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 Post subject: black lighting
PostPosted: July 5th, 2018, 3:44 pm 

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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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File comment: The Male Lucanus capreolus always wanted to be the center of attention.
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File comment: Male Lucanus capreolus, were quite common.
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File comment: Numerous small scarab species, but this the most interesting of the bunch, Phileurus valgus.
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File comment: Prionus imbricornis was very common.
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File comment: Macronychus glabratus, a riffle beetle.
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File comment: Parandra polita, a rather unusual Cerambycid
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File comment: And the male Dobsonfly
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File comment: Neotridactylus apicialis (Larger Pygmy Mole Grasshopper)
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File comment: Mostly giant mayflies, it's that time of the year.
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File comment: Reddish brown stag beetles and a female eastern Dobson fly.
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File comment: My trusty steed.
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 Post subject: Re: black lighting
PostPosted: July 14th, 2018, 6:35 pm 
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Thanks for this post.
That's absolutely spectacular, Gordon

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


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 Post subject: Re: black lighting
PostPosted: July 15th, 2018, 4:22 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: black lighting
PostPosted: July 15th, 2018, 2:42 pm 

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


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2018, 2:20 am 

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NE Arkansux, Saint Francis sunken lands


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