The Bug Geek

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The view from my front porch at midnight

6 responses to “The view from my front porch at midnight

  1. Morgan Jackson June 30, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    Jealous! Sounds like an awesome field season so far and I can’t wait to read more! The insects you’re bringing in has got to be super interesting! Can’t wait to hear some more about them hopefully!

    • TGIQ June 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM

      I’m just starting to get a feel for the fauna up here; I serviced my traps for the first time on Monday. I will say that there are some GORGEOUS Carabids up here (I’ll try to get a pic of the best ones so far, pinned…my fave is Carabus veitinghoffii, just STUNNING), enormous bumblebees, and with all the mosquitos, it’s a dipterists’ heaven. (I’m getting quite good at pinning the little guys, too!) One thing I’ve seen that surprises me is grasshoppers and leafhopper nymphs; I’m not sure why but I wasn’t expecting those!

  2. jason June 30, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    OK, that’s pretty doggone beautiful. I’m envious.

  3. Susannah July 1, 2010 at 1:05 AM

    Wow! How do you ever close the door and go to sleep?

    • TGIQ July 1, 2010 at 10:13 AM

      It’s very hard, actually, my sleep patterns are COMPLETELY messed up…I’m up reaaaaally late, very often mucking around in ponds at the back of town at 1 a.m.+

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