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Fly ID - Merodon equestris - female
Fly ID - Merodon equestris - Female
Pickering, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
June 16, 2006
Size: 1/2 inch app.
Is this a Syrphid Fly?

Larinioides? - Larinioides cornutus
Larinioides? - Larinioides cornutus
Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah, USA
June 11, 2006
In checking with the guide under Orb Weavers, this seems to be Larinioides. Any other ideas?
Is it transparent looking because it's getting ready to molt or is it newly hatched?

Fly with Red Face - Zodion
Fly with Red Face - Zodion
Pickering, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
June 15, 2006
Size: 1/2 inch app.
This pic is a little soft but I hope someone can ID it for me.

Moth - Crambus
Moth - Crambus
Pickering, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
June 15, 2006
Size: 1/2 inch app.
These little moths seem to be everywhere in the grass at present. I would appreciate any help with ID.

Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar - Hypercompe scribonia
Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar - Hypercompe scribonia
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
June 15, 2006

Sphagnum Sprite ??? - Nehalennia gracilis - male
Sphagnum Sprite ??? - Nehalennia gracilis - Male
Pideon Swamp, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
June 14, 2006
Size: ~1 inch
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
Based on a couple of guide books, I've tentatively identified this damsel as a male Sphagnum Sprite.

Fly 3 - Aphoebantus interruptus - Aphoebantus - female
Fly 3 - Aphoebantus interruptus - Aphoebantus - Female
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
June 17, 2006
I'm making three posts, since the flies are different individuals and also may be different species.

Fly 2 - that hang-dog look - Toxophora pellucida
Fly 2 - that hang-dog look - Toxophora pellucida
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
June 17, 2006
I'm making three posts, since the flies are different individuals and also may be different species.

This one acted different than the others, with the rather odd perching posture shown here being typical for it.

Fly 1 - Aphoebantus interruptus - male
Fly 1 - Aphoebantus interruptus - Male
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
June 17, 2006
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Fly 1 - Aphoebantus interruptus - male
Fly 1 - Aphoebantus interruptus - Male
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
June 17, 2006
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
I'm making three posts, since the flies are different individuals and also may be different species.