Lovely Insects
This is a side blog dedicated to insects! Please feel free to make suggestions and submissions ❀

Look at those atennae


libellule by mat56. on Flickr.


Portrait of a Glasswing by Laurie Hernandez


Day 1: First day up north. It rained, the grill was broken, and our cabin’s water was leaking.

1: *had the flash on for this one* This is some species of Hawk/Spinx Moth, I’m not exactly sure which species in specific, though…
2: This species of beetle is called a Grapevine Hoplia, it is apparently becoming a problem around here, eating plants and produce used for food by many other species.
3: Rosy Maple Moth!

Took these in the evening.



I smiled so big when I realized what was going on here :D

I bet that butterfly is pissed off.

(Source: supergreat)


This is only the second time I have ever seen a pink grasshopper, and the first time I’ve ever gotten a photo of one. 

The pink color is caused by a recessive gene similar to the one that causes albinism.  It was hopping around on a hill at Curecanti National Recreation Area, June 2014.


"Flight of the Bumble Bee"

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This was a very difficult image for me to capture. This was the fifth or sixth outting I attempted it, bees a quick and enigmatic, which makes their movement somewhat difficult for me to predict. However, after all these trips I began to notice patterns and let my focus run three steps ahead of the bee. The result speaks for itself. (at Roxhill, Seattle, Washington)


Beautiful Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) on my porch swing the other night.


Shield Bug Nymphs (by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG))

Look!! they’re smiling :D