September 2016 iNaturalist Vermont Photo-observation of the Month

Congratulations to Joshua Lincoln for winning the September 2016 iNaturalist Vermont photo-observation of the month contest. His image of a predatory Sand Wasp (genus Bembix) with a fly was the most popular photo-observation as measured by clicked 'favs'.
Sand Wasp (Genus Bembix) with a fly. © Joshua Lincoln
There are 21 species of these solitary wasps north of Mexico. Females use rakes made of hairs on their front legs to kick sand away while digging their nest. The female paralyzes flies with a sting and then brings them back to her nest. She lays an egg with the fly. Once the egg ...more ↓

Posted on October 06, 2016 03:47 PM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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It started with a simple question. How many species occur in Vermont? You’d think we’d know this for a small state steeped in a rich tradition of naturalists dating back to Zadock Thompson and his seminal 1842 work on the natural history of Vermont. But, the simple answer was, no one really knew.

We do know how many species there are of some of the popular taxonomic groups like birds ...more ↓


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