Category Archives: insects and other arthropods

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your wildlife photos (if you did already, I almost certainly have them in the queue). Today’s batch comes from Tony Eales in Australia, who sent a diverse batch of insects, spiders, plants, fungi, and reptiles. Tony’s notes and IDs are indented. This was sent February 17. We’ve had buckets of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely dragonfly photos by Mark Sturtevant, whose notes and IDs are indented (the links are also his): This will be the first of many occasional posts about the dragonflies that I had photographed over the previous summer. I enjoy looking for all insects when out with the camera, but it must be admitted […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some photos and a story from reader Olen Rambow. His text is indented: Attached are some wildlife photos taken in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. I believe the butterfly is a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), and the moth is a Royal Walnut Moth (Citheronia regalis). I was not able to identify […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we see the return of insect and arthropod photographer Mark Sturtevant. Mark’s notes are indented: Here are some pictures from last summer. Enjoy! First up are two damselflies. The first is the lovely Aurora damselfly (Chromagrion conditum). This fairly large damsel is one of the species that I can easily identify in the field. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Take a break from looking for colored eggs and look at some wildlife photos. Today’s lovely batch of insects comes from reader Tony Eales in Australia, where Easter is already over.  The photos are from Borneo, and Tony’s notes are indented: The last of the Borneo shots. One Ephemeropteran i.e. a mayfly, there were thousands […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Be sure to send in your good wildlife photos, for I’m getting a bit nervous as the level in the tank drops. Reader Mark Sturtevant has some more insects for us today; his notes are indented. Here are more pictures of arthropods from a couple summers ago. First up is a fairly large robber fly (Efferia, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

The last photos we had from Aussie reader Tony Eales were spiders he snapped on a trip to Borneo. But wait—there’s more! Here are some other arthropods from the same trip. Tony’s notes are indented: Continuing the Borneo photos. This time:  Hymenoptera. Really the only annoying thing at the field centre was the constant harassment […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Mark Sturtevant sent in some photos in response to my plea for wildlife pictures, but I’d lost this earlier contribution of his. Mark’s notes are indented. I have many favorite area parks to take the camera, but nothing is like the Magic Field, which seems to effortlessly harbor numerous species of arthropods that I just […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia sent us a passel of arthropods. His notes are indented. I found another of the Whip Spiders (Ariamnes colubrinus) that I sent in recently. This one shows how their elongated bodies provide great camouflage. Here’s a photo of the species from Wikipedia showing its body separate from the legs: I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia sends some camouflaged beasties and a brightly colored spider. His notes are indented. Some camouflage. A Brisbane Two-tailed Spider, Tamopsis brisbanensis, on a mangrove tree trunk. These are very hard to spot. They have a leg span of around 3 or 4 cm. I believe the one in the photograph has some […]