Just a silly little graphic I made for a friend coordinating a blood drive … with the idea that a sticker might be made for donors: I also wrote a silly little blurb, though I’m sure the math could be … Continue reading
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Three more photographs from my trip to Oregon, for those who like robber flies. I just love these beasties.
Two rather large (almost 2″) robber flies mating on rabbitbrush in Madras, Oregon. Male has a longhorn beetle (perhaps Crossidius hirtipes?) as a nuptial gift. I don’t know the species, unfortunately.
In my years looking closely at mantids eating other insects, I’ve never seen flies getting in on the action like a wake of vultures. In other frames (not shown), flies are crawling all over the mantid’s eyes. I don’t think … Continue reading