Sunday, July 16, 2017
Boom in fearsome stag beetles a boon for ecology
A female stag beetle, left, has smaller "horn" than does a male, right
July 16, 2017
These beetles can live for two years, but much of that time is spent in the larval stage. The grubs are as impressive as the adults. They are finger-sized tubular bags of goo capped with a chestnut-colored head capsule. You’re unlikely to encounter the larva, though — they remain ensconced in decaying wood.
A handsome drake Canvasback loafs in frigid Lake Erie waters, off Miller Road Park in the city of Avon Lake, Ohio. I was there bright on and...
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While down in West Virginia, I had the good fortune to stumble into these Sigmoria millipedes, caught in flagrante delicto . We are always...
Photo: Paul Lomax/Wiki Commons The good ole European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, in nonbreeding plumage. This species, handsome as it may ...