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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

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Backswimmer - Notonecta
Backswimmer - Notonecta
Mountain Meadows Reservoir area next to Westwood, elevation 5050ft, Lassen County, California, USA
August 9, 2016
Size: 11.5mm
This one looks a bit different than these two previous submissions: (1) & (2); although it may be a variation of one of the two. My thanks for correct ID for this backswimmer.

Li'l dude
Li'l dude
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
March 29, 2017
Size: 1/4 inch
These little dudes are invading my kitchen, found this guy chillin' on the ceiling. What is it?

Sinea rileyi?
Sinea rileyi?
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
March 29, 2017
Size: 8 mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Sinea rileyi?
Sinea rileyi?
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
March 29, 2017
Size: 8 mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Sweeping a mesquite tree at coordinates: 31.337733, -110.960610

Thinlegged Wolf Spider (Pardosa)?
Thinlegged Wolf Spider (Pardosa)?
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Santa Clara County, California, USA
March 29, 2017
Size: about 10mm

Assassin beetle goes for the throat.
Assassin beetle goes for the throat.
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
March 29, 2017
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Assassin beetle goes for the throat.
Assassin beetle goes for the throat.
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
March 29, 2017
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

Assassin beetle goes for the throat.
Assassin beetle goes for the throat.
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
March 29, 2017
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Well, the back of my neck, actually. I brushed it off and shot it on a sandy trail.

Feel free to frass; I'm rebooting after about 3 years absence and haven't got my brain and gear sorted out yet. Hopefully, the images will improve quickly.

Red Velvet Mite
Red Velvet Mite
Mountain Meadows Reservoir area next to Westwood, elevation 5050ft, Lassen County, California, USA
August 9, 2016
Size: 1 mm
Any further ID help is appreciated - thank you.

Small beetle at Nix.
Small beetle at Nix.
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
March 29, 2017

 
 
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