Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Flying things at Sandpiper/Grimes Ponds, Sept. 29,2008

Spotted Spreadwing mating pair

Striped Meadowhawk pair ovipositing. This species oviposits in tandom and often in groups within a small area.

A pair of Striped Meadowhawks ovipositing and a pair mating. They commonly oviposit in grassy areas that will later be flooded by winter rains.

Tule Bluet male

A solitary wasp (~3/4" long). This one, a Great Golden Digger Wasp, feeds on nector. The female digs burrows and provisions chambers with insects such as grasshopper and Katydids. Insects are stung and placed in chambers where a single egg is laid.

Our largest damselfly in Oregon, a male California Spreadwing.

A mating pair of California Spreadwings.

Its been a boom year in the Cascades for the California Tortoiseshell.

Greater Yellowlegs

1 comment:

Windy said...

WOW!!! These are so great! Thank you for posting Cary.