Here are two bugs spotted in the wild.
Despite the permafrost and the cold temperatures, there is a thriving insect world in the arctic.
Wow, cicadas. I can never get a photo of them. Was it fairly cold, or are you like Zorro with a camera?
cool photos; they make me think of how my dog tries to eat the cicada shells he finds in the yard…
The top one is a grasshopper, the lower one may be a queen ant. Will check.
Here is the answer on the second photo:
This is a horntail. The species is Urocerus flavicornis (in the literature called U. gigas flavicornis). If you have more images of this species, I would like to get permission to use a side view of this species for my siricid paper.
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