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Picture-Winged Fly

(Delphinia picta) Indiana, USA – June 2020 This strikingly marked fly is a member of the jewel fly family (Ulidiidae) and is distributed primarily in the eastern and…

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta) Indiana, USA – May 2020 This old campaigner has already lost parts of his hind wings in the course of his life and therefore looks quite…

Downy Woodpecker II

(Dryobates pubescens) Indiana, USA – July 2020 In a previous post, I had shown photos of a Downy Woodpecker raising a young bird. Unfortunately, the birds were quite…

Cat Bird

(Dumetella carolinensis) Indiana, USA – May 2020 Mockingbirds, native to North America, are known for imitating sounds foreign to their species and incorporating them into their song. The…

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius) Indiana, USA – June 2020 In North America, the American Robin is what the blackbird is in Europe. It has a similar appearance, similar behavior, is…

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis) Indiana, USA – June 2020 The probably most striking bird in North America is the Northern Cardinal with its bright red plumage. The female is much…

Downy Woodpecker

(Dryobates pubescens) Indiana, USA – May 2020 The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America and grows to about the size of a sparrow. It gets…

Common Eastern Bumblebee

(Bombus impatiens) Indiana, USA – April 2020 After a rather cold night I had the opportunity for a small photo session with this somewhat hypothermic bumblebee. It was…

Black-bordered Lemon Moth

(Marimatha nigrofimbria) Indiana, USA – October 2019 This small and rather inconspicuous moth caught my attention last autumn. It sat motionless at the top of a blade of…

Red-spotted Purple Admiral

(Limenitis arthemis) Indiana, USA – August 2019 This magnificent butterfly is a good example of mimicry. The butterfly imitates a poisonous swallowtail (Battus philenor) in shape and colour…

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

(Diabrotica undecimpunctata) Indiana, USA – August 2019 Native to North America, this photogenic beetle is a feared crop pest that loves to attack cucumbers, pumpkins and melons. It…

Japanese Beetles at Love Play

(Popillia japonica) Indiana, USA – July 2019 These pretty beetles come from Japan and were introduced to North America about one hundred years ago. Due to the lack…