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Old Jun 14, 2009, 8:36 PM   #1
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Not sure what all of these are, from Loxahatchee on Friday.

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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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Good pictures. I have had good luck with this lens in the close-up mode, too.

I haven't found the wasps (haven't looked yet) or surprisingly the skimmer, which looks distinctive enough, but the scarab is a Flower Beetle Trigonopeltastes delta - very distinctive.

Edit: The first wasp may be a Digger Wasp Scolia dubia , and the second some kind of Potter or Mason Wasp (can't find the exact one).

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Old Jun 15, 2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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The 2nd shot is my favourite, all very good though.

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Old Jun 15, 2009, 6:50 AM   #4
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great shots,
got that lens a few years ago, and still like it to much to sell it.
I'm doubting between 2 and 3 as my fav.

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All are excellent. I think I like the last two best, because of the level of detail both on the insect and the flower. Very nice work with a shallow DOF.

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No 2 is my Favorite. Only because it's the only one that I would let land on me. Looks like he's been in a couple of accidents. All the shots are nice.

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Yep, #1 Scoliid Wasp - Scolia nobilitata
#2 is an Amber wing Dragonfly
#3 is an Adult potter wasp, Eumenes fraternus Say.
#4 Delta Flower Scarab Trigonopeltastes delta

Great shots Ed!
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Yep, #1 Scoliid Wasp - Scolia nobilitata
#2 is an Amber wing Dragonfly
#3 is an Adult potter wasp, Eumenes fraternus Say.
#4 Delta Flower Scarab Trigonopeltastes delta
Great shots Ed!
GW, we always learn something when we look for things. You are right on the Dragonfly and beetle, but I doubt you can tell the wasps apart without a program (a taxonomic key) - there are quite a few related ones. Scolia nobilis has four large yellow spots on the abdomen (so it is not likely to be that one) and S. dubia only two, but there are others in the genus and there can always be some variation (by sex as well as individually). The second wasp is more likely a Mason wasp than a Potter wasp, but they are closely related and there are a number of them.
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GW, we always learn something when we look for things. You are right on the Dragonfly and beetle, but I doubt you can tell the wasps apart without a program (a taxonomic key) - there are quite a few related ones. Scolia nobilis has four large yellow spots on the abdomen (so it is not likely to be that one) and S. dubia only two, but there are others in the genus and there can always be some variation (by sex as well as individually). The second wasp is more likely a Mason wasp than a Potter wasp, but they are closely related and there are a number of them.
Well Pen, I sure won't argue with you. you're a lot more educated in this field than I am! (that's an understatement) I suppose that's the problem with doing my own research on the internet, I looked these up last year when I took similar photos of what I think (or thought) were the same species and came to the conclusion I had them identified. I think from now on I'll just humbly let you do the ID-ing, it's safer.
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