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What

Poison Ivy Toxicodendron radicans

Observer

vilseskog

Date

October 3, 2011 01:21 PM EDT

Description

Seen on Rutgers University, Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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What

Mile-a-minute-weed Polygonum perfoliatum

Observer

vilseskog

Date

October 5, 2011 04:08 PM EDT

Description

Seen on Rutgers University, Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Near Weston Mill Pond, wetland in Rutgers Gardens.

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What

Oyster Mushroom Genus Pleurotus

Observer

vilseskog

Date

May 19, 2011 07:36 AM EDT

Description

The whole fungus was ca. 40 cm in diameter. New Brunswick, NJ, USA. The maple tree it grew on is now dead and gone (2015).

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:21 PM EDT

Description

4.4 mm

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What

Nut and Acorn Weevils Genus Curculio

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 10:06 PM EDT

Description

6.6 mm

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What

Toothed Brown Carpet Moth Xanthorhoe lacustrata

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 10:35 PM EDT

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What

Wedgling Moth Galgula partita

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 10:16 PM EDT

Description

A very dark female, 12 mm long

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What

Mosca esponja Climacia areolaris

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:07 PM EDT

Description

Sorry I didn't get a better angle on this gorgeous little creature, though it wasn't for lack of trying. NJ record on BugGuide. 6.2 mm long.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 09:24 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:02 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 09:34 PM EDT

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What

Green Mantidfly Zeugomantispa minuta

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 09:26 PM EDT

Description

Green lacewing (matches Chrysopa quadripunctata) & green mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta). Lacewing body length 12 mm.

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What

Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:28 PM EDT

Description

Hesperomyces virescens, first reported from this species in 2004 (www.jstor.org/stable/25086200?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents). Despite the nasty appearance (some infestations are much worse), the parasite apparently doesn't do much harm to the beetle. Had 2 ladybugs at my vapor lamp this night, both infected.

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Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 09:26 PM EDT

Description

Green lacewing (matches Chrysopa quadripunctata) & green mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta). Lacewing body length 12 mm.

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What

Green Beetle Hanger Hesperomyces virescens

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:28 PM EDT

Description

Hesperomyces virescens, first reported from this species in 2004 (www.jstor.org/stable/25086200?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents). Despite the nasty appearance (some infestations are much worse), the parasite apparently doesn't do much harm to the beetle. Had 2 ladybugs at my vapor lamp this night, both infected.

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What

Oldwife Underwing Catocala palaeogama

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 09:44 PM EDT

Description

#3 of the 5 underwings, of 2 sp., that came to my mercury vapor lamp on a single night. (Bizarrely, there wasn’t much of anything else.) Also had one land briefly on a 2nd-floor screen during broad daylight the following day. (No, no vapor lamp left on overnight to keep them around.)

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What

Oldwife Underwing Catocala palaeogama

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:24 PM EDT

Description

#1 of the 5 underwings, of 2 sp., that came to my mercury vapor lamp on a single night. (Bizarrely, there wasn’t much of anything else.) Also had one land briefly on a 2nd-floor screen during broad daylight the following day. (No, no vapor lamp left on overnight to keep them around.)

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What

The Bride Catocala neogama

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 10:01 PM EDT

Description

#4 of the 5 underwings, of 2 sp., that came to my mercury vapor lamp on a single night. (Bizarrely, there wasn’t much of anything else.) Also had one land briefly on a 2nd-floor screen during broad daylight the following day. (No, no vapor lamp left on overnight to keep them around.)

largest; head to FW tip 49 mm

Photos / Sounds

What

The Bride Catocala neogama

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 09:54 PM EDT

Description

#5 of the 5 underwings, of 2 sp., that came to my mercury vapor lamp on a single night. (Bizarrely, there wasn’t much of anything else.) Also had one land briefly on a 2nd-floor screen during broad daylight the following day. (No, no vapor lamp left on overnight to keep them around.)

head to FW tip 45 mm

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What

The Bride Catocala neogama

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 10:35 PM EDT

Description

#2 of the 5 underwings, of 2 sp., that came to my mercury vapor lamp on a single night. (Bizarrely, there wasn’t much of anything else.) Also had one land briefly on a 2nd-floor screen during broad daylight the following day. (No, no vapor lamp left on overnight to keep them around.)

head to FW tip 45 mm, FW length 38, wingspan ~78

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What

Red-headed Bush Cricket Phyllopalpus pulchellus

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 02:31 PM EDT

Description

7.5 mm (not counting appendages)

According to BugGuide, this sp. is "found in vegetation near streams and marshes, about a meter above the ground". I noticed them in the wildflower (mostly milkweed) patch in my yard within days of Hurricane Irene. With the Raritan close to 30' above flood stage, I speculated that they were flushed from their former home, ending up in my backyard a few hundred meters away. But here it is 4 yr later. Either they are not so picky about habitat to begin with & were here all along, or they did indeed show up here after flooding but found conditions congenial & have successfully colonized the place. There were males singing, as well as this female.

Members of this family are omnivores. If they can eat the Oleander Aphids (Aphis nerii) on the milkweed, they've got it made. If not, there's plenty of Uroleucon aphids on the Oxeye Sunflower.

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What

Orange-headed Epicallima Moth Epicallima argenticinctella

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 10:40 PM EDT

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What

Long-necked Seed Bug Myodocha serripes

Observer

anita363

Date

August 9, 2015 08:29 PM EDT

Description

~10 mm

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2015 09:35 PM EDT

Description

Isn't this one gorgeous? I love the blue-green stripes on its thorax. Banded or Sycamore Tussock Moth (Halysidota tessellaris or harrisii).

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What

Oblique Heterocampa Moth Heterocampa obliqua

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2015 09:56 PM EDT

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What

Grateful Midget Elaphria grata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2015 09:52 PM EDT

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What

pale-winged midget Elaphria alapallida

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2015 09:36 PM EDT

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What

pale-winged midget Elaphria alapallida

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2015 09:56 PM EDT

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What

Locust Leafroller Sciota subcaesiella

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2015 10:06 PM EDT

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What

Common Purslane Portulaca oleracea

Observer

anita363

Date

July 23, 2015 09:07 AM EDT

Description

Growing in the crack between street and curb.