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Monday, October 17, 2011

Llano Insectarium III - Early Autumn

The diversity of invertebrate life on the Llano Estacado astounds even seasoned high plains dwellers. Here is a retrospective about the endless magic of the prairie ecosystem.
I enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the crawling on my belly, the patient jockeying for position to get my camera within inches of elusive quarry. I want to capture the invertebrate fauna of the Llano in its natural setting. This means researching and then studying my subjects in the field to become familiar with feeding habits and survival tactics.

© Ilija Lukić 2011

Narrow-Winged Sand Grasshopper

Painted Lady On Tansy Asters

Two-Striped Grasshopper Nymph

In The Shadows

Yellow Bear Dew Catcher

Acrea Punk Rocker

Acrea Moth Caterpillar

Making Tracks

Faking Death

Dog-Day Cicada

Texas Trilling Cricket

Wounded High Plains Warrior

Death Becomes Her

Three-Lined Flower Moth

It Takes Two To Tango

Spotted Cucumber Beetle et al

Comparing Notes

Sun Worshippers

Red Harvester Ants Dismember Grasshopper

Are You OK Down There?

One, Two, Three...Lift

Harvester Ant Removing Seed

Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Virginia Tiger Moth Larvae

Opuntia Bug

Assume The Position

Black Blister Beetle In Pigweed

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