Thursday, August 28, 2008

European Paper Wasp - Polistes dominula

Saw one of these today at the to hold it more then once it was amazing. It was a male. I had to save the poor thing from drowning but it was always heading back for the water.

Apparently it liked the water. Also saw these:

Cabbage White
Dragonfly of some sort

Seeing all of them made my day. And I learned something too. No true yellow jacket has orange antennae. And this "yellow jacket" had orange antennae.

Never knew that! Thanks Bugguide!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blue Admiral - Kaniska canace

One of my favorites.

In Japanese it's "ルリタテハ" - Ruritateha. There are other races of it too. The one in the photo is the Japanese race K. c. no-japonicum.

Wikipedia also has more pics and tons of info. This is for Raito.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Handsome Trig - Phyllopalpus pulchellus

Ironically this was in the latest issue of Ranger Rick and I had to find out more about them. So I Googled them.

Picture from Bugguide. And the info. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Japanese Emperor - Sasakia charonda


There's so much on these but I think that this is one of the best sites I've found that has decent info on the butterfly ( no offense Wikipedia but you're not always reliable ).

Has pics too along with some kick ass close ups:

Click here you know you want too

God bless that site. Again this is for Raito. Also the photo is from the results from Googling the beauty. And it's funny how they call them the Japanese Emperor when it has the colors of our flag!

They should rename it! :P

This was posted on August 26 2008. Ignore the date on the post it's a fill in.

Thank you!