- Jul 31, 2007
A recent field trip to collect logs for new lizard cages resulted in a couple birds and my first (probably only) boreid for the year.
It is a flicker. Just not a good shot of one.Is that first bird a flicker? Fairly uncommon invertebrate to see I'd think, pretty cool though considering I hate snow and cold......probably will never find any myself.
The males have hook-like wings that allow the males to hold the female on his back during mating. The are in the order Mecoptera. Snow scorpionfly is one of the common names for them.Boreidae! I've never seen a photo posted online. I thought it was a scorpionfly. Does it have wings?