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That is the larva of a carpet beetle. Larvae feed on natural fibers and can damage carpets, furniture, clothing and insect collections. "Anthrenus verbasci - larva side (aka)" by André Karwath aka Aka on Wikimedia Related question: What kind of caterpillar is this?, though I think that the larva photographed in that example is either of a different ...
I think this may be a fly killed by the fungi Entomophthora muscae (most likely) or maybe a Cordyceps fungus. These are fungi which mainly attacks insects, and you sometimes see attacks as white, swollen abdomens in flies. These types of fungi are also known to change the behaviour of infected individuals, so that they e.g. climb up tall plants to die, to ...
I think I found it. It can be Lacewings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopidae
It belongs to Pentatomidae family. More on the Wiki page
To me, it looks like a male Aphid (males are winged, and have four wings) from the genus Eriosoma (wooly aphids). The white feathery substance is a wax secretion. Have a look at Bugguide: Eriosoma, InfluencialPoints: Eriosoma and this page from the Uni of Minnesota for some more info. A picture of a species from the genus:
It might be an imported cabbageworm: or a green-veined white: Both exist where you are, and the former is more common than the latter. I can't tell them apart, but consulting the pages might help.
Its definitely a True bug (Hemiptera), and based on its distinct pronotum and small head I'm guessing its a Wheel bug (Arilus cristatus). It is a common species that is also found in Indiana. They are aggresive predators and are part of the family Reduviidae also known as Assassin bugs. This is not a part of the world I know well though, and there might be ...
Based on some external advice, I believe it might be a juvenile night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), the only remaining question being why I didn't see any adults. Link to Google Image search results Update: I went back to the same location today and saw some adult night herons, which convinced me that these were juveniles of the same species.
Judging from the general habitus and neck length I'd say it is a bittern (Botaurus or Ixobrychus). I think, the combination of the coloration pattern and appearance in China points at (female) Schrenck's bittern.
I'd go with juvenile striated heron. I ruled out others such as the chinese pond heron because of the spotted wing plumage and slightly different shape of the patch around the eye. The night heron seems to have a more red eye than the striated heron and appears to have a stubbier beak. Arkive is a good place to see a lot of pictures of birds, this is a good ...
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