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Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi)

Observer

tanniecrickie

Date

April 26, 2024

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Southern Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra ssp. caffra)

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wingate

Date

April 27, 2024 11:14 AM SAST

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Cloak-and-Dagger Bees (Genus Thyreus)

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luc_p

Date

April 27, 2024 06:06 PM SAST

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Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

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pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

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marina_gorbunova

Date

February 25, 2024 02:24 PM MSK

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California Newt (Taricha torosa)

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kueda

Date

January 27, 2008 12:00 PM PST

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kueda

Date

March 2008

Description

I found this wasp near a light on my house. The light was surrounded by araneid orb weavers (probably Araneus). Once the wasp got somewhat stuck, and the spider shot out to nab it, but being rather large and heavy, the wasp fell out of the web in the nick of time. This guy was pretty chunky, maybe 2-3 cm from head to the end of the abdomen.

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Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

Observer

robertjwalker

Date

March 1, 2024 03:48 PM CST

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sambiology

Date

March 7, 2024 11:29 AM +03

Description

This day felt a lot like "Saudi Arabia" to me -- my sister, niece, and I went to Judah's Thumb. Incredible area -- such cool organisms!!!
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/sambiology/90830-trip-to-middle-east-wow

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knightericm

Date

March 7, 2024 04:18 PM CST

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gernotkunz

Date

February 16, 2024 11:41 PM CST

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alenilson

Date

January 29, 2024 10:07 PM -03

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Volutine Stoneyian Tabanid Fly (Stonemyia velutina)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

May 26, 2023 05:42 PM PDT

Description

A little story about this fly: https://dipterists.org/assets/PDF/flytimes071.pdf

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Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Observer

jurassicbro238

Date

January 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

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muir

Date

August 10, 2021 11:27 AM AKDT

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jwwalker

Date

January 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Texas Prairie Parsley (Polytaenia texana)

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 23, 2023 06:17 PM CDT

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De Winton's Golden Mole (Cryptochloris wintoni)

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jpleroux

Date

November 16, 2022 06:35 AM SAST

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quinn1978

Date

May 16, 2023 09:46 PM CDT

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Little Raven (Corvus mellori)

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axaxa

Date

March 22, 2023 09:08 AM AEDT

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What

Inimia nat

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glendawalter

Date

January 21, 2023 04:50 PM AEST

Description

About 25 mm long. Matthew, I have emailed you re these.

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Wanterpilz (Flammulina velutipes)

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hathor6

Date

October 24, 2023 02:28 PM CDT

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Signate and Mesquite Looper Moths and Allies (Section Frederickia s-signata)

Observer

hannah_pepper

Date

October 14, 2023 09:27 PM CDT

Description

Mothing with TXMN. Thanks Sambiology!

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Widow Spiders (Genus Latrodectus)

Observer

evan_trees

Date

October 14, 2023 03:13 PM CDT

Description

Feeding on crustacean (crab or crayfish). In corner of old concrete stock tank with no outlet — prey may have been caught and unable to climb out.

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Four-spurred Assassin Bug (Zelus tetracanthus)

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brirosa

Date

September 1, 2023 09:38 PM CDT

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Snakecotton (Genus Froelichia)

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nancy1172

Date

July 22, 2023 09:34 AM CDT

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Pink Thoroughwort (Fleischmannia incarnata)

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ornithoptor

Date

July 19, 2023 09:25 AM CDT

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Asian Weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina)

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sunnyjosef

Date

May 29, 2021 11:19 AM IST

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What

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Observer

outdoors

Date

January 7, 2021 05:12 PM CST

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What

Frostweed (Verbesina virginica)

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rebekahbartosh

Date

May 29, 2023 07:19 PM CDT

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Broad-banded Watersnake (Nerodia fasciata ssp. confluens)

Observer

muckle

Date

June 20, 2023

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What

Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)

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jakob

Date

July 20, 2019 05:21 PM CEST

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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

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jwn

Date

May 22, 2023 07:58 PM MDT

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What

Diamondback Watersnake (Nerodia rhombifer)

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 1, 1968

Description

Diamondback Watersnake
Palo Alto, Clay Co., Mississippi
June 1, 1968

I caught this fairly large Diamondback Watersnake on the night of June 1, 1968 at a farm pond in n.e. Mississippi on the property of a cousin. We took the photos the next day. These are old slides, but the pattern of the snake is visible enough for an ID.

two shots posted

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hydaticus

Date

May 7, 2015

Description

This wasp is underwater searching for its host, Petrophila sp. caterpillars (also aquatic). I collected one of the wasps and sent it to Andrew Bennett at the Canadian National Collection of Insects. He identified it as Tanychela, and it would key to the species T. pilosa, but he thinks it could be a new species!

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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

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winnhawk

Date

April 28, 2023 01:32 PM CDT

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Crested Coralroot Orchid (Bletia spicata)

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alan_rockefeller

Date

April 28, 2023 02:06 PM CDT

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Eucalyptus (Genus Eucalyptus)

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hellomichael

Date

April 16, 2023 06:04 PM PDT

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Deirochelyine Turtles (Subfamily Deirochelyinae)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 02:49 PM UTC

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Deirochelyine Turtles (Subfamily Deirochelyinae)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 02:51 PM UTC

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Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 02:54 PM UTC

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Typical Frogs (Family Ranidae)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 02:57 PM UTC

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Dragonflies and Damselflies (Order Odonata)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 02:57 PM UTC

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What

Life (Life)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 02:58 PM UTC
Arachnids

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Arachnids (Class Arachnida)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 03:00 PM UTC
Insects

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Insekten (Class Insecta)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 03:01 PM UTC
Amphibians

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Lurchen (Class Amphibia)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 03:04 PM UTC

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Brambles (Genus Rubus)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 03:05 PM UTC

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Watersnakes (Genus Nerodia)

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dinodowney

Date

May 1, 2020 03:10 PM UTC

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josschaconi

Date

November 2019

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

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What

Pickerel Frog (Lithobates palustris)

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acjci

Date

March 9, 2023 08:00 PM CST

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Old World Rats (Genus Rattus)

Observer

elytrid

Date

November 19, 2020 11:00 AM CST

Description

This observation is for the prey animals found in an owl pellet I dissected. The date and location is accurate for where/when the pellet was found. I've left it at Vertebrata for now as it certainly contains more than one prey animal this time. The observation for the owl pellet/owl is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65913848

This pellet was huge! (last image) I found it in what seems to be two main pieces that were next to each other in the gravel. This one took much longer than the first pellet to go through and sort. It was also more difficult when it came to fully removing fur from the bones, so there are a few chunks that I simply couldn't clean off properly.

I've done my best to group most of the bones by what I think are related bones. Since this one had somewhere close to 280 different bones/bone fragments I didn't label them like the first pellet. Of course, I could be and most likely am incorrect about most of what they are so please correct me if you know.

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated!

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

andrew1258

Date

January 28, 2023 04:00 PM CST

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elizrose

Date

April 18, 2017

Description

Tandy Hills

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What

ʻAkikiki (Oreomystis bairdi)

Date

December 2022

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A rather welcome milestone for 100,000 observations.

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Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Observer

emilydblack

Date

December 13, 2022 06:33 PM CST

Description

Not expecting this at the bird feeder.

Link to one of the better videos: https://my.arlo.com/hmsweb/users/library/share/link/25D9583E523F6D72_202212

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crseaquist

Date

July 12, 2022 04:57 PM CDT

Description

Water sample (freshwater) was taken on 07/10/2022 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms.
Water Temp. 28°C
Length: >800µm
Although from a different sample than the observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125250373, I think this is the same species. Here I was able to conclude that this individual has three toes. The sample was taken at the same location.
All images are of the same individual (and her daughter).

  1. Overview showing dorsal antenna
  2. Rostrum showing eyes
  3. Bendable spurs
  4. Three toes
  5. Trophi showing dental formula 2/2. Arrow is ~28 µm
  6. Birth—I feel very privileged and in awe to have observed this
  7. Gif of birth
  8. Out of focus image of daughter’s and mother’s toes

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What

Common Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis ssp. sialis)

Observer

chelsea_carroll

Date

March 1, 2022 08:08 AM EST

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What

Atlantic Blackwing Flyingfish (Hirundichthys volador)

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mako252

Date

December 4, 2022 12:05 PM -06

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eldirko

Date

January 2021

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tiwane

Date

November 10, 2022 09:47 PM AEDT

Description

Delightfully fuzzy assassin legs.

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coddiwompler

Description

Enchoptera cf. nigricornis, or new species.

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Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

August 27, 2022 08:39 AM CDT

Description

Home Sweet Home! I'm just back (Friday night) from a 5,800-mile road trip to the West Coast. I'll have much more to offer from that journey but I thought I'd get Salton Drive back "on record".
This female Gray Fox has become very comfortable finding napping locations on our porch and those of our neighbors.

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Jagged Ambush Bugs (Genus Phymata)

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sambiology

Date

August 15, 2022 06:47 PM CDT

Description

Went up to Cobblestone Trail Park to look for a few more critters for the day! :)

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joemdo

Date

July 21, 2022 01:20 AM CDT

Description

Night walk along bank of Grapevine Lake while waiting for insects to come to a couple sheets I had set up.

All of my blacklighting observations from my second night in Grapevine:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2022-07-20&d2=2022-07-21&nelat=32.9498178780538&nelng=-97.05853848413507&place_id=any&swlat=32.94857994678893&swlng=-97.06420867399255&user_id=joemdo&field:Light%20Source=395-400%20nm%20LED

Observed while visiting Grapevine for an education conference (SREB 2022). I was invited by the National Geographic education team to give a presentation on using iNaturalist in the classroom and had a great time presenting and also learning from the Nat Geo team.

I mostly stuck to the area near the Gaylord Texan hotel as there were plenty of woods to explore and blacklight at. I did also go on an iNat marathon on Friday the 22nd when I met sambiology and he took me to two really great spots: Cross Timbers Park and Tandy Hills.
I also went to LLELA shortly after to round off the day.

Here's a link to all of my Dallas/Fort Worth observations from this trip: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2022-07-19&d2=2022-07-23&order_by=votes&place_id=any&user_id=joemdo

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What

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Observer

notana

Date

July 19, 2022 08:32 AM CDT

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Tan Jumping Spider (Platycryptus undatus)

Observer

strawberrytart

Date

July 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Platycryptus undatus juvenile. 5mm
Found inside on the floor in my kitchen. I later adopted this one as my pet after taking a few photos.

Image 1-4: how she looked when I found her
Image 5-6: after molting once
Image 7-11: after molting twice
Image 12+: after molting three times

She gained around 1mm with each molt.
She has now reached adulthood:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125377359

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What

Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta)

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 7, 2022 10:36 AM CDT

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What

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Observer

docl1962

Date

July 3, 2022 08:06 AM CDT

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What

Fringed Diving Beetle (Cybister fimbriolatus)

Observer

nancymntlvo

Date

June 9, 2022 09:35 AM CDT

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What

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

May 18, 2022 03:36 PM CDT

Description

Great bird for the area or anywhere in Texas for that matter.

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imlichentoday

Date

May 5, 2022 12:30 PM PDT

Description

Freshwater aquatic insects in running creek. This insect was living in a tube with 5 prongs, connected by a web of mucus/silk which it used to catch particles in the water. I watch it actively eat the webbing and create new webbing. There were about 5 active ones on a rock, they were about 1cm tall.

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sebastianploner

Date

February 12, 2022 09:13 PM CST

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 18, 2022 03:54 PM CDT

Description

I was very fortunate to notice these two under the sheets. After several photographs, they came out, separated, then came back together and faced off. This observation is for the male. The female is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112221782

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What

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)

Observer

lorimalloy

Date

April 17, 2022 05:30 PM -05

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cholmesphoto

Date

April 2, 2022 03:57 PM EDT

Description

A Cockroach Wasp (Ampulex ferruginea) stings and subdues a Wood Cockroach (Parcoblatta sp.)

The observation for the Cockroach is here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110241278

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What

Green-striped Grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata)

Observer

kimberlywalks

Date

March 26, 2022 11:16 AM CDT

Description

Third photo is ventral view showing thoracic spiracles. Grasshopper is missing one hind leg

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Southern Green Stink Bug (Nezara viridula)

Observer

robert_briggs

Date

March 2, 2019 08:42 PM NZDT

Description

2nd photo taken 24 hours after the first photo, eggs hatched this morning. Video https://youtu.be/DuV8TObcXMo

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bduffee

Date

March 1, 2022 02:22 PM CST

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What

Hawaiian Happy Face Spider (Theridion grallator)

Observer

tiwane

Date

February 2022

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What

Walker's Moth (Sosxetra grata)

Observer

gaudettelaura

Date

December 24, 2021

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Observer

manuelnevarez

Date

May 1, 2016

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Observer

gernotkunz

Date

July 6, 2012 04:51 PM CEST

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What

Jewel Oak Gall Wasp (Acraspis quercushirta)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

January 16, 2022 09:36 AM CST

Description

My today-favorite wasp!! Reduced wings, cool coloration and hair pattern on the metasoma, and a pretty distinct gall to go with it!

2 emerged. Found 1 dead and 1 living on 1/13/22. Photographed 1/16/22 and preserved in vial 117.

Emergence hole is low on the gall, close to the attachment point.

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What

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Observer

schizoform

Date

June 12, 2020 02:30 PM EDT

Description

i am pretty sure this was a lichen/fungi, but lordy it looked like a baby turtle.

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What

Mottled Thistle Fly (Xyphosia miliaria)

Observer

rober025

Date

July 14, 2021

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Observer

rober025

Date

June 25, 2021

Place

Remerschen (Google, OSM)

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What

Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)

Observer

rober025

Date

June 21, 2021

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What

Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Observer

qiuhan109

Date

May 16, 2021 10:00 AM SAST

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What

Black-veined White (Aporia crataegi)

Date

June 5, 2021 07:29 PM CEST

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imlichentoday

Date

December 7, 2021 07:00 PM PST

Description

Low tide. Shot from above and below water.

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sindic

Date

August 19, 2008

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Observer

annikaml

Date

December 10, 2021 11:10 PM CST

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What

Redhead (Aythya americana)

Observer

skrentnyjeff

Date

February 6, 2021 12:40 PM CST

Description

Rescued this Redhead today. It had a fishhook in its bill / face, and the fishing line it was attached to was frozen into the ice and the bird was trapped. Captured the bird, broke the fishing line, and then, with a friend, cut the fishhook in half and removed it from the duck's bill / face. It seemed vigorous and healthy. When we released it, it flew away strong and fast. Good deed done.

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What

Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon ssp. sipedon)

Observer

nickperf33

Date

July 13, 2021 03:40 PM EDT

Description

Extremely odd behavior from a Watersnake and Ribbonsnake... has anyone else observed something similar to this before? Both healthy adults with no visible injuries and both escaped rather quickly under their own power without coaxing.

I originally walked up on this pair around noon but the ribbon snake took off before I could get a picture of the odd behavior so I immediately left and came back about three hours later to find them both in the exact same position. So it’s fair to assume it’s a reoccurring arrangement between the two of them. The minimal research I have done has turned up nothing but I would love to hear from someone more knowledgeable about this sort of thing!

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What

Oregon Beaked Moss (Kindbergia oregana)

Observer

rambryum

Date

June 18, 2021 10:20 AM PDT

Description

habitat self-evident

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What

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)

Observer

liamragan

Date

January 8, 2021 12:08 PM PST

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What

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Observer

mo0nsgreenthumb

Date

September 20, 2021 02:30 PM EDT

Description

Feasting on a spotted lantern fly

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What

Eastern Gobbleguts (Vincentia novaehollandiae)

Observer

emikok

Date

February 23, 2021 09:00 AM +11