August 31: The University of Idaho Arboretum

Yesterday I visited the arboretum at the University of Idaho. It is a very buggy place.

I took hundreds of photos, ending up with 29 iNat observations from 24 taxa with 11 life list firsts. (New Taxa List Total: 711)

I was especially pleased to find my first member of the Conopidae familiy, Physocephala texana -- or at least that's what I think it is. (I'm waiting for confirmation on this) When I first looked at its photos I thought it was a wasp of some kind, but I couldn't find one that looked like it. Finally I realized that I had been fooled by a fly's disguise. Evolution makes some damned good costumes!

Another one that almost fooled me was Cylindromyia, a tachinid fly that mimics a wasp with a black and red abdomen.

It's a great place to go iNatting, and I'll be back there often in the days ahead.

Publicado por swells swells, 01 de septiembre de 2016

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 12:57 PM HST

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Female

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Barrenador de la Falsa Acacia (Megacyllene robiniae)

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 12:14 PM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 02:35 PM HST

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Mariposas Azufre (Género Colias)

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 11:43 AM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 12:37 PM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 01:18 PM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 02:15 PM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 02:40 PM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 02:59 PM HST

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 03:03 PM HST

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Mosca Zángano Europea (Eristalis tenax)

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swells

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Agosto 31, 2016 03:12 PM HST

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