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Is the lamp half empty or half full?

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Thursday March 14, 2013

Bettendorf, IA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This is a street lamp along the Mississippi River Bike path in Bettendorf IA. It contains the remains for caddisflies from last spring.

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3. Clabo
5:21 PM GMT on March 15, 2013
Hjeh, offhand I probably wouldn't know either even if they bit me, but these were supposedly mothlike critters that only came out at night, and were (predictably) attracted to light.
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2. gatyamgal
7:02 AM GMT on March 15, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to comment on my picture and share that story! Last year was terrible for caddisflies. People were actually shoveling them off their driveways and walkways. I learned that they are different from shad flies. Caddisflies are like small moths, shad flies are more like little dragon flies. Last spring, I saw them all over people's vehicles at the river. It is a sight to behold for sure.
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1. Clabo
4:02 AM GMT on March 15, 2013
Whoa. How positively creepy. :D

My sister told me once when she was going to be parking somewhere in a lot (forgot what the occasion was), that if she'd be coming back when it'd be dark, to *NOT* park anywhere near a light.

Wellp, she didn't listen, and when she came back to her car, not only was there a cloud of bugs flying around the light, but her car was quite literally *covered* with them. :D

No idea if they'd be caddisflies or some other bug, but... :D
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About gatyamgal


I am a housewife and live in Bettendorf, Iowa. I have always been interested in nature pictures. My dad did not share my interest. "It's not a picture without people in it!" I think there is room in the world for both kinds. I started here with an exilim pocket camera. I upgraded to an Olympus in the Summer of 2012. In January of 2013 I got a Samsung smart camera. Really nice! I like taking pictures along the shore of the Mississippi River which is just 10 blocks away from my house. I love looking at other people's pictures also.

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