Behind-the-Scenes: Insect Photo Safari


August 25, 2008
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The forrest floor, kind of!

I realize that sometimes I tend to be long-winded, especially when it comes to my favorite subject: bugs! I could go on all day about behavior, life cycles, morphology, etc… but most of the time, there are no words to describe the things that we get to see here! I’ve decided, for this blog, to give my keyboard a break and show you guys some of my favorite photos from behind the scenes. So, for those of you that are more visually stimulated, here is a small glimpse of some of the beautiful, colorful, expressive, and amazing faces that we get to see everyday, enjoy!

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Sitting pretty on a roll of tape

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A captive audience
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yes??
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face-to-face with fangs
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acrobatic grasshopper
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 So fuzzy and cute
like a teddy bear, with a stinger!

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containment room stand-off
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making an egg case
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You’re not supposed to see me!

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My favorite!

Well, there you have it! I would love to hear back about which picture is your favorite! If you’ve enjoyed looking at these photos, you should check out the HMNS Flickr page! We would love for you to add your own memories from the halls or exhibits of HMNS. Just go to http://flickr.com/groups/hmns/, join the group, and start adding your photos to the pool – we pick one a month to feature here, as well.

Also, should you ever find an unknown insect take a photo of it and send it to us at blogadmin@hmns.org to have it possibly featured here on the blog.

Want to learn more about insects?
Watch a Giant Asian Mantis eat a cricket.
Learn how to keep a Katydid.
Do you know the differences between centipedes and millipedes?

Erin M
Authored By Erin M Mills

As an entomologist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Erin designs, creates, and maintains exhibits for the Entomology Hall, raises and cares for live insects and insect relatives, and educates the public about the wonderful world of bugs.

2 responses to “Behind-the-Scenes: Insect Photo Safari”

  1. Claire says:

    All life is a work on art, but Erin’s millipede is exceptional!

  2. Erin M. says:

    Thanks Claire!!

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