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Prickly Pears (Genus Opuntia)

Observer

sakow_s_19

Date

January 27, 2021 04:30 PM EST

Description

Opuntia Prickly Pear cactus (or paddle cactus for me)
Green with spines on it, each “paddle” is about the size of a ping pong paddle hence the nickname, some flowering due to its genus
Found in many southern states (typically dry climates)
This specific one was found in the hill country of the bexar county
Reference: southeasternflora.com

Prickly Pears - Photo (c) José Belem Hernández Díaz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
lindseymixer's ID: Prickly Pears (Genus Opuntia)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Date

February 11, 2021 10:33 AM UTC

Description

I believe this to be an Oriental Cockroach found outside on my patio. Small body, less than 2 inches, with small what appear to be thorns sticking out of its legs. Brown body that gets darker at the edges. Reference: https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Oriental-Cockroach

American Cockroach - Photo (c) Len Worthington, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
lindseymixer's ID: American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Scrubsnails (Genus Praticolella)

Observer

manansala_g_022

Date

February 12, 2021 08:10 AM EST

Description

Visual Description: It has white patches on its body and two brown eyestalks. The color of its body is light brown and it carries a shell that has a spiral texture. The shape of its shell is round with a mix of brown and black patches. Defining characteristic: Its body is symmetrical but its shell is asymmetrical.

Habitat: Appears in wet or dry places, including woods, meadows, marshes, roadside, and gardens. A number of terrestrial snails are native to Florida while some are indigenous.
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/gastro/terrestrial_snails.htm

Reference:
Terrestrial Snails:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/gastro/terrestrial_snails.htm

Scrubsnails - Photo (c) Javier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lindseymixer's ID: Scrubsnails (Genus Praticolella)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Fluffy Dust Lichen (Lepraria finkii)

Observer

oakley_a_014

Date

February 12, 2021 10:51 AM EST

Description

The organism was found on a tree bark in a park in the Riverview, FL area. The lichen covered the entirety of the tree bark in various, irregular and continuous shapes. The color appeared to be a slightly light green color accompanied by a grey tint. The texture seemed to be wrinkly and rough.

Reference: https://www.jungledragon.com/specie/19349/fluffy-dust-lichen.html

Fluffy Dust Lichen - Photo no rights reserved
lindseymixer's ID: Fluffy Dust Lichen (Lepraria finkii)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Fluffy Dust Lichen (Lepraria finkii)

Observer

genevieve_c_9

Date

February 16, 2021 08:31 AM EST

Description

The lichen, which was light green in color and sprinkled around in dispersement was found on a tree in a park in Tampa, Florida.

Fluffy Dust Lichen - Photo no rights reserved
lindseymixer's ID: Fluffy Dust Lichen (Lepraria finkii)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris)

Observer

gharlan9

Date

February 2021

Place

Private

Description

This little guy was found outside of my apartment. I found him later at night and he was brown and black. He was about 4 inches long. I believe it is a toad although i’m not sure which kind.

Southern Toad - Photo (c) Micheal Jewel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
lindseymixer's ID: Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Observer

genevieve_c_9

Date

February 13, 2021 02:03 PM EST

Description

The monarch butterfly was found in caterpillar form, it was black, white and yellow in color with antenna on both ends. It was found in a park on milkweed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Monarch - Photo (c) fam-esquivel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lindseymixer's ID: Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Added on February 16, 2021
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Warty-Cabbage (Bunias orientalis)

Observer

crawford_a_014

Date

February 10, 2021 01:36 PM EST

Description

Flowering plant found in the backyard. Plant is green in color. Plant can survive in cold weather.

Warty-Cabbage - Photo (c) Schurdl, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
lindseymixer's ID: Warty-Cabbage (Bunias orientalis)
Added on February 15, 2021
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Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)

Observer

czajka_v_21

Date

February 11, 2021 06:11 PM EST

Description

I don't know if thats the exact name for the lichen/moss like plant but it definitely looks incredibly similar. This tree. was covered in it and it almost looked as though the tree was dying with it on. Very cool visually to me. Quite a few trees around it had the same thing growing on them. There are all types of tree in this location so many of this specific tree had this on it.
https://breathelighter.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/ancient-oaks-and-lace-lichen-step-back-in-time/

Spanish Moss - Photo (c) Iván Reséndiz Cruz, all rights reserved
lindseymixer's ID: Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)
Added on February 15, 2021
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Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

Observer

dumas_e_21

Date

February 2021

Place

Private

Description

Cuban tree frogs are a pest, but there living organisms in Florida. They live in the Chordata phylum, they live a short life roughly 10 years. They are the largest tree frog, about 6 inches.

Cuban Tree Frog - Photo (c) copepodo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
lindseymixer's ID: Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)
Added on February 15, 2021
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Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)

Observer

barney_e_022

Date

February 2021

Description

Protosome
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Description: This insect had six thin legs and a thin brown body. The wings were translucent with dark brown stripes on them.The crane fly was found on the side of my friend's house that is located by woods and ponds. These flies can grow to be 13-18 mm long in length. They are common in North America and thrive in humid climates. They can commonly be found by bodies of water and grassy terrains.
Source: https://bugguide.net/node/view/104251

Large Crane Flies - Photo (c) Kevin Metcalf, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lindseymixer's ID: Large Crane Flies (Family Tipulidae)
Added on February 15, 2021
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Guinea Paper Wasp (Polistes exclamans)

Observer

bulanov_i_914

Date

February 2021

Description

This insect was found sitting on the ground at the Village at USF. The location can be described as suburban. It was isolated from other members of its species. Organism was an insect less than an inch long. The body was colored brown, with yellow stripes present. As is typical of wasps, it had wings and an elongated body.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/wasps/

Guinea Paper Wasp - Photo no rights reserved
lindseymixer's ID: Guinea Paper Wasp (Polistes exclamans)
Added on February 15, 2021
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American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)

Observer

lail_d_21

Date

February 12, 2021 06:42 PM EST

Description

Domain: Periplaneta americana

Name: American Cockroach

Description: The Periplaneta americana fully grown is usually around 4 cm long. They go through 3 stages of life; the egg, nymph and then adult. The Periplaneta americana pictured is in nymph stage. After hatching they are white and then after molting they become either a greyish-brown or a reddish-brown while the posterior margins are a darker color. After instar 4 they grow wing pads. In this photo you can see that it is a redish-brown color with darker margins and the start of wing pad formation.

Habitat: The American Cockroach is usually found in sewers, basements and drainage systems but also commonly found in commercial buildings that produce food. Outside they are found in moist and shady areas including hollow trees and wood piles. I found this American Cockroach in a horse barn that has a surplus on wood, food, water and dark places for hiding from the sun.

Reference: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/roaches/american_cockroach.htm

American Cockroach - Photo (c) Len Worthington, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
lindseymixer's ID: American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
Added on February 15, 2021
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Observer

cdefillips

Date

August 12, 2020

Description

Visual Description:
A large bird approximately 2 ft in height. The organism had smooth white feathers, black legs, and a yellow bill. ID'd in the family Ardeidae due to its long curved neck and harpoon-like bill.

Habitat Description:
Perched on a pier located in a suburban park that sticks out into the Indian River Lagoon. Birds in the family Ardeidae are found worldwide, living on every continent except Antarctica.

Reference: Cornell Lab. "Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns." All About Birds..

Great Egret - Photo (c) daverowe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lindseymixer's ID: Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Added on January 13, 2021
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Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Observer

melissa_m79

Date

July 2, 2018 12:51 PM CDT
Fiery Skipper - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY)
lindseymixer's ID: Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Added on September 14, 2018
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Rambur's Forktail (Ischnura ramburii)

Observer

melissa_m79

Date

July 2, 2018 12:34 PM CDT
Rambur's Forktail - Photo (c) Graham Montgomery, all rights reserved
lindseymixer's ID: Rambur's Forktail (Ischnura ramburii)
Added on September 14, 2018
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Observer

talamaalouli

Date

August 26, 2017 09:09 PM CDT
American Cockroach - Photo (c) Len Worthington, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
lindseymixer's ID: American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
Added on August 13, 2018
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