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Bees and Wasps

wasp?
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Tarantula Hawk
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Bumblebee
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Wasp?
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Wasp or flies?
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wasp, looks very similar to velvet ant?
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Bee hive , cliff at Coon Bluff.
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This hive has been active for years.
Cicada Wasp,
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Spiders and Scorpians

Black Widow(female)
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Dangerous spider, scragly web, near structures.
Arizona Black hole Spider( Kukulcania arizonensis)
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Has lacy web, usually with hole in structure
Arizona Windscorpian ( Eremobates species)
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Very fast, very powerful jaws
Bark Scorpian
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Roberfly
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seen near lake lower salt river
Larvae(unknown beetle)
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still researching?)
Master Blister Beetle ( Lytta Magista)
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Warning colors red!!!
Jerusalem Cricket ( Stenopelmatus fuscus)
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also called Potatoe Bug

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Butterflies and Moths

skipper still trying to figure out species?
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Monarch
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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
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Large colorful butterfly.
Painted Lady
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Backyard Butterfly
Painted Lady
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Common Buckeye(Junonia coenia)
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understand the name!
Tiger Swallowtail
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This butterfly was seen near Carefree
Giant Swallowtail
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Seen in Tonto National Forest april 2011
Giant Swallowtail
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Large Swallowtail butterfly
still figuring this butterfly?
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Black Swallowtail ( Papilio polyxenes)
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Large swallowtail black striking features
Southern Dogface (Zerene cesona)
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Common Arizona butterfly

caterpillars

Pipevine Butterfly Caterpillar)
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Brilliant Red in color

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Dragonflies and Damselflies

Western Pondhawk ( Erythemis collocata)
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Common pond dragonfly(male)
Common Pondhawk ( Erythemis collocata)
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Common pond dragonfly(female)
Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata)
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striking dragonfly, seen at most arizona ponds and rivers.
Red Saddlebags (Tramea Onusta)
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Very similar to black saddlebags but red.
Black Saddlebags (Tramea Lacerata)
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One of the more common dragonflies in arizona
Plateau Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax berenice)
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1st time seeing this dragonfly 2007
Marl Pennant (Macordiplax balteata)
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Beautiflul field dragonfly.

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