Archive for the ‘Insects’ Category

2017 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography (Click photo for expanded view)

I stepped outside the other night after Hurricane Harvey and suddenly something flew by me. I thought it was a bat because of the five to seven inch wingspan. I followed it and found it to be a moth. After further researching, I learned it was a Black Witch Moth. They tend to be natives of Central America and Mexico, so I find it cool to see one. This is my first sighting ever.

In European folklore, moths were regarded as witches.  Not a big stretch.  Witches are creatures of the night.  Moths are creatures of the night.  Witches can transform themselves….  Moths can transform themselves (metamorphosis)…. Witches fly.  Moths fly.  Witches have long noses.  Moths have long noses.

–John Himmelman, in the book, Discovering Moth

Good luck, bad luck, whatever. I find it quite beautiful.

Black and White Spiny Orb Weaver Spider

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2016 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

To capture this macro photo I had to reach under the web and use my camera case

as a background, because the spider would not focus due to all the other plants, sky, etc.

I find these spiders fascinating because they look as if they are smiling.

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                 Blackberries or Dewberries? Yum!                                         Button Bush. Interesting.

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                         Purple Passion Flower                                                  Prairie Coneflower

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                    Black Dragonfly. Stealthy.                                                Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

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                        Partridge Pea Flower                                                Turk’s Cap or Mexican Apple

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The Fall Dragonfly

2015 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

I hope you enjoy all the photos.

A “Day On The Farm”  photo collection by Albert Moyer, Jr.

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

Recently, while camping, we discovered this huge caterpillar. It is America’s largest caterpillar, and it’s name is Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar. It is docile, and harmless, but looks pretty wicked. It produces the Regal Moth.

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Bee On A Bottle Brush

Photo’s 2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Bee’s are our greatest friend’s, because they pollinate plants which keep us alive.

Protect them always!