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marilync

Date

August 22, 2020 08:19 PM EDT

Description

Spindly spider working on its web between rocks right on the water. Long, thin abdomen, dark-coloured overall with orange markings (2nd & 3rd photos, blurry - sorry).

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What

Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus

Observer

marilync

Date

August 22, 2020 07:55 PM EDT

Description

Although I didn't get a photo of the moment, it did raise its fin at one point and show off the black spot fairly clearly. It was one of at least three swimming around right off the rocks at the shoreline.

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What

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Observer

marilync

Date

August 18, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Description

No photo, but I nonetheless wanted to record the fact that around 10am this morning I was sitting by our large window when I saw a nighthawk swoop out from somewhere over the house, turn in a U-shape and disappear back over house. I got a very clear look at the pointed wings with distinct white patch. I don't think I've ever seen one flying at this time of day before!

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What

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Observer

marilync

Date

August 15, 2020 09:44 AM EDT

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Pole Borer Neandra brunnea

Observer

marilync

Date

August 15, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

Description

Seen crawling out of and then back into the stump of a recently cut-down redbud tree (which was splitting). The beetle seemed to be under attack from two ants.

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

marilync

Date

October 15, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

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What

Unequal Cellophane Bee Colletes inaequalis

Observer

marilync

Date

May 30, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

Description

Crawling around on the ground in a parking lot in an urban area.

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What

Woodlouse Spider Dysdera crocata

Observer

marilync

Date

May 12, 2019 06:14 PM EDT

Description

Sizable spider spotted just once, indoors. Reddish with a grey/brown butt. iNaturalist suggests this is a woodlouse spider, which now explains what the rather intimidating fangs were for.

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What

Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp Sceliphron caementarium

Observer

marilync

Date

July 27, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Description

I didn't even realize until I looked at my photos, but when I first saw the wasp it had a small spider in its jaws (last few photos). It seemed like the wasp then went back to the web to check out/pilfer whatever the spider had caught.

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

marilync

Date

July 27, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Just caught the flyby! Pretty sure it was a monarch and not a viceroy.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

marilync

Date

July 27, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

Description

Female house sparrow in an urban area, eating what looked like a part of an insect (I was really taking photos to try to ID the meal, but unfortunately with the distance and lighting this was the best I got)

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What

Typical Spiders Suborder Araneomorphae

Observer

marilync

Date

July 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

Description

Small spider which I think had just fallen victim to the wasp (do mud daubers eat spiders?). It seemed like the wasp then went back to the web to pilfer whatever the spider had caught.

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What

Humped Beewolf Philanthus gibbosus

Observer

marilync

Date

July 25, 2020 04:36 PM EDT

Description

I went with humped beewolf because it was iNaturalist's top suggestion and I didn't see anything that specifically didn't match, but I don't know what to look for with wasp IDs, so please correct away.

This little wasp was visiting a weedy patch at the edge of a parking lot beside a park.

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What

Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth Choreutis pariana

Observer

marilync

Date

July 25, 2020 04:33 PM EDT

Description

Very small moth, hanging out on wild carrot (I think) growing at the corner of a parking lot beside a park. Third photo with bottle fly is for scale.

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What

Eastern Comma Polygonia comma

Observer

marilync

Date

July 25, 2020 04:32 PM EDT

Description

(Eastern? Grey? Question Mark?) Comma butterfly which stopped very briefly in a weedy cluster growing at the edge of a parking lot beside a park.

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What

Wild Carrot Daucus carota

Observer

marilync

Date

July 25, 2020 04:31 PM EDT

Description

Growing at the edge of a parking lot beside a park, attracting lots of insects.

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Common Greenbottle Fly Lucilia sericata

Observer

marilync

Date

July 25, 2020 04:28 PM EDT

Description

Visiting a weedy patch at the edge of a parking lot beside a park.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

marilync

Date

July 21, 2020 09:05 PM EDT

Description

Small. Spotted in the foliage off the trail in the early evening. Some kind of moth?

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

marilync

Date

July 21, 2020 09:04 PM EDT

Description

Spotted along a trail in the early evening.

Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

Description

On a window in an urban area. NIghttime' presumably attracted by the artificial light.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

Description

Spotted while out at night looking for moths during National Moth Week.

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What

Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

Description

Almost ran right into this dude/dudette in the bushes while looking for moths. We were happy to see them again later, from a much safer distance.

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What

Litter Moths Subfamily Herminiinae

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

Description

Spotted while out at night looking for moths during National Moth Week.

Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

Description

Seen at night, high up on a banner beside a street lamp. I couldn't even tell until I zoomed in with the camera if it was an insect or a bit of bird poop.

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What

Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

Description

There were so many lacewings when we were looking for moths; didn't realize this wasn't one until we got home!

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What

Tomato Bristle Fly Hystricia abrupta

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

Description

Fat, cool-looking fly spotted at night while out looking for moths.

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Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 09:58 PM EDT

Description

Found at night while out looking for moths for National Moth Week.

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What

Common Green Lacewings Genus Chrysoperla

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 09:53 PM EDT

Description

Seen at night, while out looking for moths for National Moth Week. I thought I had a better photo than this, but apparently not.

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What

Genus Idia

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 09:51 PM EDT

Description

Observed while out looking for moths for National Moth Week.

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What

Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2020 09:50 PM EDT

Description

Went looking for moths for Moth Week; but my best photo of the night was this dragonfly.

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