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Posted by Insectra
Spring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania. Also pictured: male and female wood frogs, a male ...
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1 month ago1m

Posted by Mooolah
LINKThey've been underground for 17 years. Now billions of cicadas are ready to party.
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1 month ago1m

Posted by Mooolah
LINKMini parade of rescued young sea turtles released into Gulf
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1 month ago1m

Posted by Mooolah
LINKCalifornia to appeal court ruling that overturned bumblebee protections
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1 month ago1m

Posted by Mooolah
LINKSpring migration brings Monarch butterflies to Texas
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1 month ago1m

Posted by Mooolah
LINKLetters to the Editor: You might be planting the wrong milkweed for monarch butterflies
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Critter Corner
Jan 29Jan 29

Posted by Behind-the-dog
These Scathophaga stercoraria (yellow or golden dung flies) were attracted by some fragrant poorly composted chicken manure one day (many years ago, now) as I turned my compost heap. Scathophaga translates roughly as dung-eater. It turns out that...
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Critter Corner
Dec 9, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
Male Latrodectus variolus, Northern Black Widow Blacksburg, VA
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Dec 7, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
Red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Blacksburg, VA
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Dec 1, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
Christoval, TX Spotted cucumber beetles (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) keeping each other "warm" and a Wee wittle weevil
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Dec 1, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
Pretty little moths...I don't know what the first one is, the others are ornate bella moths (Utetheisa ornatrix). Seen in Valdosta, GA
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Critter Corner
Oct 31, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Besalbub
Hummingbird moth feeding on my ginger Lilly's . They have 4" tube for feeding , amazing how they insert that all the way down to base of the flower and curl it back up to less than an inch . In the second photo you can see the tube or proboscis or ...
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Oct 19, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Besalbub
Saw this sitting on a work table thought it was a leaf at first .
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Oct 15, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by dalefvictor
Kate, who has gained a little weight lately, due to her disease, finally said, "I finally get why ft ladies have a number of cats, it is because they have better access to food and can eat every time their human does." We do not mean any disrespect ...
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Oct 3, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Kynlei
This is Odd-Legged Steve. He has been living in my bathroom for a couple weeks. Does anyone happen to know what variety of spider he is?
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Sep 29, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Insectra
A bunch of this year's Citheronia regalis (regal/royal walnut moth) brood.
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Critter Corner
Sep 29, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Insectra
Three beautiful snakes from this weekend's fishing trip. A big Nerodia watersnake that I moved off the road. A gartersnake that was startled along the creek. A neonate Nerodia that was hunting minnows underwater.
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Sep 20, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Insectra
I found a number of gorgeous long-tailed salamanders along my favorite trout stream.
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Critter Corner
Sep 20, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Insectra
We've had such a dry summer that I haven't seen many timber rattlesnakes. This yearling is the only one I found in a boulder field where I normally find many.
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Critter Corner
Sep 14, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
Dung Beetle!
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Critter Corner
Sep 9, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
I've been seeing these little fellers all over the place. The first time I saw one, I thought it was a grasshopper hopping in the grass, but it's actually smaller than most of the grasshoppers around here! Blanchard's cricket frog (Acris crepitans ...
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Critter Corner
Sep 8, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
Today's main sighting.
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Critter Corner
Sep 7, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
I'll probably be posting quite a bit, as I discover new critters everyday! I found this Antheraea polyphemus (polyphemus moth) in sad shape. I don't know much about their lifespan, but it seemed to be nearing the end of it. Still, it's beautiful!
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Critter Corner
Sep 7, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by LifelongLearner
My first sighting of Scolopendra heros, the giant desert centipede!
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Sep 5, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by ArizonaJerry1
Daughter holding Vipera ammodytes, very tame, but even the snake can mistake a finger for a mouse if we are not careful. Niece with a corn snake
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Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by InsectraSpring amphibian migration in Pennsylvania is well under way! Most of these are Jefferson's salamanders, one of our earliest moving amphibians and a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Posted by Behind-the-dogThese Scathophaga stercoraria (yellow or golden dung flies) were attracted by some fragrant poorly composted chicken manure one day (many years ago, now) as I turned my compost heap.

Posted by Behind-the-dogThese Scathophaga stercoraria (yellow or golden dung flies) were attracted by some fragrant poorly composted chicken manure one day (many years ago, now) as I turned my compost heap.

Posted by LifelongLearnerMale Latrodectus variolus, Northern Black Widow Blacksburg, VA [bugguide.net]

Posted by LifelongLearnerMale Latrodectus variolus, Northern Black Widow Blacksburg, VA [bugguide.net]

Posted by LifelongLearnerMale Latrodectus variolus, Northern Black Widow Blacksburg, VA [bugguide.net]

Posted by LifelongLearnerRed-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Blacksburg, VA

Posted by LifelongLearnerChristoval, TX Spotted cucumber beetles (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) keeping each other "warm" and a Wee wittle weevil

Posted by LifelongLearnerChristoval, TX Spotted cucumber beetles (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) keeping each other "warm" and a Wee wittle weevil

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