This Western Conifer Seed Bug made its way into my office today. My co-worker was kind enough to deliver him straight to my desk and right onto my hairy arm. This is NOT a stink bug. I took a bit more time than the day before to compose a few shots with a neutral colored lamp directly overhead. This fellow was quite cooperative for 15 minutes as I snapped away and tried to keep everything in focus.
Bugs, arachnids, insects, and birds never really held all that much interest for me until a few years ago when I started to take more photos. Now when I see a bug I just want to stop and figure out what it is. I no longer think of them as these gross pests but instead they are intricate, delicate, and extremely fascinating creatures that I’m finding EVERYWHERE I go.
See more shots of this fellow and other bugs on my Album of Bugs.