We see an incredible diversity of insects and arachnids in North Texas. At the time of writing the latest statistics from the DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist project are as follows :
Insects – 50,941 Observations of 2,289 species
Arachnids – 4,559k Observations of 194 species
Many of these are hard to photograph because of their size. I like to shoot video because it captures wildlife behavior that a photograph is unable to display. Slowing down the video can offer a much better glimpse of something that in this case is often small and fast-moving, and difficult to see.
The clips in this video were captured as close as possible to the subject and are slowed down to ¼ speed.
Most of the insects and spiders were filmed in our garden, others at local nature preserves.
Links to observations by the DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist project. These will open in a new tab.