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Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)

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schoenitz

Date

May 2022

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Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

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samwilhelm

Date

March 22, 2022 03:09 PM EDT
Fungi

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Hongos (Kingdom Fungi)

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lheithmar

Date

March 14, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

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Common Raven (Corvus corax)

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mibirdwatcher60

Date

November 25, 2021 07:42 AM EST

Description

This bird was recorded high in a maple tree in Bloomfield NJ. Every vocalization was accompanied by a tail flare.

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Ivies (Genus Hedera)

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sadawolk

Date

January 1, 2022 01:08 PM EST

Description

New Years Day 60-Minute Bioblitz

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Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes)

Observer

anita363

Description

When PSE&G installed the new high-pressure gas lines to our house, they sawed off and capped the old, below-grade gas line. But the vibration from the sawzall apparently compromised the surrounding masonry of our 1906 poured-concrete foundation. The crew decided, "Ah, stick a little putty around it, it'll be fine." They were using this putty to seal the new installations -- but those entered the foundations above grade. Here is an object lesson in why putty is not suitable for below-grade use: termites made their way through it and, having reached a dead end, decided to try a mud tunnel straight up to see if they hit anything. Impressive engineering! (The termites', that is. PSE&G's, not so much.)

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Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus)

Observer

fishstick23

Date

January 12, 2022 06:54 PM EST

Place

nj (Google, OSM)

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Atlantic Ivy (Hedera hibernica)

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srall

Date

April 3, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

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Atlantic Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes bightensis)

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cnycharles

Date

October 2021

Description

More this year. These are lightly fragrant

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Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna)

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juliettepeel

Date

May 2, 2021 04:20 PM EDT

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Ivies (Genus Hedera)

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juliettepeel

Date

April 4, 2021 05:02 PM EDT

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Round-backed Millipedes (Superorder Juliformia)

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kategilman

Date

May 2, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

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Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

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bobbar

Date

January 25, 2021 03:39 PM UTC

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Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

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mertensia

Date

August 14, 2020 04:16 PM EDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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subi_a

Date

August 28, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

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Hammerleaf Frangipani (Plumeria pudica)

Observer

chayantgonsalves

Date

September 12, 2020 08:09 PM IST

Description

Had me stumped for a long time. I'll reveal the identity soon but curious to know if anyone else has seen something like this before? Let's make it a guessing game :D

Edit: reveal in the second image, prepare for a letdown.

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Perennial Glasswort (Salicornia ambigua)

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swampythings

Description

keyed out in GoBotany

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Baltic Isopod (Idotea balthica)

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kiyomijane

Date

September 16, 2020 02:11 PM EDT

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Hollies (Genus Ilex)

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schoenitz

Date

December 7, 2019 12:28 PM EST

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Hammond's Spring-Beauty (Claytonia virginica var. hammondiae)

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john1322

Date

April 22, 2020

Description

Hammond's Yellow Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica var. hammondiae) -TNC Arctic Meadows Preserve

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anita363

Date

June 7, 2019 02:08 PM EDT

Description

This is the best view of the prey. I make them out to be predator, prey, and kleptoparasite. I think the big jumping spider stole the prey from the smaller guy. At times they were both feeding on it. But then the smaller guy kept wrapping the jumper and prey while the jumper was feeding. I think it eventually ended with the little guy retreating back to its webs underneath the mailbox, ceding the field. I have no idea if the amount of web wrapped around it was enough to bother the jumper.

The jumper is a male Phidippus audax. I believe the prey is an Agelenopsis grass spider. Not sure about the little guy -- maybe a cobweb spider?

The 5th item is a video on Flickr; click the i to access the original.

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Eastern Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum)

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sandykeller

Date

May 18, 2019 03:57 PM EDT

Description

Should be this Sisyrinchium species. I can change to just Blue-eyed grass in general if needed.

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Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)

Observer

rotten_rooster

Date

May 7, 2019 08:30 AM EDT

Description

He won’t stop stealing eggs! I don’t mind though!

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Forsythias (Genus Forsythia)

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ebf965

Date

April 13, 2019 02:21 PM EDT

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Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)

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srall

Date

April 28, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

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srall

Date

April 28, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

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Evergreen Bagworm Moth (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis)

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czobek

Date

July 31, 2016 05:03 PM EDT

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

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kostorm

Date

July 6, 2018 05:32 PM EDT

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Ghost Spiders (Family Anyphaenidae)

Observer

peggyo

Date

June 8, 2017 10:53 AM EDT

Description

Taken at Valmont Cranberry Bog

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Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

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brandonh1

Date

July 13, 2018

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Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda)

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aguilita

Date

August 3, 2014

Description

Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Avondale Park
Denton, Texas
August 3, 2014

Note: We want to acknowledge and thank John and Jane Balaban, Contributing Editors at BugGuide, for making this ID possible. They pointed us in the right direction and we were able to confirm their highly accurate suggestion that the subject of our observation was none other than Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda). To access the ID of this specimen at BugGuide go to: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1191162

We first observed this moth's caterpillar wading in about 1/8" to 1/4" inch of water in Cooper Creek next to Avondale Park in Denton, Texas. As the creek's current was not moving that day, it was able to navigate the depth of its immediate environment. Many songbirds stop to drink water in the vicinity of where this observation was made so it was dangerous for this caterpillar to be found at the location since it could easily become prey to the birds.

Species Spodoptera frugiperda - Fall Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9666

Once we received the probable ID from John and Jane Balaban we checked both past BugGuide IDs of Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) as well as the North American Moth Photographers Group in order to confirm the ID. We checked the available (Texas-related) reports on BugGuide and there we found two previous reports of this species for the month of August (per the Data Map), one a caterpillar and its moth form in the other. Our present observation would be the second caterpillar for this species reported in August for Texas on BugGuide but the first for the North Texas region and Denton County specifically. The other two reports were made from Harris County, which is the Houston metro area, nearly 300 miles distant southeast from our location. The BugGuide caterpillar for Harris County though is a perfect match for our entry and so is another located at the North American Moth Photographers Group online site. Hence we were able to confirm the ID for this caterpillar as that of the Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda).

Fall Armyworm Moth is found throughout the eastern half of the United States and the US Southwest as well as Ontario, Canada adjoining the US, the Caribbean nations and Cuba in particular, Mexico, and Central America. Because of its extensive North American range, Fall Armyworm Moth is an authentic resident of the Western Hemisphere. Avondale Park and Cooper Creek are administered by the City of Denton, Texas.

Sources:

“Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda),” BugGuide, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, photographs, range map, description, resource links, accessed 2.15.16, http://bugguide.net/node/view/40787/bgimage

“Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda),” North American Moth Photographers Group, Mississippi Entomological Museum, Mississippi State University, range map, photographs, accessed 2.15.16, http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9666

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Eastern Ratsnake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Observer

rhidenz

Date

June 25, 2018 08:22 AM EDT

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Common Green Lacewings (Genus Chrysoperla)

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claggy

Date

August 7, 2017 06:37 PM EDT

Description

Went to check on the spiky fluff mystery, and this lacewing larva was there too. What is going on here?!

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Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

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daiko

Date

January 31, 2011 09:23 PM EST

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Common Evening-Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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srall

Date

April 28, 2018 02:23 PM EDT

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Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata)

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shoyshoy20

Date

April 20, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

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Common Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris)

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drdanaehret

Date

April 14, 2018 07:52 AM EDT

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Mock Strawberry (Potentilla indica)

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javiehweg

Date

April 14, 2018 04:00 PM EDT

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Spiny Oakworm Moth (Anisota stigma)

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paul_dennehy

Date

June 13, 2015 07:18 PM ADT

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Buttercup Oil Beetle (Meloe americanus)

Observer

schoenitz

Date

October 2016

Description

only ever in the fall

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Plantains (Genus Plantago)

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mbarnes06

Date

February 19, 2018 02:50 PM EST

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Buren's Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bureni)

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susanhewitt

Date

December 22, 2017 05:02 PM EST

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Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

ctgregh

Date

December 6, 2017 10:41 AM EST

Description

leucistic; present at this site for several years

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Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

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sciurid13

Date

June 30, 2017 12:27 PM CDT

Description

On top of a grocery store. Mother was nearby.

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Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)

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srall

Date

September 11, 2017 01:16 PM EDT

Description

eating the monarch in a butterfly house

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

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julieelliott

Date

September 8, 2017 01:42 PM EDT

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White-banded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes)

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srall

Date

August 19, 2017 02:24 PM EDT

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Collared Calostoma (Calostoma lutescens)

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cdance

Date

March 18, 2017 07:52 AM CDT

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Ivies (Genus Hedera)

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srall

Date

April 2017

Place

Private

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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

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wilson15004112

Date

April 1, 2013 11:01 AM EDT

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Angle-winged Katydids (Genus Microcentrum)

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bouteloua

Date

March 24, 2017 09:10 AM CDT

Description

on Rhamnus cathartica

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

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macquafredda13

Date

March 24, 2017 08:49 AM EDT

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Woolly Alder Aphid (Prociphilus tessellatus)

Observer

caleb25

Date

October 15, 2016 12:31 AM CDT

Description

Ants were tending this patch of fungus. Food source?

Fungi

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Hongos (Kingdom Fungi)

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glmory

Date

January 13, 2017 05:09 AM PST

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Eastern American Jack-O'-Lantern (Omphalotus illudens)

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gailhargaden

Date

September 24, 2016 11:43 AM EDT

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