Other Arthropods and Molluscs

As of April 15, 2018 this album consists of 50 photos of spiders, non-lepidopteran insects, and molluscs representing 48
species.
Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca)  It was in a buttercup flower on June 21, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Pirate Wolf Spider (Pirata Species)  Photographed on Oct. 18, 2011.   Genus page at Bug Guide.net  White-banded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes albineus) Male  As their name suggests, fishing spiders feed on aquatic insects and small fish.  Photographed April 25, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)  This is another kind of fishing spider  photographed on Aug. 5, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Jumping Spider (Platycryptus undatus) Male  This tiny jumping spider with a reddish face was photographed on Aug 19, 2008.  It may be  a male  Platycryptus undatus .  Species page at BugGuide.net  Unidentified Harvestman  This unidentified harvestman, or daddy-long-legs (Class Arachnida, Order Opiliones) was photographed on Aug 19, 2009.  It seemed to be missing 3 of its 8 legs, but it was hanging on, nevertheless.   Order page at BugGuide.net 
Northern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus) Female  Photographed on Aug 19, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Williamson's Emerald (Somatochlora williamsoni) Female Ovipositing  She was laying eggs in the mud at the edge of Way Pond on July 13, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa) Male  Sadly, there wasn't much life left in this beautiful dragonfly when it was photographed on Oct. 18, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) Immature Male  Photographed on July 9, 2006.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Autumn Meadowhawks (Sympetrum vicinum) Mating  This mating dragonfly pair was photographed on Oct 18, 2011.  The male is at the right.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Meadowhawk (Sympetrum) Species  Photographed on July 19, 2017.  A number of species in this genus cannot be distinguished in photos.   Genus page at BugGuide.net 
Short-winged Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus brevipennis) Male  Photographed on Sep. 1, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Black-sided Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus nigropleurum) Female  Photographed on Sep 10, 2006. Note the long sword-like ovipositor and very long antennae.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Round-headed Katydid (Amblycorypha species)  Photographed on Sep. 1, 2008.  Genus page at BugGuide.net 
Black-horned Tree Cricket (Oecanthus nigricornis) Female  Photographed on Sep. 18, 2014.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Barklice (Cerastipsocus venosus) on Maple Trunk  Photographed on July 29, 2007. The larger one on the left is an adult.  The smaller ones are nymphs (immatures).  Species page at BugGuide.net  Broad-headed Bug (Alydus eurinus)  Photographed on Sep. 1, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala terminalis)  Photographed on June 21, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Stinkbug (Brochymena Species) Nymph  Photographed on Sep 10, 2006.   Genus page at BugGuide.net  Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)  Photographed on April 14, 2010. Tiger beetles are predators that run fast and fly well.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Whirligig Beetles (Family Gyrinidae)  They were whirling at Way Pond on Sep. 1, 2008.  Family page at BugGuide.net  Firefly (Photinus Species)  Photographed on July 10, 2009.   Genus page at BugGuide.net  Firefly (Pyropyga Species)  Photographed on July 19, 2017.   Genus page at BugGuide.net 
Bronzed Blister Beetle (Lytta aenea)  Photographed on May 6, 2008. The bodies of blister beetles contain an irritating chemical called cantharidin.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Sassafras Borer (Oberea ruficollis) Mating Pair  Photographed on July 17, 2017.  Sassafras borer beetles also feed on spicebush, which is abundant at the swamp.    Species page at BugGuide.net  Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae)  Photographed on Sep. 10, 2006.  The larvae are pests of locust trees.  The adults are often seen on goldenrod flowers.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)  Photographed on April 2, 2010. This intentionally introduced species is proliferating out of control and displacing native ladybird beetle species.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Asiatic Oak Weevil (Cyrtepistomus castaneus)  Photographed on July 10, 2009. This is an introduced species.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Ichneumon (Megarhyssa macrurus) Ovipositing  It was ovipositing (laying eggs) in the trunk of a tree.  It is a parasite of the larvae of another kind of wasp, the horntail,  Tremex columba , whose larvae develop in wood.  It was photographed on July 29, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Unidentified Ichneumon  It was ovipositing in the stem of a plant on Aug. 6, 2008.  All ichneumons are parasites.   Family page at BugGuide.net  Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Worker  Photographed on Aug. 19, 2008.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Worker  Photographed on Aug. 19, 2008.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica) Male  He was hovering in the boardwalk area on May 28, 2007. Carpenter bees make nest cavities in dead wood.  Species page at BugGuide.net  European Paper Wasps (Polistes dominula) at Nest  Photogaphed along the boardwalk on Aug. 19, 2009. This introduced species has become very common and widely distributed.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Ancistrocerus Species  Photographed on July 13, 2011. Possibly   Ancistrocerus adiabatus .   Wasps of this subfamily build mud nests that they stock with larvae for their own larvae to feed on.   Genus page at BugGuide.net 
Crane Flies (Tipula furca) Mating  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Picture-winged Fly (Chaetopsis massyla)  Photographed on July 19, 2017.  Body length=6 mm.  It was "dancing" and fluttering its wings in some kind of display on the railing of the boardwalk.  This fly lays its eggs in stems of cattails damaged by moths.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Striped Horsefly (Tabanus lineola) Male  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Horse Fly  (Hybomitra illota)  Photographed on June 1, 2014.  This photo is the first one for the species at BugGuide.net, which has hundreds of thousands of bug photos from North America.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Robber Fly (Laphria flavicollis)  Photographed on June 21, 2008.  Robber flies prey on other insects.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Robber Fly  (Laphria index) Female  Photographed on June 3, 2013.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus)  Photographed on Aug. 26, 2007. Although bee flies make an ominous buzzing sound, they are harmless.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Syrphid Fly (Helophilus fasciatus) Male  Photographed on April 14, 2010.  Although syrphid flies look somewhat bee-like, they are harmless.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Syrphid Fly (Sericomyia Species) on Dandelion  Photographed on a dandelion on May 22, 2007. The fly is a native species, but the dandelion is not.  Genus page at BugGuide.net 
Tachinid Species  This is a fly in Family Tachinidae (parasitic flies) that was photographed on Aug. 6, 2008.   Family page at BugGuide.net  Snipe Fly (Rhagio species)  Photographed on June 21, 2008.  It may be the marsh snipe fly,  Rhagio tringarius , a common introduced species.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus) Female  Photographed on June 21, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Unidentified Land Snail  Photographed on a tree trunk on May 22, 2009.  Slug with Slime Trail  Photographed on Aug. 6, 2008.