Little Beasties

Yesterday, walking around the old cranberry bogs had Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area, a few items were unusual. The lack of bird species plus the strength of the wind. The lack of birds didn’t mean there were not subjects to photograph. There were multiple instances of insects observed. The major difficulty in photographing the insects was the force of the wind. Trying to keep an insect in focus, which was perched on a grass stem while the wind was blowing.

I photographed grasses, blowing in the wind and was able to stop some of the motion at 1/1000th second.

Grasses blowing in the wind

I am always happy when I shoot a new species of an insect. We found a moth, flitting around, and identified as a Spinose Flower Moth – Schinia spinosae. After a Google search, I learned that there is not much information about this moth except that is best seen during the flight season which is early September.

Spinose Flower Moth – Schinia spinosae
Spinose Flower Moth – Schinia spinosae

Other insects found was my first of the year praying mantis, along with American coppers and a large moderate dragonfly, which I am waiting for identification.

Dragonfly
American Copper – Lycaena phlaeas
American Copper – Lycaena phlaeas

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