|We were lucky, no major storms hit, but the rain cover was a great idea|
|Scaphinotus petersi is a snail eater, and I found the two under the same piece of bark|
Collection methods varied accordingly, from gleaning and substrate sifting to black lighting with a sheet for night flying insects, to searching with bright headlights for night active beetles and uv-flash lights for fluorescing scorpions, to setting pit-fall traps, peeling lots of bark and rolling many logs.We also tried to cover different elevations, including the oak juniper region further down the mountain (Noon Creek Campground)
|Leptomantispa sp., a mantisfly at the black light at Noon Creek|
|Sesiidae, Carmenta giliae, wasp mimicry clearwing moth|
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Shannon Campground and trail
Columbine Corrals and high elevation meadows
Noon Creek black light
We are still working on the identifications of some species, so you may want to visit again later if you are curious. For completeness, I have augmented the actual Mt. Graham photos with a couple of pictures from other sites. Those are of insects that I have frequently found before and did not photograph again on this trip.
|Several Nicrophorus marginatus turned up in the bathrooms of the campground|
|Caterpillar of Lophocampa maculata, Spotted Tussock Moth|