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Sunday, August 5, 2018

fly-fly-fleabane

Life and death on daisy fleabane

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 68 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure barometric pressure 30.13” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 59.

Forecast:

Today begins another stretch of hot and humid conditions as drier weather moves over the region. Temperatures will warm into the upper 80s to lower 90s through early part of the work week. Relief will come on Tuesday night into Wednesday as low pressure heads our way out of the Great Lakes bringing unsettled weather through the rest of the week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning becoming sunny and hot. Highs will be in the upper 80s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 60s and light and variable winds.

Monday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. It’ll be hot’n’humid with highs around 90 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy and humid with lows in the upper 60s and south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday showers and thunderstorms are likely. It’ll be humid with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60° and a high of 81°.
The record low was 43° in 1972.
The record high was 95° in 1955.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:43AM
Sunset: PM
Length of day: 14:27:41
Today will be 2:27 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.7 days old with 44% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:16AM
Moonset: 2:31PM

About Today’s Photo:

I almost missed this little life and death drama unfolding on some daisy fleabane in our front field. I first saw the dead fly, but I had to look really closely (and put on my glasses…) to see the camouflaged bug that was dining on the dead one. I haven’t identified the predator yet—perhaps some variety of assasin bug? Any ideas?

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Deb

    It looks like an ambush bug. I often see a yellow-brown version on goldenrods- but with the same strong front legs.

    August 5, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    • Thanks Deb… Assassin, ambush… kinda similar MOs…
      Cheers,
      John

      August 6, 2018 at 8:20 am

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