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Monarch butterfly caterpillar

(Danaus plexippus) Indiana, USA – August 2021 Feeding and growing is the main occupation of these impressive caterpillars. These adult specimens are about to pupate. Their food plant…

Eastern Eyed Click Beetle

(Alaus oculatus) Indiana, USA – June 2020 With large eyespots, this beetle deceives predators. It is native to North America and belongs to the click beetle family (Elateridae)….

Picture-Winged Fly

(Delphinia picta) Indiana, USA – June 2020 This strikingly marked fly is a member of the jewel fly family (Ulidiidae) and is distributed primarily in the eastern and…

Fox squirrel

(Sciurus niger) Indiana, USA – May 2020 Friendly smiling and completely relaxed, this squirrel watches me wiggle my camera in front of his nose. Native to the eastern…

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta) Indiana, USA – May 2020 This old campaigner has already lost parts of his hind wings in the course of his life and therefore looks quite…

European Wool Carder Bee

(Anthidium manicatum) Indiana, USA – July 2020 This solitary bee originated in Europe and was introduced to the United States in the middle of the last century. Since…

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…

Common Brimstone Butterfly

(Gonepteryx rhamni) Neandertal, Germany – July 2019 At 12 months, the common brimstone butterfly has the longest life span of any butterfly in Central Europe. It is the…

Monarch Butterfly

(Danaus plexippus) Indiana, USA – September 2018 The monarch is known for his long migrations from eastern North America to his wintering grounds in Mexico. This specimen allows…

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…