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Viewing all entries from 2012 Photo Contest: Insects (other than butterflies and moths)

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By susie77
Bumblebee and coneflower in one of our perennial beds.


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By Manix5
Honey Bees - 9/23/12 - Garfield Park Indianapolis, IN


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By Katnapper
Adult female Tenodera sinensis (Chinese praying mantis) on Goldenrod in a grassy field by my brother's farm.


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By Katnapper
Adult male Tenodera sinensis (Chinese praying mantis) in a small pine tree.


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By lorrizz
I found this katydid hiding out among the hibiscus.


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By lorrizz
Bumblebee on the Butterfly Bush.


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By PAgirl60
Zzzzzzz Time ......


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By fmlyof5
A Katydid caught hanging out on my Hosta


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By Hellann
Ant on Rough Cut Wood


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By haighr
Where's the keyboard? I've got to send this message to you, hold on, hold on!
Mantis was wanting my phone more than the flowers in this one.


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By Laurelai
A carpenter bee perusing the Mexican Flame vine on my back fence.


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By Laurelai
A Signature spider backlit in the morning sun


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By momoftwo607
Golden Orb Spider in my garden


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By Haworthia405
Believe me there really is an insect in this photo...Male Common Walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata) on a Holly.


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By wendychapman
While visiting the beautiful Packwood House Garden in Warwickshire England I noticed the bees enjoying thistle nectar.


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By morganc
Bee stepping out of Cosmos filled with orange pollen.


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By morganc
The buddy system


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By tarziesgirl
Rhinoceros beetle my kids found. The only way to hold it was on it's back. It was so strong it would escape any other way. Don't worry, it was released unharmed after inspection.


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By Marina_Parr
Ms. Praying Mantis invited her boyfriend over for dinner. She just didn't tell him that HE was dinner


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By LadyAshleyR
Broad-tipped Conehead


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By momoftwo607
Eyed Click Beetle


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By firsttwelve
Bumble bee with full pollen sacks on tall coreopsis.


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By firsttwelve
Katydid hidden in pussy willow leaves.


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By marksgrdn
blends right in. hes about 6-7 in. long. scared and impressed at the same time. LOL


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By onewish1


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By onewish1


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By HazelCrestMikeB
Slug sun bathing!


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By daisy_lee
Praying mantis looking for a prey.


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By shorthog
Red wine damsel fly was darting about Caney creek in Oklahoma hills.


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By shorthog
Horned Passalus beetles at the close of the day were marching up the Nature Center sidewalk.


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By picabo
I love the Cicada, an insect with large, red eyes set wide apart on the head and usually has beautiful transparent, well-veined wings. The sound they make is a different thing.


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By picabo
The beautiful flowers of the Red PassionFlower vine are hard to forget. Especially for the ants that always cover the flowers.


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By kwanjin
This little Bumbler visited every evening.


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By deb02809
This grasshopper seemed to love my maypop as much as I did.


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By davidsl88
This Halloween Pennant dragonfly patiently posed while I took his photo.


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By Horsebalm
Native passion flower with it's pollinator the carpenter bee


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By murfun2
A cute little spot my backyard.


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By kniphofia
Bee on astrantia blossom


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By Ruminantia
As snug as a Bumble bee in Physostegia.


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By mygardens
Locust borer on Eupatorium perfoliatum.


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By Ruminantia
Hang on, little Cotinis nitida!


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By Barbara_R
This is a Giant Centipede from Texas. It was curled up at the base of a Christmas Cactus in July 2012.


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By dgrowell9
This is a yellow and black garden spider. I left him alone all summer so he would get large enough for me to take this picture.


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By DMersh
Hoverfly on a knapweed flower


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By DMersh
Hoverfly collecting nectar from a knapweed flower.


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By dgrowell9
A praying mantis having lunch.


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By leemiller38
Wheels Dahlia being bee visited


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By TiaLee1
Baby spiders on the gate


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By TiaLee1
Mantid


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By eden100
iron and dragonfly


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By eden100
cicada on butterflyweed


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By jgarman
Late-afternoon honeybee frolicking on our Dwarf Firecracker sunflowers.


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By mochimo
Smilin' bug


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By lilleesa
And you thought ants were big in your backyard! Try this fellow, the Bulldog Ant, who is native to Australia. This is the largest ant living in Australia. He also packs a punch!


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By compostqueen
I found this insect hanging out on an ornamental millet leaf last summer. I think it's called a long-horned beetle.


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By dragonfly62
Bees making their honey.


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By dragonfly62
Red eyed bee on Coneflower.


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By robinandjenni
Battle of the Bugs on Blue Sea Holly


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By robinandjenni
Dragonfly on Coreopsis


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By mopheads
Hi Wire Act taken with 150mm macro lens, no flash, outdoors in the garden, afternoon, overcast sky.


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By mopheads
Rain Soaked, can't even get my wings open to dry! 150mm macro lens in morning after heavy rain and wind, overcast, no flash.


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By curlgd2
Close up Bee doing it's job.


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By dahollis
Asclepias bugs in coitus


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By Oz_Buddleja
Australian Carpenter bee on Cassia didymobotrya.


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By ScreaminScott
Eastern Boxelder Bug on a dead leaf...


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By foliagefighter
Can you believe an arachnophob took this one? Garden spider....two words that should NOT go together.


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By lakesidewb
Bee on a chive


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By lakesidewb


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By Easybake
This grasshopper was on my tomato plants. Dallas Texas 2012


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By Easybake
Bee And Butterfly together.Ft worth Botanical Garden 2011


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By Pugmeister
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, Xylophagous Leafhopper
(Homalodisca coagulata) feeding on my Commiphora myrrha, Myrrh tree; squirting small droplets of waste from its anus called "leafhopper rain." West Hollywood, CA June 2012.


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By birke
This ladybug looked like he's ready to jump and have a new world record.


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By Sherilou
Green Lynx Spider on a Burpee Rose Giant Cactus Zinnia.


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By ews1951
A late season Bee


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By ews1951
What is he doing to my fish's broccoli?


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By marsrover
Lapping-up nectar on an Autumn Fire Sedum


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By cytf
This is a brown grasshopper on my dinner plate dahlia in my backyard


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By uniquegul
Infant Milk Weed or Butterfly Weed Bug.


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By uniquegul
Adult Milk Weed or Butterfly Weed bug.


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By jmorth
Mantis in the rain...


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By anniemation001
This insect was sat on my car for a short while, then flew away. ID not known. It is about8-10mm long and approximately the same height


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By perkoschilefarm
A hoverfly taking refuge in my mini greenhouse stand during a summer storm.


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By perkoschilefarm
A robber fly and assassin bug having a showdown!


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By jmorth
Captured Feather


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By kwanjin
This Red-Tailed Bumble Bee spent an hour on the Caryopteris.


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By FLPhotoChick
There are many beautiful gardens on campus and the bees take full advantage.


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By pbycraft
And how would you like me to pose?


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By pbycraft
Souther Hawker Dragonfly


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By SweetPeasPlease
Leaf-footed Bug (Leptoglossus oppositus) on tomato.


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By VA_Wild_Rose
A Halloween Pennant in dune grasses


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By VA_Wild_Rose
A dragonfly alights on reeds in the marsh


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By MessyMarvin
I was taking pictures of my sunflowers and decided to stick the camera under this bloom that was leaning downward. I wanted to try to capture the sunshine coming through the flower. To my surprise I had also snapped the picture of this insect crawling in the middle of the sunflower!


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By DebinSC
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly


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By DebinSC
Damselfly, catching the late afternoon rays of sun


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By owlhunt
Bee on my deck


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By owlhunt
spooky


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By MessyMarvin
I zoomed in on the blackeyed susans at my mailbox to make this picture of a preying mantis. It was about five inches long and startled me when I first spotted it.


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By ridoodles
Praying Mantis I found sunning himself on my lawn chair one afternoon this Sept.


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By ridoodles
praying mantis sunning himself in warm september afternoon sunshine


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By RosemanStan
The bees loved our pretty bright amber flowers this year. Captured this one coming in for a landing to collect some pollen.


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By RosemanStan
This Honey Bee seemed to love the fragrance of a bloom on my Golden Celebration rosebush, almost as much as getting some of her pollen.


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By LadyAshleyR
Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis) on 'Autumn Joy' Sedum


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By nonsai
Bark Mantis in flattened camoflage mode.


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By smallwonders
Meadowhawk (Sympetrum sp.)


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By smallwonders
Golden-eyed Lacewing (Chrysopa oculata)


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By Audrey
bug on cosmos


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By jeancc
Bees enjoying Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) at bloom
View portrait (not landscape)


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By Audrey
geranium Buxton's Blue with bee


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By marsrover
Honey bee on Neon Sedum


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By mygardens
June dragonfly


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By venu209


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By photojean
banded cucumber beetle feeding on a pea plant in our garden


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By photojean
green fly on pea plant in our garden


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By fabijoon
Honey bees are in hurry to collect and it is getting late!
my backyard , October2012


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By ginger749


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By ginger749


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By saya
Along came a spider....


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By otis59
These are not caterpillars, but Sawfly larvae. They feed communally on the edges of leaves and when disturbed hold on to the leaf with their front legs and wave their rear ends in the air.


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By kinard
lady bug on an yellow coneflower


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By theherbgirl
A honey bee pausing on a pink bachelors button flower


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By theherbgirl
A grasshopper chomping on some corn silks


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By TUTMOS
cetonia aurata


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By tlcobb
Nasty tomato worm feasting on my tomato plant this summer.


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By Italianstyle
Hi I'm John


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By Italianstyle
Just a little nap and then i will get back to work


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By mommateeh
A Black Widow with the orange and white pattern commonly known as the Latrodectus mactans. Black Widows are strikingly beautifuly, wouldn't you agree?


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By mommateeh
A Praying Mantis atop a plumbago, is such a match.


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By adinamiti
Wasp on a daffodil.


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By adinamiti
Bug.


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By rosemctier
bumblebee on butterfly bush


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By musicgirl4jesus
Juneberry bush with bee


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By musicgirl4jesus
Dragonfly


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By RoseyQ
This was taken at Veteran's Park in the a field with wild flowers.


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By RoseyQ
I had a watermelon outside in September, and a big yellow grasshopper jumped on top of it.


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By carpathiangirl


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By carpathiangirl
So elegant and she knows it!


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By thirteenball
Bee on Camelia Closeup


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By thirteenball
Hornet on Camelia Closeup


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By Hortlove
I was photographing these roses when this little guy came in for a landing. I thought it was perfect that he's yellow just like the flowers he's resting on!


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By gogogarden
The stinkbug was a real problem in my Ontario garden.


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By jeantri127
Preying mantis cleaning up!


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By jeantri127
Waterlily bloom at the New York Botanic Garden "Monet Exhibit"


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By idlewild
Elderberry Beetle


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By Stephanotis1
Cat Toy


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By Stephanotis1
Centipede


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By DaylilySLP
Dragonfly nymph found in our pond.


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By DaylilySLP
Anax junius (Green Darner dragonfly female)


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By sunkissed
A feast of aphids for this ladybug


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By ruharl
Spider


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By ruharl
Spider building a web in the Mums


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By ExplorinLauren
"Happy Little Pollinator", not sure on the species of this bee, but he made a happy little buzzing sound each time he pollinated a flower.


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By ExplorinLauren
"Baby Mantid" You are welcome in my garden anytime!


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By kbert1a
Unknown insect on Butterfly Bush


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By bottlegreen
an eater of insects, if not an insect itself (one of my house spiders, whose presence is encouraged)


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By judy56


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By hstobin
This "paper wasp" seemed to live at the water bowl I keep on my deck in Salem, OR.


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By danmo


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By hstobin
While walking in the nature reserve outside Eugene, OR, I saw many of these ctenucha enjoying the fruits of the field.


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By mcash70
Blister beetle on a wild aster


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By mcash70
Grasshopper on a daylily leaf


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By whittleseyCreek
This orange belted bumble bee doesn't seem to mind dangling from two florets on this purple allium as it collects the sweet nectar.


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By whittleseyCreek
In early summer this orange belted bumble bee hovers over a purple allium in attempts to collect it's sweet nectar.


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By plexippus
Katydid


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By plexippus
Wumpy the Daring Jumping Spider - This little spider was our pet for the better part of a year. She was a great mother and laid several clutches of eggs and raised hundreds of tiny baby spiders who were released into our garden.


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By rosyapplepie
This photo was taken of a Hornet on a yellow flower at Soos Creek Botanical Gardens.


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By GratefulGardenGirl
Yellow Rose with Beneficial Insect


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By GratefulGardenGirl
Writing Spider


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By vmr423
October bumblebee checking out the last of the coleus flowers.


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By andste13


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By warriorswisdomkathy


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By vjbiz


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By vjbiz


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By fabijoon
Honey bee gathers none stop!time to go back to hive

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