NEW DAY AT PETE'S POND !
Pete's Pond Cam Discussion, Saturday 3rd November 2007
Very interesting wile..did the site say how long they swarm for?
wappi...your English is understandable and I guess that's all that matters huh? The butterfly I saw looked like a bird when it's wings were closed...great spotting for zoomie!!
The bugs at PP
There are so many flying in that one area, that you can barely see the ellies on the shore! It looks like flying straw! I have a Disney movie of The Three Little Pigs and it looks like when the Big Bad Wolf is blowing down the house of straw! We have Mayflies in the spring that will swarm over the Mississippi River where the bridge crosses over from La Crescent, MN to La Crosse, WI. They often have to close the bridge for several hours each year in order to plow the bodies off the bridge like they do snow! The bridge will be too slippery to drive on.
The bugs flying around, causing that windy rainy sound are Psyllid... someone called them Mopane Psyllid but I can't find any reference to that... basically they are swarming.. Psyllids are refered to in some cases as jumping lice...""are small phytophagous, phloem feeding insects that are typically monophagous (feed on a single plant) or oligophagous (feed on a few related plants). Together with aphids, coccids and whiteflies they form the monophyletic group, Sternorrhyncha (Homoptera), which is considered basal within the true bugs ""
Yesterday night a huge butterfly-yes like a bird- fall on his back to the water under the camera.He tried to fly and couldt.2 turtles came tried to catch him by his wings,than came the Croc and eat the butterfly in a second.(sorry for my English)
Another beautiful moth/butterfly...
Thanks Aquila....I thought it looked too big to be a Genet.
This butterfly/moth looks like a bird....fantastic spotting!!
It was a genet I think Ex.
African Wild Cat?....no maybe a Leopard with rings on his tail.
Hi everyone! I am forum thread hopping today! PP seems to be well lit at night. Do they use infrared lights like they do at NK that the animals can't see? I also wonder if they have some spotlights on the cam, as when a zoomie is following Fatty or terrapins the light seems to follow too.