Note: Many people have helped with the id of some of these insects, especially Mike Thomas, Chris Maier, Patrick Coin, Eric Eaton, John Epler, Art Anker, and Herschel Raney. Obviously, many are still unidentified so if you see anything you can identify I would love to know what they are! Email link at the bottom of the page... Some groups have their own page, click on the image at left to go to that page... The rest are in taxonomic order, when the family is known. Sometimes this is an approximation!


Hexagenia sp.

19 Jun 2005, Sweetwater Creek at FL 270, Liberty Co, GA

ODONATA: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies Pages (Odonata)

ORTHOPTERA: Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets, Mantids, Walkingsticks, and Cockroaches

Grasshoppers Page (Acrididae)

unk katydid

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA

unk meadow katydid (Orchelium?)

22 Sep 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor Co, GA

Southeastern Field Cricket (Gryllus rubens)

27 Oct 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA

Southeastern Field Cricket (Gryllus rubens)

6 Aug 2005, Charlie Elliott WEC, Jasper Co, GA

Spotted Camel Cricket (Ceuthophilus maculatus)

8 Sep 2002, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA

Chinese Mantid ("Praying Mantis")
(Tenodera aridifolia)

22 Sep 1998 (left) and 21 Oct 1996 (right), Kennesaw Marsh, Cobb Co, GA

Brunner's Mantid (Brunneria borealis)

21 Oct 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn Co, GA

unk mantid

10 Jun 2004, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson County, GA      

unk mantid

6 Aug 2004, San Antonio, TX

Grass-Like Mantid (Thesprotia graminis)

21 Apr 2005, North Lost Lake, Leon Co, FL

  Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina)?

22 Sep 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor Co, GA

Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina)

6 Oct 2005, Satilla River, Charlton Co, GA

Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina)

27 Nov 2005, Cobb Co, GA

Two-striped Walkingstick (Phasmatodea)
Anisomorpha buprestoides

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL

PLECOPTERA: Stoneflies

Stonefly (Systellognatha)

Acroneura sp.

16 Jul 2003, Unicoi State Park, White Co, GA

  Stonefly (Systellognatha)

Yugus sp, probably bulbosus

12 May 2004, Buck Creek, Polk County, NC


  True Bugs page (Hemiptera)

  Water Striders Page (Gerridae)

HOMOPTERA: Cicadas, Hoppers, Whiteflies, Aphids, and Scale Insects

  Homoptera page (Homoptera)


NEUROPTERA: Fishflies, Snakeflies, Lacewings, and Antlions

Mantidfly (Mantisipidae)

17 Apr 2005, Wayne Co, GA

  Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae)

28 Sep 2004, Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area, Emanuel Co, GA

  Antlion (Myrmeleontidae)

21 May 2004, Kemmons Pond, Eglin AFB, FL

  Antlion (Myrmeleontidae)

4 Sep 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA

Owlfly (Ascalaphidae)
Ascaloptynx appendiculatus

3 Jun 2004, Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area, Emanuel County, GA

  Owlfly (Ascalaphidae)
Ascaloptynx appendiculatus

14 Jun 2005, Talladega National Forest along FS 500, Cleburne County, AL


Tiger Beetle Pages (Cicindelidae)

Beetles Page (Coleoptera)

MECOPTERA: Scorpionflies

Scorpionfly (Panorpidae)

7 Jun 2004, Brasstown Creek at GA 66, Towns County, GA

TRICHOPTERA: Caddisflies


Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

Zebra Caddisfly Macrostemum zebratum

15 May 2005, Altamaha River at US 301, Wayne Co, GA


unk Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

14 Mar 2005, pond, Taylor Co, GA

LEPIDOPTERA: Butterflies and Moths

Caterpillars Page (Lepidoptera)


Butterflies Page (Lepidoptera)


Moths Page (Lepidoptera)


  Peachtree Borer Moth (Synanthedon exitiosa)
Yes, it's a moth!

10 Sep 2003, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Robber Flies Pages (Asilidae)

Bee Flies Page (Bombyliidae)

Flies Page (Diptera)

HYMENOPTERA: Sawflies, Ichneumons, Chalcids, Ants, Wasps, and Bees

Asian Horntail (Eriotremex formosanus)

19 Oct 2004, Paynes Prairie, Alachua Co, FL

Giant Ichneumon Wasp (Ichneumonidae)
Megarhyssa sp. male

5 May 2004, Conasauga River, Polk County, TN

Ichneumon Wasp (Ichneumonidae)
possibly Scambus hispae

15 Sep 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA

  Yellow Jackets (Vespinae)

4 Sep 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA

Sand Wasp (Bembix sp)?

3 Jun 2004, Ohoopee Dunes, Emmanuel Co, GA

Sand Wasp (Bembix sp)?

22 Aug 2004, Gordonia-Altamaha State Park, Tatnall Co, GA

Fire Ant (Myrmicinae) colony in water due to flooding

13 Apr 2003, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA

Ant (Formicidae)

6 May 2005, McIntosh Reserve, Carroll Co, GA

Wasp (Ermnophila aureonotata)

13 Aug 2003, Rabun Co, GA

Wasp (Ermnophila sp.?)

6 Oct 2005, Satilla River at GA 252, Charlton Co, GA

Ammophila wasp (Sphecidae) with her prey, a caterpillar (Datana sp., angusii or ministra). The wasp is probably A. procera

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA

Ammophila pictipennis wasp (Sphecidae)
the caterpillar prey, Leucania sp, possibly L. linita or adjuta.
Satellite Fly (Miltogramminae), a Sarcophagid (Flesh Fly), waiting to parasitize the caterpillar

18 Oct 2004, GA 158 and Mink Road field, Coffee Co, GA


unk wasp

25 May 2004, Cobb Co, GA

  unk wasp

8 Jul 2005, bog along GA 180, Union Co, GA

  Metallic Green Bee (Halictidae,
Agapostemon sp

13 Nov 2003, US 301 Sand Quarry, Long Co, GA

Leafcutter Bee (Megachilidae)

28 Aug 2003, Johns Mountain WMA, Whitfield Co, GA

  Giant Resin Bee (Megachile sculpturalis)

This bee has been introduced, and is from Asia.

17 Jun 2004, Chattahoochee River National Rec Area, Cobb Co, GA

unk small bee

17 Mar 2004, Early Co, GA

unk small bee

19 Mar 2004, Unicoi State Park, Union Co, GA


12 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long County, GA





American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

Note: In right image, the tick is waiting on a blade of grass for something to come by, and in the left images it has sensed something moving nearby and is ready to try to attach to the potential host.

28 Apr 2005, Bibb County Glades, Bibb Co, AL



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