Invertebrates

Western Black Widow Spider

Western Black Widow Spider
Western black widow spider  Lactrodectus hesperus.  This spider was in the gutters at the drought plot.  Photo taken June 2005.

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
Two-tailed swallowtail butterfly  Papilio multicaudata.  Photo taken 2005.

Common Checkered Skipper

Common Checkered Skipper
Common checkered skipper  Pyrgus communis.  Photo taken 2005.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Grasshopper on Echinocereus fendleri flower.  Photo taken 2005.

Rainbow Grasshopper

Rainbow Grasshopper
Rainbow grasshopper  Dactylotum variegatum.  Grasshopper on Grusonia clavata flowerbud.  Photo taken 2005.

Bee Assassin

Bee Assassin
Bee assassin  Apiomerus spissipes.  Assassin bug on Cirsium neomexicanum flowerhead.  Photo taken 2005.

Carolina Wolf Spider

Carolina Wolf Spider
Carolina wolf spider  Hogna carolinensis.  Photo taken 2005.

Spider

Spider
Spider in defense.  Photo taken 2005.

Cactus Coreid Bug

Cactus Coreid Bug
Cactus Coreid bug nymphs  Chelinidea vittiger.  Photo taken 2005.

Larva

Larva
Photo taken 2005.

Cactus Bug

Cactus Bug
Cactus Bug  Narnia pallidicornis.  Bug is ovipositing.  Photo taken 2005.

Red-backed Jumping Spider

Red-backed Jumping Spider
Red-backed jumping spider  Phidippus johsoni.  Jumping spider with grasshopper.  Photo taken 2005.

Ladybugs and Aphids

Ladybugs and Aphids
Ladybugs and aphids on yucca flowers.  Photo taken 2005.

Insect

Insect
Photo taken 2005.

Insect

Insect
Photo taken 2005.

Desert blister beetle

Desert blister beetle
Desert blister beetle  Cysteodemus wislizenii.  Photo taken September 13, 2005.

Desert Millipede

Desert Millipede
Desert millipede  Orthoporus ornatus.  Photo taken 2006.

Caterpillar

Caterpillar
Photo taken 2006.

Tarantula

Tarantula
Tarantula  Aphonopelma spp. Photo taken September 2008.

Lesser Migratory Locust

Lesser Migratory Locust
Lesser Migratory Locust  Melanoplus sanguinipes.  Photo taken June 2005.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Photo taken 2005.

Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula Hawk
Tarantula hawk.  Photo taken 2006.

Spider

Spider
Photo taken June 2004.

Western Black Widow Spider

Western Black Widow Spider
Western black widow spider  (Lactrodectus hesperus)  with prey.  Photo taken 2005.

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