I hadn’t been to King Phillip’s Rock in a long time. It’s the best place I’ve found for insects, for whatever reason.
Here’s a gorgeous wasp:
I love scorpionflies for their alien appearance:
I think this is a bee-like tachinid fly:
A beautiful Derbid planthopper:
I like the light in this photo:
There was a stag beetle I was trying to photograph, but it escaped. As it escaped, it led to a congregation of dozens (maybe hundreds) of click beetles (Elateridae). I think this was mating behavior, don’t know what else it could be.
This is either a robber fly (Laphria) or a golden-backed snipe fly, with its Elateridae prey.
There was a major infestation of moth caterpillars, perhaps gypsy moths.
Nothing improves my mood like a walk in the woods.