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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 09:11 PM EDT

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ID courtesy of user Dolichopeza. Identifying the species, that is -- I had a pretty good idea of what the behavior was. :-)

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anita363

Date

May 7, 2010 09:42 PM EDT

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Probably Tipula trivittata -- right subgenus, in any case. Good detail; best viewed large.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:53 PM EDT

Description

The sharp orange and black plant bug I think is Lopidea sp. Plus maybe a Ground Beetle of some kind?, and some shiny little beetles (to use the technical term :-) ) ID help welcome. Came to a mercury vapor lamp around moist deciduous woods near a pond.

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Scarlet Plant Bugs Genus Lopidea

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:53 PM EDT

Description

The sharp orange and black plant bug I think is Lopidea sp. Plus maybe a Ground Beetle of some kind?, and some shiny little beetles (to use the technical term :-) ) ID help welcome. Came to a mercury vapor lamp around moist deciduous woods near a pond.

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Decorated Owlet Pangrapta decoralis

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 10:27 PM EDT

Description

Originally IDed as Metarranthis refractaria, but I think this is a better match.

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Uhler's Wood Cockroach Parcoblatta uhleriana

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:33 PM EDT

Description

Moist deciduous woods. Adult female.

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Owlet Moths and Allies Superfamily Noctuoidea

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 11:44 PM EDT

Description

Looking for ID on caterpillar and/or host(?) plant (question mark because I didn't observe it actually eating this plant, so maybe it's just looking for a place to pupate). 3 cm long. Good detail; view large (left uncropped to show the plant.)

Somewhat resembles Panopoda cat pics on BugGuide, & we observed adults of 2 different Panopoda sp.that night: P. rufimargo (Red-lined P.; 3 individuals) & P. carneicosta (Brown P.).

Small (~4') understory shrub in moist deciduous woods. I have a (crummy) growth habit shot I could post, but not sure it'd tell you any more than that. :-)

Side view below. www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/4794728037 shows detail of the hind end with the fake eyespots.

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Cloaked Marvel Chytonix palliatricula

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:48 PM EDT

Description

as dark as C. sensilis, but unlikely to be sensilis on the basis of flight date (see bugguide.net/node/view/3867#544942). However, there seems to be some controversy over these ...

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Green Cutworm Moth Anicla infecta

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anita363

Date

October 26, 2010 08:50 PM EDT

Description

Pupa found in the top layer of soil 10/2 while weeding the so-called lawn; adult hatched 10/25 or thereabouts. 20 mm long.

Adult: above
Pupa dorsal: www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/5138625330/
Pupa lateral: www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/5138626174/

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Yellow-striped Armyworm Spodoptera ornithogalli

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anita363

Date

September 26, 2010 12:16 PM EDT

Description

Found in the top layer of soil 9/26 while weeding the so-called lawn. Hatched 5 days later. Length 18.5 mm.

Pupa dorsal: above
Pupa lateral: www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/5133544731/
Adult & exuviae: www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/5133547323/

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Smeared Dagger Moth Acronicta oblinita

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anita363

Date

May 7, 2010 09:07 PM EDT

Description

29 mm long

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The Hebrew Polygrammate hebraeicum

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anita363

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July 30, 2010 10:44 PM EDT

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Green Leuconycta Moth Leuconycta diphteroides

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 08:54 PM EDT

Description

form obliterata; 15 mm long. Despite the name, not a very green individual!

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Genus Nola

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:51 PM EDT

Description

931135 – 8995 – Nola ovilla, or 931136 – 8996 – Nola clethrae? Flight time seems intermediate, comparing to the few records on BugGuide. Oaks certainly present here; not sure about Sweet Pepperbush. 1 of 2 seen.

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False Underwing Moth Allotria elonympha

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 10:55 PM EDT

Description

20 mm long, head to wing baseline.

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Horrid Zale Zale horrida

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 11:43 PM EDT

Description

Best estimate 46 mm across, but could be off a bit. "Horrida" meaning bristly or prickly, & may refer to the collar.

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False Underwing Moth Allotria elonympha

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anita363

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July 30, 2010 10:10 PM EDT

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Red-lined Panopoda Panopoda rufimargo

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:51 PM EDT

Description

Also perches in a delta shape (more tightly folded) sometimes, but posting this one to show the hindwings. One of at least 3; also comes in another form (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/4792353510/) with a black dot instead of the pale, outlined reniform spot.

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Red-lined Panopoda Panopoda rufimargo

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 10:32 PM EDT

Description

One of at least 3. This one is the form with the dark circle instead of the other form (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/4780875593) with the pale, outlined reniform spot.

ID help on the bonus bugs welcome.

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Brown Panopoda Moth Panopoda carneicosta

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anita363

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June 25, 2010 10:42 PM EDT

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Common Fungus Moth Metalectra discalis

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 10:24 PM EDT

Description

Bob Patterson ID'ed Rich Wolfert's photo of this one on BugGuide as probably M. discalis.
Darned if I can tell discalis from quadrisignata -- for every supposed diagnostic characteristic in Covell or at BugGuide, there seem to be as many counterexamples as examples. My guess is that as it wears, the very darkest portion of the dark median band remains, looking like the narrower connection on a fresh quadrisignata.

25 mm across.

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Black-patched Graylet Moth Hyperstrotia secta

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 10:16 PM EDT

Description

10 mm long. Came to mercury vapor lamp; park with a good-sized tract of moist deciduous woods near a large pond

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Decorated Owlet Pangrapta decoralis

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 09:46 PM EDT

Description

16 mm across. Originally IDed as Metarranthis refractaria, but I think this is a better match..Saw several similar moths this night, in various states of (dis)repair.

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Gray-edged Snout Hypena madefactalis

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anita363

Date

May 7, 2010 09:43 PM EDT

Description

male; 19 mm across

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Baltimore Snout Moth Hypena baltimoralis

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 10:50 PM EDT

Description

Sorry about the green reflections on the left side. This is a very dark individual (it looked black in the unprocessed photo, I actually had to push the fill light quite a bit to see the markings at all), but I think the ID is in fact right (comments welcome). Rich Wolfert has had a couple like this at his home in East Brunswick this year, too. Maybe we've got a little pocket of melanistic individuals in the area?

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Baltimore Snout Moth Hypena baltimoralis

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 10:57 PM EDT

Description

These sit with wings folded in a delta shape, but caught one on the move here, showing the body & hindwing.

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Spotted Grass Moth Rivula propinqualis

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anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 10:01 PM EDT

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Glossy Black Idia Idia lubricalis

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:35 PM EDT

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Rotund Idia Moth Idia rotundalis

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 11:21 PM EDT

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or maybe I. julia? I think this has the darker color & blunter angle between PM line & costa. And it has very little of the white outlining along the postmedian line & where the lines meet the costa.

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Ambiguous Moth Lascoria ambigualis

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 11:21 PM EDT

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