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C. Hedstrom

C. Hedstrom

Corvallis, OR

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C. Hedstrom Termites
Termites commented on by C. Hedstrom จังหวัดชลบุรี, Thailand7 years ago

Looks like a termite. Reproductive members of a colony will fly away from the colony and then shed their wings at a suitable spot. The wings are supposed to come off. I am not sure if they mate before or after the wing detachment. Termites are now considered a part of the cockroach order Blattodea. I can't help you with species ID, but at least I can tell you it's probably a termite. Cool find!

C. Hedstrom Pacific tree frog
Pacific tree frog commented on by C. Hedstrom Oregon, USA7 years ago

Thanks to Pevans01 for the ID

C. Hedstrom nut weevil
nut weevil commented on by C. Hedstrom Oregon, USA7 years ago

Thank you LauranZarate and SukanyaDatta!

C. Hedstrom Green lacewings
Green lacewings commented on by C. Hedstrom Mountain Province, Philippines7 years ago

Beautiful! Looks like a lacewing, Order Neuroptera, Family Chrysopidae. My guess, based on North American species, would be in the genus Chrysopa, but there may be different ones in your region.

C. Hedstrom Stink Bug
Stink Bug commented on by C. Hedstrom Hoquiam, Washington, USA7 years ago

Nice spotting! i'm a big Cosmopepla fan. There is a large population of them on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, OR. You're correct, there is really not a lot of info on C. conspicillaris. Even less on C. integressa! I'm glad to see this spotting and where they are popping up.

C. Hedstrom bold jumping spider
bold jumping spider commented on by C. Hedstrom Corvallis, Oregon, USA7 years ago

The shot and video were taken with natural light in the shade of a house, but on a tripod. I was happy with the quality it relatively low light. The weevil picture that you had commented on earlier was taken with the same camera setup, but handheld in midday diffused sunlight.

C. Hedstrom bold jumping spider
bold jumping spider commented on by C. Hedstrom Corvallis, Oregon, USA7 years ago

I shot this with a Panasonic GX7 with the Olympus Zuiko 60mm Macro. I'm really happy with it. I was using a Nikon D5100 with the Nikon 40mm macro and I liked it, but the portability and video quality of the GX7 makes me (want to) take it everywhere.

C. Hedstrom nut weevil
nut weevil commented on by C. Hedstrom Oregon, USA7 years ago

Thank you, LuckyLogan!

C. Hedstrom Acorn Weevil
Acorn Weevil commented on by C. Hedstrom Ontario, Canada7 years ago

nice pic showing off the impressive rostrum!

C. Hedstrom Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug commented on by C. Hedstrom Titusville, Florida, USA7 years ago

This is a case of a predator eating another predator! This stink bug looks more like a Podisus sp. a common predatory stink bug (although I am unsure of the species). The point on the shoulders and the thick beak or rostrum suggests that it's a predatory stink bug. Although it looks VERY similar, BMSB is wider and has distinctive white bands on the antennae. They are often mistaken for Halyomorpha halys.

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