Week 43 – Robin

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The Laugher – Charadra deridens

My husband found this strange looking caterpillar floating on a fake lily pad in our little goldfish pond. He is a little wet but safe now. 🙂 He has one of the coolest faces I have ever seen… so I focused on that. Sunglasses and a smile!

Here is some more information about the species of moth—> The Laugher Charadra deridens

Used the Olympus TG-4 on Microscope mode.

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Week 41 – Robin

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Agapostemon splendens


A male agapostemon splendens or “sweat bee”. They like human sweat apparently. I never knew that… Thank you Google. 🙂 They are flashy and pretty like they are dressed up for Mardi Gras!

Used a an Olympus TG-4 on microscope mode with the LED ring light attached.

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Week 34 – Robin

WalkingStick One of our Florida insects. A female twostriped walkingstick. Anisomorpha buprestoides, also called devil’s riding horse, prairie alligator, stick bug, witch’s horse, devil’s darning needle, scorpion, and musk mare. LOL! This one was about 2.5 inches. Ick! They can spray stinky poison if disturbed. Nothing beautiful about this lady. 🙂

Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/100 sec; f/5.6; ISO 160

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