Canoe River, Foxboro   3 comments

Walking along the powerline cut near Canoe River, Foxboro. Fantastic day for insects and spiders!

First, Diptera:

Conopidae, perhaps Myopa sp.

Lauxania in Lauxaniidae:

“Unmarked wings with very simple veination pretty much rules out Anisopodidae. Sciaroidea, I’d say, but not Mycetophilidae; Cecidomyiidae would be my guess, but it’s truly a guess.”

Sciaridae

Hymenoptera:

An ant alate?

Halictidae. Maybe Lasioglossum (subgenus Dialictus)? Don’t really know how to distinguish from Augochlora.

Pompilidae, Priocnemis minorata seems to be the only one registered in Massachusetts in May.

Another Lasioglossum?

Another Priocnemis minorata?

Looks like Sphecodes:

I caught a Sphecodes in flight!

I CAUGHT A SPHECODES IN FLIGHT!

I really don’t know how to tell Augochlorini from Lasioglossum.

Cynipidae?

Coleoptera:

Dermestidae: Cryptorhopalum cf triste

Cerambicidae! (I initially thought Staphylinidae). Molorchus bimaculatus.

Cryptorhopalum cf triste again

Chrysomelidae: Sumitrosis inaequalis

I spent a lot of time trying to see who was digging this whole but she never came out so it’s a mystery!

EDIT: Lytta sp. in Meloidae

Hemiptera:

Isthmocoris piceus actually looks like a better fit, in Geocoridae. I first thought it was Salda in Saldidae. Compare with https://bugguide.net/node/view/1217135

Zelus luridus nymph, always charismatic.

Thysanoptera:

My first Thrips!!! But couldn’t find a good match. Aeolothrips, if I was forced to guess.

Spiders:

Habronattus

Pelegrina proterva.

A special place in my heart for Leucauge venusta!

Posted 2021-05-16 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

3 responses to “Canoe River, Foxboro

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  1. Great macro shots, my compliments !
    Greetz,
    Rudi

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