Here are some pictures of bugs from hiking trips during May 2013 in Korea. These photos were all taken with my new Canon camera.
First, a couple of ladybirds.
Pine bark beetles are very common in the hills. They are well camoflauged for trunks of pine trees, where they usually hang out.
A big wasp. Taking these pictures was a little scary – luckily I have quite a good zoom on my camera.
A big beetle, who really didn’t want to be outside the pine needles. It kept trying to get back under them, making it very difficult to take a photo.
A hummingbird moth – these guys are very cool.
A butterfly. I really like the way the colours show up on this picture.
Some swallowtail pictures. These were my favourite insects growing up and I never thought I would live somewhere where I could see them every day.
Mom and babies.
Caterpillar eating – it’s what they do best!
Another beetle. This picture is not so good, but the beetle has such cool antennas.
Some more caterpillars eating.
Ants farming their aphids. A good example of symbiosis.