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  1. Error

    Snapshot Title: Error
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Carabidae 19 Stitch Error
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Stitch problem



  2. Vespa mandarinia?

    Snapshot Title: Vespa mandarinia?
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Vespidae 9
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Is this Vespa mandarinia?



  3. earwig?

    Snapshot Title: earwig?
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Cantharidae Receiving 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Looks like Dermaptera. I can see its fustis.



  4. barcode label

    Snapshot Title: barcode label
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Coccinellidae 7
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    We're applying these barcode labels to all specimens in the collection, so that each indivisual has its own uniqyue identifier.



  5. too dark?

    Snapshot Title: too dark?
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Scirtidae 2, Dascillidae, Cneoglossidae, and Rhipiceridae
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    specimen heterogeneity makes it difficult, perhaps, to optimally illuminate



  6. reflection

    Snapshot Title: reflection
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Scirtidae 2, Dascillidae, Cneoglossidae, and Rhipiceridae
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    from shiny labels?



  7. resolution problem

    Snapshot Title: resolution problem
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Scirtidae 2, Dascillidae, Cneoglossidae, and Rhipiceridae
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    due to focal length?



  8. clear points

    Snapshot Title: clear points
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Erotylidae 3
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    We should use these for all specimens so that one can read the labels underneath. Which material is both translucent AND archival?



  9. Triplax festiva Lacordaire, 1842
  10. 3 collembolans

    Snapshot Title: 3 collembolans
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    3 collembolans



  11. Neotettix proavus Rehn & Hebard, 1916

    Snapshot Title: Neotettix proavus Rehn & Hebard, 1916
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Tetrigidae 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    fork-face pygmy grasshopper



  12. hmmmm.....

    Snapshot Title: hmmmm.....
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Mutillidae Receiving 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    From Utah. Can the loose specimen in this unit tray be confirmed as a species from Utah?



  13. Phyllopalpus pulchellus Uhler, 1864

    Snapshot Title: Phyllopalpus pulchellus Uhler, 1864
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Gryllidae 8
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    The handsome trig or red-headed bush cricket



  14. Diaphania hyalinata  (Linnaeus, 1767)

    Snapshot Title: Diaphania hyalinata (Linnaeus, 1767)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Crambidae 5
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    melonworm moth



  15. Margarinotus harrisii (Kirby, 1837)

    Snapshot Title: Margarinotus harrisii (Kirby, 1837)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Histeridae 3
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    At least that's the valid name for this species.



  16. Xeris spectrum (L.)

    Snapshot Title: Xeris spectrum (L.)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Siricidae 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Xeris spectrum (L.)



  17. enough detail here to confirm ID?

    Snapshot Title: enough detail here to confirm ID?
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Alcohol Specimens 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Probably not. Would need to see palps, thoracic warts, etc.



  18. looooong antennae

    Snapshot Title: looooong antennae
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Alcohol Specimens 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    broken off this caddisfly



  19. Tomoceridae

    Snapshot Title: Tomoceridae
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Alcohol Specimens 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Large collembolan; I can *almost* see the diagnostic features of the antennae.
    bugguide.net/node/view/61544 Will open in a new tab or window



  20. resolution and lighting

    Snapshot Title: resolution and lighting
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Alcohol Specimens 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    ... are not good. If the goal is to facilitate IDs or confirmation of IDs we woud need to think about brighter, more penetrating light sources.



  21. reflections are a problem

    Snapshot Title: reflections are a problem
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Alcohol Specimens 1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    specimens would need to be completely under fluid



  22. bee fly

    Snapshot Title: bee fly
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Syrphidae 11
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Bombyliidae not Syrphidae



  23. Thaumatographa jonesi

    Snapshot Title: Thaumatographa jonesi
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: The Big Four
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Tortricidae.



  24. fungus gnat

    Snapshot Title: fungus gnat
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: All I really wanted was an Avocado and Cheese Sandwich!
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    My guess is that this is a fly in the family Sciaridae or maybe Mycetophilidae (Diptera). Cool!



  25. basitarsal notch
  26. spiracle
  27. leaf mine

    Snapshot Title: leaf mine
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: 110207 - Inselberg Camp, Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana, Sampling on the Petit Plateau (I/XXIII)
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    looks like this leaf miner already emerged



  28. apical flagellomere
  29. multiporous plate sensilla
  30. Cladonota apicalis courtship calls

    Snapshot Title: Cladonota apicalis courtship calls
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Membracidae 14.1
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Have you ever heard the courtship call of a male treehopper? Did you even know they made sounds? Here is what that call sounds like for this species, _Cladonota apicalis_
    bit.ly/CladonotaCallin Will open in a new tab or window...



  31. Coccinella novemnotata

    Snapshot Title: Coccinella novemnotata
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Coccinellidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    The now-rare nine-spotted ladybird beetle, a target of the Lost Ladybug Project:
    www.lostladybug.org Will open in a new tab or window/



  32. hymenoptera glossary - tooth
  33. hymenoptera glossary - mandibles

    Snapshot Title: hymenoptera glossary - mandibles
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: nano-gigapan of ant head
    Image Owner: jay longson



    Description:

    hymglossary.tamu.edu/projects/32/public/ontology_class/show/488 Will open in a new tab or window



  34. Hydrometra

    Snapshot Title: Hydrometra
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Hebridae and Hydrometridae
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Hydrometra



  35. Salda lugubris (Say, 1832)

    Snapshot Title: Salda lugubris (Say, 1832)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Saldidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    It's tough to read the label, but this might be Salda lugubris (Say, 1832), also known as the large shore bug: bugguide.net/node/view/399393 Will open in a new tab or window



  36. Saldula saltatoria (Linnaeus,1758)

    Snapshot Title: Saldula saltatoria (Linnaeus,1758)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Saldidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Saldula saltatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) - this is a European species, but we have specimens from North Carolina!



  37. Saldula pallipes (Fabricius 1794)

    Snapshot Title: Saldula pallipes (Fabricius 1794)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Saldidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Saldula pallipes (Fabricius 1794)



  38. Saldula orbiculata (Uhler, 1877)

    Snapshot Title: Saldula orbiculata (Uhler, 1877)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Saldidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Saldula orbiculata (Uhler, 1877)



  39. Saldula opiparia Drake and Hottes, 1955

    Snapshot Title: Saldula opiparia Drake and Hottes, 1955
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Saldidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Saldula opiparia Drake and Hottes, 1955



  40. Saldula opacula (Zetterstedt, 1840)

    Snapshot Title: Saldula opacula (Zetterstedt, 1840)
    Taken by: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum

    Image: Saldidae 2
    Image Owner: NCSU Insect Museum ncsuinsectmuseum



    Description:

    Saldula opacula (Zetterstedt, 1840)



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