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Anomaloninae

I had never heard about Anomaloninae. I took yesterday a picture of one fine looking insect, posted the image in a FB insect group, and got the ID in no time: Anomaloninae (siroahmanen in Finnish). So now we all know. 🙂 Anomaloninae is … Continue reading

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Resting female Common Archduke

A female Common Archduke (Lexias pardalis) butterfly photographed near a small stream close to a viewpoint in Doi Suthep-Pui national park in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on 31 March 2013. Wikipedia tells: Lexias pardalis has a wingspan reaching about 80–90 millimetres (3.1–3.5 in). It exhibits … Continue reading

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Blow flies – Raatokärpäset

The Finnish name – raatokärpäset = “corpse flies” – is much less alluring than Blow flies. So  let’s use the family name “Calliphoridae“ – much more neutral. I know nothing about the flies, but they look great. All pictures taken in … Continue reading

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Red Admiral

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Last summer was not good for insects in Finland, but mid September was warm enough for many flying bugs. Here are some images of Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), one of the largest butterflies in Finland. I took those on 13 September … Continue reading

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Squared flowers

Where to go, thinks the bug (heteroptera) – the petals are my highways.

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Flower spider and a nice catch – Kukkahämähäkki saalistaa

Flower spiders (also called crab spiders, Misumena vatia) hunt by ambushing the catch in the flower. They hit when the right type of insect comes close enough. Flower spiders have the ability to change the color from white to bright yellow and … Continue reading

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