Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nature Notes: Capitol Reef Animals

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a paper wasp, Mischocyttarus spec.

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a rock wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

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a robber fly - note the pads on its feet for grabbing its prey (other insects) - on the wing, often

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I have no idea what this is. I thought some kind of fly at first, because of the mouthparts and the huge eyes, but it has wingcasings, so it's probably some kind of beetle

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a Dark-Veined Spring White (Pontia sisymbri nigravenosa)- I think

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a female Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), it had been foraging on the ground in the orchard

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

sources:
Wild Utah butterfly photos
Capitol Reef National Park

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