22 comments on “One Word Photo Challenge: Insect

  1. Wow!! Amazing and Excellent photos! That top grayish but looks very prehistoric! Cool!

  2. 15andmeowing says:

    Great shots, I hope I don’t see one of those in my yard like in the first photo.

  3. Brenda says:

    Amazing looking insect

  4. Cool captures, Linda. I’m going to guess that the first one’s a beetle of some kind. It does rather look like a dinosaur, though, doesn’t it? I’m checking out an insect database now, because my curiosity is piqued! Will let you know if I locate a potential match (some of the insects on this database . . . they’re so neat and/or gorgeous).

    • Thanks, Leigh! You’re right, it just has such a prehistoric look to it. I’d be interested to know if you discover anything about it! Hugs! 😀

    • Okay, here you go, Linda. I’m 99% sure this is the one. Great news: its a beneficial (for gardens) bug that eats other garden-eating bugs (e.g., caterpillars, aphids, etc.). Link and good photos here: Arilus cristatus, wheel bug–http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-09_wheel_bug.htm

      Apparently a good thing you didn’t disturb it, because it’s a cousin to the stink bug and releases a less-pungent odor if frightened!

      • By golly, I’m sure you’ve got it! Amazing little creature. He must have been an adult one. He was pretty far from home as I captured this picture in central Florida! If I had known he was such a beneficial little thing, I’d have transported him here to north Georgia! HA!

        • Yeah, I was surprised that the agriculture extension talking about it was in Texas. I had been using this database and plugging in Georgia and coming up with nothing remotely close. http://www.insectidentification.org/ (but it is useful). I typed in google images and found the one on the first try; keywords “spiked crested gray bug southeastern united states.” Anyhow, thanks for sharing. I like learning new things! And happy end of summer back atcha!

        • Great job, Leigh! You do excellent research! I learned something new today, too! All credit to you! 😀

  5. foguth says:

    Great photos! The legs on the top one look like some sort of grasshopper, but I’ve never seen one exactly like that.

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  7. DG MARYOGA says:

    Splendid macro photography,amazing details,dearest Linda!The second one brilliantly displays the sophisticated relation between insects and flowers!Love & hugs to you ~ enjoy a peaceful summer weekend away from the monster storm … 🙂 ❤ xxx

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