Archive for the 'Entomology' Category

12
Aug
15

mantis searching for a bush…

no vegetation
moving across a warehouse
comfort zone missing

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11
Aug
15

Cricket on a Rose….

Great Green Bush Cricket

This visitor, a Great Green Bush Cricket, on a rose in the front yard was patient as I maneuvered the lens within its long antennae range. Going hand held and a breeze eliminated all but a few images. 

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25
Jul
15

Dragon & Light…

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30
Apr
15

Almost time…

the stonefly beckons

fly anglers on tumbling rivers

trout seek the morsels

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General info re Stoneflies at Troutnut.com

14
Dec
14

Ring Full of Midges

The midge, buzzer, gnat, chironomid fly pattern represents the seemingly ever present small insect that hatches in all manner of waters almost year ’round. Larva, pupa or adult patterns are tiny morsels that trout find available when almost nothing else is ‘coming off’ (emerging/hatching) the waters in the Winter and part of the mix the rest of the year. Like popcorn in the food chain of life.

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midge:mosq cycle

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03
Oct
14

Dragon Fly

I watch for the visit from the Dragon Fly

that emerges into the world from below. They visit, they land atop my rod.

And, as if to send me positive energy, they stay longer than a skittish, common bug, inspiring me,

then bid me goodbye. Soon I see them coupled, in lusty flight, gliding by in the throes of bug love.

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02
Sep
14

Massive Mississippi Hex Hatch……..

A bit dated from a month ago, but I always find the stories of nature on crack fascinating. Just over a month ago, radar in Wisconsin picked up a disturbance. This turned out to be a ‘massive’ (billions of insects) Hex hatch (Hexagenia Bilineata), which rose on the Mississippi River and moved across Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Hex Mayfly are much revered by fly fishers because they are big insects and trout love them at last light. 

super hex hatch

Mike Hamernik




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