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Downy Woodpecker

(Dryobates pubescens) Indiana, USA – May 2020 The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America and grows to about the size of a sparrow. It gets…

Common Eastern Bumblebee

(Bombus impatiens) Indiana, USA – April 2020 After a rather cold night I had the opportunity for a small photo session with this somewhat hypothermic bumblebee. It was…

Black-bordered Lemon Moth

(Marimatha nigrofimbria) Indiana, USA – October 2019 This small and rather inconspicuous moth caught my attention last autumn. It sat motionless at the top of a blade of…

Landscapes

New Mexico, USA – March 2019 The steppe landscape of the prairie offers a wide view of distant mountain panoramas. The stormy weather drives the clouds over the…

Very Large Array

New Mexico, USA – March 2019 The “Very Large Array” (VLA) is an observatory consisting of 27 radio telescopes with a diameter of 25 meters each. The system…

White Sands

New Mexico, USA – March 2019 The Chihuahua Desert is the largest of the North American deserts and is located in the border area between the USA and…

Red-spotted Purple Admiral

(Limenitis arthemis) Indiana, USA – August 2019 This magnificent butterfly is a good example of mimicry. The butterfly imitates a poisonous swallowtail (Battus philenor) in shape and colour…

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

(Diabrotica undecimpunctata) Indiana, USA – August 2019 Native to North America, this photogenic beetle is a feared crop pest that loves to attack cucumbers, pumpkins and melons. It…

Japanese Beetles at Love Play

(Popillia japonica) Indiana, USA – July 2019 These pretty beetles come from Japan and were introduced to North America about one hundred years ago. Due to the lack…

Green June Beetle

(Cotinis nitida) Indiana, USA – July 2019 This metallic shimmering beetle is native to the east of the USA and occurs most frequently in the south. The beetles…

Flower Crab Spider with Prey

(Misumena vatia) Indiana, USA – July 2019 This spider species, widespread in the northern hemisphere of the earth, usually sits well camouflaged on flowers, where it ambushes insects…

Paper Wasp

(Polistes metricus) Indiana, USA – October 2018 This wasp species lives in North America and is quite common in human settlements. The images were taken with a macro…