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Phew, what a scorcher !!

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Phew, what a scorcher !!

Fearsomely hot and humid today, more so than in Cairo, Kabul and Bangkok according to the meteo people. Pictures limited by the need to stay huddled indoors around the air-conditioner. Outside almost nothing is moving other than the odd fly, some grumbling Sparrows and Chickadees cowering in the shade, a couple of cabbage white butterflies and this handsome blue fellow sucking up water like a sponge.

The trouble with identifying insects and the like is, I recall from my long distant entomology courses, that too often it comes down to killing the thing and counting hairs on its legs … however, if this isn’t a Blue Mud dauber (Chalybion californicum) it is a close relative in the Sphecid wasp family. It’s good to know these things.

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By | 2016-08-10T13:40:36+00:00 August 10th, 2016|birding, insects, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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