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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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colinpurrington

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December 14, 2017 12:01 PM EST

Description

Found on snow, though not moving at all. I'm assuming a crab spider.

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Citronella Ants Genus Lasius

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colinpurrington

Date

December 14, 2017 12:08 PM EST

Description

Found two of these walking on snow in subfreezing temperature.

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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colinpurrington

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November 18, 2017 11:03 AM EST

Description

Xysticus??

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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colinpurrington

Date

November 12, 2017 04:35 PM EST

Description

Caterpillar found feeding on sand live oak (Quercus geminata) at Highlands Hammock State Park in Florida.

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Deer Moss Cladonia evansii

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colinpurrington

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November 12, 2017 10:18 AM EST

Description

Powderpuff lichen (Cladina evansii).

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colinpurrington

Date

December 10, 2017 11:29 AM EST

Description

Found in snow. Would love help on ID. Of course.

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colinpurrington

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December 10, 2017 11:22 AM EST

Description

This fly certainly has big eyes, but wings seem to be too short for Pipunculinae.

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colinpurrington

Date

December 10, 2017 11:09 AM EST

Description

Sort of reminds me of a horsefly, but not like anything I've seen before. Any help would be appreciated.

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colinpurrington

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December 10, 2017 11:06 AM EST

Description

Midge?

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colinpurrington

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December 10, 2017 11:04 AM EST

Description

Midge of some sort?

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Tarnished Plant Bug Lygus lineolaris

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colinpurrington

Date

December 10, 2017 10:45 AM EST

Description

Some sort of hemipteran, perhaps Lygaeoidea. Thanks for any guesses.

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Gall Wasps Family Cynipidae

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colinpurrington

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December 10, 2017 10:57 AM EST

Description

Cynipid with reduced wings, fairly glabrous body. Agamous generation of an Acraspis? I'm assuming it's a female.

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Orchard Orbweaver Leucauge venusta

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colinpurrington

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November 14, 2017 02:51 PM EST

Description

I think this is Leucauge venusta.

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Ferruginous Tiger Cranefly Nephrotoma ferruginea

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colinpurrington

Date

November 16, 2017 09:27 AM EST

Description

My guess is Nephrotoma ferruginea based on antennae color (black except for base), thorax pattern, and amber color. Thanks for any input.

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Yellow Garden Spider Argiope aurantia

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colinpurrington

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November 18, 2017 12:20 PM EST

Description

Black-and-yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia).

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Small Honey Ant Prenolepis imparis

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colinpurrington

Date

October 25, 2017 07:55 AM EDT

Description

I'm thinking Prenolepis imparis but I don't have a good view of petiole region.

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Elm Spanworm Moth Ennomos subsignaria

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colinpurrington

Date

October 25, 2017 12:16 PM EDT

Description

I think this is a white spanworm moth (Ennomos subsignaria). But ID for this species is partly based on presence of an angled forewing and those are hard to see because she appears to be newly eclosed. Would appreciate ID correction, of course.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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colinpurrington

Date

November 19, 2017 01:55 PM EST

Description

Found on slash pine (Pinus elliottii). Found with egg case, which I assume was hers. Alternatively, she was there eating the spiderlings. Eris floridana??

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Common Green Bottle Fly Lucilia sericata

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colinpurrington

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June 15, 2015 05:16 PM EDT

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Green bottle fly? It was in my beer.

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Flies Order Diptera

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colinpurrington

Date

November 19, 2017 11:45 AM EST

Description

Some sort of midge, I assume. There were hundreds of them in the Spanish moss so I'm wondering whether it's some sort of specialist. Would be grateful for any thoughts on ID.

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colinpurrington

Date

November 19, 2017 12:19 PM EST

Description

Found on Spanish moss.

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Pantropical Jumper Plexippus paykulli

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colinpurrington

Date

November 19, 2017 12:09 PM EST

Description

In covered area at Pioneer Park. Similar to spider I found minutes earlier on pine trees.

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Gray Wall Jumper Menemerus bivittatus

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colinpurrington

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November 19, 2017 11:57 AM EST

Description

On pine tree.

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White Peacock Anartia jatrophae

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colinpurrington

Date

November 19, 2017 12:29 PM EST

Description

One on right had clear green fluid leaking out of abdomen.

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puffballs Family Lycoperdaceae

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colinpurrington

Date

November 18, 2017 12:30 PM EST

Description

In the middle of a footpath at Archbold Biological Station. Puffball, or earthstar that somehow failed the star part.

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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colinpurrington

Date

November 17, 2017 01:54 PM EST

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colinpurrington

Date

November 16, 2017 08:33 AM EST

Description

Female guarding eggs on a Sesbania punicea seedpod.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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colinpurrington

Date

November 16, 2017 11:21 AM EST

Description

Green caterpillar inside a leaftier made on rattlebox (Sesbania punicea). The closest visual match seems to be Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth), but that species seems to be currently restricted to California so I know that's almost certainly wrong. Thanks for a better ID, if possible.

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Running Crab Spider Genus Philodromus

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colinpurrington

Date

November 19, 2017 11:25 AM EST

Description

Found several of these lurking in Spanish moss. Super cryptic, so wondering whether they are specialists on that substrate. I'm guessing at Phildodromus just based on eye arrangement. But I have no idea ... please help me if you can. Size is approximately 15 mm.

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colinpurrington

Date

November 18, 2017 12:08 PM EST

Description

Exobasidium ferrugineae infecting rusty staggerbush (Lyonia ferruginea). My ID is based on Kennedy et al. 2012 paper showing that infections on Lyonia are species specific. Details at https://colinpurrington.com/2017/11/exobasidium-ferrugineae/.

Kennedy et al. article:
https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2012/nrs_2012_kennedy_001.pdf

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