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Moss Phlox Phlox subulata

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 22, 2018 04:53 PM EDT

Description

At Pink Hill serpentine barrens.

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Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 22, 2018 04:12 PM EDT

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Yellow Trout Lily Erythronium americanum

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 22, 2018 04:31 PM EDT

Description

Yellow trout lily, I think. At Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA.

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Carex Sect. Acrocystis Section Acrocystis

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 22, 2018 05:07 PM EDT

Description

If I'm wrong about this ID my second guess is Carex pensylvanica. Pink Hill serpentine barrens.

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Ribbed Pine Borer Rhagium inquisitor

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 22, 2018 04:05 PM EDT

Description

On fairly new pine logs. Tyler Arboretum. Rhagium inquisitor?

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Gall Wasps Family Cynipidae

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 22, 2018 04:38 PM EDT

Description

1.5-cm gall on fallen oak leaf. Wide view of entire leaf on second pic.

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colinpurrington

Date

April 16, 2018 03:01 PM EDT

Description

Found under bark of rotting beech tree.

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

February 23, 2008 10:22 AM EST

Description

Decaying Dipteryx oleifera fruit covered with small, spheroid eggs plus what I think are several larvae. Guessing Diptera but would love input.

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colinpurrington

Date

February 23, 2008 10:22 AM EST

Description

Per Dr Alice Boyle, this is Dipteryx oleifera. I took the pic because of all the eggs on the surface. Fly eggs? If you know the scoop, I made a separate observation for the egg/larvae: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11121223.

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Blacklegged Tick Ixodes scapularis

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 17, 2018 01:38 PM EDT

Description

Looks like a deer tick to me. Happy for corrections. Hildacy Farm Preserve, Media, PA.

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 17, 2018 01:31 PM EDT

Description

Hawk hunting a frog. Hildacy Farm Preserve, Media, PA.

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colinpurrington

Date

April 17, 2018 01:22 PM EDT

Description

Given the time of the year, aerial pupation habit, and coloration, I think this is a pupa of Pyractomena borealis. Second pic shows the holdfast. I'm assuming this is a male because there aren't others guarding it. But can't be sure. Details at https://www.instagram.com/p/BhutVaZlONc/?taken-by=colin_purrington.

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Virginia Spring Beauty Claytonia virginica

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 16, 2018 02:04 PM EDT

Description

I learned via @tstou10's Twitter feed that many Research-Grade Claytonia observations on iNaturalist are misidentified, so I'm wary of trying to ID. But Pennsylvania seems to have just two species (C. caroliniana and C. virginica), so I have a 50% shot of being correct. Claytonia caroliniana doesn't seem to be found anywhere near Delaware County, PA, so I'm going with C. virginica.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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colinpurrington

Date

April 16, 2018 02:16 PM EDT

Description

Tiny jumping spider on a pine tree. Jumped away before I could take better shot of abdomen. Perhaps 3 mm.

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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 16, 2018 02:57 PM EDT

Description

I was thinking this might be an oyster mushroom, and AI thought so, too. We'd both like feedback if you have an opinion. Conceivably could be Pleurotus pulmonarius. It was ~50 °F that day, but day before was 80ish. On a fallen beech log.

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Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 16, 2018 02:58 PM EDT

Description

More than six spots but I think this is a six-spotted tiger beetle. Second pic shows multiple setae on first antennal segment. Found under bark of rotting beech tree (it was a cold day).

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 16, 2018 03:09 PM EDT

Description

Beetle larva under bark of fallen beech tree.

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

March 6, 2012 12:24 PM EST

Description

Leucistic

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Morning-glory Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

February 2, 2012 12:38 PM EST

Description

I'm thinking this might be a morning glory plume moth (Emmalina monodactyla; Pterophoridae).

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colinpurrington

Date

April 5, 2012 03:56 PM EDT

Description

Black and orange true bug on a leaf in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. Not sure what species or even genus this is. Reduviidae, I assume.

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colinpurrington

Date

April 5, 2012 03:52 PM EDT

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Gesneria Family Family Gesneriaceae

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 5, 2012 03:38 PM EDT

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Proboscis Bat Rhynchonycteris naso

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 3, 2012 12:58 PM EDT

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Eyelash Viper Bothriechis schlegelii

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 2, 2012 03:17 PM EDT

Description

Snakes are, um, outside of my comfort range so happy to take corrections. Sorry for bad photo. Main camera died, so this taken with small point-n-shoot.

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colinpurrington

Date

April 2, 2012 02:20 PM EDT

Description

Fruit on Columnea sp. in Costa Rican rain forest. Columnea consanguinea?

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Eyelash Viper Bothriechis schlegelii

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 2, 2012 02:10 PM EDT

Description

Forest was super dark, so blurry shot. Has little spines on head, I think.

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Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

April 2, 2012 01:35 PM EDT

Description

Ichneumonid, I'm assuming. Looks like Amphirhachis tertia, but that's just in Japan. Atrophini?

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