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@entoenthusiast Me walking into the avg parking lot in Houston, Texas while my boys fight over day old fries: @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

@entoenthusiast Me walking into the avg parking lot in Houston, Texas while my boys fight over day old fries:

Love these birds. Look at this handsome fella puff up  before squawking. Very pixar, so to speak. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Love these birds. Look at this handsome fella puff up before squawking. Very pixar, so to speak.

Great-tailed Grackles, zanates, Quiscalus mexicanus, gracks, sky rats, blackbirds, etc. Whatever you call these birds, they're a striking and tenacious native bird that does incredibly well in the urban environments we've created in the SW US and elsewhere.

Houston, TX, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Great-tailed Grackles, zanates, Quiscalus mexicanus, gracks, sky rats, blackbirds, etc. Whatever you call these birds, they're a striking and tenacious native bird that does incredibly well in the urban environments we've created in the SW US and elsewhere. Houston, TX, USA.

escaped society's shackles. 1?? years young. Living life. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

escaped society's shackles. 1?? years young. Living life.

An iconic ant of the southwestern US. Workers will wake up early and plug the nest entrances of competing species with gravel.

Novomessor cockerelli
Fort Stockton, TX, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

An iconic ant of the southwestern US. Workers will wake up early and plug the nest entrances of competing species with gravel. Novomessor cockerelli Fort Stockton, TX, USA.

And a moth ramjet aka nighthawk, to go with it. Cheent! @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

And a moth ramjet aka nighthawk, to go with it. Cheent!

Sunset shrike!

Cypress, TX, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

Sunset shrike! Cypress, TX, USA.

After partaking in some late night burgers on the lakeshore, I noticed a bunch of tiny psychodids running around on the car!

Psychoda sp.
Ithaca, NY, USA. @stressiptera Steven Wang Videos and pictures

After partaking in some late night burgers on the lakeshore, I noticed a bunch of tiny psychodids running around on the car! Psychoda sp. Ithaca, NY, USA.

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.