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Admirable Grasshopper Syrbula admirabilis

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Date

August 9, 2012

Description

Female, dark form

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Mottled Sand Grasshopper Spharagemon collare

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Date

August 18, 2012

Description

Label data:
USA: ILLINOIS: Will Co.
Braidwood Dunes & Savanna
1.5 km SE Braidwood on IL-113
sand prairie on S side of prsv
41.249525°N, 88.200725°W
18.viii.2012, S.W. Heads

Sample # 1045
Specimen # BRD10137
Illinois Natural History Survey

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What

Admirable Grasshopper Syrbula admirabilis

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Date

August 18, 2012

Description

Pale form female

Label data:
USA: ILLINOIS: Will Co.
Braidwood Dunes & Savanna
1.5 km SE Braidwood on IL-113
sand prairie on S side of prsv
41.249525°N, 88.200725°W
18.viii.2012, S.W. Heads

Sample # 1045
Specimen # BRD10138
Illinois Natural History Survey

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Snakeweed grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

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Date

August 18, 2012

Description

Label data:
USA: ILLINOIS: Will Co.
Braidwood Dunes & Savanna
1.5 km SE Braidwood on IL-113
sand prairie on S side of prsv
41.249525°N, 88.200725°W
18.viii.2012, S.W. Heads

Sample # 1045
Specimen # BRD10140
Illinois Natural History Survey

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Date

August 23, 2012

Description

Found among leaf litter along the wooded banks of McCullough Creek at Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, Illinois.

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furrow orbweaver Larinioides cornutus

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Date

August 30, 2012

Description

Male, found at night in a prairie remnant nr Wade Creek, Nachusa Grasslands.

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Chinese Mantis Tenodera sinensis

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Date

September 28, 2012

Description

Female found on UIUC Research Park feeding on gravid female differential grasshopper. The mantis was kept in the laboratory and produced an ootheca on 18 October 2012.

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Wheel Bug Arilus cristatus

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Date

October 24, 2012

Description

On sidewalk near Evers Building on the research park at the University of Illinois.

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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Date

October 14, 2012

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Growing on an elm stump.

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Fall Field Cricket Gryllus pennsylvanicus

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Date

September 6, 2012

Description

A mature female found on a grassy man-made earthen bank on W side of Evers Building, UIUC research park.

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Escarabajo de hongo Megalodacne fasciata

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Date

August 27, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found at night on garage wall.

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Differential Grasshopper Melanoplus differentialis

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Date

August 4, 2012

Description

Male found in grassy, "no-mow" zone on the research park at UIUC.

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Carolina grasshopper Dissosteira carolina

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Date

August 4, 2012

Description

Found amidst grass in a "no-mow" zone on the research park at UIUC.

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Straight-lanced Katydid Conocephalus strictus

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Date

August 30, 2012

Description

A female Conocephalus strictus found on tall herbaceous vegetation in a prairie remnant at Nachusa Grasslands, nr Franklin Grove, IL.

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Black-legged Meadow Katydid Orchelimum nigripes

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Date

August 23, 2012

Description

Male black-legged meadow katydid (Orchelimum nigripes) found on tall forbs at Meadowbrook Park prairie restoration.

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Peck's Skipper Polites peckius

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Date

August 23, 2012

Description

Polites peckius (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) or "Peck's skipper", nectaring from the flower head of a pasture thistle (Cirsium discolor) at Meadowbrook Park prairie restoration, Urbana, IL.

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Brown Snake Storeria dekayi

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Date

June 14, 2012

Description

Poor quality cell phone photographs of a juvenile Dekay's brownsnake found along a rough trail through a fen.

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pale purple coneflower Echinacea pallida

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Date

June 14, 2012

Description

On the prairie at Nachusa Grasslands.

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Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta ssp. marginata

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Date

June 13, 2012

Description

Female laying eggs amongst low herbaceous vegetation near Bivin's Pond, Nachusa Grasslands.

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Australian cockroach Periplaneta australasiae

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Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Found indoors. This was the only shot I managed to get of this roach before it ran away; the focus is somewhat soft but it's clearly P. australasiae.

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Date

April 4, 2012

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Description

At base of oak tree.

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Date

March 21, 2012

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Description

Nest in soil beneath old bricks.

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Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus

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Date

March 29, 2012

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Description

Not the best photographs I'm afraid.

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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Date

May 26, 2012

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Description

This male is tending a nest with two chicks.

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Date

April 26, 2012

Description

Attracted to lights.

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Cane Toad Rhinella marina

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Date

April 30, 2012

Description

In secondary forest approx. 20 m NE of Southern Highway.

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Date

April 24, 2012

Description

Jupoata rufipennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Attracted to lights.

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Black Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura similis

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Date

May 11, 2012

Description

Juvenile, found frequenting human habitations near the beach. Habitat characterized by sandy soils with palms and low herbaceous vegetation.

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