In this installment, I have a series of arthropods seen dead on sidewalks, but not necessarily flattened. When I am out taking a walk, I tend to keep my eyes on the ground lest I miss something interesting; now it's becoming an obsession to search for dead animals on the sidewalks.
We start off with a daddy long-legs spider.
The next victim looks like a bee of some sort.
Followed by a grasshopper that may have gotten hit by something, a car perhaps.
Today's last victim is a squished bug that I photographed about a month ago. It was probably a casualty of human indifference to or dislike of things that crawl under our feet.
There were many similar looking live bugs running around on the sidewalk. I photographed one and posted its picture on BugGuide.net.
It got identified as Boisea trivittata (Eastern Boxelder Bug). It is indeed a true bug (Heteroptera).
To be continued...