Female Shield-Backed Katydid (Tettigoniidae).  That long, pointed thing is the ovipositor.Shield-Backed Katydid ♀

Greater Angle-Winged Katydid.  (Tettigoniidae)

A nymph I don’t know.   One entomologist thinks it might be a Showy Grasshopper.

Immature Katydid?

We’ll call it a Yellow Jacket on a Canada Thistle.  (I am told this is a Scoliid wasp, a family of 560 species.)Yellow Jacket Wasp on Canada Thistle

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