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Willows Genus Salix

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srall

Date

April 9, 2014

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daffodils Genus Narcissus

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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Glory-of-the-snow Scilla forbesii

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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Japanese yew Taxus cuspidata

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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atlas cedar Cedrus atlantica

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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Red Maple Acer rubrum

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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hazels Genus Corylus

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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siberian squill Othocallis siberica

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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Cornelian cherry dogwood Cornus mas

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srall

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April 9, 2014

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Brown Lacewings Family Hemerobiidae

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anita363

Date

October 6, 2007 09:01 PM EDT

Description

5.2 mm. Sympherobius? Mercury vapor lamp, suburban backyard.

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anita363

Date

October 6, 2007 06:40 PM EDT

Description

I think the yellow dorsal stripe is supposed to be diagnostic. Mercury vapor lamp, suburban backyard.

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anita363

Date

June 11, 2007 06:04 PM EDT

Description

Chrysopilus quadratus, I believe -- a snipe fly. Not a great shot, but good enough for ID.

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anita363

Date

July 26, 2011 09:51 PM EDT

Description

"Honey, there's a big wasp caught in a spiderweb in the kitchen. I better kill it before it gets loose. Do you want pics first?"

Well, turns out it wasn't a wasp, it was a huge (2.8 cm) wasp-mimic fly -- a Mydas Fly, Mydas tibialis. And it wasn't getting loose. The fly would start struggling & the spider would retreat, but it kept coming back. It went after joints in the fly's appendages to find a chink in the armor and inject its venom. Here you can see it latched onto an antenna; it also used the legs.

Spider: Therediidae? ID help needed

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anita363

Date

June 23, 2007 08:21 AM EDT

Description

Delphinia picta. A type of picture-winged fly (family Ulidiidae), 7 mm long. I had absolutely no clue what this was (other than some sort of fly). And a text search on likely keywords didn't get me anywhere. I finally ID'ed it by sitting on the BugGuide.net main page for Diptera and hitting 'refresh' until one of the random thumbnails popped up with something vaguely similar, then 'walking the tree' from there -- went up to the superfamily containing the hit, clicked on the Images tab, and paged through thumbnails until I saw my guy. Will have to remember that trick. Maybe it will work on some of the many spiders I have yet to ID.

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anita363

Date

October 6, 2007 06:37 PM EDT

Description

Delphinia picta

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:53 PM EDT

Description

The sharp orange and black plant bug I think is Lopidea sp. Plus maybe a Ground Beetle of some kind?, and some shiny little beetles (to use the technical term :-) ) ID help welcome. Came to a mercury vapor lamp around moist deciduous woods near a pond.

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anita363

Date

August 2, 2007 10:32 PM EDT

Description

11 mm long. Cydia?

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anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:53 PM EDT

Description

The sharp orange and black plant bug I think is Lopidea sp. Plus maybe a Ground Beetle of some kind?, and some shiny little beetles (to use the technical term :-) ) ID help welcome. Came to a mercury vapor lamp around moist deciduous woods near a pond.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

anita363

Date

July 27, 2013 10:14 PM EDT

Description

Unidentified. 5.8 mm.

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Genus Zale

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anita363

Date

September 2, 2009 08:26 PM EDT

Description

51 mm across. ID help welcome! I'm going in circles between Z. lunata, Z. minerea, etc...

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Decorated Owlet Pangrapta decoralis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 30, 2010 10:27 PM EDT

Description

Originally IDed as Metarranthis refractaria, but I think this is a better match.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 26, 2006 10:05 PM EDT

Description

Check out those cool antennae! But no idea what this is -- help!

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Cockroaches and Termites Order Blattodea

Observer

anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 09:33 PM EDT

Description

ID help needed. Moist deciduous woods.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 27, 2013 10:08 PM EDT

Description

3207.97 Epiblema?? 3041 Eucosma comatulana??

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Curved-horn Moths Superfamily Gelechioidea

Observer

anita363

Date

October 8, 2007 09:27 PM EDT

Description

2052 – Frumenta Moth – Frumenta nundinella?
2099 – Boxelder Leafworm Moth – Chionodes obscurusella? We do have a boxelder tree nearby.

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Curved-horn Moths Superfamily Gelechioidea

Observer

anita363

Date

June 12, 2008 09:26 PM EDT

Description

5.5 mm. I thought:
1809 Coleotechnites Flower Moth, Coleotechnites florae?
1828 Coleotechnites quercivorella?

But Bob Patterson says several possibilities in Gelechioidea.

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anita363

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May 6, 2006 05:13 PM EDT

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Owlet Moths Superfamily Noctuoidea

Observer

anita363

Date

June 25, 2010 11:44 PM EDT

Description

Looking for ID on caterpillar and/or host(?) plant (question mark because I didn't observe it actually eating this plant, so maybe it's just looking for a place to pupate). 3 cm long. Good detail; view large (left uncropped to show the plant.)

Somewhat resembles Panopoda cat pics on BugGuide, & we observed adults of 2 different Panopoda sp.that night: P. rufimargo (Red-lined P.; 3 individuals) & P. carneicosta (Brown P.).

Small (~4') understory shrub in moist deciduous woods. I have a (crummy) growth habit shot I could post, but not sure it'd tell you any more than that. :-)

Side view below. www.flickr.com/photos/anitagould/4794728037 shows detail of the hind end with the fake eyespots.