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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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!