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Braconid? - Gasteruption - female
Braconid? - Gasteruption - Female
Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan, USA
May 28, 2012
Size: approx. 1/2 inch
1 of 5 images of this specimen.
Caught around 11 A.M. hovering around some blocks of oak and maple. Lots of old wood was present. Wings would get a reddish cast in the sun, but I couldn't get a good picture of this.

Unknown fly
Unknown fly
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, USA
May 10, 2012
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Unknown fly
Unknown fly
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, USA
May 10, 2012
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Niesthrea louisianica
Niesthrea louisianica
Bay Area Park, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 28, 2012

Possible Erynnis horatius - Horace's Duskywing - Erynnis - female
Possible Erynnis horatius - Horace's Duskywing - Erynnis - Female
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, USA
May 10, 2012

Erebidae: Unknown Catocala - Catocala cerogama
Erebidae: Unknown Catocala - Catocala cerogama
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
May 29, 2012
Size: Length ~ 6.5-7.0 cm
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Erebidae: Unknown Catocala - Catocala cerogama
Erebidae: Unknown Catocala - Catocala cerogama
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
May 29, 2012
Size: Length ~ 6.5-7.0 cm
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

Small wasp
Small wasp
Bay Area Park, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 28, 2012
Size: ~2 mm

Erebidae: Unknown Catocala - Catocala cerogama
Erebidae: Unknown Catocala - Catocala cerogama
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
May 29, 2012
Size: Length ~ 6.5-7.0 cm
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Hmmm...yet another unknown Catocala caterpillar. This specimen was found in the crevice of the bark of a basswood tree, about 0.7 m above the soil line. I'm thinking that the only Catocala that feeds on basswood in our area is C. cerogama, but this specimen is marked in a pattern that does not resemble C. cerogama I've found. I'll post a few images in the hope that someone will recognize this specimen. (Surprisingly, I had no luck matching this individual with images of other Catocala caterpillars published in Wagner et al. 'Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America', pp. 97-142.)

Unknown ant - Camponotus decipiens
Unknown ant - Camponotus decipiens
Madison, Madison County, Alabama, USA
May 29, 2012