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Forage Looper - Caenurgina erechtea
Forage Looper - Caenurgina erechtea
Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany County, New York, USA
September 1, 2013
On ground at usual moth location

Large Maple Spanworm - Prochoerodes lineola
Large Maple Spanworm - Prochoerodes lineola
Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany County, New York, USA
August 22, 2013
On ground in deciduous forest attempting to blend in with the leaf litter

Cisthene packardii - Packard's Lichen Moth - Cisthene packardii
Cisthene packardii - Packard's Lichen Moth - Cisthene packardii
Trinity River Refuge HQ building, Liberty County, Texas, USA
October 19, 2017

Possibly Two-striped Planthopper? - Acanalonia bivittata
Possibly Two-striped Planthopper? - Acanalonia bivittata
Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany County, New York, USA
August 19, 2013
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Possible ID suggested by iNaturalist, on tall Indian Grass blade

Laetilia coccidivora - Scale-feeding Snout Moth - Laetilia coccidivora
Laetilia coccidivora - Scale-feeding Snout Moth - Laetilia coccidivora
Trinity River Refuge HQ building, Liberty County, Texas, USA
October 19, 2017
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Laetilia coccidivora - Scale-feeding Snout Moth - Laetilia coccidivora
Laetilia coccidivora - Scale-feeding Snout Moth - Laetilia coccidivora
Trinity River Refuge HQ building, Liberty County, Texas, USA
October 19, 2017
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Cecidomyiidae, gall on Wood Nettle - Dasineura pilosa
Cecidomyiidae, gall on Wood Nettle - Dasineura pilosa
Baker's Woods, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
September 12, 2009
September 12, 2009: collected various galls on Wood Nettle, Laportea canadensis.
October 8, 2009: cut open the gall to find a live larva. Glued the gall back together but that seldom works.
Some months later looked again and larva was no longer distinguishable.

There was a time, several years in fact, when I didn't post photos to BG of partial rearings, when there was no adult but rather larval or pupal death along the way.

soldier beetle - Rhagonycha mollis
soldier beetle - Rhagonycha mollis
Alexandria, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
July 24, 2017
Size: 5 mm
Perhaps male with smaller size, narrow elytras and dark antennal bases. Goose Pond trailhead, West Shore Road. Larger image.

soldier beetle - Rhagonycha mollis
soldier beetle - Rhagonycha mollis
Alexandria, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
July 24, 2017
Size: 5.2 mm
Goose Pond trailhead, West Shore Road. Larger image.

Hornet?
Hornet?
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
October 19, 2017
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Better shot of abdomen

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