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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

fluffyinca

Date

August 14, 2021 10:32 AM PDT

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What

Globular Springtails Order Symphypleona

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fluffyinca

Date

June 15, 2021 10:54 PM PDT

Description

No idea what this is, but it was only a few mm long.

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Globular Springtails Order Symphypleona

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fluffyinca

Date

June 16, 2021 09:42 PM PDT

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Aphids Family Aphididae

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fluffyinca

Date

July 12, 2021 09:32 AM PDT

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Giant Petaltail Petalura ingentissima

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

March 2018

Description

I present to you: the largest dragonfly in the world, featuring my face for size comparison! :P Photos simply don't convey its sheer size and bulk but hopefully having something for comparison helps.

Anyway, story time! This guy was flying around erratically for at least an hour and a half since we arrived - I assume due to the missing wing half. I hadn't seen it myself but a couple of my friends had, and it somehow hit me in the side of the head and quickly flew off. :P
Anyway, while we were all chilling around the river, it decided to fly straight into the waterfall (in the background in pic 3) and was promptly swept downstream. What else could I do?? I jumped in and chased after it! 😂
As you can tell from the photos, my swim was successful, and I ended up with the most enormous dragonfly I have ever seen right before me. :P I can't even properly describe how enormously huge it was. And those amazing cerci! I gave it some time to dry off, but being humid tropical Queensland, it wasn't happening very quickly. It was more than happy to sit on my hand and so I wondered if it would prefer somewhere a bit higher and drier :P
So that is how it ended up on my face! As it dried and we were plagued by march flies, the obvious solution was to give him one to eat. He accepted it gratefully and somehow ate the entire thing in a single bite. Hopefully that goes a way into showing just how huge and formidable these guys are! Not content, he then sliced his huge mandibles into my nose -_- and had to be gently prized off. He slowly lapped up blood for a while after but luckily didn't do any more biting! If I squint in the mirror I can still see a faint line there now :P
He sat for about an hour before we had to leave and I left him on a shrub. I hope he was okay with half a wing missing, but there wasn't much else I could do. All in all one of the best experiences of my life! :D

First photo is by Haley Harding because I am incapable of taking selfies :P

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brownfam

Date

Missing Date

Place

Missing Location

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Dunlin Calidris alpina

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tiwane

Date

November 17, 2020 07:47 AM PST

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Pseudoscorpions Order Pseudoscorpiones

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fluffyinca

Date

March 31, 2021 01:08 PM PDT

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Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea

Date

March 24, 2021 09:42 AM UTC

Description

Wild (I think) bird that flew into our garage.

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Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

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zahnerphoto

Date

July 2019

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Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Treefrog Ecnomiohyla rabborum

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ramon_d

Date

July 2005

Place

Panama (Google, OSM)

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Human Homo sapiens

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greglasley

Date

November 11, 2015

Description

Texas iNat gathering in Dripping Springs on November 11, 2015.
Kneeling from left: @mchlfx (checkered shirt), @robberfly, @maractwin (blue shirt), @mksexton, @sambiology, @kueda (red bandana);
standing L to R: Bob (husband of taogirl) and Tuffy the dog, @greglasley, @lotus (sunglasses), @mikaelb, @blubayou (red blouse), @gpstewart (red shirt), @taogirl, @annikaml (sunglasses), @gcwarbler, @connlindajo, @brentano, @billdodd, Wilson (wife of cullen), @cullen, @cgritz, Aaron (husband of cgritz). Photo by Cheryl (wife of greglasley)

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megan828

Date

June 21, 2020 09:55 AM PDT

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Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

outdoors

Date

January 7, 2021 05:12 PM CST

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Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

May 30, 2018 12:20 PM SAST

Description

We saw the snake eagle as it flew up from the ground. It flew in slow circles while it controlled and started to eat the snake. One minute from pic 1 to pic 8 where it started to eat the snake. Total time for this series, three minutes.

Snake at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14774517

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Eastern Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus ssp. zibethicus

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dongminsung

Date

April 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Confirm?

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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dwiebe

Date

July 30, 2020

Description

I went back to the same place where I saw 1 bird like this two days ago (my previous post shows that). Now I found 2 together. They were with many sparrows for 30 minutes. Is it a sparrow? Or a snow bunting? A sparrow with leucism? Albinism? I was trying to zoom in on the eyes.

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What

Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 16, 2020 12:26 PM PDT

Description

A very colorful Violet-green Swallow paused for a portrait.

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What

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia

Observer

karleejean

Date

May 15, 2020 10:59 AM UTC