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robertsprackland

Date

June 20, 2015 03:52 PM EDT

Description

Observed several of these pollinators on flowers at nursery.

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Scarabs Family Scarabaeidae

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robertsprackland

Date

June 19, 2015 03:53 PM EDT

Description

8 mm beetle landed on my knee, so I took a photo. Looks like some sort of carpet beetle. Day was clear, sunny, and hot.

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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robertsprackland

Date

June 19, 2015 06:02 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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5) This same pair flew into a tree overhanging the creek where the signaling and pickup took place. It took several seconds for the pair to struggle into copultory position.

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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robertsprackland

Date

June 19, 2015 05:48 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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4) The grab: male flies to receptive female, positions parallel to her, and flies her away to a place to mate. These three sequence shots are frame grabs from a Sony video recorder, and represent 0.3 sec.

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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robertsprackland

Date

June 19, 2015 06:03 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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6) Mating taking place.

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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robertsprackland

Date

June 19, 2015 05:49 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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3) The grab: male flies to receptive female, positions parallel to her, and flies her away to a place to mate. These three sequence shots are frame grabs from a Sony video recorder, and represent 0.3 sec.

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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robertsprackland

Date

May 26, 2015 04:42 PM EDT

Place

lorton, VA (Google, OSM)

Description

MATING SEQUENCE: 1) Males and females open and rapidly close their wings as what I interpret as a ready-to-mate signal. Male shown is on grass over shallow, swift-running creak about 40mm at deepest point. Ambient air temperature 32.2 C, skies clear and very sunny.

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

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robertsprackland

Date

June 19, 2015 05:47 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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2) The grab: male flies to receptive female, positions parallel to her, and flies her away to a place to mate. These three sequence shots are frame grabs from a Sony video recorder, and represent 0.3 sec.

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robertsprackland

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June 19, 2015 05:47 PM EDT

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robertsprackland

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June 5, 2015 03:37 PM EDT

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robertsprackland

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June 15, 2015 03:49 PM EDT

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robertsprackland

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the past

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Mertens's Water Monitor Varanus mertensi

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robertsprackland

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the past

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Meller's Chameleon Trioceros melleri

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Great Plains Skink Plestiodon obsoletus

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robertsprackland

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the past

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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A turtle of SE Asian origin...

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Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

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robertsprackland

Date

March 14, 1996

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Boelen’s python Morelia boeleni

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Green Iguana Iguana iguana

Observer

robertsprackland

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Green Iguana Iguana iguana

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robertsprackland

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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"Red" iguanas (actually rust to orange) have become common in petshops in the U.S. Once more the extraordinary diversity seen in this "species" makes me wonder when someone will do a systematic study and demonstrate that there are several species of "common" iguanas.

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

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robertsprackland

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the past

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robertsprackland

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the past

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Collected in Thailand (so I was informed), but likely Vietnam.

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Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris

Observer

robertsprackland

Date

the past

Description

In the company of one Dick "Shutterbug" Bartlett, photographer extraordinaire!

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Green and Black Dart-poison Frog Dendrobates auratus

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robertsprackland

Date

the past

Description

Non-native species, brought TO Hawaii FROM Central America.

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Seen at a Herp Expo in 2011.

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robertsprackland

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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robertsprackland

Date

the past

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Yellow-eyed Treefrog

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What

Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

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robertsprackland

Date

May 9, 1990
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