I was unaware of the existence of Cuckoo Wasps until I found this one in my dining room lamp. Their bodies are metallic and shiny.
An earwig scurrying across your kitchen table instead of hiding in a dark crevice is a sure sign that something is wrong with it. After I crushed it, I knew immediately that the coiled white threads spilling out of it were not intestines.
They were parasites.
So I put it in a small bowl of water to watch them wriggle free of their host.
I finally captured an insect’s compound eyes on camera; this dragonfly was the lucky winner.
Ants are drinking from the buds of the Peonies.
The garden is just coming to life.
This grasshopper does a convincing job of looking like a piece of stone.
This mosquito was in the shower and didn’t seem to mind the camera flash.
This grasshopper gave me a rare opportunity for a picture by perching on the post of a rocking chair.