Readers’ wildlife photos

Generic 50pcs Super Heroes Marvel dc Comics Model Cannonball X-Men Building Blocks Bricks Friends Hobby Toys for Boys PG213

Bring out your wildlife photos (good ones, mind you); I can never have enough of them on hand.

Today have another slew of great insect photos, with documentation, by Mark Sturtevant. His notes are indented.

Here are yet more pictures of insects taken over the previous summer.

Hongge Reborn Baby Doll,Looks real silicone reborn doll Baby grows playing partner reborn doll gift 55cm.

Max Factory Medaka Box Kurokami Medaka (Japan Import)

The picture of the female is one of my favorite pictures from last summer. It is especially recommended that people embiggen this one, for she is a creature of great ethereal beauty.

 

 

Next is a mating pair of six-spotted tiger beetles (Cicindella sexguttata), by far the most common of our local species of these predatory beetles. One can see here that males have slightly longer mandibles, and that their added length assists them during mating.

 

PJ Masks MEGA Deluxe Birthday Party Pack for 16 with Plates Napkins Cups Cutlery Tablecover Candles Hanging Swirl Decorations and Balloons Disney Artist Series Singing With the Birds 1000 Piece PuzzleMedium Mens gold Jacquard Parade Tailcoat Jacket for Ringmaster Circus Fancy DressBreyer Let's Go Riding English - Traditional Toy Horse Model with Rider (colors May Vary) by Breyer

 

Next we move on to Odonates. The first two are male and female vPlay Visions Sands Alive Safari Trek Play Set (Argia fumipennis). The male is young. As he matures, he will gradually turn a violet color as shown in the linked picture.

 

Farmerly 1pcs Flower Leaf Soft Stretch Sofa Cover Home Decor Spandex Furniture Covers Decoration Covering Hotel Slipcover 58001 R, Three seat

Moving on to dragonflies, the last three pictures are from the large family of ‘skimmers’ (Libellulidae). The first is a young male (Libellula pulchella). They will develop white markings on their wings as they age.

 

Farmerly Corner Elastic Sofa Cover Fabric Stretch Cushions Universal Armchair Furniture Covers Elastic case on Corner Sofa Cover 17 color pink red, Four seat 235-300cmSummer Spring Grey Beige Cotton Black Linen sectional Sofa Cover Europe Style Double Faced fundas de Sofa Couch Covers SP5265 Beige White per pic, 80cm180cm 1pieceEasel Adgreenising Art Easel Sketch Watercolor Easel Clothing Real Estate Display Rack Solid Wood Painting Shelves Beech Easel (color Natural)1 PCS Or 2PCS FOXEER Pagoda PRO 5.8G SMA RP-SMA UFL MMCX RHCP FPV Antenna for Racing Drone RC Model Compatiable with ClearTX RPSMA Red 68mm 2PCS

The second dragonfly is a female (Libellula semifasciata), and seeing it was a big surprise since I thought their range did not extend as far north as where I lived. It wanted to perch up high so the views were fore-shortened, unfortunately. So the picture is actually several different pictures that were taken at different focal points and then blended together by hand.

 

Finally, we have a male Eastern amberwing (Perithemis tenera). The amberwing is one of our smallest dragonflies, with a body barely an inch long

 

ATOYB Simulation Baby Reborn Doll Xmas Gift Realistic Baby Dolls Lifelike There are so many dragonfly pictures from last summer, including many new species, that I probably should prepare some posts here that are dedicated to them. This is a Good Thing since I love dragonflies most of all.

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, June 2, 2019, and celebrating a kind of fudge with nuts and marshmallow (also a flavor of ice cream). It’s also International Sex Workers Day, though the Wikipedia entry is under

On June 2, 455, the Vandals began their sack of Rome, plundering the city for two weeks. There is controversy about the extent of murder and damage that occurred, although there’s no doubt about the extensive looting.  On this day in 1098, the Crusaders of the First Crusade entered Antioch on their way to the Holy Land.  On June 2, 1692, the first person tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, Bridget Bishop, was found guilty; she was hanged 8 days later.  Here’s a photo I took of her memorial when I was recently in Salem

Skytube T2 Art Girls Yae Shoubi Ojousama No Itazura PVC Figure (1 6 Scale)Educational Insights Lickety Quick Party Pack of 10Floral Leaves Printing Sofa Cover Tight Wrap All-Inclusive Couch Cover for Living Room Anti-Dirty Furniture Cover 1 2 3 4 Seater color 14, 3seater 190-230cm

In 1886, President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom (27 years younger than he) in the White House; he remains, I think, the only President to marry in the White House.  Two other Presidents married while in office, though not in the White House; can you name these two (think and then go here). On June 2, 1896, Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his wireless telegraph.

On this day in 1924, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, at last giving citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.  On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. I’ll point out again that her title is “Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth”.  So, my Kiwi, Aussie, and Canadian friends, you have a Queen! The coronation was the first major international event to be televised. I was but three years old then and don’t remember it, but, passing through London the way back from Greece when I was 7, we got to sit in the Lord Mayor of London’s gilt carriage that was used in the 1953 procession. Sitting in the coach (I don’t know how my dad wangled that) is one of my earliest memories.

On this day in 1962, during the FIFA World Cup,  the “Journey with Duffy Encore Collection 1 Duffy 2012 Be Magical Reprinted Costumes Tokyo Disney Sea Limited] limited reprint sale” took place when Chile played Italy. Police intervened four times in what was one of the most violent games in the history of soccer. Players whaled on each other!  Here’s a short video showing some of the melee (Chile won 2-0).

Bo Bunny 12 x 12 in. Paper Juliet Collection Tribute (25 sheets)Mille Bornes Thousand Screw Terminals - 59066 - Special Cards - Fast VersionVibgyor Vibes Zoo Wild Animals Figures Set for Kids Young Ones Pack of 6 Animals (Animals May Vary Pack to Pack)Star Ace DCTV The Flash Barry Allen 1 8 Scale Action Figure

Notables born on this day include Marquis de Sade (1740), Edward Elgar (1857), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Charlie Watts (1941), Marvin Hamlisch (1944), Jerry Mathers (1948), Cornel West (1953), and Dana Carvey (1955).

Those who died on June 2 include Lou Gehrig (1941), Bunny Berigan (1942), Vita Sackville-West (1962), and Bo Diddley (2008).

Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Cyrus is feeling his age. (I’m told Cyrus is going to the vet today to see if there’s hope for him, as he’s very decrepit and old.) Poor doggie!

Spandex Stretch Sofa Cover Sectional Sofa Couch Cover Slipcovers for Living Room housse canape slipcover 1 2 3 4 Seater color 15, Single seat Hili: Do you see this hare?
Cyrus: Yes, two years ago I would have chased it.
In Polish:
Hili: Widzisz tego zająca?
Cyrus: Tak, jeszcze dwa lata temu bym za nim pogonił.
A cartoon from reader Pliny the In Between’s Far Corner Cafe. This one is called “M. C. Erasure #6″; note the label, which says “Charcoal on Constitution”:

Reader Karl sent this: the feline version of James Taylor’s “C&T Publishing 20409 Kraft-Tex Roll PW Chocolate, None“:

 

A tweet from reader Barry. I have no idea why someone would want to do this:

Two tweets from Heather Hastie via Ann German, both of whom love sea otters:

God, does this make me feel old!

 

A girl and her duck: BFFs

At the risk of inflicting you with Duck Overload, I’m putting up a piece from CBS News that I found adorable: the story of a little girl and her pet duck Snowflake. You can find the transcript Gund Sloan 17 Doll by GUND, but why not watch the video. It’s tooth-achingly cute.BloomerangHandheld Stabilizer Mount Monitor Light Microphone Bracket for Zhiyun Crane 2 Plus GimbalHannabach 900 MHT SILVER 200 Medium High

My favorite parts are when she calls Snowflake out of the pond by quacking, and her response to the interviewer’s question, “When did you first find out?”

I won’t rethink my desire to get a cat, which doesn’t need diapers, but this is pretty tempting. . .

h/t: Blue