With recent nice weather, and oak allergy season well in the rearview mirror, I’ve been out on periodic photo safaris in the back yard, and entomological activity has been picking up.
My favorite location to search is along the low weeds and foliage along the back treeline. Currently there are veritable swarms of hangingflies, as well as white-margined burrower bugs (2nd year seeing those in large numbers). Nice to see various dragonflies as well; photographed a Great Blue Skimmer for the first time, although only from a distance.
I ended up with a few nice pictures to add to my diptera webpage, though:
Tiger Fly Coenosia
Picture-Winged Fly Delphinia picta
male Snipe Fly Chrysopilus