Monday, June 12, 2006

Costalis in my front yard


Hanging Out
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.

On Saturday, I was shooting photos of insects in my front yard, and I saw what looked like an Epitheca go flitting by and land on a plant. I watched as he flew up again and then perched on a silene stalk. I approached very slowly and eventually was within a foot of him, shooting photos all the while. Satisfied that I got all I needed, I knew I had to catch him as a voucher, since it did look like an Epitheca costalis. Amazing. I just grabbed him with my fingers. That does not happen every day.

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