The majority of the photos shown on this site represent species that can be
found in the Central and Eastern United States, from Mexico to Canada.
However the locations where the photos were taken is specific. ALL
PHOTOGRAPHS were taken in Liberty, Polk, Tyler and Hardin counties
in East Texas. The majority of the photos were taken within the borders
of various units in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Click on the category
for pages of related photos. Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution
ONLY OUR PHOTOS are shown on this site. We try to take pictures of
the critters in the natural state, without catching them. We do use a light
set-up to attract moths, and will get other critters in the process. The
common and scientific names shown on this site are accurate as possible.
We rely on experts all over the U.S. to assist us. A lot of the insects in the
thicket do not have a common name and scientific classification is used to
get an answer. If you get to a genus level from a photo, consider it a job