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Cicadas & Spittlebugs
Leaf Beetles
Longhorned & Scarab Beetles
Beetles(Click,Tiger,Metallic) & Weevils
Leaf-Footed Bugs and Other True Bugs
Stink Bugs & Assassin Bugs
Lady & Tortoise Beetles
Beetles of Various Families
Winged Insects, Mantids, & Nymphs
Snakes & Lizards
Frogs & Turtles
Fly Family
Ants, Bees & Wasps
Roaches, Ticks, Aphids,  & Arachnids
Grasshoppers, Crickets, & Katydids
Dragonflies and Damselflies
Life in the Water
Interesting Photos & a Few Plants
Location where All Photos were taken.
A Direct Link to the NPS Big Thicket National Preserve Website
A Few Short Videos
A Few Birds
2775 Images  Updated: 5/24/2015
The Strange & Unusual
Your best source for Big Thicket
National Preserve information.
    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
    well done.
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