My Insects, Moths, etc., by Silberrücken

Silberrücken

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Hi everyone! I am Silberrücken, and am usually in the True Spiders forum. However, I have some goodies to share with all of you here, too! :D

As I stated in my other threads, I am not a professional photographer-some of my pics are not that great. :8o

I DO, however, wish to share my pics, so everyone can see thru my eyes the wonderful world around us. browse thru my links and enjoy! :)

Any thoughts/comments/IDs/corrections welcomed! Thanks to all in advance!

S.

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Tersa Sphinx Moth (Xylophanes tersa)
[also known as Hawkmoths & Hummingbird Moths]-

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9990&id=100001761769919&l=cb95bc34f0

Rosy Maple Moths (Dryocampa rubicunda)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9880&id=100001761769919&l=47d176c591

Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9879&id=100001761769919&l=76f8d9bf35

Pink-spotted Sphinx Moth (Agrius cingulata)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9877&id=100001761769919&l=f554526e01

Mournful Sphinx Moth (Enyo lugubris)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9845&id=100001761769919&l=698dc8432f


These next 3 need ID-

Phorid Fly-

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9846&id=100001761769919&l=f43fbac426

Black & Orange "Stinkbug"???-

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9844&id=100001761769919&l=990c71cb0b

...a Fly that looks like a Wasp that acts like a Fly...??????-

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9821&id=100001761769919&l=93ec936fff

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ZephAmp

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No idea on the true bug, but...
The phorid fly is Megaselia scalaris. I hate them with a passion.
Second fly is a fruit fly Tephritidae.
 

Silberrücken

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ZephAmp- THANK you so much for those 2 ID's! :worship:

Like you, I HATE those Phorids with a passion. They get into everything. :mad: I won't even feed these to my Jumper slings. (Altho it wouln't take 5 minutes to catch 50 Phorids, I just HATE them, LOL) I was curious of their Latin name.

And that Fruit Fly... I never EVER would have thought that was a Fruit Fly! :eek: It was really cool to watch it drink from a drop of water. Everthing about it said "fly", but it's behaviour made me think "Wasp", too. I also thought it odd that it had no stinger or ovipostor, the abdomen was blunt. Could it be that it was a male? All these years in Florida, and I've never seen one... :?

Thank you again ZephAmp, for your time and IDs. :):):) S.
 
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ZephAmp

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ZephAmp- THANK you so much for those 2 ID's! :worship:

Like you, I HATE those Phorids with a passion. They get into everything. :mad: I won't even feed these to my Jumper slings. (Altho it wouln't take 5 minutes to catch 50 Phorids, I just HATE them, LOL) I was curious of their Latin name.

And that Fruit Fly... I never EVER would have thought that was a Fruit Fly! :eek: It was really cool to watch it drink from a drop of water. Everthing about it said "fly", but it's behaviour made me think "Wasp", too. I also thought it odd that it had no stinger or ovipostor, the abdoment was blunt. Could it be that it was a male? All these years in Florida, and I've never seen one... :?

Thank you again ZephAmp, for your time and IDs. :):):) S.
No idea on the fruit fly gender.
Best of luck fighting the phorids... This is my 3rd year locked in combat with them and I think I'm slowly winning. Keep things unnecessarily clean, and, if things get really bad, there is a parasitic wasp that preys on their pupae. I don't know where you can get these from but I'm sure if you really looked into it you could find them; check with greenhouse suppliers.
 

Galapoheros

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Nice pics! The common name for the bug is "Blood-sucking Conenose", I have them here also, they will suck on pinkies lol.
 

Silberrücken

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@ ZephAmp- Oh, I have no probs with the Phorids, as far as infestation... very seldom do I find them in my house or near my spiders (I keep a few Trues). I use traps to catch Bottleflies once a week, and sometimes I can find a few in the traps. :mad: I wish you success in your fight with them tho, as I know how quick they can multiply. I consider myself lucky that they have not infested my house. :)

The Fruit Fly I can't find an exact match for yet-but to know it's a Tephritidae is enough for me. very cool, that one. I am currently working on uploading my vids, and I have a few of it too. :D

@ Galapoheros- Thank you for your kind comments and ID! I had no idea that the True Bug is an Assassin Bug! :eek: (Is my Noobie showing???? :8o ) Triatoma sanguisuga is a blood-sucking... wow... now I'm glad that was at my Sister's house in Central Florida! {D (I'm sure they are here in the NE Florida area too)

My thanks to both of you! :clap::clap::clap: S.
 

ZergFront

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And that Fruit Fly... I never EVER would have thought that was a Fruit Fly! :eek: It was really cool to watch it drink from a drop of water. Everthing about it said "fly", but it's behaviour made me think "Wasp", too. I also thought it odd that it had no stinger or ovipostor, the abdomen was blunt. Could it be that it was a male? All these years in Florida, and I've never seen one... :?

Thank you again ZephAmp, for your time and IDs. :):):) S.
The males of these fruit flies are pretty cool. They do this kind of "dance" with their wings to impress females.
 

Silberrücken

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ZergFront, do you know of some videos that show this? I would be very interested to check that out!

I took some vids of this one, but now I need to find a video hosting site. FB no longer allows linking to videos.... :mad::mad::mad:

Thanks in advance! :)

S.
 
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