Santa Fe National Forest hike

Hiked on 8/2/20 in Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico. Saw abundant insects- Vanessa, Blue Fungus Beetle, Bee Flies, Polygonia, Speyeria, wasps, bees, more flies, butterflies, grasshoppers. Saw also, to my excitement, 4 horned lizards. The first one puffed up and gaped in a threat display. The last one was large and attractively colored. Also found an old cow carcass.

Posted by ectothermist ectothermist, August 24, 2020 20:06

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

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August 2020

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Blue Fungus Beetle (Cypherotylus californicus)

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August 2020

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Banded Bee Flies (Tribe Villini)

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August 2020

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Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)

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August 2020

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Cutworm Wasps (Genus Podalonia)

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August 2020

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August 2020

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Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)

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August 2020

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August 2020

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Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)

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August 2020

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Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)

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August 2020

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Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)

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August 2020

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Clear-winged Grasshopper (Camnula pellucida)

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August 2020

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Red-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus rufocinctus)

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August 2020

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

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August 2020

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Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)

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August 2020

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Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)

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August 2020

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Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly (Eristalis stipator)

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August 2020

Comments

Nice horned lizard photos.

Posted by naturephotosuze about 2 years ago (Flag)

Thanks!

Posted by ectothermist about 2 years ago (Flag)

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