My latest trip to the cottage, located near Haliburton, Ontario, yielded a handful of images of various insects. Unfortunately, except for the carpenter ants (which I am very familiar with, as I lay siege to their nest in my home), I cannot positively identify these critters. Any help in their identification would be greatly appreciated. Click on the image to see it in full size.
Below, dozens of carpenter ants were found busy at work, removing grains of wood from a railroad tie. They would disappear into the hole, return to the exit, and then drop a small piece of wood onto a tiny pile.
This looks like it’s related to a dragonfly…
The exoskeleton shed from an insect coming out of nymph phase. Note the webbed wings… this guys is the stuff of nightmares.
While wiping my glasses, this green insect clinged to my lens. I snapped a shot just before he flew away.
A moth, dead on the window screen of the cottage.