Spent half of a morning in the ENT office for a salivary gland biopsy. Found myself waiting for a good while so decided to take a few pics.
Autoimmune diseases are no joke.
So today I was sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather and this little guy decided to visit.
Aka Mantis Relgiosa. They have very long front legs that they hold in a position that reminds people of praying. Praying mantids are carnivores, eating mainly insects and other small animals. Many gardeners and farmers welcome mantids, because the insects they eat are often pests that hurt crops.
The mantids also eat spiders, frogs, lizards, and even small birds.
Hemerocallis fulva, the orange day-lily, tawny daylily, tiger daylily, fulvous daylily or ditch lily (also railroad daylily, roadside daylily, outhouse lily, and wash-house lily), is a species of daylily native to Asia.
The Praying Mantis aka Mantis religiosa. They are Invertebrates and Carnivores. Their average life span is about 1 year.
I spent almost 4 hours at the Opthamologist having various tests completed so I kept myself busy photographing the equipment because I find it fascinating.
Mating Golden Backed Snipe Flies aka Chrysopilus thoracicus. This fly is observed in early to mid-spring perched quietly on low vegetation in deciduous woodlands.
This species of fly is one of around 120,000 members worldwide of the order Diptera. Snipe flies tend to be large flies with long legs relative to their body size, rounded heads, and tapering abdomens. C. thoracicus is marked by smoky wings with dark veins on a translucent membrane.
Its most distinctive feature is the patch of brilliant gold hair positioned on the upper thorax.
As with most insects, the females of this species are much more robust than the males. Both sexes commonly reach 10-12 mm in length.
Golden-backed snipe flies can be found throughout eastern North America.
They appear in the late spring and early summer, and have been observed mating in late May and early June, although timing likely varies.
Adult snipe flies are typically predatory on other insects, although some members of the family do feed on human or other mammal blood. It is thought that C. thoracicus is in the predatory class, although they have been observed to eat little.