Tag Archives: Invertebrate

Zombie Cicadas and the end of Brood V

A look back on the 2016 Brood V Cicada emergence in northeast Ohio. Includes photos and video of “zombie cicadas”! Continue reading

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Rain Posture in Yellow Garden Spider

Photos and video show how a yellow garden spider changes its behavior in a heavy rain. The spider hangs from its web using its back legs, so it is perpendicular to the ground. This might make the body less of a “target” for raindrops. Continue reading

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Brood V Cicada from Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Here is one of two Brood V Cicadas that I spotted in a parking lot in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, on 19 June 2016. I’ve also recorded this observation in inaturalist. This is the first time I’ve seen these cicadas in … Continue reading

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sucking the blood of frogs

A couple years ago I posted about leeches eating frog eggs. This year I spotted a struggling juvenile green frog floating near the surface of a pond. It was partway through metamorphosis, with all four legs, but also a long … Continue reading

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Favorite Insect Photos from 2015

My favorite insect photos from 2015 include a view inside a Yellowjacket Nest, a Creeping Water Bug clinging upside down on water surface tension, a Robber Fly capturing a bee for lunch, and a Peacock Fly showing off its beautifully-patterned wings. Continue reading

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