Close-up of a dead mayfly found in my office.
Last night, while I was watching a basketball game, I heard something flying and hitting the screen door. I realized it was some kind of a beetle, so I quickly grabbed my camera equipment and a jar to collect it. I put it in the fridge for a minute or two to cool it down, and then took some photos of it. I believe it is a Hermit Flower Beetle (Osmoderma sp.) but I am not particularly certain what species it is (only three species found in Canada).
Portrait of the beetle. Quite cute.
Took this photo this evening when I was in a rush of going to the bus to catch a bus home. I think they are Cedar Waxwings (with pale undertail; while Bohemian Waxwings have rufous undertail), but I could be wrong. First sighting of the year for me.