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.

Photos / Sounds

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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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Waterlily Borer Moth Elophila gyralis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:35 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

White spring moth Lomographa vestaliata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:39 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

red-bordered emerald Nemoria lixaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:34 PM EDT

Description

28 mm across

Photos / Sounds

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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!

Photos / Sounds

What

Rosy Maple Moth Dryocampa rubicunda

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:44 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:25 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Horrid Zale Zale horrida

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:58 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Retarded Dagger Moth Acronicta retardata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:05 PM EDT

Description

tentative ID

Photos / Sounds

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What

Three-spotted Nola Moth Nola triquetrana

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:25 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coastal Plain Meganola Moth Meganola phylla

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:40 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:24 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Crane Flies Suborder Tipulomorpha

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:47 PM EDT

Description

Pretty soon this fly isn't going to have a leg left to stand on. It also has a passenger, which I believe is a pseudoscorpion -- an entire order that I never even heard of. I at first assumed the hitchhiker was just phoretic. However, is it possible that the pseudoscorpion (or its friends, if the fly started off with >1) has been severing legs? Seems like an improbable coincidence: I have seldom, if ever, seen a cranefly missing even a single limb. And if so: accidentally, or otherwise?

Photos / Sounds

What

Pseudoscorpions Order Pseudoscorpiones

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:47 PM EDT

Description

Pretty soon this fly isn't going to have a leg left to stand on. It's only got 3 left. It also has a passenger, which I believe is a pseudoscorpion -- an entire order that I never even heard of. I at first assumed the hitchhiker was just phoretic. However, is it possible that the pseudoscorpion (or its friends, if the fly started off with >1) has been severing legs? Seems like an improbable coincidence: I have seldom, if ever, seen a cranefly missing even a single limb. And if so: accidentally, or otherwise?

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:42 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Texas Gray Moth Glenoides texanaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:22 PM EDT

Description

26 mm

Photos / Sounds

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What

Texas Gray Moth Glenoides texanaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:47 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crowned Slug Moth Isa textula

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:36 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

maple webworm Pococera asperatella

Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:42 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 10:30 PM EDT

Description

Huge -- 45 mm from head to wingtips. And antennae are almost that long again!

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 18, 2014 09:53 PM EDT

Description

In both senses of the word: this thing was huge -- body length 3.5 cm (1-3/8") -- and females of this genus, Photuris, lure males of other species by imitating that species's flash patterns and then kill and eat them. Found at moth bait, observed flashing while crawling up the tree.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

vilseskog

Date

July 24, 2014 10:47 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

vilseskog

Date

July 15, 2014

Description

Weed near CDL building, seen on campus for first time.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Human Homo sapiens

Observer

vilseskog

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Baskettail Epitheca cynosura

Observer

anita363

Date

May 26, 2014 02:23 PM EDT

Description

The similar Beavertail is not known from Middlesex County. Forested bench ~20 m above a waterway (I think it's a millpond).