insects

All photographs by David Larson – Copyright © 2005-2011, all rights reserved.

Subclass: Winged Insects (Pterygota)
No Taxon: Nematocera (Diptera)
Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies (Hemiptera)
Order: Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
No Taxon: Moths
Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)

Recent changes:

10 OCT 2010: added Question mark Polygonia interrogationis to Superfamily: Butterflies
10 OCT 2010: added Least Skipper Ancyloxypha numitor to Family: Skippers
10 OCT 2010: added Broad-wing Skipper Poanes viator to Family: Skippers
28 JUN 2010: added Order: Stoneflies
29 SEP 2009: added Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
29 SEP 2009: added Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
29 SEP 2009: added Blue-winged Wasp Scolia dubia to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
29 SEP 2009: added Paper Wasp Polistes aurifer to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
29 SEP 2009: added Double-banded Scoliid Wasp Scolia bicincta to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
06 SEP 2009: added Pink-Striped Oakworm Moth (Hodges #7723) Anisota virginiensis to No Taxon: Moths
06 SEP 2009: added Crambus Moth (Hodges #5363) Crambus saltuellus to No Taxon: Moths
06 SEP 2009: added Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth (Hodges #9669) Spodoptera ornithogalli to No Taxon: Moths
06 SEP 2009: added Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Hodges #2401) Atteva punctella to No Taxon: Moths
09 AUG 2009: added Golden Tortoise Beetle Charidotella sexpunctata to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
09 AUG 2009: added Gold-pitted Borer Chrysobothris cribraria to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
08 AUG 2009: added Longhorned Beetle Rhopalophora longipes to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
08 AUG 2009: added Billbug Sphenophorus australis to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
08 AUG 2009: added Eyed Click Beetle Alaus oculatus to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
08 AUG 2009: added Grapevine Beetle Pelidnota punctata to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
30 AUG 2009: added Banded Tussock Moth (Hodges #8203) Halysidota tessellaris to No Taxon: Moths
30 AUG 2009: added Ash Sphinx (Hodges #7783) Manduca jasminearum to No Taxon: Moths
22 JUN 2009: added Snipe Fly Chrysopilus to Order: Flies
16 JUN 2009: added Tiger Fly Coenosia to Order: Flies
16 JUN 2009: added Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans to Suborder: Dragonflies
04 MAY 2009: added Double-banded Ant-mimicking Bycid Euderces pini to Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
24 SEP 2008: added Assassin Bug Zelus luridus to Suborder: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
23 SEP 2008: added Jagged Ambush Bug Phymata to Suborder: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
18 SEP 2008: added Dogwood Borer (Hodges #2549) Synanthedon scitula to No Taxon: Moths
18 SEP 2008: added Virginia Creeper Sphinx (Hodges #7885) Darapsa myron to No Taxon: Moths
18 SEP 2008: added Royal Walnut Moth (Hodges #7706) Citheronia regalis to No Taxon: Moths
16 SEP 2008: added Lesser Grapevine Looper Moth (Hodges #7196) Eulithis diversilineata to No Taxon: Moths
15 SEP 2008: added Polyphemus Moth (Hodges #7757) Antheraea polyphemus to No Taxon: Moths
15 SEP 2008: added Alien Probole Moth (Hodges #6837) Probole alienaria to No Taxon: Moths
15 SEP 2008: added Morning-glory Plume Moth (Hodges #6234) Emmelina monodactyla to No Taxon: Moths
14 SEP 2008: added Zebra Conchylodes (Hodges #5292) Conchylodes Ovulalis to No Taxon: Moths
10 SEP 2008: added Saw-wing Moth (Hodges #6724) Euchlaena serrata to No Taxon: Moths
05 SEP 2008: broke out Anisoptera from Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)
05 SEP 2008: broke out Zygoptera from Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)
05 SEP 2008: added Carmenta Clearwing Moth (Hodges #2608) Carmenta pyralidiformis to No Taxon: Moths
04 SEP 2008: added Armyworm (Hodges #10438) Mythimna unipuncta to No Taxon: Moths
28 AUG 2008: added Common Green Darner Anax junius to Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies
27 AUG 2008: added Beautiful Wood-Nymph (Hodges #9301) Eudryas grata to No Taxon: Moths
27 AUG 2008: added Snowberry Clearwing (Hodges#7855) Hemaris diffinis to No Taxon: Moths
27 AUG 2008: added Black-waved Flannel Moth (Hodges #4644) Megalopyge crispata to No Taxon: Moths
27 AUG 2008: added Rascal Dart (Hodges #10661) Agrotis malefida to No Taxon: Moths
26 AUG 2008: added The Hebrew (Hodges #9285) Polygrammate hebraeicum to No Taxon: Moths
25 AUG 2008: added Crane Fly Tipula tricolor to Infraorder: Crane Flies (Tipulomorpha)
24 AUG 2008: added Ilia Underwing Moth (Hodges #8801) Catocala ilia to No Taxon: Moths
09 OCT 2007: added Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus to Suborder: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
25 SEP 2007: added Waved Sphinx (Hodges #7787) Ceratomia undulosa to No Taxon: Moths
25 SEP 2007: added Walnut Sphinx (Hodges #7827) Amorpha juglandis to No Taxon: Moths
25 SEP 2007: added Tersa Sphinx (Hodges #7890) Xylophanes tersa to No Taxon: Moths
25 SEP 2007: added White-lined Sphinx (Hodges #7894) Hyles lineata to No Taxon: Moths
15 AUG 2007: added Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata to Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies
15 AUG 2007: added Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera to Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies
15 AUG 2007: added Checkered Setwing Dythemis fugax to Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies
04 JUL 2007: added Striped Horse Fly Tabanus subsimilis to Order: Flies
04 JUL 2007: added Cluster Fly Pollenia to Order: Flies
28 JUN 2007: added Order: Earwigs
28 JUN 2007: added Crane Fly Tipula mallochi or Tipula submaculata to Infraorder: Crane Flies (Tipulomorpha)
23 JUN 2007: added Picture-winged Fly Delphinia picta to Order: Flies
23 JUN 2007: added Robber Fly Machimus maneei to Order: Flies
23 JUN 2007: added Bee Fly Villa to Order: Flies
23 JUN 2007: added Leaffooted Bug Acanthocephala terminalis to Suborder: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
19 JUN 2007: added Wheel Bug Arilus cristatus to Suborder: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
14 JUN 2007: added Chinese Mantid Tenodera aridifolia sinensis to Order: Mantids and Cockroaches
14 JUN 2007: added Blue-faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum ambiguum to Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies
13 JUN 2007: added Celery Looper (Hodges #8924) Anagrapha falcifera to No Taxon: Moths
11 JUN 2007: added Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis to Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies
11 JUN 2007: added Bilobed Looper (Hodges #8907) Megalographa biloba to No Taxon: Moths
11 JUN 2007: added Green Cutworm Moth (Hodges #10911) Anicla infecta to No Taxon: Moths
11 JUN 2007: broke out Hesperiidae from Superfamily: Butterflies (Papilionoidea)
29 MAY 2007: added Honey Bee Apis mellifera to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
29 MAY 2007: added Black-bordered Lemon Moth (Hodges #9044) Thioptera nigrofimbria to No Taxon: Moths
29 MAY 2007: added Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Hodges #9314) Alypia octomaculata to No Taxon: Moths
29 MAY 2007: added Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis to Order: Beetles
21 MAY 2007: added Snowy Urola Moth (Hodges #5464) Urola nivalis to No Taxon: Moths
18 MAY 2007: added Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon to Superfamily: Butterflies
18 MAY 2007: added Hover Fly Toxomerus marginatus to Order: Flies
18 MAY 2007: added Grape Leaffolder (Hodges #5159) Desmia funeralis to No Taxon: Moths
14 MAY 2007: added Crane Fly Tipula morrisoni to Infraorder: Crane Flies (Tipulomorpha)
14 MAY 2007: added Bent-Line Dart (Hodges #10998) Choephora fungorum to No Taxon: Moths
14 MAY 2007: broke out Auchenorrhyncha from Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies (Hemiptera)
14 MAY 2007: broke out Heteroptera from Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies (Hemiptera)
11 MAY 2007: added Crane Fly Tipula bicornis to Infraorder: Crane Flies (Tipulomorpha)
11 MAY 2007: broke out Tipulomorpha from Order: Flies
10 MAY 2007: added Burrowing Bug Pangaeus bilineatus to Order: True Bugs
10 MAY 2007: added White-margined Burrower Bug Sehirus cinctus to Order: True Bugs
10 MAY 2007: added Stink Bug Euchistus ictericus to Order: True Bugs
07 MAY 2007: added Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata to Order: Beetles
30 APR 2007: added Carrot Beetle Tomarus to Order: Beetles
30 APR 2007: added Common Angle Moth (Hodges #6326) Macaria aemulataria to Order: Moths
30 APR 2007: added Two-lined Leather-wing Ancistronycha bilineata to Order: Beetles
30 APR 2007: added Limoniid Crane Fly Erioptera cana to Order: Flies
29 APR 2007: added Crane Fly Tipula colei to Order: Flies
29 APR 2007: added Tiger Crane Fly Nephrotoma ferruginea to Order: Flies
29 APR 2007: added Syrphid Fly Helophilus to Order: Flies
28 APR 2007: added Garden Webworm Moth (Hodges #4975) Achyra rantalis to Order: Moths
28 APR 2007: added Inornate Pyrausta (Hodges #5037) Pyrausta inornatalis to Order: Moths
28 APR 2007: added Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth (Hodges #7701) Malacosoma americanum to Order: Moths
22 APR 2007: added Wood Gnat Anisopodidae to Order: Flies
05 APR 2007: added Hangingfly Bittacus to Order: Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
05 APR 2007: added Order: Scorpionflies, Hangingflies, and Allies
05 APR 2007: added Antlion Glenurus gratus to Order: Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies
05 APR 2007: added Midge Chironomid to Order: Flies
04 APR 2007: added Metalic Wood-boring Beetle Acmaeodera tubulus to Order: Beetles
30 MAR 2007: added Southern Spring Azure Celastrina ladon to Order: Butterflies
30 MAR 2007: added Carpenter Ant Camponotus herculeanus to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
27 MAR 2007: added Tree Stink Bug Brochymena to Order: True Bugs
08 JAN 2007: added Orange-toned Mecyna (Hodges #5135) Mecyna submedialis to Order: Moths
08 JAN 2007: added Lucerne Moth (Hodges #5156) Nomophila nearctica to Order: Moths
08 JAN 2007: added Graceful Grass-veneer (Hodges #5450) Parapediasia decorella to Order: Moths
08 JAN 2007: added Lesser Vagabond Sod Webworm (Hodges #5399) Agriphila ruricolella to Order: Moths
07 JAN 2007: added Elegant Grass-veneer (Hodges #5420) Microcrambus elegans to Order: Moths
07 JAN 2007: added Celery Leaftier (Hodges #5079) Udea rubigalis to Order: Moths
07 JAN 2007: added Two-spotted Herpetogramma (Hodges #5272) Herpetogramma bipunctalis to Order: Moths
06 JAN 2007: added Leaf-footed bug Leptoglossus oppositus to Order: True Bugs
22 DEC 2006: added Order: Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids, and Allies
22 DEC 2006: added Dark-winged Fungus Gnat Sciaridae to Order: Flies
21 DEC 2006: added Order: Mantids and Cockroaches
21 DEC 2006: added Order: Walkingsticks
21 DEC 2006: added Pales Weevil Hylobius pales to Order: Beetles
23 NOV 2006: added Horse Fly Hybomitra frontalis to Order: Flies
23 NOV 2006: added American Hover Fly Eupeodes americanus to Order: Flies
06 NOV 2006: added Small Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii to Order: True Bugs
06 NOV 2006: added Eastern Yellowjacket Hylobius pales to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies
06 NOV 2006: added Downy Yellowjacket Vespula flavopilosa to Order: Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies

7 responses to “insects

  1. I like taking pictures of insects too, mostly because they don’t try to get out of your way while filming them. Here’s a spider i took, not really sure what he/she is.
    Spider

  2. I was inspired by your other interest and made a post dedicated to you, it may not be much but I wanted to share it with you… it is not an insect post, it is about a fish.

    http://phale28.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspiration-from-e-rayhahn-rayhahn.html

    • Hey, that’s great! I’m just a dabbler when it comes to photography, but I find that animal pictures (insects in my case) make for an interesting and challenging subject.

      • you’re telling the truth, darn fish wouldn’t get into position for a closeup. I may need to get a better camera if i want to continue this journey because the camera i was using, the ultra-expensive iphone camera, just aint cutting it.

  3. Thanks for the link! What an incredibly diverse looking bunch of creatures.

  4. Ever seen a moth like this? I’m trying to find out what it might be.
    (a bit blurry…)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilgebump/2788861510/in/set-72157606900508111/

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