Xenox tigrinus. This fly was about 2/3 or 3/4 of an inch long.
These ants and their aphids were under a rock, quite cold and not ready to wake up yet, when I rudely flipped it over. I hadn't realized before that ants will store an aphid colony underground.
Ben Coulter's best guess is that these may be L. claviger
My neighbor told me there was a copperhead in her basement. She knew it was a copperhead because it looked just like the copperhead that her father had once shot out of a tree. I didn't want to criticize the memory of her brave father by telling her that copperheads don't climb, so I brought my toddler into her basement to see what was there, and we found this.
About an inch across, this guy was on a branch that fell off an ash tree.
not 100% sure about ID.
Probably P. hypotropum, which is known from Frick Park.
~ 3 inches across
4 BOGU on Allegheny River at Sharpsburg
Little bit out of season