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Happenings in the insect world
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by Penny 2012 Villanueva
on August 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
What a great photo Rachel took of the Flameskimmer. Now I know the name of those bright orange dragonflies that live by my large pond. I enjoyed the colorful paintings done by the Travis Youth Center kids. Great Job! I am so glad others think bugs are fun, interesting and beneficial.
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on August 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Thank you for your comment. These flameskimmers (Libellula saturata) are beautiful. I'm glad to see that fairs and festivals are focusing on insects!
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on August 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM
Here's a close-up of a flameskimmer that I took in my backyard: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho-tog/6002158988/in/set-72157627032231051
by Heidi Napier
on August 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM
I've seen these flameskimmers in my yard and wondered what they were called. I got a good picture of one; he was patient enough to sit and wait while I ran and got my camera!! Your lovely insect photos have inspired me to try to photograph insects myself. It's not easy.
 
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