Small World

Insects and other small critters are among my favorite things to photograph. I looked out the door the other morning and spied an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper on my front stoop. Reviewing the photos I took of it inspired me to share some of my other favorite shots of those who are part of the small world.

You can find more of my photography in my Flickr photostream.


Ant tending what I believe is an aphid farm. Yes, some ants do farm aphids as a ready source of food.Ant Tending Aphids


Crane FlyCrane Fly


DragonflyDragonfly


Eastern Lubber Grasshopper – my recent visitor.Eastern Lubber


Imperial Moth LarvaImperial Moth Larva


Itsy Bitsy Spider – it was extremely tiny and very much aware of me and my camera.Itsy Bitsy Spider


Ladybug pupal stage – I was fortunate enough to observe the full ladybug life cycle one year, from the eggs through to the emergence of the adults.Ladybug - Pupal Stage


Mexican sunflower with ? – I’m not sure if this is a bee, a wasp or one of the species of fly that mimics a wasp.Mexican Sunflower With Bee


Milkweed Bugs – adult and nymph in the same shot.Milkweed Bugs


Southern Flannel Moth Larva (Puss Caterpillar) – Or use your imagination… πŸ™‚Southern Flannel Moth Larva-1


Spiny-backed Orb Weaver – also very tiny. I have these all over my yard every year.Spiny-backed Orb Weaver

22 thoughts on “Small World

  1. Hi Karen! Thanks so much for reading my last post. You have great pictures posted here and I’m so glad to see you have a Flickr account! I will have to check them out because these are lovely nature shots! Do you use a macro lens for these insect photos? I look forward to seeing more of your work on there, I’m Felicia Farrah by the way πŸ™‚ Keep up your great work!

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