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This is my main "bug image" page.  I features some of my latest and greatest bug images on the top.  There are links to other insect pages & pics (above & below).  Scroll down to see a visual index of other cool bug pictures.



Backyard Bug (Hyalymenus late 2016)


This is a new one for me, cropped but full camera resolution with the D810 & 200mm macro.



Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph (Zelus longipes)


Very late 2016 in the backyard.  Bugguide link here.  These guys go through 5 molts and change form.  The stages call instars and I think this may be the 4th.  The color balance here is probably a bit blue, making this guy look redder than it really is.


Snout Beetle, Sphenophorus venatus


June 2016 capture for this tiny but interesting bug.  Bugguide link.


Praying Mantis... 

This is my bug page, with a visual index of some of my pictures below.  Close-ups of  bugs is one of my specialties.  Older shots used a Nikon 105mm f2.8 autofocus lens.  (Some shots are manually focused...)  Newer 2015 and on use the Nikon 200mm macro.


Bug Enjoying Snack

Look carefully and you can see the unfortunate victim.  The funny mouth thing reminds me of the "smart bug" in the movie Starship Troopers, if any of you saw that.

A Texas A&M professor: Probably an immature of the leaffooted bug.  Some of the assassin bugs (Reduviidae) look similar too.  Dick Locke: I believe it's an Assassin Bug as of 08/2004.

A Very Red Cactus Bug

Nikon 105mm D macro lens from the Texas hill country near Wimberley.

Scentless Plant Bug Subfamily Rhopalinae

Yet another flavor of leatherbug from the back yard late 2016.  Bugguide link here.  Possibly Niesthrea louisianica

Cactus Bug on an Opuntia Cactus

Scroll down for a few more cactus bugs from Wimberly 2010. This looks a lot like a big-eyed bug, which was what the B&B owners ventured.  (They call it a "spineless cactus.)"  Thanks to Gil again for the authoritative answer...   I just arbitrarily called it a cactus bug and that's what it was...  Didn't even know there was such a thing ;-)  Your ID is right on the money.  This is a Cactus bug, Hesperolabops gelastops.  It is one of the true bugs, with a piercing, sucking mouthpart.  This species is found only on Opuntia cacti, in Texas and Mexico. 


 Bugs on my Wimberley Pic Page

Beetles now have their own page



Robber Fly with Prey (now on the Fly page)



Grasshoppers and Katydids

Bagworm from Indiana


Here's a 2011 bagworm from Indiana.  There were a ton of these at Jonathan & Susan's place.  This is a hand-held shot with the Nikon D200 with the 18-200 zoom just before sunset.

Ants Dig the Cactus Flowers


Davis Mountains, April 14, 2010.  1/40s at f16, Nikon D200 & Nikon 105mm macro lens, tripod mounted.  I needed this relatively fast macro fstop & shutter speed to freeze the ants.  They don't stay still for long.  They're antsy!

 Don't miss:

Cactus Flowers

Ants on Cactus Buds

April, 2010 from the Davis Mountains.  Recent rains seemed to be stimulating this cactus to bud out.  The ants are all over it, literally and figuratively.  Scenic and Astronomy pictures from the trip are available.




Bees and Wasps

Marshland Pictures featuring Dragonflies and Damselflies

Ladybugs & Aphids

Dragonfly and Damselfly Pictures

Bug Enjoying Snack (Assassin Bug?)
More info on above at:  More! Lizard & Bugs

Texas Wildflower Gallery 2005 - Page 3

Fly Page

See this bug on my Morning in The Woodlands page

Queen Butterfly Pictures

Ladybugs and Lizards

Praying Mantis Picture # 2
Also called Praying Mantid

Fly Pictures

Translucent Green Spider on Flowers.
See Anole, Spider, Caterpillar for more info

Here's my main Flower Page
.  Flowers attract bugs!
Recent: Texas Wildflower Gallery 2005 (Damsel fly on bluebonnet)

Stink Bug
Nikon D100, Nikon 105mm f2.8 AF-D Micro.  1/60s, on-camera flash, f16, aperture priority mode with spot metering.  Is it stinkbug or stink bug? This stinkbug is now famous!  See www.stinkbugonline.com and you'll see 3 poses of this guy.
Original Lizard & Bugs Page
Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Nikon N90s, Nikon 105mm F2.8D macro lens, Flash @ 1/60s, Kodak E200 slide film, f32
Texas Wildflower (more stink bugs?) Gallery 2005 - Page 2

More good stuff here, including another Robber Fly: Texas Hill Country Wimberley Pictures (Images by Dick Locke)

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