Nature in the Ozarks

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ernestine's Moth (Phytometra ernestinana - 8480)


Ernestine's Moth 
(Phytometra ernestinana - 8480)



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Friday, August 05, 2016

Antlion (Glenurus gratus)



Antlion 
(Glenurus gratus)

While most antlion larvae live in soil and construct the familiar funnel-shaped ant traps, Glenurus gratus larvae live in tree holes among the wood dust and other organic detritus.  They feed on assorted insects such as termites, beetle larvae, and ants.  (University of Florida)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Porch Rat



Yes, squirrels are pests, and the speed at which they empty bird feeders can be infuriating, but how can you hate such a cute little critter?

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