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Viewing all entries from Photography Contest 2011: Insects (other than butterflies and moths)

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By haighr
Here's looking at you!
This grasshopper found a new home in one of my dahlias.


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By jmorth
Katydid skiing down Mount Daylily slope.


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By dschneids
bee-licious!


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By dschneids
spider storing her dinner for later.


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By kwanjin
This Dragonfly was ready for his photo op. He sat still and waited until I was finshed.


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By mginfl
Empty locust skin


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By DebinSC
Tiny Leaf Hopper, "parked" on a Coneflower but.


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By DebinSC
Syrphid Fly admiring Japanese Gold Sedum


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By link122
I was focusing on taking a photo of the flower but just as I clicked the shutter the bee flew into the shot.


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By link122
I love taking photos of flowers especially if they contain surprises like this.


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By CactusJordi
Libellula saturata Uhler on Peniocereus greggii


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By CactusJordi
Green Garden Spider shedding its exoskeleton.


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By PeekaBlue
Busy bumble Bee in Montana


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By PeekaBlue
Dewey Grasshopper


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By vossner


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By jmorth
Jewelwing


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By divenany
Saw this beautiful Green Bee on one of my Cornflower plants and couldn't resist taking a few pictures of it. I have never seen one since nor had I seen one before.


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By chennessy
A bee checks out the oh-so-hard to contain Spanish Needle flowers.


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By kwanjin
I can take you, lady!


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By Randi_A
The Dragonfly


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By mcash70
Skimmer sitting in the sun on a spent bloom.


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By mcash70
Orb Weaver on a peony bloom


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By henryr10
Female Common Whitetail Dragonfly


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By henryr10
Black Saddlebags Dragonfly


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By ryan91497
I saw this bee just before we left the hotel in Baguio City.


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By RosemanStan
It is extremely hard to catch a Dragonfly sitting still for me. One Sunday morning this young dragonfly came flying in and sat oh so proudly upon the foliage of one of my rosebushes. What a grand treat!


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By LadyAshleyR
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Spinnerets - A fleeting moment


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By kniphofia
Burnet moth


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By brianbrown
Green Lynx Spider with Yellow Jacket


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By LadyAshleyR
Common Green Darner


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By Elfishone
Delphinia Picta


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By Elfishone
Dragonfly


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By bottlegreen
gobbling down goldenrod


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By kniphofia
Mating damselflies


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By haighr
"Don't Matter if it's Black or White"
Interesting insect I photographed at our cabin in western Md.


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By Aum_Kleem
A beautiful baskettail dragonfly (suborder Anisoptera) with its golden metallic sheen, showing the typical identifier holding their wings spread out at rest. An aquatic insect, skims over the water surface looking for food.


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By daisy_lee


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By TerriS39
November 2010 - Pansies and Ladybug - University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa, AL


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By TerriS39
An afternoon stroll with my new camera. May 2010 - The Ant - Cary, NC


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By daylilymania
This is little bug on my PLETLEA TRIFOILIATA


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By daylilymania
A little bumble bee taking a "zip" from one of our sunflower
and I belive it evens sleeps there


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By gardenpom
Golden Dragonfly.


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By gardenpom
Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers mating.


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By PerennialRose
Grasshopper on the stem of a Montauk Daisy.


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By drthor
This flower is mine ... mine ...


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By drthor
Swallotail caterpillar on my Dill plant ... yummy yummy ... look at that fat face ...


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By kgoossen
Camouflage!


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By dreneeh
Pumpkin spider


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By dreneeh
wolf spider spun a web on my chair one morning


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By Cville_Gardener


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By Cville_Gardener


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By BeeCharmer13
Young praying mantis on canna lily.


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By picealuver
Aeshna palmata, paddle-tailed darner, Hidden Lake, Wenatchee NF, WA


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By terwills
Cicada shedding exoskeleton on tree outside of my house (Northville, MI).


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By terwills
A bee on some pretty flowers in Victoria, BC, Canada


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By keanex
A female praying mantis I found grooming herself!


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By mpwifey
bee on a bachelor's button.


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By sunkissed
Spider


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By smallwonders
Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum) stalking prey on a midsummer day.


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By smythesue


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By clematis100
Busy Bee in 'Bowl of Beauty' Peony!


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By clematis100
Bee checking out 'Princess Victoria Louise' poppy.


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By Fleur_2011
I had been trying to get a photo of a bee on these flowers near where I live and this was what I ended up with. This is a macro shot taken about 1 foot away with my camera. The bee didn't mind at all.


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By pkspencer
Cicada fresh from shell.


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By kacton
coneflower and friend


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By kacton
dragonfly with red eyes on my butterfly bush


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By nubegardner
A bee getting ready to dive into the mandevilla flower growing in my back yard in South Florida.


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By ms_greenjeans
Gigantic bee on delphinium


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By fmlyof5
a spider in the prairie


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By Audrey
bumblebee on milkweed


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By Bulblover7
Bumblebee


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By smallwonders
Apoid Wasp (Cerceris) feeding on Pink Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea ‘Heaven’s Gate’)


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By rosemctier
dragonfly on Japanese morning glories


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By rosemctier
spider and dewdrops


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By hollyhocklover
This little fellow took care of my pests naturally, a welcome vistor.


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By jeadavis
dragonfly


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By VA_Wild_Rose
I'm gonna soak up the sun....


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By VA_Wild_Rose
Jeepers creepers... where'd you get those peepers!


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By Hortlove
The annual poppies are always a favorite of bees, and I wanted to capture one within the flower. I snapped a little too early and instead got this picture of a honeybee flying in for a landing!


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By mjsponies
This Bee is so covered in pollen from a Morning Glory Bush he couldn't fly off when I took the picture.


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By mjsponies
Quite a contrast of insects waiting their turn on the Watermelon


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By jeadavis
Dragonfly


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By palmbob
Mom and her egg sac


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By palmbob
predator among the thorns


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By ves522


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By ves522


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By gods_clover
We saw in this in the middle of the road while going to a friends house ran it to the ditch line then I snapped this photo. The actual size is the same as a woman's palm.


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By fmlyof5
A newly hatched Praying Mantis looks over the wide world minutes after emerging from its egg case.


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By YAMATO
At a local pond...


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By posietender
This preying mantis clung to the fence for 2 days. He hovered over the seedum plant waiting to spring into action, gobbling unsuspecting bees as they landed on the flower head.


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By Tamand
Brave little ant exploring a Hosta blossom


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By Tamand


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By Jamsteri
Hoverfly and Fothergilla major


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By PNWMountainGirl
We surprised this praying mantis.


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By jrpjrp
Soldier beetle and his shadow on lotus blossom in our garden pond.


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By jrpjrp
Praying Mantis on canna "Marmalade Skies"


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By ViolaAnn
Hosta 'Janet' flower with at least one visitor and maybe two.


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By ecrane3
Coming in for a landing


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By ecrane3


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By sunnyg
A bee visits a waterlily in my little water garden


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By aisha6j


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By aisha6j


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By yorkieluv
This little fellow was a perfect model. He would wait for up to 15 minutes without moving and wasn"t startled by having his picture taken.


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By IRIS
I know there is one around here somewhere!!


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By IRIS
I wonder if she sees me?


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By paulatc
This Japanese Beetle was having his way with this blossom on our butterfly bush.


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By paulatc
A praying mantis posed for the camera.


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By htop
"Raindrops are falling on my head ..." - a 4.5 inch long tarantula wasp (Pepsid sp.) with a rain drop on its head and "shoulder" area as well as elsewhere. It is using a leaf as an umbrella during a misty-like rain.


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By htop
A 4.5 inich long tarantula wasp (Pepsid sp.) on a cleome bloom during a mist-like rain


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By adinamiti
Bee on an aster.


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By adinamiti
Bee on a thistle bloom.


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By sunkissed
Bee eyes


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By flfwrs
The bees loved Anna's sunflower


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By flfwrs
Swallowtail caterpillar on parsley blooms


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By batflower


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By wazungi
This bee has filled its pollen baskets and is ready to return to the hive. An efficient bee can fill its baskets is as little as three minutes.


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By wazungi
This mantis has taken up full time residence in our Zinnias. She's a bit over three inches long and catches honeybees for her living.


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By Jubilada
"Pumpkin" Spider ...


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By Chantell34
Bumble Bee
Eupatorium purpureum
Joe Pye Weed


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By Chantell34
Bumble Bee on
Passiflora amethystina


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By geemoore


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By geemoore


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By workenstiff
Paper Wasps and Nest


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By dane1dane


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By YAMATO
A spider...


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By posietender
Ready to dine on a morning glory leaf.


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By tillerrat


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By boogs
Garden spider


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By mrsrudy
scribbler spider


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By boogs
Red dragonfly


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By dawnieeileen
Bumble on dahlia


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By dawnieeileen
bumble on red dahlia


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By tillerrat


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By workenstiff
Frog on pole


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By mygardens
Bug on eupatorium perfoliatum


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By DaylilySLP
Dragonfly


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By DaylilySLP
Oncopeltus fasciatus

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