Monthly Archives: October 2009

Berry Go Round #21

Welcome to Berry Go Round issue #21.  As a first time host of this – or any – blog carnival, I can tell you that it has not only been more work than I could have imagined, but also a … Continue reading

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Proof that I am out standing in my field

Okay, I know this was lame, but for those of you who were expecting to see the newest issue of Berry Go Round today, all I can say is sometimes life/work gets in the way. BGR #21 should be up … Continue reading

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Florida Metallic Tiger Beetle

In my previous post, I showed some photographs of the larva of an undetermined species of tiger beetle that I collected from its burrow in dry ground adjacent to a coastal salt marsh near St. Petersburg, Florida. I had assumed … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Tiger Beetle Larva

My first experience looking for tiger beetles in Florida had gone well.  Despite its small size and urban surroundings, the narrow strip of coastal scrub and saltwater marsh along the intracoastal waterway behind my sister-in-law’s condominium boasted a robust population of … Continue reading

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(My) Introduction to Florida Tiger Beetles

On the last day of July, I hopped into my stuffed-to-the-brim SUV and began the +1000-mile drive to St. Petersburg, Florida.  I had with me my camera and my collecting gear, but also my bike, some beach wear… and my family!  No, … Continue reading

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Cold and wet

The annual fall tiger beetle collecting trip is over, and nothing could be more emblematic of the trip than this cold, wet Cicindela splendida (literally translating to its well-deserved common name “Splendid Tiger Beetle”), found in the waning light of … Continue reading

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A face only a mother could love

I found this guy yesterday secreted under a rock in a limestone glade at White River Balds Natural Area in extreme southwest Missouri.  Centruroides vittatus¹ is the most common scorpion in the U.S., occurring naturally in southern Missouri, western Arkansas … Continue reading

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Do you know what time it is?

I’ll give you a few hints: It’s fall. I haven’t collected bugs for a few weeks. A new crop of tiger beetles has emerged from their burrows. What time is it? IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL FALL TIGER BEETLE TRIP! … Continue reading

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