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Moth

Deceased, unfortunately, but still beautiful. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Horse Lubber

Yep, they named a grasshopper Horse Lubber.  Go figure.  But it’s very pretty. Near Hachita, New Mexico, USA.

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Red Dragonfly

Rio Grande, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Damselfly

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Tarantula Hawk

Not really a hawk, but the tarantula would think so.  It’s a kind of wasp.  And I have seen so many of these this summer that I think it is going to be a tough year for the spiders – … Continue reading

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Plain Stick Insect

This is the plainest, flattest stick insect I have seen.  Maybe that makes it the most evolved since it looks more like a stick than the others. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Walking Stick Insect

Found this creature on this morning’s hike near Turtleback Mountain. Not easy to see.  Here’s a little closer up.  It moved amazingly fast and would not stop to pose.  I think it’s a Northern Walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata). Near Truth or Consequences, … Continue reading

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