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robertweeden

Date

May 18, 2020 04:58 PM AKDT

Description

15 mm

caught in pit trap at aspen forest / lawn interface

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robertweeden

Date

May 14, 2020 12:18 PM AKDT

Description

7 mm

C. ingratus, C. advena are both common in the ARCTOS database

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Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 29, 2016 04:27 PM AKDT

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What

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle Cicindela longilabris

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 20, 2020 04:33 PM AKDT

Description

18-20 mm

found running along the sandy shore of a lake.

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American Thintail Fly Meliscaeva cinctella

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 7, 2020 02:28 PM AKDT

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Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 7, 2020 01:17 PM AKDT

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robertweeden

Date

June 18, 2020 08:50 PM AKDT

Description

FWL = 7 mm

This photo was identified by David W Droppers as Caloreas apocynoglossa https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1254539
which seems pretty far out of range (California & Montana according to BugGuide and Moth Photographers Group). In Ferris et al A Checklist of the Moths of Alaska the only Caloreas is called "Caloreas new species" with a note which reads: "The CNC has paratypes of a species that is being described by J. B. Heppner (monograph in preparation with projected publication in 2013)." I have not been able to find any work by Heppner on this.

I have also submitted this to BugGuide and will update this sighting if and when I get more information.

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Stone-Centipedes Genus Lithobius

Observer

robertweeden

Date

April 30, 2020 06:19 PM AKDT

Description

About 5 mm in length

20 antennal segments
no projections on tergites
anal legs only appear to have spines on the prefemur

There is only one Lithobius sp listed in ARCTOS, L. stejnegeri, but I have not been able to find a description for this species.

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Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 9, 2020 06:05 PM AKDT

Description

FWl = 8 mm
when resting, this moth held its head low and its abdomen high

id courtesy of David W Droppers: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1248003

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Birch Leafroller Moth Epinotia solandriana

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 11, 2020 04:05 PM AKDT

Description

I was not able to get a measurement but a fairly large tortricid.

Landed on my daughter's raincoat while we were on a rocky beach getting ready for a kayak expedition.

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robertweeden

Date

August 22, 2020 11:36 PM AKDT

Description

less than 1 mm
note the strong hind legs and the eye which has reflected the flash from my camera. Apparently, highly reflective eyes are a common trait of Eupodidae.

This one appeared to hop off a larger insect (Aphodini) while I was taking the photos.

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robertweeden

Date

August 2, 2020 11:28 PM AKDT

Description

FWL = 5-8 mm
Attracted to 100 W black light set up in an opening in balsam poplar forest.

2 Alaska records in ARCTOS. Also, this species is listed in the Checklist of Moth of Alaska (Ferris & Sikes).

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1265866

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Walker's Epinotia Moth Epinotia transmissana

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 7, 2020 12:12 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 8 mm
Attracted to 100 W black light placed at the edge of balsam poplar forest.

Most iNat observations are from the eastern portion of the US, however Ferris and Sikes list it as recorded for the Interior of Alaska, and there is 1 Alaska record (location not specified) in ARCTOS.

This photo was identified by David W Droppers at https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1266579

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Thoughtful Apamea Apamea cogitata

Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 20, 2020 12:53 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 20mm
Attracted to 100 W black light at the edge of my lawn in a clearing in aspen forest.

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Scarce Infant Moth Leucobrephos brephoides

Observer

robertweeden

Date

June 28, 2020 01:58 PM AKDT

Description

FWL = 11 mm

roadway lines with willow in alpine tundra

id by David W Dropper: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1256805

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Willow Dart Cerastis salicarum

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 7, 2020 12:46 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 15 mm
attracted to 100 W black light in a clearing surrounded by balsam poplar forest. A very early moth.

id courtesy of Ddavid W Droppers: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1247743

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Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 18, 2020 09:41 AM AKDT

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Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea

Observer

robertweeden

Date

December 21, 2020 01:47 PM AKST

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Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 27, 2020 01:51 PM AKDT

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Acadian Swordgrass Moth Xylena thoracica

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 7, 2020 12:44 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 24mm
attracted to 100 W black light set up in a clearing balsam poplar forest.

id credit to David W Droppers at BAMONA - https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1247742

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robertweeden

Date

July 20, 2020 12:56 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 7mm

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Dingy Drill Dichrorampha sedatana

Observer

robertweeden

Date

June 21, 2020 12:48 PM AKDT

Description

FWL = 7 mm

aspen forest

Thanks to David W Droppers for the id! https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1255230

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Spruce False Looper Moth Syngrapha viridisigma

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 7, 2020 01:30 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 20 mm

attracted to 100 W black light set up in a clearing in balsam poplar forest (with a scattering of birch and white spruce).

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1266645

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Epigaea Looper Moth Syngrapha epigaea

Observer

robertweeden

Date

August 7, 2020 01:29 AM AKDT

Description

FWL = 17 mm

attracted to 100 w black light set up in a clearing surrounded by balsam poplar.

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1266581

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robertweeden

Date

June 10, 2019 02:44 PM AKDT

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Olive-and-black Carpet Moth Acasis viridata

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 16, 2019 07:07 PM AKDT

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Mottled Gray Carpet Cladara limitaria

Observer

robertweeden

Date

May 7, 2019 08:47 PM AKDT

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Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 12, 2018 11:48 PM AKDT

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robertweeden

Date

July 12, 2018 11:09 PM AKDT

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Bold-feathered Grass Moth Herpetogramma pertextalis

Observer

robertweeden

Date

July 12, 2018 09:29 PM AKDT
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