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Stink Bug sp. - Euschistus tristigmus
Stink Bug sp. - Euschistus tristigmus
Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 27, 2005

Ebony Boghaunter - Williamsonia fletcheri - male
Ebony Boghaunter - Williamsonia fletcheri - Male
Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
May 27, 2005
Immature male, eyes are still gray, haven't turned green yet.

Peck's skipper - Polites peckius
Peck's skipper - Polites peckius
Pennypack Restoration Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 29, 2005
There are several Peck's skipper in the guide but none from PA, so here it is.(On dame's rocket)
Southeastern PA

Phymatidae - Phymata americana - female
Phymatidae - Phymata americana - Female
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 29, 2005
Size: 10-12 mm
This ambush bug is a little larger than most I see. Maybe somebody can narrow it down to genus.
Southeastern PA

Little spider - Pelegrina
Little spider - Pelegrina
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 29, 2005
Size: +/- 5 mm
Southeastern PA

Pyralid ? - Zanclognatha pedipilalis
Pyralid ? - Zanclognatha pedipilalis
Pennypack Restoration Trust, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 29, 2005
It looks like a Pyralid moth. Beyond that I know nothing.
Southeastern PA

Black Spider to ID - Platycryptus californicus
Black Spider to ID - Platycryptus californicus
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 28, 2005
Size: 1/2 inch
A hairy black spider photographed today, ID would be a great help. Thanks.

Modest Furcula - top - Furcula modesta
Modest Furcula - top - Furcula modesta
Ailsa Craig, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
May 26, 2005
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Modest Furcula - Furcula modesta
Modest Furcula - Furcula modesta
Ailsa Craig, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
May 26, 2005
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
The cream-colored tint and the lack of orange spots on the forewing are characteristic of Furcula modesta. See info and image links in Guide.

Calico Pennant - Celithemis elisa - male
Calico Pennant - Celithemis elisa - Male
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
May 28, 2005
Size: aprox.40mm
Celithemis elisa