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Cicada - Tibicen canicularis
Cicada - Tibicen canicularis
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
August 5, 2010
Size: about 2" in length
2 of 12 images of this specimen.

Cicada - Tibicen canicularis
Cicada - Tibicen canicularis
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
August 5, 2010
Size: about 2" in length
1 of 12 images of this specimen.

Orange and Black Bug - Tetraopes tetrophthalmus
Orange and Black Bug - Tetraopes tetrophthalmus
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
July 14, 2012
On the underside of a milkweed leaf.

Lynx Spider? - Oxyopes salticus
Lynx Spider? - Oxyopes salticus
Klehm Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
July 15, 2012

Tiny Bug - Philaenus spumarius
Tiny Bug - Philaenus spumarius
Klehm Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
July 7, 2012
Size: 6 mm or less

Raisied rear end
Raisied rear end
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
December 10, 2012
Size: 6mm
6 of 6 images of this specimen.
The larva was released at the end of the day.

Bee/Wasp? - Philanthus gibbosus
Bee/Wasp? - Philanthus gibbosus
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
July 14, 2012
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Bee/Wasp? - Philanthus gibbosus
Bee/Wasp? - Philanthus gibbosus
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
July 14, 2012
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Abdomen very ridged, looked to have an "orange peel" type texture. Wings reflected greens and purples.

Raising it front  and rear end
Raising it front and rear end
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
December 10, 2012
Size: 6mm
5 of 6 images of this specimen.
After two days in a container pieces of lichen came off. The larva started rearranging its cargo by bending its front- and rear end upwards simultaneously and shifted the lichen around with its mandibles. I watched it putting pieces of lichen near its rear end this way. This and the next image have many out of focus parts. Focus staking was not possible because the critter constantly moved.

Hydrophilidae - Enochrus
Hydrophilidae - Enochrus
Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
March 31, 2012
Came to MVL in a woodland/remnant tallgrass prairie area.