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anita363

Date

June 7, 2011 09:29 PM EDT

Description

The hitchhikers were actively crawling around on the surface of this small (4.6 mm) dung beetle, Aphodius rusicola. At a mercury vapor lamp, suburban NJ. They are apparently phoretic mites (using the beetle as transportation but not feeding on it), perhaps Macrochelidae.

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Observer

anita363

Date

June 7, 2011 09:29 PM EDT

Description

The hitchhikers were actively crawling around on the surface of this small (4.6 mm) dung beetle, Aphodius rusicola. At a mercury vapor lamp, suburban NJ. They are apparently phoretic mites (using the beetle as transportation but not feeding on it), perhaps Macrochelidae.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 26, 2011 09:51 PM EDT

Description

"Honey, there's a big wasp caught in a spiderweb in the kitchen. I better kill it before it gets loose. Do you want pics first?"

Well, turns out it wasn't a wasp, it was a huge (2.8 cm) wasp-mimic fly -- a Mydas Fly, Mydas tibialis. And it wasn't getting loose. The fly would start struggling & the spider would retreat, but it kept coming back. It went after joints in the fly's appendages to find a chink in the armor and inject its venom. Here you can see it latched onto an antenna; it also used the legs.

Spider: Therediidae? ID help needed

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What

Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

Observer

anita363

Date

February 1, 2011 09:53 AM EST

Description

ID help needed.

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What

Obtuse Yellow Azenia obtusa

Observer

anita363

Date

June 7, 2011 10:06 PM EDT

Description

13 mm long

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What

Yellow-striped Armyworm Spodoptera ornithogalli

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2011 08:23 AM EDT

Description

Found in the lawn. 24 mm long.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:35 PM EDT

Description

15 mm long

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What

Rotund Idia Moth Idia rotundalis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:43 PM EDT

Description

or maybe I. julia? I think this has the darker color & blunter angle between PM line & costa. And it has none of the white outlining along the postmedian line, & not much where the lines meet the costa.

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What

Discolored Renia Moth Renia discoloralis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 09:35 PM EDT

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What

Virginia Tiger Moth Spilosoma virginica

Observer

anita363

Date

May 28, 2011 10:33 AM EDT

Description

Found resting in the grass in my lawn during the daytime. I went to carefully clear the grass blades from around it so I could get a shot, & it climbed onto my hand instead.

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What

Common Pug Eupithecia miserulata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:28 PM EDT

Description

Tentative; not sure if these can be called to species level. Bonus bugs: a braconid wasp & a little leafhopper -- Typhlocybinae, maybe Erythroneura or Eratoneura or thereabouts

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What

Packard's wave Cyclophora packardi

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:48 PM EDT

Description

23 mm across. With some unidentified little gelechioid thing

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What

red-bordered emerald Nemoria lixaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:58 PM EDT

Description

27 mm across

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What

Hollow-spotted Plagodis Plagodis alcoolaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 09:03 PM EDT

Description

16 mm nose to wingtip

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What

Oak Besma Besma quercivoraria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 09:09 PM EDT

Description

35 mm across

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What

Common Angle Macaria aemulataria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 09:24 PM EDT

Description

24 mm across

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What

White spring moth Lomographa vestaliata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:53 PM EDT

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What

Large Maple Spanworm Prochoerodes lineola

Observer

anita363

Date

September 10, 2011 08:01 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 10, 2011 08:24 PM EDT

Description

12.3 mm long, incl palps. Probably Agriphila ruricolella. Too worn to be certain, & wingspan works out to 20 mm, exactly at the overlap between that and A. vulgivagella. But the yellower color is more consistent with rurucolella, as are the darker smudges (which look like remnants of the postmedian & subterminal line darkening).

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What

Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth Anageshna primordialis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 07:56 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

June 17, 2011 08:38 PM EDT

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What

Spotted Peppergrass Moth Eustixia pupula

Observer

anita363

Date

June 7, 2011 09:16 PM EDT

Description

9 mm long

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What

Waterlily Leafcutter Elophila obliteralis

Observer

anita363

Date

September 10, 2011 08:36 PM EDT

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What

Pondside Pyralid Moth Elophila icciusalis

Observer

anita363

Date

September 10, 2011 08:12 PM EDT

Description

This gorgeous little pyraloid was definitely the moth of the night.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 08:51 PM EDT

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What

Sparganothis Fruitworm Sparganothis sulfureana

Observer

anita363

Date

July 12, 2011 09:12 PM EDT

Description

Not 100% certain, but looks like a match.

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What

Bidens Borer Epiblema otiosana

Observer

anita363

Date

September 10, 2011 08:40 PM EDT

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What

Basswood Olethreutes Olethreutes tilianum

Observer

anita363

Date

July 22, 2011 09:23 PM EDT

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What

Palmerworm Moth Dichomeris ligulella

Observer

anita363

Date

September 10, 2011 08:08 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

June 7, 2011 10:08 PM EDT

Description

8.7 mm

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