Flying insects of DuPage county, Illinois (mostly)
Insects in love Flying through the air with the greatest of ease. Damsels, dragons, flies and bees. Birds in flight
Common Oblique Syrphid female flying
Allograpta obliqua facebook
09/27/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Common Oblique Syrphid male flying
Allograpta obliqua facebook
09/27/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Springtime Fly female flying
Eristalis dimidiata facebook
09/22/2014 Danada
Syrphid Fly male flying on TALL BONESET
Eristalis stipator
08/28/2013 Kirt Prairie
Syrphid Fly flying
Eupeodes
09/14/2013 Seed Collection
Hover Fly female cruising
Helophilus facebook
10/01/2014 Danada
Hover Fly female flying
Helophilus facebook
10/01/2014 Danada
Hover Fly female flying frontal
Helophilus facebook
10/01/2014 Danada
Hover Fly female hovering
Helophilus facebook
09/24/2014 Danada
Hover Fly male flying
Helophilus facebook
09/24/2014 Danada
Hover Fly male jumping
Helophilus facebook
09/24/2014 Danada
Syrphid Fly male hovering
Syritta pipiens
07/23/2013 COD Campus
Syrphid Fly flying
Syrphus facebook
09/26/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Crane Fly flying
Tipulidae
10/07/2014 Danada
Syrphid Fly female flying
Toxomerus geminatus facebook
09/29/2014 Hidden Lake
Syrphid Fly male hovering
Toxomerus marginatus
06/11/2013 Kirt Prairie
Mining Bee female flying
Andrena OYP
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Mining Bee flying
Andrena
08/01/2013 COD Campus
Honey Bee flying pollen baskets
Apis mellifera
07/31/2013 Kirt Prairie
Black-and-gold Bumble Bee flying
Bombus auricomus
07/17/2013 Kirt Prairie
Yellow Bumble Bee flying frontal
Bombus fervidus
08/14/2013 Cantera Commons
Yellow Bumble Bee flying profile
Bombus fervidus
08/14/2013 Cantera Commons
Brown-belted Bumble Bee flying
Bombus griseocollis
08/14/2013 Cantera Commons
Brown-belted Bumble Bee queen flying
Bombus griseocollis facebook
09/03/2014 Kirt Prairie
Brown-belted Bumble Bee flying on Shrubby St. John's Wort
Bombus griseocollis
07/11/2013 COD Campus
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying
Bombus impatiens facebook
07/16/2014 Danada
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying pollen basket
Bombus impatiens facebook
09/27/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying pollen baskets
Bombus impatiens facebook
09/27/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Common Eastern Bumble Bee jumping on NEW ENGLAND ASTER
Bombus impatiens
09/25/2013 Lambert Lake
Small Carpenter Bee flying
Ceratina facebook
09/29/2014 Hidden Lake
Potter Wasp cruising
Eumenes fraternus facebook
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Potter Wasp flying
Eumenes fraternus bugguide
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Sweat Bee cruising
Halictidae bugguide
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Sweat Bee flying
Halictidae OYP
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Long-horned Bee flying
Melissodes
09/14/2013 Seed Collection
Long-horned Bee flying
Melissodes druriella
09/25/2013 Lambert Lake
Long-horned Bee flying
Melissodes druriella facebook
09/19/2014 Hidden Lake
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula
10/11/2014 Arrowhead Park
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula facebook
09/29/2014 Hidden Lake
Eastern Cicada Killer male flying
Sphecius speciosus
07/30/2014 Sugarland Run
Eastern Cicada Killer male flying
Sphecius speciosus facebook
08/06/2014 Sugarland Run
Eastern Cicada Killer male flying frontal
Sphecius speciosus facebook
08/06/2014 Sugarland Run
Sonoran Carpenter Bee female flying
Xylocopa sonorina facebook
06/03/2014 Kauai, Hawaii
Eastern Carpenter Bee flying
Xylocopa virginica
08/18/2013 Arrowhead Park
Eastern Carpenter Bee male flying
Xylocopa virginica
06/15/2014 Chicago
Orange Sulfur female cruising
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur female flapping
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur female flying
Colias eurytheme
07/01/2014 Danada
Orange Sulfur male flying
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur male flying
Colias eurytheme facebook
08/01/2014 Sugarland Run
Orange Sulfur male gliding
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/2014 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur pair flying
Colias eurytheme
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Monarch female cruising
Danaus plexippus facebook
09/24/2014 Danada
Monarch female flapping
Danaus plexippus facebook
09/24/2014 Danada
Monarch female flying
Danaus plexippus facebook
07/19/2014 Blackwell
Monarch female flying downstroke
Danaus plexippus facebook
09/16/2014 Danada
Monarch female flying upstroke
Danaus plexippus facebook
09/16/2014 Danada
Monarch female gliding
Danaus plexippus facebook
09/24/2014 Danada
Silver-spotted Skipper flying
Epargyreus clarus facebook
07/24/2014 Herrick Lake
 flying
Euptoieta claudia facebook
07/31/2014 Sugarland Run
Eastern Tailed Blue taking off on HAIRY ASTER
Everes comyntas OYP
10/01/2014 Danada
Hummingbird Clearwing flying
Hemaris thysbe facebook
07/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Hummingbird Clearwing hovering on COMMON MILKWEED
Hemaris thysbe
07/14/2013 Lincoln Marsh
Black Swallowtail male flying
Papilio polyxenes facebook
07/13/2014 DuPage UU Church
Cabbage White female flying
Pieris rapae facebook
06/21/2014 Herrick Lake
Shadow Darner male flying
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/2013 Arrowhead Park
Shadow Darner male flying anterior
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/2013 Arrowhead Park
Shadow Darner male flying dorsal
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/2013 Arrowhead Park
Shadow Darner male flying posterior
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/2013 Arrowhead Park
Common Green Darner tandem flying
Anax junius facebook
07/23/2014 McDowell Grove
Powdered Dancer flying tandem
Argia moesta facebook
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Powdered Dancer male flying
Argia moesta facebook
07/05/2014 McDowell Grove
Ebony Jewelwing male flying
Calopteryx maculata facebook
07/30/2014 Sugarland Run
Halloween Pennant male flying
Celithemis eponina
08/24/2013 Wild Ones Field Trip
Tule Bluet female flying
Enallagma carunculatum
06/14/2013 Herrick Lake
Familiar Bluet flying tandem
Enallagma civile facebook
07/01/2014 Danada
Familiar Bluet male flying
Enallagma civile
09/04/2013 Danada
Skimming Bluet flying tandem front
Enallagma geminatum
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Skimming Bluet flying tandem rear
Enallagma geminatum facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Orange Bluet flying tandem
Enallagma signatum facebook
06/23/2014 Herrick Lake
Common Baskettail male cruising
Epitheca cynosura facebook
06/18/2014 Danada
Common Baskettail male cruising
Epitheca cynosura
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Prince Baskettail male cruising
Epitheca princeps facebook
07/17/2014 Danada
Eastern Pondhawk female flying
Erythemis simplicicollis facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Eastern Pondhawk female hovering
Erythemis simplicicollis facebook
06/27/2014 Herrick Lake
Widow Skimmer female flying
Libellula luctuosa facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Widow Skimmer male flying
Libellula luctuosa
06/27/2014 Herrick Lake
Widow Skimmer male flying
Libellula luctuosa
08/08/2013 Cantera Commons
Common Whitetail female hovering
Libellula lydia bugguide
08/18/2013 Arrowhead Park
Common Whitetail male chasing female
Libellula lydia bugguide
08/18/2013 Arrowhead Park
Common Whitetail male flying
Libellula lydia bugguide
08/18/2013 Arrowhead Park
Blue Dasher male flying
Pachydiplax longipennis
06/23/2014 Herrick Lake
Eastern Amberwing female flying
Perithemis tenera
08/23/2013 MAC pond
Eastern Amberwing male flying
Perithemis tenera facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Meadowhawk male flying
Sympetrum facebook
06/03/2014 Kauai, Hawaii
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying
Sympetrum obtrusum facebook
07/09/2014 Burlington Park
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying dorsal
Sympetrum obtrusum facebook
07/09/2014 Burlington Park
White-faced Meadowhawk male flying
Sympetrum obtrusum facebook
06/03/2014 Kauai, Hawaii
Autumn Meadowhawk male flying
Sympetrum vicinum
09/14/2013 Seed Collection
Black Saddlebags female flying
Tramea lacerata
09/07/2011 Kirt Prairie
Black Saddlebags flying tandem front
Tramea lacerata facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Red-legged Grasshopper male jumping Jamie
Melanoplus femurrubrum OYP
10/01/2014 COD Campus
Other Fauna Updated Oct 11, 2014 insects in flight: biophile, COD facebook
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