Insects
Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis



Praying Mantis

Female Praying Manits



Stick Insect

Pair of Mating "Walking Sticks"
Males are the small ones (brown one on the right)
(Stick Insects - Commonly called "Walking Sticks")



Stick Insect

Walking Stick



Sphinx larvae

Sphinx Moth larvae



Hornet

A giant Hornet, over 2" long that I wouldn't grab!



Buprestid

Buprestid on Skeleton Plant



Fig Beetle

Peach or Fig Beetle



Fig Beetle

Peach or Fig Beetle



Cerambycid

Cerambycid (Long-horned Beetle)
Plinthocoelium suaveolens
Thanks to Ed Gage, Mike Quinn, Dennis Paulson and others for expert ID opinion.



Cerambycid

Cerambycid (Long-horned Beetle)



Cerambycid

Cerambycid - Long Horned Beetle
a small one - about 3/4" body



Cerambycid

Cerambycid - Long Horned Beetle - pair copulating
Stenaspis verticalis insignis - Oct. 14, '05 near Utopia
Thanks to Mike Quinn and Doug Yanega for the identification.



Cerambycid

This Cerambycid (Long-horned Beetle) on Sept. 9, 2012 was a beauty, and the first of this type I've seen, Tragidion coquus, thanks to Mike Quinn for the ID! It seems this is kind of a mega rary here in Texas. The blind acorn occasionally finds the squirrel.



Acilid

Acilid - Robber Fly - with green eyes !



Acilid

Acilid - Robber Fly
(A Texas sized 1.5"+)



Lady Beetles

Japanese (Asian) Lady Beetles



Mosquito   Mosquito

Mosquito (male) ... (only females bite) (males often feed on plant juices, pollen, nectar)



Super Fly

Super Fly

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