NOTE: Some of my images may already be in the public domain on YouTube.
City, state, country:
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
Here I am. After using this site for several years, in February of 2017 I became a Contributing Editor. It is my goal to help out in the areas that I'm very experienced with. (check the examples below)
Here is Richard. The desert wildlife expert and master bug catcher.
I'm an amateur scientist. I have experience in computer electronics and circuit board repair.
I'm interested in all life forms on this planet and others.
I have a lot of experience growing cactus in the Arizona desert and I'm also making videos about them and the creatures around them.
Look, it's a Spider: These are my first baby pictures!!!!
Here are the Bees:
Here are the Wasps:
Tiphiid Wasps: Scoliid Wasps:
Vespid Wasps: Cuckoo Wasp: Parasitic Wasps:
Here are the Velvet Ants:
Here are Bee Flies: Stiletto Fly: Long-legged Fly: Picture-winged Fly:
Here are more Flies: This is a Mosquito: Micro Bee Fly: Gall Midge: Scuttle Fly:
Here are Robber Flies:
Some little Butterflies:
Here are the Moths: Here's a pair of mating moths:
Mantids: Lacewings: Creosote Bush Katydid: Damselfly: Dragonfly:
Have a look at a little Lace Bug: Planthopper: Damsel Bug: Bloodsucking Conenose Bug: Assassin Bug Nymph: Stink Bugs:
Make room for lots of Beetles:
Earwig: Desert Cockroach: Scorpion: Solifugids: ♂ ♀
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I would like my images to last and stay here on the BugGuide, until the end of time or until there are better ones to replace them!
Disclaimer: Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.