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Eastern Black-legged Tick Ixodes scapularis

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stevendaniel

Date

November 6, 2019 01:48 PM EST

Description

Mating pair!!

I was looking at the fruits of this Sanicula odorata and noted the questing tick - I believe adult tick, that I had not seen earlier! Then only later noticed a smaller tick on its back (is that a nymphal tick feeding on the adult?? is it a smaller male having a meal?
Any tick people want to weigh in?

Note: a perfect place for a tick to be - on a mammal-adapted hitchhiking fruit!

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Sallow Sedge Carex lurida

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glawrence21

Date

August 27, 2019 09:58 AM EDT

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Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis

Date

October 3, 2019 07:18 PM -03

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Sedges Family Cyperaceae

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crx2aj3

Date

September 15, 2019

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Common Reed Phragmites australis

Observer

douggoldman

Date

September 16, 2019 03:41 PM EDT

Description

Both subsp. americanus (native to North America) and subsp. australis (introduced to North America) are found at this site, sometimes growing intermixed. In the photos the former is indicated with an “N” and the latter with an “I”. On the date I visited this site, 16 September 2019, these are the differences I observed with living stems between the two subspecies:

•Relative stem height: subsp. americanus usually shorter, subsp. australis usually taller.
•Relative stem spacing: subsp. americanus usually more dispersed, subsp. australis usually denser (rarely solitary).
•Stem breaking: subsp. americanus fibrous and hard to break off, subsp. australis often breaks off easily.
•Stem color (lower/older internodes): subsp. americanus red and often shiny, subsp. australis yellow-green and not shiny.
•Stem texture (lower/older internodes): subsp. americanus smooth, subsp. australis minutely ridged.
•Stem & leaf sheath dots: subsp. americanus often present, subsp. australis absent.
•Leaf condition: subsp. americanus has lots of senescence, subsp. australis generally are healthy.
•Margins of upper leaves near panicle: subsp. americanus finely serrated, subsp. australis coarsely serrated.
•Sterile stems more abundant than fertile: subsp. americanus yes, subsp. australis no.
•Panicle branches for panicles of similar length: subsp. americanus fewer, subsp. australis more.
•Panicle branch spacing: subsp. americanus farther, subsp. australis closer.
•Flowering status: subsp. americanus finished flowering, subsp. australis flowering.

There probably are other characteristics I overlooked that distinguish these two subspecies from each other. Perhaps these characteristics listed above hold up at other sites in North America. I don’t use leaf color to tell them apart because although some clones of subsp. australis are strongly blue-green, some clones of that subspecies are more green or yellow-green. See this observation for an illustration: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30610594

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Thread-waisted Sand Wasps Genus Ammophila

Observer

stevendaniel

Date

September 4, 2019 02:22 PM EDT

Description

Watched it return to the already parasitized larva, then turn it, push it, and finally turnaround and pull it into its ground nest. Amazing!

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Tiger Swallowtails and Allies Subgenus Pterourus

Observer

stevendaniel

Date

June 1, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

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Knotweeds Genus Polygonum

Observer

sedgequeen

Date

August 9, 2019 02:43 PM PDT

Description

By road, north of Llao Rock, Crater Lake.

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Green Comma Polygonia faunus

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stevendaniel

Date

July 23, 2019 02:58 PM EDT

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Eastern Comma Polygonia comma

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stevendaniel

Date

July 25, 2019 02:41 PM EDT

Description

Note that the dorsal side of this comma is the "fall/spring form", though this was the summer brood.

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Carex Sect. Phacocystis Section Phacocystis

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ncowey

Date

August 2, 2018 04:46 PM CDT

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Sunbittern Eurypyga helias

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spyingnaturalist

Date

April 19, 2012 10:33 AM EDT

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sean159

Date

June 28, 2018 02:53 PM +06

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Cherry Bluet Enallagma concisum

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gaudettelaura

Date

March 30, 2019 03:50 PM EDT

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Wasp Mantidfly Climaciella brunnea

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ostradella

Date

August 30, 2015 04:56 PM EDT

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Sessile Bellwort Uvularia sessilifolia

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salamanderdance

Date

May 10, 2015 11:45 AM EDT

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Eastern Forktail Ischnura verticalis

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roxannesbernard

Date

July 13, 2018 02:36 PM EDT

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Puerto Rico Sensitive-Briar Mimosa asperata

Observer

stevendaniel

Date

November 2, 2011 01:57 PM EDT

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Mcconnell's Poppy Papaver mcconnellii

Observer

andyfyon

Date

June 26, 2007 01:46 PM EDT

Description

Edited: McConnell's Poppy (Papaver mcconnellii). I continue to struggle with these Papavers. I initially suggested possible Arctic poppy (Papaver radicatum). See ID criteria in thread. Yellow, Dempster Highway, east of Wright Pass, tundra, east of Wright Pass, NWT, June 26/07

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stevendaniel

Date

April 13, 2005 03:53 AM EDT

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Twin-spotted Spiketail Cordulegaster maculata

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deannadodgson

Date

June 5, 2012 11:23 AM CDT

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stevendaniel

Date

April 10, 2005 09:33 AM EDT

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stevendaniel

Date

April 9, 2005 06:10 PM EDT

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

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bradmoon

Date

July 3, 2016 10:28 AM CDT

Description

Eastern Pondhawk being eaten by a robber flye

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Blue-ringed Dancer Argia sedula

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bradmoon

Date

August 2, 2016 02:49 PM CDT

Description

Blue-ringed Dancer being eaten by a Banded Robber Fly (Triorla interrupta)

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American Gromwell Lithospermum latifolium

Observer

stevendaniel

Date

May 18, 2012 12:55 PM EDT

Description

American gromwell

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White Bear Sedge Carex albursina

Observer

hobiecat

Date

May 15, 2016

Place

North Hero (Google, OSM)

Description

sedges

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Chain-dotted Geometer Cingilia catenaria

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joshualincoln

Date

September 14, 2018 04:01 PM EDT