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    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Access by Shuttle Bus Only

    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »

Even More Bandelier Insects/Spiders

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

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WOOLLY BEAR CATERPILLAR
 
AMERICAN RUBYSPOT

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AMERICAN RUBYSPOT
 
FEMALE AMERICAN RUBYSPOT

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FEMALE AMERICAN RUBYSPOT
 
COMANCHE SKIMMER

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COMANCHE SKIMMER
 
COMMON SPREADWING

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COMMON SPREADWING
 
DRAGONFLY LARVA

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DRAGONFLY LARVA
 
EIGHT-SPOTTED SKIMMER

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EIGHT-SPOTTED SKIMMER
 
EMERALD SPREADWING

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EMERALD SPREADWING
 
FEMALE GREAT PONDHAWK

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FEMALE GREAT PONDHAWK
 
FEMALE HOARY SKIPPER

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FEMALE HOARY SKIPPER
 
FEMALE TWELVE-SPOTTED SKIPPER

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FEMALE TWELVE-SPOTTED SKIPPER
 
FEMALE YELLOW-LEGGED MEADOWHAWK

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FEMALE YELLOW-LEGGED MEADOWHAWK
 
GRAY SANDDRAGON

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GRAY SAND DRAGON
 
MEADOWHAWK

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MEADOWHAWK
 
PADDLE-TAILED DARNER

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PADDLE-TAILED DARNER
 
SHADOW DARNER

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SHADOW DARNER
 
VARIEGATED MEADOWHAWK

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VARIEGATED MEADOWHAWK
 
TWELVE-SPOTTED SKIMMER

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TWELVE-SPOTTED SKIMMER

Did You Know?

Aspen fall color

All the aspens in a cluster will change colors at approximately the same time. That's because in a grouping of aspens, most are clones that grew as root sprouts from the original plant.