Scarlet Lily Beetles are an invasive species in North America, and can devastate lily gardens. They’re easy to spot.
Today I pushed a borrowed macro lens and extender to its limit, to photograph some tiny pests on the pot of my jade plant.
I found this dragonfly on the wing in Ithaca, NY.
Wooly Aphids (Eriosomatinae) fly slowly and fairly aimlessly, looking like small tufts of cotton or fur. I never bothered to find out what they looked like while standing still until now. (Match head for comparison.)
I killed a female housefly that hadn’t laid eggs before they hatched. This is the mess it made on my laptop (not counting other smaller piles of maggots that landed elsewhere).
There’s another picture, if you can stomach it.
Apparently, stick insects live in Vermont. This is the first one I’ve ever seen in the wild, anywhere.
A variety of insects from Namsan Mountain in Seoul: shown here, a Fulgorid Leafhopper and a Painted Lady butterfly.
These are some pictures I took in a very photogenic park in Tokyo. This crimson darter stole the show.