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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

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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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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.

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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.

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What

Raccoons Genus Procyon

Observer

abarker

Date

August 15, 2014 12:57 AM EDT

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What

Double-humped Pococera Moth Pococera expandens

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 11:28 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:38 PM EDT

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What

Japanese Leafhopper Orientus ishidae

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:20 PM EDT

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What

Asiatic oak weevil Cyrtepistomus castaneus

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:13 PM EDT

Description

Was very proud that I managed to ID this one myself. Usually I have to go crawling to the experts on BugGuide for help with beetles.

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What

Black-smudged Chionodes Moth Chionodes mediofuscella

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 10:18 PM EDT

Description

Much darker than average for this species (exposure is pretty true in this shot), but pretty sure that's what it is. 6.8 mm long.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 11:49 PM EDT

Description

Only 4.0 mm long. NJ record on BugGuide.

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What

Little Black Caddis Genus Chimarra

Observer

anita363

Date

August 7, 2014 11:33 PM EDT

Description

7.4 mm. NJ record on BugGuide.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 1, 2014 09:45 AM EDT

Description

Mottled pink noctuid caterpillar with black spiracles & white tubercules, sparsely hairy. Found on wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius), though not directly observed eating it. Mixed 2nd-growth deciduous canopy above; can post a couple of shots for tree ID if relevant. The Balabans think probably Heliothinae.

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What

Water Boatmen Family Corixidae

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:26 PM EDT

Description

Mercury vapor lamp near a pond towards dusk.

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What

Yellow-dusted Cream Cabera erythemaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:34 PM EDT

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What

Waterlily Borer Moth Elophila gyralis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:35 PM EDT

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What

White spring moth Lomographa vestaliata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:39 PM EDT

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What

red-bordered emerald Nemoria lixaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:34 PM EDT

Description

28 mm across

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What

Oblique Heterocampa Moth Heterocampa obliqua

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:37 PM EDT

Description

26 mm long

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:38 PM EDT

Description

A predatory fungus gnat. Check out those antennae!

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What

Rosy Maple Moth Dryocampa rubicunda

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:44 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:25 PM EDT

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What

Horrid Zale Zale horrida

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:58 PM EDT

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What

White-marked Tussock Moth Orgyia leucostigma

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:23 PM EDT

Description

15 mm long. Almost no white marks on this one, just a few scales, but pretty sure that's what it is.

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What

Cenopis diluticostana Genus Cenopis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:39 PM EDT