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Tiger Moth? - Apantesis
Tiger Moth? - Apantesis
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
July 3, 2015
Size: 1 inch
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
Wings spread

Tiger Moth? - Apantesis
Tiger Moth? - Apantesis
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
July 3, 2015
Size: 1 inch
2 of 3 images of this specimen.
First view without any orange showing

small hymenopterans - Lasius alienus
small hymenopterans - Lasius alienus
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
June 30, 2015
Size: 3mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

small hymenopterans - Lasius alienus
small hymenopterans - Lasius alienus
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
June 30, 2015
Size: 3mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
I found five of these little ants/wasps walking around on the carpet in my bedroom near the balcony door, climbing up onto the glass (presumably trying to get out). I'm wondering where they came from- the only thing I can think of is that I brought in my tomato plants from a thunderstorm the day before, could they have hatched out of something they parasitized on there (if they are wasps)? They were slightly bigger than the average pavement ant. I have other angles if needed.

Nitidulidae? - Stelidota
Nitidulidae? - Stelidota
Thompsontown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 3, 2015

Tiger Moth? - Apantesis
Tiger Moth? - Apantesis
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
July 3, 2015
Size: 1 inch
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
This moth did not show any of it's under wing color at first.

Giant Stonefly ?
Giant Stonefly ?
Windsor County, Vermont, USA
July 3, 2015

Hodges #5914.5 - Alligatorweed Stem Borer Moth - Arcola malloi
Hodges #5914.5 - Alligatorweed Stem Borer Moth - Arcola malloi
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
May 8, 2015
Size: Body length ~10mm
Attracted to black light. ID on the basis of very good matches with images posted for Florida, one of them expert-confirmed. Second image for North Florida, first for May.

Could this be Esenbeckia? - Esenbeckia
Could this be Esenbeckia? - Esenbeckia
Mehan, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
July 1, 2015
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
detail of wing

Whiteflies on Vernonia baldwinii leaf
Whiteflies on Vernonia baldwinii leaf
Mehan, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
July 2, 2015
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
adult in EtOH