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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: Just butterflies
:: Gallery: Just butterflies ::
Praying mantis vs grass hopper
:: Praying mantis vs grass hopper ::
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
tiger fly with prey
tiger fly with prey
eyes of the fly
eyes of the fly
dragon fly
dragon fly
dragonfly portrait
dragonfly portrait
Lady bug convention on a pumpkin stalk
Lady bug convention on a pumpkin stalk
mantis with cone head grass hopper
mantis with cone head grass hopper
Leaf Beetle    Cryptocephalus mutabilis
Leaf Beetle Cryptocephalus mutabilis
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)
100% crop D800E
100% crop D800E
Harvester ant being attacked by Big Headed ants.
Harvester ant being attacked by Big Headed ants.
jumping spider
jumping spider
under UV flashlight at Monahans Sand Dunes SP
under UV flashlight at Monahans Sand Dunes SP
Large Wolf Spider in Del Rio Texas.
Large Wolf Spider in Del Rio Texas.
Blister Beetle in SW Texas.
Blister Beetle in SW Texas.
katydid on sunflower bud
katydid on sunflower bud
Lucky snag of a hover fly
Lucky snag of a hover fly
assassin bug and bee
assassin bug and bee
katydid in the pampas grass
katydid in the pampas grass
wasp Cerceris
wasp Cerceris
Bee Fly
Bee Fly
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B207_7614.jpg
mite
mite
Ground beetle Pasimachus?
Ground beetle Pasimachus?
Leaf hopper
Leaf hopper
green metallic sweat bee
green metallic sweat bee
Found Hopper, thought Flick ran him off..
Found Hopper, thought Flick ran him off..
scorpion
scorpion
bee assassin
bee assassin
Lady bug
Lady bug
Jumping spider under russian sage flower
Jumping spider under russian sage flower
worlds busiest flower
worlds busiest flower
Comanche harvester ant with a feather.
Comanche harvester ant with a feather.
Hover fly
Hover fly
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
Queen ant portrait
Queen ant portrait
Beelike Tachinid fly
Beelike Tachinid fly
Chimney bee cropped.
Chimney bee cropped.
Leaf cutting bee on Camphor daisy
Leaf cutting bee on Camphor daisy
cool robber fly
cool robber fly
green sweat bee on thistle
green sweat bee on thistle
I got this
I got this
Nightmare on Daisy street.
Nightmare on Daisy street.
katydid portrait
katydid portrait
Bugs? Heck no, I'm waiting for a hummingbird!
Bugs? Heck no, I'm waiting for a hummingbird!
Classic pollinator
Classic pollinator
tortoise beetle
tortoise beetle
I dare you..
I dare you..
Shield bug on a bud
Shield bug on a bud
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RAM_1619.jpg
Grasshopper crop
Grasshopper crop
Large black widow spider
Large black widow spider
Tachnid fly
Tachnid fly
junior katydid on bindweed flower
junior katydid on bindweed flower
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
longhorn bee/globe mallow
longhorn bee/globe mallow
assassin bug gets assassinated by Bordered Mantis
assassin bug gets assassinated by Bordered Mantis
darkling beetle with mite
darkling beetle with mite
robber fly (mallophora fautrix) and bee
robber fly (mallophora fautrix) and bee
Eight spotted flea beetle
Eight spotted flea beetle
cactus bug nymph
cactus bug nymph
Lacewing larvae with bug shells for camo
Lacewing larvae with bug shells for camo
hair streak caterpillar with attending ant.
hair streak caterpillar with attending ant.
tiny sweat bee
tiny sweat bee
small mite on mist flower
small mite on mist flower
bee fly and drop
bee fly and drop
honey bee
honey bee
big mantis
big mantis
fly on globe mallow
fly on globe mallow
damselfly
damselfly
We have lift off...
We have lift off...
weevil
weevil
Cardinal jumping spider possibly?
Cardinal jumping spider possibly?
crab spider waiting for lunch
crab spider waiting for lunch
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207_5061.jpg
Lynx spider
Lynx spider
Harvester ant
Harvester ant
hallelujah crab spider...
"hallelujah" crab spider...
Lady out for a morning stroll
Lady out for a morning stroll
Blooms in spit ball.
Blooms in spit ball.
Pyramid ants in aster
Pyramid ants in aster
Unknown fly Tachinid fly maybe?
Unknown fly Tachinid fly maybe?
European honey bee
European honey bee
Crab spider on thistle
Crab spider on thistle
Chimney bee
Chimney bee
Chimney bees
Chimney bees
Chimney bee in aster
Chimney bee in aster
Bee in cholla cactus bloom
Bee in cholla cactus bloom
Tachinid fly
Tachinid fly
Unknown fly
Unknown fly
crab spider on frog fruit
crab spider on frog fruit
honey bee and white prickly poppy
honey bee and white prickly poppy
drone fly
drone fly
Tachinid portrait
Tachinid portrait
unknown fly
unknown fly
Small solitary chimney bee in globe mallow.
Small solitary chimney bee in globe mallow.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
Small fly big eyes!
Small fly big eyes!
Bee fly making a spit ball on frog fruit.
Bee fly making a spit ball on frog fruit.
Hover fly
Hover fly
Unknown fly portrait
Unknown fly portrait
metallic sweat bees
metallic sweat bees
bee fly
bee fly
Morning yellow jacket
Morning yellow jacket
Green sweat bee on indian blanket flower
Green sweat bee on indian blanket flower
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RAM_0535.jpg
cooperative damselfly
cooperative damselfly
Metallic Green Bee on Frogfruit flower
Metallic Green Bee on Frogfruit flower
Dragonfly in the yard.
Dragonfly in the yard.
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DSC_3207.jpg
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DSC_3228.jpg
pyramid ants defending territory against a harvester ant.
pyramid ants defending territory against a harvester ant.
bee fly
bee fly
Crab spider catches a hover fly.
Crab spider catches a hover fly.
Love is blind!
Love is blind!
Small tarantula at Seminole Canyon SP (SW Texas).
Small tarantula at Seminole Canyon SP (SW Texas).
Imported european honey bee.
Imported european honey bee.
Honey bee three shot hand held stacked in serene stacker.
Honey bee three shot hand held stacked in serene stacker.
Checkered White caterpillar
Checkered White caterpillar
Soaked bee after a light rain
Soaked bee after a light rain
metallic green sweat bee
metallic green sweat bee
Mason/Potter bee on rayless green thread
Mason/Potter bee on rayless green thread
Flies do their share of pollinating too.
Flies do their share of pollinating too.
flower scarab beetle eating and pollinating.
flower scarab beetle eating and pollinating.
sweat bee
sweat bee
Sand wasp
Sand wasp
European honey bee on stickleaf flower
European honey bee on stickleaf flower
California Anthophora bee
California Anthophora bee
unknown
unknown
Sweat bee on frog fruit flower
Sweat bee on frog fruit flower
Sweat bee on skeleton leaf golden eye
Sweat bee on skeleton leaf golden eye
Leaf cutter bee on skeleton leaf golden eye
Leaf cutter bee on skeleton leaf golden eye
Sand wasp
Sand wasp
Metallic green sweat bee on snapdragon vine.
Metallic green sweat bee on snapdragon vine.
Sweat bee leaving frog fruit.
Sweat bee leaving frog fruit.
metallic green sweat bee on frog fruit
metallic green sweat bee on frog fruit
Sweat bee on vitex
Sweat bee on vitex
metallic green sweat bee
metallic green sweat bee
Drone fly
Drone fly
Sweat bee on sunflower
Sweat bee on sunflower
Bee in my bee hotel.
Bee in my "bee hotel".
Carpenter ant on a sunflower
Carpenter ant on a sunflower
Sweat bee leaving it's nest burrow.
Sweat bee leaving it's nest burrow.
Bordered Mantis
Bordered Mantis