entemology

Doing a few beetle specimens for print work... I cannot for the LIFE of me find the name of this beetle, any #entemology buffs care to weigh in? #bug #beetle #bluebeetle #beetlesofinstagram #bugsofinstagram #specimen #specimenstudy #zoology #insects #oilpastel #lollybirds

At first I thought this lovely little monster was a mud dauber, but I was remembering my wasps wrong! This likely is either a type of Horntail Wasp or a Giant Ichneumon Wasp, or as it's so aptly nicknamed, the "stump stabber." If there are any amateur entemologists out there, please let me know what you think this bad boy is! #entemology #wasp #photography #macrophotography #campfresno

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💚🌳🐞 Newly hatched shield bugs on a birch leaf. #birch #shieldbugs #summer

Looks like a #stormtrooper to me...on the #underside of a #hopleaf . #entemology #insect #

Tag someone who loves dragonflys! 🙅🏽‍♂️(NFS) Custom for the hommie for his girlfriend! I've made a couple of these before, but this is by far the best one! The body and eyes are UV reactive too! I'll post a UV shot soon! … … … … … … … … … … … … #glassofig #glassart #headylife #montanamade #montanaglass #montana #glass #booty #safetykitty #safetyfirst #safetycrew #2018 #710 #420 #woopsie #turtlesandcheese #slapapieceofpepperonipizza #wered #weredglass #pendantsofig #dragonfly #insects #entemology

Can’t even describe how excited I am that’s he’s starting to enjoy learning about creepy crawlies with me. #insects #bugs #limaxflavus #slug #newengland #entemology 🕷🦗🐜🐌🐞

Cicada Killer wasps look very intimidating, but they are actually very easy going insects toward humans. I spent about a half an hour within 3ft of this one and it never seemed to mind. #entemology #wasp #cicadakiller #insectphotography #nickschraderphotography #nickswhipshop #stinger #bugs #wasps #inflight #flying

This Assassin Bug (Apeomerus flaviventris) is making quick work of a Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). The Assassin Bug uses it's "beak" to inject an enzyme into the bee which incapacitates it, and also breaks down its organs into a slurry which the Assassin Bug extracts as if through a straw. This ambush was laid on the boughs of a Tenaza (Havardia pallens) which is very fragrant in bloom, and attracts a plethora of pollinators. #entemology #horticulture #desertsurvivors #southwestplants

Here’s another shot of the unidentified mystery sand alien we found while hiking and herping in Kansas. It was burrowing in the sand, right on shore of the lake we were at. It was a very large, fat grub type insect. #whatisthis #mysteryinsect #insect #insectsofinstagram #insectsoftheworld #identifythis #creepycrawly #sandalien #sandworm #catepillar #worm #grub #mystery #kansas #hike #hiking #herping #herpingtheglobe #entymology #entemology #bug

😛 You don’t need a fancy camera to take a fancy close up! This photo of a humble bumble was taken using a phone and a clip on macro lens. It’s lightweight, fits in your pocket and you can pick one up for around £5! Look out for them on sale at our #LoveLincsPlants events! 🐝🌱🌼🌿🌸 #StayWild