Insects in flight

Insects in love

Flying through the air with the greatest of ease. Damsels, dragons, flies and bees.

Birds in flight

Red Milkweed Beetle freefalling
Tetraopes tetraopthalmus facebook
07/07/15 Kirt Prairie
Common Oblique Syrphid female flying
Allograpta obliqua facebook
09/27/14 Springbrook Prairie
Common Oblique Syrphid male flying
Allograpta obliqua facebook
09/27/14 Springbrook Prairie
Springtime Fly female flying
Eristalis dimidiata facebook
09/22/14 Danada
Syrphid Fly male flying on Tall Boneset
Eristalis stipator
08/28/13 Kirt Prairie
Hover Fly female flying
Eupeodes bugguide
09/14/13 Kirt Prairie
Hover Fly female cruising
Helophilus facebook
10/01/14 Danada
Hover Fly female flying
Helophilus
10/01/14 Danada
Hover Fly female flying frontal
Helophilus facebook
10/01/14 Danada
Hover Fly male jumping
Helophilus facebook
09/24/14 Danada
Syrphid Fly female flying
Helophilus fasciatus facebook bugguide
09/24/14 Danada
Syrphid Fly male flying
Helophilus fasciatus facebook bugguide
09/24/14 Danada
Syrphid Fly male hovering
Syritta pipiens
07/23/13 COD Campus
Syrphid Fly female flying
Toxomerus geminatus facebook
09/29/14 Hidden Lake
Syrphid Fly male flying
Toxomerus geminatus facebook
06/16/15 Egermann Woods
Mining Bee flying
Andrena
08/01/13 COD Campus
Aster Andrena liftoff
Andrena asteris facebook
10/09/16 Montrose Harbor
European Wool-carder Bee cruising
Anthidium manicatum facebook
07/16/16 Lurie Garden
European Wool-carder Bee female flying
Anthidium manicatum facebook
06/16/15 Egermann Woods
European Wool-carder Bee female flying lateral
Anthidium manicatum facebook
06/16/15 Egermann Woods
European Wool-carder Bee male hovering
Anthidium manicatum facebook
07/28/16 Lurie Garden
Asiatic Honey Bee flying
Apis cerana facebook
01/17/16 Chiang Mai, Thailand
Giant Honey Bee flying
Apis dorsata facebook
01/17/16 Chiang Mai, Thailand
European Honey Bee flying pollen baskets
Apis mellifera
07/31/13 Kirt Prairie
European Honey Bee hovering on Qantu
Apis mellifera
07/18/15 Urubamba, Peru
Black-and-gold Bumble Bee flying
Bombus auricomus
07/17/13 Kirt Prairie
Black-and-gold Bumble Bee flying
Bombus auricomus facebook
07/10/15 Hebron Trail
Yellow Bumble Bee flying
Bombus fervidus facebook
08/08/16 Monroe Harbor
Yellow Bumble Bee flying frontal
Bombus fervidus
08/14/13 Cantera Commons
Yellow Bumble Bee flying profile
Bombus fervidus
08/14/13 Cantera Commons
Mourning Bee flying
Bombus funebris facebook
07/21/15 Cusco, Peru
Brown-belted Bumble Bee flying
Bombus griseocollis
08/14/13 Cantera Commons
Brown-belted Bumble Bee flying
Bombus griseocollis facebook
07/07/15 Kirt Prairie
Brown-belted Bumble Bee queen flying
Bombus griseocollis facebook
09/03/14 Kirt Prairie
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying
Bombus impatiens facebook
07/16/14 Danada
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying pollen basket
Bombus impatiens facebook
09/27/14 Springbrook Prairie
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying pollen baskets
Bombus impatiens facebook
09/27/14 Springbrook Prairie
Common Eastern Bumble Bee jumping on
Bombus impatiens
09/25/13 Lambert Lake
Small Carpenter Bee flying
Ceratina facebook
09/29/14 Hidden Lake
Potter Wasp cruising
Eumenes fraternus facebook bugguide
07/10/14 McDowell Grove
Sweat Bee cruising
Halictidae facebook bugguide
07/10/14 McDowell Grove
Sweat Bee flying
Halictidae
07/10/14 McDowell Grove
Long-horned Bee flying
Melissodes
09/14/13 Kirt Prairie
Two-spotted Long-horned Bee female hovering
Melissodes bimaculatus facebook
07/16/16 Lurie Garden
Two-spotted Long-horned Bee male flying
Melissodes bimaculatus facebook
07/16/16 Lurie Garden
Long-horned Bee flying
Melissodes druriella
09/25/13 Lambert Lake
Long-horned Bee flying
Melissodes druriella facebook
09/19/14 Hidden Lake
Long-horned Bee flying on
Melissodes facebook bugguide
09/12/15 Kirt Prairie
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula facebook
10/11/14 Arrowhead Park
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula facebook
09/29/14 Hidden Lake
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula facebook
06/29/15 Sugarland Run
Eastern Cicada Killer female flying 6
Sphecius speciosus facebook
07/22/16 Monroe Harbor
Eastern Cicada Killer male flying
Sphecius speciosus facebook
08/06/14 Sugarland Run
Eastern Cicada Killer male flying frontal
Sphecius speciosus facebook
08/06/14 Sugarland Run
Carpenter Bee hovering
Xylocopa facebook
07/21/15 Cusco, Peru
Sonoran Carpenter Bee female flying
Xylocopa sonorina
06/03/14 Kauai, Hawaii
Eastern Carpenter Bee flying
Xylocopa virginica
08/18/13 Arrowhead Park
Eastern Carpenter Bee male flying
Xylocopa virginica
06/15/14 Blues Fest - Grant Park
Gulf Fritillary flying ventral
Agraulis vanillae
11/12/16 Montebello, LaGuna Beach
Orange Sulfur female cruising
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/14 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur female flapping
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/14 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur female flying
Colias eurytheme
07/01/14 Danada
Orange Sulfur male flying
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/14 Springbrook Prairie
Orange Sulfur male gliding
Colias eurytheme facebook
09/26/14 Springbrook Prairie
Clouded Sulphur female flying
Colias philodice facebook
07/10/15 Hebron Trail
Monarch female flying
Danaus plexippus facebook
07/19/14 Blackwell Native Plant Nursery Workday
Monarch female flying upstroke
Danaus plexippus
07/05/15 Herrick Lake
Monarch female gliding
Danaus plexippus facebook
09/24/14 Danada
Monarch female gliding
Danaus plexippus
07/05/15 Herrick Lake
Monarch male flying ventral
Danaus plexippus facebook
08/08/16 Monroe Harbor
Silver-spotted Skipper flying
Epargyreus clarus facebook
07/24/14 Herrick Lake
Wild Indigo Duskywing flying
Erynnis baptisiae
06/26/15 Sugarland Run
Eastern Tailed Blue liftoff on
Everes comyntas
10/01/14 Danada
Hummingbird Clearwing flying
Hemaris thysbe facebook
07/24/14 Herrick Lake
Hummingbird Clearwing hovering on
Hemaris thysbe facebook
07/14/13 Lincoln Marsh
Squash Vine Borer hovering dorsal
Melittia cucurbitae facebook
07/05/16 Naperville
Squash Vine Borer hovering lateral
Melittia cucurbitae facebook
07/05/16 Naperville
Black Swallowtail male flying
Papilio polyxenes facebook
07/13/14 DuPage UU Church
Cabbage White female flying
Pieris rapae facebook
06/21/14 Herrick Lake
Shadow Darner male flying dorsal
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/13 Arrowhead Park
Shadow Darner male flying posterior
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/13 Arrowhead Park
Common Green Darner tandem flying
Anax junius facebook
07/23/14 McDowell Grove
Powdered Dancer flying tandem
Argia moesta facebook
07/10/14 McDowell Grove
Powdered Dancer male flying
Argia moesta facebook
07/05/14 McDowell Grove
Powdered Dancer male teneral flying
Argia moesta facebook
07/03/15 McDowell Grove
Ebony Jewelwing male flying
Calopteryx maculata facebook
07/30/14 Sugarland Run
Halloween Pennant male flying
Celithemis eponina
08/24/13 Wild Ones Field Trip
Familiar Bluet flying tandem
Enallagma civile facebook
07/01/14 Danada
Familiar Bluet male flying
Enallagma civile
09/27/14 Springbrook Prairie
Skimming Bluet flying tandem front
Enallagma geminatum
06/24/14 Herrick Lake
Skimming Bluet flying tandem rear
Enallagma geminatum facebook
06/24/14 Herrick Lake
Orange Bluet flying tandem
Enallagma signatum facebook
06/23/14 Herrick Lake
Common Baskettail male cruising
Epitheca cynosura facebook
06/18/14 Danada
Common Baskettail male flying
Epitheca cynosura facebook
06/06/16 Herrick Lake
Prince Baskettail male cruising
Epitheca princeps facebook
07/17/14 Danada
Widow Skimmer female flying
Libellula luctuosa facebook
07/09/16 Arrowhead Park
Widow Skimmer female flying
Libellula luctuosa facebook
06/24/14 Herrick Lake
Widow Skimmer male flying
Libellula luctuosa
08/08/13 Cantera Commons
Common Whitetail female hovering
Libellula lydia bugguide
08/18/13 Arrowhead Park
Common Whitetail male flying
Libellula lydia bugguide
08/18/13 Arrowhead Park
Blue Dasher female hovering
Pachydiplax longipennis facebook
06/26/16 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
Blue Dasher male flying
Pachydiplax longipennis facebook
07/05/15 Herrick Lake
Eastern Amberwing male flying
Perithemis tenera facebook
06/24/14 Herrick Lake
Meadowhawk male flying
Sympetrum facebook
06/03/14 Kauai, Hawaii
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying
Sympetrum obtrusum facebook
07/09/14 Burlington Park
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying dorsal
Sympetrum obtrusum facebook
07/09/14 Burlington Park
Autumn Meadowhawk male flying
Sympetrum vicinum
09/14/13 Kirt Prairie
Carolina Saddlebags male flying
Tramea carolina facebook
06/26/16 Claude Moore Park, Sterling VA
Black Saddlebags female flying
Tramea lacerata
09/07/11 Kirt Prairie
Black Saddlebags flying tandem
Tramea lacerata facebook
07/10/16 Herrick Lake
Black Saddlebags flying tandem front
Tramea lacerata facebook
07/10/16 Herrick Lake
Black Saddlebags flying tandem separated
Tramea lacerata facebook
07/10/16 Herrick Lake
Red-legged Grasshopper male jumping Jamie
Melanoplus femurrubrum facebook
10/01/14 COD Campus

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