Sunday, November 11, 2012

Unlike flies, I do not taste things with my feet.

(Above: Acorn Weevil on a live oak acorn. This little buddy was on the same acorn for 2 days straight, I guess he or she had some serious drilling to do. Both genders feed by drilling into the acorn, and the females will lay eggs inside. Below: ? Help me out here, because I'd love to know. It was on the inside of the window, scrounging up dead bugs in the window sill to snack on. Quite the looker, I put him outside afterwards). 
Here's some in-yer-face stuff for you. These are all from the last couple weeks. If anyone has some glorious insight as to what the unidentified guys are, please let me know. I spent way too long on BugGuide dot net, but lost patience after a lack of luck. Macro Monday Our World Tuesday Tuesdays around the World Nature Notes
(Above: ? Below: Female Roseate Skimmer and some kind of skipper)

32 comments:

Janie said...

I never have much luck identifying bugs. They're fascinating in their infinite variety.
These are beautiful. The acorn weevil is especially interesting.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Amazing photography of nature's gifts ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Seagull Steve said...

You. You and your fancy macro lens. Great stuff. Best weevil picture I've seen.

Liz said...

Amazing captures! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ MOT

Katrin said...

Absolutely stunning pictures!

namaki said...

with the close-up, these insects look like sci-fi monsters !

Laura said...

love the sparkle of creature number two!

lina@home sweet home said...

Awesome macro shots. Amazing bugs!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful macros of these tiny creatures.

marit´s,,, said...

Amazing insect images.
Marit.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful bugs, they're very interesting.

Maurizio Riccio said...

Neat and colorful close-ups. Well done!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love taking photos of bugs and other insects! Too cold here now for that so I guess I'll just have to enjoy yours. :))

Sylvia K said...

Don't usually say this about bugs, but yours are beautiful, Jill, either that or your incredible captures! Have a great week!

Fun60 said...

How did you get them to pose for you? excellent bug photos.

Robert Geiss said...

Excellent !



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Lea said...

Excellent photos!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Linda Makiej said...

Really wonderful!! Have a great week!

Genie said...

Amazing macro shots. You captured so much detail. Wonderful photography. genie

Barb said...

These are faces I don't recognize. But I'm glad to make their acquaintance.

Jen said...

I had to pull out my Audubon field guide for insects. My guess is the Texan Long-Legged Fly. Your photo is better than any of the others I saw.

Arija said...

Doesn't it bug you when you can't easily identify those critters? Sorry I'm no help. At present, during our fly strike danger season on our sheep, I don't even want to think of flies. Great shots, thought I wonder that no-one has claimed that colourful guy as a sacred chappie, like the Egyptian scarab beetle.

Joyful said...

Great insect photos.

ladyfi said...

Brilliant shots! And that heading made me laugh.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Our World Tuesday, great images of some fascinating creatures.

Kim Cunningham said...

Awesome captures and great details! Love to see macro of bugs!

Libby said...

NICE! Especially like the acorn weevil!

biobabbler said...

stunning fly and I, personally, think weevils are SO FREAKIN' CUTE! They kill me. Lovely!!

Rambling Woods said...

Maybe I should taste things with my feet and then I wouldn't eat as much. Love all the detail. I post my photos right to BugGuide and people are very prompt in responding to an ID question...Michelle

Linda Kittmer said...

Wow Jill, you've really got up close and personal with these guys. Fantastic shots. I especially love that iridescent green fellow.

Dominic Gendron said...

Very nice serie, lovelly tiny creatures ;)

Karen said...

Great macros Jill! Here's an experiment for you. Rub a clove of garlic on the bottom of your bare foot. See what you taste in about half an hour!