My apologies to all of you following Cuerna Critters for last week’s radio silence. First, a respiratory infection took me out of the field. Then, I had to battle through winter storm ‘Titan’ to make it to a conference.  (Totally worth it, by the way!) Unfortunately, all this means no new pictures. But for those still wanting their critter fix, I’ve put together some of my favorites from my last year of bug watching. I have yet to identify many of the species, so please help me out if you can!

Araneae:

Argiope trfasciata.
Argiope trifasciata. October, 2013.
Jumping stifpider, unidentified species.
Jumping spider, unidentified species. October, 2013.
Micrathena sp.
Micrathena sp. September 2013.

Coleoptera:

Euphoria bigutatta?
Euphoria biguttata? October, 2013.
Tylosis puncticollis?
Tylosis puncticollis? November, 2013.
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Zygogramma or Calligrapha sp.? September, 2013.

Diptera:

Mating crane flies, unidentified species.
Mating crane flies, unidentified species. November, 2013.
Unidentified species.
Unidentified species. September, 2013.
Unidentified species
Unidentified species. October, 2013.

Hemiptera:

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Leaf-footed bug, unidentified species. November, 2013.
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Banded assassin bug, unidentified species. October, 2013.
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Repipta taurus nymphs? October, 2013.

Hymenoptera:

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Long-horned bees, unidentified species. September, 2013.
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Euglossini, unidentified species. September, 2013.
Ampulex compressa
Ampulex compressa. February, 2014.

Lepidoptera:

Morpho polyphemus
Morpho polyphemus. September, 2013.
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Dione juno. September, 2013.
Cycloglypha thrasibulus
Cycloglypha thrasibulus. November, 2013.

Mantodea:

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Mantis, unidentified species. October, 2013.
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Mantis, unidentified species. October, 2013.
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Mantis, unidentified species. November, 2013.

Odonata:

Perithemis intensa?
Perithemis intensa? November, 2013.

Orthoptera:

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Grasshopper, unidentified species. November, 2013.
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Aidemona azteca? September, 2013.
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Grasshopper, unidentified species. October, 2013.

Thelyphonida:

Whip scorpion, unidentified species.
Whip scorpion, unidentified species. June, 2013.
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