Invertebrates

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Black Winged Damselfly Calopteryx maculata Common along park streams in summer.. Damselfly
Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemus Type of giant silkworm moth. Polyphemus Moth
Beech Gall Midge Hartigola annulipes Small elongated galls are created by the sap-sucking midge larvae. Beech Gall Midge
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americanum This moth is a small and inconspicuous as an adult but as a social caterpillar they are very noticeable in their silken tents in the crooks of tree branches. These tents can be seen in the spring and can vary in number from year to year. Eastern Tent Caterpillar
Eriophyid mite (Willow Blister Gall) Family: Eriophyidae These tiny insects feed on the leaves of the willow and cause the plant to curl and distort to form a protective chamber. The galls tend to be red/rust colored. Willow Blister Gall
Golden Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus Usually found solitary, this non-aggressive wasp is seen in the summer tending its paper nests. Here pictured on a Chinese chestnut. Golden Paper Wasp
Water strider Family: Gerridae Seen in large numbers on the streams in summer striding on the waters surface. Currently genus and species are unknown, probably a few different ones. Water Strider