Other Insects and Spiders
Acanthocephala granulosa (Giant Leaf-footed Bug)
Tonto NF Superstition Wilderness Area, Apache Junction, AZ
#4621 Giant Leaf-footed Bug Side View (Mar 20, 2009) 4
  Larger

Agapostemon virescens (Metallic Green Bee)
Buffalo Grove Prairie, Buffalo Grove, IL
#5415 Marsh Daisy Fleabane with Green Bee (May 17, 2017) 3
  Larger

David Schwaegler's Home, Lake in the Hills, IL
#566 Metallic Green Bee on New England Aster (Sep 17, 2014) 3
  Larger

Nachusa Grasslands, Nachusa, IL
#2325 Metallic Green Bee on Prickly Pear Cactus Flower (Jun 28, 2006) 2
  Larger

Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orbweaver)
Starved Rock State Park, Ottawa, IL
#5373 Marbled Orb-Weaver Hanging on a Thread (Oct 31, 2016) 3
  Larger

Cache River State Natural Area, Vienna, IL
#4102 Marbled Orbweaver on Oak Leaf (Nov 08, 2006) 4
  Larger

Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#572 Common Garden Spider (Sep 05, 2011) 3
  Larger

Bittacomorpha clavipes (Phantom Crane Fly)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#509 Phantom Crane Fly Hanging on Leaf (Jul 15, 1998) 2
Bombus sp. (Bumble Bee)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#428 Bumblebee Basking on Gentian (Sep 10, 2011) 3
  Larger

#6601 Bumble Bee on Iris Petal (May 22, 2014) 3
  Larger

Harlem Hills Prairie, Loves Park, IL
#1353 New Jersey Tea with Stiff Coreopsis (Jun 26, 2017) 3
  Larger

Great Smoky Mountains (Porters Creek Trail), Gatlinburg, TN
#1090 Bumblebee Going Through Pink Ladyslipper (4 slides) (Apr 28, 2001) 4
  Larger

Cantharis sp. (Soldier Beetle)
Lost Mound Unit of Upper Mississippi River NWR, Savanna, IL
#5447 Soldier Beetle Diving for Pollen on False Goldenaster (Jun 26, 2017) 3
  Larger

Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Goldenrod Soldier Beetle)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#358 Flat-topped Aster with Soldier Beetle (Aug 28, 2014) 3
  Larger

#1715 Soldier Beetle on Nodding Ladies Tresses Orchid (Aug 25, 2015) 3
  Larger

#5283 Soldier Beetles on Biennial Evening Primrose (Aug 15, 2016) 3
  Larger

#1222 Small Fringed Gentian with Soldier Beetles (Sep 06, 2006) 2
  Larger

Chiwaukee Prairie SNA, Pleasant Prairie, WI
#3769 Goldenrod Soldier Beetle on Old-Field Goldenrod (Sep 21, 2005) 2
  Larger

Chrysochus auratus (Dogbane Beetle)
Scuppernong Prairie SNA, Eagle, WI
#502 Dogbane Beetle on Dogbane (Jul 22, 2007) 4
  Larger

Conocephalus brevipennis (Short-winged Meadow Katydid)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#529 Meadow Katydid on Prairie Lily (Jul 15, 1999) 3
  Larger

Diapheromera femorata (Common Walkingstick)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#28 Common Walkingstick with Legs Extended (Jul 17, 2005) 3
  Larger

Disonycha pensylvanica (Polygonum-fond Beetle, Smartweed Beetle)
Spring Bluff Nature Preserve, Winthrop Harbor, IL
#1685 Polygonum-fond Beetle on Polygonum Leaf (Aug 21, 2015) 2
  Larger

Dolomedes triton (Six-Spotted Fishing Spider)
The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor, WI
#805 Six-Spotted Fishing Spider on a Lilypad (Jun 10, 2000) 4
  Larger

Eleodes sp. (Darkling Beetle)
White Sands National Monument, Alamagordo, NM
#5783 Darkling Beetle and Tracks (Apr 03, 2011) 3
  Larger

Eupeodes americanus (American Hover Fly)
Mt. Rainier National Park Paradise Area, Ashford, WA
#6828 American Hoverfly on Western Pasqueflower (Jul 31, 2014) 4
  Larger

Euschistus sp. (One-spot Stink Bug)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#573 Stink Bug (Aug 15, 1999) 3
  Larger

Family Asilidae sp. (Robberfly)
Harlem Hills Prairie, Loves Park, IL
#2565 Robberfly Ovipositing on Pale Purple Coneflower (Jul 04, 2002) 3
  Larger

Family Coccinellidae sp. (Ladybird Beetle)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#563 Fen Grass of Parnassus with Ladybird Beetle (Sep 15, 2014) 3
  Larger

Family Lycosidae sp. (Wolf Spider)
Starved Rock State Park, Ottawa, IL
#641 Wolf Spider on Sandstone (Oct 01, 2010) 2
  Larger

#598 Wolf Spider on Saxifrage Leave (Oct 26, 2007) 3
  Larger

Formica obscuripes (Thatch Ant)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#526 Thatch Ant Swarm (May 19, 2018) 3
  Larger

#571 Thatch Ant Close Up, King of the Hill (Jun 20, 1998) 3
  Larger

Labidomera clivicollis (Milkweed Leaf Beetle)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#499 Milkweed Leaf Beetle on Swamp Milkweed (Jul 15, 1999) 2
Larinioides sp. ( Furrow spiders)
Shadow (Boot) Lake, Florence, WI
#5462 Furrow Spider Close-up (Jul 19, 2017) 3
  Larger

Mantis religiosa (Praying Mantis)
Bluff Spring Fen, Elgin, IL
#683 Praying Mantis (Oct 09, 2008) 2
  Larger

Megalodacne heros (Pleasing Fungus Beetle)
Sproul State Forest, Snow Shoe, PA
#5815 Pleasing Fungus Beetle on Hemlock Varnish Shelf (Jun 23, 2011) 3
  Larger

Misumena vatia (Flower Crab Spider)
Bluff Spring Fen, Elgin, IL
#5423 Flower Crab Spider with Prey (May 30, 2017) 3
  Larger

Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#1690 Flower Crab Spider on Queen-Anne's Lace (Aug 26, 2015) 3
  Larger

Adirondack Park, Lake Clear, NY
#793 Flower Crab Spider on Orange Hawkweed (Jun 20, 1999) 3
  Larger

Grandma Lake Wetlands SNA, Long Lake (Florence), WI
#977 Flower Crab Spider Eating a Hover Fly (Jun 16, 2005) 3
  Larger

Nigronia serricornis (Saw-combed Fishfly)
Pickerel Lake, Brule River, Florence, WI
#924 Saw-combed Fishfly (Jun 15, 2000) 2
Oncopeltus fasciatus (Large Milkweed Seed Bug)
Dixie Briggs Fromm, Algonquin, IL
#1722 Multiple Stages of the Large Milkweed Bugs (Sep 15, 2015) 3
  Larger

Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#501 Large Milkweed Bugs Instar Stage (Sep 10, 2011) 3
  Larger

#500 Instar and Adult Stage of Large Milkweed Bug (Sep 08, 2008) 3
  Larger

Volo Bog, Volo, IL
#2462 Large Milkweed Bug Just Molted (Oct 03, 2008) 4
  Larger

Phalangium opilio (Daddy Longlegs, Harvestman)
Illinois Beach State Park, Zion, IL
#631 Harvestman on Prickly Pear Flower (Jul 04, 2006) 3
  Larger

Duxbury/Plymouth Bays Complex, Duxbury, MA
#2124 Balloon Flower with Harvestman (Jun 17, 2002) 2
Popilla japonica (Japanese Beetle)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#505 Japanese Beetle Close-up (Aug 01, 1999) 2
Illinois Beach State Park, Zion, IL
#2080 Japanese Beetle on Pasture Rose (Jun 08, 2002) 2
Promachus vertebratus (Green-eyed Robber Fly)
Kettle Moraine Low Prairie SNA, Eagle, WI
#5276 Green-Eyed Robber Flies Mating (Aug 09, 2016) 3
  Larger

Schistocerca lineata (Sand Bird Grasshopper)
Ayers Sand Prairie, Savanna, IL
#3205 Sand Bird Grasshopper on Pasture Thistle (Jul 28, 2016) 3
  Larger

Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina Mantis)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#1701 Praying Mantis on Goldenrod (Sep 04, 2015) 3
  Larger

Stratiomyidae sp. (Soldierfly)
Yellowstone Norris Geyser Basin, Mammoth, WY
#6134 Norris Soldierfly Larvae (May 14, 2012) 3
  Larger

Syrphid family (Hover Fly)
Wilderness Gardens, Pauma Valley, CA
#2241 Flannelbush Flower Close-up with Hover Fly (Feb 01, 2003) 2
  Larger

Trestles Beach, San Clemente, CA
#2254 Fiesta-flower and Hover Fly (Mar 28, 2003) 2
  Larger

Wilson Valley Road, Temecula, CA
#3584 Yellow Pincushion and Hover Fly (Apr 11, 2005) 4
  Larger

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Wildomar, CA
#1364 Thread-leaved Brodiaea and Hover Fly (Apr 11, 2005) 4
  Larger

Thomson-Fulton Sand Prairie, Fulton, IL
#2458 White-Throated Day Flower with Hover Fly (Jul 28, 2016) 2
  Larger

Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#371 Purple False Foxglove and Hover Fly (Aug 26, 2006) 3
  Larger

#1677 Hover Fly on Winged Loosestrife (Aug 25, 2011) 2
  Larger

#1228 Tall Bur-Marigold Close-up with Hover Fly (Aug 30, 2011) 3
  Larger

Great Smoky Mountains (Kanati Fork Trail), Cherokee, NC
#1022 American Umbrellaleaf with Hoverflies (May 06, 2014) 3
  Larger

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, NV
#3610 Winding Mariposa Lily with Hover Fly (Apr 18, 2005) 3
  Larger

Anthony Lake Recreation Area, Baker City, OR
#6703 White Marsh Marigolds with Hover Fly (Jul 13, 2014) 3
  Larger

Spread Eagle Barrens SNA, Florence, WI
#5475 Hover Fly on Marsh Bellflower (Jul 20, 2017) 3
  Larger

Grandma Lake Wetlands SNA, Long Lake (Florence), WI
#977 Flower Crab Spider Eating a Hover Fly (Jun 16, 2005) 3
  Larger

Taxodiomyia cupressi (Cypress Gall Midge)
Cache River State Natural Area, Vienna, IL
#947 Cypress Gall Midges -- Two Stages (Nov 04, 2014) 3
  Larger

Tetraopes tetraophthalmus (Red Milkweed Beetle)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#574 Milkweed Beetle on Common Milkweed (Jul 15, 1999) 2
  Larger

Toxomerus marginatus (Hover Fly)
Lake in the Hills Fen, Lake in the Hills, IL
#229 Common Arrowhead Close-up (Aug 09, 2007) 4
  Larger

#368 Hover Fly and Rock Rose (Jun 24, 2006) 3
  Larger

#643 Prairie Rose Close Up with Hover Fly (Jun 01, 2007) 3
  Larger

#304 Hoverfly on Yellow Stargrass (Jun 10, 2013) 3
  Larger

#151 Twig Rush Close-up with Hover Fly (Jul 06, 2017) 3
  Larger

Trichodes nuttalli [nutalli] (Red-Blue Checkered Beetle)
Illinois Beach State Park, Zion, IL
#636 Nuttall's Checkered Beetle on Prickly Pear Cactus Flower (Jul 04, 2006) 3
  Larger

#637 Nutall's Beetle on Butterfly Weed (Jul 04, 2006) 2
Trichodes ornatus (Ornate Checkered Beetle)
Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, Littlefield, AZ
#4679 Ornate Checkered Beetle on Prickly Pear Flower (Apr 11, 2009) 3
  Larger

Mores Mountain in Shafer Butte Recreation Area, Boise, ID
#447 Ornate Checkered Beetle on White Mariposa Lily (Jul 07, 2014) 3
  Larger

Trombidium sp. (Red Velvet Mite)
Devil's Kitchen Lake, Carbondale, IL
#4123 Red Velvet Mite on Walking Fern (Nov 05, 2006) 4
  Larger

Verrucosa arenata (Arrowhead Spider)
Starved Rock State Park, Ottawa, IL
#1315 Arrowhead Spider Hanging in a Web (Oct 20, 2009) 2
  Larger