This week was ruled by J.C. Abbott Nature Photography, who first stunned me with Dragons Underwater , featuring fine photographs of dragonfly larva on white backgrounds – a theme I had contemplated this winter for our still emerging Spring. J.C doesn’t stop there, however – he soon follows it with a selection of in-flight insect shots, taken in The Dark of Night, during a blacklighting session. I am longing to hear about the details of his system and techniques for how he obtains these amazing inflight shots!
We have all heard of the danger mantis males face when mating with their predatory female counterparts. However, how does the male find a female to begin with? See how in Mantis Mating Marvels from Living With Insects Blog.
It is the time of year when my thoughts turn to blooms and bugs, and Pencil and Leaf introduces us to the tiny megachile, a Bright Little Blue “Berry Bee” Osmia aglaia. See the watercolor and pencil sketch at the bottom of her post.
Note: About the weekly Bug Bash – I include articles that include the combination of good bug photography and/or art combined with interesting stories and factual information. My selection is not comprehensive – it is the result of what I find when scanning through my Google reader subscriptions. If there is a recent blog post or web article out there that you think I should be aware of, let me know!