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Genus Wisteria

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carolcummings

Date

April 8, 2014

Place

Valdosta, GA (Google, OSM)

Description

Growing outside the admissions office at Valdosta State.

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Rosy Wolf Snail Euglandina rosea

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asmith

Date

March 25, 2014

Place

30.8762..., -83.224... (Google, OSM)

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Cuban Brown Anole Anolis sagrei

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jansonjones

Date

August 4, 2012 07:19 PM EDT

Place

Lowndes, Georgia, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (04 August 2012). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Fairies Bonnet Coprinellus disseminatus

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jansonjones

Date

June 28, 2012 07:33 AM EDT

Place

Lowndes, Georgia, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Coprinellus disseminuatus, Fairies Bonnet, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2012). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Snow Fungus Tremella fuciformis

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jansonjones

Date

June 25, 2012 02:34 PM EDT

Place

Lowndes, Georgia, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Tremella fuciformis, the Snow Fungus, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (25 June 2012). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Robust Shieldback Atlanticus gibbosus

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jansonjones

Date

June 23, 2012 08:46 PM EDT

Place

Lowndes, Georgia, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Atlanticus gibbosus, the Robust shieldback, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (23 June 2012). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 28, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen sp., the Dog day cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2013). I'm not sure of the species, though T. auletes were certainly *very* abundant this past summer. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Hieroglyphic Cicada Neocicada hieroglyphica

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jansonjones

Date

June 23, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Neocicada hieroglyphica, the Hieroglyphic cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (23 June 2013). I missed the actual molting, but caught the little one all chillax, waiting to get its kickassery going. Also: can't believe I just said "chillax" and "kickassery." That's what cicadas do to me. They destroy my language. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 22, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (22 June 2013). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 20, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (20 June 2013). Another dusky wrapping up ecdysis. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Lyric Cicada Tibicen lyricen

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 19, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen lyricen, the Lyric cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). A Lyric cicada fresh out of ecdysis. My oh my, this one was GREEN! Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 18, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen auletes, the Northern dusk-singing cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013). This very well may be the same individual as featured here: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/418732. It was photographed about three to four hours later on a different section of the backyard fence. I can't confirm one way or the other, however. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 18, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen auletes, the Northern dusk-singing cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013). A newly molted Tibicen auletes, I believe. One of *many* T. auletes we had in our backyard during the summer of 2013. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Hieroglyphic Cicada Neocicada hieroglyphica

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jansonjones

Date

June 9, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Neocicada hieroglyphica, the Hieroglyphic cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (10 June 2013). Our first cicada of the Summer 2013 cycle was a Hieroglyphic. Throughout the following summer, this was again the second-most-common species in our backyard, following the ever-present Dusk singing cicadas. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Hieroglyphic Cicada Neocicada hieroglyphica

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jansonjones

Date

June 23, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Neocicada hieroglyphica, the Hieroglyphic cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (23 June 2012). This was the second most common cicada in our Valdosta, Georgia backyard during the 2012/2013 summer cycles. Lots of Hieroglyphics here, there, and everywhere. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 18, 2012

Place

Valdosta Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Tibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2012). One of *many* duskies observed and photographed in north Valdosta during the summer of 2012. We had tons of these in both the 2012 and 2013 summer cycles (during our two years in Valdosta). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Bronze Frog Lithobates clamitans ssp. clamitans

Observer

jansonjones

Date

March 10, 2013

Place

Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Rana (Lithobates) clamitans clamitans, the Bronze frog, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (10 March 2013). This bronze frog was found hanging out in a shallow puddle on the dirt road at Grand Bay. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Eastern Rat Snake Pantherophis alleghaniensis

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jansonjones

Date

March 10, 2013

Place

Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Pantherophis spiloides, the Gray rat snake, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (10 March 2013). Found this lovely gray rat snake loitering about the old cypress trunk Grand Bay has on display near the nature center. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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White Furcula Moth Furcula borealis

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jansonjones

Date

February 12, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Furcula borealis, the White furcula moth, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Residential; backyard. Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Angle-lined Prominent Moth (Clostera inclusa) Clostera inclusa

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jansonjones

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Identification Pending, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (11 March 2013). http://dusttracks.com.

The moth was first seen at night, bunkered on my back exterior wall near a patio light. It remained stationary throughout the evening and into the morning.

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Mottled Prominent Moth Macrurocampa marthesia

Observer

jansonjones

Date

March 11, 2013

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Identification Pending, photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (11 March 2013). http://dusttracks.com.

Notes: The moth was stationary on my back exterior wall in Valdosta, Georgia. Identification assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Genus Stereum

Observer

jansonjones

Date

October 19, 2012

Place

Langdale Park, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Stereum sp., photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (19 October 2012). http://dusttracks.com.

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Genus Stereum

Observer

jansonjones

Date

October 19, 2012

Place

Langdale Park, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Stereum sp., photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (19 October 2012). http://dusttracks.com.

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Genus Stereum

Observer

jansonjones

Date

October 19, 2012

Place

Langdale Park, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Stereum sp., photographed in Lowndes county, Georgia (19 October 2012). http://dusttracks.com.

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red-femured spotted orbweaver Neoscona domiciliorum

Observer

jansonjones

Date

October 19, 2012

Place

Langdale Park, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

I was a bit surprised to find this N. domiciliorum still webbed up, out, and about just past noon on 19 October. Granted, it was somewhat shaded, but I don't often find these out in the open during mid-day. A cool spider, no doubt.
~ janson jones,
http://dusttracks.com

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Eastern Glass Lizard Ophisaurus ventralis

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jansonjones

Date

October 1, 2012

Place

Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

I haven't seen a glass lizard in some time, but they are no doubt quite common throughout Grand Bay. This is an abundant --albeit secretive-- species. As our summer temperatures begin to ease into the less-harsh Autumn months, I expect to see more of these out and about at Grand Bay.

Janson Jones,
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Dolomedes okefinokensis

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jansonjones

Date

October 1, 2012

Place

Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This is, I believe, Dolomedes okefinokensis, the Okefenokee Fishing Spider. Ranging throughout south Georgia and north Florida (at the very least), this is an impressive species of fishing spider found above the waterline, from where it hunts passing prey underneath. This particular individual was perched a few feet from the boardwalk trail at Grand Bay WMA and was rather fiesty. It wasn't happy I was photographing it and repeatedly moved to the opposite ends of its foliage to avoid my sightline.

Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Genus Malacosoma Genus Malacosoma

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 22, 2012

Place

Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Here's one I need help with: A slew of caterpillars (right?) embedded in a weblike encasing between two boardwalk rails at Grand Bay WMA in south Georgia, suspended over the cypress swamp waters by about two to three feet. When it comes to Lepidoptera, I'm far from being an expert -- particularly when it comes to larval stages. Any ideas? (And hopefully I at least got Lepidoptera right!!!)

I'll update this description if and when we peg down an identification.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Striped Mud Turtle Kinosternon baurii

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 22, 2012

Place

Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a rather faded striped mud turtle, Kinosternon baurii, photographed at Grand Bay WMA in southern Georgia on 22 June 2012. Mud turtles are quite common in this neck of the woods. Unfortunately, I see them DOR quite often, as they hit the roads after heavy summer rains. Fortunately this little camper was alive and kicking.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 19, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

I cannot for the life of me figure out what species this is! I was able to snag a couple of quick shots of this dragonfly before it darted off over our fence, back to the northeast -- toward the creek basin. Any ideas?

Updated for Slaty Skimmer. See comments below.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans

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jansonjones

Date

June 19, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Behold! The Great Blue Skimmer! This rather awesome adult male decided to land himself on my fence and just chill the hell out. I had time to go get my camera, come back, creep close, and shoot some awesome macros before he decided to finally take flight and disappear over the fence. A fantastic dragonfly!

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Little Brown Skink Scincella lateralis

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 16, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

The only thing really remarkable about this one is that I managed to actually catch it. I caught a fleeting glimpse of the skink disappearing beneath a bed a pine needles in my backyard. Somehow I managed to find the little scamper! We've got quite a few of these on our property, but most of them remain well hidden and out of sight.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Fork-tailed Bush Katydid Scudderia furcata

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 17, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

A fork-tailed bush katydid visited the back patio on 17 June 2012. I have no idea what's going on with the posterior, but welcome any explanation from those more In-The-Know!!!

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

Observer

jansonjones

Date

June 18, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This northern dusk singing cicada, Tibicen auletes, was just completing ecdysis, the process of shedding its pupal exoskeleton and taking the form of an adult (imago) cicada. Most of the cicada’s life is spent as a pupa, hidden underground and feeding from tree roots. Quite late in its life span, it emerges from the ground, sheds its pupal exoskeleton, and assumes its winged, adult form with a new brand-spanking-new exoskeleton. Only then is the cicada a sexually-reproducable adult.

I was quite lucky to find this bright green cicada just at the end of ecdysis. By the time I ran back inside, grabbed my camera, and got back to the fence line, the cicada had just finished emerging from the old exoskeleton.

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Dusk Singing Cicada Tibicen auletes

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jansonjones

Date

June 17, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This is Tibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada, photographed in my backyard on 17 June 2012. We had a ton of these in the neighborhood during June, flying into the house, calling from the trees, and making a general racket. This individual was fairly sedate, perhaps starting to wind down?

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata

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jansonjones

Date

June 18, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a citrine forktail; more specifically, it's an immature female citrine forktail. I identified the little lovely with the help of Giff Beaton's Dragonflies & Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast (U. of Georgia Press 2007). The tiny little grace dallied about one of our backyard shrubs for a few moments and then sliced her way through the air and over our fence. Glad I spotted her. She was quite lovely!

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans

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jansonjones

Date

June 10, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

In this part of south Georgia, southern cricket frogs are reportedly dominant; however, there are accounts of northern cricket frogs as being present in Grand Bay WMA -- and their standardized range (in a few sources, at least) does put them very close to this area. I had a frog expert buddy check this and other frogs out and she believe this is a Northern cricket frog -- based on the snout and the webbing. I take her at her word! What say you?

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Coastal Plains Cricket Frog Acris gryllus ssp. gryllus

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jansonjones

Date

June 10, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

I have a devil of a time distinguishing between northern and southern cricket frogs. Southerns *should* be more common in this area of south Georgia, but Northerns are reported to also be in Grand Bay. I had a frog expert buddy check this and other cricket frog shots from Grand Bay. She's confident this is a southern cricket frog. What say you?

Technically, if you go by subspecies this would be the Coastal plains cricket frog, Acris gryllus gryllus.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Orange Assassin Bug Pselliopus barberi

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jansonjones

Date

June 10, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This little orange assassin bug was patrolling the edge of the pitcher plant bog at Grand Bay WMA in south Georgia. I barely caught sight of its legs under a leaf. Fortunately, it wrapped around and posed for a few moments -- until heading down into the denser foliage.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Gastrophryne carolinensis

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jansonjones

Date

June 6, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

A small eastern narrow-mouthed toad found bunkered under a log at Grand Bay WMA, not far from Knight Academy Road. This is the first eastern narrow-mouthed toad I've seen in south Georgia, though I have little doubt they're quite common.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Chanterelle Cantharellus cibarius

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jansonjones

Date

June 5, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Images of chanterelle growing in our backyard. Nothing to divine about this, but they are lovely!

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Little Brown Skink Scincella lateralis

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jansonjones

Date

May 23, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

While rummaging about for cricket and greenhouse frogs, I came across this skittish little brown skink. In south Georgia, I've seen far more broad headed skinks than any other species -- but that's probably because of their size and surface activity. These little dudes and dudettes tend to stay somewhat hidden. I've seen maybe a half dozen or so in my backyard this past year.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Greenhouse Frog Eleutherodactylus planirostris

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jansonjones

Date

May 23, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Looks like we've got greenhouse frogs established in our south Georgia neighborhood! I've seen a few of these this past year in the backyard. Far less common than the cricket frogs, but still enough to make an impression. The species is native to the West Indies, I believe.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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False Bombardier Beetle Galerita bicolor

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jansonjones

Date

May 23, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

While a good number of other arthropods were busy clamoring around my back patio lights, this false bombardier was patrolling a backyard tree -- well away from the hustle and bustle of patio life. A cool bug with an impressive ability to spray acid at would-be predators. (I kept my distance, just in case.)

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Click Beetle Orthostethus infuscatus

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jansonjones

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This click beetle is one of many click beetles and other arthropods clustered around my back patio lights on 22 May 2012. I've seen a good number of these during the late spring and early summer nights.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Snowy Tree Cricket Oecanthus fultoni

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jansonjones

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This was a new one for me, the snowy tree cricket. It was a visitor to my back patio, attracted by the patio lights. It's the only one I've seen in my neighborhood this year. A very cool camper who soon after took off for another recreational, nocturne park with bright lights.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com.

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Two-lined Spittlebug Prosapia bicincta

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jansonjones

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This is (another) common arthropod in my neck of the woods (and elsewhere), but by god: it deserves representation! I've been seeing a good number of these on my back patio at night. They're one of the many species that clamor around my patio lights.

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Giant Agave Bug Acanthocephala thomasi

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jansonjones

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

There is apparently no shortage of Acanthocephalas here in Valdosta. I've seen quite a few, along with this year's crop of wheel and assassin bugs. Quite abundant in my backyard!

~ janson jones, http://dusttracks.com

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Common Pill-bug Armadillidium vulgare

Observer

jansonjones

Date

May 22, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

Yeah, so "roly-polies" are pretty common, but still... I figured I'd photograph and represent a couple -- at least for Life List purposes. Here in Valdosta, we've got a ton of these isopods. Very, very abundant in my neighborhood.

~ janson, http://dusttracks.com

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Florida Oblong-winged Katydid Amblycorypha floridana

Observer

jansonjones

Date

May 11, 2012

Place

Valdosta, Georgia (Google, OSM)

Description

This was a cool little katydid. I found it patrolling the edge of the cypress boardwalk trail at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area in south Georgia. It cooperated and hung back for a few moments, but then fled into the cypress marsh. Note: this a youngster!

~ janson, http://dusttracks.com

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