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bugs_not_drugs

Date

June 10, 2024 06:18 PM MDT

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rbcl_guy

Date

May 18, 2024 07:59 PM CDT

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What

Knot-horn Moths (Subfamily Phycitinae)

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mjplagens

Date

April 26, 2024 01:11 PM MST

Description

Exit hole, frass, silk and drainage in saguaro cactus.

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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johncarlson

Date

April 28, 2024 01:16 PM CDT

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jaykeller

Date

April 16, 2024 07:59 AM EDT

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leptim

Date

April 7, 2024 12:08 PM MDT

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sarahparoski

Date

March 14, 2024 05:49 PM CDT

Description

3rd site on my 2nd Brazos River trip with UNT AFS!

Interesting bug I found in the mud while heading back to leave the site!

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vikkijackson

Date

March 8, 2024 11:36 AM MST

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blazeclaw

Date

August 6, 2023 11:50 AM MDT

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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hubertszcz

Date

January 14, 2024 04:44 PM EST

Description

Newly hatched bugs fluorescing under UV light.

Why green? Blue would be related to resilin: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/2011/875250/

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blazeclaw

Date

February 2, 2024 01:58 PM MST

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What

Rough Stink Bugs (Genus Brochymena)

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dhasdf

Date

January 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

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aliza_gutierrez

Date

December 9, 2023 04:49 PM EST

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robinellison

Date

July 15, 2023 10:46 AM PDT

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rye_70457

Date

August 2023

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bonsaisteve

Date

August 10, 2023 08:30 AM PDT

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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caitlyn181

Date

May 24, 2023 04:57 PM PDT

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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demi5

Date

July 24, 2023 10:28 AM PDT

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wanderling

Date

August 18, 2023 01:00 PM PDT

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gene70

Description

Nymph was observed on this plant in a weedy vacant lot:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184306392

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Chicatana Leafcutter Ant (Atta mexicana)

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arthropodantics

Date

November 22, 2023 02:22 PM MST

Description

Consider me dumbfounded, but Atta mexicana are officially established in Santa Cruz Co., AZ. With all of the recent alate observations north of the border (including a few of my own) it has become certain that established populations of this species have pushed further north than Imuris, Sonora. This site had previously been believed to be the northernmost extent of the species circa ~2000, but within the last 25ish years it seems as though the higher elevation habitat north of Imuris has become habitable for this species. Whether or not that is due to climate change, an urban heat island effect in Nogales, or this species adapting to a cooler climate, I am not sure.

As much as I would love to, I cannot take all of the credit for this observation. @ameeds recently made me aware of a BugGuide post by entomologist Salvador Vitanza, where he thoroughly imaged and documented Atta mexicana workers at this exact locality in Nogales, AZ. I was so dumbfounded that within 2 days I was at the locality to verify for myself, and sure enough I found almost exactly what was detailed in the BugGuide Post.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2306508

Once I confirmed that there were, in fact, Atta workers here, my next task was to locate the colony's "center", the large pile of waste fungus created by these ants above their nesting site. The "nest entrance" detailed by Salvador Vitanza was clearly just a foraging entrance; this species creates underground tunnels from their nest to more fruitful foraging areas - up to 150 meters in any given direction. However, due to the foraging entrance in question having a foraging trail over 100 meters long (BugGuide post says 140m, but I observed the trail fading out at around 105m - trail length likely varies day-by-day). This long trail most likely means that the colony's center was nearby to the foraging entrance. It is worth noting that all foraging activity was on the south side of the street - not a single worker was seen on the north side of the street.

I began my search by exploring the undeveloped land around the property. Unfortunately this area is quite steep, which made it somewhat difficult to survey, but upon searching thoroughly, all I was able to find was an additional foraging entrance underneath a tree located against a backyard wall of the property the original foraging entrance was in front of. I did peer over the wall, but was unable to see any obvious signs of Atta within the backyard of the property.

In the front yard of the property, very close to the original foraging entrance, I noticed 2 additional foraging entrances. One was located in a crack in the walkway , with workers foraging along the side of a concrete barrier for a garden. The second was located in the yard next to a large stone, and had a relatively large and pronounced entrance similar to the one located next to the street. From this entrance a short trail traveled to a Juniper tree, where workers were thoroughly removing plant material and bringing it inside. To see Atta harvesting Juniper so enthusiastically was astonishing to me - I never expected conifers to be a potential food item to Atta.

Given that all four of the foraging entrances I found were centered around this property, and no additional foraging entrances were found away from the property, I suspect the colony's nest is located on the property. I have included a map (last image) of the four foraging entrances and the location of the main long trail.

As a last note on this colony, I do suspect that it is a mature colony. Given the long foraging trails, wide array of plant materials being accepted, and presence of alates in the area, it is likely this colony has been in the area for several years now, and has had the opportunity to spread offspring to other parts of Nogales.

After thoroughly documenting this Atta colony, I explored the rest of the street and a bit of the surrounding area to search for more colonies, but could not find any. I definitely do not expect that this is the only colony in Nogales, AZ, but I was unable to find any additional signs of the species in my limited search. More extensive and widespread searching will definitely be required to find additional signs of this species in Nogales, AZ.

The last note has to do with the male alates found in this observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/179394123
Given that Green Valley is around 35 miles north of Nogales - almost the same distance between Imuris and Nogales, it seems there are only 2 possible explanations. Either those male alates hitchhiked on a truck from Nogales to Green Valley (not impossible considering I-19), or this species extends much further north into AZ than anyone expected. The latter has some merit - previously the higher elevation environment around Nogales was the main barrier preventing Atta from spreading northwards. With this habitat now suitable, I believe there is effectively nothing but time preventing this species from spreading even further north. This may seem like a long-shot, but I suspect that if this population in Nogales is able to persist, we will be seeing Atta in Tucson in the next 30 years.

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stenthesnake

Date

October 20, 2023 11:10 AM CDT

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What

Rough Stink Bugs (Genus Brochymena)

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stenthesnake

Date

March 12, 2023 09:26 AM MDT

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What

Human Botfly (Dermatobia hominis)

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nanofishology

Date

January 20, 2018 06:59 AM CST

Description

Pupation announcement! A sequel to my original observation of the larvae. No warning this time because look how cute! On her blankie and everything 😭

I think this is 9.5 weeks after acquisition. Acquired in Belize (not by me!), brought to Texas in situ.

Larvae: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9370693
ADULT!: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10206805

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ameeds

Date

October 21, 2023 08:56 PM MST

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ameeds

Date

October 21, 2023 08:05 PM MST

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ameeds

Date

November 19, 2022 04:27 PM MST

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jaykeller

Date

July 24, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

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jennifer_miner

Date

June 16, 2022 09:59 AM MDT

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What

Predatory Stink Bugs (Subfamily Asopinae)

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wildcarrot

Date

May 2, 2021 03:37 PM CDT

Description

Obs for prey

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hannawacker

Date

August 15, 1978

Description

Shield Bug, Scutelleridae 50485. North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. 15 August 1978. K. Butterfield.

Grand Canyon Museum Collection, Address: 2 Albright Ave, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, Phone: (928) 638-7769. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/historyculture/collections.htm

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What

Four-humped Stink Bug (Brochymena quadripustulata)

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sbbrown

Date

September 11, 2023 08:28 AM MDT

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What

Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

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megakylie

Date

April 20, 2021 01:22 PM PDT

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kschnei

Date

August 16, 2023 09:40 AM PDT

Description

Beat from juniper and collected as part of a bioblitz under permit GRBA-2023-SCI-0011, 8.7 mm, specimen photos taken at the California Academy of Sciences.

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calliemrhi

Date

August 22, 2023 11:52 AM MDT

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What

Red-bordered Stink Bug (Edessa rufomarginata)

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itsmelucy

Date

March 26, 2021 11:36 AM CST

Place

Centro (Google, OSM)

Description

Eggs laid 21 March: observed: inaturalist.org/observations/71711000

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suecar

Date

August 16, 2023 05:52 AM MST

Description

BugGuide also has records of O. mexicanus but iNat shows that species much farther south - ?

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reptipods

Date

August 4, 2023

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What

Sonoran Desert Tortoise (Gopherus morafkai)

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matt_lachiusa

Date

August 2023

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What

Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

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jensanford

Date

August 4, 2023 12:33 PM PDT

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markkjames

Date

July 30, 2023 09:40 AM PDT

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What

Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus)

Date

June 2023

Description

What a beautiful mother.

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What

Florida Predatory Stink Bug (Euthyrhynchus floridanus)

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mendocxs

Date

June 30, 2023

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zee_z

Date

July 7, 2023 08:24 AM PDT

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jgw_atx

Date

June 28, 2023 09:37 PM CDT

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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alec422

Date

June 2023

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woolcarderbee

Date

June 19, 2023 12:24 AM CDT

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ameeds

Date

July 20, 2022 07:36 AM -05

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joemdo

Date

June 3, 2023 10:29 PM EDT

Description

Blacklighting during a pseudo-camping trip (slept in my car, tent is broken) to Big Cypress.
I had one main sheet set up, lit by two USB "DJ" blacklights, powered by USB battery packs. I briefly had a second sheet up but left to sleep in my car for a bit before checking on it. Unfortunately the batteries had all died and the lights were out so I hardly observed anything at the second sheet. I was also competing with a full moon, which I think lowered the overall diversity and quantity of insects at the sheets. Winds were fairly weak but still would push on the sheets every once in a while.

Blacklighting observations from my two nights of blacklighting in this area: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&d1=2023-06-02&d2=2023-06-04&place_id=any&project_id=34515&user_id=joemdo&verifiable=any

Besides blacklighting I did some hiking on the Florida trail north of I-75 and the next trail a few miles west. Both of these trails had wildfires pass through a few months prior. Link to info about the fire:
https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2023-04-07/cypress-camp-trail-fire-in-collier-expands-to-nearly-6-700-acres-reported-burning-close-to-i-75

After Big Cypress, I wasn't sure where to go next and briefly stopped at Fakahatchee and then drove past Everglades City before heading home due to my car starting a little funny.

All of my Big Cypress observations from this trip:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2023-06-02&d2=2023-06-04&order=asc&place_id=any&project_id=nps-big-cypress-national-preserve&subview=map&user_id=joemdo


Info about the cheapy DJ blacklights I used, great for getting started with blacklighting: https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/damontighe/11836-diy-moth-light

Here's a video showing the DJ blacklights in action at the Pinecrest campground (Big Cypress) from Summer 2019: https://youtu.be/tavmTa7WoPk

Blacklighting project for Florida on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/blacklighting-florida

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entomike

Date

June 3, 2010

Description

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2018
coll'ed beating/sweeping
spmn in the TAMUIC

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What

Purple-washed Stink Bug (Kermana imbuta)

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entomike

Date

June 3, 2010

Description

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
coll'ed beating
spmn in the TAMUIC

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eaneubauer

Date

April 28, 2023 10:58 AM CDT

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What

Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths (Superfamily Pyraloidea)

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djangoroo

Date

October 3, 2022 08:27 AM MST

Description

Found boring into Mammillaria

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camblanch

Date

October 7, 2022 12:02 PM MST

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What

Comb-footed Spiders (Family Theridiidae)

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mjplagens

Date

October 21, 2022 08:17 PM MST

Description

This spider was in the company of a thousand seed bug nymphs ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/141732298 ) on the undersode a rock.

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What

Devil Scorpions (Family Vaejovidae)

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caleb_strand

Date

October 26, 2018 09:30 PM MST

Description

A scorpion I found a while back that is suspected to be an undescribed species. Location is close to accurate for those who would luke to follow up on it.

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What

Skin Beetles (Genus Dermestes)

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ameeds

Date

October 11, 2019 03:29 PM MDT

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What

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

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itsmelucy

Date

February 13, 2023 01:50 PM CST

Place

Centro (Google, OSM)

Description

(On exterior of house opposite side of street)

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What

Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

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tuftedparidae

Date

August 2, 2000 08:08 PM CDT

Description

Collected by C. Carlton & A. Tishechkin, at UV light

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hkibak

Date

January 29, 2022 01:28 PM HST

Description

It’s hard to believe that there would be a rove beetle adapted to saguaro bacterial necrosis, but the coloration on this one is quite a coincidence if it isn't!

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mjplagens

Date

October 22, 2022 10:45 AM MST

Description

Larva on Pleradenophora bilocularis.

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What

Jumping Bean Moth (Cydia saltitans)

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mjplagens

Date

October 22, 2022 09:51 AM MST

Description

exit hole in fruit of Pleradenophora bilocularis

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cwd912nb

Date

November 2, 2022 02:53 PM CDT

Description

I have seen specimens in the Genus Catorhinta on or near my house on five previous occasions, ON each occasion, the question "Is this C. texana or C,. selector has come up. Three have been identified as C. texana; the other two simply remain at genus, Jason Botz is quoted in BugGuidenet as follows: "[C. texana] can be recognized by the narrow yellow band at the apex of the third antennomere, along with a slightly wider look to the abdomen and a more orange-colored connexivial stripe. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1131911. Here, the connexivial stripe does appear noticeably orange and several of the pictures show the light (very light) yellow antennna band clearly. I believe this to be C. texana. Compare https://bugguide.net/node/view/2186288. @wongun @pfau_tarleton

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stenthesnake

Date

May 9, 2022 09:39 PM CDT

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screws

Date

March 27, 2016

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lupoli_roland

Date

June 14, 2021 09:56 AM CEST

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djangoroo

Date

October 11, 2022 08:43 AM MST

Description

Feeding within Peniocereus greggii

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What

Predatory Stink Bugs (Subfamily Asopinae)

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timkoul

Date

October 18, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

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What

Giant Strong-nosed Stink Bug (Alcaeorrhynchus grandis)

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andrewcore

Date

September 28, 2022 08:03 AM MST

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richardlb

Date

September 26, 2022 11:16 AM MDT

Description

elevation 10,800

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What

Genus Tepa

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pfau_tarleton

Date

August 21, 2022 12:00 AM CDT

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

July 27, 2022 11:56 AM PDT

Description

Whistler bioblitz - blackcomb lake, alpine, mostly snowpack.

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mcaterino

Date

June 11, 2020

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woolcarderbee

Date

August 6, 2022 01:11 AM CDT

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bob73

Date

August 2022

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What

Green Burgundy Stink Bug (Banasa dimidiata)

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woolcarderbee

Date

August 5, 2022 09:52 PM CDT

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josuergg

Date

July 13, 2022 04:13 PM CST

Place

Tatumbla (Google, OSM)

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What

Dismal Swamp Stink Bug (Chlorochroa dismalia)

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cypselurus

Date

June 2022

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

June 2022

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

June 23, 2022 05:59 PM PDT

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

June 2022

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

June 12, 2022 02:57 PM PDT

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What

Green Stink Bug (Chinavia hilaris)

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terrinorris

Date

June 9, 2022 01:44 PM EDT

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egordon88

Date

May 31, 2022 06:36 PM MDT

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What

Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

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woolcarderbee

Date

August 16, 2012 05:50 PM CDT

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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alex_rivera1

Date

May 18, 2022 11:14 AM EST

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woolcarderbee

Date

June 14, 2009 05:57 PM CDT

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies (Superfamily Pentatomoidea)

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randyrubix

Date

July 7, 2018 06:06 PM PDT

Description

5mm long.

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craigbiegler

Date

May 10, 2022 11:29 PM EDT

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jenna_sekwa

Date

May 12, 2022 09:49 AM EST

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itsmelucy

Date

May 8, 2022 11:23 AM CDT

Place

Centro (Google, OSM)

Description

So pink!

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ocean_beach_goth

Date

May 5, 2022 05:34 PM PDT

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itsmelucy

Date

May 2, 2022 12:08 PM CDT

Place

Centro (Google, OSM)

Description

TOP insect

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Date

May 2, 2022 05:43 PM MDT

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biolily

Date

May 1, 2022 09:46 AM CDT

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What

Predatory Stink Bugs (Subfamily Asopinae)

Date

August 8, 2021 06:09 AM CDT

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squiresk

Date

April 29, 2022 10:24 AM EST

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sebastianploner

Date

February 12, 2022 08:14 PM CST

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What

Conchuela Bug (Chlorochroa ligata)

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ozarkpoppy

Date

April 25, 2022 02:09 PM CDT

Description

yard fm