects. A small hawk that catches these and eats on the fly.

Bugs I Don't Know
Bugs I Don’t Know

These photographs were taken as I took a short trail along a river / woods line.

Bugs I Don't Know
Bugs I Don’t Know

As I walked when I spotted an easy shot I grab it.

Bugs I Don't Know
Bugs I Don’t Know

I don’t have any macro lens so I keep my distance and use my 18-400 Tamron (does many things OK, none really well, but huge range and light weight).

Bugs I Don't Know
Bugs I Don’t Know

The only thing missing from yearly insect images are the swamp spiders. But it’s a little early and I have not seen any…and believe me you can’t miss those things, they can blot out the sun.

 

2 thoughts on “Bugs I Don’t Know”

  1. Let me see if I can help with introductions to the bugs you don’t know, Ted. The first ones look to be a female Blue Dasher dragonfly–the stripes on the chest help with identification. The dragonfly with the gold in its wings might be a Needham’s Skimmer or possibly a Golden-winged Skimmer. In your location, you may have some additional species that I don’t have in Northern Virginia, but many are the same.

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