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Insect life at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge

During a recent trek to the local wildlife refuge, photographer, John M. Steiner, found a few cooperative insects that were willing to be photographed.

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A male bluet damselfly is attached to a seed head and is only about 1 1/2 inches long.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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A honeybee collects some pollen from a thistle flower.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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A meadowhawk dragonfly is camouflaged in with the brome grass seedheads.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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A longhorn beetle crawls around a thistle plant flower head at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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A tiny grasshopper makes its way up the stalk of grass.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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A spreadwing damselfly clings to a stem of grass. They hold their wings out like a dragonfly, but their delicate size and the fact their eyes do not touch makes them a damselfly.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

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