I call these “miracles” not in the religious sense, but in the unlikelihood that I would notice them in a “normal” sample with all the macro-garbage obscuring them.
The first is a male, perhaps of the genus Metopina, with the thick costal vein almost as long as the wing.
Next is a bizarre female termitoxeniine that has not yet shed its wings.
A relatively “normal” wingless female Chonocephalus.
Finally, a flattened male of a new phorine genus with a short costa.
And I still have many more vials to look through! Life is good.
All photos were made by Inna-Marie Strazhnik, who is a superb artist.