Insects

The Insect Macros section contains 150 images of Bees, Flies, Dragonflies and Damselflies,
Katydids, Apache Cicadas, Ladybugs, Mantises, Spiders and other insects on two pages, with
detailed species information. An Overview page contains sample images from each section page.

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Bees, Flies and Dragonflies

Miscellaneous Insects:
Katydids, Cicadas, Ladybugs, Mantis, Spiders and more

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There are 4 Galleries in the the Insect Macros Collection:

Bees & Wasps                    Butterflies
Insects C, D, F              Insects K to S

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Forget-me-Not with Bee HS8761

A Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on a cluster of Forget-me-Nots.

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Lamb’s Ear with Bee X4833

A Honey Bee on Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina).

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Carpenter Bee 0068c

A male Western Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa californica).

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Carpenter Bee Break Time 0088 M

A Carpenter Bee sitting on a Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), taking a break and enjoying the garden view.

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Sweat Bee on Poppy 0844

A Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon mexicanus) on a California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

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Black Fly on Tithonia 2364

A Black Syrphid Fly (the Mexican Cactus Fly, Copestylum mexicanum) on a Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower).
 The Mexican Cactus Fly is a large, black syrphid fly, a family of flower-loving flies which includes the hoverflies.

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Colorful View 3009

A Syrphid Fly surveys the garden from a brilliant red Cockscomb (Celosia) in the late afternoon.

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Blue Dragonfly 6229c M

A male Eastern Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) perched over a stream in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Damselfly X2748

A male Vivid Dancer Damselfly (Argia vivida) perched in Huntington Garden, in San Marino CA.

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Dragonfly on Lotus 4241 M

Detail of the wings, thorax and head of a male Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata) on Lotus.

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There are 4 Galleries in the the Insect Macros Collection:

Bees & Wasps                    Butterflies
Insects C, D, F              Insects K to S

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Katydid Colorful Hideaway 5908

A Scudderia Bush Katydid eyes the photographer from a vibrantly colorful perch inside a rose.

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Katydid Nymph 2470

A Scudderia Bush Katydid nymph with white-banded black antennae poses on a daisy,
displaying its highly-figured bronze body for the photographer while searching for food.

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Apache Cicada X5564

An Apache Cicada (Diceroprocta apache) clinging to a tree in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

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Ladybug 1517

A Ladybug (Convergent Ladybird Beetle) searches a leaf for prey at Sepulveda Wildlife Refuge.

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Mantis X4855

A female California Mantis (Stagmomantis californica) posing under a leaf. Females generally have
a more bulbous lower abdomen, but the only certain way of identifying the female is to count segments.
The California Mantis can be identified by the dark markings atop the prothorax (longest thorax segment).

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Green Lynx Spider 6794

The Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) is the largest of the North American lynx spiders.
Aside from the spitting spiders (Scytodidae), the Green Lynx is the only spider which can spit venom.

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Orbweaver Spider 2498c

A Cross Orbweaver female hanging in her web at Descanso Gardens in La Canada/Flintridge.
This spider was in deep shadow in the late afternoon, and I used a Maglite to illuminate her body.

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Black Ground Beetle 5579

A close detail shot of a Common Black Ground Beetle or Carabid Beetle in the genus Pterostichus.

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Bees & Wasps                    Butterflies
Insects C, D, F              Insects K to S

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