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DISCLAIMERI am a photographer, not an entomologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, positive identifications can not always be done unless the specimen is dead and viewed under a microscope. If you do find an error, or have doubts about the identification provided, please let me know in the comments or by email.
Author Archives: Adrian D. Thysse
The saga continues: Entomology 101: Wing Structure and Wing Venation. In the last section I introduced insect wings and will now move on to look at wing structure and venation. This post will confine itself to the essentials, with a more detailed look at variations in wing structure when I cover the insect orders in [...]
An Alex Wild image posted on Google+ showed how photographs can misrepresent reality. (See the photo in Humanizing the Hordes at Photosynthesis). It reminded me of this photograph, taken not long after a day of rain: Photographed on a poplar leaf on the 19 September, 2011, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta. Thanks to James Trager for the ID. (Corrected 03/11/2012) (Canon T2i with MP-E65mm macro lens, ISO 400, [...]
This pair of hover flies (Syrphidae, possibly Allograpta obliqua Genus Sphaerophoria¹) stand out strongly against a black background. In the days of film, when many cameras only had a flash sync. speed of 1/60 sec., and you were shooting with low ISO film, almost all backgrounds would be black, unless your subject was positioned very near the background. [...]
Another collection of my bug-based discoveries from the last week… ◊ There is more and more talk about the value of urban beehives. One company is trying to bring beekeeping into the space age. Learn more about the cool new beehive concept from Philips Design. (N.B. See critique at Bug Girl’s Blog) ◊ The recent discovery of a 47 [...]
The nice thing about being an amateur bug-watcher is that you can often still be struck by the commonplace, appreciating what others might hold in disdain. For instance, what I initially thought of us a distinctive, handsome sort-of-moth — I mean, take a look at the earthy wing tones with contrasting black veins, the raised shield behind [...]