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Ixora Shield Bug - Catacanthus punctus - This shield bug is a member of the family Pentatomidae. This family contains shield bugs and stink bugs

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Blue Weevil from Brazil is Polyteles coelestina

2.5 inches long; Augusta, GA 7-8-15. Belongs to the family of leaf footed bugs (Coreidae); photo by Sweet Freedom Designs

Augusta, GA Belongs to the family of leaf footed bugs (Coreidae); photo by Sweet Freedom Designs

Eresus cinnaberinus, commonly called the Ladybird Spider, is native to Europe and gorgeous!

Project Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Japanese Pear Weevil or Japanese Apple Curculio or Peach Weevil.  Naughty little bug.

Japanese Pear Weevil or Japanese Apple Curculio or Peach Weevil. Naughty little bug.

The truly macabre Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp.,… | Flickr

The truly macabre Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae) * 1500 free paper dolls and toys Christmas at Arielle Gabriels The International Paper Doll Society also free Chinese paper dolls The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel *

The Remarkable Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar | The Ark In Space

The Remarkable Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar ~ The Ark In Space

Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bug

Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bug

Tortoise beetle. I'd never heard of tortoise beetles. Not that my ignorance is significant. There are probably 400,000 species of beetles in the world - and counting. More are discovered every year.

I'd never heard of tortoise beetles. Not that my ignorance is significant. There are probably species of beetles in the world - and counting. More are discovered every year.

The beautiful and intricate abdomen of a ravine trapdoor spider.  Looks like a mayan symbol or something

The beautiful and intricate abdomen of a ravine trapdoor spider.

The beautiful and intricate abdomen of a ravine trapdoor spider (cyclocosmia truncata) looks like a mayan symbol or something

Insect photography is challenging under the best circumstances. Think about it: you're taking photos of something that is likely smaller than your little finger (and at largest is still probably smaller than your hand), has no reason to cooperate, and likely views you as a predator or is oblivious to your presence entirely. And even if you're taking photos of dead insects, it still takes a lot of skill (and a good macro lens) to get the right focus and…

Macro Photography II – 70 Beautiful Photos of Insects

Insect photography is challenging under the best circumstances. Think about it: you're taking photos of something that is likely smaller than your little finger

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