How the world looks through the eyes of a certain Tiger beetle.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Parasites on Chloropidae
I have seen mites on mostly beetles that have fairly long lives - between 6 to 12 months. But I have never seen so many mites on such a small fly!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Xylophagidae at the Whittier Narrows Natural Area
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Phoridae at Whittier Narrows Natural Area
This collection of scuttle flies is from one Malaise trap on May 16, 2011 (3 days). It is only a quarter of the collection, too.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Therevidae in the Whittier Narrows Natural Area
I have been putting out Malaise and sticky traps and some of my special, "Bird Poop" traps to find out .... 'What brings the
Least Bell's Vireo
to the Narrows every year?"
This species is so big (2cm) I had to 'scab' together two microscope photos.... Here is
on the Family!
I will update. This is my second year out in the field!