Thursday, March 31, 2011

Agulla sp.

This is the fourth snakefly I've noticed around home in the past week. Last year I was surprised at how many snakeflies I found, when previously I'd maybe spot one or two a year. Now, I'm guessing they're fairly common from March to May. When I started Nature ID, I'd never have predicted that blogging would help me become more observant of what's around me. Plus, I'm a little more patient these days while taking photographs.

5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

what an awesome insect! very exotic!

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Thanks, twg. It is unusual looking, eh? I've loved your post series of that beautiful GBH gulping down a catfish.

Cindy said...

A few snakeflies take up residence in our ranch house every spring. I used to be scared of bugs but now I find them interesting and I'm glad you do too. Last year, one was happily making the rounds of the bathroom sink and mirror for weeks. I learned to be careful when I put anything down on the counter. I am not sure what he was eating but it was always entertaining to watch him travel about or cleaning (?) his wings twice a day when I was brushing my teeth. I just saw my first snake-snake yesterday which is another sign of spring.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Amazing shot!
Thanks for sharing!

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Thanks, Cindy. Maybe you'll take some insect pics to post to your blog?

Betty, oh my, you have a ton of followers. Thank you for visiting my blog.