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colinpurrington

Date

November 28, 2018 11:50 AM EST

Description

Assuming Gammarus but there are several genera that seem similar. The orange spots seem rather distinctive but I can't find a good guide. Thrashing around after a strong storm flooded the nearby stream.

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colinpurrington

Date

December 9, 2018 03:01 PM EST

Description

Found this in my basement yesterday.

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What

Marbled Orbweaver Araneus marmoreus

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colinpurrington

Date

December 3, 2018 03:20 PM EST

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colinpurrington

Date

December 3, 2018 02:59 PM EST

Description

Psathyrella piluliformis is just a guess. Gills are adnate but so much so I initially thought Galerina marginata. Thanks for correction.

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Common Ivy Hedera helix

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colinpurrington

Date

November 13, 2018 09:57 AM EST

Description

I've always assumed the ivy in my yard was Hedera helix but after a little reading I'm unsure. There seem to be multiple introduced species that have run amok in the United States and they all look alike to me. I'd appreciate feedback.

Regardless, it deserves to die.

UPDATE: it's dead. Even decided to make blog post for the darn thing: https://colinpurrington.com/2018/11/kill-english-ivy.

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What

White Dotted Mosquito Culex restuans

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

November 7, 2018 05:41 PM EST

Description

I'm new to mosquito ID but thinking Culex restuans because of green eyes, pale dots on mesoscutum, red scutum coloration, and broad, straight abdominal bands. These are characteristics described in Harrington and Poulson 2008 (https://academic.oup.com/jme/article/45/1/1/873150). Thanks for correction.

Caught in a DIY autocidal gravid ovitrap. Several days old so a bit disarticulated and shriveled.

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Greenhouse Camel Cricket Tachycines asynamorus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

October 15, 2018 09:24 AM EDT

Description

In basement.

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Greenhouse Camel Cricket Tachycines asynamorus

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colinpurrington

Date

October 15, 2018 08:14 AM EDT

Description

In cat litter, in basement.

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Greenhouse Camel Cricket Tachycines asynamorus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

October 12, 2018 07:04 PM EDT

Description

In first-floor bathroom sink.

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Greenhouse Camel Cricket Tachycines asynamorus

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colinpurrington

Date

October 12, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

Description

In woodpile.

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What

Greenhouse Camel Cricket Tachycines asynamorus

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colinpurrington

Date

September 15, 2015 12:30 PM EDT

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colinpurrington

Date

October 6, 2018 04:14 PM EDT

Description

Brown-faced sac spider (Trachelas tranquillus), I think. Found in second-floor bathroom. Not a tranquil moment for occupant.

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What

Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 27, 2018 09:41 AM EDT

Description

Small mushroom on eastern hemlock cone.

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Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth Pyrausta tyralis

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 27, 2018 01:09 PM EDT

Description

Pyrausta tyralis per AI and I think it's correct. Exists in PA per BugGuide.

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What

Hairy Earthtongue Trichoglossum hirsutum

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 27, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

Description

Black inside. Minute hairs visible on stalk and head (pics 2 and 3, respectively).

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What

European Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 27, 2018 01:16 PM EDT

Description

Presence of white spot ringed with black between forelegs (see pic #2) indicate this is a European mantid. Among other differences, of course. Gravid (pic #3). Was totally not into being photographed.

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What

Harvestmen Order Opiliones

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 27, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

Description

In the last few seconds of a molt.

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What

Carolina Mantis Stagmomantis carolina

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

February 20, 2018 02:45 PM EST

Description

I was thinking this could be a Carolina mantis ootheca ... and the AI had the same thought. But we would both be happy for correction.

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What

Flies Order Diptera

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colinpurrington

Date

July 12, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

Description

Found lurking on my bee wasp hotel. Thanks for any ID help.

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What

Dusky Arion Arion fuscus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:31 PM EDT

Description

The AI thought this was a spider but I'm thinking slug.

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What

Wavy-lined Emerald Synchlora aerata

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colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:09 PM EDT

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What

Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

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Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:04 PM EDT

Description

If you like iridescent scales please check out pic 2.

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Swift Feather-legged Fly Trichopoda pennipes

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:07 PM EDT

Description

This fly seems really enthusiastic about something.

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What

Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:34 PM EDT

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What

Spotted Lanternfly Lycorma delicatula

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:26 PM EDT

Description

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula). At Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

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What

Banded Fishing Spider Dolomedes vittatus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 21, 2018 02:39 PM EDT

Description

I'm struggling with ID. Little help, please? Eye arrangement is hard for me to discern. Families with 4 + 4 but with top row larger just don't seem to fit. On bark.

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colinpurrington

Date

September 24, 2018 01:58 PM EDT

Description

Small, plicate, gilled, mushroom growing from dead leaves. Second pic shows ring around stipe attachment point.

In Kennett Square, the mushroom capitol of the United States.

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What

Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 21, 2018 01:03 PM EDT

Description

On underside of a decaying log (I don't know species). I'm not confident of ID so thanks for correction.

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What

Green's Giant Ichneumonid Wasp Megarhyssa greenei

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

September 21, 2018 02:19 PM EDT

Description

On a rotting branch of red maple. Found with multiple females of Megarhyssa macrusus.

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