Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Last weekend I took a ninety minute ride over to Willcox, Arizona and while exploring a field of sunflowers came across this tiny Spotted Cucumber Beetle. At first I didn’t notice it because they are so small. I was photographing the bees pollinating the flowers when I noticed the diminutive insects, which were about the size of a […]

He’s a fly not a bee …

On a recent “macro-ing” trip to Mt. Lemmon my friend and I encountered this unique-looking creature, which is a fly, not a bee. We spent a long time following this little guy from plant to plant trying to photograph him as he went about his business. This particular fly with the orange body and stiff protruding […]

Lady Beetle

Last night was “black lighting for moths” night at Gardner Canyon. I wanted to capture a variety of insects before sunset along the creek bed like I did last year. The monsoon rains haven’t kicked in; however, so the stream was dry and the bugs were sparse. I did find this little gem on a […]