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Net-Wing Beetle - Calopteron terminale
Net-Wing Beetle - Calopteron terminale
North Judson, Indiana, USA
June 18, 2004

Grasshopper to Id - Dichromorpha viridis - female
Grasshopper to Id - Dichromorpha viridis - Female
North Judson, Indiana, USA
June 26, 2003
Need help with ID, some type of short horned grasshopper. This guy was sitting on the desk infront of the computer. I appreciated him posing for the picture.

Mud Dauber Nest - Sceliphron caementarium
Mud Dauber Nest - Sceliphron caementarium
North Judson, Indiana, USA
I watched this nest for some time and NEVER saw any mud daubers. Now the nest is sealed.. I will be keeping my eye on it though. It is on the side of my house. June 26, 2003

Pyralid Moth? - Herpetogramma abdominalis - female
Pyralid Moth? - Herpetogramma abdominalis - Female
North Judson, Indiana, USA
September 26, 2004

Sac Spider - Trachelas
Sac Spider - Trachelas
North Judson, Indiana, USA
August 31, 2004
This was hanging out in my little sisters bedroom.

Tachinid ? - Musca - male - female
Tachinid ? - Musca - Male Female
North Judson, Indiana, USA
August 11, 2004
Tachinid Fly?

antlion larvae - Myrmeleon
antlion larvae - Myrmeleon
North Judson, Indiana, USA
August 11, 2004
captured for picture and released

Eastern Boxelder Bug - Boisea trivittata - female
Eastern Boxelder Bug - Boisea trivittata - Female
North Judson, Starke County, Indiana, USA
October 10, 2004
These are all over the house every year at this time.

Unknown fly? - Boisea trivittata
Unknown fly? - Boisea trivittata
Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
October 13, 2004
This was on the floor inside of the house, near the door. It was already dead.

Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female
Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - Female
Durham County, North Carolina, USA
October 10, 2004
This individual was clinging vertically to the brick wall outside of the entrance to a building, near a well-lit alcove, so perhaps it was attracted to lights, or other insects in this area. It was still in the area, though rather paralyzed by cooler weather, on October 15. I've seen several of these in the past week, mostly the green form, and one brown form. Presumably a female, with the rounded abdomen.

Note the stigmata on the right forewing, not present (or not visible?) on the left, in the other photo.