The cicada was lying dead along the road down to the Anacostia River. It was facing with its feet up in the air and did not appear damaged in any way, other than being dead.
Growing along the banks of the trail that led in the National Arboretum from the main area to the trees along the Anacostia River. It was covering a large portion of the ground vegetation and going so far as to begin encroaching on the trail.
The crowned slug moth caterpillar was found on the leaf of a White Oak. It was found on the underside of the leaf.
There were many milkweed plants along the path leading near the Colosseum-esque structure. The plants appeared healthy and had pods present but the seeds had not yet dropped yet.
There was an area of woods in the National Arboretum that had a mix of tree species. One of the trees quite present was Quercus alba.
The leaves are
- slightly shine
- one main vain
- many rounded lobes
- leaves grow alternately
- red body
- black legs
- 6 legs
- one main vain
- currently is green but color will change
- wavy edges
-tapers towards stem
- ~0.6 cm
- black head
- black and white striped body
- black head white body
- ~ 0.8 cm
Medium sized tree growing near river banks. Leaves are simple and lobed, dark green on top and slightly paler green on bottom. Branches sprouted from near the base of the trunk.
Definitely a pedestrian hazard near the sidewalk.
Grooming itself in the sun.
Very small insect found on the leaf of a Mongolian Oak. Only a few mm in length, wings appear to almost completely cover it's back. Wings are rectangular and translucent with brown patterns and body is light brown in color. Picture taken from: http://plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/oak-lace-bug-symptoms-have-bark-but-they-have-little-bite/
Two individuals of similar size walking down the alley.
Found on a Mongolian Oak in the National Arboretum. Insect has an elongated, stick like brown body with four yellow legs. It's immediate reaction to a potential threat was to remain perfectly still
Small fly with large, colorful (primarily orange with spots of green and blue) eyes and sparse hairs covering the body. Body has a reflective quality with an orange tint.
Rounded, lobed leaves. The particular lead was taken off of a very young tree, it also shows several signs of top mines.
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