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Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees (Genus Megachile)

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steven-cyclist

Date

July 9, 2020 03:45 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

September 3, 2022 04:02 PM EDT

Description

Eating a Psyllobora (fungus-eating lady beetle) baby that had been harvesting Erysiphaceae on a Silphium perfoliatum leaf

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steven-cyclist

Date

September 3, 2022 04:03 PM EDT

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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 20, 2022 10:11 AM CDT

Description

probably Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis

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Nasturtiums (Genus Tropaeolum)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

March 19, 2011 03:31 PM EDT

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Metallic Epauletted-Sweat Bee (Augochloropsis metallica)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 19, 2022 12:44 PM CDT

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Red Passionflower (Passiflora manicata)

Observer

martinwettges

Date

July 8, 2022 07:49 AM -05

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American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

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penelopemadill

Date

June 7, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

Description

Digital Camera:
I took the image through my Telescope. This was a baby in a Robin nest in my apple tree.

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Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

Observer

penelopemadill

Date

July 25, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

Description

Digital Camera:
The Hawk was balanced on an exposed branch at the top of a neighbors apple tree. Right next to it was an American Robin, see other photo.

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Gunnison's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus gunnisonii)

Observer

carolart

Date

July 18, 2022 08:53 AM MDT

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What

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

Observer

carolart

Date

July 18, 2022 04:09 PM MDT

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susanhewitt

Date

July 16, 2022 01:56 PM EDT

Description

These are all water strider here in this big swarm. If you look carefully you can see there are some smaller ones and some larger ones.

David got some great images of them:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126735990

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126735989

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djringer

Date

July 16, 2022 01:56 PM EDT

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What

Ubiquitous House Spider (Tegenaria domestica)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

June 6, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Description

def a wolf spider, not sure about genus

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What

Crape Myrtle Mildew (Erysiphe lagerstroemiae)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

June 14, 2022 06:01 PM EDT

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What

Dark Elm Case-Bearer (Coleophora limosipennella)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

June 11, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

Description

Very mysterious. I had no idea what this was at first.

I guess this is my very first observation of the larval case of any Case-Bearer moth. I have photographed adult moths in this family before, but never larvae with their amazing hand-made cases.

Here is the other larva that I found today on the same tree:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/121267058

The cases were both about 10 mm long, so I figure they are both the cases of fully grown larvae.

Technically the case is described as being spatulate in shape.

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steven-cyclist

Date

June 5, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

June 5, 2022 01:45 PM EDT

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

July 19, 2020 06:33 PM EDT

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What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

May 27, 2022 04:51 PM EDT

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What

Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

May 27, 2022 04:21 PM EDT

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Observer

tombigelow

Date

June 10, 2017 12:14 PM EDT

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Observer

debk

Date

December 16, 2018

Description

It was first spotted by Bruce Welkovich.
On iNaturalist the name “Trichoderma flavipes” was suggested.

See observation by leptonia on iNaturalist for DNA sequence and more comments. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19723578

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

May 16, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

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What

Tongues of Fire (Gymnosporangium clavariiforme)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 4, 2022 04:26 PM EDT

Description

Very cool! Never seen this before! But it is large, and brightly-colored, and spectacular!

There was lots of it today on a garden Juniper in a raised flower bed outside a building right on my block but very near to 1st Avenue. The two other Junipers in those beds did not have any of the fungus on them.

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What

Rust Fungi (Order Pucciniales)

Observer

zitserm

Date

April 24, 2022 04:23 PM EDT

Description

On Ranunculus abortivus

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

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zihaowang

Date

April 5, 2022 03:14 PM ADT

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

March 27, 2022 01:41 PM EDT

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What

Organ-pipe Mud-dauber Wasp (Trypoxylon politum)

Observer

vancortlandtzoo

Date

March 16, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

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What

Hanging Millipede Liverwort (Frullania nisquallensis)

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gwark

Date

February 16, 2022 09:11 PM AKST

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What

Starry Night Cracker (Hamadryas laodamia)

Observer

michelbourque

Date

March 11, 2017 12:06 PM EST

Description

Female

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What

Bisexual Mussel (Semimytilus algosus)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

March 9, 2022 08:19 AM -05

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What

Chinese Wax Scale (Ceroplastes sinensis)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

March 5, 2022 10:18 AM EST

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sigridjakob

Date

February 13, 2022 10:11 AM EST

Description

On incubated deer dung

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steven-cyclist

Date

February 17, 2022 02:49 PM EST

Description

On aroid house plant. About 1mm long (photos taken in microscope with 4x objective and 10x eyepiece, plus phone camera set to 2x)

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Marsh Parsley (Cyclospermum leptophyllum)

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steven-cyclist

Date

February 20, 2022 04:05 PM EST

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Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

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bbco

Date

February 13, 2022 03:15 PM UTC

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Water Chestnut (Trapa natans)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

February 12, 2022 02:02 PM EST

Description

I found one seedpod up in the salt marsh where the high tide washes the light stuff.

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Handlirsch's Bumble Bee (Bombus handlirschi)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

March 19, 2011 03:51 PM EDT

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

September 16, 2008 09:28 AM EDT

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What

Golden Ear (Naematelia aurantia)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

December 19, 2021 03:23 PM EST

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What

Life

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 21, 2021 05:03 PM EST

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

December 21, 2021 04:01 AM EST

Description

On smilax rotundifolia, green briar. Spores .020mm across, .045mm long, bisected, tapered, with tail. First ID in NYC, found on walk with NY Mycological Society

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Helicoid Land Snails (Superfamily Helicoidea)

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steven-cyclist

Date

June 24, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

June 20, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

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Blue Fungus Beetle (Cypherotylus californicus)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

November 28, 2021 04:49 PM EST

Description

Hanging under a dead branch over a year-round stream.

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Observer

lindanies

Date

November 9, 2021 02:16 PM MST

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

November 28, 2021 03:51 PM EST

Description

sage-colored leaf-like galls on dried-out Bassia (maybe)

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What

Sandy Laccaria (Laccaria trullisata)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

November 13, 2021 11:13 AM EST

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Puff-ball Algae (Genus Colpomenia)

Observer

mattparr

Date

November 24, 2021 05:29 PM EST

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steven-cyclist

Date

September 6, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Description

Seen on NY Mycological Society foray in Cunningham Park, Queens.

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jamieong

Date

August 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

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sigridjakob

Date

November 14, 2021 04:45 PM EST

Description

Spores 10µm long, on decaying hardwood stick

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American Tar Spot (Rhytisma americanum)

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tombigelow

Date

November 14, 2021 01:31 PM EST

Description

on Acer saccharinum leaves

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergens)

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marceloamores

Date

October 26, 2021 11:01 AM -05

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steven-cyclist

Date

November 9, 2021 07:29 AM EST

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steven-cyclist

Date

November 9, 2021 08:13 AM EST

Description

On Juniperus virginiana, eastern redcedar, in a strip-mall parking lot

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What

Pink-shaded Fern Moth (Callopistria mollissima)

Observer

cesarcastillo

Date

July 31, 2021 11:47 PM EDT

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees (Subgenus Dialictus)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

November 9, 2021 02:52 PM EST

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marceloamores

Date

October 24, 2021 08:45 AM -05

Description

BIDENS ANDICOLA H.B.K., Nov. Gen. et Sp. 4:237 (186). 1820; B. andicola H.B.K. vars. normalis and heterophylla O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. PI. 3^II^: I36. 1898; B. fruticulosa Mey. and Walp., Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 19 Supplem. I. 271. 1843.

Descript. amplific.- Herba perennis, semi-procumbens vel etiam erecta, valde hispido-pubescens vel fere glabra, ramosa, 2-8 dm. alta, caulibus parce angulatis. Folia 1-7 cm. longa, valde polymorpha; nunc indivisa, ovata, serrata, sessilia vel alato-petiolata, ad apicem obtusa vel subacuta; nunc tripartite vel 1-3-pinnata foliolis ovatis vel lanceolatis vel linearibus et ad apicem sensim vel abrupte apiculatis. Capitula ramos terminantia, longe pedunculata, radiata; pansa ad anthesin 2-4 vel rarius etiam usque ad 5.5 cm. lata, 0.7-1.4 cm. alta. Involucrum perspicue hispidum, bracteis ex-terioribus 8-10, lanceolatis vel lineari-oblongis, ciliatis, supra saepe glabratis, apice plerumque obtusis, quam interioribus lanceolatis dense hispidis plerumque multo brevioribus. Flores ligulati saepius 8, lutei, ligula elliptico-oblanceolati, apice plerumque minute 3-denticulati, 1.2-2.5 cm. longi. Achaenia tenuiter linearia, inferne sensim attenuate, obcompresso-quadrangularia, sulcata, supra plus minusve erecto-hispida, fusco-nigra, corpore 0.7-1.4 cm. longa et 0.4-1 mm. lata et paleas demum superantia, apice bi- (vel pauca tri-) aristata, aristis tenuibus, brunneo-stramineis vel rubescentibus, re-trorsum hamosis, 1.7-3 mm. longis.

BIDENS ANDICOLA var. DECOMPOSITA O. Kuntze, I.c.; B. macrantha Griseb., Abhandl. Goett. I9:I38 I874; B. grandiflora Balb. var. breviloba 0. Kuntze, I.c.-Folia 2-3-pinnatisecta, usque ad I dm. longa, achaeniis superne valde attenuato-elongata.

For many years the identity of the South American Bidens andicola has been obscured for herbarium workers by the great multiplicity of foliage forms encountered. WEDDELL, as early as 1856 (Chloris And. 1870) described it as a polymorphous plant ("Plante polymorphe et très repande dans la chaine, mais presque exclusivement alpestre"). Later, OTTO KUNTZE, who like WEDDELL had collected in South America, commented upon the variability of the leaves ("Eine robuste Art mit einfach oder mehrfach ternatisecten Blättern, mittelgrossen gelben Strahlblüthen, ziemlich grossen Blüthenköpfen, äusseren zottig behaarten Involucralbracteen etc., aber in Bezug auf Blatttheilung wie manche andere Bidens-Art sehr variabel"; Rev. Gen. Pl. 3^II^: 136. 1898). In herbaria the numerous foliage forms are seen to simulate corresponding forms of B. triplinervia H.B.K. (B. humilis H.B.K., B. crithmifoliac H.B.K., etc.), and this has led often to confusion between the two species. Recently I was enabled, through the courtesy of OTTO BUCHTIEN (cf. SHEREFF, BOT. GAZ. 76: 151. 1923), to study a great number of specimens collected by him and displaying a wide range of variation. From these (all in Herb. Field. Mus.) and many others, totalling more than two hundred specimens, the preceding descriptions are drawn. It was found that sometimes, in poorly developed material, distinction from B. triplinervia is apparently impossible. In well developed material, however, the distinctions are usually very definite, B. andicola being coarser, its thicker heads having commonly about eight instead of commonly about five rays[4], etc. B. andicola has the paleae shorter than the mature achenes and this character separates it from the surprisingly similar aggregation of Mexican forms (Purpus 1547, 1548, 2637, 4135, 5089, 5620; Rose and Painter 6666, 7949; Pringle 4915; E. W. Nelson 3220, etc.) that in late years have passed erroneously under the name B. daucifolia DC. In the latter[5] the paleae are usually very blackish above and commonly surpass the mature achenes.

Occasionally a form of B. andicola is found with the leaves highly compound and the achenes strongly narrowed above, somewhat like those of Cosmos. If it were not for various connecting forms this would seem to be specifically distinct. KUNTZE, who himself collected specimens of it, referred at least one of them, a plant from Cochabamba, Bolivia (Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard.) to B. andicola, naming it var. decomposita. In a careless moment he named a precisely identical form from between Cochabamba and Rio Juntas, Bolivia (Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard.) B. grandiflora Balb. var. breviloba, although B. grandifjora is a Mexican species and is not known to occur in South America.

[4] Unfortunately, B. triplinervia produces at times an 8-rayed form. Discussion of this form must be deferred until a later date.

Sherff, E. E. (1926). Studies in the Genus Bidens. VII. Botanical Gazette, 81(1), 25-54.>>

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Wasp's Nest Slime Mold (Metatrichia vesparium)

Observer

cesarcastillo

Date

September 8, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

November 6, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

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Chip Cherries (Leratiomyces ceres)

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sigridjakob

Date

November 2, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

October 17, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

October 23, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

October 18, 2021 03:13 PM EDT

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Rubus Rust (Phragmidium violaceum)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

October 17, 2021 05:15 PM EDT

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What

Groundsel Crown Rust (Puccinia lagenophorae)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

October 16, 2021 01:42 PM EDT

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What

Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Observer

jscushman

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Garland Roundhead (Stropharia coronilla)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

September 18, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

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What

European Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

June 7, 2020 01:38 PM EDT

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Vascular Plants (Phylum Tracheophyta)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 28, 2021 08:21 PM EDT

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American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 22, 2021 04:15 PM EDT

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Spruce Grouse (Canachites canadensis)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 22, 2021 01:40 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 23, 2021 03:43 PM EDT

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 27, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

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Bog Leafhopper (Helochara communis)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 27, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

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What

Thin-legged Wolf Spiders (Genus Pardosa)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 27, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Description

walking on water

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 27, 2021 05:32 PM EDT

Description

on Cratageus douglasii

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 27, 2021 05:47 PM EDT

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What

Greater Fritillaries (Genus Speyeria)

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 28, 2021 03:24 PM EDT

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Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 28, 2021 03:43 PM EDT

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What

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 20, 2021 07:08 PM EDT

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Veiled Polypore (Cryptoporus volvatus)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 21, 2021 04:01 PM EDT

Description

on Pseudotsuga

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What

Wolf Lichen (Letharia vulpina)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 21, 2021 04:50 PM EDT

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Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 21, 2021 05:15 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 21, 2021 08:46 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 21, 2021 09:36 PM EDT

Description

no sign of the eggs, and very, very small.... @ccorn ? @johndreynolds ?

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 24, 2021 06:46 PM EDT

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steven-cyclist

Date

August 23, 2021 04:27 PM EDT

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Observer

nickmoore91

Date

August 4, 2021 10:22 AM MDT

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Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

July 26, 2019 08:56 AM EDT

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What

Black Bread Mold (Rhizopus stolonifer)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

August 10, 2021 05:53 PM EDT

Description

on very sour sourdough (low pH) with wheat and rye flour

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What

Elm Leaf Beetle (Xanthogaleruca luteola)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

August 5, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

Description

On the underside of an elm leaf on a street tree.

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What

Clubbed Mydas Fly (Mydas clavatus)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

July 31, 2021 01:26 PM EDT

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What

Black Firefly (Lucidota atra)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

June 28, 2021 05:15 PM EDT
Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

aaronkang

Date

June 8, 2021 02:48 PM EDT

Description

Pleurocybella porrigens or Pleurotus pulmonarias?

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What

Red Raspberry Slime Mold (Tubifera ferruginosa)

Observer

ethancrenson

Date

June 12, 2021 03:35 PM EDT

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What

Seashore Springtail (Anurida maritima)

Observer

steven-cyclist

Date

June 24, 2021 06:56 AM EDT