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bark louse – Teliapsocus conterminus?
bark louse – Teliapsocus conterminus?
Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
December 6, 2021
Size: 5 mm?
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

small barklouse – Echmepteryx hageni?
small barklouse – Echmepteryx hageni?
Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
December 6, 2021
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

small barklouse – Echmepteryx hageni?
small barklouse – Echmepteryx hageni?
Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
December 6, 2021
Size: 4 mm?
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Fancy butt
Fancy butt
Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
July 27, 2020
Size: 5-9 mm
Before I knew the name hover or flower fly I called these Humpties (they did the humpty hump dance while they were on me). After research (here and on Insectidentification.org) I know the family but not the genus, tribe or species and am hoping someone with more experience can ID for me. If it helps this fly could bend a lot. thanks...

rove beetle – genus Arpedium?
rove beetle – genus Arpedium?
Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
December 6, 2021
Size: 2 mm?
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

rove beetle – genus Arpedium?
rove beetle – genus Arpedium?
Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
December 6, 2021
Size: 2 mm?
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

rove beetle – genus Arpedium?
rove beetle – genus Arpedium?
Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
December 6, 2021
Size: 2 mm?
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
border of deciduous forest and meadow; some standing water nearby

Predatory shieldbug in da UP eh.
Predatory shieldbug in da UP eh.
Curtis (Portage Twp), Mackinac County, Michigan, USA
July 17, 2021
Size: ~10-12x 8-9mm
Picture keyed to Podisus or Apoecilus. But what do I know.

Long-waisted Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
Long-waisted Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida, USA
December 8, 2021
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Long-waisted Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
Long-waisted Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus mexicanus
Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida, USA
December 8, 2021
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

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