The following is a tribute to large invertebrates that I have found on my travels.
Fiery Searcher - Ohio.
Wheel Bug - southern Illinois.
Marbled Orbweaver - southern Illinois.
Polyphemus Moth - Ohio. Click here to read a Polyphemus story
Cactus Longhorn Beetle - Arizona.
False Tarantula - California.
Bess Beetle Grubs - southern Illinois.
European Hornet - Ohio.
Nebraska Conehead - Ohio.
Osmoderma scabra - Ohio (one of the Fruit and Flower Chafers with no Common Name) .
Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion - Nevada.
Jerusalem Cricket - California.
California Night-stalking Tiger Beetle - California.
Eastern Toebiter - South Carolina.
Blue Carpenter Bee - Nevada.
Spined Oak Borer - Ohio.
Sooty Longwing - Nevada.
Bess Beetle - southern Illinois.
Mojave Thread-leg Katydid - Arizona.
Luna Moth - Kentucky.
Longhorn Beetle - Nevada.
Annual Cicada - Ohio.
Fishing Spider - Ohio.
Ovate Shieldback - Nevada.
Darkling Beetle - Arizona.
Giant Carolina Wolf Spider - Nevada.
Praying Mantids - Ohio.
Pandora Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Ohio.
Snail-eating Ground Beetle - California.
Solifuge - California.
Paper Wasp - southern Illinois.
Ironclad Beetle - Arizona.
Periodical Cicada - Ohio.
Male Water Bug carrying its eggs on its back - California.
Tarantula Hawk - Arizona.
European Ground Beetle - southern Illinois.
Tarantula - Arizona.