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.

Photos / Sounds

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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.

Photos / Sounds

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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

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.

Photos / Sounds

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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

Photos / Sounds

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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.

Photos / Sounds

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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

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What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

vilseskog

Date

July 24, 2014 10:47 AM EDT