Dexiosoma caninum is the right scientific name.
Carinefferia preying grasshopper
This male Scleropogon picticornis is actually too hot, so lifts his legs alternately.
Maianthemum stellatum with fly pollinator
I think this pollinator is some form of "Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera) from looking in Bug Guide, any futrther ID help greatly appreciated. http://bugguide.net/node/view/14927/bgpage
Goat Mtn 28 May 05
True flies are insects of the order Diptera (from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings). Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. (Some species of flies are exceptional in that they are secondarily flightless). The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional...