Category Archives: macro photography
Gymnoclytia sp. A Tachinid fly. These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host. The adults feed on nectar.
Pretty soon these will be frozen jewels as we approach colder weather but for now it’s still warm and lovely to see an upside down world in drops of rain.
I’ve seen these several times but this was the first one dew coated. I was looking for dragonflies and damselflies but since I am easily distracted, a good thing for a photographer to avoid tunnel vision, I spent some time … Continue reading
Just as large and hairy as the Spotted Orbweaver I posted a while back but a lot more beautiful. Marbled Orbweaver-Araneus marmoreus. I don’t know if this is true for all this species but unlike the Spotted and other orbweavers … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned previously about the larvae that collect debris as a disguise or camouflage known as bagworms. They are members of the Synchlora genus also known as Emeralds. Wavy-lined Emerald-Synchlora aerata. When young and not so fastidious as the adults … Continue reading
This Mason Wasp-Parancistrocerus sp (possibly) was going from flower to flower on this American Burnweed-Erechtites hieraciifolius trying for some pollen in our yard. Eventually these flowers do open a bit more but for now the going was difficult.
I am sure not everyone feels happy about this image but happily for you this hairy spider is in my yard and not yours. 😉 Spotted Orbweaver-Neoscona crucifera. This lovely lady built her web from the top of one of … Continue reading
Of course I was interested in which appealed to you. But I posted both for a reason. The first was, as they say, as made in the camera. The composition in the second was exactly the same but with the … Continue reading
Well, it obviously doesn’t take much but finding a new insect, especially an attractive one, does get me going. Feather-legged Fly-Trichopoda pennipes on boneset. These are bee mimics and the “feathers” on the legs resemble the pollen baskets found on … Continue reading