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What

Brown Wasp Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea)

Observer

treegrow

Date

October 1, 2016 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Climaciella brunnea. Cruickshank Trail, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, USA.

The most exciting encounter of my Florida trip. And there were hundreds of them sitting in the grass on the dike. I initially mistook them for paper wasps, but something was strange about them, even from a distance.

Tags

LLF

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What

Southern Moon Moth (Dasypodia selenophora)

Observer

stefannebula

Date

October 1, 2021 08:01 PM AEST

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What

Explicit Arches (Lacinipolia explicata)

Observer

bbull

Date

August 15, 2021 09:33 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bbull

Date

July 10, 2021 09:02 PM EDT

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What

Milwaukee Mining Bee (Andrena milwaukeensis)

Observer

bbull

Date

April 5, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

Description

Found on the ground and apparently too cold to fly. Very small (< dime sized) bumble bee with very orange hair. Kept walking away on the ground so it ended up on my sleeve for the photo shoot where it warmed up and took off after a about 2 minutes. Never saw one quite like this before. Thank you John Ascher for the ID!

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Mediterranean Katydid (Phaneroptera nana)

Observer

bbull

Date

July 19, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

Description

Probably the same one photographed a few days ago.

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Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)

Observer

bbull

Date

September 24, 2019 03:42 PM EDT

Description

A male, so there was no danger of being stung. Found on some low growing Eupatorium and apparently out of energy., I placed it on a Clethra flower where it immediately began feeding. Not sure it helped this late in the season.

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Walnut Sphinx (Amorpha juglandis)

Observer

bbull

Date

July 23, 2020 06:45 PM EDT

Description

WOW!!! Flew up out of some ground cover and was surprisingly cooperative for the photo shoot. This individual really was that intensely colored and was still outside while I was editing some of these photos for comparison.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bbull

Date

August 10, 2020 09:07 PM EDT

Description

Highlight of the evening.

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What

Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae)

Observer

bbull

Date

September 17, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bbull

Date

August 19, 2019 09:26 PM EDT

Description

That is one CUTE Treehopper! Looks like something out of Men In Black.

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Metallic Bluish-green Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysis angolensis)

Observer

bbull

Date

August 17, 2019 02:09 PM EDT

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What

Reddish-brown Stag Beetle (Lucanus capreolus)

Observer

hughmcguinness

Date

August 10, 2003 09:20 PM HST

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What

Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

Observer

bbull

Date

July 13, 2006 12:03 PM EDT

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What

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Observer

bbull

Date

June 13, 2008 03:41 PM EDT

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What

Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus var. domesticus)

Observer

bbull

Date

March 3, 2005 03:32 PM EST

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What

Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

Observer

bbull

Date

September 5, 2018 01:38 PM EDT

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Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Observer

bbull

Date

July 25, 2016 03:00 PM EDT