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What

Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

Observer

anita363

Date

July 13, 2014 05:25 PM EDT

Description

Not a great shot, but only the 2nd time I've seen this large and showy species, & the 1st time I've gotten pics.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 14, 2014 08:03 AM EDT

Description

8.0 mm. ID'ed on BugGuide; I'm clueless. Found indoors.

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What

Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth Anageshna primordialis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:25 PM EDT

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What

Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata

Observer

anita363

Date

June 2, 2014 09:40 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

June 2, 2014 10:02 PM EDT

Description

9.0 mm

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What

Variegated Midget Elaphria versicolor

Observer

anita363

Date

June 2, 2014 10:50 PM EDT

Description

A very dark example

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What

Yellow Woodsorrel Oxalis stricta

Observer

anita363

Date

June 3, 2014 09:32 AM EDT

Description

Anybody know what's behind this? The leaves are losing their chlorophyll, turning white & sometimes purple. Have seen this occasionally in this species, but no idea why. Growing in the backyard, June, open shade.

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What

SEDSAR Sedum sarmentosum

Observer

anita363

Date

June 1, 2014 08:55 AM EDT

Description

A small weedy thing growing around the neighborhood. It's introduced -- probably recently, as it's not in Newcomb's.

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What

Fall Cankerworm Moth Alsophila pometaria

Observer

anita363

Date

May 17, 2014 09:33 AM EDT

Description

Hallelujah: I managed to ID a caterpillar. Hostplant was boxelder (Acer negundo), length 17 mm. This, although photographed in spring, turns out to be a Fall Cankerworm (dark form, less common). They are a cool-season species that feeds in spring, pupates/estivates over the summer, and emerges as an adult in fall/winter to reproduce. We just had adults flying here in mid-December.

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What

maple-leaf viburnum Viburnum acerifolium

Observer

anita363

Date

May 26, 2014 02:49 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Broad-leaved Dock Rumex obtusifolius

Observer

srall

Date

January 25, 2015

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 22, 2014 06:11 PM EDT

Description

IDed via a Google search on "orange fly green eyes". 14 mm body length.

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What

Braconid Wasps Family Braconidae

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 11:32 PM EDT

Description

4.7 mm, not counting ovipositor.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 09:31 PM EDT

Description

Body 7.1 mm, not counting ovipositor. ID confirmed by Ross Hill.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:02 PM EDT

Description

14 mm. Thought this was an ichneumonid, but the abdomen shape just didn't look right -- rounded & with that extra constriction you see in stinging wasps. It turns out to be a lookalike in the Vespoidea.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:07 PM EDT

Description

5.5 mm. ID confirmed by Ross Hill.

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Observer

anita363

Date

November 8, 2014 09:33 AM EST

Description

Ruby-crowned Kinglet playing peekaboo in our cutleaf maple.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

vilseskog

Date

August 5, 2014

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What

Sharp-leaved Fluellin Kickxia elatine

Observer

vilseskog

Date

September 10, 2014 10:09 AM EDT

Description

Plants of New Jersey. Flora of Rutgers Campus. Weed by the CDL building.

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What

Bog Yellowcress Rorippa palustris

Observer

vilseskog

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

Weed growing out of a planter. Spontaneous plant, not cultivated.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

vilseskog

Date

September 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anita363

Date

August 5, 2014 07:30 PM EDT

Description

20.5 mm. Found in a wood chip pile. Sorry, not very good shots -- didn't have my flash diffuser.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 09:54 PM EDT

Description

7.4 mm

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Pill-bug Armadillidium vulgare

Observer

anita363

Date

August 8, 2014 09:46 AM EDT

Description

13 mm long.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 11:45 PM EDT

Description

At 1.5 mm, my smallest bug posting yet. IDed on BugGuide (as usual with beetles, I spent way too much time looking for it, then finally gave up & left if for the experts).

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 5, 2014 07:44 PM EDT

Description

By some miracle I managed to ID this rove beetle: looks like a match for Platydracus cinnamopterus, rufous morph. 12.7 mm. Found in a mulch pile. Held its tail up in the air at 90 degrees when disturbed. Sorry, not a great shot.

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What

Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica

Observer

macropod

Date

August 29, 2014 02:10 PM EDT

Description

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Juniper Stink Bug Banasa euchlora

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:07 PM EDT

Description

10 mm

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What

Dustywings Family Coniopterygidae

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 09:40 PM EDT

Description

Dustywing: family Coniopterygidae, order Neuroptera; related to the lacewings. This tiny little thing (2.3 mm) landed on me at the bug light. I was totally clueless on this one. Finally, a BugGuide search on "tiny winged" turned up a single match.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anita363

Date

August 3, 2014 12:42 PM EDT

Description

Think these are banded killifish, Fundulus diaphanus. ~10 cm long. Shoaling in a shallow creekbed just off the Raritan Estuary. Very skittish -- the slightest move on the bank above & they went dashing off in all directions.