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06-22-2017, 03:45 AM   #3601
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
And I looked at bugguide.net and still can't figure out what it might be. When you all figure it out, let me know too.
I went through many many bugguide images as well, and went to the shelves for several insect texts and also some general invertebrate books, and sometimes found something vaguely similar (the sand/beach fleas) but no matches. Those anteriormost appendages are almost always the sticking point. Can't find an image of anything that has something similar.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I went through many many bugguide images as well, and went to the shelves for several insect texts and also some general invertebrate books, and sometimes found something vaguely similar (the sand/beach fleas) but no matches. Those anteriormost appendages are almost always the sticking point. Can't find an image of anything that has something similar.
Upload the image to Bug Guide under the ID Request tab.
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Upload the image to Bug Guide under the ID Request tab.
Would do except I've never lifted some else' image to post somewhere else, so I don't know the procedure. Is it just copy & paste? Download in some way? Never done it.
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Oh, I thought it was your image. You'll need date and location information for Bug Guide. You can maybe post it to Bug Eric's Facebook page and see if he'll help.

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June 10 was kind of a bust of a day, maybe the wind kept everything down. It was sunny and warm, had rained the day before. But not being able to see many insects makes a planned Prairie Walk a bit less interesting...

Here's a big hoverfly on Cow Parsnip, as yet not identified.


Another unidentified, this time a moth (I think):


It's always cool to see people find a Cisseps moth for the first time, they're striking.
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Judging from the condition of the rear wings, this butterfly has had a near-death experience. It could not have posed on a worse background.
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This little one posed for me for quite some time. I am sure he was thinking "this guy is inept, I will sit still so he can take a picture".



And another one.

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Two bugs & flowers images. Didn't quite nail the focus point of the first one.

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Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle

Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle visiting a Morning Glory.
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Two bugs posing on leaves this time. Pretty well satisfied with the long-horn beetle, but the fly was harshly lit, half in direct sun half in deep shade. Would have been nice had it stepped fully into one or the other, but it took the fly-away option (double entendre intentional).
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I love the shadow of the fly, including the transparency of the wing shadow.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Thagomizer Quote
I love the shadow of the fly, including the transparency of the wing shadow.
+1, the harsh lighting makes for an interesting photograph.
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Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera. The pics don't do justice to the size of this fella...he was a good 3 1/2 inches. These grasshoppers are very destructive, but they sure are cool to look at.
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Romalea microptera. The pics don't do justice to the size of this fella...he was a good 3 1/2 inches. These grasshoppers are very destructive, but they sure are cool to look at.
Ah, the lubber. How many tens of millions of those have taught students the basics of insect anatomy? I was an insect collector very young, and when I got one of these to dissect in biology lab my thought was: wherever do these things live? Their range falls well short of MessyChewBits, or even Long Island NY where I converted one into bits and pieces.
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