Insects have been a never-ending fascination for me since I was kid. The sheer number and variety of bugs is amazing. Photographing insects also lets me work my macro skills.
A soldier fly (?) perches on a lesser stitchwort blossom.
A tiny jumping spider hunts on a milkweed leaf.
An unidentified beetle perches on a black-eyed Susan.
I was shooting the yellow crab spider on the buttercup when the elongated flower fly zipped into the frame. A lucky shot!
A leaf-footed bug crawls up a grass stem.
A northern crab spider bags a small fly. This was an unexpected surprise!
A Canadian swallowtail works the backyard buckeye blossoms
A milk weed beetle on its namesake flower
A bumble bee visits a blossom
A crab spider awaits its prey on an eggplant blossom
A honey bee and bottle fly work the same flower
A damselfly by the pond
A hummingbird moth on Bishop’s weed
A small fly on an devil’s paint brush
A long-legged fly
A shy milk weed beetle
A tiny spider on her dew bedecked web
A katydid in the front field
A moth-like fly in the front field
A darner emerges from its larval shell
An angry looking fly
a soldier fly on meadow rue
A tiny fly on a blade of grass
A luna moth rests in our front yard spruce
A flesh fly on a fern along Fargo Brook
A blue darner on pond side ferns
An Aphrodite Fritillary on an alum blossom
A green bottle fly on a hydrangea blossom on the back patio