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Learning to Like Insects

Iím not really an insect person and in fact am terrified of things like spiders (even pictures of them make me nervous ;-)), but Iíve discovered that thereís some beauty in the insect world, particularly with butterflies, dragonflies and moths. I decided to put such pictures in a separate gallery since my collection of them is growing surprisingly large and no longer really fits in the worldwide wildlife gallery.

NOTE: Newer pictures are posted at the beginning of the gallery.
Finally, a bee!
Finally, a bee!
Showing off
Showing off
The lone bee
The lone bee
Butterfly haven
Butterfly haven
Difficult subject
Difficult subject
Lit up monarch
Lit up monarch
Room enough for two
Room enough for two
Rest stop
Rest stop
Lantana-loving butterfly
Lantana-loving butterfly
Looking up
Looking up
Return of the insects
Return of the insects
Revelation
Revelation
Supreme Court Bee
Supreme Court Bee
Contemplating a treat
Contemplating a treat
Sharing
Sharing
Last of the skippers
Last of the skippers
Pretty in pink
Pretty in pink
Skipper in white
Skipper in white
Skipper in a yellow flower
Skipper in a yellow flower
Summer monarch
Summer monarch
Basking in the sun
Basking in the sun
'Stained-glass' monarch
'Stained-glass' monarch
Sharing
Sharing
Vividly colored
Vividly colored
Exception to the rule
Exception to the rule
Armature
Armature
Jauntily posed
Jauntily posed
A grasshopper moment
A grasshopper moment
Two for the price of one
Two for the price of one
The flashy dragonfly
The flashy dragonfly
Nice to see one
Nice to see one
Another cute skipper
Another cute skipper
Encounter
Encounter
Up close and personal
Up close and personal
'I believe I was here first'
'I believe I was here first'
Brilliant yellow
Brilliant yellow
Brilliantly green butterfly
Brilliantly green butterfly
Taking a break
Taking a break
Face to face
Face to face
Butterfly and purple flowers
Butterfly and purple flowers
Busy butterfly
Busy butterfly
Rose tinged
Rose tinged
Skipper haven
Skipper haven
Popular flower
Popular flower
Twosome
Twosome
Visitor
Visitor
Translucent
Translucent
Another Franciscan butterfly
Another Franciscan butterfly
Worse for wear
Worse for wear
The color-loving butterfly
The color-loving butterfly
Monastic butterfly
Monastic butterfly
Armor-plated
Armor-plated
Last butterfly
Last butterfly
Face off
Face off
Caught in the act
Caught in the act
Yet another beautiful butterfly
Yet another beautiful butterfly
Rear view
Rear view
Sunlit butterfly
Sunlit butterfly
Seeing things eye to eye
Seeing things eye to eye
Butterfly and flower
Butterfly and flower
The prettiest dragonfly
The prettiest dragonfly
Distinctive
Distinctive
Flourishing despite it all
Flourishing despite it all
Another injured butterfly
Another injured butterfly
Broken wing
Broken wing
Two of a kind
Two of a kind
Colorful monarch, colorful flower
Colorful monarch, colorful flower
Finally resting
Finally resting
Beware! (USA)
Beware! (USA)
Rear view of a Cicada Killer
Rear view of a Cicada Killer
Too close for comfort: Eastern Cicada Killer (wasp)
Too close for comfort: Eastern Cicada Killer (wasp)
Bigger than you might expect
Bigger than you might expect
That face
That face
The poser
The poser
A different take
A different take
Here's looking at you!
Here's looking at you!
Showy dragonfly
Showy dragonfly
My first ever butterfly!
My first ever butterfly!
At the tip of the bud
At the tip of the bud
Monarch at work
Monarch at work
A bit ragged at the edges
A bit ragged at the edges
Bee enjoying a blossom
Bee enjoying a blossom
Golden dragonfly revisted
Golden dragonfly revisted
Busy bee
Busy bee
Golden dragonfly
Golden dragonfly
Taking a break
Taking a break
The Butterfly Pavilion (1)
The Butterfly Pavilion (1)
The Butterfly Pavilion (2)
The Butterfly Pavilion (2)
The Butterfly Pavilion (3)
The Butterfly Pavilion (3)
The Butterfly Pavilion (5)
The Butterfly Pavilion (5)
Little monster
Little monster