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What

Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

ryanwb

Date

August 2, 2016 07:26 PM EDT

Description

Found these big guys making short work of many of the tomatoes in my vegetable garden!

Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

arborsphere

Date

August 15, 2016 07:35 AM EDT

Description

The "tomato hornworm" hanging out on a tomato plant.

Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

dbree

Date

August 25, 2008 04:54 PM EDT

Description

Damaged Caterpillar found in garden

Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

sgalick

Date

July 7, 2017 05:59 PM EDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

olucas

Date

August 8, 2017 10:50 AM EDT

Description

Dead on road

Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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What

Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

khockey

Date

August 28, 2017 04:21 PM EDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

medeajade

Date

July 29, 2018 01:45 PM EDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

jon_wilhelm

Date

August 18, 2018 06:05 PM EDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

genus

Date

October 22, 2016 03:26 PM EDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

mcm

Date

May 22, 2018 05:51 PM CDT

Description

Eating my tomatoes !!!

Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

ibaline

Date

May 23, 2018 11:17 AM CDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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What

Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

salticidude

Date

June 9, 2018 12:05 PM CDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

anncole

Date

June 26, 2018 10:03 AM CDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

christianzaid

Date

July 2, 2018 06:59 PM CDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

nathantaylor

Date

July 12, 2018 05:52 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Five-spotted Hawk Moth Manduca quinquemaculatus

Observer

wulfriccastle

Date

July 11, 2018 04:59 PM EDT
Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
carolinashepherd's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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What

Japanese Hops Humulus scandens

Observer

kenkneidel

Date

October 6, 2018 07:04 PM EDT
Japanese Hops - Photo (c) Cassi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by cassi saari
carolinashepherd's ID: Japanese Hops (Humulus scandens)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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What

Japanese Hops Humulus scandens

Observer

jrvv

Date

August 28, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

Description

Trying to figure out what the 5-6 lobed vine is.

Japanese Hops - Photo (c) Cassi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by cassi saari
carolinashepherd's ID: Japanese Hops (Humulus scandens)
Added on June 13, 2021.
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What

Ponderous Ark Noetia ponderosa

Observer

sharonoutside

Date

December 31, 2018 03:27 PM EST
Ponderous Ark - Photo (c) Susan J. Hewitt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: Ponderous Ark (Noetia ponderosa)
Added on April 04, 2021.
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What

Blossom Krait Rhabdophis ceylonensis

Observer

paulsullivan25

Date

February 11, 2019 10:03 AM IST

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)
Blossom Krait - Photo (c) paulsullivan25, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: Blossom Krait (Rhabdophis ceylonensis)
Added on March 08, 2021.
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What

Amanita Sect. Amanita Section Amanita

Observer

kd_bryson

Date

October 1, 2018 01:45 PM EDT

Description

My hands are trembling...

Jewelled Amanita - Photo (c) laurenthoff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: Jewelled Amanita (Amanita junquillea)
Added on February 16, 2021.
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What

Baldcypress Taxodium distichum

Observer

cottylover

Date

November 18, 2020 09:43 AM EST
Baldcypress - Photo (c) Gerard Lavoie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
Added on November 22, 2020.
Leading

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern/Gray Ratsnake Complex Complex Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Observer

grinnin

Date

May 24, 2018 04:47 PM UTC

Description

Mating black rat snakes:

Black rat snakes, commonly called "black snakes", are frequently confused with black racers; however, unlike racers, with smooth, glossy scales, black rat snakes have weakly keeled scales (with ridges: much like the keel on a boat, a longitudinal ridge runs the length of most scales on the snake's body), giving the skin a rough texture and dull appearance, and in the areas between scales, a pattern is visible that often includes traces of white – like with these 2 mating black rat snakes – or yellow, orange, or red [cropped action shot].

Rat snakes, members of the subfamily Colubrinae of the family Colubridae (from Latin coluber, snake), the largest snake family, and includes just over 51% of all known living snake species) – along with kingsnakes, milk snakes, vine snakes, and indigo snakes – are medium to large constrictors found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere; all species of rat snakes in self-defense can produce musk, a foul-smelling substance, and may vibrate their tails in attempt to trick a predator into confusing them for a rattlesnake, a type of mimicry, where a harmless species mimics a harmful species, known as Batesian mimicry.

These black rat snakes generally grow 5 feet in length, large individuals more than 6 feet (183 cm) long; over 7 feet long are unusual but not unheard of.

Black rat snakes, like these two mating, are among the longest snakes in Southeast USA – some exceed 8 feet in length [record: 8’ 5” (256.5 cm)] – and have round pupils, like humans; their typical breeding season runs May to late June. Black rat snakes, which become sexually mature by the time they are four years old, are really good to have around the yard – if you don’t mind having snakes nearby – these hunters are out there day and night, keeping our natural environment in balance and our houses and garages free of many would-be rodent intruders.

Eastern/Gray Ratsnake Complex - Photo (c) D.J. McNeil, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: Eastern/Gray Ratsnake Complex (Complex Pantherophis alleghaniensis)
Added on November 22, 2020.
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What

Eastern/Gray Ratsnake Complex Complex Pantherophis alleghaniensis

Observer

grinnin

Date

May 24, 2018 04:47 PM UTC

Description

Mating black rat snakes:

Black rat snakes, commonly called "black snakes", are frequently confused with black racers; however, unlike racers, with smooth, glossy scales, black rat snakes have weakly keeled scales (with ridges: much like the keel on a boat, a longitudinal ridge runs the length of most scales on the snake's body), giving the skin a rough texture and dull appearance, and in the areas between scales, a pattern is visible that often includes traces of white – like with these 2 mating black rat snakes – or yellow, orange, or red [cropped action shot].

Rat snakes, members of the subfamily Colubrinae of the family Colubridae (from Latin coluber, snake), the largest snake family, and includes just over 51% of all known living snake species) – along with kingsnakes, milk snakes, vine snakes, and indigo snakes – are medium to large constrictors found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere; all species of rat snakes in self-defense can produce musk, a foul-smelling substance, and may vibrate their tails in attempt to trick a predator into confusing them for a rattlesnake, a type of mimicry, where a harmless species mimics a harmful species, known as Batesian mimicry.

These black rat snakes generally grow 5 feet in length, large individuals more than 6 feet (183 cm) long; over 7 feet long are unusual but not unheard of.

Black rat snakes, like these two mating, are among the longest snakes in Southeast USA – some exceed 8 feet in length [record: 8’ 5” (256.5 cm)] – and have round pupils, like humans; their typical breeding season runs May to late June. Black rat snakes, which become sexually mature by the time they are four years old, are really good to have around the yard – if you don’t mind having snakes nearby – these hunters are out there day and night, keeping our natural environment in balance and our houses and garages free of many would-be rodent intruders.

Eastern/Gray Ratsnake Complex - Photo (c) D.J. McNeil, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: Eastern/Gray Ratsnake Complex (Complex Pantherophis alleghaniensis)
Added on November 22, 2020.
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What

American Amber Jelly Fungus Exidia crenata

Observer

sharonoutside

Date

February 16, 2019 11:31 AM EST
American Amber Jelly Fungus - Photo (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: American Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia crenata)
Added on November 21, 2020.
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What

American Amber Jelly Fungus Exidia crenata

Observer

hydaticus

Date

December 21, 2018
American Amber Jelly Fungus - Photo (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: American Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia crenata)
Added on November 21, 2020.
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What

American Amber Jelly Fungus Exidia crenata

Observer

toosphexy

Date

January 3, 2019 05:05 PM EST
American Amber Jelly Fungus - Photo (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: American Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia crenata)
Added on November 21, 2020.
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What

American Amber Jelly Fungus Exidia crenata

Observer

raddisonleigh

Date

December 19, 2018 04:23 PM EST
American Amber Jelly Fungus - Photo (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: American Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia crenata)
Added on November 21, 2020.
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What

American Amber Jelly Fungus Exidia crenata

Observer

jrvv

Date

December 15, 2018 10:17 AM EST
American Amber Jelly Fungus - Photo (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
carolinashepherd's ID: American Amber Jelly Fungus (Exidia crenata)
Added on November 21, 2020.
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Added as part of a taxon split

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What

Northern Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

Observer

tntsanders

Date

June 14, 2020 09:45 AM EDT
Northern Cottonmouth - Photo (c) luke_pearson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Luke Pearson
carolinashepherd's ID: Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
Added on November 01, 2020.
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