Adult Hickory Shuckworm Moth beside Pecan Leaf Phylloxera gall

The Gall of This Hickory Shuckworm Moth!

This exquisite Luna Moth was one of thousands of insects drawn to Dr. Allen's lit sheets.

The Biodiversity B&B, Allen Acres Is Open!

Quest for Ailanthus: The Elm with Fingers and Wings

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

A Blanchard's Cricket Frog sitting still beside diminutive fungi. In some places these little frogs hop like pop-corn at your approach. This one is in Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge C. Paxton image and copyright.

Life In The Leaf Litter

An enormous Polyphemus moth at Allen Acres. With prodigious plant diversity comes broad animal diversity! long known for its biodiversity, Allen Acres is celebrating the identification of its 711th moth species! The July bioblitz is expected to be rather promising!

Bioblitz at Allen Acres July 21

Dung beetles rolling along the footpath to the Rainey Lake pier at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Taken on Pentax K-1 with Pentax 100mm F 2.8 macro lens by C. Paxton

Beetle-mania, these dung beetles were on a roll!

Carpenter Bees make for great insect-in-flight photographs because they exhibit a patrol flight pattern that is reasonably predictable. This individual we named Horatio, for his dutiful guarding of the bridge to Pier 1. It was regularly attacked by Red wasps that crashed into it, but managed to see them off. C. Paxton image and copyright.

Photographic Walk and Talk at Black Bayou Lake NWR

Leaf-footed bug taken on Pentax K-1 with Pentax 100mm macro lens. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Leaf-footed Bugs

A tiny golden fly photographed with Pentax K-1 and 100mm Pentax macro lens at F8 1/250 of a second at ISO 1600 . C .Paxton image and copyright.

Macro Photography, A Golden Fly