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.
This jumping spider literally dropped in on my laptop.
Ants are drinking from the buds of the Peonies.
The garden is just coming to life.
I wanted to try out a few shots of a spider, while backlit by a sunset. It’s a fairly common orb weaver.