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Woolly Alder Aphid Prociphilus tessellatus

Observer

kgivens

Date

November 8, 2019 08:54 PM EST

Description

Found on alder growing next to a cattail marsh; part of a local township park

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Brown-hooded Owlet Cucullia convexipennis

Observer

kgivens

Date

October 6, 2019 05:39 PM EDT

Description

Saw several mid-level instar larvae (final instar larvae have a red or orange dorsal stripe, younger instars like this 1/2" long specimen have a yellow dorsal stripe--- pers. comm. from David Wagner) feeding on some streamside goldenrods near the tall smokestack on the property near the lake

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Pinesap Monotropa hypopitys

Observer

kgivens

Date

September 22, 2019 01:54 PM EDT

Description

15-20 trailside plants, mostly past prime

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Pigeon Tremex Horntail Tremex columba

Observer

kgivens

Date

the past

Description

Wasp was found on a wooded trail maintained by the local township. It was resting quietly on the trunk of an ailanthus tree that in recent weeks was being frequented by spotted lanternflies

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Jagged Ambush Bugs Genus Phymata

Observer

kgivens

Date

September 10, 2019 07:27 PM EDT

Description

Found several of these small ambush bugs lurking in our garden asters and goldenrod plants

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Peck's Skipper Polites peckius

Observer

kgivens

Date

September 8, 2019

Description

Common fall visitor to goldenrods in our pollinator garden

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Pigweed Flea Beetle Disonycha glabrata

Observer

kgivens

Date

September 8, 2019

Description

Beetle was visiting Solidago speciosa in our garden

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Hummingbird Clearwing Hemaris thysbe

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 20, 2019 02:04 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Watched this female lay several eggs on twigs of a blackhaw viburnum shrub and then take a rest

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Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

kgivens

Date

August 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

Description

Plentiful at the pollinator garden near the parking lot

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

kgivens

Date

August 25, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

Description

Amazingly abundant species this fall, saw dozens at the pollinator garden at near parking area. Late in afternoon, watched four buckeyes gang up and chase what appeared to be a male promethea silkmoth out of the vicinity! Have not seen such mob behavior before

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Groundcherries Genus Physalis

Observer

kgivens

Date

August 26, 2019 01:48 PM EDT

Description

Growing along footpath in powerline cut; photographed from below, looking up into the dependent blossom. Stems nearly hairless, I was thinking Smooth Groundcherry but the taxonomy is confusing to me. I suspect the names have changed since the Peterson's wildflower guide was last published

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American Snout Libytheana carinenta

Observer

kgivens

Date

August 29, 2019 01:52 PM EDT

Description

Feeding on rotting crabapples that were still attached to a tree

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Small Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 28, 2019 09:17 AM EDT

Description

Moth was found along the Low Enola Grade rail trail. It spooked from some ground cover and alighted on a paw paw tree, where I photographed it thusly.

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

kgivens

Date

August 3, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

Description

Relatively common dragonfly along the littered shore of a trashy man-made lake behind "fraternity row", near stadium

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kgivens

Date

July 28, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Description

Small numbers of fruiting bodies found on a rotting log in a stagnant, shady swampy spot not far from Messers Run Creek (between creek and access road)

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White-dotted Groundling Condica videns

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 28, 2019 02:27 PM EDT

Description

Solitary larva found in grassy swale on south side of Messer's Run Creek, ca ~1/4 mile west of Lofty Dam

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Observer

kgivens

Date

July 30, 2019 07:57 AM EDT

Description

These very active flies prefer perching on sunlit leaves on our pawpaw trees

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Meadowhawks Genus Sympetrum

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 27, 2019 03:08 PM EDT

Description

Multiple species of dragonflies were conspicuous at a sunny, stagnant roadside slough along this property's gated access road

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Slender Spreadwing Lestes rectangularis

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 27, 2019 03:13 PM EDT

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Brown Prionid Beetle Orthosoma brunneum

Observer

kgivens

Date

April 8, 2019 09:37 AM EDT

Description

Attracted to porch light, house on wooded lot on ridge top

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Olive Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus ssp. gryneus

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 20, 2019 09:30 AM EDT

Description

Feeding at edge of planted field

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Ultronia Underwing Catocala ultronia

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

Description

Single moth resting

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Spotted Lanternfly Lycorma delicatula

Observer

kgivens

Date

the past

Description

Three nymphs found on ailanthus trees growing on grassy right-of-way next to the Route 30 Westbound ramp from Route 741

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Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 8, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Description

Growing in mucky woods between river and RR tracks. Numerous insect visitors while we watched including Tiger Swallowtail, least skipper, and this banded longhorn beetle pair

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Banded Longhorn Beetle Typocerus velutinus

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 8, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Description

Mating pair on buttonbush flower

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Dogbane Leaf Beetle Chrysochus auratus

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 8, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

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Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea

Observer

kgivens

Date

July 7, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

Description

Heard at least two birds singing

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Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

kgivens

Date

June 28, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

Description

Numerous small to medium size adults were along the small stream that runs by the spring house near Washington's headquarters

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

Observer

kgivens

Date

September 23, 2017 02:57 PM EDT

Description

Bird was in a small grove of trees where an outdoor festival was taking place. Several palm warblers in drab fall plumage fed beneath the same trees.

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Bristly Cutworm Moth Lacinipolia renigera

Observer

kgivens

Date

June 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

Description

Moth resting on pipevine plant at night. Flew off after being photographed

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