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Stone Zoo BugBlitz 2015

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A bunch of the insects and other animals we saw at last week's bugblitz at Stone Zoo didn't make it into the 280 days of Urbpandemonium project. This nondescript crane fly deserves its own post, but I've no idea what it is beyond infraorder Tipulamorpha. Lovely and perfectly harmless, like most insects.



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We had a couple really nice looking mayflies too, what with the big water nearby.

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Speaking of water, caddisflies are famous for their industrious aquatic larvae, not for their mothlike larvae.

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Some of the evening's action took place below floodlights on the zoo buildings. This house centipede has caught a daddy long legs (order opiniones) and stayed eating it long enough for a few of us to photograph it.

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I feel like it's probably good luck to leave one moth completely unidentified.

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Not all visitors to the sheet are moths and mayflies. Here's a Harmonia axyridis ladybeetle.

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Sometimes the insects get so close to the lights that they are actually between the bulb and the protective sleeve, like this unidentified fly.

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