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gcsnelling
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black lighting

Post by gcsnelling » July 5th, 2018, 3:44 pm

Decided to break down the other night and do some black lighting in the local swamp. It was hot, it was muggy and even though I found nothing totally outrageous it was not a bad evening.
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The Male Lucanus capreolus always wanted to be the center of attention.
The Male Lucanus capreolus always wanted to be the center of attention.
Male Lucanus capreolus, were quite common.
Male Lucanus capreolus, were quite common.
Numerous small scarab species, but this the most interesting of the bunch, Phileurus valgus.
Numerous small scarab species, but this the most interesting of the bunch, Phileurus valgus.
Prionus imbricornis was very common.
Prionus imbricornis was very common.
Macronychus glabratus, a riffle beetle.
Macronychus glabratus, a riffle beetle.
Parandra polita, a rather unusual Cerambycid
Parandra polita, a rather unusual Cerambycid
And the male Dobsonfly
And the male Dobsonfly
Owlfly
Owlfly
Neotridactylus apicialis (Larger Pygmy Mole Grasshopper)
Neotridactylus apicialis (Larger Pygmy Mole Grasshopper)
Mostly giant mayflies, it's that time of the year.
Mostly giant mayflies, it's that time of the year.
Reddish brown stag beetles and a female eastern Dobson fly.
Reddish brown stag beetles and a female eastern Dobson fly.
My trusty steed.
My trusty steed.

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BillMcGighan
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Re: black lighting

Post by BillMcGighan » July 14th, 2018, 6:35 pm

Thanks for this post.
That's absolutely spectacular, Gordon

You could title the pic with the female Dobson Fly and the beetles "Jaws"... :thumb:

gcsnelling
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Re: black lighting

Post by gcsnelling » July 15th, 2018, 4:22 am

Thanks, it was interesting that those three male stags hung out for so long with out bickering. The jeep works out pretty good as a place to hang the light although it has nothing to clamp the sheet on to so I have to rely on rocks to hold it in place.

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Re: black lighting

Post by rtdunham » July 15th, 2018, 2:42 pm

So where's your "local swamp"? State?

gcsnelling
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Re: black lighting

Post by gcsnelling » July 18th, 2018, 2:20 am

NE Arkansux, Saint Francis sunken lands

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