Category Archives: insects

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely arthropod photos by Tony Eales from Brisbane, whose notes are indented: Things have been really dry where I am and so spring has not sprung as much as I’d hoped for by now. So I went up to the nearby subtropical rainforest area called Mt Mee to see what was […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos of animals, all from diverse groups, come from David Campbell, who relates a scary mallard story too—though it turns out all right. David’s captions and tales are indented: Another batch of photographs.  The duck narrative has a happy ending although I didn’t expect one when it happened. Mantispid (Dicromantispa interrupta). Convergent evolution at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

You have about a week to send me wildlife photos, and I urge you to do so. After that, I may be offline completely for five weeks, and would request that readers not email me. But we continue, and maybe I have a week’s worth of photos. Today’s contribution comes from Debra Coplan, who supplied […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

As I’m leaving in about ten days for five weeks lecturing on Antarctic cruises, I won’t be able to accept wildlife photos (or access much email) after October 20. If you have wildlife photos (or “photos of readers”) to send, please get them in within a week, and please remember not to email me between […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have insect photos from two readers, whose captions are indented. The first is from David Fuqua, who, I’m pleased to hear, learned some new biology when looking up what he photographed: Here is what I learned about common milkweed bugs from Wikipedia. The large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus), is a hemipteran (true bug) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely photos from Florida taken by David Campbell, whose notes are indented. And kudos to David for fighting for evolution in the South! A few for the hopper from a long time reader in northeast Florida.  I am twice retired, once from the Navy and once from teaching high school biology […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard, whose photos may have initiated this regular feature, has been taking a break and fishing. But today he’s back with a new batch of pictures of birds, fish, and flies. His captions are indented. All photos except the last are in chronological order. Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) This time of year they gather […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today Mark Sturtevant gives us a batch of lovely insect and arthropod photos from Hawaii. Mark’s notes are indented: Over a year ago, my family and I visited Maui for a ten-day vacation. I of course brought my camera and I used every opportunity to photograph arthropods. We spent several days in Kihei, which is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales of Australia sent some diverse but inclusive photos, including insects, plants, fungi, mammals, and arachnids (mites). His notes are indented: A more or less random grab bag of images. First is the law of the jungle in my back yard. One of our native crab spiders Boomerangia dimidiata captured a soldier fly Odontomyia sp. Next is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Although I have a few more batches of wildlife photos to post, I’m running low, and may have to put up photos more sporadically. If you have good photos to send, by all means submit them. Today we have some diverse photos by regular Mark Sturtevant, whose flickr photo site is here. Mark’s notes are […]