Wednesday, May 31, 2006

More Insects

This Ladybird Beetle (aka Ladybug) only had spots on the back part of its elytron (front wing).



I thought it was early for Monarchs to be back here in Ontario, but we have been seeing them for over a week now.



Églantine caught this Spreadwing Damselfly by our pond. I'm not sure if its a Common or a Slender Spreadwing. Any ideas?

7 comments:

harmonyinline said...

Fantastic insect photos!

Pam in Tucson said...

More wonderful closeups. Such exquisite detail and vivid colours. I haven't studied insects; you and Eglantine are tempting me in that direction.

Endment said...

Wonderful photos as always.

travel plaza said...

Great pictures!

Ontario Wanderer said...

Thanks to all for all the positive comments.

Pam, I look forward to your new photos on Arizona insects. They are generally easier than birds and often just as colourful.

threecollie said...

I come to your blog whenever i have a minute to just sigh and relax over the beauty of it all. Wonderful.

bev said...

Beautiful insect photos. Your lady beetle looks much like the Five-spotted lady beetle (Hippodamia quinquesignata) which is a native species, but it does differ just a little. It's probably another of the native species, but I can't tell you which one as there are so many. Not sure about your spreadwing damselfly either. If the wings were a bit honey-coloured, it could be the Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus). Unfortunately, damselflies are usually difficult to ID from a photo. We saw our first Monarch of the season out in the yard last Friday in late afternoon.