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Unknown moth - Anticarsia gemmatalis
Unknown moth - Anticarsia gemmatalis
Oak Ridge, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
September 30, 2016
Size: ~2cm long
Attracted to porch light.

Black wooly caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Black wooly caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
September 27, 2016
Size: ~1.5-2 inches
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Black wooly caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Black wooly caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
September 27, 2016
Size: ~1.5-2 inches
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

MothFourSpots09272016_CV - Idia aemula
MothFourSpots09272016_CV - Idia aemula
Cromwell Valley Nature Area, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
September 27, 2016
Need ID help please and thanks!

Black wooly caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Black wooly caterpillar - Estigmene acrea
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
September 27, 2016
Size: ~1.5-2 inches
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Is this just a black form of a Virginia Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica) caterpillar? I've read a few sources that mention that they can be black but I haven't found an image of one. The long pale hairs seem to fit.

Japanese Leafhopper - Orientus ishidae
Japanese Leafhopper - Orientus ishidae
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

Microchrysa flaviventris ? - Microchrysa flaviventris - male
Microchrysa flaviventris ? - Microchrysa flaviventris - Male
Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
September 29, 2016
Size: < 1cm
Came to an area in my suburban backyard with UV and fluorescent lighting. The eyes practically glowed under the fluorescent lighting, catching my attention.

Wasp - male
Wasp - Male
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 30, 2016
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Wasp - male
Wasp - Male
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 30, 2016
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Unidentified Psocoptera - Trogiidae?
Unidentified Psocoptera - Trogiidae?
San Nicolas Island, Ventura County, California, USA
September 30, 2016
Size: 1.73 mm