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
Shadow Darner male flying dorsal
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/2013 Arrowhead Park
Shadow Darner male flying posterior
Aeshna umbrosa
09/08/2013 Arrowhead Park
Mining Bee female flying
Andrena OYP
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Mining Bee flying
Andrena
08/01/2013 COD Campus
Honeybee flying pollen baskets
Apis mellifera
07/31/2013 Kirt Prairie
Powdered Dancer flying tandem
Argia moesta facebook
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Powdered Dancer male flying
Argia moesta facebook
07/05/2014 McDowell Grove
Hummingbird Clearwing hovering on COMMON MILKWEED
Hemaris thysbe
07/14/2013 Lincoln Marsh
Black-and-gold Bumble Bee flying
Bombus auricomus
07/17/2013 Kirt Prairie
Two-spotted Bumble Bee flying
Bombus bimaculatus
07/17/2013 Kirt Prairie
Golden Northern Bumble Bee flying frontal
Bombus fervidus
08/14/2013 Cantera Commons
Golden Northern Bumble Bee flying profile
Bombus fervidus
08/14/2013 Cantera Commons
Brown-belted Bumble Bee flying
Bombus griseocollis
08/14/2013 Cantera Commons
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying
Bombus impatiens OYP
07/16/2014 Danada
Common Eastern Bumble Bee flying
Bombus impatiens
08/16/2013 Kirt Prairie
Halloween Pennant male flying
Celithemis eponina
08/24/2013 Wild Ones Field Trip
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle flying
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus
09/14/2013 Kirt Prairie
Orange Sulfur female flying
Colias eurytheme
07/01/2014 Danada
Orange Sulfur pair flying
Colias eurytheme facebook
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Monarch female flying
Danaus plexippus
07/19/2014 Blackwell
Monarch male flying
Danaus plexippus
09/14/2013 Kirt Prairie
Monarch male flying
Danaus plexippus facebook
05/26/2014 Molokai, Hawaii
Tule Bluet female flying
Enallagma carunculatum
08/23/2013 Kirt Prairie
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
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
Potter Wasp cruising
Eumenes fraternus OYP
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Potter Wasp flying
Eumenes fraternus bugguide
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Syrphid Fly male flying on TALL BONESET
Eristalis stipator
08/28/2013 Kirt Prairie
Syrphid Fly flying
Eupeodes
09/14/2013 Kirt Prairie
Sweat Bee cruising
Halictidae bugguide
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Sweat Bee flying
Halictidae OYP
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
Brown-belted Bumble Bee flying on Shrubby St. John's Wort
Bombus griseocollis
07/11/2013 COD Campus
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
Twelve-spotted Skimmer female flying
Libellula pulchella
06/22/2014 Herrick Lake
Digger Bee flying
Melissodes
09/14/2013 Kirt Prairie
Digger Bee flying
Melissodes druriella
09/25/2013 Lambert Lake
Blue Dasher male flying
Pachydiplax longipennis
06/23/2014 Herrick Lake
Black Swallowtail male flying
Papilio polyxenes
07/13/2014 DuPage UU Church
Eastern Amberwing female flying
Perithemis tenera
08/23/2013 MAC pond
Eastern Amberwing male flying
Perithemis tenera facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
Cabbage White female flying
Pieris rapae facebook
06/21/2014 Herrick Lake
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula OYP
07/10/2014 McDowell Grove
European Paper Wasp flying
Polistes dominula
08/10/2013 Naperville
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying
Sympetrum obtrusum facebook
07/09/2014 Burlington Park
White-faced Meadowhawk female flying dorsal
Sympetrum obtrusum OYP
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 Kirt Prairie
Syrphid Fly male hovering
Syritta pipiens
07/23/2013 COD Campus
Syrphid Fly male hovering
Toxomerus marginatus
06/11/2013 Kirt Prairie
Black Saddlebags female flying
Tramea lacerata
09/07/2011 Kirt Prairie
Black Saddlebags flying tandem front
Tramea lacerata facebook
06/24/2014 Herrick Lake
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
Other Fauna Updated Jul 19, 2014 insects in flight: biophile, COD facebook
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