North America - Spiders & Other Insects

On this page you will find pictures of spiders & insects, other than butterflies, photographed by me in Florida, Maine, New Jersey and Texas.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Spotted Orb Weaver - Wielwebspin sp.
  2. Spiny-backed Orb Weaver - G. cancriformis
  3. Golden Orb Weaver - Gouden Zijdespin
  4. Pantropical Jumper - Plexippus paykulli
  5. American Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca americana
  6. Eastern Lubber Grasshopper - Romalea guttata
  7. Band-winged Dragonlet - Erythrodiplax umbrata
  8. Great Pondhawk - Erythemis vesiculosa
  1. Carolina Saddlebags - Tramea carolina
  2. Black Saddlebags - Tramea lacerata
  3. American Cockroach - Amerikaanse Kakkerlak
  4. Paper Wasp sp. - Polistes sp.
  5. Bumblebee sp. - Hommel sp.
  6. Southern Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa micans
  7. Japanese Beetle - Japanse Kever

Spotted Orb Weaver
Wielwebspin sp.
(Neoscona domiciliorum)
Corkscrew Swamp, Naples, Florida
21 November 2012

This species is endemic to southeastern parts of the United States.

Spiny-backed Orb Weaver
Gasteracantha cancriformis
Curry Hammock State Park Nature Trail, Marathon, Florida
26 November 2012
Golden Orb Weaver
Gouden Zijdespin
(Nephila clavipes)

Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
27 October 2006
Pantropical Jumper
Plexippus paykulli
Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida
25 November 2012
American Bird Grasshopper
Schistocerca americana
Corkscrew Swamp, Naples, Florida
21 November 2012
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
Romalea guttata
Shady Hollow, Naples, Florida
21 November 2012

Band-winged Dragonlet
Erythrodiplax umbrata
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
22 November 2012

This is a female.
Males (see Colombia) are quite distinct, with a black body and prominent wide black bands across each wing.
It is a medium sized dragonfly which occurs in the U.S. mainly in Texas and South Florida.

Great Pondhawk
Erythemis vesiculosa
Snake Bight Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida
24 November 2012
Carolina Saddlebags
Tramea carolina
Immokalee area, Florida
23 November 2012
Black Saddlebags
Tramea lacerata
Bailey Tract, Sanibel Island, Florida
22 November 2012

American Cockroach
Amerikaanse Kakkerlak
(Periplaneta americana)

Houston, Texas
1 March 2009

Despite the name, the American Cockroach is not endemic to the Americas; P. americana was introduced to the USA from Africa. They are now common in tropical climates.

Paper Wasp sp.
Polistes sp.
Shady Hollow, Naples, Florida
21 November 2012

This is possibly Polistes dorsalis, but I am not sure.

Bumblebee sp.
Hommel sp.
Newark Airport,
New Jersey
11 May 2014
Southern Carpenter Bee
Xylocopa micans
Long Key State Park,
Long Keys, Florida
26 November 2012
Japanese Beetle
Japanse Kever
(Popillia japonica)

Boothbay Harbour, Maine
6 August 2015

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