A bizarre request
I am a fiction writer who is trying to hunt down an elusive creature. I'm looking for an insect, indigenous to Massachusetts, that might be seen exhibiting interesting (or disgusting, preferrably) behavior mid-Autumn, in the early 1600s (thus the need for an indigenous species). All the gross/fascinating specimens I've come across I have later discovered were imported/invasive/etc. I would deeply appreciate any species suggestions, or any advice on other resources. I want to exhaust this sort of attempt before I get my nerve on and pester an actual entymologist.