The insect world is an astonishing place. So many colors, shapes and patterns. Macros of live insects are endlessly fascinating to me.
Greg Miles - Christmas Beetle - This beetle is is the second largest family of beetles, the Scarabaeidae Family. An interesting feature of these beetles apart from their beautiful colours is their large tarsal claws which are unequal in length and movable enabling them to grasp hold of branches and climb. They are numerous around Christmas time hence their common name.
white ladybird? or shopped?
Fifteen-Spot Ladybird beetle - Anatis labiculata - BugGuide.Net
camellia shield bug/tea seed bug nymphs, poecilocoris latus
treehoppers - a group of insects related to the cicadas and the leafhoppers
spiny orb weaver, gasteracantha arcuata
Giant Earthworm....(There’s a species in South and Central America (Glossoscolecidae) that reaches 2 meters in length. Then there’s the Giant Palouse Earthworm (Driloleirus americanus) of the Palouse region of Eastern Washington state that grows to 1 meter. Another big boy is the Giant Gippsland Earthworm (Megascolides australis) that can reach 3 meters in length. A species in South Africa called Microchaetus rappi which has been recorded reaching lengths of 6.7 meters – that’s 22 feet long!)
GIANT earthworm! the glossoscolecidae are a large family of earthworms which has native representatives in south and central America. can reach up to 2 m in length. OMG. is this seriously true??
male giant harlequin beetle, acrocinus longimanus. will use his elongated forelegs to fight off the competition when guarding females and oviposition sites
caterpillars with marvellous disguises