~ Featured Observations ~

Hello! I will use this journal to keep track of the observations I am most proud of. They may be the first in an area or uncommonly seen there, iNat firsts, species I have a special interest in, or ones that I was able to get very high-quality photographs of. I considered making a list, but those are only for species and not specific observations, so I'll do it here. This makes it easier for me to find them again and keep track of some of my achievements. This will be updated when I make more of them so be sure to check back sometime! Thank you for stopping by.


~Mysteries and Mutants~
Taraxacum officinale, Fasciated: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112891890

Geometer moth with an unusual hindwing deformity: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129921243

Mysterious Japanese Knotweed Virus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120426406

~ Local Oddities ~

Nymphalis I-album, rare in Ohio: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/97922038

Catocala unijuga, 11th observation in Ohio at the time: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/94164481

Scaphoideus immistus, first observation in Ohio: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90487992

Cryptops hortensis, first observation in Ohio: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/98173899

Leucanthemum × superbum, first observation in West Virginia: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/116194649

~ iNat Firsts ~

Balcanocerus crataegi, first RG observation of an obscure leafhopper species: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88084935

~ Species of Concern~

Larus delawarensis, vulnerable in Ohio: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95221951
Setophaga americana, vulnerable in Ohio: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/113245597
Quiscalus quiscula, near threatened: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/109251028
Tsuga canadensis, near threatened: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117202915#activity_identification_e8af1ddd-1977-483b-adf8-35e7d96b74bf

~ Favorite Photos ~

Antheraea polyphemus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/87953326

The first photo I ever managed to get of Crambus sp. : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/86926238

Polites peckius: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85284208

Speyeria cybele: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88606291

Sawfly larva: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120434178

~ Other Fascinating Finds ~

Pectinatella magnifica, fascinating organism I was previously unaware of: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95345487

Mite found on a moth: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126020346

Fungus growing on a lady beetle: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/127041206

Publicado por mercedes-fletcher mercedes-fletcher, 07 de febrero de 2022

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Mayo 20, 2021 02:36 PM EDT

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Julio 13, 2021 08:16 PM EDT

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Polilla Polifemo (Antheraea polyphemus)

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Julio 20, 2021 11:13 PM EDT

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Julio 21, 2021 05:45 PM EDT

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Julio 25, 2021 05:21 PM EDT

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Agosto 8, 2021 09:16 PM EDT

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Septiembre 8, 2021 08:12 PM EDT

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Similar moth spotted recently at the same location, possibly the same species or even individual?

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/93441110

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Gaviota Pico Anillado (Larus delawarensis)

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Septiembre 17, 2021 03:39 PM EDT

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Septiembre 18, 2021 02:30 PM EDT

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Octubre 11, 2021 02:40 PM EDT

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Octubre 13, 2021 02:27 PM EDT

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Abril 24, 2022 02:59 PM EDT

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Diente de León (Taraxacum officinale)

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Abril 25, 2022 05:18 PM EDT

Descripción

Fasciated! I think I'll be keeping this one.

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Junio 8, 2019 03:26 PM EDT

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Abeto Oriental (Tsuga canadensis)

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Mayo 15, 2022 03:03 PM EDT

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Viruses (Reino Viruses)

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Junio 5, 2022 03:27 PM EDT

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Either a virus or insect damage on what I suspect is Japanese Knotweed

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Junio 5, 2022 08:00 PM EDT

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Julio 12, 2022 11:08 PM EDT

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This is for the red spot which I believe is a mite. It's on a Red Twin-Spot Carpet Moth.

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Julio 19, 2022 10:05 PM EDT

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On an Asian lady beetle

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Agosto 7, 2022 09:35 PM EDT

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This observation is for the moth but could anyone please suggest a possible cause for the wing deformity as well? :)

Comentarios

Very nice collection! Wish I knew more of the Lepidoptera. Perhaps one day I venture down that road.

Publicado por williamwisephoto hace 6 meses (Marca)

@williamwisephoto Oh thank you! I highly recommend it, it's been very rewarding! They aren't exactly difficult to find either, just take a look around any light at night or most flower patches and you're sure to find at least a few. Definitely give it a try sometime, they're wonderful creatures :)

Publicado por mercedes-fletcher hace 6 meses (Marca)

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