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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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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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damianquishpe

Date

November 2019

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

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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)

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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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Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

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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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Akikiki (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)

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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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Common Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis ssp. sialis)

Observer

chelsea_carroll

Date

March 1, 2022 08:08 AM EST

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Atlantic Flyingfish (Cheilopogon melanurus)

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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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What

Spider Assassin Bugs (Genus Stenolemus)

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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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Bindweed Family (Family Convolvulaceae)

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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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Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta)

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 7, 2022 10:36 AM CDT

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Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

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docl1962

Date

July 3, 2022 08:06 AM CDT

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Fringed Diving Beetle (Cybister fimbriolatus)

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nancymntlvo

Date

June 9, 2022 09:35 AM CDT

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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

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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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American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)

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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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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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Hawaiian Happyface Spider (Theridion grallator)

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tiwane

Date

February 2022

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What

Walker's Moth (Sosxetra grata)

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gaudettelaura

Date

December 24, 2021

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manuelnevarez

Date

May 1, 2016

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gernotkunz

Date

July 6, 2012 04:51 PM CEST

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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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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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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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Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)

Observer

rober025

Date

June 21, 2021

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Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Observer

qiuhan109

Date

May 16, 2021 10:00 AM SAST

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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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annikaml

Date

December 10, 2021 11:10 PM CST

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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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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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Oregon Beaked Moss (Kindbergia oregana)

Observer

rambryum

Date

June 18, 2021 10:20 AM PDT

Description

habitat self-evident

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Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)

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liamragan

Date

January 8, 2021 12:08 PM PST

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Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

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mo0nsgreenthumb

Date

September 20, 2021 02:30 PM EDT

Description

Feasting on a spotted lantern fly

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Eastern Gobbleguts (Vincentia novaehollandiae)

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emikok

Date

February 23, 2021 09:00 AM +11

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kozue

Date

May 11, 2021 09:01 AM ADT

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California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 2021

Description

Leucistic? The pigment in the ocular orbitals is making me hesitate on saying albino

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Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Observer

cfabian

Date

April 2021

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Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)

Observer

cgbb2004

Date

March 2021

Description

A life species for me! This little squirrel was digging seeds out of the snow under the bird feeder. I've thought we might have flying squirrels here because sometimes late at night, we hear the typical sounds of red or gray squirrels racing along the outside of our log cabin walls, but likely not either of those diurnal species.

Photos taken through window glass and screen (left on to prevent window hits).

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Date

February 3, 2021 04:19 PM IST

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Spinner Shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)

Observer

veld_mens

Date

January 2021

Place

Missing Location

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What

Ghost Fungus (Omphalotus nidiformis)

Observer

frya

Date

May 8, 2021 06:47 PM AEST

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Eternal Light (Mycena luxaeterna)

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nortonsantos

Date

January 2021

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ninangel

Date

January 17, 2021 05:30 PM -03

Description

Encontrado en Cerro grande, La Serena

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Dragon's Football (Amorphophallus dracontioides)

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bahleman

Date

January 30, 2021 06:17 PM CET

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Blunthead Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa)

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fhadlikennedi

Date

June 17, 2021 10:08 PM WIB

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abhiapc

Date

May 4, 2021 11:02 AM IST

Place

Kalalavadi (Google, OSM)

Description

Pseudoscorpion & its babies !
These tiny creatures are really amazing to watch. Other day I posted how these false scorpions carry their eggs, like a bunch of grapes on its back.
Here i got continuation of that , Where Mother pseudoscorpion is carrying its juvenile on dorsum of abdomen & few more are there on its ventral side.
I was not able to capture better than this as pseudoscorpions are restless creatures & they never sit when exposed to sunlight. They always move in search of the dark. These Arachnids have the unique strength of moving both forward & backward.
This makes us very difficult to capture . I am sharing three record photos,to showcase its maternal care.
ಹುಸಿಚೇಳಿನ ಬಗೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೊಳಗೆ , ಜೇನ್ನೊಣದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಇವು ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇವು ಮರದ ತೊಗಟೆಯ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸಿಸುತ್ತವೆಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಇವು ಹೊರಜಗತ್ತಿಗೆ ಕಾಣುವುದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ.
ಈ ಅಷ್ಟಪದಿಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯೇ ಸೂಕ್ತ .
ತಿಂಗಳಿಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ನಾನು ನಮ್ಮ ತೋಟದಲ್ಲಿನ ಜೇನುಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈ ಹಾಕಿದಾಗ ನನಗೆ ಈ ಹುಸಿಚೇಳುಗಳ ದರ್ಶನವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ ಸದಾ ಜೊತೆಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇವು ಸದಾ ಕತ್ತಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕುವ ಜೀವಿಗಳು. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದೊಡನೆ, ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಸೆರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಅಡಗಿಬಿಡುತ್ತವೆ.
ಮೊನ್ನೆಯೂ ಹಾಗೆ ಆಯ್ತು.
ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಒಳಗೆ ಹುಸಿಚೇಳೊಂದು ಈಗ ತಾನೇ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಬಂದ ಮರಿಯನ್ನು ಬೆನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ಕುರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿತ್ತು. ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕೆಳಗೆ, ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ ಗೊಂಚಲಿನಂತೆ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳಿದ್ದವು ಮತ್ತು ಆ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳಿಂದ ಮರಿಗಳು ಹೊರಬರಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದವು.
ಈ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳನ್ನು ದಾಖಲಿಸಲು ಅನೇಕ ಸವಾಲುಗಳು.
ಹುಸಿಚೇಳು ಕತ್ತಲೆಯನ್ನು ಹುಡಿಕಿಕೊಂಡು, ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇವುಗಳು ಹಿಂದೆ, ಮುಂದೆ ಅಡ್ಡಡ್ಡ ಚಲಿಸುವ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಥ್ಯ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಫೋಕಸ್ಪೆ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಬಲು ಕಷ್ಟ. ಜೇನು ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಯೊಳಗಣ ಜೇನ್ನೊಣಗಳು ನನ್ನ ಸುತ್ತ ಹಾರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ಯಾವಾಗ ಚುಚ್ಚುವುದೋ ಎಂಬ ಭಯ ಒಂದು ಕಡೆಯಾದರೆ, ಕಾಲಿಗೆ ಕುತ್ತುವ ಸೊಳ್ಳೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕಚ್ಚುವ ಕೆಂಜುಗಗಳು ಇನ್ನೊಂದುಕಡೆ .
ಇವೆಲ್ಲದರ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ನನಗೆ ಮೂರೇ ಮೂರೂ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಸಿಕ್ಕವು. ಅಷ್ಟು ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಈ ಹುಸಿ ಚೇಳು ತನ್ನ ಮಕ್ಕಳೊಡನೆ ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯ ಸೆರೆಯೊಳಗೆ ಅವಿತುಬಿಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು.
ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಆ ಮೂರೂ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಇದೋ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ ನಿಮಗಾಗಿ.
May 2021
Indraprastha
Mysuru.

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Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Observer

rollingplainst

Date

May 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

While taking a picture of this Eastern Hognose Snake, observation at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/79960222, this butterfly landed. Friends?

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jithesh

Date

January 26, 2021 12:07 AM IST

Place

Sanoor (Google, OSM)

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What

De Beer's Bolas Spider (Cladomelea debeeri)

Observer

suncana

Date

October 8, 2021 08:33 PM SAST

Description

See her swinging her bolas: https://youtu.be/DKMrKwTNV5k

Some more wonderful photos of this lady by photographers much better then moi. She is quite a celebrity!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/permalink/4394361263934081/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/permalink/4397220953648112/

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

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smartrf

Date

January 2021

Description

My friend took this photo of a coyote sleeping on his patio. The coyote looks very relaxed.

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Hunchback Amphipod (Iphimedia gibba)

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diveinn_capetown

Date

May 3, 2021 12:41 PM HST

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Observer

gernotkunz

Date

July 1, 2010 10:47 AM CEST

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What

Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Observer

bugmantx

Date

November 11, 2021 07:49 AM UTC

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What

Giant Blue Sage (Salvia azurea)

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laneneely

Date

November 7, 2021 03:35 AM UTC

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Field Dodder (Cuscuta campestris)

Observer

lindadntmn

Date

September 11, 2021 05:23 AM UTC

Description

@sambiology this is the « daughter » I was telling you about.

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What

Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

Observer

tawilliams

Date

March 26, 2018 04:22 PM EDT

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Longleaf False Goldeneye (Heliomeris longifolia)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 22, 2021 05:00 PM CDT

Description

Very few of the flowers were open just yet. Note also the field sketch (last image). These plants had lots of Plusiine looper caterpillars on them:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/98388979

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faluke

Date

July 31, 2021 10:10 AM CEST

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What

Cassidy's Poison Dart Frog (Andinobates cassidyhornae)

Observer

lumaz

Date

June 2011

Place

Private

Description

Unkown species

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Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

July 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus bifrons)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

October 4, 2020 02:25 PM CDT

Description

I had identified this bramble colony as R. bifrons (first time seen in DFW) from photos after I found R. pascuus for the first time in the metroplex too. I couldn't wait to go see it for myself and tick off all 5 TX species on my life list!

Picture descriptions and general notes:
1 - White abaxial leaf surfaces (general pic for ID)
STEMS
2 - Primocane #1
3 - Primocane #1 close up; nearly erect prickles with broad bases, pubescent
4 - Primocane #2; retrorse prickles
5 - Cross section of primocane #1 showing pentagonal shape
6 - Floricane #1; retrorse prickles with broad bases, pubescent
7 - Floricane #1 close up
8 - Older floricanes (#2) bicolored; red on top, green on bottom
9 - Floricane #2; features consistent with floricane #1
10/11 - Floricane #2 prickles 5mm wide and 6mm long
12/13 - Primocane prickles 4mm wide and 6mm long
14 - Stems growing densely underneath leaf canopy
LEAVES
15 - Dense leafy growth
16 - Terminal leaflet; shape: oval, base: rounded, margins: serrate, apex: caudate to attenuate; surface: not lustrous
17 - Abaxial leaf surface; petioles, petiolules, and primary veins armed; secondary veins and blade unarmed
18 - Petiole
19 - Terminal petiolule
20 - Primary and secondary veins
21 - Abaxial leaf blade white tomentose
22 - Stipules very long and narrow; Axillary bud present
23 - New leaves appear more corrugated and shinier than older leaves which are duller, less corrugated, and wider
24 - Several leaves with misshapen leaflets, or even a single oversized leaflet
GROWTH/HABIT
25 - New growth creeps along the edges, could be mistaken for vining/low habit
26 - 5 Leaflets on creeping floricanes more consistent than shrubby sections
27 - General growth habitat; between the bank of a creek and a concrete pathway; Full sun; This particular section was typically 4 ft high
28 - R. bifrons growing closest to path, with Cornus drummondii closest to the creek bank; Other nearby vegetation includes Celtis laevigata, Maclura pomifera, Salix nigra, Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, Paspalum dilatatum, Calyptocarpus vialis
29 - Trying to estimate plant height using an isosceles right triangle based on the 6 foot wide path. Plants average 4-6 feet (12-18 dm)
30 - This particular colony of R. bifrons measured 166m along the edge
31 - Even when soil was scarce, the creeping canes would still spread thickly over the rocky ground.
32 - Soil along creek was clay over limestone
33 - USGS map indicates soil content: Thick clay units and thin limestone units alternating clay, marl, and limestone

Additional observations:

-- My first impression was this is the thickest growth, both in floricanes and leaf coverage, of any of the upright species. In heavy shade (under trees) the growth was not as thick or as tall. Probably the biggest colony of Rubus I've seen.
-- Several leaves had misshapen lateral leaflets, or a single leaflet, (1-)3-5 leaflets overall.

-- No prior season inflorescences seen at all. Nothing remaining on the stems or on the ground. (R. pascuus still has inflorescences attached at this time.)

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Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Observer

cjh4232

Date

June 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Flag-tailed Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spoliatus)

Observer

jwn

Date

June 21, 2018 12:46 PM CDT

Description

@greglasley @briangooding Perhaps you could help me ID the partially obscured dragon in this predation shot.

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Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus)

Observer

kathrynwells333

Date

May 3, 2021 11:07 AM CDT

Description

2021 City Nature Challenge: DFW

One of countless individuals.

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Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Observer

schylerbrown

Date

May 2, 2021 02:06 PM CDT

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Observer

jgw_atx

Date

May 2, 2021 11:19 AM CDT

Description

I have no idea what this is - never seen one of these before. It looks like a mantis(?) - it has raptorial forelegs. But otherwise shaped like a hymenopteran. It is small, 10mm or less. Gonna scratch my head about it for awhile.

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Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

Observer

beckymn

Date

April 27, 2021 01:38 PM CDT

Description

Thanks, sambiology

It's not Ohio piderwort.

It may be Tharp's or hairy--or Virginia???

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Observer

greglasley

Date

September 3, 2020 11:45 AM CDT

Description

My wife took this cell phone image of a female Efferia in our yard today. Likely not identifiable past genus level.

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Observer

antonjo

Date

April 8, 2021 11:42 AM SAST

Description

Very small, cca 1mm, under the stone

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What

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Observer

wildcarrot

Date

January 31, 2021 11:54 AM CST

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Observer

judygva

Date

August 19, 2019 09:49 AM EDT