A few New Mexico insects


For a guy with a bug phobia, I seem to be taking a lot of pictures of insects. But if they pose for me, I'll take the picture.


Please don't take my IDs as authoritative. These pages of nature photos represent one person's voyage of discovery, not the studies of a trained expert. In fact, I rely heavily on the helpful folks at BugGuide. If you see something I've misidentified, please contact me via my "Contact" page, which is tabbed at the top.


Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae)

Brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae)

Pierid butterflies (Pieridae), including whites and sulphurs


Spiders are not insects! In October 2020 I started a separate page for non-insect arthropods including spiders.