Image Credits

springtail on piece of wood
The original was graciously provided by Noel Cornwall. The image reveals a small springtail on on some detritus.

cicadellid leaf hopper
The original was graciously provided by Sean McCann. The image reveals a small leafhopper on a plant stem in Vancouver, BC.

gasteruptiid wasp
The original was graciously provided by Kim Fleming. This images shows a gasteruptiid wasp (Evanioidea), feeding on a celastraceous flower. Gasteruption spp. develop as cleptoparasites in the nests of solitary bees and wasps.

ant tending aphids
The original was graciously provided by Sean McCann. The image illustrates the complex relationship many ants have with hemipterans, in this case aphids. The ants benefit from having a constant food source (excreted plant sap in the form of honeydew), and the hemipterans benefit from the protection provided by the ants.

megachilid bee
The original was graciously provided by Sean McCann. The photo shows a Coelioxys resting on a plant, with its mandibles firmly gripping the stem. There is also a great video of this bee cleaning itself.

scathophagid fly
The original was graciously provided by Rachael Scopes. The image reveals two dung flies (Scathophagidae) mating on a pile of their favorite larval resource.

plant bug
The original was graciously provided by Walwyn on flickr.com. The image shows a plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) on a plant. This is one of the groups carefully curated by our current collection manager, Bob Blinn.

Acknowledgments

In addition to the wonderful photographers listed above, we also thank Katja Seltmann for some PHP assistance. The design, layout, and content of this site are by Andy Deans, with help from Lew Deitz and Bob Blinn. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Bob Blinn (bob_blinn@ncsu.edu)