Category Archives: Insects

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 »

Face to Face With Dragonfly

I photograph lots of Dragonflies during the summer here in Arkansas. I try to get different angles so that you can see up close how these insects look. Many dragonflies are territorial, especially males. Some protect a territory against others of their own species, some against other species of dragonfly and a few against other types of insects.… Read More »

Dung Beetle Rolling Poop

My photo of a Dung Beetle rolling poop may gross you out but they play an important role. They enhance nutrient recycling and soil structure when burying and consuming dung. They are also good for dispersing seeds that are sometimes present in animal poop. After making a ball out of the poop they will roll it in a… Read More »

Cicada On Tree Trunk

I was sitting on a stool waiting for a Lizard to show in a spot that they frequent. This was at my place near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. A little after sunrise a Cicada made a loud noise and fell to the ground near where I was sitting. It must have been in a tree… Read More »

Robber Fly Turned For Camera

I have a county road I walk near my place in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I see lots of Robber Flies (Asilidae) perched on the rocks that cover the road. They allow me to get close with my camera. They primarily feed on other insects and normally wait in ambush and capture their prey in… Read More »