Close-ups: Bugs

This gallery contains close-up photos of insects, spiders, and other "bugs".

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Banded Garden Spider

A banded garden spider, on the web she's spun in tall weeds, grass, and bull thistle.

Yellow bear caterpillar, Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.

A yellow bear caterpillar on a lodgepole pine burned in the 2003 Robert fire in Glacier National Park in Montana.


Honey bee, Cuyahoga Valley N.P. Ohio, U.S.

A honey bee in in early morning sun in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio.

Common Ringlet on dianthus

A common ringlet, a small butterfly which really is common here in western Montana, on dianthus.


Backlit mirid on grass

The low-angle sun of a July morning backlights grass, silhouetting a green mirid (megaloceroea recticornis).

Black meadowhawk dragonfly

A black meadowhawk dragonfly (sympetrum danae) warms in morning sun.


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