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More Flying Flies

I found a pair of   Four-spotted Aphid Flies (Dioprosopa clavata) in  a mating flight at a pond near the intersection of Marion and Ponce De Leon Blvd in Punta Gorda.  It’s actually a nectar eater as an adult but … Continue reading

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Catching a fly flying

This is a Dolichopodidae, also known as a Long-legged Fly.  There are over 137 species of them in Florida and  18 of those have only been found here.  They are very small.  Less than a 1/4 inch and even less … Continue reading

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Sub Rosa

I was looking at one of our roses yesterday and discovered a flower spider (Thomisadae) hiding in a rose.  These maintain an anchor line but don’t spin a web to capture prey as other spiders do.  It lurks between the … Continue reading

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Thomisadae – Crab Spiders

The comment on the post below, from Chatou11, reminded of how much I enjoy finding and watching the Thomisadae which are one of the spider species commonly referred to as Crab Spiders or Flower Crab Spiders because of their hunting … Continue reading

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Long-legged Flies – Dolichopodidae

These flies are very, very common all over the world. There are about 7000 different species so, I have no idea which these particular flies are from. I do know that I see them often but they are difficult to … Continue reading

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A walk on the Old Datsun Trail

Today I went down to a state park that I have intended to go to for a long time. It’s the Charlotte Harbor Preserve .  The preserve has several locations on both sides of the Harbor but the locations I went … Continue reading

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A little bitty frog

I went out to the southern end of Oilwell Grade at Babcock Webb the other day. Recent rains had raised the water level a lot and my usual walking path was pretty muddy. Since I was wearing shorts and low … Continue reading

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