Tenthredinidae

Tenthredinidae

A huge sawfly found outside of the Cootes Paradise entrance in McMaster University

Cicadidae

Cicadidae

While not an insect, this is the remains of one! Cicada exoskeletons are abundant on tree trunks in the summer as cicadas moult

Mycetophilidae

Mycetophilidae

When I first caught this, I thought it was a flea (look at those legs!), but it's really a fungus fly

Cincindelinae

Cincindelinae

A shiny tiger beetle we caught at The Pit. These beetles are FAST! You really have to move if you want to grab one

Chrysididae

Chrysididae

While it may look like a shiny fly from a distance, this is actually a parasitic cuckoo wasp! They're a tad evil, but very beautiful to make up for it

Nymphalidae

Nymphalidae

We found some monarch caterpillars on our ventures at the QUBS and brought some back with us to the lab to take photographs, but they had other plans...

Libelullidae

Libelullidae

An elegant damselfly posing for the camera

Scaraboididae

Scaraboididae

Some Japanese beetles getting it on outside of Burke Science Building

Phymata

Phymata

An ambush bug (my favourite insect) blending in with its surroundings

Phymata

Phymata

Another ambush bug, just lying in wait in the garden for its next prey

Hesperiidae

Hesperiidae

A butterfly (not a moth!) taking a break - it was back up into the air right after this photograph!

Geometridae

Geometridae

A moth on the window of the main lodge - I like to think that it was looking in at us like it was at a zoo

Unidentified Lepidoptera

Unidentified Lepidoptera

While I'm not great at identifying larvae, I can definitely tell you that this is a fuzzy caterpillar!

Aphidoidae

Aphidoidae

I love aphids - especially these bright ones. You'll often find ants farming them for their sweet honeydew

Coccinelidae

Coccinelidae

A lady beetle bumping his head against the wall, err... plant. I'm not sure what he's doing, but whatever it is, he doesn't seem happy

Unidentified Hymenoptera and Friend

Unidentified Hymenoptera and Friend

This is probably one of the best pictures I've ever taken, but it is almost impossible to properly identify the insects in it!

Unidentified Hemiptera

Unidentified Hemiptera

Trapped in a spider's web, this bug has little time left, but he's still hanging in there!

Ichneumonidae

Ichneumonidae

These insects are known for their long, often vibrating antennae. So I have an excuse for the blurry photo!

Unidentified Lepidoptera

Unidentified Lepidoptera

Spiders aren't insects, but that moth certainly is! It looks like he's been met with a cruel fate, though...

Unidentified Diptera

Unidentified Diptera

Again, a spider picking on an insect. At least I don't feel as bad about the fly

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