Arthropods


Or Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

And Spiders too!


The arthropods constitute over 90% of the animal kingdom and are classified in the phylum Arthropoda. They are distinguished from other animals by:


Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sp.)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Tailed Orange Butterfly (Pyrisitia proterpia)


Giant Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)


Butterfly caterpillar, perhaps Painted Lady

Pepsis Wasp (Tarantula Hawk), by Mary Stiner

Tarantula, by Mary Stiner

Butterfly aggregation, possibly Empress Leilia, by Mary Stiner

Walking Stick

Flying Ants, which have emerged from the ground, mated and then fallen back to earth

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Cicada

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Tarantula

Mating Bee Flies (Bombyliidae sp)

Grasshopper Nymph

Carpenter Bee scoping out a nesting site

American Snout Butterfly (Libytheana carinenta)


Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus))

Orb Weaver Spider

Scudder’s Katydid

Fatal Metalmark Butterfly

(Calephelis nemesis)


Queen Butterfly Caterpillar

Robber Fly

Swarm of Honey Bees

Angle-Wing Katydid

Praying Mantis

Empress Leilia Butterfly (Asterocampa leilia)


Blue Butterfly, possibly Ceraunus

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