I am an Entomologist by training, but I am interested in just about anything that's alive. I moved from gorgeous SE Arizona to Washington, DC 3 years ago. Nowadays, I get my critterfix mostly by exploring urban greenscapes and local wetlands.

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Blue Dasher - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Blue Dasher Info
The Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States. (From Wikipedia)
Niphidium crassifolium - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Niphidium crassifolium Info
Niphidium crassifolium commonly known as the graceful fern is a species of fern in the Polypodiaceae family found in Central and South America. It is predominantly an epiphytic, growing on other plants for example in the canopies of trees, but is occasionally grows on rocks or on the ground, particularly at higher altitude. It has a rhizome from which many fine rootlets covered in dark reddish-brown scales grow. Together they form a root basket, which when... (From Wikipedia)
Callopistromyia annulipes - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Callopistromyia annulipes Info
Callopistromyia annulipes is a species of ulidiid or picture-winged fly in the genus Callopistromyia of the family Ulidiidae. (From Wikipedia)
Great-tailed Grackle - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Great-tailed Grackle Info
The Great-tailed Grackle or Mexican Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) is a medium-sized, gregarious passerine bird native to North and South America. A member of the family Icteridae, it is one of ten extant species of grackle and is closely related to the Boat-tailed Grackle and the Slender-billed Grackle. It is sometimes referred to as a “blackbird”. It is a New World blackbird and unrelated to any of the five species of Old World blackbirds (all of which... (From Wikipedia)
Citheronia splendens - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Citheronia splendens Info
The Splendid Royal Moth (Citheronia splendens) is a moth of the Saturniidae family. It is found from southern Arizona south into central and south-eastern Mexico. (From Wikipedia)
Moneilema gigas - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Moneilema gigas Info
Moneilema gigas is a large, flightless, black beetle native to the Sonoran desert at elevations below 1500 metres. The front wings are fused forming a single, hardened shell. Collectively - with 19 other Moneilema species - M. Gigas is also known as the Cactus longhorn beetle. (From Wikipedia)
Flame Skimmer - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
Flame Skimmer Info
The Flame Skimmer or Firecracker Skimmer (Libellula saturata) is a common dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to western North America. (From Wikipedia)
Northern Tamandua - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Northern Tamandua Info
The northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) is a species of tamandua, a small anteater in the family Myrmecophagidae. They live in tropical and subtropical forests from southern Mexico, through Central America, and to the edge of the northern Andes. (From Wikipedia)
Sepsis punctum - Photo (c) Ombrosoparacloucycle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Sepsis punctum Info
Sepsis punctum is a European species of fly and member of the family Sepsidae. (From Wikipedia)
Witch's Hat - Photo (c) Andrew, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Witch's Hat Info
Hygrocybe conica, commonly known as the witch's hat, conical wax cap or conical slimy cap, is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe (the waxcaps), found across northern Europe and North America. Originally described as Hygrophorus conicus, it may actually be a complex of closely related and similar species. (From Wikipedia)
Boletus barrowsii - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Boletus barrowsii Info
Boletus barrowsii, also known in English as the white king bolete after its pale colored cap, is an edible and highly regarded fungus in the genus Boletus that inhabits southwestern North America. Found under Ponderosa Pine and Live Oak in autumn, it was considered a color variant of the similarly edible B. edulis for many years. (From Wikipedia)
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