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Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

ccgibbons

Date

October 23, 2022 01:40 PM EDT

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Observer

tomeoftheabsurd

Date

October 13, 2022 05:19 PM MST

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Observer

suecar

Date

August 14, 2022 03:37 PM MST

Description

On Fouquieria splendens.

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What

American Mink (Neogale vison)

Date

October 25, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

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What

Spun Glass Slug Moth (Isochaetes beutenmuelleri)

Date

October 22, 2022 06:14 PM EDT

Description

Found in oak.

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Observer

becksnyc

Date

September 24, 2022 08:59 PM EDT

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What

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)

Observer

frodejacobsen

Date

June 9, 2012 02:15 PM EDT

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What

Long-horned Slug Moth (Adoneta bicaudata)

Observer

kim_fleming

Date

October 11, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

Description

on oak with tachinid egg.
The 2nd and 3rd photos were taken 3 days later on the 14th.
Fourth picture, 28 Oct.
Fifth picture, 30 Oct.

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Saddleback Caterpillar Moth (Acharia stimulea)

Observer

slade

Date

October 9, 2022 04:29 PM EDT

Description

On Iris cristata

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What

Saddleback Caterpillar Moth (Acharia stimulea)

Observer

joemdo

Date

September 24, 2022 10:14 PM EDT

Description

Blacklighting for a couple hours in the Royal Palm area. I had three sheets set up from around 7:30-10PM, the first was about 30 meters into the old Ingraham Highway between the Gumbo Limbo Trail entrances, the second facing the Taylor Slough near the entrance of the Anhinga Trail and the third facing the open area near the parking lot.

All sheets were lit by UV "DJ" blacklights (395-400 nm LED) hooked up to USB battery packs. Video showing the blacklights in action at the Pinecrest campground (Big Cypress) from Summer 2019: https://youtu.be/tavmTa7WoPk

This observation is from the 1st sheet described above.

Big thank you Natalie Mudd for organizing a great bioblitz here at Everglades National Park! I spent several hours volunteering with Tonya and Jesse and it was a lot of fun talking to park visitors about iNaturalist. I am looking forward to participating and helping out with more of these :-)

Here is a link to the project that collected everyone's observations from today: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/everglades-national-public-lands-day-bioblitz

My blacklighting observations from tonight:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-09-24&order=asc&place_id=any&project_id=blacklighting-florida&user_id=joemdo

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

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

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Euclea Slug Moths (Genus Euclea)

Observer

kstateforger

Date

August 31, 2022 04:21 PM CDT

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What

Red-crossed Button Slug Moth (Tortricidia pallida)

Observer

tmurray74

Date

September 14, 2022 02:38 PM EDT

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What

Nanina Oak-Slug Moth (Euclea nanina)

Observer

chris_rorabaugh

Date

August 15, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

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What

Yellow Flannel Moth (Megalopyge pyxidifera)

Date

August 23, 2022 04:52 PM EDT

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What

Pin-striped Vermilion Slug Moth (Monoleuca semifascia)

Observer

chris_rorabaugh

Date

August 10, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

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What

Spiny Oak-slug Moth (Euclea delphinii)

Observer

pgmay

Date

August 21, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

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Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

July 17, 2019 08:51 AM CDT

Description

Competition
The female closest to me did all the work. She used her sensitive antennae to locate a sawfly larva inside the tree trunk. She carefully calculated the exact location to drill into the wood to reach the larva, paralyze it and deliver an egg to it. She is in the drilling stage here. The 2nd female behind her is hoping to harass her enough for her to give up & leave. That way the 2nd female can use the existing hole and deliver her own egg. I read the females will duel with their antennae sometimes when competing for the same egg host. This explains why there were several females on the same tree trunk. Some were drilling into the wood and others were harassing the drilling ones.

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What

Red-footed Cannibal Fly (Promachus rufipes)

Observer

d2b

Date

September 6, 2021 04:17 PM EDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

July 28, 2022 09:04 AM MDT

Description

Hawk pursuing an eagle (observation is for the hawk). Eagle's observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129226212

Park City mountain trails, Utah.

  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
  • Sunrise 6:19 am; Sunset 8:45 pm
  • Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 26 minutes (-1m 53s)
  • Moon: 0.2% Waxing Crescent

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What

Chocolate Prominent (Peridea ferruginea)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 30, 2022 12:05 AM EDT

Description

Peridea ferruginea (Chocolate Prominent). Photographed at Portage Lake, Parry Sound District, Ontario on 30 July 2022.

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What

Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 2017

Description

On August 16, we witnessed what has to rank with one of the most incredible wildlife experiences I’ve ever had. Cheryl and I were on a trip with 6 other nature photographers and our leader. We had been in the Pantanal area of Brazil for about a week with 5 days along the Cuiaba River near Porto Jofre, looking for Jaguars and other photo ops. Our daily routine was breakfast at 5:30 AM and we took off on boats from 6 till about 11AM, lunch at noon at the lodge, then on the boats again 3PM till dark. Our group has 3 boats so just 3 people per boat so plenty of room for photo gear, etc. Over several days we had seen 10-12 Jaguars. Some were very good photo ops, some poor photo ops, some just glimpsed.

There are several lodges in the area and it is a popular place to visit for folks hoping to see Jaguars, so much like Yellowstone National Park, a crowd can gather when some significant wildlife is seen, but instead of car jams to see a Grizzly such as Yellowstone, this can be boat jams for a jaguar. I have seen as many as 22 boats, 70-100 feet off shore with lots of people in each boat taking photos of a sleeping Jaguar. BUT…that is not the end of the story! We were often in more remote areas of the rivers and inlets and streams more or less on our own looking for birds, etc., so lots of times there are no other boats around. The boat drivers all have radios, so if a Jaguar is seen, other boats are informed. We move 20-25 miles up and down the river to explore, so many times other boats are not close enough to arrive while a Jaguar is in view.

My limited Jaguar experience is that some are just sleeping and/or resting and mostly ignore the boats in the river. Others are walking though the edge of the forest near the river and when a boat becomes visible, the animal just vanishes back into the forest. This morning at about 7:30 AM our three boats were in an out-of-the way location, a mile or so apart. The boat I was in was photographing a Great Black Hawk when one of our other boats called us on the radio to say they had a Jaguar swimming in the river, apparently hunting, so we headed to that area. Apparently the Jaguar, with just its head visible, swam up to loafing Yacare Caimans and pounced onto a caiman which was about 6 or so feet long. The Jaguar and the caiman thrashed in the water with the Jaguar biting into the skull of the caiman. That is about the time our boat arrived, after the Jaguar had mostly subdued the caiman, but the caiman was still thrashing about. The Jaguar was up against a high dirt bank, still mostly in the water with a firm grip on the skull of the caiman and the Jaguar was not letting go. It was very dark and under heavy foliage and vines so I was shooting at 4000 and 6400 ISO but that was my only choice. Eventually the Jaguar was able to work itself and its prize away from the vines and it drug the caiman out of the water and up the dirt bank and eventually back into the forest to enjoy its catch beyond the curious and amazed eyes of the human observers. The caiman was as large or larger than the Jaguar. All I have to say is that a mature Jaguar is an incredibly powerful predator and watching this whole 15 minute episode is something I’ll not forget. What a beast!

This entire series was shot from a boat, perhaps 40 feet off the bank with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Canon 100-400 IS lens in case anyone is interested.

Cuiaba River,
near Porto Jofre,
Pantanal,
Brazil
16 August 2017

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What

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth (Harrisina americana)

Observer

glennberry

Date

July 14, 2022 02:15 PM EDT

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What

African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Date

July 2022

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What

Squash Vine Borer (Eichlinia cucurbitae)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

September 11, 2011 09:05 PM EDT

Description

Squash Vine Borer. Photographed in High Park, Toronto on 11 September 2011. I was surprised to see one so late in the season...

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What

Hornet Moth (Sesia apiformis)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 13, 2008 10:38 AM EDT

Description

European Hornet Clearwing Moth. Photographed at Sunnybrook Park, Toronto, Ontario on 13 July 2008.

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What

Showy Emerald (Dichorda iridaria)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

June 5, 2011 06:58 AM EDT

Description

Showy Emerald. Photographed at Raven Lake, Ontario on 5 June 2011. Living up to its name...

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What

Pink-patched Looper Moth (Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 19, 2022 09:49 PM EDT

Description

Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides (Pink-patched Looper Moth). Photographed near St Williams, Norfolk County, Ontario on 20 July 2022.

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Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 19, 2022 04:40 PM EDT

Description

Eacles imperialis (Imperial Moth). Photographed near St Williams, Norfolk County, Ontario on 20 July 2022. From the light of David Okines - a great find. First one seen in Norfolk for many decades...

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What

Finned-willow Prominent (Notodonta scitipennis)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

May 29, 2022 06:38 PM EDT

Description

Notodonta scitipennis. Photographed near St Williams, Norfolk County, Ontario on 29 May 2022.

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What

Oystershell Metrea Moth (Cliniodes ostreonalis)

Observer

ladylepidoptera

Date

July 16, 2022 11:10 PM EDT

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What

Pandorus Sphinx (Eumorpha pandorus)

Observer

allen_barlow

Date

July 19, 2022 09:11 AM CDT

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Observer

dbeadle

Date

June 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Description

Petrophila (China-mark Moths). Photographed at Fitzroy Provincial Park, Ontario on 25 June 2021.

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What

Dimorphic Leafcutter Moth (Neargyractis slossonalis)

Observer

ericwilliams

Description

A Dimorphic Leafcutter Moth in Hopkins County, KY.

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Observer

dbeadle

Date

August 20, 2017 11:21 PM EDT

Description

Elophila faulalis. Photographed at Long Point, Norfolk County, Ontario on 20 August 2017.

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What

Pink-shaded Fern Moth (Callopistria mollissima)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

October 2, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

Description

Pink-shaded Fern Moth. Photographed at Wilson Tract, Norfolk County, Ontario on 2 October 2019. My latest ever. From the trap of Eric Giles...

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Observer

becksnyc

Date

July 16, 2022 10:17 PM EDT

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What

American Dun-bar Moth (Cosmia calami)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 7, 2018 08:19 PM EDT

Description

American Dun-bar. Photographed at Wilson Tract, Norfolk County, Ontario on 7 July 2018. A nicely patterned individual...

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What

Bold Medicine Moth (Chrysendeton medicinalis)

Observer

ranger_mark

Date

July 15, 2022 11:36 PM CDT

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Observer

kylealdinger

Date

July 15, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

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What

Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 5, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Description

Pasiphila rectangulata (Green Pug). Photographed near Wilson Tract, Norfolk County, Ontario on 5 July 2022.

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What

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Observer

kylealdinger

Date

October 9, 2013 12:48 PM EDT

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What

Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)

Observer

randybodkins

Date

July 15, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

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What

Striped Eudonia Moth (Eudonia strigalis)

Observer

dull2shinetoo

Date

August 20, 2021 09:05 PM EDT

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What

Ridings' Fairy Moth (Adela ridingsella)

Observer

johnlanders

Date

May 27, 2022 10:34 PM EDT

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What

Squash Vine Borer (Eichlinia cucurbitae)

Observer

matthew_wills

Date

June 26, 2020 01:34 PM EDT

Description

Wow!

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What

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

April 9, 2019 10:14 AM CDT

Description

White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
Casual Glance
I was on the banks of the creek when I saw the wood duck swimming down the creek towards me. I stood very still and he swam right in front of me. He never got nervous, just casually glanced my direction as he passed by.

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What

Tiger Spiketail (Cordulegaster erronea)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 2022

Description

Female Cordulegaster erronea (Tiger Spiketail). Photographed at Norfolk County, Ontario on 4 July 2022. After striking out in the past it was a thrill to finally catch up with this magnificent dragonfly...

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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

April 6, 2020 08:23 AM EDT

Description

Clarke County, Georgia backyard birding journal. There are definitely babies in the bluebird nest box over my koi pond! Mother and father are both now very busy making repeated food runs.

  • Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
  • Sunrise Today:7:13; sunset Today:7:58 pm
  • Daylight Hours:12 hours, 45 minutes (+2m 4s)

~ William Wise Photo Nature Notes is a wildlife, birding and nature photography blog documenting the beauty, design and wonder of God’s creation. -- "What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations." Psalms 104 The Message

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What

Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

Observer

afriendoffairies

Date

July 2022

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What

Southern Longhorn Moth (Adela caeruleella)

Observer

msherlock

Date

June 12, 2022 01:56 PM EDT

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What

Southern Flannel Moth (Megalopyge opercularis)

Observer

sgalick

Date

June 29, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

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What

Spun Glass Slug Moth (Isochaetes beutenmuelleri)

Observer

stuartmarcus

Date

June 26, 2022 06:06 AM CDT

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What

Spiny Oak-slug Moth (Euclea delphinii)

Observer

ddavis4um

Date

June 15, 2022 08:54 PM EDT

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What

Spun Glass Slug Moth (Isochaetes beutenmuelleri)

Observer

ashleybosarge

Date

June 10, 2022 05:52 PM CDT

Description

On oak

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What

North American Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Observer

rbcl_guy

Date

August 1, 2014 01:19 AM CDT

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What

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Observer

pgwamsley

Date

March 20, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

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What

Decorated Owlet (Pangrapta decoralis)

Observer

becksnyc

Date

May 26, 2022 10:10 PM EDT

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What

Diva Hemerophila (Hemerophila diva)

Observer

chris_rorabaugh

Date

April 24, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

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What

Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)

Observer

diohio1

Date

July 20, 2013

Description

7704
16 Eacles imperialis shown at the sheet along with several Citheronia regalis and sphinx.

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What

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Observer

mmarker

Date

June 27, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

Description

Sighting & photo by Tom Wampler, with permission

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What

Northern Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Observer

lapsedpacifist

Date

September 14, 2021 10:35 AM BST

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What

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Observer

cyrusli

Date

April 6, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

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What

Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

Observer

pastephens

Date

April 24, 2020

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What

Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

Observer

rkl

Date

June 16, 2014 08:39 AM BST

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What

Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

Observer

inlandbirder

Date

February 21, 2014 09:36 AM UTC

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What

Chinquapin Leafminer Moth (Dyseriocrania griseocapitella)

Date

May 16, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

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What

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

October 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

Description

Bath time!

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What

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

April 12, 2017 09:47 AM CDT

Description

White Rock lake, Reinhart Branch
My first time to see a green heron in full breeding colors. Those legs were so bright orange/pink that they positively glowed. Normally they are yellow. During this time you can see why they are called green herons. The eyes were amazing too. They were very bright yellow with a red rim around them and purplish/blue color in front of the eye. Right across the creek from me & it kept striking poses. Don't know about the female green herons but I was sure impressed.

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Okefenokee Zale Moth (Zale perculta)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

May 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Description

Found dozens and dozens along the Suwannee Middle Fork (red trail) in the Okefenokee swamp, Georgia.

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What

Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth (Parasa indetermina)

Observer

hr_dragonfly

Date

August 2020

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What

Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

Observer

torbjornhultmark

Date

March 30, 2021 09:54 AM CEST

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What

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Observer

cyrusli

Date

April 4, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

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What

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Observer

jmarcinik

Date

May 22, 2021 10:44 AM UTC

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

July 17, 2021 07:17 PM EDT

Description

Bath time!

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

March 4, 2022 05:25 PM EST

Description

Bath time!

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What

Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)

Observer

janofonsagrada

Date

May 10, 2015 08:43 AM HST

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What

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Observer

tomfishburn

Date

May 13, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

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What

Purple-crested Slug Moth (Adoneta spinuloides)

Observer

crgillette

Date

September 9, 2017 09:41 PM EDT

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What

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Observer

kerouse78

Date

May 10, 2022 08:34 PM EDT

Description

Leucistic American Robin
Second and third photos show it with another robin

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What

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Observer

dennis_hocking

Date

April 28, 2022 12:32 PM AEST

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What

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Observer

johnboback

Date

January 10, 2018 08:37 AM EST

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What

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Observer

elusiveorchids

Date

August 29, 2017 12:58 AM BST

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What

Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Observer

duckindisguise

Date

March 29, 2022 01:39 PM CEST

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What

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Observer

jblinde

Date

May 7, 2022 04:48 PM CDT

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What

Southern Longhorn Moth (Adela caeruleella)

Observer

jbds

Date

May 10, 2022 02:36 PM EDT

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What

Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon)

Observer

hang-yifan

Date

October 18, 2020 04:14 PM CST

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What

Abbott's Sphinx (Sphecodina abbottii)

Observer

wildcarrot

Date

July 26, 2019 08:44 PM CDT

Description

During my trip up north last summer, I visited my Uncle and family in Oxford and found some cool critters!

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What

North American Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Observer

mayacrow

Date

May 26, 2016 11:57 AM EDT

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What

Chinquapin Leafminer Moth (Dyseriocrania griseocapitella)

Observer

tmurray74

Date

May 3, 2022 10:59 PM EDT

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Observer

bridgetspencer

Date

June 19, 2020 02:59 PM PDT

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Observer

finatic

Date

August 12, 2018 01:06 AM PDT

Description

Pima County, Arizona, US

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What

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth (Harrisina americana)

Observer

donmarsille

Date

June 26, 2021 07:28 PM EDT

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Date

April 13, 2008 11:59 AM EDT

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What

Yellow-collared Slug Moth (Apoda y-inversa)

Observer

annainok

Date

April 20, 2022 11:12 PM CDT

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What

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Observer

ddavis4um

Date

May 2, 2022 04:16 PM EDT

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Observer

emilyd47

Date

September 18, 2021 09:09 AM PDT

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What

Clemens' False Skeletonizer (Acoloithus falsarius)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

July 6, 2019

Description

Acoloithus falsarius (Clemens' False Skeletonizer). Photographed at Norfolk County, Ontario on 6 July 2019.

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What

Short-lined Chocolate (Argyrostrotis anilis)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

June 17, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

Description

Argyrostrotis anilis (Short-lined Chocolate). Photographed at Reid Conservation Area, Lambton County, Ontario on 17 June 2021.

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What

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Observer

becksnyc

Date

August 21, 2021 01:13 PM EDT

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What

Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)

Observer

dbeadle

Date

May 19, 2021 11:08 PM EDT

Description

Dryocampa rubicunda (Rosy Maple Moth). Photographed at Sandy Lake Road, Peterborough County, Ontario on 19 May 2021.