Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Invertebrates
    Index Page


Arachnids

Argiopinae sp.
Orb Spider


Insects

Hymenoptera

Bombus sp.
Bumblebee


Lepidoptera

Basilarchia archippus
Viceroy


Everes comynta comynta
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly


Hyles lineata
Sphinx moth


Megistro cymela cymela
Little Wood Satyr Butterfly


Pterous glaucus glaucus
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly


Pterous troilus troilus
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly


Speyeria aphrodite
Aphrodite Butterfly


Vanessa atalanta rubria
Red Admiral Butterfly


Vanessa cardui
American Painted Lady Butterfly


Juvenile form of moths, butterflies and skippers

Odonata

June 7, 2002 - We're totally rebuilding our Odonata section, which was (alas) riddled with errors.

Epiaeschna heros
Swamp Darner


    About Edge of the Prairie


Edge of the Prairie is an independent production of Becknell and Lucas Media, Ltd., P.O. Box 16, North Judson, Indiana 46366. It is published as a public service to help aid in the appreciation and enjoyment of nature in general and the unique qualities of sand prairies and oak savannas in particular. If you have questions, comments, suggestions or corrections please address them to the site editor, Marty Lucas at marty@bigeastern.com.

Obviously we're only showing a tiny percentage of the myriads of invertebrate animals living in this complex ecosytem, but we hope you find this inspires you to go out and make your own observations and discoveries. One thing we'd like you to notice: all of these creatures were photographed without killing or even capturing them. We may have annoyed them somewhat.

All photographs posted on this web site are by Marty Lucas, are protected by copyright and all rights are expressly reserved. Students may use any photograph for a school report, class report, non-profit scholarly study provided there is no publication. Otherwise, please request permission to use photographs by writing e-mail.

Edge of the Prairie was a pavillion in the 1996 Internet World's Exposition. An enhanced version of the original site is available on the CD-ROM companion to Carl Malamud's book about the fair: "A World's Fair for the Global Village" on MIT Press.

 

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