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Last family photo of a few of our former Cerapachys together, before they split off to far flung reaches of the ant collection. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Last family photo of a few of our former Cerapachys together, before they split off to far flung reaches of the ant collection.

Another SLF! These destructive beasts are photogenic, I'll give them that. Fellow Ithacans, be on the lookout for more.

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

Another SLF! These destructive beasts are photogenic, I'll give them that. Fellow Ithacans, be on the lookout for more. Lycorma delicatula Ithaca, NY, USA.

@Spicy_Ibis @bader_diedrich No problem. They're really neat little jumpy things, and  must not handle frost too well since the US terrestrial ones are only found deep in the sunbelt. Here's a photo from the top, a much larger and longer legged one from mid elevation (1900ft) wet forests of Oahu, Hawaii. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

@Spicy_Ibis @bader_diedrich No problem. They're really neat little jumpy things, and must not handle frost too well since the US terrestrial ones are only found deep in the sunbelt. Here's a photo from the top, a much larger and longer legged one from mid elevation (1900ft) wet forests of Oahu, Hawaii.

@Spicy_Ibis @bader_diedrich Some species of non-marine terrestrial amphipod, also known as lawn shrimp. Having seen a lot of the aquatic variety growing up dipnetting (and the ones on saltwater beaches), it's always weird for me to see these fish out of water. Here's one I saw in forests of c. Florida : @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

@Spicy_Ibis @bader_diedrich Some species of non-marine terrestrial amphipod, also known as lawn shrimp. Having seen a lot of the aquatic variety growing up dipnetting (and the ones on saltwater beaches), it's always weird for me to see these fish out of water. Here's one I saw in forests of c. Florida :

Neat little teneb I've always wanted to see. Saw a couple in the sand here! These might to be opportunistically myrmecophilic, based on some scattered accounts.

Araeoschizus sp.
Chaparral, NM, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Neat little teneb I've always wanted to see. Saw a couple in the sand here! These might to be opportunistically myrmecophilic, based on some scattered accounts. Araeoschizus sp. Chaparral, NM, USA.

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.