You have been warned 😉
There seems to be an endless variety of bugs here. I’ve been taking my camera and macro lens with me when I work in the yard, and the tiny bugs are as fascinating as the larger ones. When I download the photos, then the details really become visible.
This one was barely big enough to see.
This is the tiniest bee I’ve seen!
Pretty garden spider
This little caterpillar, barely an inch long looked just black in the garden.
When I saw the photos, I realized it has beautiful white and blue details in the black.
Of course I have to include a big grasshopper.
How about two grasshoppers? They almost look like they are smiling.
This beautiful caterpillar stayed around for days eating my ginger plant. Then one afternoon, it just disappeared.
The caterpillar has a sideways mouth.
The caterpillar hanging on to what’s left of a leaf. When you eat your shelter you tend to get wet in the next rain.
I have this herb that smells like peppermint, and for some reason the little black bees seem to love it.
A big locust came in the house one day.
I found all these tiny spiders emerging from the egg case one day.
Another garden butterfly.
This butterfly is very small.
There are a lot of centipedes or millipedes here.
A pretty medium size green grasshopper
Another tiny bug.
Little bug perched on a blade of grass
This one looks like it’s wearing a collar.
This tiny grasshopper blends into the leaves.
I didn’t know this one was so pretty until I enlarged the photo.
Another tiny bug on a blade of grass.
Another of the tiny bugs.
This one was prettier than I expected too.
About Kris Cunningham
We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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Haha! Thanks for the warning, but I really like bugs and yours are exceptionally awesome. 🙂
Thank you! Yep, we are among the bug lovers 😀
“When you eat your shelter you tend to get wet.” Wise words. 🙂
LOL Yep. He was doing fine until one day he only had the stick to hang on to.
Some of these are good enough to sell as “Stock” photos!
Really? I have thought about doing that but didn’t know if my work was up to it. Maybe one of these days I should give it a try. Thanks for the vote of confidence 🙂
So when is the bug book coming out? Nice close up shots, Kris!
I have looked for a bug book with no luck, so there is a need. As many bugs as there are here though, it would take a small army to document them all.
Awesome pics, it helps me remember a lot of my childhood interests and fascination when going by lights outdoors and checking the fauna underneath. There is a book with pics: Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: selected studies.
You can compare your pics to ones taken in the Smithsonian studies, I think. http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1213-arthropod-survey-science.html, and they have discovered new species with pictures viewed on the Net.
Oh wow, I knew there were lots of bugs here but my goodness! It looks like I will have plenty to watch and photograph for a long time to come. Thanks for the info on the book. That’s an expensive one, but maybe I can find a used copy somewhere.