Ok, so Venus has some gas that may be the byproduct of life. So perhaps our first alien encounter is a fart.

Meanwhile, here on Earth:
Red-banded Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea).
Coppery Leafhopper (Jikradia olitoria).
Curculio genus weevil, with a snout long enough to reach into nuts and acorns. Found on an old northern red oak ripe with big acorns.
Hard to see in all these pictures, but this creature’s antennae… emerge from half way down the snout.
Locust Digitate Leafminer Moth (Parectopa robiniella) on black locust.
Andricus ignotus, the twenty-first oak gall wasp species I’ve found in Green-Wood. On a swamp white oak, Q. bicolor, that had a minimum of four other gall wasp species on it.

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