One of the great side effects of SE Arizona's monsoon is the emergence of all sorts of cool insects. Though it didn't rain last night, the downpour from a couple days ago is probably to blame for last night's activity at my porch light. Here's what I found on the screen door at dawn this morning:
Six of these cicadas – either Diceroprocta apache or D. semicincta. They maybe conspecific in any event. It's the deafening cicada all around Tucson right now.
This june-bug scarab (genus Phyllophaga?)
The tiny twig-boring beetle Apatides fortis, family Bostrichidae. The family name contains the words for cow (bos) and hair (trichos).
A winged ant (carpenter ant family?)
And the monster Palo Verde Root Borer, Derobrachus geminatus