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Comparison with the phone shot, which was significantly more washed out than in person. Truth is somewhere in the middle. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Comparison with the phone shot, which was significantly more washed out than in person. Truth is somewhere in the middle.

Yesterday's sunset from the fire escape was pretty good, considering how rainy and smoky it has been lately. RAW never fails to impress me.

Ithaca, NY, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Yesterday's sunset from the fire escape was pretty good, considering how rainy and smoky it has been lately. RAW never fails to impress me. Ithaca, NY, USA.

One of the unofficial mascots of the Great Smoky Mountains, this pretty salamander that is endemic to the park's high peaks.

Plethodon jordani
Great Smoky Mtns NP, TN, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

One of the unofficial mascots of the Great Smoky Mountains, this pretty salamander that is endemic to the park's high peaks. Plethodon jordani Great Smoky Mtns NP, TN, USA.

@pantherabella @GinaGoesOutside I'm a fan of Noxubee as well. Diverse habitats, plus they have a really comprehensive ants species list, what's not to like! @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

@pantherabella @GinaGoesOutside I'm a fan of Noxubee as well. Diverse habitats, plus they have a really comprehensive ants species list, what's not to like!

A tiny but mighty acorn ant: one of the few US species that stings readily and painfully.

Temnothorax whitfordi
McDonald Observatory, TX, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

A tiny but mighty acorn ant: one of the few US species that stings readily and painfully. Temnothorax whitfordi McDonald Observatory, TX, USA.

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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

@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.

@entoenthusiast chaos @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

@entoenthusiast chaos

Crabday!

Gecarcinus lateralis
South Padre Island, TX, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Crabday! Gecarcinus lateralis South Padre Island, TX, USA.

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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

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.

Fireflies are not too shabby on campus! There was a stunning light show around Beebe Lake last night. 

290 seconds of activity
Ithaca, NY, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Fireflies are not too shabby on campus! There was a stunning light show around Beebe Lake last night. 290 seconds of activity Ithaca, NY, USA.

Wasp mantidfly, possibly the most misleading insect common name. Here is one resolutely guarding a clutch of eggs.

Climaciella brunnea
Galveston, TX, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Wasp mantidfly, possibly the most misleading insect common name. Here is one resolutely guarding a clutch of eggs. Climaciella brunnea Galveston, TX, USA.

Some flies are surprisingly convergent with ticks. These louse flies usually go after deer, but this one has taken a liking to my left hand.

Irmo, SC, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Some flies are surprisingly convergent with ticks. These louse flies usually go after deer, but this one has taken a liking to my left hand. Irmo, SC, USA.

Pollotarian weapon of choice. Fingers crossed...

Starkville, MS, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Pollotarian weapon of choice. Fingers crossed... Starkville, MS, USA.

While collecting Camponotus carpenter ants, I ran across this cricket, which has a confusingly similar genus name.

Camptonotus carolinensis
Gurley, AL, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

While collecting Camponotus carpenter ants, I ran across this cricket, which has a confusingly similar genus name. Camptonotus carolinensis Gurley, AL, USA.

Little brother is a budding photographer. A pigeon watches from above.

Vicksburg, MS, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Little brother is a budding photographer. A pigeon watches from above. Vicksburg, MS, 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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

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.

Here's one I found in 2019! Photographed with the same equipment, but I'd like to think I've gotten much better at maximizing image detail some time between the two. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Here's one I found in 2019! Photographed with the same equipment, but I'd like to think I've gotten much better at maximizing image detail some time between the two.

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. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

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.