Friday, September 26, 2008

What Is This and Misc.

What is this thing, I have them flying around the yard. They look like a monster mosquito. They have a funny eyes and mouth.
They move fast but hide when they land.
I took Soccer Boy out to see the Painted Lady, this is his photo of two.
I did the close-up work on one of them.
I had a Black winged butterfly with red spots, but it didn't let me get a shot. These are just fun shots.

14 comments:

TSannie said...

If that's a mosquito, if he bites, half your blood supply will be gone!

What's the plant the butterfly is on?

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Great shots. The mosquito was a good model, maybe it's a mosquito hawk. Your skywatch shots were great too!

Christy said...

Looks like it could be a Giant Crane Fly. Or something related to it. Here is the link to the info I found - http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/view_default.asp?curGroupID=4&shape=1017&Submit=Search

Twisted Fencepost said...

I've never seen one of those bugs before, can't help ya. Sorry. But that is a good close up to identify it with.
Fun to take pics with the grandkids, huh? He did well!

walk2write said...

Let's hope that is not a mosquito! Isn't it great to share your love of nature and photography with your family? It helps us to understand and appreciate each other more and fosters communication, even with the silent types. I know, because I'm married to one. That is a beautiful specimen of sedum, by the way.

The Birdlady said...

It's a bug! lol (I don't do bugs.) Good pictures, though.

kjpweb said...

Good shots - no idea about the critter though. I f Christy's link does not help, check bugguide.net
Great Skywatch, too!
Couldn't comment on all, since I take advantage of a fantastic weather and am out shooting for the 3rd straight day.

Lapa37 said...

It sure is an interesting looking creature.The shots of the butterfly is nice.

Marcos Santos said...

Fish my friend

You think, the mouth and eyes of the mosquito funny?

I do not find grace in living with such a monster.

Now seriously ... I also believe that a mosquito. Maybe not suck our blood, but must be another type of mosquito.

NCmountainwoman said...

They are indeed fun shots. I love the Sedum (Autumn Joy?)

tipper said...

Scary bug. Soccer Boy takes after his Grandpa-he is a great photographer!

dot said...

It's a Georgia mosquito that must have got lost and wandered up there. We do have them that size here. Just kidding of course!

Louise said...

Giant mosquito-looking things where I come from were called "mosquito eaters." I don't know if they really age mosquitos, but they didn't eat us, or plants, so they had to be good, like spiders in some way. We left them alone or helped them into the outdoors if they were inside.

Leedra said...

Crane Fly, and they do look like mosquito. We used to call them large mosquito, that did not bite. Then found out why they don't. Still got Painted Lady butterflies around I see. Great series of photos.