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Dann Thombs, Contributor
Full name:
Dann Thombs
City, state, country:
Westport, MA, USA


I'm a jack of all trades (master of none) computer guy doing work ranging from server maintenance to web programming to graphic illustration. I'm documenting the wildlife that appears in Rhode Island and taking a special interest in Leafhoppers of all sorts. Since getting up close to many species, I'm finding how docile and approachable most are.

Some of my best captures:

20090602_131016_damselfly20121006_140312_spiderDimorphic Jumper (Maevia inclemens) juvenileLeafhopper (Coelidia olitoria) nymphPirate Spider (Mimetus sp.)Pennsylvania Ambush Bug (Phymata pennsylvanica) ♂Ornate Planthopper (Liburniella ornata)Two-striped Planthopper (Acanalonia bivittata) nymphOrange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) albinoJumping Spider (Phidippus princeps)Hoverfly (Toxomerus marginatus) ♀Globular Springtail (Bourletiella arvalis)20090710_152552_bluet20120526_221708_spidersBrown Harvestman (Phalangium opilio)European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

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All my photos are free to use for private or educational reasons. For images used on non-commercial public sites, just let me know.

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