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What

Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth Speranza pustularia

Observer

anita363

Date

June 28, 2008 07:05 PM EDT

Description

26 mm wingspan.

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What

Northern Walkingstick Diapheromera femorata

Observer

anita363

Date

June 28, 2008 07:18 PM EDT

Description

Little baby walking stick! Never seen one before (of any size) -- a new order of insect for me. This shot is blurry but shows shape; other shot is sharp (but not nearly as cool). Found in undergrowth in at the edge of a small patch of woods near a pond. IDed by David Ferguson on BugGuide as the only sp in the area.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fowler's Toad Anaxyrus fowleri

Observer

anita363

Date

June 28, 2008 09:03 PM EDT

Description

This little toad came seeking our ham radio Field Day setup, which was at a park with the banks of the South River estuary on one side of us and a little pond on the other. I went out playing with my camera for part of the time while my husband was playing with his radio. Field Day is a big annual event in which hams 'go mobile', setting up self-contained stations in the field -- part contest (make as many contacts as you can), part emergency preparedness drill, and part party.

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