Insects July CP

A short trip to Central Park netted these insects. I spotted these at the south end of the lake where there is a wildflower patch and nature trail. The excellent entomologists at www.bugguide.net helped me identify the Drone Fly. The rest I figured out on my own.

Drone Fly (Eristalis arbustorum) female, Central Park 7/26/2017
Drone Fly (Eristalis arbustorum) female, Central Park 7/26/2017
American Snout Butterfly (Libytheana carinenta), Central Park 7/26/2017
American Snout Butterfly (Libytheana carinenta), Central Park 7/26/2017
Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea), Central Park 7/26/2017
Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea), Central Park 7/26/2017
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) male, Central Park 7/26/20
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) male, Central Park 7/26/20
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) female, Central Park 7/26/
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) female, Central Park 7/26/20

22 thoughts on “Insects July CP

  1. Barbara Bryan 2017-07-31 / 6:31 pm

    Thanks Sherry for making insects look so beautiful!

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  2. hintsoflifesite 2017-07-31 / 7:44 pm

    Great clicks Sherry! My favorite is the Eastern Amberwing clicks 🙂

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  3. Vicki 2017-07-31 / 8:54 pm

    Your insect images are beautiful. They have excellent sharp focus so you much have a very steady hand holding your camera 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-08-01 / 6:44 am

      Thanks Vicki. I thank the AF-S Micro Nikkor 105 mm 1:2.5 G ED lens. It works very well hand held with VR on. I love that lens.

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  4. Anne Lazarus 2017-07-31 / 9:49 pm

    An American Snout is a great butterfly. The pictures are so clear and beautiful.

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-08-03 / 9:29 am

      thanks Joshi. It’s the lens plus a little work in post.

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  5. Jet Eliot 2017-08-04 / 10:55 am

    So much wonderful and delicate beauty thriving in Central Park.

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  6. Denzil 2017-08-04 / 1:16 pm

    That’s an incredible snout butterfly Sherry! Never seen anything like that before!

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-08-04 / 1:31 pm

      That was the first time I ever saw one. I identified it by searching for butterfly with a snout. Bing found it right off.

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  7. restlessjo 2017-08-07 / 11:26 am

    Love those diaphanous wings, Sherri 🙂 🙂

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  8. mariannegv 2017-08-08 / 11:28 am

    Very lovely photos. Have a great day!
    Marianne

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