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cedric_lee

Date

March 14, 2018 04:43 PM PDT

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amplex4love

Date

March 2, 2011

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Spittlebugs Superfamily Cercopoidea

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drainpipe

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July 31, 2017 07:25 PM EDT

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euproserpinus

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April 10, 2017 02:36 PM PDT

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oscarangel

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September 20, 2016 06:54 PM CDT

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

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briangooding

Date

August 16, 2005 12:50 AM CDT

Description

Erythemis simplicicollis (accompanied by a robber fly and a praying mantis)

This is an old slide scan--I think I had just got extension tubes and was playing around. I was on the ground inches away from them but they were preoccupied sharing a meal.

I wasn't there to see who acquired the meal but neither one of these guys seem like they would be sharers to me. Just curious how they ended up together. I probably should have stayed to see if the mantis took the robber fly afterward.

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entomo-logic

Date

March 1, 2017 05:47 PM CST

Description

Several emerged from Mantis ootheca

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slapcin

Date

November 7, 2008

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psyllidhipster

Date

June 24, 2014

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Pacific Sand Crab Emerita analoga

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dlbowls

Date

March 24, 2017 12:46 PM PDT

Description

Hatchlings at various stages.

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

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figaro

Date

July 2, 2016 10:05 AM CDT

Description

Common Green Darner on it's back, eating a Prince Baskettail.

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arbutterflynut

Date

May 29, 2013 10:05 AM CDT

Description

Agrilus muticus beetles on Wine Cup flower

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 20, 2015

Description

Forcipomyia ixodoides female, feeding on lymph of a Walking stick insect.

http://thesmallermajority.com/2012/11/05/

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treegrow

Date

September 20, 2014 03:50 PM EDT

Description

Euklastus harti. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

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Pincer Wasps Family Dryinidae

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bealeiderman

Date

June 15, 2014 05:27 PM PDT

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Arizona Bark Scorpion Centruroides sculpturatus

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jaykeller

Date

August 14, 2016

Description

Scorpions with two metasomae (tails) are extremely rare, with one estimate I saw as one in every 5,000 specimens. This specimen is approximately 3cm long head to stinger and is being maintained in captivity to study its behavior.

I found this using a black light flashlight with BJ Stacey (@finatic) at the Carrie Nation Trailhead parking lot at Madera Canyon, Arizona.

Read a detailed account of this specimen's discovery and observation updates at the journal post linked below:
http://www.inaturalist.org/journal/jaykeller/7020-rare-arizona-bark-scorpion-with-two-metasomas-tails-and-stingers

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hydaticus

Date

September 10, 2016 05:36 PM CDT

Description

My first time seeing Zoraptera!

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Madagascar Jungleskimmer Thermorthemis madagascariensis

Date

January 17, 2016 09:27 AM CET

Description

Female of the biggest libelluid in Madagascar, the Madagascar Jungleskimmer, laying eggs by throwing them up onto the shore inside droplets.
January 2016.
Madagascar.

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Stalk-eyed Flies Family Diopsidae

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ygurjar

Date

December 6, 2014

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South African Mantis Miomantis caffra

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johnflower

Date

April 26, 2016

Description

Mum, Dad, and Dad's friend.

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Termites Epifamily Termitoidae

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deepesh

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

In Kenya after rains, termites fly. By morning these usually die and are scattered all over the place. I was greeted by this unique formation of termites that were still alive next morning right at my doorstep. The were flickering and alive.

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Aquatic Garter Snake Thamnophis atratus

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nelruzam

Date

June 7, 2016

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Shield-bug Nymphal Parasitoid Aridelus rufotestaceus

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wmblom

Date

March 28, 2016

Place

Titirangi (Google, OSM)

Description

My favourite little parasite this season:
There were at least 2 individuals of this small braconid wasp stalking the green vegetable bugs on the Cleome in my garden. (Were they first discovered in NZ by you, Stephen?)
The first one (photos 1-7) quite obviously was successful in parasitising a bug, but the second one (photos 8-17) was never quite able to connect, despite a number of attempts.
It was fascinating to watch the behaviour. Mostly the wasps managed to stay behind the bugs, and so out of sight. However, occassionally they were rumbled and then got short shrift from the Nezara.