Along the Arkansas River in Sim Park, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, May 30, 2006

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Last Updated 30 May 2006


Background: A tiny Spring Azure butterfly - Celastrina ladon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). 

Right: A Forage Looper moth  Caenurgina erechtea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).


Below left and right: A jumping spider (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae).  Possibly a female Eris militaris (Hentz) - see Guarisco, H., B. Cutler, and K.E. Kinman, 2001, Checklist of Kansas Jumping Spiders, The Kansas School Naturalist 47(1):1-16.
















Below right: A tachinid fly, Archytas species (Diptera: Tachinidae).  These flies parasitize caterpillars.








Below left: A bee fly, probably genus Villa (possibly V. alternata (Say)) - (Diptera: Bombyliidae).  Bee fly larvae parasitize insects.


















Below right: A mature male Familiar Bluet damselfly  Enallgama civile (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coaenagrionidae).














Below left: A newly emerged (teneral) male Blue-fronted Dancer damselfly, Argia apicalis (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae).