Bugs and plants

It is impossible to observe plants in the field without finding bugs also. Arthropods are as dependent on plants for shelter and food as the plants are on them for pollination and protection.
Below are some pictures of plants and bugs interacting with one another. The files are large (1024 x 768) and make great desktop backgrounds and screensavers.
The pictures cannot be used in any publication without permission.
If you know the scientific name of any of these bugs, I would be interested in knowing also. Send me an email and let me know. Thanks.


Ambush
Ambush Bug on Verbesina
Ambush
Ambush Bug on Cocculus
Bee
A bee on Helianthus

Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug on Helianthus
Bee in Agalinis thumbnail
Bee in Agalinis
Grasshopper
Grasshopper on lichens

Spider
Spider on Oxypolis
Rudbeckia
Bug on Rudbeckia
Crab Spider on Opuntia thumbnail
Crab Spider on Opuntia

Fly
Fly on Helianthus
Liatris
Swallowtail on Liatris
Bee on Agalinis
Bee on Agalinis

Rosa
Bug on Rosa setigera
Solidago
Crab Spider on Solidago
Verbascum
Bugs on Verbascum

Centaurea
Fly on the fly
Talinum
Fly on Talinum
Bee
Bee on Aster

Chrysogonum
Daddy Long Legs
Lathyrus
Bug on Lathyrus
Nothoscordum
Fly on Nothoscordum

Grasshopper
Grasshopper on Rudbeckia
Mantis
Mantis
Ambush
Ambush Bug on Rudbeckia

Crab Spider on Gasteria
Crab Spider on Gasteria
Leaf Bug
Leaf Bug instar on Phlox
Jumping Spider
Jumping spider on Helianthus

Bidens
Bug on Bidens
Aster
Bug on Aster patens
Aster
Bee on Aster

Crab Spider
Crab Spider on Eupatorium
Helianthus
Bug on Helianthus
Caterpillar on oak
Caterpillar on Oak

Potentilla
Fly on Potentilla
Butterfly
Butterfly on Helianthus
Mosquito
Mosquito on Tridax

Crab Spider
Crab Spider on Polygonum
No plants here, just a damn cool picture.
Spider Hawk and prey
Inchworm
Inchworm on catkin

Claytonia
Bug on Claytonia
Fun Bug
Bug on Dandelion
Crab Spider
Crab Spider with Fly


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