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By susie77Bumblebee and coneflower in one of our perennial beds.
By Manix5Honey Bees - 9/23/12 - Garfield Park Indianapolis, IN
By KatnapperAdult female Tenodera sinensis (Chinese praying mantis) on Goldenrod in a grassy field by my brother's farm.
By KatnapperAdult male Tenodera sinensis (Chinese praying mantis) in a small pine tree.
By lorrizzI found this katydid hiding out among the hibiscus.
By lorrizzBumblebee on the Butterfly Bush.
By PAgirl60Zzzzzzz Time ......
By fmlyof5A Katydid caught hanging out on my Hosta
By HellannAnt on Rough Cut Wood
By haighrWhere'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.
By LaurelaiA carpenter bee perusing the Mexican Flame vine on my back fence.
By LaurelaiA Signature spider backlit in the morning sun
By momoftwo607Golden Orb Spider in my garden
By Haworthia405Believe me there really is an insect in this photo...Male Common Walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata) on a Holly.
By wendychapmanWhile visiting the beautiful Packwood House Garden in Warwickshire England I noticed the bees enjoying thistle nectar.
By morgancBee stepping out of Cosmos filled with orange pollen.
By morgancThe buddy system
By tarziesgirlRhinoceros 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.
By Marina_ParrMs. Praying Mantis invited her boyfriend over for dinner. She just didn't tell him that HE was dinner
By LadyAshleyRBroad-tipped Conehead
By momoftwo607Eyed Click Beetle
By firsttwelveBumble bee with full pollen sacks on tall coreopsis.
By firsttwelveKatydid hidden in pussy willow leaves.
By marksgrdnblends right in. hes about 6-7 in. long. scared and impressed at the same time. LOL
By HazelCrestMikeBSlug sun bathing!
By daisy_leePraying mantis looking for a prey.
By shorthogRed wine damsel fly was darting about Caney creek in Oklahoma hills.
By shorthogHorned Passalus beetles at the close of the day were marching up the Nature Center sidewalk.
By picaboI 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.
By picaboThe beautiful flowers of the Red PassionFlower vine are hard to forget. Especially for the ants that always cover the flowers.
By kwanjinThis little Bumbler visited every evening.
By deb02809This grasshopper seemed to love my maypop as much as I did.
By davidsl88This Halloween Pennant dragonfly patiently posed while I took his photo.
By HorsebalmNative passion flower with it's pollinator the carpenter bee
By murfun2A cute little spot my backyard.
By kniphofiaBee on astrantia blossom
By RuminantiaAs snug as a Bumble bee in Physostegia.
By mygardensLocust borer on Eupatorium perfoliatum.
By Ruminantia Hang on, little Cotinis nitida!
By Barbara_RThis is a Giant Centipede from Texas. It was curled up at the base of a Christmas Cactus in July 2012.
By dgrowell9This 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.
By DMershHoverfly on a knapweed flower
By DMershHoverfly collecting nectar from a knapweed flower.
By dgrowell9A praying mantis having lunch.
By leemiller38Wheels Dahlia being bee visited
By TiaLee1Baby spiders on the gate
By eden100iron and dragonfly
By eden100cicada on butterflyweed
By jgarmanLate-afternoon honeybee frolicking on our Dwarf Firecracker sunflowers.
By mochimoSmilin' bug
By lilleesaAnd 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!
By compostqueenI found this insect hanging out on an ornamental millet leaf last summer. I think it's called a long-horned beetle.
By dragonfly62Bees making their honey.
By dragonfly62Red eyed bee on Coneflower.
By robinandjenniBattle of the Bugs on Blue Sea Holly
By robinandjenniDragonfly on Coreopsis
By mopheadsHi Wire Act taken with 150mm macro lens, no flash, outdoors in the garden, afternoon, overcast sky.
By mopheadsRain Soaked, can't even get my wings open to dry! 150mm macro lens in morning after heavy rain and wind, overcast, no flash.
By curlgd2Close up Bee doing it's job.
By dahollisAsclepias bugs in coitus
By Oz_BuddlejaAustralian Carpenter bee on Cassia didymobotrya.
By ScreaminScottEastern Boxelder Bug on a dead leaf...
By foliagefighterCan you believe an arachnophob took this one? Garden spider....two words that should NOT go together.
By lakesidewbBee on a chive
By EasybakeThis grasshopper was on my tomato plants. Dallas Texas 2012
By EasybakeBee And Butterfly together.Ft worth Botanical Garden 2011
By PugmeisterGlassy-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.
By birkeThis ladybug looked like he's ready to jump and have a new world record.
By SherilouGreen Lynx Spider on a Burpee Rose Giant Cactus Zinnia.
By ews1951A late season Bee
By ews1951What is he doing to my fish's broccoli?
By marsroverLapping-up nectar on an Autumn Fire Sedum
By cytfThis is a brown grasshopper on my dinner plate dahlia in my backyard
By uniquegulInfant Milk Weed or Butterfly Weed Bug.
By uniquegulAdult Milk Weed or Butterfly Weed bug.
By jmorthMantis in the rain...
By anniemation001This 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
By perkoschilefarmA hoverfly taking refuge in my mini greenhouse stand during a summer storm.
By perkoschilefarmA robber fly and assassin bug having a showdown!
By jmorthCaptured Feather
By kwanjinThis Red-Tailed Bumble Bee spent an hour on the Caryopteris.
By FLPhotoChickThere are many beautiful gardens on campus and the bees take full advantage.
By pbycraftAnd how would you like me to pose?
By pbycraftSouther Hawker Dragonfly
By SweetPeasPleaseLeaf-footed Bug (Leptoglossus oppositus) on tomato.
By VA_Wild_RoseA Halloween Pennant in dune grasses
By VA_Wild_RoseA dragonfly alights on reeds in the marsh
By MessyMarvinI 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!
By DebinSCEbony Jewelwing Damselfly
By DebinSCDamselfly, catching the late afternoon rays of sun
By owlhuntBee on my deck
By MessyMarvinI 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.
By ridoodlesPraying Mantis I found sunning himself on my lawn chair one afternoon this Sept.
By ridoodlespraying mantis sunning himself in warm september afternoon sunshine
By RosemanStanThe bees loved our pretty bright amber flowers this year. Captured this one coming in for a landing to collect some pollen.
By RosemanStanThis Honey Bee seemed to love the fragrance of a bloom on my Golden Celebration rosebush, almost as much as getting some of her pollen.
By LadyAshleyRWestern Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis) on 'Autumn Joy' Sedum
By nonsaiBark Mantis in flattened camoflage mode.
By smallwondersMeadowhawk (Sympetrum sp.)
By smallwondersGolden-eyed Lacewing (Chrysopa oculata)
By Audreybug on cosmos
By jeanccBees enjoying Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) at bloom
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By Audreygeranium Buxton's Blue with bee
By marsroverHoney bee on Neon Sedum
By mygardensJune dragonfly
By photojeanbanded cucumber beetle feeding on a pea plant in our garden
By photojeangreen fly on pea plant in our garden
By fabijoonHoney bees are in hurry to collect and it is getting late!
my backyard , October2012
By sayaAlong came a spider....
By otis59These 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.
By kinardlady bug on an yellow coneflower
By theherbgirl A honey bee pausing on a pink bachelors button flower
By theherbgirlA grasshopper chomping on some corn silks
By TUTMOScetonia aurata
By tlcobbNasty tomato worm feasting on my tomato plant this summer.
By ItalianstyleHi I'm John
By ItalianstyleJust a little nap and then i will get back to work
By mommateehA Black Widow with the orange and white pattern commonly known as the Latrodectus mactans. Black Widows are strikingly beautifuly, wouldn't you agree?
By mommateehA Praying Mantis atop a plumbago, is such a match.
By adinamitiWasp on a daffodil.
By rosemctierbumblebee on butterfly bush
By musicgirl4jesusJuneberry bush with bee
By RoseyQThis was taken at Veteran's Park in the a field with wild flowers.
By RoseyQI had a watermelon outside in September, and a big yellow grasshopper jumped on top of it.
By carpathiangirlSo elegant and she knows it!
By thirteenballBee on Camelia Closeup
By thirteenballHornet on Camelia Closeup
By HortloveI 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!
By gogogardenThe stinkbug was a real problem in my Ontario garden.
By jeantri127Preying mantis cleaning up!
By jeantri127Waterlily bloom at the New York Botanic Garden "Monet Exhibit"
By idlewildElderberry Beetle
By Stephanotis1Cat Toy
By DaylilySLPDragonfly nymph found in our pond.
By DaylilySLPAnax junius (Green Darner dragonfly female)
By sunkissedA feast of aphids for this ladybug
By ruharlSpider building a web in the Mums
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.
By ExplorinLauren"Baby Mantid" You are welcome in my garden anytime!
By kbert1aUnknown insect on Butterfly Bush
By bottlegreenan eater of insects, if not an insect itself (one of my house spiders, whose presence is encouraged)
By hstobinThis "paper wasp" seemed to live at the water bowl I keep on my deck in Salem, OR.
By hstobinWhile walking in the nature reserve outside Eugene, OR, I saw many of these ctenucha enjoying the fruits of the field.
By mcash70Blister beetle on a wild aster
By mcash70Grasshopper on a daylily leaf
By whittleseyCreekThis orange belted bumble bee doesn't seem to mind dangling from two florets on this purple allium as it collects the sweet nectar.
By whittleseyCreekIn early summer this orange belted bumble bee hovers over a purple allium in attempts to collect it's sweet nectar.
By plexippusWumpy 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.
By rosyapplepieThis photo was taken of a Hornet on a yellow flower at Soos Creek Botanical Gardens.
By GratefulGardenGirlYellow Rose with Beneficial Insect
By GratefulGardenGirlWriting Spider
By vmr423October bumblebee checking out the last of the coleus flowers.
By fabijoonHoney bee gathers none stop!time to go back to hiveBack to the contest main page.