Category Archives: Insects

Green June Bug In March

I’m surprised to find this Green June Bug on the 26th of March here in Arkansas. I didn’t think they showed up until June. I read that this insect overwinters as mature larva in the soil. They feed and finish maturing in the spring and pupate in a cell in the soil. A few beetles may emerge in… Read More »

Empty Polyphemus Moth Cocoon

This photo is of a Polyphemus Moth Cocoon that I found on the forest floor while hiking. I see these often here in the Ouachita National Forest of Arkansas. I didn’t know what these were until I posted a photo of one on Facebook. Thanks to Bill Yox for educating me on what type of Moth creates these… Read More »

Praying Mantis Egg Case

I spotted this Praying Mantis Egg Case on a tree limb while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I see lots of these and have always wanted to watch them hatch. I have one on a gate to my property that I plan on watching. Eggs are encased in a frothy material produced by the… Read More »

Walking Stick Insect On My Deck

Walking Stick Insects have been showing up on my deck starting in early fall. I see lots of these insects here in the Ouachita National Forest of Arkansas. Something I read is that Walking Stick Insect eggs resemble seeds scattered about the forest floor. I have swept tiny seed like things from my deck and now I am… Read More »

Horsefly On Rusty Metal

I photographed this Horsefly while in was on an old rusty mailbox here in Arkansas (9-13-2016). Adult horseflies feed on nectar. The males have weak mouth parts and only the females bite animals to get enough blood protein to produce eggs. The female mouth sections are shaped into a sturdy stabbing organ with two pairs of sharp cutting… Read More »