North Fork of the Ninnescah River below Cheney Reservoir Dam, May 29, 2006 Sedgwick County, Kansas

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Last Updated 29 May 2006

Right and background: Adult Antlion, genus Brachynemurus (probably B. abdominalis (Say)).  (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)

 

Below left: This butterfly is the Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis).  This day was one for skippers, with half a dozen species seen.   (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below right: Male Powdered Dancer damselfly (Argia ). Other damselflies seen included Enallagma civile, the Familiar Bluet, Enallagma exsulans, the Stream Bluet, and Ischnura verticalis, the Eastern Forktail.  (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below Left: A teneral (recently emerged) dragonfly, a male Libellula pulchella.  Many of the skimmer butteflies were immature, and were just beginning to hatch out. {Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae)

 

 

 

 

 

Below right: Another teneral male dragonfly, this one is Libellula luctuosa, the Widow Skimmer. (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right: A mature female dragonfly, the Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis.  (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below left: The male of the species  the Eastern Pondhawk. (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae)

 

 

 

Below right: Horace's Duskywing, Erynnis horatius.  (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below right: A Question Mark butterfly, Polygonia interrigationis.  (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right: A Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus.  (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos.  (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)