Some New (To Me) Species

Someone has been chewing on this elm sapling… Elm Leaf Beetle (Xanthogaleruca luteola).
White-crossed Seed Bug (Neacoryphus bicrucis).
Oecanthus genus common tree cricket; species can only be told apart by examining their antennae bases.
Trepobates subnitidus water striders
Clustered Midrib Gall Wasp (Andricus dimorphus) on white oak.
Black-bordered Lemon Moth (Marimatha nigrofimbria). Had seen before, but only at night, so the lemon-color was quite washed out.
I didn’t get great shots of this Euodynerus genus potter/mason wasp, but an iNaturalist curator seems to have seen enough to ID it as E. crypticus. And since he is one of the authors of the excerpt below, from the “Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the northeastern Nearctic region,” you’ll get no gainsaying from me:

“Euodynerus crypticus can easily be recognised by colour characters alone. It is the only Euodynerus in the northeast lacking black markings on the scape and pedicel (in other species upper surface with a black streak, rarely very reduced in E. annulatus and E. castigatus), largely ferruginous pronotum, with ferruginous area extending to pronotal hind corner (in other species pronotum black posteriorly except, very rarely, in E. annulatus), largely ferruginous scutellum, ferruginous spot rarely interrupted medially (in other species scutellum black, or black with yellow spots, or black, yellow and ferruginous; very rarely with two ferruginous spots in E. auranus and E. castigatus) and lacking distinct apical fascia on female tergum 2, i.e., apical fascia ill-defined, brown or amber, sometimes yellowish brown (in other species yellow apical fascia always well developed).”
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SEVEN months reporter-asshole Bob Woodward has been sitting on tapes in which Trump says he down-played the pandemic, thus committing tens of thousand of Americans to death and setting up a partisan fight over basic public health. The corrupt authoritarian is also a génocidaire.

And you know this won’t matter a bit to Trump’s 60 million plus voters. They’d sell their own children to this orange-pancaked Moloch. Indeed, most of them already have.

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