Meadowmom's photos with the insects

The Monster Pauses...

The Monster Pauses...
...after ravaging the wooly aphid colony.

Central California.
Added on November 15, 2016

Carnage

Carnage
Why did the old horror movies use giant closeups of spiders, when a 10 ft. yellow jacket would have been much more scary?
Added on September 28, 2013

The Longhorn Beetle and the Kid

The Longhorn Beetle and the Kid
These are very big beetles which fly in a blundering way and occasionally land on your shirt with a thud. When they are ready to fly away, their wing cases tremble and their wings stir a little. They finally take off laboriously, often looping around and…
Added on September 27, 2013

Summer’s Coming: The Best Pet Beetle

Summer’s Coming: The Best Pet Beetle
The big Longhorn Beetles only remain pets for a little while, but they are the best. They come flying with a clatter and land on you. After a few companionable minutes, they fly away...and often come circling back to land on you again.

Their larvae chew…
Added on May 31, 2015