Tibellus Chamberlini Lantana 3
Tibellus Chamberlini Lantana 2
Tibellus Chamerlini Lantana 1
Some unknown beetles found on the aging blossom of a lemon tree.
What I assume is a Milkweed bug. Incredibly common, both inside and outside most of the year. More of an annoyance than anything, they feed off the sap of plants they hang out on.
The caterpillar form of the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly. These guys eat citrus leaves like it's going out of style. Beautiful butterflies, pestlike caterpillars.
Pinned and Posed. A Paper wasp, commonly seen when blooms abound. Having bright colors and a painful sting, these fearless flyers makes nests out of chewed materials that resemble paper.
A common, but hard to find white crab spider found among the blooms of a plant given to me as a gift.
Possibly a Physocyclus mexicanus, a Sonoran Cellar Spider. Supposedly common, but only one of two that I've seen in many years. This one was found feeding in a dense web inhabiting a small potted cactus.
A small, mildly venemous, nocturnal snake. Found hiding amog the rocks along the wall in my yard, looking for a place to rest during the day.
Camponotus festinatus panorama
173 image focus stack and panorama. Carpenter ant juvenile queen? Tucson, AZ.55
Focus stacks of a Robber Fly from Pima County, AZ. (Promachus princeps) Using Helicon Focus. 74 image stack.
Robber Fly Redux
Re-created focus stacks of a Robber Fly from Pima County, AZ. (Promachus princeps) Using Helicon Focus instead of Photoshop. 56 image stack.
Re-created focus stacks of a Robber Fly from Pima County, AZ. (Promachus princeps) Using Helicon Focus instead of Photoshop. 66 image stack.
Roughly 2mm body length. Studio setting. Small white crab spider, Mecaphisa species. An ambush predator that does not use any webs to capture prey, they can usually be found on or around flowers, waiting for food to drop by.