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Acute Bladder Snail Physa acuta

Observer

ginsengandsoon

Date

August 10, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

Description

anout 6 or 7 mm, crawling on exposed mud bottom

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susanhewitt

Date

October 20, 2018 03:00 PM EDT

Description

On the underside of hackberry leaves

These galls have an elevated "neck" and flat tops that are either circular or star-shaped. See 4th photo to make it clearer what shape these really are, ad how they differ from Hackberry Nipple Galls.

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silvanolg

Date

March 7, 2011 10:52 AM CST

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Mile-a-minute Weed Persicaria perfoliata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 20, 2018 01:33 PM EDT

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Chambered Nautilus Nautilus pompilius

Observer

simonnicholas

Date

September 29, 2018 04:26 PM NZST

Description

large shell

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Fern Bryozoan Bugula turrita

Observer

nudiesbranches

Date

September 29, 2018 04:01 PM EDT

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Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

June 3, 2017 02:25 PM EDT

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Stringy Stonecrop Sedum sarmentosum

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 18, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

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Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

July 5, 2018 02:02 PM EDT

Description

These seemed to have been accidentally brought in with other nursery plants. I suppose there were seedlings in the pots.

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True Bugs Suborder Heteroptera

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

July 21, 2018 02:36 PM EDT

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Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

finatic

Date

September 30, 2018 02:13 PM PDT

Place

Lindo Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 11, 2018 11:13 AM PDT

Description

This was one of four Western Bluebirds found at the park this day. A complete checklist of birds seen can be found here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49166223

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Atlantic Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus

Observer

irag

Date

October 13, 2018 03:05 PM EDT

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chiefredearth

Date

August 19, 2012

Place

thenmala (Google, OSM)

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thelittleman

Date

October 6, 2018 11:55 AM AWST

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Italian Wall Lizard Podarcis siculus

Observer

ginsengandsoon

Date

October 7, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

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What

Crescent-cup Liverwort Lunularia cruciata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 7, 2018 10:57 AM PDT

Description

What a surprise to find liverworts in such a dry part of the world!

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What

California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 5, 2018 04:10 PM PDT

Description

This natural object was found on a trail that has a large and fairly wild canyon area on one side a grove of Eucalyptus on the other side.

This obeject appears to the naked eye to be composed of countless fragments of Green Fig Beetles, and also a small percentage of mammal fur.

At first I figured this might be an owl pellet, although it is not pellet-shaped. It just somehow seems like the kind of contents a bird might cough up.

Here is a duplicate that I made for the fig beetle fragments -- there is a discussion there too:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17267133

However if someone who knows a lot thinks this is not owl pellet but coyote poop, they may be correct about that!

This is the URL for the original observation:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17233083

This is a raptor feather that was found 100 feet away on the same trail:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17233074

And this is the URL for the fig beetle contents of the object:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17267133

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What

Green Fig Beetle Cotinis mutabilis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

October 5, 2018 04:10 PM PDT

Description

NOTE: Two other observations relate to this one, which is about the main contents of this object.

This was found on the trail path which has a grove of eucalyptus trees on one side and a fairly large, fairly wild canyon on the other side.

I am not yet sure which creature produced this, but it was jam-packed full of pieces of the exoskeletons of Green Fig Beetles!

There were also a few strands of fur in it.

I am assuming it is not scat but something that a creature coughed up, but I could be wrong about that. The overall S-shape is perhaps more like scat than it is like something a creature coughed up or threw up?

Here is the original observation:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17233083

And here is a raptor feather that was found 100 feet away on the same trail:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17233074

And this is the URL for the fig beetle contents observation (this one):

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17267133

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Black-bordered Lemon Moth Marimatha nigrofimbria

Observer

obevan149

Date

September 13, 2018 08:51 AM BST

Description

S10R3

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snv2

Date

May 24, 2015 05:09 PM +10

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What

Common Leaf Spot, Brown Spot on Clover Pseudopeziza trifolii

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 25, 2018 10:44 AM PDT

Description

In reality I want to know what causes these spots.

@srall -- do you know? Is it plant bugs feeding?

In a small lawn at the extreme southwestern end of Cottonwood Creek Park.

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Date

September 6, 2018

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What

Silver Argiope Argiope argentata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 29, 2018 12:47 PM PDT

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What

Royal Bonnet Sconsia striata

Observer

mako252

Date

September 29, 2018 10:30 AM CDT

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What

Puncture Vine Tribulus terrestris

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 25, 2018 11:44 AM PDT

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What

Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

dlbowls

Date

September 23, 2018 12:17 PM PDT

Description

Found at the beach in washed up kelp holdfast.

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What

Blue-rayed Limpet Patella pellucida

Observer

lhiggins

Date

September 22, 2018 11:10 AM CEST

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ginsengandsoon

Date

September 20, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

Description

on goldenrod, guessing at id

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What

Common Land Snails and Slugs Order Stylommatophora

Observer

davidbygott

Date

January 3, 2018 03:43 PM MST

Description

Slug - Ngorongoro Sopa 3 jan 2017

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Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis

Observer

bymattkelly

Date

September 18, 2018 07:56 AM EDT

Description

Early morning. Crossing dirt lane between a field of goldenrod/asters and a field of cover crops. Grove snail is the larger snail with the yellow shell.

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Jester Trapania Trapania scurra

Observer

cchsieh

Date

June 26, 2016 07:47 AM CDT

Description

About 22M underwater

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susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

Description

Nymph of one of the Milkweed Bugs.

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What

Alternate Tellin Eurytellina alternata

Observer

sunnyspi

Date

September 16, 2018 04:12 PM CDT

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New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 16, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

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klodonnell

Date

August 16, 2018 08:21 AM EDT

Description

Got excited about this fairy ring I saw from the car. Not sure if this pic is good enough for an ID

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What

Mountain Mint Genus Pycnanthemum

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 15, 2018 01:05 PM EDT

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susanhewitt

Date

September 15, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

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Small Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 15, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

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Winecup Mallow Callirhoe involucrata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 15, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

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mikethebirder

Date

September 10, 2018 05:42 PM PDT

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What

River Nerite Theodoxus fluviatilis

Observer

kestrel

Date

September 11, 2018 10:39 AM CEST

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What

Fluted Giant Clam Tridacna squamosa

Observer

budak

Date

August 6, 2016 07:15 AM +08

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Winecup Mallow Callirhoe involucrata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 8, 2018 02:18 PM EDT

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What

Eriophyid Mites Family Eriophyidae

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 8, 2018 03:17 PM EDT

Description

These are Echinacea purpurea plants that are infected either with the Aster Yellows Phytoplasma, or with a gall midge that has a similar effect.

Also one blossom has a flower twinned so it points in both directions!

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What

Asters and Allies Tribe Astereae

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 7, 2018 02:30 PM EDT

Description

For the whole plant, please see the next observation.

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What

White Wood Aster Eurybia divaricata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 7, 2018 05:16 PM EDT

Description

What is this? Is it a garden escape?

There seemed to be two short woody stems where it had been cut down or broken off some time before.

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What

Common Lamb's-Quarters Chenopodium album

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

June 8, 2018 07:32 AM EDT

Description

The reddish-purple spots are what caught my eye and what I managed to ID eventually as feeding marks from nymphs of Norvellina chenopodii:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13230334

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Neogastropods Order Neogastropoda

Observer

cindylcobb5

Date

September 4, 2018 03:42 PM CDT

Description

DCIM\101GOPRO

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Pennant's Topshell Steromphala pennanti

Observer

jaro

Date

July 15, 2018 03:00 PM CEST

Description

Upper shell.

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Arctic Wedgeclam Mesodesma arctatum

Observer

kevinckma

Date

September 2, 2018 03:55 PM EDT

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

a_meyer

Date

September 5, 2018 10:51 AM MDT

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White Morning-Glory Ipomoea lacunosa

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 5, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

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Scarlet Creeper Ipomoea hederifolia

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 5, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

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What

Scarlet Creeper Ipomoea hederifolia

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 5, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

Description

Please ignore the leaves in the foreground of the first image -- there was a Fat Hen plant in front of the creeper.

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What

Spined Assassin Bug Sinea diadema

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

September 3, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

Description

It was on Clustered Mountain Mint. It hid under one of the flower heads when I approached, but I picked the flower so it ended up on my hand.

I also tried to get the camera closer still, but unfortunately the bug flew away before I could do that.

I photographed another one, or possibly the same one grown larger but missing part of its right antenna, 13 days after this:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16596863

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What

Goldenrod Gall Midge Asteromyia carbonifera

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 31, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

Description

OK, I finally worked out what the raised oval white spots on this goldenrod plant are!

It is the goldenrod gall midge with its associated fungal symbiont -- Botryosphaeria dothidea = Sclerotium asteris.

See this:

https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=15900

Here is the plant observation:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16081820

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Gall Midge Asteromyia carbonifera

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 25, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

Description

I am interested in the yellow spots surrounded by a white area and a dark line. They are on a Seaside Goldenrod leaf.

They look sort of like fried eggs.

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What

Aster Leafhopper Macrosteles quadrilineatus

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 01:27 PM EDT

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Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

irag

Date

August 25, 2018 01:07 PM EDT

Description

Interesting algae, kelp or seaweed on Billion Oyster Project (BOP) Oyster Research Station (ORS) on Baylander at West Harlem Piers. This is a good one for @biobus to ID. Its one of the ORSs on the starboard side. It was probably the middle one.

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Gould Beanclam Donax gouldii

Observer

djringer

Date

August 31, 2018 07:13 AM PDT

Description

Just under the surface of the sand. Would extend their translucent bodies out when a wave came in and then pull themselves back under the sand as the water receded. Shells various shades of purples, yellows, blues, creams, and browns. So cool!

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 27, 2018 02:05 PM EDT

Description

It's a sort of woody creeper that grows profusely, like a weed, up and over fences in little-cared-for areas.

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Yellow Archangel Lamium galeobdolon

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 27, 2018 03:07 PM EDT

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Asian Copperleaf Acalypha australis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 27, 2018 03:00 PM EDT

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Sibthorp's Pennywort Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 27, 2018 02:35 PM EDT

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Yellow Archangel Lamium galeobdolon

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 27, 2018 02:23 PM EDT

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Yellow Archangel Lamium galeobdolon

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 27, 2018 02:21 PM EDT

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 26, 2018 03:21 PM EDT

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What

Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 26, 2018 03:08 PM EDT

Description

Does anyone know what species of Rudbeckia this is?

Thanks for any help.

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Npv Nuclear polyhedrosis virus

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 25, 2018 01:56 PM EDT

Description

I am hoping to find the ID for the pathogen that killed this and the other similar caterpillar.

I think it is Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV).

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Npv Nuclear polyhedrosis virus

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 25, 2018 01:57 PM EDT

Description

Dead Monarch caterpillar -- I wonder what killed it? Some kind of pathogen.

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Typical Spiders Suborder Araneomorphae

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 25, 2018 02:16 PM EDT

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What

Rust Fungi Order Pucciniales

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 25, 2018 02:46 PM EDT

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Aster Yellows Phytoplasma (Ayp) Phytoplasma asteris

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 25, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

Description

Question: Why are small, green-stemmed rosettes growing out of this Rudebeckia flower?

Answer: This phenomenon is called "phyllody".

Here is the Wikipedia article about it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllody

And here is the Wikipedia article about the genus of organism that I believe caused this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytoplasma

Note that the flower petals are also green.

Aster Yellows Disease is caused by a Phytoplasma, which is vectored by the Aster Leafhopper, Macrosteles quadrilineatus

Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 1, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

Description

A rather blotchy leaf miner track in a leaf of Slender Amaranth -- Amaranthus blitum.

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What

Carolina Ponysfoot Dichondra carolinensis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 23, 2018 05:17 PM EDT

Description

Numerous small plants growing in a tree pit which has nothing else in it but a fairly big gingko tree (see the fourth image) and a young plant of common sowthistle (visible at the back of the first image).

However, the tree pit does look a bit odd. The soil in it is not flat, and it contains some fancy gravel, as if perhaps someone dumped a very large amount of soil into it at some point... Maybe from a couple of big planters or something similar? (Just a guess on my part.)

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Ferruginous Tiger Cranefly Nephrotoma ferruginea

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 23, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

Description

Somehow found its way into our apartment and was trying to get out again.

I caught it in a glass and let it out.

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What

European Harvestman Phalangium opilio

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

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Orache Leafminer Moth Chrysoesthia sexguttella

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 02:56 PM EDT

Description

Blotch leaf mines on Fat Hen, Chenopodium album. The plant is recorded here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15769805

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Carolina Ponysfoot Dichondra carolinensis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 03:49 PM EDT

Description

Lots of these growing in a tree pit.

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American Sunflower Moth Homoeosoma electella

Observer

ginsengandsoon

Date

August 21, 2018 05:20 PM EDT

Description

On sunflower

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What

Grass Spiders Genus Agelenopsis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

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What

Spotted Horse Mint Monarda punctata

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 21, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

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susanhewitt

Date

June 20, 2018 02:52 PM EDT

Description

On Eastern Cottonwood leaf.

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Quiet Periwinkle Echinolittorina placida

Observer

jeffmci9

Date

June 22, 2018 03:30 PM CDT

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Neogastropods Order Neogastropoda

Observer

lisajohnston

Date

August 8, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

Description

Attached to driftwood on the beach

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Montagu's Necklace Shell Euspira montagui

Observer

bernardpicton

Date

May 30, 2016 03:42 PM IDT

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jlayman

Date

August 16, 2018 09:19 AM EDT

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susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

Description

Tiny weevils on Common Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis.

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What

Old World Webworm Hellula undalis

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

Description

This larva was very fast indeed for a little guy. About 12 mm in length.

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Small Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

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susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 01:32 PM EDT

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What

Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

Description

On a Purple Coneflower.

This observation is for the bumblebee not for the little litigated furrow bee that you can see beside it on the flower in the second image.

The bumble bee raised a front leg in annoyance when the little bee bumped into it or crowded it too much.

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What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 01:04 PM EDT

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What

Brown Ambrosia Aphid Uroleucon rudbeckiae

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 01:00 PM EDT

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susanhewitt

Date

August 15, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

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Domestic Sheep Ovis aries

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

April 28, 2018 10:35 AM ADT