Tag Archives: Invertebrate

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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A glimpse inside a yellowjacket wasp nest

Peel back the outside layers of a yellowjacket wasp nest, and see what it looks like inside. Eggs, larvae, and pupae are packed away in little cells. An adult can be see as it just begins to emerge from its pupa. Continue reading

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