|Laurel Sphinx, Sphinx kalmiae - REK|
|Moth Wall - REK|
|Bumelia Leafworm Moth - REK|
Some of the micromoths can be quite colorful and are easy to overlook, hiding in the folds of the porch swing or in the cracks of the wall. My personal favorite is the Bumelia Leafworm Moth, Lactura pupula. This one is very slender and measured 3/4".
|Wheel Bug Nymph- REK|
her Youtube video here is your chance. It didn't seem to be annoyed by the voyeuristic video camera until the last of the filming. These are her notes;
"This female peed twice (repeated at 10x slow motion) and gave great views of her anatomy. Walking and climbing is shown 2-5x faster. Identified by Chao Jimmy Wu as a Neotibicen pruinosus female. He said, "This one's a bit 'different' since the ventral abdominal stripe is pretty bold and not TOO irregular (which is more of a linnei/robinsonianus trait). Female N. robinsonianus also has the paired pruinose spots. However, they tend to be a bit smaller and less bold. Lack of wing bowage (which really isn't all that great of a character though still useful), more or less rules out N. linnei." Filmed in the Missouri Ozarks, USA, on August 6, 2017."
|Copperhead in a tree - Sheila Watson|