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Jamaican Skipper Pyrrhocalles jamaicensis

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colleencraig

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March 21, 2017 11:05 AM EDT

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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shaunmichael

Date

April 24, 2019 03:21 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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jillgrus

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April 17, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

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Whites, Yellows, and Sulphurs Family Pieridae

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rachwilliams

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September 26, 2018 01:12 PM MDT

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Sandia Hairstreak Callophrys mcfarlandi

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mjandersen

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April 7, 2019 03:51 PM MDT

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Sandia Hairstreak Callophrys mcfarlandi

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mjandersen

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April 7, 2019 03:42 PM MDT

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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jmaughn

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April 10, 2019 12:07 PM PDT

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dlevitis

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March 29, 2019 11:05 AM HST

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shaun-lee

Date

February 21, 2016

Description

Bioluminescent Limpet

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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March 25, 2019

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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hsvgardengirl

Date

October 21, 2007

Description

"Rosa" Winter Form

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Diana Fritillary Speyeria diana

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hsvgardengirl

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June 10, 2018

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Diana Fritillary Speyeria diana

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hsvgardengirl

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June 2, 2018

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Brush-footed Butterflies Family Nymphalidae

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cschelz7

Date

June 16, 2018 12:30 PM PDT

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A melanic checkerspot. Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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burgbirder

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June 18, 2010 04:47 PM EDT

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Phoebus Apollo Parnassius phoebus

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stevendaniel

Date

July 22, 2003 01:39 PM EDT

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Boto Inia geoffrensis

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schaferpho

Date

July 20, 2008 09:31 AM PDT

Description

Amazon River Dolphins or Botos (Inia geoffrensis) Mother and Calf underwater in Flooded Forest, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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finatic

Date

August 4, 2013 04:56 PM PDT

Place

Lindo Lake (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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finatic

Date

March 18, 2017 10:54 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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alessandradalia

Date

November 22, 2018 01:58 PM HST

Description

Mechanitis lysimnia lysimnia

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Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus

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millerbugguy

Date

August 8, 1998 02:45 PM CDT

Description

S of Alto Pass, just north of Clear Creek, hand collected on flowers

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Chiricahua White Neophasia terlooii

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bettina

Date

November 7, 2018 01:25 PM PST

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Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae

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ngoldber

Date

July 21, 2014

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Crystal Skipper Atrytonopsis quinteri

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rogerritt

Date

May 5, 2007 12:16 PM EDT

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Pandora Sphinx Moth Eumorpha pandorus

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georgiana2021

Date

August 21, 2018 06:28 AM EDT

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Winged and Once-winged Insects Subclass Pterygota

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mateogable

Date

February 18, 2018

Description

Cloudforest, 1900 masl

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Marine Blue Leptotes marina

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upupamartin

Date

May 25, 2003 03:29 PM -05

Description

The left-side individual, with a Cassius Blue from the LRGV for comparison.

I have a theory about IDing this species from Cassius Blue:

Note the arrangement of dark marks underlined in pink:

For Marine, the dark block in the fourth inter-veinal wedge (the wedge labeled with a green "4") is usually in-line with the outer three blocks; this individual Marine has a slight "uptick" in the 3rd inter-veinal block just before it meets the 4th, but the 4th inter-veinal block is still mostly in-line with the others.

For Cassius, the 4th inter-veinal block is sharply offset basally such that its upper/outer corner touches (or is separated from) the inner/lower corner of the 3rd inter-venial block.

I have been checking this feature for many years, and I feel that it is a very reliable means of distinguishing between the two taxa.

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Ross's Alpine Erebia rossii

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jeremyhussell

Date

July 1, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

Description

Video frames from a researcher studying Northern Wheaters, who's curious about what species of butterfly this is.

Date correct, time innacurate.

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Black Checkerspot Chlosyne cyneas

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upupamartin

Date

September 21, 2018 05:24 PM CDT

Description

First iNaturalist record for the U.S.

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Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

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rainbowdragon

Date

September 7, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

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ashley_bradford

Date

September 13, 2017 12:32 AM EDT

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Mormon Fritillary Speyeria mormonia

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storm_petrel

Date

July 21, 2018 10:36 AM PDT

Description

A totally remarkable aberrant. Seen on a butterfly field trip seminar I was leading with 9 people. ID is based on size (very small for greater frit), wing shape (round), and likelihood (normal ones very common in this meadow and the only fritillary we saw. There were a couple egleis on the walk in, but on rocky trail. This was in wet meadow which is mormon frit zone). I'm confident this was an aberrant mormon fritillary. A stunning one, too - top side and under

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Planthopper Parasite Moth Fulgoraecia exigua

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dlbowls

Date

July 26, 2017 11:57 AM PDT

Description

I am looking at the white mass under the wing of the planthopper. Although I see no record of this moth in California, it is the only possibility that I could find that looks like this and that infects planthoppers.

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California Sister Adelpha californica

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kueda

Date

July 25, 2018 11:13 PM PDT

Description

At long last I got to see one of these caterpillars, perched at chest height on a sapling blue oak, on a leaf at the end of a branch. Saw some evidence of feeding, but no other caterpillars.

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Harvester Feniseca tarquinius

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wanda_etx

Date

July 28, 2018 10:01 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Also excited to find these two Harvester caterpillars in the same American Beech tree as the adult I photographed and submitted yesterday, 7-27-18. They were feeding on Beech Blight Aphids.

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danielvelez

Date

July 21, 2018

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Zigzag Darner Aeshna sitchensis

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scottking

Date

July 4, 2018 01:40 PM CDT

Description

Zigzag Darner, teneral
found by Kurt Mead
Lost River Peatland SNA
Koochiching County
Minnesota

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Gillett's Checkerspot Euphydryas gillettii

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pesca

Date

June 26, 2018 12:48 PM MDT

Description

Gillett’s checkerspot found along the gravel road about 1 mile from the trail head for the Mike Spencer Canyon loop trail.

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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing Trogonoptera brookiana ssp. albescens

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shirdipam

Date

June 17, 2018 03:21 PM IDT

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Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes fimbriata

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birdizlife

Date

May 21, 2018 01:44 PM EDT

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Spatterdock Darner Rhionaeschna mutata

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tkoffel

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June 8, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

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upupamartin

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September 23, 2016 08:20 PM CDT

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Oslar's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes oslari

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mlodinow

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May 5, 2018 04:37 PM MDT

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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May 20, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

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Fragile Forktail Ischnura posita

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alayna5

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May 14, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

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Yucca Giant-Skipper Megathymus yuccae

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mjandersen

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May 4, 2018 12:18 PM MDT

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Estelle's Giant-Skipper Ssp. Valverdiensis Agathymus estelleae ssp. valverdiensis

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hydaticus

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April 14, 2018 07:00 PM CDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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kerry_ross

Date

October 25, 2014 03:47 PM HST

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Dotted Checkerspot Poladryas minuta

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greglasley

Date

April 8, 2018 10:24 AM CDT

Description

see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10678152
for more info on this species at this location. @gpstewart found this one this morning with the temp 46 degrees F. The butterfly stayed motionless for us to take many scores of images.

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Cuban Cattleheart Parides gundlachianus

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wayne_fidler

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March 23, 2018 03:10 PM EDT

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Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus

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bothrops07

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September 18, 2016 12:21 AM CDT

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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

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herbalwanderer

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July 5, 2017 12:58 PM EDT

Description

Melanistic

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Mercurial Skipper Proteides mercurius

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mako252

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March 5, 2018 11:46 AM CST

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February 27, 2018 09:59 AM AST

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Lucifer Swampdamsel Leptobasis lucifer

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joemdo

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February 4, 2018 12:17 PM EST

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Arizona Hairstreak Erora quaderna

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billbeck001

Date

March 19, 2017 04:43 PM MDT

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Blue-faced Darner Coryphaeschna adnexa

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hholbrook

Date

August 4, 2008 01:48 AM EDT

Description

This individual turned out to be a 1st state record.

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Arctic Ringlet Erebia disa

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paul_prappas1

Date

June 18, 2015 01:01 PM PDT

Description

Found on tundra during 8-day river rafting trip on Canning River. Also known as "Disa Alpine"

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Polixenes Arctic Oeneis polixenes

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paul_prappas1

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June 18, 2015 02:26 PM PDT

Description

8-day river raft trip. Very pale morph.

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Gold-bordered Hairstreak Rekoa palegon

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javigonz

Date

December 24, 2017 02:26 PM CST

Description

Christmas Eve in the Rio Grande Valley! This is a species that I've always hoped to find ever since my first field guide! Nature's Christmas gift and one to remember.

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eraskin

Date

December 25, 2017 01:28 PM EST

Description

We came across several puddles that had hundreds of these floating in them in clumps, and some crawling nearby on wet leaves. Very cold day - temperature in the low 20s and very windy, and some of the other puddles we came across were frozen solid. Scooped some up to look at under magnification - I'll add more photos later.

Animation in third photo - some are spinning around in small eddies, but others can be seen actively crawling over wet leaves, especially in the upper-center and upper-right.

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Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus

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zach_cava

Date

December 1, 2017 12:37 PM EST

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Hawkers and Typical Darners Genus Aeshna

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joshualincoln

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August 28, 2017 05:17 PM EDT

Description

The prey not the predator (Merlin)

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Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus

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mldelfino

Date

November 6, 2017 04:26 PM EST

Description

Aberrant.

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Shadowed Hairstreak Michaelus ira

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mldelfino

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November 6, 2017 03:37 PM EST

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California Dogface Zerene eurydice

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leptonia

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October 14, 2017 02:06 PM PDT

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White Admiral Limenitis arthemis ssp. arthemis

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naomilanglois

Date

August 24, 2017

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Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis

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andybirkey

Date

August 15, 2017 11:11 AM HST

Description

This one is way out of range, and I can't find any records showing Funereal Duskywing having been reported in Minnesota before, only southern Wisconsin. But there it was sipping on wet gravel near the prairie restoration. Likely a stray traveling up the Mississippi River Valley.

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Caniola Skipper Vacerra caniola

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aesbiologist

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August 14, 2017 12:47 PM CDT

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Band-winged Meadowhawk Sympetrum semicinctum

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dmcshaffrey

Date

July 31, 2017 12:34 PM EDT

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Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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St. Lawrence Tiger Moth Arctia parthenos

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sbillerman

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June 23, 2010 02:32 PM EDT

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tonyg

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July 24, 2017 12:30 AM CDT

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Tiny Forktail Ischnura capreolus

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jimjohnson

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April 10, 2008

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Tiny Forktail Ischnura capreolus

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jimjohnson

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February 20, 2010

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Barred Yellow Eurema daira

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henicorhina

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June 27, 2017 12:08 PM PDT

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Unsilvered Fritillary Speyeria adiaste

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newtpatrol

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June 21, 2017 09:52 AM PDT

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Arizona Hairstreak Erora quaderna

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entomo-logic

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June 24, 2017 02:03 PM MDT

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Chiricahua White Neophasia terlooii

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entomo-logic

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June 20, 2017 02:34 PM MDT

Description

Female

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Eastern Comma Polygonia comma

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crgillette

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June 1, 2017 07:01 PM EDT

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Mercurial Skipper Proteides mercurius

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May 29, 2017 10:40 AM CDT

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Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes fimbriata

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tomoclark

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May 19, 2017 03:40 PM MDT

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Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor

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May 6, 2017 04:30 PM PDT

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Plateau Dragonlet Erythrodiplax basifusca

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juniperhops

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April 22, 2017 11:10 AM MDT

Description

This is a crazy duo. Male basifusca grabbed a female corruptum

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Human Botfly Dermatobia hominis

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pagophila

Date

June 9, 2010

Description

I was parasitized at La Selva, carried it with me in my scalp for several more weeks of travel in Costa Rica and Venezuela, then extracted it from my scalp when I returned to New York and preserved it.

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Green Anaconda Eunectes murinus

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pagophila

Date

October 11, 2008 08:15 PM MDT

Description

Found killing a Spectacled Caiman. The caiman's neck is snapped 90 degrees relative to the long axis of the body.

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Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera

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vicfazio3

Date

August 2, 2008 12:36 PM EDT

Description

in tandem with a Band-winged Meadowhawk. Full story here ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/victor_fazio-iii/2970097759/in/datetaken/

pic appears within Paulson's Eastern guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies.

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Orange Shadowdragon Neurocordulia xanthosoma

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vicfazio3

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May 21, 2011 10:16 AM EDT

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Tailed Copper Lycaena arota

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leehoy

Date

July 20, 2011 01:15 PM CDT

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Tailed Copper
Lycaena arota
Female
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Montrose County, CO
20 July, 2011

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Golden Hairstreak Habrodais grunus

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judygva

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June 25, 2015 04:58 PM EDT

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Sandia Hairstreak Callophrys mcfarlandi

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michaelretter

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March 14, 2017 09:41 AM MDT

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upupamartin

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October 23, 2008

Description

First record for the U.S.

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Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia

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amoorehouse

Date

June 21, 2009 03:49 PM CDT

Description

Fresh female seen on common milkweed in sand prairie at Sand Prairie Scrub Oak Nature Preserve.

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Arizona Hairstreak Erora quaderna

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varajuan

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April 16, 2013 11:08 AM MDT

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Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta

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briangooding

Date

August 2, 2016 09:55 AM CDT

Description

Male Libellula incesta trapped on spiky plant (@sambiology please help me out here...)

From a distance I saw this strange motion but could not understand what was happening. It occurred to me a mantid could have snagged this dragonfly as I've seen dragonflies upside-down or in odd positions in that scenario before but that still did not seem correct.

As I got closer I was a bit horrified to see what had really happened (mostly just because it felt like an appropriate analogy for my own life). Presumably in freak accident miscalculation (or maybe a strong breeze) during an attempt to land on a perch, this dragonfly drove one or both wings thru the spikes on this plant. As he attempted to free himself the thrashing just tore his wings apart and further entrenched himself...all while desperately attracting fatal attention.

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Broad-striped Forceptail Aphylla angustifolia

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mikef451

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June 11, 2016

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Scarlet Bluet Enallagma pictum

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jdee

Date

July 24, 2016 11:12 AM ADT

Description

This rarity was spotted by @nubiti and I. Seems to be a healthy population flying about on the Water Lilies. Some were mating. First sighting for Canada I am told. See this discussion:
http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/xn/detail/6314467%3ATopic%3A604154

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Blue-faced Ringtail Erpetogomphus eutainia

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greglasley

Date

July 30, 2003 09:48 AM CDT

Description

Blue-faced Ringtail
Erpetogomphus eutainia
female
Guadalupe River, Independence Park near U.S. 183 bridge over the river.
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
30 July 2003

A couple of folks have asked me personally and on iNat:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2735824
about Blue-faced Ringtail (Erpetogomphus eutainia) and the history of the population in Gonzales. I had never posted the initial record but will do so here and just give the history for those curious about it.

In June, 2003, Dr. John Abbott and I spent some time looking for dragonflies at Palmetto State Park in Gonzales Co., and he mentioned a small clubtail called Erpetogomphus eutainia (John did not speak common names in those days :-) which had last been seen in the 70s as far as he knew. He told me there were some records by Paulson, Dunkle, and others at Palmetto S.P. John had never seen the species and he hoped to find it sometime. I was fairly new into odonates at that time, and being retired from my law enforcement profession, I had the time to start really looking for this rare critter and I made it a mission to find it. I spent some time in the collection at U.T. looking at all the known Texas specimens of Erpetogomphus eutainia and made a list of all the locations where the specimens had been found. Essentially, all the Texas and U.S. records of the species at that time were from the San Marcos River in the general vicinity of Luling, Texas. During July, 2003, I went out to look for for this bug more than a dozen times. Finding places to access the San Marcos River was the most challenging issue, as most of you know that so much of Texas land is private. I scoured Palmetto S.P., boat launches and canoe launch areas between San Marcos and Luling, etc., and had no luck. I visited all the public parks in San Marcos which allowed access to the river as well as any bridge crossings, etc. The San Marcos River joins the Guadalupe River near Gonzales, so I started checking areas on the Guadalupe where I could get to or near the water. On July 30, 2003, I found a female clubtail on the south side of the Guadalupe River near the U.S. 183 bridge on the south side of Gonzales, and got a few photos of it. I was not certain this was the Erpetogomphus eutainia, but I thought it probably was. I was very eager to get home and look at my shots on a larger monitor. At home, after studying my shots, I felt fairly confident I had found a female Erpetogomphus eutainia.

Long story short, I sent John an email with images that I had taken in Gonzales. I called him on the phone and asked if he was at his computer and he said he was. I told him to check his email. He knew I had been looking for this species and asked me if I had found it. I said “you tell me”. He then saw my shots and said “You found it!” Two days later, on 2 August 2003, I took John back to the spot where we found several males and females and we both got images of a male eating a Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta):
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/143390
From that time up until 2010 or so, the species was regularly found at many areas of Independence Park as can be seen on the iNat maps. On some visits I found 10-20 individuals on a single visit. In 2011 and 2012 the species became harder to find, but there were a handful of records during both of those years. It has been mostly absent since 2012 (one sight record with no photos in 2014) which I mentioned in the record I posted yesterday:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3725913

So, that is the history of the bug at Gonzlaes as I know it. There have been a few records by some students of John’s another 20 or so miles down the Guadalupe River near Cuero in DeWitt Co., but I have never found them there. Ed Lam has photographed the species at Medina River Park south of San Antonio, but on two visits in proper season, I’ve not found it there either. There are a few other records along the Rio Grande in south Texas. This is a late season species with 95% of the records being between 1 July and 15 October. Why the species was relatively easily found 2003-2012, then mostly vanished for 4 years...I don't have a clue. Habitat seems pretty much the same as far as I can determine. But such population fluctuations certainly occur. As an example, in 2007 Carmine Skimmer (Orthemis discolor) was common to abundant in the Austin area and a dozen or more could be found in several areas in a short time. Since 2007 the species has been very rare in Austin and I can count the records on one hand that have occurred since 2007. No idea why.

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Lilac-bordered Copper Lycaena nivalis

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julie8

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July 13, 2016 01:19 AM MDT

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Gray Petaltail Tachopteryx thoreyi

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muir

Date

June 12, 2016 04:08 PM EDT