Category Archives: Insects

Hummingbird Moth

I photographed this Hummingbird Moth near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. Its resemblance to hummingbirds—which eat nectar from tube-shaped flowers while hovering in the air—led to the naming of the species. 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 27, 2022… Read More »

Wheel Bug

I photographed this Wheel Bug in vegetation that was located on one of the utility roads at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. 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 24, 2022 (08:31 A. M.) Exposure Mode: Manual Aperture: f10 Shutter… Read More »

Horned Passalus Beetle With Mites

I photographed this Horned Passalus Beetle With Mites near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. These Beetles are also known as Bess Beetle or Betsy Bug. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: July 3, 2022 (05:50 P. M.) Exposure Mode:… Read More »

Robber Fly On Rocks

I took both of these photos of a Robber Fly On Rocks on a road near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: July 3, 2022 (09:01 A. M.) Exposure Mode: Manual Aperture: f10 (First… Read More »

Cicada Without A Body

I photographed this Cicada Without A Body on my deck here in Arkansas. I read that Cicadas with missing abdomens are usually victims of a fungal infection. Since the digestive and reproductive systems are not essential for survival, mature Cicadas—which have a maximum lifespan of a few weeks—can endure this for a while. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5… Read More »