A leafcutter bee gathers pollen from a summer aster. Saint Louis, Missouri.
Gigantiops destructor, worker
Peru, Tambopata: Puerto Maldonado
12.5984ºS 69.2179ºW 200m
30.vii.2016 A.L.Wild #ALW5709
An Australian strobe ant.
Winged fire ant females scale vegatation prior to launching themselves on a late spring mating flight. Brackenridge Field Laboratory, Austin, Texas, USA.
Sweat bee on spiderwort. Austin, Texas, USA.
Up close with a large female Hogna wolf spider. Rumley, Texas, USA.
Austin, Texas, USA.
A recently eclosed periodical cicada waits for her new cuticle to harden. Panther Creek State Conservation Area, Illinois, USA.
A colorful rove beetle from the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Misumenoides formosipes - white-banded crab spider
South Bristol, New York, USA
A black-headed sugar ant forages on a Eucalypt on a bright morning in Victoria. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.
Broad-headed sharpshooter. Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station, Texas, USA.
Dolichopodidae - long-legged fly
The wings of many insects, including this long-legged fly, sport iridescent patterns that differ from species to species. Austin, Texas, USA.
A 5 minute night exposure in a restored Illinois prairie reveals the signals of several different species of fireflies, each with a unique pattern. Homer Lake, Illinois, USA.
Wandering spider killed by fungus
Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador.
A tiny parasitoid wasp lurks among a clutch of stink bug eggs. Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador.
The eclosion of a female mosquito. Mosquito larvae and pupae live underwater, but the mature pupal casing spilts on a seam at the air/water boundary, releasing the adult to the atmosphere. Laboratory culture at Rockefeller University.
A female crown-of-thorns wasp, in the relatively uncommon family Stephanidaem, oviposits into a beetle burrow. Urbana, Illinois, USA.
This treehopper mother is so dedicated to guarding her eggs (in the leaf vein behind) that she apparently tolerated spiders laying webs over her thorns. Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Danaus plexippus - Monarch
Face to face with a monarch caterpillar. Laboratory animal at the University of Kentucky.
Portrait of a male harlequin longhorn beetle, one of the largest and most recognizeable insects of the American tropics. Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador.