Cute little fellers, even if one of the little so-and-sos did get my butternut squash last year.
Scuddieria nymphs, I believe. Bodies ~5 mm long.
2 cm long
This Roughtail Rock Agama posed long enough for me to get a couple of shots. It was only a couple of meters away. The large black (black-and-white, actually) object is a turd that it has just deposited. I know this because I happened to catch it emerging in my 1st shot, but I thought I'd spare you that one.
Pretty sure of ID; looks right, & I brute-forced all Lacertidae in Turkey & this was one of very few in range and only one even remotely close in appearance.
A very dark individual, but pretty sure it's the same species.
Lacertidae, I think probably Ophisops elegans.
Eastern Tailed Blues puddling for minerals or other nutrients.
Addition not only to the lifelist, but to the copulation list! 3x in the 20 min or so that we watched. For much of the time the female was perched and would call to the male as he returned from hunting sorties with a treat for her. Sometimes after he fed her they would mate.
Geotagged, as this location has been widely publicized, and the birds (and Mississippi Kites in general) don't seem to mind their admirers -- in fact, they chose to nest right next to the visitor center parking lot.
eBird username: Anita Gould
On our hotel rooftop breakfast terrace, looking for a handout.
My husband spotted this. No idea how long it's been there! The car only gets driven once a week or so. Could be this year's, could be from before I bought the car in '04. Seems to be abandoned, at any rate.
This turns out to be a sp. from Japan recently introduced to NY. This is the 1st record on BugGuide from NJ.
4.5 mm long. On Dogbane, which had some aphids.
A volunteer -- no lights, no bait, just found in broad daylight sitting in a conspicuous location on the outside of the house.
32 mm snout to wingtip.
ID? On a rotting log, open 2nd-growth deciduous woods. Big one is 1.7 cm across.
Looks like some sort of hopper nymph; ID help needed. ~5 mm. On Common Milkweed, woodland margin.
Aha! BugGuide search on "leafhopper nymph" suggested that that was the right hopper ballpark, then "leafhopper milkweed" turned up a palpable hit: http://bugguide.net/node/view/482317. Posted mine to BugGuide; ID confirmed by Andy Hamilton.