Northwest Wildlife – Insect Update July 23, 2018 – June Beetles

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Moth Mystery

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Quick Guide to Common Western Wasps

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Wig in Your Ear or Ear in Your Wig?

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Polyphemus Moth

Named after the one eyed giant in Greek mythology the Polyphemus Moth is just about the most beautiful moth in our area. They range from here into the Midwest and likely beyond. They spread those four inch plus wings to reveal not just one eye but four; often enough to startle a would be predator. […]

Camp Murray Honey Bees

I was strolling along a walkway/running track in Camp Murray, Washington a while ago and noticed a very hard not to notice warning about a bee hive. Naturally I was prompted to take a closer look. It was a hive of honey bees, and a fairly new one judging by the furious activity going on. […]

Northwest Wildlife – Things You Don’t See

There are many species of wildlife, generally the smaller varieties, that exist all around in great numbers but we just never get to see them due to their life style and habitats. Here are a couple of examples: /*===== general options =========*/ a { box-shadow: none !important; } .view *, .album_categories *, .album_back_button *, #album_disabled_layer […]

DIPLURANS – PRIMITIVE and Mysterious

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A Bit of Arkansas Wildlife

My travels often take me out beyond the scope of Northwest Wildlife but my camera is always ready. Here’s a few shots I managed on a fairly cold day in Arkansas. I had to turn over a lot of logs and rocks but the effort was worthwhile. Especially gratifying was the little five lined skink […]

Insect Choppers

Just because everyone’s eating and chomping down this holiday:

Termites display the difference between workers and soldiers; the western harvester ant shows off its chopper – and believe me they pack a wallop.

HOOAH

Jack

 

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