An emerald cockroach wasp (Ampulex compressa) hunting cockroaches along a stone wall outside of my building. Here is a link to more information about this species: iflscience.com/plants-and-anim

When the elevator breaks down and you forgot to charge your phone just turn to old trusty. (This really is the phone in the elevator where I work, and yes, it does break down from time to time.)

Culex mosquitoes genetically engineered in a lab in Hawaiʻi. In the image, hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/biology/, is a wildtype mosquito larvae and a transformed mosquito larvae expressing a red fluorescent protein. The research focuses on modifying non-native mosquitoes so that they do not pass on Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for avian malaria and the ongoing extinction of many of Hawaiʻi's native bird species. hawaiireedlab.com/wpress/?p=26

Ernie Henderson is an old friend of mine. He served in the Navy. I just learned that he is in the hospital in California from a gun shot. Ernie is a wonderful person and always the first to help and show kindness to strangers. Here is a link to raise money for his mother to travel to California to be with him. Please consider a donation. If you are a complete stranger you are the type of person he would help. gofundme.com/carolyn-vangildrr

A large sea hare I saw yesterday on the beach. Possibly Dolabella auricularia. I uploaded it to iNaturalist to help with identification.

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