Please enjoy these amphibian and reptile photos by Mike Benard. You can use the links below to navigate between different galleries. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aeshnid dragonfly nymph
Beech Blight Aphids
Beech Blight Aphids will gather in large groups to feed on the sap of beech trees. They have a distinctive "dance" to deter predators. When disturbed, they wave their abdomens and waxy white filaments.
Predaceous Diving Beetle eats a tadpole
A large larval predaceous diving beetle eats a Pacific Chorus Frog tadpole.
Giant Water Bug eats a frog
A giant water bug eating a male pacific chorus frogs.
Robber Fly eating a honeybee
A killer lurks in the flowers
Spider eating flies that live in the flowers.
Spider eating flies
Adult Female & Larval Stage Beetle
Posted next to a US penny for scale. This larva and adult female Reddish Brown Stage Beetle were found in the same cluster of rotting logs. More information on these beetles: https://bugguide.net/node/view/3107
Female Reddish-Brown Stage Beetle
This female Reddish-Brown Stage Beetle was found under a decaying log. More information on these beetles can be found here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/3107
Male Stag Beetle
Male Reddish-Brown Stag Beetles have much larger mandibles than females.
Stag Beetle on a finger
A Reddish-Brown Stag Beetle perches on a person's finger.
Midge rearing up on leaf
Midge hanging under leaf
Backlit midge hanging under leaf
side profile of midge perched on leaf