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David Albeck's Photos of Insects

Animalia > Insecta
Class Insecta. Six-legged arthropods. Possibly the most successful form of multicellular animal, at least in terms of numbers of species.
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Coleoptera (Beetles)
Diptera (Flies)
Hemiptera (Bugs)
Hymenoptera (Wasps, Ants, Bees, Sawflies)
Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Odonata (Dragonflies & damselflies)
Other insects


Order Coleoptera

Animalia > Insecta > Coleoptera
Beetles.
Reddish-Brown Stag
Lucanus capreolus
female
(no album)
Oil Beetle
Meloe sp.
Thorn Hill
beetle
July 4 Weekend
beetle
Saddleback & Abraham




Order Diptera

Animalia > Insecta > Diptera
True flies and close relatives. The name diptera means "two wings"; dipterans fly using their forewings and have little stubs called halteres as vestigial hindwings. Dipterans include house flies, midges, gnats, and mosquitoes. None of them have a venomous sting, but some of them will bite.
syrphid fly
Mt Mansfield




Order Hemiptera

Animalia > Insecta > Hemiptera
True bugs, including stink bugs, aphids, and cicadas. The name hemiptera means "half a wing"; the order was traditionally defined to consist of insects with forewings that were hardened on the front half of the wing. (These are now a suborder, Heteroptera.) All hemipterans have sucking mouthparts for drinking plant sap, and do not have a wormlike larval stage - they hatch into nymphs with jointed legs.
Witch Hazel Cone Gall Aphid galls
Hormaphis hamamelidis
Local Pond



Order Hymenoptera

Animalia > Insecta > Hymenoptera
Wasps, ants, bees, and sawflies.
Bald-Faced Hornet
Local pond
Bald-Faced Hornet
Local pond
Wool Sower wasp gall
Callirhytis seminator
Local pond
Great Black Wasp
Sphex pensylvanicus
My Pond (again)
Bumblebee
Bombus sp
Bretagne
Birch Sawfly
Trichiosoma triangulum
July 4 Weekend
Birch Sawfly
Trichiosoma triangulum
Camel's Hump
Elm Sawfly
Cimbex americana
July 4 Weekend



Order Lepidoptera

Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera
Butterflies, moths, and relatives.

Skippers (Hesperidae)
Brushfoots (Nymphalidae)
Swallowtail family (Papilionidae)
Other butterfiles and moths

Family Hesperiidae

Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Hesperidae

These "skippers" generally have a sort of stubby wing shape and a habit of resting with their wings half-open.
Horace's Duskywing, Erynnis horatius
Erynnis horatius
Local flora
Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius
Middlesex Fells
Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Thymelicus lineola
July 4 2009

Family Nymphalidae

Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae

These "brush-footed" butterflies walk on only four legs, since the first pair is reduced to a pair of small "brushes" that look like mouthparts.

  Apaturinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Apaturinae

Tawny Emperor
Asterocampa clyton
Franklin Park Zoo
Tawny Emperor
Asterocampa clyton
Franklin Park Zoo

  Charaxinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Charaxinae
Prepona sp.
Butterfly World


  Danainae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Danainae
Glasswing, Greta sp.
Butterfly Place
Paper kite, Idea leuconoe
Butterfly World
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Gumbo Limbo
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Vermont
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
cape cod
monarch
Mt Moosilauke
Monarch 2
(no album)


  Heliconiinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae
Cethosia ("lacewing")
Butterfly Place
Heliconius sp.?
Butterflies
Heliconius sp.
Butterfly World
Dryas iulia
Franklin Park Zoo
Dryas Julia
Butterfly Place


  Liminitidinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Limenitidinae

Adelpha sp?
Butterflies
Viceroy
Limenitis archippus
Local pond
White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis
Mount Bond, NH
White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis
Mt Tripyramid


  Morphinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Morphinae
White Morpho, Morpho polyphemus
Butterfly World
Owl, Caligo sp.
Butterfly Place


  Nymphalinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae
Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa
Pawtuckaway
Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Vermont
red admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Mt Moosilauke
White Peacock
Anartia Jatrophae
Loxahatchee
Eastern Comma
Polygonia comma
Polygonia
Mt Prospect
Polygonia ("comma")
Polygonia
Mt Dickerman
Polygonia ("comma")
Polygonia
Mt Dickerman
Polygonia ("comma")
Polygonia
south sister
fritillary
Bromley Mtn
fritillary
Mt Tripyramid
fritillary
Mt Moosilauke
Milbert's tortoiseshell
Mt Moosilauke

 
Satyrinae:
Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae
Fadet Commun
Coenonympha pamphilus
Porspoder

 

Family Papilionidae

Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Papilionidae
These "swallowtails" are large butterflies usually with elongated "tails" trailing from their hindwings.
Cairns birdwing
Ornithoptera euphorion (male)
Butterfly World
Cairns birdwing
Ornithoptera euphorion (female)
Butterfly World
Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio sp.
Franklin Park Zoo
Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio sp.
Franklin Park Zoo
Tiger Swallowtails
Papilio sp.
Baldface Range
Tiger Swallowtail
Mount Bond, NH
blue-banded swallowtail
Butterfly Place
Swallowtail
Papilio sp.
Butterfly World
Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio troilus
Middlesex Fells
asian swallowtail
Butterfly Place

Other or Unkown Families of Lepidopterans

Animalia > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Other
Unidentified
Butterflies
  Luna Moth
Actias Luna
Cannon Mountain
Unidentified
Franklin Park Zoo
Lophocampa maculata
tussock moth
Old Speck
Lophocampa maculata
tussock moth
Mt Mansfield
Acronicta americana
dagger moth
(no album)
Ctenucha virginica
Ctenucha virginica
July 4 2009
butterfly
Parc de la Vanoise
butterfly
Parc de la Vanoise
butterfly
Parc de la Vanoise
butterfly
Parc de la Vanoise
Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
Macroglossum stellatarum
Mont St. Michel
sphinx moth caterpillar
(no album)
moth
Baldface Range



Order Odonata

Animalia > Insecta > Odonata
Dragonflies and Damselflies.
dragonfly
(no album)
dragonfly
My Pond (again)


Other Insects

Animalia > Insecta > Other
Miscellaneous other insects.

None at this time...