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FredHOctober 7th, 2011, 7:56 am
Lake Charles , Louisiana

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Here is a few more to show the range of size and shape that can be achieved within the pattern .
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TaxonOctober 7th, 2011, 10:43 am
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Plano, TX

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Hi Fred-

That black & white one on the right strongly resembles Rosalia funebris (Banded Alder Borer). That what it is?
Roger Rohrbeck
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Jmd123October 7th, 2011, 1:17 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
They ALL look like they are modelled on actual species! Just beautiful, Fred!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
FredHOctober 8th, 2011, 9:23 am
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
Roger you and Jonathon are both correct . I use Arther V. Evans book "Field Guide to insects and spiders of North America" as a reference guide. It has some nice photos as well as the insects average size and range. I have become some what of a insect junkie . I buy every insect reference book I come across.

Fred
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Jmd123October 8th, 2011, 10:28 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
I can recognize a green stink bug, a milkweed beetle, a cucumber beetle, and a Colorado potato beetle, at least. We have a tiny green weevil, about a size 18 or 20 in hook, that I have found in the stomachs of trout (back when I used to kill and eat them, at least) in the Maple River in northern Michigan. If I run into them again, I will most definitely have to try your technique! As I said before, I imagine that these beetles of yours just slay those big fat southern panfish. I had a tremendous fondness for redbreast sunnies while I was living in San Marcos, TX - beautiful, stream-dwelling, and surface feeding!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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