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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

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mrchasse

Date

July 18, 2018 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Mating!

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rogueadventurer

Date

May 4, 2018 07:56 PM +03

Place

Kenya (Google, OSM)

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Great Blue-spotted Mudskipper Boleophthalmus pectinirostris

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chia

Date

December 6, 2017 01:42 PM EST

Description

very cool seeing these in real life, they were everywhere on the mudflat

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Northern Alligator Lizard Elgaria coerulea

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morrow1028

Date

April 2, 2018 06:46 PM PDT

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Atlas Moth Attacus atlas

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sohkamyung

Date

March 28, 2018 08:30 AM AWST

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Evan's Sea Spider Anoplodactylus evansi

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sascha_schulz

Date

February 10, 2018 07:30 PM AEDT

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Flag-tailed Spinyleg Dromogomphus spoliatus

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galactic_bug_man

Date

July 1, 2017 01:18 PM CDT

Description

Found two of these leaftails but one I am about to upload looks a little different. @briang @brentano @sambiology @kimberlietx I am having trouble distinguishing the patterns on this one and the other one. I think they are two different species but I am not sure. This one had a thicker superior appendage. than the other one. This one was also a lot larger than the other one. I am very confused which one is the five-striped or the four-stripe or if they are one in the same. They are leaftails I know that much but what kind is this one?

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Antlions and Owlflies Family Myrmeleontidae

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portioid

Date

September 3, 2017 01:18 PM HKT

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Fan Throated Lizard Sitana ponticeriana

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hemant

Date

June 7, 2015 09:51 AM IST

Place

satara (Google, OSM)

Description

territorial dispute

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Garden Tiger Arctia caja

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tsura

Date

July 22, 2017 07:58 PM SAST

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Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus

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joelle

Date

May 28, 2017 05:33 PM PDT

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Belize Crocodile Crocodylus moreletii

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oklili

Date

December 10, 2016 07:40 PM CST

Place

México (Google, OSM)

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muir

Date

April 11, 2017 08:05 AM EDT

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Human Botfly Dermatobia hominis

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pagophila

Date

June 9, 2010

Description

I was parasitized at La Selva, carried it with me in my scalp for several more weeks of travel in Costa Rica and Venezuela, then extracted it from my scalp when I returned to New York and preserved it.

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Ant-mimicking Treehopper Cyphonia clavata

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treegrow

Date

December 4, 2016 01:44 PM EST

Description

Cyphonia clavata. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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Lilac Tasselflower Emilia sonchifolia

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vijaybarve

Date

December 31, 2007

Description

Observed growing in grassland regularly grazed by cattle.

Thanks to Shri. KM Prabhu Kumar and Shri. Nidhan Singh for identification help.

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Mason Bees Genus Osmia

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exonie

Date

April 16, 2016 08:06 PM EEST

Description

Osmia (rufa?) in our artificial nest.
1) While building the first tunnel.
2) The same tunnel when complete (stitched from 2 photos). You can see the empty cell (vestibulum) at the beginning of the tunnel - probably for insulation.
3) The second tunnel that she didn't complete and abandoned.
4) Close up
5) The whole artificial nest. It can be drawn out of the box for inspection.

The black "dots" are the feces of earwigs that were the first to settle in the tunnels :-)

"The function of the vestibulum...":
https://doi.org/10.1051/apido:19990103

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Tiger Moths and Allies Subfamily Arctiinae

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victormontilla

Date

March 6, 2017 02:29 PM +05

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Bigfin Reef Squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana

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kimberlylrandal

Date

August 8, 2013 09:09 PM PDT

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Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

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kimberlylrandal

Date

August 7, 2014 11:23 AM PDT

Description

We were fortunate to watch humpback whales over the course of 10 days - bubblenet feeding, pec flapping, and breaching.

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Coastal Tailed Frog Ascaphus truei

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tiwane

Date

December 3, 2016 07:11 PM PST

Description

Lifer! One of 3 or 4 females seen. No males found. Seen with Spencer Riffle and @robberfly.

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Diamondback Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer

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greglasley

Date

June 1, 1968

Description

Diamondback Watersnake
Palo Alto, Clay Co., Mississippi
June 1, 1968

I caught this fairly large Diamondback Watersnake on the night of June 1, 1968 at a farm pond in n.e. Mississippi on the property of a cousin. We took the photos the next day. These are old slides, but the pattern of the snake is visible enough for an ID.

two shots posted

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finatic

Date

August 13, 2016 08:46 PM PDT

Description

Pinal County, Arizona, US

This tiny little fly has the most amazingly scary face to anything that sees it.

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Spiders Order Araneae

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erikapetryszyn

Date

November 1, 2016 12:51 PM PDT

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Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

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joe_cutler

Date

October 1, 2016 09:59 AM PDT

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Spotted Pine Sawyer Monochamus clamator

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sean46

Date

July 27, 2016 06:19 PM PDT

Description

Found him hanging out on my buddies shirt at the beach

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Periodical Cicadas Genus Magicicada

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tamie

Date

June 29, 2016 01:15 PM EDT

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Common Eucalypt Longicorn Phoracantha semipunctata

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alutz

Date

August 3, 2016 10:07 AM PDT

Description

Found this insect crawling on my foot

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Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus

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greglasley

Date

August 1, 2016 07:20 AM CDT

Description

This Rufous-breasted Hermit somehow became trapped inside the Asa Wright dining room overnight. In the morning, when discovered, it was caught with an insect net, examined briefly, then released. It immediately went to some flowers and started feeding. All images of the same bird.

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Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

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jmaughn

Date

July 16, 2016 02:00 PM PDT

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Northern Rubber Boa Charina bottae

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loarie

Date

July 21, 2016 04:01 PM PDT

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naturestills

Date

August 3, 2014 10:20 AM +07

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Plainfin Midshipman Porichthys notatus

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anudibranchmom

Date

June 4, 2016 03:26 PM MST

Description

So cool to see the photophores on the bellies of the juveniles of this deepwater, BIOLUMINESCENT species. They can BREATHE AIR and live out of water for hours! The males VOCALIZE using their swim bladder, singing call-and-response tunes! They have THREE genders!

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Northwestern Salamander Ambystoma gracile

Date

May 14, 2016 03:39 PM PDT

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Mottled Tortoise Beetle Deloyala guttata

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robert45

Date

May 21, 2016

Description

Collected specimen
Size: 5.8 mm

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Red-shouldered Leaf Beetle Monolepta australis

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vicfazio3

Date

May 9, 2016

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Flame Lined Chiton Tonicella lokii

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kestrel

Date

May 11, 2016 09:42 AM PDT

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Waller's Ladybeetle Spider Paraplectana walleri

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martinmandak

Date

December 3, 2014

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jpsilva

Date

August 8, 2012 11:50 AM WEST

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Giant Stag Beetle Lucanus elaphus

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steve_kerr

Date

July 18, 1973

Description

I caught this stag beetle (the only one I had ever seen) and saved it carefully wrapped in cotton for approx. 35 years, before putting it under glass and giving it to my nephew.

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Green Beetle Hanger Hesperomyces virescens

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leptonia

Date

April 28, 2016 01:46 PM PDT

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

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hfabian

Date

January 8, 2016

Description

Near paddle boats.

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Flying Squids Family Ommastrephidae

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aunty

Date

March 29, 2016

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Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus

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liesbeth

Date

February 2, 2016 02:54 PM CET

Place

Tarangire (Google, OSM)

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vipinbaliga

Date

September 5, 2015

Description

I was waiting for a bus in a village near Bangalore when I saw something like a 2 headed Velvet Ant moving very fast on the ground. Took a closer look and realized it was very beautiful spider !!! The front pair of legs had beautiful velvet like tufts which it held out with pride while moving about.

Now the harsh reality set in. The bus i was waiting for would reach any minute. If i miss it, i would have to wait for at least 3 hours for the next one. With this in mind I quickly got my camera out and started photographing this fast little spider from every angle possible. Initially i thought it was a Salticidae. Eye arrangement which i observed in the zoomed in picture proved me wrong.

This spider was a nightmare to photograph. Continuously moving in an erratic manner and turning away from the direction of the camera. I was on the ground struggling for a satisfactory shot when an audience started gathering around me.

I had to take the Spider in my hand so that it wouldn't escape among the many pairs of legs all around me :-D

I had to answer all the curious questions from the watching audience while holding my breath, trying to get the focus right and frame well.

i had to make sure the spider didn't escape among the bushes in a split second while i was reviewing a shot. (Not answering them would be considered rude and I didn't want that).

After a few minutes of epic struggle with this beautiful creature the bus arrived. The spider was now safely among the grass and I clumsily boarded the bus with my tripod in one hand , camera in the other and a half open bag on my back :-D

The bus journey turned into a Q&A session. The interested students and local people taking a closer look at the pictures, asking all kinda questions, narrating their version of spider stories etc.

This is a high ISO shot, didn't have time to set up the lighting.... Not much info is available about this spider, its behavior, feeding and breeding habits.

Any info would be appreciated.

Spider on Steroids : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feXAaGfrrEg

Close-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9exsBvhZCCo

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Physic Nut Stink Bug Pachycoris torridus

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renedurocher

Date

February 19, 2016

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Date

May 10, 2015

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Striped Sweat Bees Genus Agapostemon

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alison_kondler

Date

September 6, 2014

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Tortoise Beetles and Hispines Subfamily Cassidinae

Date

January 30, 2016

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Botta's Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae

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rkharwood

Date

March 9, 2016

Description

"Botta's" ?

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jonathan_kolby

Date

July 10, 2010

Description

This observation record is for the parasitic cordyceps fungus that killed this wasp. This species is likely Ophiocordyceps humberti (as per David Hughes from Penn State --thanks!)

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San Salvador Iguana Cyclura rileyi ssp. rileyi

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maycl

Date

March 6, 2016 06:47 AM EST

Place

Bahamas (Google, OSM)

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Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius

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sea-kangaroo

Date

February 28, 2016 01:12 PM AEDT

Description

Caught a baby ray!

Ray has its own observation here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2739571

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Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri

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terathopius

Date

June 12, 2015 12:52 PM HST

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African Slender-snouted Crocodile Mecistops cataphractus

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friel

Date

August 26, 2002 07:28 AM CDT

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Spanish Shawl Flabellinopsis iodinea

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donendicott

Date

March 6, 2016

Description

Sighted at Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California, during 6 March 2016 a "Tidepool Pre-Blitz" event, a preliminary survey and practice run for the upcoming Nation-wide Bioblitz scheduled this coming May. This individual was first encountered exposed in a small pool shortly after low tide. It was observed browsing on submerged algae as can be viewed in a video recorded at the same time and posted to YouTube.

https://youtu.be/j4m86AXGmOA

Technical:
Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

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shaun-lee

Date

February 21, 2016

Description

Bioluminescent Limpet

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Peacock Fly Callopistromyia annulipes

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alison_kondler

Date

November 8, 2014 01:38 PM MST

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Land Planarians Family Geoplanidae

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plantcrazy007

Date

February 7, 2016 09:11 AM +11

Description

Head end is in upper left

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Sea Swallow Glaucus atlanticus

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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gwark

Date

January 2, 2012 11:56 AM AKST

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Zebra Clubtail Stylurus scudderi

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jdee

Date

August 30, 2015

Description

Spotted on Red Rock Road, Charlotte County, NB. Carrying eggs. Spotted by Gail Taylor and I. We have never seen this one before nor an ode with an egg sac like this. No specimen collected.

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Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber

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mlodinow

Date

April 7, 2013

Place

bubaliplas (Google, OSM)

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jesusrc

Date

December 27, 2015

Place

Cuba (Google, OSM)

Description

Chipojo azul de Santa María

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Golden Jumping Spider Paraphidippus aurantius

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alice_abela

Date

August 4, 2015 04:22 PM PDT

Description

Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, West Fork, Yavapai County, Arizona

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Arid Eudesmia Moth Eudesmia arida

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alice_abela

Date

August 4, 2015 07:42 PM PDT

Description

Clear Creek Campground, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona

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American Keeled Slug Anadenulus cockerelli

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pileated

Date

March 2, 2014

Description

As far as I know, this is the first record of Anadenulus cockerelli in over 70 years, and the first images of this species ever.

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 16, 2015 02:27 PM PST

Description

About 1.5" long female, under oak log with eggs. Cool!

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Giraffe Weevil Trachelophorus giraffa

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nlblock

Date

November 14, 2009

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adorantes

Date

August 21, 2011

Description

En planta de Colubrina greggii var. yucatanensis.

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Peter's Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat Micropteropus pusillus

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blackjohn

Date

January 8, 2016

Description

Dwarf fruit bat caught in mangrove scrub whilst working on bird project, sex female and forearm length 47.2mm

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Flyingfishes Family Exocoetidae

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exxpeditiongirls

Date

November 20, 2015

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Common Chrysalis-Snail Lauria cylindracea

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cedric_lee

Date

January 20, 2016

Description

This is the first record of Lauria cylindracea in North America. A paper will soon be published.

Video I took of the snails:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhqE7IeQiVA

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Alpine Whitlowgrass Draba oxycarpa

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hoppy1951

Date

July 4, 2014 10:10 AM CEST

Description

Pale Whitlow-grass. Surrounded by a wet dark algal mat.

Faksevågen, Lomfjorden, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway

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Prairie Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis

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scottwahlberg

Date

July 17, 2013

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Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa

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wendy5

Date

January 14, 2016

Description

I was very surprised that this Golden-crowned Kinglet seemed so unafraid. It was all alone (which is unusual), and called to me from a tree, then let me photograph it on the lawn. After trying to photograph these birds for months, two days in a row I've succeeded.

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arachnida

Date

July 23, 2013

Description

Una especie de Ricinulido que se distribuye en Chiapas y Tabasco, dscrita en 2011. Habita en el interior de cuevas a partir de -80 m por debajo de la superficie.

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 8, 2016 04:03 PM PST

Description

This selfie was taken BY THE OCTOPUS, who also took a 90-second mostly-dark video of the inside of its den (with a muffled soundtrack of Alison Young and I laughing hysterically). The octopus grabbed my camera with three tentacles, and grabbed rocks with the others. After a determined tug-of-war that snapped the nylon wrist strap, it carried the camera deep into its den and started pressing buttons with its tentacles. Alison braved beak and tentacles to rescue the camera (the octo was still holding it) - is there anything she won't do for Citizen Science? Thank you Alison!

The alternate photo is the last one I took before the battle - you can see the first tentacle snaking towards the shiny camera...

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Stoat Mustela erminea

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redfaux

Date

December 24, 2015 01:15 PM CST

Description

You can't see it in the picture but he has a black tip on his tail.

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

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alexshepard

Date

December 19, 2015 03:54 PM PST

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Hypotrich Subclass Hypotrichia

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tiskolin

Date

December 5, 2015

Description

Something that might possibly be a flatworm rummaging in the organic debris.

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alexshepard

Date

November 17, 2015 04:57 PM PST

Description

description body with some text and a link in it.

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Sandcastle Worm Phragmatopoma californica

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alexshepard

Date

November 7, 2015 02:42 PM PST

Description

some kind of worm colony?

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Garden Orbweavers Genus Argiope

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mohamedfadly

Date

November 14, 2015 02:11 PM EET

Description

A photograph of the male and female of the banded garden spider. The male is the small one, the female is the big one.

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Red-bellied Clerid Enoclerus sphegeus

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antzilla

Date

October 14, 2015 09:30 PM PDT

Description

Coleoptera - initially thought family cicindellidae, tiger beetle but another entomologist suggested cleridae, clown beetle.

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Sierran Tree Frog Pseudacris sierra

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antzilla

Date

October 11, 2015 05:10 PM PDT

Description

Frog, as opposed to a toad. Found midday.

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Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 4, 2015 09:57 AM PST

Description

Being eaten by a sea lion, but not without a struggle. Slightly clearer on my Flikr account but still a cruddy photo from atop the cliffs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/22413521639/in/dateposted/

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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natureinla

Date

October 15, 2015 06:00 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photo by Anna Iker, sent to NHM via Instagram, #natureinla.

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Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis

Date

October 18, 2015

Description

22mm in diameter and about 15mm high. Found on the side of a garage and critter was tucked up inside. Snowy and cold out.

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Porcelain Roach Gyna lurida

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martingrimm

Date

October 16, 2015 04:12 PM CEST

Description

This probably coolest cockroach I ever saw tried to hide in the dry earth around the dung.

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magazhu

Date

October 15, 2015

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Date

October 13, 2015

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Hawaiian Happyface Spider Theridion grallator

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davidr

Date

October 10, 2015 04:56 AM HST

Description

Happy face spider (Theridion grallator)

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Lion's Mane Jelly Cyanea capillata

Date

October 11, 2015

Description

Washed up at Omaha estuary.

The biggest and weirdest looking jellyfish I have ever seen!

Although it came in my daughter's favourite colours she wasn't keen to touch it!

What is that smaller whitish jellyfish next to it? Is it part of it or a different individual?

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Great Egret Ardea alba

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riad

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

natural beauty in banglades

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Japanese Tree Frog Hyla japonica

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pintail

Date

October 9, 2015 11:01 AM KST

Description

Jooduck

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Leavenworth's Eryngo Eryngium leavenworthii

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sambiology

Date

October 11, 2015

Description

Went around this Marine Creek Reservoir this morning to look for birds... Didn't see many birds, but I did spot some plants. :)

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Sugar Maple Acer saccharum

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erikamitchell

Date

July 13, 2015 10:28 AM EDT

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Slime Molds Phylum Mycetozoa

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nature_nate

Date

October 6, 2015 02:21 PM EDT

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Mardi Gras Sharpshooter Oncometopia alpha

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finatic

Date

September 6, 2015 09:36 PM PDT

Description

Gila County, Arizona, US