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reddish plant bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus
reddish plant bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
August 6, 2005
Size: 1 inch, roughly
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Found a whole mess of these today, a very good color match to the seeds and twigs they were crawling on. I got a couple good shots including a mating pair.

blister beetle? - Epicauta
blister beetle? - Epicauta
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
August 6, 2005
Size: 1/2" including antennae
Similar texture and proportions to gray, black, and tan beetles I've found in the county, of which at least the gray and black seem pretty strong matches to genus Epicauta shown here. These were found on curlycup gumweed, usually one per flower and perhaps a few more climbing or stuck on the leaves of the plant. Photo with measurement here.

Esther Moth - Hypagyrtis esther
Esther Moth - Hypagyrtis esther
Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia, USA
August 5, 2005
Size: Aprox. 4cm
I am struggling with this ID. I was sure it was Macaria, then I moved to Euchlaena, then Hypagyrtis. I thought it may be a melanic form but no white spot for Euchlaena. Wingsapn is too large for Blurry Chocolate. Moth worn? Appreciate any help and comments. The additonal insect in the picture looks like a midge.

Nymph(?) - Nersia florida
Nymph(?) - Nersia florida
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
August 6, 2005
Size: 13-15 mm
Need some help on this specimen. Wondering if it a nymph of some type.

Dicranopalpus ramosus - Hadrobunus grandis - female
Dicranopalpus ramosus - Hadrobunus grandis - Female
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
August 6, 2005
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Dicranopalpus ramosus - Hadrobunus grandis - female
Dicranopalpus ramosus - Hadrobunus grandis - Female
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
August 6, 2005
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

Dicranopalpus ramosus - Hadrobunus grandis - female
Dicranopalpus ramosus - Hadrobunus grandis - Female
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
August 6, 2005
1 of 3 images of this specimen.

Not a Moth - Chauliodes
Not a Moth - Chauliodes
Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
August 6, 2005
Size: 2 1/2 in.
Found two of these guys hanging on the wall outside my house,would really like to know what they are.Thanks

help with spider - Habronattus decorus
help with spider - Habronattus decorus
Madison Wisconsin, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Seen near Lake Mendota. I wonder what this is?

another long-snout weevil - Curculio
another long-snout weevil - Curculio
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 5, 2005
Came to UV lights.