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This is my beetle picture page; my main bug page was getting crowded late 2016!.


Strutting Soldier Beetle

This guy looks like a miniature dragon.  Check all the pollen. Fall 2011 and more West Texas Wildlife pictures are here.

Colorful Green Scarab Beetle (Chrysina woodi)

Update from Gil, who somehow was able to tell this species apart from the 1375 others in North America: The scarab beetle from 10/07 is Chrysina woodi, a species of jewel-scarab found in the US only in west Texas, where it frequents walnut trees.  Previously Gil had said: "This is a Scarab beetle. family Scarabaeidae. It is a stunner, but all I can tell you is that it is one of 1375 species of scarab beetle found in North America. I forgot who said it, but it was said that "God had an inordinate fondness of beetles" (and I once saw a beautiful coffee table book called "Inordinate Fondness of Beetles")It appears J. B. S. Haldane is probably the source of this quote, or at least sentiment.  Davis Mountains, West Texas, 10/2007. 


Soldier Beetles

Gil says: "These I can say with certainty belong to the family Cantharidae, the Soldier beetles, which eat pollen and nectar. I do not know what species they are, but they are one of the 455 species in that family in North America."   Davis Mountains, West Texas, 10/2007.  Soldier beetles seem aptly named as they were furiously going about their business in great numbers.  There were hundreds of them on dining on whatever these wild dandelion/sunflower things are.






Bees and Wasps

Marshland Pictures featuring Dragonflies and Damselflies

Ladybugs & Aphids

Dragonfly and Damselfly Pictures

Bug Enjoying Snack (Assassin Bug?)
More info on above at:  More! Lizard & Bugs

Texas Wildflower Gallery 2005 - Page 3

Fly Page

See this bug on my Morning in The Woodlands page

Queen Butterfly Pictures

Ladybugs and Lizards

Praying Mantis Picture # 2
Also called Praying Mantid

Fly Pictures

Translucent Green Spider on Flowers.
See Anole, Spider, Caterpillar for more info

Here's my main Flower Page
.  Flowers attract bugs!
Recent: Texas Wildflower Gallery 2005 (Damsel fly on bluebonnet)

Stink Bug
Nikon D100, Nikon 105mm f2.8 AF-D Micro.  1/60s, on-camera flash, f16, aperture priority mode with spot metering.  Is it stinkbug or stink bug? This stinkbug is now famous!  See www.stinkbugonline.com and you'll see 3 poses of this guy.
Original Lizard & Bugs Page
Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Nikon N90s, Nikon 105mm F2.8D macro lens, Flash @ 1/60s, Kodak E200 slide film, f32
Texas Wildflower (more stink bugs?) Gallery 2005 - Page 2

More good stuff here, including another Robber Fly: Texas Hill Country Wimberley Pictures (Images by Dick Locke)

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