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ImageJRsbugs
Mar 27, 2010 3:54 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Oh no these don't bite, they might if they got the chance.

They have a sort of stuck out tongue or proboscis which they stick their prey with and feed through. Blinking

You can see it in this pic, they seem to go for the soft spots,often at the side of the eye but this one is going in under the head.

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Imagegardengus
Mar 27, 2010 4:19 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Thumbs down I think it is the hairy legs, or maybe I have just seen the movie "The Fly '' once too often *Blush*
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 27, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Hilarious! I thought I would find a fly that wasn't so hairy that didn't give you memories of 'The Fly', I saw the original black and white version and somehow that seemed more horrifying at the time. Maybe we've seen too much. Rolling my eyes.

Is this better? It's in the family Micropezidae, Neria cibaria. I can't quite remember the size, but it wasn't above 5mm long. It eats other little insects.

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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 5:50 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I love seeing them up close like that. I will have to see about getting a picture of my miniature tarantulas. At least that's what I call them. : ) They look like shrunk down versions of them. I love them.
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 27, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Miniature tarantulas? Can't wait to see them! I guess they are spiders, I like spiders too!
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 6:39 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Yes, they are native to here and I find them in burrows in my raised veggie beds. They don't seem agressive, I just move the over until I'm finished working the soil them put them back. They seem to be okay with it. : ) I believe it is a type of trap door spider. Very cute.
Imagegardengus
Mar 28, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Now that is an elegant fly Thumbs up
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 28, 2010 1:55 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Hurray! I knew you would find that one interesting! Big Grin

Now the trick is to find one which is both hairy and elegant!

A fly in the family Rhagionidae, Chrysopilus asiliformis

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Imagegardengus
Mar 28, 2010 7:57 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I like the way the light reflects off this one , a rather iridescent color.
ImageJRsbugs
Mar 29, 2010 5:54 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Nature certainly does it best! It is amazing to see the huge variety of fly species from around the world, and I have only seen a small fraction of what there is.
Imagechelle
Jul 9, 2010 6:16 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Hi there!

Janet - I finally got a decent camera. Hurray! I've been busy capturing everything outside that I can find time for!

I don't know the correct terminology here, as I am not an insect expert, but here is a pix of a just hatched Cicada, I believe.

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Imagechelle
Jul 9, 2010 6:18 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Here is its scary looking shell!

(Please give me the correct terminology, if I've erred, it's the best way to learn!)

Thank you,

chelle
Smiling

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ImageJRsbugs
Jul 9, 2010 7:58 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Hi Chelle!

Wow, now we will be getting some action! Big Grin Hurray!

That's a very good shot! What camera did you get? It's doing a good job, along with the person who pushes the button of course!

Cicada exoskeleton is the term used.

When you get more pics don't be shy about posting them in the Daily Bug Log thread in Bug Pics & ID, would love to see what you have!

p.s. I'm no expert either, just learnt by looking. Big Grin
Imagechelle
Jul 9, 2010 8:10 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
So, I should be putting them in a different thread? LMK okay?

Thanks for the term!

I got a Nikon 3000. I'm just using the stock lens so far. I just get lucky now and again and can crop a clear shot out!

I'll be back later, have to run my little one to preschool.

Have a great morning!
ImageJRsbugs
Jul 9, 2010 8:38 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
It doesn't matter where you put them Chelle, but I have a thread going for your daily sightings. Join us there, no matter if you don't know what it is.

Daily Bug Log (13)

Good camera choice! Smiling
Imagevalleylynn
Jul 10, 2010 7:46 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Wow, Chelle that is a great photo. Awesome camera you got. Lovey dubby
Imagechelle
Jul 10, 2010 8:37 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks bunches Lynn! I took some more photos in the last few days, but most of my time has been spent on a nature walk article I'm preparing. Some bugs are featured in it too. Big Grin I'll be back to post some more here, but the thing is, I don't know a lot of their names so.....? I feel rather silly just posting a bunch of nameless pix from a clueless girl. Hilarious! Whistling
Imagevalleylynn
Jul 10, 2010 8:51 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
It does not take away from the interest in the pictures Chelle. And who knows, some one might be able to ID them for you. Sometimes another good source is your County Extension Agent.
ImageJRsbugs
Jul 11, 2010 5:31 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Chelle, we all start somewhere! I was in your shoes not so long ago, I knew very little about bugs and insects. I hadn't a clue as to how many there were so please don't feel silly.

Looking forward to that article, and I must get around to writing one too if I can ever get off that chair, standing that is for two hours taking pics of moths at night! Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagechelle
Jul 11, 2010 7:15 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Ah yes, moths at night. There used to be a time when I was out wandering around to see moths when they were out,... not so much anymore. By the time my son goes to sleep in the evening I'm just about cashed out!

I missed the Luna moths this year, and they are my favorites! Sad

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