Category Archives: Insects

Carpenter Bee

The term “carpenter bee” is derived from how almost all species nest, which involves boring into dead wood. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R7 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: September 14, 2022 (4:08 P. M.) Exposure Mode: Manual Aperture: f8 Shutter speed: 1/3200 ISO: 2500 (Auto)… Read More »

Luna Moth Caterpillar

I photographed this Luna Moth Caterpillar while it was crossing a county road in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. Prior to cocooning, the larvae may turn reddish-brown from green like in my photo. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near My House (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: September 3,… Read More »

Long-horned Bee

The Long-horned Bee have unusually long antennae – hence the name “long-horned”. Males frequently take naps when suspended on plant stems by their jaws. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma) Date and Time Taken: August 18, 2022 (09:44 A. M.) Exposure Mode: Manual Aperture: f8 Shutter… Read More »