Wildlife - Bugs

North American Bugs

North American wildlife includes species found in the United States (excluding Hawaii) and Canada, and in nearby waters, that are breeding species, regular visitors, and casual and accidental species from other regions that are believed to have strayed here without direct human aid, and well-established introduced species that are now part of our fauna. In addition, as an identification aid, I have included photos of these species even if the photos were taken outside of the North American area.

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Butterflies and Moths


Tiger Swallowtail
Virginia

Tiger Swallowtail
Virginia

Tiger Swallowtail
Virginia

Black Swallowtail
Virginia

Dark Tiger Swallowtail
Virginia

Spicebush Swallowtail
Virginia

Spicebush Swallowtail
Virginia

Dark Tiger Swallowtail
Virginia

Zebra Swallowtail
Virginia

Zebra Swallowtail
Virginia

Pipevine Swallowtail
Virginia

Pipevine Swallowtail
Virginia

Monarch
Virginia

Monarch
Virginia

Monarch
Virginia

Monarch
Virginia

Monarch
Virginia

Viceroy
Virginia

Monarchs
Virginia

Monarchs
Virginia

Great Spangled
Fritillary; Virginia

Great Spangled
Fritillary; Virginia

Great Spangled
Fritillary; Virginia

Great Spangled
Fritillary; Virginia

Red-spotted Purple
Admiral; Virginia

Red-spotted Purple
Admiral; Virginia

Painted Lady
Virginia

Mourning Cloak
Virginia

Tiger Swallowtail
Virginia

Luna Moth
Virginia

Imperial Moth
Virginia

Spicebush Swallowtail
Virginia

Lettered Sphinx
Virginia

Zebra Longwing
Florida

Gulf Fritillary
Florida

White Peacock
Florida

Hummingbird Moth
Virginia

Hummingbird Moth
Virginia

Hummingbird Moth
Virginia

Polyphemus Moth
Virginia

Silvery Checkerspot
Virginia

Northern Broken-Dash
Virginia

Common Wood Nymph
Virginia

Ailanthus Webworm
Moth; Virginia

Question Mark
Butterfly; Virginia

Cabbage Butterfly
Virginia

Painted Lady
Virginia

Hackberry Emperor
Virginia

Red Admiral
Virginia

Red Admiral
Virginia

Buckeye
Virginia

Zebra Swallowtail
Virginia

Hummingbird Moth
Virginia

Hummingbird Moth
Virginia

Black-and-yellow
Lichen Moth; Virginia

Elm Sphinx Moth
Virginia

American Lady
Virginia

Caterpillars


Dagger Moth
Virginia

Tent Caterpillar
Virginia

Black Swallowtail
Virginia

Buck Moth
Virginia

White Caterpillar
Virginia

Tiger Moth
Virginia

Orange-striped Oakworm
Virginia

Red-humped Oakworm
Virginia

Wooly-bear
Virginia

Banded Wooly-bear
Virginia

Gypsy Moth
Virginia

Tussock Moth
Virginia

Milkweed Tussock
Moth; Virginia

Pipevine Swallowtail
Virginia

Tersa Sphinx Moth
Florida

Spotted Cutworm
Florida

White-Lined Sphinx
Virginia

Virginian Tiger Moth
Virginia

Fall Webworm
Virginia

Dragonflies, Damselflies, and other Flies


Needham's Skimmer
Virginia

Needham's Skimmer
Virginia

Common Whitetail
Virginia

Great Blue Skimmer
Virginia

Calico Pennant
Virginia

Calico Pennant
Virginia

Calico Pennant
Virginia

Calico Pennants
Virginia

Halloween Pennant
Virginia

Halloween Pennants
Virginia

Common Whitetail
Virginia

Common Whitetail
Virginia

Widow Skimmer
Virginia

Widow Skimmer
Virginia

Widow Skimmer
Virginia

Widow Skimmer
Virginia

Eastern Pondhawk
Virginia

Eastern Pondhawk
Virginia

Eastern Amberwing
Virginia

Blue Dasher
Virginia

Green Darner
Virginia

Cobra Clubtail
Virginia

Cobra Clubtail
Virginia

Blue Corporal
Virginia

Ebony Jewelwing
Virginia

Ebony Jewelwing
Virginia

Ebony Jewelwings
Virginia

Blue-fronted Dancer
Virginia

Antlion
Virginia

Golden-backed Snipe
Fly; Virginia

Crane Fly
Virginia

Red-footed Cannibal
Fly; Virginia

Eastern Dobsonfly
Virginia

Eastern Amberwing
Virginia

Eastern Amberwing
Virginia

Gray Petaltail
Virginia

Banded Pennant
Virginia

Autumn Meadowhawk
Virginia

Blue-tipper Dancer
Virginia

Bluet
Virginia

Spiders


Spotted Orbweaver
Virginia

Spotted Orbweaver
Virginia

Spotted Orbweaver
Virginia

Marbled Orbweaver
Virginia

Arrowhead Spider
Virginia

Arrowhead Spider
Virginia

Arrowhead Spider
Virginia

Arrowhead Spider
Virginia

Arrow-shaped
Micrathena; Virginia

Arrow-shaped
Micrathena; Virginia

Arrow-shaped
Micrathena; Virginia

Arrow-shaped
Micrathena; Virginia

Arrow-shaped
Micrathena; Virginia

Arrow-shaped
Micrathena; Virginia

Labyrinth Spider
Virginia

Dimorphic Jumping
Spider; Virginia

Jumping Spider
Virginia

Red Spotted Antmimic
Virginia

Orchard Spider
Virginia

Orchard Spider
Virginia

Crab Spider
Virginia

Fishing Spider
Virginia

Wolf Spider
Virginia

Wolf Spider
Virginia

Black&Yellow Argiope
Virginia

Black&Yellow Argiope
Virginia

Black&Yellow Argiope
Virginia

Black&Yellow Argiope
Virginia

Black&Yellow Argiope
Virginia

Banded Argiope
Virginia

Golden Silk Orbweaver
North Carolina

Golden Silk Orbweaver
North Carolina

Orbweaver
Virginia

Long-legged Sac Spider
Virginia

Bold Jumper
Virginia

Bees, Wasps, and other Bugs


Eastern Carpenter Bee
Virginia

Eastern Carpenter Bee
Virginia

Bee
Virginia

Blue-winged Wasp
Virginia

Sphecid Wasp
Virginia

Giant Ichneuman Wasp
Virginia

Northern Paper Wasp
Virginia

Sphecid Wasps
Virginia

Scoliid Wasp
Virginia

Immature Wheel Bug
Virginia

Wheel Bug
Virginia

Wheel Bug
Virginia

Praying Mantis
Virginia

Praying Mantis
Virginia

Praying Mantis
Virginia

Praying Mantis
Virginia

Walking Stick
Virginia

Walking Stick
Virginia

Eastern Hercules Beetle
Virginia

Rhinoceros Beetle
Virginia

Eyed Click Beetle
Virginia

Longhorn Beetle
Virginia

Honey Bees
Virginia

Honey Comb
Virginia

Honey Bee Hive
Virginia

Hornet's Nest
Virginia

Hornets
Virginia

Red Velvet Ant Wasp
Virginia

Grasshopper
Virginia

Grasshopper
Virginia

Grasshopper
Virginia

Millipede
Florida

Millipede
Virginia

Millipede
Virginia

Syrphid Fly
Virginia

Japanese Beetles
Virginia

Eastern Cicada Killer
Virginia

Eastern Cicada Killer
Virginia

Eastern Cicada Killer
Virginia

Eastern Cicada Killer
Virginia

Grasshopper
Virginia

Grasshopper
Virginia

Bee Fly
Virginia

Tomato Hornworm
Virginia

Grasshopper
Alaska

Cicada
Virginia

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