Insects/Arachnids

Photograph by Sam Droege

Droege's macro photos od bees have several hundred thousand online fans.

Photography by Robert Wright

Sam lining up the shot with live view on the laptop. The bee is very small on the pic in the foreground.

Photography by Robert Wright

Bee specimens in Sam's collection.

Photography by Robert Wright

Once the bugs are washed, Droege deposits them in cheesecloth bags and tucks them in a clothes dryer.

Credit: Robert Wright

In Droege's lab at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, pizza boxes provide storage to thousands of pinned bee specimens. Volunteers Gene Scarpulla (in green) and Tim McMahon peer through microscopes to ID the insects. 

Audubon Magazine

Praying Mantis vs. Hummingbird

Even though mantises are smaller, they'll still attack hummingbirds. Here's how to keep your backyard bird safe. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Photograph by Dean Morley/Flickr Creative Commons
Audubon Vermont
Photograph by Scott Leslie/Minden Pictures/Corbis

29 Aug 2008, Nova Scotia, Canada --- Pond Skater (Gerridae) pair with red parasitic organisms, mating, West Stoney Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada ---

Birds Help Protect Costa Rica

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Review: Trash Animals

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Foolish or famished? The Caterpillar

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The First Cicadas Wriggle their Way Out

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Autumn In Focus

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Fukushima

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Review: The Beekeeper

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Nothing Says

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

10 Great Animal Memes, From Birds to Coons

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Bugs for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Equal Rights for Parasites!

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Making the Cockroach Appealing: Is It Possible?

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine