2021

Cicindella sexguttata

Platygastridae?? Maybe.

Ceratina

Ceresa

Phasmid!

Agelenid

Archaeognatha

Green lacewing

Psocid

Lepturina and Reduviid

Dolichopodidae

Auplopus?

Augochlora pura

Toxomerus

Corydalidae

Plume moth

Ceratina

Sawfly?

Chrysidid

Hoverflies hovering! Sphaerophoria.

Platycryptus undatus

Lasioglossum

Auplopus?

Sphecodes

Isthmocoris piceus

Mutillidae

This beetle (which looks BB8 from Star Wars) is Desmopachria, in the tribe Hyphydrini, subfamily Hydroporinae, family Dytiscidae. I’m excited because it’s the first BugGuide report of this tribe and genus in Massachusetts — my third taxon that I have a state first (Dolichurus and Podium luctuosum are the two others).

So many tiny springtails all over the place. It turns out that these are Sminthurides malmgreni, and that makes it the first report in BugGuide/iNat of this species anywhere in the USA. There’s another report in British Columbia, though. Combined with the Desmopachria (see below), that makes my fourth taxon that’s a first for Massachusetts.

Water mite, Hydrachnidia

Caddisfly larva, with its casing

Salamander egg. Probably Ambystoma, spotted salamander.

Fairy shrimp!

Posted 2021-12-11 by gaurav1729

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