Very excited to have photographed this rare ant. This waspy fellow is a male of an uncommonly seen doryline genus, thought to be termite predators. Antwiki says they aren't attracted to lights, but that wasn't our experience at all. Acanthostichus sp. Chaparral, NM, USA.
Moth week is here! Here's one of my favorite moths, on our collection manager's sheet. Though easy to overlook, they have some nice colors. Plus their name is cool. Cosmopterix sp. Slaterville Springs, NY, USA.
Been trying to catch one of these stunning longhorns for years! They always seem to take flight the second before I'm ready, but not this time. Plinthocoelium suaveolens near Kingsbury, TX, USA.
@iq_phd @sethrymcdurr @mllichti @stbaumer @QuoteDigging @AnaCabrera Absolutely is relevant. Remember these awful cherry picked graphs showing no warming because 1998 was a scorching year? They were absolutely everywhere. If you double down on that statement, you'll be stuck in a rough spot when people make the same type of graphs with 2021.
Until now, I've not taken any clean white background photos of Nylanderia. With a common name like "crazy ants", these ants seem to never stop running. This one paused for long enough after feeding for this shot. Nylanderia vividula/terricola Hope Mills, NC, USA.
Saw this wake of devastation on a trail in San Marcos yesterday. Rock flipping is great fun, but please flip rocks back over where you found them, as much as you're able. It preserves valuable microhabitat so others can share the joy.
Look at this goofy spider egg eatin' ant! These have only been collected in the US a handful of times, and I'm happy to see one again. Proceratium nr. mexicanum Sabal Palm Sanctuary, TX, USA.