Our Local Crambus: The Grass-veneer Moths…

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This collection of images shows 10 or 11 different species of Grass-veneer Moths (in the genus Crambus) that I’ve photographed in northeastern North Dakota.  There are certainly other species to be found here, and I hope to find and photograph more Crambus species this summer, 2014.  Take a look at pages 146-151 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

Moth Book

or click on the link below (that shows images of Crambus archived on the Moth Photographers Guide, and then compare these with images shown above.  How many different Crambus species can you find?

Link to Crambus on the MPG: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=12.2&page=2&size=s&sort=h

Some Lacewings, Mantisflies and Fishflies…

I wandered around northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota collecting selected common video-images of Lacewings, Mantisflies and Fishflies a few years back.  These images are archive below with the hope that they may one day be useful to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Chrysopidae  or Green Lacewings

Chrysopa oculata: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf3QNrX7k40

Chrysoperla: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckQA86JxnnQ

Hemerobiidae or Brown Lacewings

Hemerobius humulius: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkta1F__z8g

Sympherobius: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ATejzVPVM

Mantispidae or Mantisflies

Climaciella (Brown Mantidfly): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY6UUZ-f5nk

Cordalidae or Dobsonflies and Fishflies

Chauliodes rasticornis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6AWf9vac0g

Some Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets…

I wandered around northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota a few years ago collecting video-images of selected common Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets.  These images are archived below with the hope that they may be of some value or interest to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Acrididae or Grasshoppers

Arphia sulphurea (Sulphur-winged Grasshopper): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQlwxIGSUk

Dissosteria carolina (Carolina Grasshopper): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRbKdkeSX24

Melanoplus bivattatus (Two-striped Grasshopper): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0WQMRGp-Qc

Melanoplus  or Katydids

Amblycorypha parvipennis (Round-winged Katydid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyRqRQhDWqU

Conocephalus fasciatus (Slender Meadow Katydid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhBqSpBRw9k

Conocephalus nigropleurum (Black-sided Meadow Katydid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8oCV2LpCSo

Scudderia (Scudder’s Bush Katydid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC7D4UrMO98

Orchelimum gladiator (Greater Meadow Katydid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7bBEkApqpY

Gryllidae or Crickets

Allonemobius (Robust-Ground Cricket): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM_1LlKmooI

Gryllus (Field Cricket): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEYeM4bVGGA

Oecanthus nigricornus (Black-horned Tree Cricket): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t57-ddRHpqY

 

Gall Wasps, Sawflies, Gall Midges and Scales…

A few years ago I wandered around northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota collecting images of selected common Gall Wasps, Sawflies, Gall Midges, and Tortoise Scales.  These images are collected and archived below with the hope that they may one day be useful to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Cynipidae or Gall Wasps

Besbicus mirabilis (Western Speckled Oak Gall): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ5Cwk5CJ-Y

Neuroterus saltatorius (Jumping Oak Gall): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTBeTkwpNrk

Tenthredinidae or Sawflies

Nematus ribesii (Currant Sawfly Larva): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSRBK0tZODY

Periclista (Sawfly Larva): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De6mf2kKIM8

Pontania (Willow Leaf Gall): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVCDmKjZT80

Tenthredo varipicta (Sawfly Adult): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcYFSKtOLy4

Tethida barda (Black-headed Ash Sawfly Adult): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hT4Al63Irg

Cecidomyiidae or Gall Midges

Continaria negundinis (Gouty Veingall Midge Larva): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yetDOPxrlKg

Coccidae or Tortoise Scales

Pulvinaria (Cottony Scale): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UMBX83zjzA

 

Common Spiders…

A few years ago I collected video-images of selected common spiders found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  I’m archiving those images here with the hope that they may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Theridiidae or Cobweb Weavers

Crustulina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBGkponXPOU

Steatodahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WdliM29kI

Linyphiidae or Sheetweb Spiders

Certicelus (Dwarf Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5qkN1jaww

Frontella communis (Bowl and Doily Weaver):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDXsMhr4V4

Hypselistes florens (Splendid Dwarf Spider):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IrxLYXpW_o

Microlinyphia mandibulata (Ant Mimic Spider):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaSb6xAYyE4

Neriene radiate (Filmy Dome Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2sOHIMgaBc

Araneidae or Orbweavers

Araniella displicata (Six-spotted Orbweaver):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwQ47Oh43QE

Argiope aurantia (Yellow Garden Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFfq-XvDS7I

Araneus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumq08V8Pew

Tetragnathidae or Long-jawed Orbweavers

Tetragnatha (Mating): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B-e8aaPztg

Tetragnatha (Hunting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyr8nR8XQAA

Tetragnatha (Horizontal Web): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yP8zBnjaTs

Pisauridae or Nursery Web Spiders

Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0v9c4qcGU

Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider): http://bugguide.net/node/view/509604

Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo00LMWvC10

Lycosidae or Wolf Spiders

Trochosa terricolahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBr3wpaM1q0

Agelenidae or Funnel Weavers

Agelenopsis (Grass Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CjWnsUjT5I

Thomisidae or Crab Spiders

Bassaniana utahensishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap0TpOZw4BA

 Misumena vatia (Goldenrod Crab Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLAGUdhjC-s

Misumenoides (White-banded Crab Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys5_BN0BQ5A

Xysticus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdtc_N7MFZc

Philodromidae or Running Crab Spiders

Philodromus (Inconspicuous Running Crab Spider):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbGoNqYFfFU

Salticidae or Jumping Spiders

Eris militaris (Bronze Jumping Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_TofTBW0A

Phidippus (Bold Jumping Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf57tj0evSg

Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumping Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbcTn6lm4Ys

Dictynidae or Meshweb Weavers

Dictyna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwnBL6XzBtQ

Common Mayflies, Caddisflies and Stoneflies…

Below you’ll find video-images of selected common local Mayflies, Caddisflies, and Stoneflies found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  I’m archiving these images here with the hope that they may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

EPHEMEROPTERA (MAYFLIES)

Baetidae or Small Minnow Mayflies

Callibaetis skokianushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pgkrNwa1E

Leptophlebiidae or Prong-gill Mayflies

Leptophlebiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrqzPSvhw04

Heptageniidae or Flat-headed Mayflies

Epeorushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdlWO67o-PQ

Maccaffertiumhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6B4vKUd4ts

Ephemeridae or Common Burrowing Mayflies

Hexagenia limbatahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NETADDEue6k

Palingeniidae or Riverbed Burrowing Mayflies

Pentagenia vittigarahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV2EQF9ljyk

Siphlonuridae or Primitive Minnow Mayflies

Siphlonurushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHGjHc_nIfM

Isonychidae or Brush-legged Mayflies

Isonychiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0axBhexTs

TRICHOPTERA (CADDISFLIES)

Hydropsyhidae or Net-spinning Caddisflies

Cheumatopsyche analishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h5tVIEJfV0

Phyganeidae or Large Caddisflies

Agrypnia glacialis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXENLtQQg5Y

Phryganeahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H71Z_Fmru_A

Ptilostomishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udHtPcy0jyM

Limnephilidae or Northern Caddisflies

Hesperophylaxhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhRQshxlZ84

Limnephilushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOoRd-_jAGo

Platycentropus radiatushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5iIzQkmiKk

Pycnopsychehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO0TQqJySlw

Leptoceridae or Long-horned Caddisflies

Leptocerushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMF3lS6o4-s

Nectopsychehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4H0-919Pf0

Triaenodes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8fmppPTZfc

PLECOPTERA (STONEFLIES)

Perlidae or Common Stoneflies

Acroneuriahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWr-8RjyQxs

Perloidae or Predatory Stoneflies

Isoperlahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4iAqwwBI4U

Some Common True Bugs…

Below you’ll find a short collection of video-images for several examples of common true bugs found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  I’m hopeful that these images may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Lygaeidae or Seed Bugs

Lygaeus kalmii (Small Milkweed Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz4vPnUPRSY

Oncopeltus fasciatus (Large Milkweed Bug Nymphs): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhKgQ3cfzc

Rhopalidae or Scentless Plant Bugs

Boisea trivittata (Eastern Box Elder Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZz3TCAPG-A

Aradidae or Flat Bugs

Aradus quadrilineatus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHUVuhY5ZQw

Coreidae or Leaf-footed Bugs

Euthochtha galeator (Helmeted Squash Bug Nymph) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okroxl2xOJ8

Alydidae or Broad-headed Bugs

Megalotomus quinquespinosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37dbF_xy08

Pentatomidae or Stink Bugs

Cosmopepla linteriana (Twice-stabbed Stink Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU_LzDA2nXc

Euschistus servus (Brown Stink Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H81rhoCxEXY

Podisus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noXrGvPzLJs

Miridae or Plant Bugs

Adelphocoris lineolatus (Alfalfa Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvDSQ6T7LM

Lopidea (Red Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPus1pLwEE

Metriorrhynchomirus (Black Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kpcn7oVXg0

Poecilocapsus (Four-lined Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLlCiBa2wA

Stenodema (Brown Plant Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgmqhL34g4I

Trigonotylus caelestialium (Rice Leaf Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZHtC4QNH6Q

Tingidae or Lace Bugs

Corythuca arcuata (Oak Lace Bug):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeF05QkMVv0

Nabidae or Damsel Bugs

Nabis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEQR-otCF7k

Reduviidae or Assassin and Ambush Bugs

Phymata (Jagged Ambush Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBGYYehOHtw

Pygolampis pectoralis (Assassin Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CQKRHmz-6I

Reduvius personatus (Masked Hunter): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ORQHVG5e0A

Sinea diadema (Spined Assassin Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Uy-iZzbsQ

Zelus luridus (Assassin Bug): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4EuSmUSsfU

 Membracidae or Treehoppers

Entylia carinatahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRgcNouqs8I

Ceresa diceroshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPfTxJQ9NNk

Ceresa taurinahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOABOZl5ukE

Publica concavahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rfQZtldvu0

Cicadellidae or Leafhoppers

Deltocephalus fuscinervosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB1xKQOFD_4

Draeculacephala: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09AwvM-yHfM

Graphocephala cocciniahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEfdzhdXGNg

Paramesus majorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq21Dzd7c6U

Cercopidae or Spittlebugs

Philaenus spumariushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhoZe87LjLA

Aphididae or Aphids

Erisoma (Woolly Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwktxofmIq0

Mordwilkoja (Poplar Vagabon-gall Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe91CT4u4To

Pemphigus (Poplar Petiole-gall Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXL239RrLYg

Uroleucon (Red Aphid): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFklwnZ7aqM

Some Common Beetles…

A few years ago collected video-images of common beetles found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  Perhaps these images, which I’ll archive here, may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy! 

Carabidae or Ground Beetles

Brachinus (Bombardier Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3diz3Yca0g

Callisthenes calidus (Fiery Hunter): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdKIXbXDA6Y

Carabus serratus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idMQ2hMLaHA

Cicindela duodecemguttata (Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stV0HelWT0k

Cicindela repanda (Bronzed Tiger Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–CUHwyeyz4

Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMbbeISj7DU

Pterostichus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6cElsVOG-Y

Scarabaeidae or Scarab Beetles

Dichelonyx (Small May Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgOlKqqFtGs

Onythophagus hecate (Scooped Scarab Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCt61eEHWUk

Osmoderma subplanata: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_ylPBDQbk

Phyllophaga (Large May Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WP2RFDIywE

Popillia japonica (Japanese Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARfBnZ98ThY

Trichiotinus piger (Bee-like Flower Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bv6hEvMLn0

Lucanidae or Stag Beetles

Platycerus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA48Qy1iS9w

Coccinellidae or Lady Beetles

Adalia bipunctata (Two-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5DlyrdkOfM

Anatis labiculata (Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sgmKL1Ya34

Coccinella septempunctata (Seven-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDpjMFKpIw

Cycloneda munda (Polished Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWoS_brO16g

Harmonia axyridis (Asian Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEIrpPYr3Sk

Hippodamia convergens (Convergent Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE97R2A1QLg

Hippodamia moesta (Sorrowful Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-zgtklASHU

Hippodamia parenthesis (Parenthesis Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlDyXOjHz7Y

Hippodamia tredecmpunctata (Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVcpFD5QEkA

Meloidae or Blister Beetles

Epicauta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USH7LwHAHBw

Lytta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqNeg0Hu8k

Meloe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lHSGdnAxFI

Pyrochroidae  or Fire-colored Beetles

Pedilus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b2wp3xvaLw

Cleridae or Checkered Beetles

Trichodes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-NYwif8qBM

Dermestidae or Skin and Carpet Beetles

Dermestes lardarius: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyOPcejF63U

Curculionidae or True Weevils

Curculio(Acorn Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ_bON7IuV4

Listronotus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhNquqsb6F8

Polydrusus impressifrons (Broad-nosed Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpAwlAEdnjQ

Rhyssomatus lineaticollis (Milkweed Stem Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwiYlu_e2O8

Sciaphilus (Broad-nosed Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYu4pLRhlc

Brentidae or Straight-snouted Weevils

Arrhenodes minutus (Oak Timberworm Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIO998hemvs

 Chrysomelidae or Leaf Beetles

Anomoea aticlavia (Clay-colored Leaf Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DEttl6SIlY

Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujx0M0JFeDs

Diabrotica (Spotted Cucumber Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ZAG_tWUWA

Labidomera clivicollis (Milkweed Swamp Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsS7YWjRqmQ

Leptinotarsa desemlineata (Colorado Potato Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0aVq0Pn_x4

Trirhabda (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle, Larva): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY551PCsxsw

Nitidulidae or Sap Beetles

Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Four-spotted Sap Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoSdvX4ClY

Lampyridae or Fireflies

Ellychnia corrusca (Diurnal Firefly): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wdfASJdcWI

Lucidota atra (Black Firefly): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwb214QZTlU

Photuris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBHqRt10qd8

Pyractomena borealis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnA_KasV0UQ

Cantharidae or Soldier Beetles

Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Goldenrod Soldier Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeSqOqcQr0

Malthacus piniphilus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ljgHMj6xg

Podabrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsXPNf0vhI

Cerambycidae or Long-horned Beetles

Astylopsis sexguttata (Flat-faced Long-horn beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXs0lt_z44

Bellamira: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMtIrUunzwY

Clytus ruricola (Round-necked Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMvOfZvcXvk

Cyrtophorus verrucosus Round-necked Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cq6XFfKtcM

Hyperplatys aspersa (Spotted Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vcI5v_6_o

Leptura: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnZ279ZlIOg

Lepturopsis (Flower Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMoLfSntzkQ

Monochamus scutellatus (White-spotted Sawyer Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHD4tffV6dY

Neoclytus (Red-headed Ash Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RUepYXoYps

Neandra brunnea (Pole Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRsyLIEdqg0

Stenocorus schaumii (Flower Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b_pUz83aPI

Stranglalepta abbreviate (Flower Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XTQ9M10sZk

Tetraopes femoratus (Milkweed Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qzoQMI3uUM

Trigonarthis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z__Mckg5J8M

Typocerus velutinus (Banded Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6rjDQe6N9Y

Xylotrechus sagittatus (Arrowhead Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FtXLVzT48c

 Buprestidae or Metallic Woodborers

Agrilus cyanescens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIQTxMJQzxs

Brachys aerosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otG51enkj8c

Dicerca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtKvf3pAnZk

Elateridae or Click Beetles

Agriotes fucosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnH0eof-ZI0

Ampedus (Black-tailed Click Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JvSb5aFvSA

Melanotus similis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Tuy6YPDt4

Silphidae or Carrion Beetles

Necrodes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_PLRip1PXc

Necrophila americana (American Carrion Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmwQ2n0fd5E

Nicrophorus orbicollis (Burying Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4enMeb9SXFw

Nicrophorus tomentosus (Burying Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU4Cocogmh8

Oiceoptoma novaboracense (Margined Carrion Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezyNklg-krw

Staphylinidae or Rove Beetles

Philonthus caeruleipennis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65XHkEyasCU

 

Some Common Aquatic Bugs and Aquatic Beetles…

A few years back I spent some ‘field-time’ collecting video-images of selected aquatic bugs and beetles found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  Thinking that these video-images may be of some educational use to other local naturalist, I’ll archive them here.  Enjoy! 

Belostomatidae or Giant Water Bugs

Lethocerus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RT32RmDx0

Nepidae or Water Scorpions

Ranatra fusca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UriLq3Gri4M

Notonectidae or Backswimmers

Notonectahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNXn03SEFI

Corixidae or Water Boatmen

Hesperocorixa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hQ5AY_ERNg

Gerridae or Water Striders

Gerrishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbhj34MLjP8

Dytiscidae or Predaceous Diving Beetles

Acilus mediatus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CShEzgBmGk

Cybister fimbriolatus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFIMulq-aQ

Dytiscus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-5zpxid2Y

Grophoderus occidentalis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdQIabAEd7o

Rhantushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwswPJgpLk

Hydrophilidae or Water Scavenger Beetles

Hydrocharahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpsUktmZwxg

Tropisternus lateralis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a197FPdOLO0

Gyrinidae or Whirligig Beetles

Dineutus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLcyk1O0ljc

Gyrinus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqqmKpwGgIY

Selected Dragonflies and Damselflies…

                                     DragonfliesDamselflies

A few years ago, before my unyielding, centripetal attraction to the nocturnal lepidoptera, I invested considerable time collecting video-images of dragonflies and damselflies found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  I had a good time doing this!  Anyway, it seems appropriate to now archive most of these video-images here, in the Dakota Naturalist, with the hope that they may one day be of some educational value to other local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Aeschnidae or Darners

Variable Darner (Aeschna interrupta)

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

Gomphidae or Clubtails

Plains Clubtail (Gomphus externus)

Corduliidae or Emeralds

Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)

Delicate Emerald (Somatochlora franklini)

Libelluliidae or Skimmers

Calico Pennant (Celithemis elis)

Common Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)

Dot-tailed White (Leucorrhinia intacta)

Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)

Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)

Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)

White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

Band-winded Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicintum)

 Coenagrionidae or Damselflies

Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis)

Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)

Marsh Bluet (Enallagma erbium)

Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)

Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)

Calopterygidae or Broad-winged Damselflies

River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)