Friday, March 11, 2005

Illustrated, at last!

Stylurus laurae

Susan Fawcett, the student that is illustrating some of the Odonata larvae for me, is doing a great job. Her skills and enthusiasm are great assets, and I believe her work will be very helpful as I start using some of the images on the web for our Odonata larval key, and later on, these images may also be used in the MOS publications that result from our survey.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Dining Out

Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.

This Calopteryx maculata female was feeding on small flies near the River raisin in SW Washtenaw Co. in June 2003. I followd her around and shot several frames before she flew off and I could not take the mosquitoes any longer.

With the lengthy stay of the chill of winter, when I look at shots like this, I recall how nice it will be to feel warmth and see green, mosquitoes and all.