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favorite bug macro and close ups

No bugs were harmed or bothered by me in any of these photos. Bugs were on occasion harmed by each other but not me. I do not mount, freeze, pose or capture or disturb them in any way other than a brief flash of light.
Gallery: Drawn to the light.
:: Gallery: Drawn to the light.  ::
Gallery: Moths from our back wall
:: Gallery: Moths from our back wall ::
Gallery: One ant on a suicide mission
:: Gallery: One ant on a suicide mission ::
Gallery: 30 minutes in the weed patch gallery
:: Gallery: 30 minutes in the weed patch gallery ::
Praying mantis vs grass hopper
:: Praying mantis vs grass hopper ::
grass-like mantis
"grass-like" mantis
Grass like mantid with prey
Grass like mantid with prey
bee landing on cherry blossom
bee landing on cherry blossom
deadly (to bee) vorroa mite
deadly (to bee) vorroa mite
warning close enough (southern yellow jacket )
warning close enough (southern yellow jacket )
Mexican Honey wasp
Mexican Honey wasp
pushing your luck fella
pushing your luck fella
red paper wasp
red paper wasp
potter wasp
potter wasp
assassin bug with syphrid on a rose petal plate
assassin bug with syphrid on a rose petal plate
tiger fly with prey
tiger fly with prey
eyes of the fly
eyes of the fly
fly silhouette
fly silhouette
bad hair day (long legged fly)
bad hair day ("long legged fly")
spider with fly on a rose petal
spider with fly on a rose petal
dragon on the wire
dragon on the wire
dragon fly
dragon fly
Dragonfly shot with 80-400mm VR
Dragonfly shot with 80-400mm VR
dragonfly portrait
dragonfly portrait
broadheaded bug
broadheaded bug
Late December Monarch (male)
Late December Monarch (male)
american snout butterfly
american snout butterfly
Ant mimic broad headed bug nymph
Ant mimic broad headed bug nymph
fire ant
fire ant
Lynx spider waitng to ambush dinner
Lynx spider waitng to ambush dinner
gotcha
gotcha
unknown caterpiller
unknown caterpiller
Something I should be doing more of..
Something I should be doing more of..
Lady bug convention on a pumpkin stalk
Lady bug convention on a pumpkin stalk
Rose eating cucumber beetle
Rose eating cucumber beetle
katydid and crab spider
katydid and crab spider
mantis with cone head grass hopper
mantis with cone head grass hopper
hunter becomes the hunted
hunter becomes the hunted
Leaf Beetle    Cryptocephalus mutabilis
Leaf Beetle Cryptocephalus mutabilis
portrait
portrait
mantis
mantis
From the back yard
From the back yard
love is in the air...
love is in the air...
Texas leaf cutter ants just outside our camp at Garner (VERY passive ants)
Texas leaf cutter ants just outside our camp at Garner (VERY passive ants)
Harvester ants preparing for a nuptial flight. Pogonomyrmex Comanche
Harvester ants preparing for a nuptial flight. Pogonomyrmex Comanche
Sphinx moth Davis Mountains Tx on Mountain Laurel
Sphinx moth Davis Mountains Tx on Mountain Laurel
harvester ant removing a germinating seed from it's nest.
harvester ant removing a germinating seed from it's nest.
bee cropped from D800E image (100% crop)
bee cropped from D800E image (100% crop)
Comical looking Lace Bugs D800E
Comical looking "Lace Bugs" D800E
100% crop D800E
100% crop D800E
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)
Midget Sulpher
Midget Sulpher
Bee and Yucca Davis Mountains
Bee and Yucca Davis Mountains
Midget/Dainty  Sulpher
Midget/Dainty Sulpher
d800e and small crab spider
d800e and small crab spider
Harvester ant with more than a seed.
Harvester ant with more than a seed.
Harvester ant being attacked by Big Headed ants.
Harvester ant being attacked by Big Headed ants.
Hair Streak on Vitex
Hair Streak on Vitex
bee fly
bee fly
jumping spider
jumping spider
hairstreak
hairstreak
Bark Gnawing Beetle
Bark Gnawing Beetle
metallic beetle.jpg
metallic beetle.jpg
under UV flashlight at Monahans Sand Dunes SP
under UV flashlight at Monahans Sand Dunes SP
Skipper
Skipper
Snout butterfly on Vitex
Snout butterfly on Vitex
green metallic bee
green metallic bee
Large Wolf Spider in Del Rio Texas.
Large Wolf Spider in Del Rio Texas.
Black Widow Del Rio Texas
Black Widow Del Rio Texas
Blister Beetle in SW Texas.
Blister Beetle in SW Texas.
katydid on sunflower bud
katydid on sunflower bud
Skipper on Vitex
Skipper on Vitex
Assassin bug nymph with lace bug
Assassin bug nymph with lace bug
Lucky snag of a hover fly
Lucky snag of a hover fly
Jumping spider with an unwary victim
Jumping spider with an unwary victim
fungus farming ant
fungus farming ant
assassin bug and bee
assassin bug and bee
beetle
beetle
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A207_6345.jpg
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A207_6380.jpg
damsel fly
damsel fly
grasshopper
grasshopper
dobson fly
dobson fly
juvenile black widow
juvenile black widow
Underside of juvenile black widow
Underside of juvenile black widow
katydid in the pampas grass
katydid in the pampas grass
labyrinth spider
labyrinth spider
wasp Cerceris
wasp Cerceris
Crab Spider
Crab Spider
Bagrada bugs
Bagrada bugs
Bee Fly
Bee Fly
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B207_7614.jpg
mite
mite
Ground beetle Pasimachus?
Ground beetle Pasimachus?
moth and mushroom
moth and mushroom
turret ant
turret ant
Solitary bee settled down for the evening.
Solitary bee settled down for the evening.
Leaf hopper
Leaf hopper
Unknown moth
Unknown moth
Crazy little moth about 1/8 long Heliodinidae
Crazy little moth about 1/8" long Heliodinidae
Queen butterflies on Blue Mist Flower
Queen butterflies on Blue Mist Flower
American Beauty on Vitex
American Beauty on Vitex
Common Mestra on Groundsel Flower
Common Mestra on Groundsel Flower
green metallic sweat bee
green metallic sweat bee
Grey Hairstreak on Groundsel flower
Grey Hairstreak on Groundsel flower
Dainty Sulfur portrait
Dainty Sulfur portrait
Plume Moth
Plume Moth
Bee fly
Bee fly
Crab spider with lunch
Crab spider with lunch
winter grasshopper
winter grasshopper
Juniper Hairstreak on a red bud tree
Juniper Hairstreak on a red bud tree
Found Hopper, thought Flick ran him off..
Found Hopper, thought Flick ran him off..
unknown bee on feather dalea
unknown bee on feather dalea
Hover fly stack of 4 images (hand held)
Hover fly stack of 4 images (hand held)
Thread wasted wasp clamped onto a sage bush for a good night of rest
Thread wasted wasp clamped onto a sage bush for a good night of rest
I guess more soldier beetles would be a good thing.
I guess more soldier beetles would be a good thing.
unknown beetle
unknown beetle
scorpion
scorpion
scentless plant bugs
scentless plant bugs
bee assassin
bee assassin
Cyphomyrmex
Cyphomyrmex
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207_8070.jpg
Reakirt's blue on a dried up groundsel
Reakirt's blue on a dried up groundsel
Tiny Checkerspot
Tiny Checkerspot
Jumping spider under russian sage flower
Jumping spider under russian sage flower
native bee on globe mallow
native bee on globe mallow
reikerts blue on tansy aster
reikerts blue on tansy aster
Skipper closeup
Skipper closeup
Checker spot?
Checker spot?
robber fly and prey
robber fly and prey
Bee fly
Bee fly
Moth
Moth
Small Skipper on grass seed stalk
Small Skipper on grass seed stalk
Ant Lion
Ant Lion
Moth portrait
Moth portrait
Moth
Moth
worlds busiest flower
worlds busiest flower
Comanche harvester ant with a feather.
Comanche harvester ant with a feather.
damsel
damsel
Little hunter.
Little hunter.
Green green grasshopper
Green green grasshopper
fruit fly
fruit fly
Seed beetle on mesquite bean
Seed beetle on mesquite bean
robber fly
robber fly
Sleepy Orange on thistle
Sleepy Orange on thistle
Hover fly
Hover fly
Jumping spider on the diving board.
Jumping spider on the diving board.
Not always safe in the weed patch
Not always safe in the weed patch
Little sweat bee tucked in for the night.
Little sweat bee tucked in for the night.
begrada bug
begrada bug
rain bug/velvet mite
rain bug/velvet mite
Silly weevil
Silly weevil
small fly
small fly
Harvester ant queen snapping her wings off.
Harvester ant queen snapping her wings off.
Queen ant portrait
Queen ant portrait
queen ant
queen ant
unknown moth
unknown moth
unknown nymph on aster
unknown nymph on aster
Leaf cutter bee on vitex
Leaf cutter bee on vitex
Beelike Tachinid fly
Beelike Tachinid fly
Tussock moth caterpillar
Tussock moth caterpillar
D800E 100% crop Beelike Tachinid fly
D800E 100% crop Beelike Tachinid fly
Leaf bug with mite on leg.
Leaf bug with mite on leg.
Sweat bee on a globe mallow. Tucking in for the night.
Sweat bee on a globe mallow. Tucking in for the night.
Sweat bee cropped.
Sweat bee cropped.
Leaf cutting bee on Camphor daisy
Leaf cutting bee on Camphor daisy
Common Sootywing on camphor daisy
Common Sootywing on camphor daisy
cool robber fly
cool robber fly
beetle mania
beetle mania
unknown nymph
unknown nymph
Western Pygmy Blue
Western Pygmy Blue
hopper on cosmos flower
hopper on cosmos flower
Pyramid and harvester ant altercation
Pyramid and harvester ant altercation
green sweat bee on thistle
green sweat bee on thistle
When one wins the other looses.
When one wins the other looses.
I got this
I got this
hang in there.
hang in there.
Gulf Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary
Nightmare on Daisy street.
Nightmare on Daisy street.
Marine Blue
Marine Blue
katydid portrait
katydid portrait
unknown caterpillar
unknown caterpillar
tiny beetle
tiny beetle
Bugs? Heck no, I'm waiting for a hummingbird!
Bugs? Heck no, I'm waiting for a hummingbird!
Classic pollinator
Classic pollinator
unknown
unknown
Sooty wing
Sooty wing
big Bee Fly visiting this evening.
big Bee Fly visiting this evening.
White Checkered Skipper
White Checkered Skipper
battered wings Sleepy Orange maybe
battered wings Sleepy Orange maybe
Vesta Crescent
Vesta Crescent
Queen butterfly
Queen butterfly
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207_9253.jpg
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207_1196.jpg
tortoise beetle
tortoise beetle
Monarch
Monarch
Queen butterfly looks a lot like a Monarch..
Queen butterfly looks a lot like a Monarch..
I dare you..
I dare you..
Shield bug on a bud
Shield bug on a bud
velvet ant
velvet ant
Common Mestra
Common Mestra
Western Pygmy Blues
Western Pygmy Blues
Sleepy Orange
Sleepy Orange
Velvety tree ants in the Sacramento Mountains
Velvety tree ants in the Sacramento Mountains
Texas Leaf Cutter Ant  From the Texas Hill Country.
Texas Leaf Cutter Ant From the Texas Hill Country.
pink grasshopper?
pink grasshopper?
Sphinx moth
Sphinx moth
Grasshopper just molted and wings were too soft to fly.
Grasshopper just molted and wings were too soft to fly.
bad hair day
bad hair day
unknown.
unknown.
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RAM_1619.jpg
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RAM_1636.jpg
2 grasshopper in the yard
2" grasshopper in the yard
Grasshopper crop
Grasshopper crop
Large black widow spider
Large black widow spider
shield bug
shield bug
Tachnid fly
Tachnid fly
lace bug
lace bug
junior katydid on bindweed flower
junior katydid on bindweed flower
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207_6255.jpg
unknown beetle
unknown beetle
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207_6692.jpg
nymph molting
nymph molting
drain fly form stacked images
drain fly form stacked images
Juvenile black widow
Juvenile black widow
Palo Verde Root Borer
Palo Verde Root Borer
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207_7348.jpg
Little metallic green sweat bee, been scarce this year.
Little metallic green sweat bee, been scarce this year.
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207_7458.jpg
fly on daisy
fly on daisy