Miscellaneous Insects


Barklice ( ) ?
Barklice (type 2) ( ) ?

Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis)

Globe Skimmer (Pantala flavescens)

Praying Mantis (Tenodera aridifolia)

Names preceded by an asterisk indicate common names that I have made up.




Side view close-up.
Body/Wing length = 3 mm.



Barklice (type 2)


Ventral view.
Dorsal view. Head to wing tip length = 3mm.



Cat Flea


Found on a couple of abandoned kittens that we found in our garage.




Globe Skimmer (dragonfly)


Photo by Forrest & Kim Starr

Common on all Hawaiian islands. Feeds mainly on insects and small crustaceans. This dragonfly is found all over the world and got to Hawai‘i on its own. Both the larvae and the adult are great hunters and often eat a lot of insect pests, including mosquitoes.



Praying Mantis


This young Praying Mantis is only about 1cm long.