My Insect Photography

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Learn about 9 amazing insects!

I love taking photography of these amazing insects.

All of these awesome photos were taken on the Olympus Tough Water-Resistant Digital Camera.

Seven-spotted ladybird beetle

Seven-spotted ladybird beetle

Seven-spotted ladybird beetle
This insect has one spot normally split right in half between its two wings. This insect feeds on pest aphids, and it’s now established in North America, originally from Europe.

Chinese Mantis

Chinese Mantis

Chinese Mantis
A species of praying mantis native to china. This species was accidentally introduced by a nurseryman at Mt. Airy near Philadelphia.

Keeled Shieldback Katydid

Keeled Shieldback Katydid

Keeled Shieldback Katydid
It can sometimes be found walking on the trunks of trees at night, hunting for prey. Its abdomen is very weak so only a small fall can cause fatal injury.

Harvester Ants

Harvester Ants

Harvester Ant
Harvester ants nest in sandy ground. They have a mostly red body with a black abdomen. These ants work very well together to harvest and collect items for their colony.

Seashore Springtail

Seashore Springtail

Seashore Springtail
These small insects group up in still water, adults and larvae, and feed on decaying plants found in the water. They show up after the tide goes down and leaves small pools for them to congregate.

Locust Borer Beetle

Locust Borer Beetle

Locust Borer Beetle
This insect prefers to burrow in the black locust tree. It can do lots of damage to the trees causing them to die or fall down. Adults feed on the pollen from a flower called goldenrod.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider
If you see one of these little spiders jumping around, don’t hurt them. These spiders are very helpful at keeping your house at bay from other insect intruders. They are easy to identify because of their two large eyes.

Pandora Sphinx Moth

Pandora Sphinx Moth

Pandora Sphinx Moth
The adult moths are active only at night and may sometimes be seen taking nectar from deep flowers, flying like hummingbirds. They are attracted to bright lights and may be found resting near them in the morning.

Spur-Throated Grasshopper

Spur-Throated Grasshopper

Spur-Throated Grasshopper
This grasshopper is the most common species in all of North America. The grasshopper may be spectacularly colored in some cases with bands or spots. Antennas are usually short.

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