Insects around where I live

It is still cloudy and humid here in Ontario. In the afternoon, I went out to look for and photograph any thing of interest - mostly insects today. Unfortunately, there are many unfamiliar insects (to me), so I will have to identify and learn all of them for the first time.

A paper wasp?

Another unknown wasp.

Perhaps a Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas).

Two Eastern Gray Squirrel were fighting over this apple. This was the victor.

A Red Meadowhawk?

Assassin Bug (Zelus luridus). This green bug caught my attention while scanning through the goldenrods. This may be a female which is bigger and brighter than the males, or just a bright green larvae. These bugs have the distinctive red eyes and they capture prey by the sticky secretion on the forelegs.

Unknown skipper.

I found an exoskeleton of a cicada on the ground and so I took it home to get closer shots.

Face of a Dog-day Cicada (Tibicen canicularis)
Dog-day Cicada (Tibicen canicularis) (a.k.a. Dog-day harvestfly) - found in southeastern Canada and in suburban neighborhoods. Apparently the adults do not feed while the larvae feed on tree root saps, and it takes the larvae three years to develop into adults. They are named "Dog-day" because they emerge in summer, usually July or August.

One more day, then it's time for school!

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