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I'm going to guess this is a Lampyris noctiluca, a species of firefly commonly found in Europe. The females are flightless, glow continuously for up to 2 hours, and are commonly referred to as glowworms, per anongoodnurse's comment.


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I posted the same question on tumblr and got an answer: It depends on the species. This one looks like a Noctuid. I’d give it two weeks to a month or so. You may be able to see its wings showing through the darkening pupal case when the time draws near! Just make sure you give it somewhere to climb up and expand its wings when it ecloses. So I ...


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These are definitely cicadas and mating is the primary reason for their long calls. As for the reason you've found many dead or dying cicadas, their lifecycle is primarily spent underground where they feed on tree roots. They will emerge and transform into their adult form which enables them to make their calls and mate, and many species die shortly after ...


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These are Cicadas, of the superfamily Cicadoidea of the order Hemiptera. These sounds are made by the males to attract mates. There are a lot of species, each making there own specific sound to attract the right mate. However, to the human ear, these sounds don't sound different. Cicadas are also able to produce other sounds, in distress or during courtship ...


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It looks like an adult Dobsonfly (Corydalidae), where the adult males have huge pincher-like jaws. Apparently, the jaws are the result of sexual selection and, even though they look scary, males cannot use them to bite. I'm only vaguely familiar with the group though, and cannot say what species this is. (Picture from bugguide.net)


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It is a moth and all moths and butterflies belong to the order of Lepidoptera. Based on the shape of the forewing and the orange color of the hindwings I think this moth belongs to the genus Catocala https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catocala, see also here for some pictures. EDIT: Now we know it is from South Korea, I think we might not be able to determine ...


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After a lot of scrolling through image searches I stumbled upon the answer: this is the egg mass of some sort of horse-fly (Tabanidae). Almost identical egg mass here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/21171 I'm assuming I won't get a more specific answer than this.


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It is indeed not a honey bee, but I don't think it belonges to the genus Colletes. They have a striped, not hairy body. The bee shown seems to have stripes but these are hair bands. I think this is a Mason bee, Osmia rufa (=bicornis). Osmia rufa is one of the most common bees in Northwestern Europe. Osmia rufa uses holes to lay eggs with some pollen and ...


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I would agree with you on this one - looks like a female or young male Libellula depressa (the 'broad bodied chaser') to me. It has the characteristic broad, flattened abdomen and the distinctive brown-yellow abdomen with bright yellow patches and the dark wing bases are both visible (the latter only just, to be fair). The broad abdomen differentiates it ...


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It looks very much like the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella, to me. The size, morphology of the antenna and wing tips, and the pale band of scales are all fairly distinctive. (The proboscis isn't very clear in the photo below but it is in most other images you could find via Google; I just couldn't find a better one with a license allowing me to post ...


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I am sure it’s not a honey bee – the eyes are different. It could be a solitary bee of the genus Colletes. According to Wikipedia, their nests ... are lined with a cellophane-like plastic secretion, a true polyester, earning them the nickname polyester bees.


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As you might have noticed from its appearance, this is a red velvet mite. This is an arachnid (related to spiders) and not an insect. The red velvet mite apparently does not bite or sting (according to this website), and it is also used for medicinal purposes in India, according to this Wikipedia image, so it is unlikely to be dangerous. If you haven't ...


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It's a Lucanus. Don't know the concrete species.


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Lots of insects are considered threatened and endangered. The global IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature), which is arguably the most important tool for evaluating species' threats globally, is listing 1382 insects as threatened (categories: Near threatened, vulnerable, endangered, criticaly endangered and extinct) and this includes ...


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It could be an antlion. Antlions are a group of about 2000 species that can be found all around the world (including India). Antlions mainly live in the kind of dry areas you describe and that we see in your picture. I don't think one could be more accurate and tell the genus without a picture of the individual but I might be wrong. Here is an adult antlion:...


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I am not aware of a better list, but you are right that (1) many insects have gone extinct recently, and (2) documentation of insect extinction is poor. An article in Conservation Biology (2005) says The biodiversity crisis is undeniably an insect biodiversity crisis. Yet insect conservation remains the awkward “kid sister” to vertebrate conservation. ...


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The larvae are moth flies (Psychoda sp.) The black head, black pointed tail, clear body with grayish intestines visible and also their small size 2-3 mm can be seen on both pictures. Where they can be found in nature: In nature, moth fly larvae, Psychoda sp. (Diptera: Psychodidae) normally occur in aquatic habitats that experience intermittent ...


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These are moth fly larvae (Psychodidae). They live in sinks, bathtubs etc. See http://bugguide.net/node/view/201443/bgimage



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