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Monday, June 13, 2011

Interesting Island Insects

Over the last week or so, while out looking for whales or birds, I've come across some interesting insects. Here's a sampling....

Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae, introduced to control ragwort
Soldier beetle, Cantharsis rotundicollis

Western tent caterpillar, Malacosoma californica - currently experiencing a big population boom on Vancouver Island, and apparently here as well as there have been a lot of them around

An as yet unidentified dragonfly....my insect book isn't very strong on Odonata...any ideas?
Oregon tiger beetle, Cicindela oregona

1 comment:

DaveOnFidalgo said...

Could this be the dragonfly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Whitetail