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 Post subject: Nifty bugs I've encountered
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:44 am 
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This is a vegetable weevil (Listroderes difficilis) I found in my camera bag. (Houston, TX)
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Cool spider at boyfriend's parents' house. Anyone who knows what species is welcome to speak up. (Houston, TX)
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The spines and spiracles of a Great Leopard Moth caterpillar (Hypercompe scribonia or Ecpantheria scribonia, I can't remember which is the current genus). (Houston, TX)
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Leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus sp.) playing in my lantana. (Houston, TX)
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Awesome little green bug I found on my Kalanchoe degrimontiana. Again, ID would be welcome. (Houston, TX)
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Exuvium of unknown bug. (Houston, TX)
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Some sort of assassin bug? Zelus longipes? (Houston, TX)
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Ants and a poor beetle in Catalina State Park. (Tucson, AZ)
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Cute little guys at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. (AZ)
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This poor guy had seen better days. I found him outside our hotel room at conference. (Tucson, AZ)
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Garden spider. (Houston, TX)
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St Francis (A. hentzi) glamor shot.
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There were tons of little spiders in a dried up pond. They all fled as we walked, but I was able to capture this guy on film as he took shelter in a crack in the mud. (Houston, TX)
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Cute little spider on the Sam Houston State University campus. (Huntsville, TX)
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Pretty Argiope sp. (Houston, TX)
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Cicada exuvium. (Houston, TX)
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This guy was my friend for a while. I called him Cary because he looks like a caramel sundae. Actually, I can't remember if this is Cary or Mrs. Cary after she ate him and took his spot. (Houston, TX)
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Black swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio polyxenes). (Houston, TX)
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Cool hopper of some sort? (Houston, TX)
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I call these guys Wilford Brimley spiders. Please tell me there's someone here who knows who Wilford Brimley is and can see the resemblance. (Houston, TX)
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St Francis (A. hentzi) looking ferocious.
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I loved this little snail guy. He was very photogenic. (Houston, TX)
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Okay, that's enough for now. Thanks for looking! :)



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 Post subject: Re: Nifty bugs I've encountered
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:14 am 
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Cool pics, Jamie! And, I do know who Wilford Brimley is, and yes, I definitely see the resemblance. :-) I still have St Francis' getting a drink picture on my laptop. LOL


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:10 am 
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Ha! Thanks, Joyce!



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:09 am 
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Great pictures! And yes, the Wilford Brimley quote wasn't lost on me ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:24 am 
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Thanks, Anette! How is Prickly Pear doing these days?



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:39 pm 
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Jamie,

It's great to see you putting your photo mad skills to work! Could you tell us what lens(es) you used? And are you using a macro-flash?

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Some were taken with a Canon 18-55 standard kit lens ad some were taken with a Canon 50mm compact macro lens. The night pictures were taken using a Neewer macro LED light ring attached to the lens. And thanks!



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