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Again, little choice but to go during the hottest part of the day.  Relatively little insect activity because of that, I think.  As always, worth the walk!

Start off with non-insect photo, just one:

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This weevil: Curculionidae –> Entiminae (Broad-nosed weevils).  Perhaps Asiatic oak weevil, Cyrtepistomus castaneus.

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Some sort of egg, perhaps?  Pretty cute.

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EDIT: Encyrtidae.  Compare with Encyrtus — https://bugguide.net/node/view/1702308

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American toad.

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Sarcophagidae?

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Love the handsome trigs!

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Perhaps a male Crabronidae wasp.

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Some sort of Ichneumonid.  Spilopteron?

EDIT: “One of the cryptine ichneumons, maybe around Polycyrtus sp.

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Don’t know what this is:

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Perhaps a Pompillid wasp.

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Female Mutillid wasp.  Timulla?  EDIT: “Pseudomethoca has a wider head, usually” — so it looks like I actually guessed correctly!  Weirder things have happened, but not often.

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Posted 2020-08-23 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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