Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Yellow Trout Lily- and a Friend
I was setting up to take this shot of a yellow trout lily, Erythronium americanum, when I noticed this tiny little insect lurking at the top of the flower. It was quite patient and let me take several shots at various angles before flying away. Here along the Olentangy, the white trout lilies outnumber the yellow species by 100 to 1. Albidum seems to prefer sandy soils along rivers and streams, so check in those habitats if you haven't seen the white trout lily. And as far as this insect goes, I think Bugguide.net may be quite helpful. I will post the photo and see what others are able to do with it.