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What

Capparis flexuosa - Bloody Head-Raw Bones

Observer

caymannature

Date

December 29, 2006

Place

off Old Robin Rd, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Capparis flexuosa - Bloody Head-Raw Bones, Family: CAPPARACEAE has gory-looking opened fruits which give this viny shrub its Cayman common name. US common names are Bay-Leaved Caper, Limber Caper or False Teeth. It is one of the larval food plants of the Great Southern White butterfly – Ascia monuste, Family: PIERIDAE.
Photo: Ann Stafford Dec. 29, 2006

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What

Capparis flexuosa - Bloody Head-Raw Bones

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 8, 2008

Place

George Town, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Capparis flexuosa - Bloody Head-Raw Bones, Family: CAPPARACEAE
The flowers open in the evening and fall off in the morning.
It is one of the larval food plants of the Great Southern White butterfly - Ascia monuste
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, May 8, 2008
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012 p.334, Plates 23 & 24.

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What

Melicoccus bijugatus - Genip

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

West Bay, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Melicoccus bijugatus - Genip Ginep, Guinep, (Spanish Lime, Mamoncillo), Family: SAPINDACEAE.
Native to continental tropical America from Nicaragua to Surinam, widely planted elsewhere and becoming naturalized. Edible fruits.
Photo: Ann Stafford, June 1, 2014.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.47

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What

Aegiphila caymanensis

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 26, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Aegiphila caymanensis - Spirit Vine, Family: VERBENACEAE / LAMIACEAE. Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic. Scrambling shrub, OPPOSITE leaves, with velvety brownish hairs and minute glistening yellow glands on the undersurface. Photo: Ann Stafford, June 26, 2009, Constance Drive turning circle, Valley Gardens, Grand Cayman.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/2014/08/aegiphila-caymanensis-spirit-vine.html
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor 2012, p.582 Pl.56.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/56499847/0
19.274482 -81.277207

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What

Black and white banded moth

Observer

caymannature

Date

August 6, 2013

Place

George Town, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Black and white banded moth, spread wings about 1 1/2 inches across.
Wings tinged with iridescent blue overlaying the black.
Photo: Selma Lee Arch, George Town, Grand Cayman. Aug. 6, 2013

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What

Hohenbergia caymanensis – Old George

Observer

caymannature

Date

August 5, 2007

Place

Ironwood Forest, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Old George – Hohenbergia caymanensis, Family: BROMELIACEAE, Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic.
This giant Bromeliad grows on rocks and also on tree trunks.
Mostly confined to a small area of rocky woodland (Ironwood Forest) SE of George Town.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Ironwood Forest, Grand Cayman, Aug. 5, 2007.
Flora of the Cayman Islands 2012 by George R. Proctor, p.161, Pl.5.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/56499801/0

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What

Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:53 AM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:53 AM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Rochefortia acanthophora

Observer

caymannature

Date

September 17, 2006

Place

Jasmin Lane, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Rochefortia acanthophora - Spiny Confus'em / Greenheart Ebony, Family: BORAGINACEAE.
Dioecious shrub/small tree, male and female flowers (which lack petals), grow on different plants. Leaves alternate, often clustered. Unripe fruits green, bright red when ripe, 4 seeds. Greater and Lesser Antilles.
Flora of the Cayman Islands 2012 by George R. Proctor p.570 and 438.
Note: Securinga acidoton - Green Ebony, Family: EUPHORBIACEAE (ovary 3-locular) has not been found in the Cayman Islands.
Jasmin Lane, Grand Cayman, P. Ann van B. Stafford, Sept.17, 2006.

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What

Pisonia margaetiae

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 9, 2010

Place

Jasmin Lane, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Pisonia margaretiae - Cayman Pisonia, Family: NYCTAGINACEAE.
Shrub or small tree, mostly dioecious, but occasionally monoecious.
The viscid-glandular fruits are capable of ensnaring and disabling birds.
Grand Cayman endemic, Critically Endangered.
Image: P. Ann van B. Stafford, May 9, 2010.
Flora of the Cayman Islands 2012 by George R. Proctor, p.254, Pl.14.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/56499888/0

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What

Spider Wasps Family Pompilidae

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:50 AM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

spider wasp, Anoplius or Auplopus

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What

Polistes major

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:50 AM CDT

Place

Equestrian Centre, Linford Pierson Hwy, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Anaea troglodyta cubana

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:42 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Anaea troglodyta cubana , Cuban red leaf butterfly
http://caymanbutterflies.org/QEbutt/b_indi/nymph/anaea_t_c.html

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What

Skimmers Family Libellulidae

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:22 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Spot-tailed Dasher Micrathyria aequalis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:20 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:20 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Great Pondhawk Erythemis vesiculosa

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:12 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

White Peacock Butterfly Anartia jatrophae

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:12 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Gray Nickerbean Caesalpinia bonduc

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:04 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Typical Mockingbirds Genus Mimus

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:57 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Rochefortia acanthophora

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:57 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Aegiphila caymanensis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:54 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:49 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Guapira discolor

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:49 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:49 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Comocladia dentata

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:46 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Cuban Parrot Amazona leucocephala

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:46 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Great Pondhawk Erythemis vesiculosa

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:44 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Genus Orthemis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:44 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Seed Bugs Family Lygaeidae

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:43 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Genus Memphis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:22 AM CDT

Place

Spotts Beach, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Memphis verticordia danielana, Cayman Brown Leaf butterfly

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What

Anolis conspersus ssp. conspersus

Observer

caymannature

Date

April 24, 2013

Place

19.2747..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Anolis conspersus conspersus - Blue-throated Anole / Chameleon (Grand Cayman endemic) has a brilliant blue throat-fan. The Western Grand Cayman Blue-throated Anole (Anolis conspersus conspersus) is commonly found throughout Grand Cayman and males can be easily recognised by their bright green to turquoise colour. While the anole is not a chameleon, it gets this common name due to its ability to change colour to dark brown or beige. Males are at their brightest blue during breeding season while females remain paler - often grey or light brown. The blue-throated anoles are commonly seen above ground on trees and on the side of buildings. They are relatively shy with males preferring to flee upwards while females and juveniles seek to escape by hiding on ground level. (Ref. Mars van Liefde)
http://www.doe.ky/terrestrial/animals/lizards

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What

West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea

Observer

caymannature

Date

July 1, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

West Indian Whistling Ducks / Whistlers - Dendrocygna arborea (West Indian endemic species),
Moorhens / Red Seal Coot / Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata and Hickatee (Taco River Slider) - Trachemys decussata angusta, Bel Air Pond, South Sound, Grand Cayman.

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What

Memphis verticordia danielana - Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly

Observer

caymannature

Date

November 17, 2009

Place

19.2746..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Memphis verticordia danielana (Witt, 1972) - Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly larvae, Family: NYMPHALIDAE, on pseudospurs they made, hanging on the edge of their larval food plant leaves, Endangered Wild Cinnamon - Croton nitens Family: EUPHORBIACEAE. This butterfly is one of the five Cayman Islands endemic subspecies.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Nov.17, 2009.
FLICKER Bulletin issue 10, July/Aug. 2010 Hanging on the Edge p.16-21
http://www.doe.ky/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FLICKER-10-2010.pdf

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What

Trachemys decussata ssp. angusta

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:22 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

West Indian Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arborea

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:22 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Gallinula galeata ssp. cachinnans

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:22 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Bumblebee Millipede Anadenobolus monilicornis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:06 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

very common on the island, under a lot of rotting wood, logs, etc.

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What

White-tipped Black Melanchroia chephise

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 28, 2009

Place

19.2747..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Duppy Bush moth / White-tipped Black moth - Melanchroia chephise (day-flying moth), Family: GEOMETRIDAE, on Snake Wood / Red Heart - Colubrina arborescens, Family: RHAMNACEAE, Critically Endangered.

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What

White-tipped Black Melanchroia chephise

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 3, 2002

Place

19.2747..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Duppy Bush moth (Cayman common name) larva - Melanchroia chephise, Family: GEOMETRIDAE, feeding on Duppy Bush - Phyllanthus angustifolius, EUPHORBIACEAE.

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What

Phyllanthus angustifolius

Observer

caymannature

Date

November 9, 2006

Place

19.2746..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Duppy Bush - Phyllanthus angustifolius, Family: EUPHORBIACEAE.
Monoecious shrub, separate male and female flowers grow on the same plant. It has no leaves, except on the seedlings or when it has been severely cut back to the base of the trunk.
The tiny flowers and fruits are borne on the edges of the PHYLLOCADES – green flattened stems that resemble leaves.
Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Swan Islands only.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Nov.9, 2006.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor 2012 p.444, Fig.159, Plates 37 and 38.
Red List Status: Vulnerable

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What

Cordia sebestena var. caymanensis

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 4, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Cordia sebestena var. caymanensis, Cayman Islands endemic variety, Cayman common name is Broadleaf.

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What

Geckos and Allies Infraorder Gekkota

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 10:06 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Cuban brown anole Anolis sagrei ssp. sagrei

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:57 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Grand Cayman Anole Anolis conspersus

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:57 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Phyllanthus angustifolius

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:55 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

The host plant for the previous two (moth and Cat)

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What

White-tipped Black Melanchroia chephise

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:53 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

White-tipped Black Melanchroia chephise

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:53 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Genus Leucauge

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:50 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Grand Cayman Anole Anolis conspersus

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 09:50 AM CDT

Place

Grand cayman (Google, OSM)