I photograph bugs using a Belomo loupe held up to my iPhone camera.
If you recognize a bug I have not identified, enlighten me.
bold jumping spider
flower crab spider
Looks like Misumena vatia.
lycosidae (wolf spiders)
Some kind of wolf spider, pictured next to a 0.7mm mechanical pencil.
zebra jumping spider
NOPE. I could not get my loupe near them. They are so fast and so cautious and have such good eyesight.
common eastern bumble bee
? unknown orange-dotted butterfly
I did not take any less-magnified photos of this specimen, so I'm not sure what species it is. Maybe a black swallowtail, but do those have these orange dots? I only see pictures of them with yellow dots, not orange ones.
? another unknown butterfly
Not sure about this one either. Any guesses?
I misidentified these as bluets, but a person called upskuttle informed me otherwise. Dancers and bluets can be differentiated by how they hold their wings. Dancers (Argia) hold their wings up over their abdomen while bluets (Enallagma) hold them alongside the abdomen.
Porcellio spinicornis exuvia
Exuvia (shed exoskeleton) of Porcellio spinicornis. Isopods shed in halves, changing their "shirt" and "pants" separately.
house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)
I found this one inside a commercial building on a rainy day. When I tried catching it in a cup, I accidentally spilled a stray drop of milk on the floor, which the millipede drank. I thus named it Milky.
I found Milky before getting my loupe, so these shots are less magnified than most others on this page.