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matthewbeziat

Date

September 18, 2022 05:31 PM EDT

Description

This is a picture of Cameraria picturatella on a bayberry leaf at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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biglaughinggym

Date

June 19, 2019 05:03 PM EDT

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What

Matted Sandmat (Euphorbia serpens)

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dbarber

Date

October 8, 2022 01:58 PM EDT

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Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

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jonathan918

Date

November 27, 2022 09:17 AM EST

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Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

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jonathan918

Date

November 2022

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treichard

Date

April 11, 2017 08:35 PM EDT

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

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bev435

Date

June 18, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

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bev435

Date

June 18, 2021 03:54 PM EDT

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King Rail (Rallus elegans)

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bev435

Date

June 2021

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jimbrighton

Date

September 3, 2021 11:50 PM EDT

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jimbrighton

Date

June 3, 2022 09:40 PM EDT

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Large-spored Pellia (Pellia megaspora)

Observer

johnbotany

Date

April 2022

Description

Scales around gametangia pointing mostly upright.

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Bethany Beach Firefly (Photuris bethaniensis)

Observer

aaronr

Date

July 2022

Description

Habitat: at least one or two freshwater interdunal swales, the unique habitat in which this species occurs. Photuris salinus may be locally sympatric at some sites, but did not seem to be present here.

Flash pattern: bright green (not yellow) double flash less than a second apart with intervals of four or five seconds. This flash pattern is distinctive for bethaniensis. Nearby individuals were giving single green flashes at similar intervals, this is a known behavior of bethaniensis as well. Out of several dozen individual fireflies around none were giving a yellowish flash nor a series, nor anything else suggesting anything but bethaniensis. Photuris salinus is described as having a yellowish flash given once every second in a series. Despite attempting to locate a salinus I did not see any candidates at this site.

Appearance: small photuris at about 10mm long. First four sternites brown to blackish in coloration, just the trailing edge of 5th pale and 6th and 7th of course completely pale. Elytra dark brownish to black in coloration with whitish-yellow oblique bands running 3/4 the length of the elytra. The black maculation on the pronotum enlarges towards the apical margin but does not reach the edge, according to description this differs from other photuris.

Habitat, flash pattern, and all physical features are consistent with diagnostic criteria for bethaniensis.

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Bethany Beach Firefly (Photuris bethaniensis)

Observer

roshan2010

Date

July 2022

Description

Same site as observation by Aaron Reb.

Habitat: freshwater interdunal swale, the habitat this species specializes in.
Description: double green flash characteristic of this species. Double flash repeated every 4-6 seconds. Flash is often longer than the pause between flashes, unlike P. fairchildi. 2 males were caught and photographed. Will upload them separately.
Only other firefly species noted at the site was P. salinus but only 1 individual was found. P salinus gives a yellow flash every second in a series, but this was not observed in any bethaniensis.
Second image is condensed from a video of 2 flash series

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Bethany Beach Firefly (Photuris bethaniensis)

Observer

roshan2010

Date

July 2022

Description

Male caught and then released.
Habitat: freshwater interdunal swale, the habitat this species specializes in.
Description: double green flash characteristic of this species. Double flash repeated every 4-6 seconds. Flash is often longer than the pause between flashes, unlike P. fairchildi.
Only other firefly species noted at the site was P. salinus but only 1 individual was found. P salinus gives a yellow flash every second in a series, but this was not observed in any bethaniensis.
Black marking on pronotum widens towards the apical margin but does not reach it, which is apparently unique to bethaniensis. About 10 mm in length. Sternites 1-4 are black, trailing edge of 5 is white and the entirety of 6 and 7 are white. This differs from P fairchildi in that in P fairchildi S4 is almost always partially white.

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Observer

roshan2010

Date

July 26, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

Description

consimilus, carolina, or macdermottii?

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Date

October 11, 2022 05:09 PM EDT

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Matted Sandmat (Euphorbia serpens)

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jimbrighton

Date

August 10, 2022 04:27 PM EDT

Description

Prostrate plant growing in semi-wet mud on the side of a forest road in brackish wooded (Loblolly Pine) brackish marsh.

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Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

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apistopanchax

Date

December 20, 2012 09:52 AM EST

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Atlantic Brief Squid (Lolliguncula brevis)

Observer

sercfisheries

Date

November 7, 2022 11:12 AM EST

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sercfisheries

Date

November 7, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Description

Found on Dead Man's Fingers, Alcyonidium verrilli.

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Pocket Gophers (Family Geomyidae)

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mtillett

Date

November 7, 2022 11:11 AM PST

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Cross-barred Venus (Chione elevata)

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jmole

Date

October 10, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

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jeffdc

Date

November 5, 2022 01:05 PM EDT

Description

Lycopus americanus

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Ragweed Plume Moth (Adaina ambrosiae)

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treichard

Date

November 6, 2022 07:34 PM EST

Description

Specimen #1408

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treegrow

Date

August 27, 2022 05:14 PM EDT

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apistopanchax

Date

July 2017

Description

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hholbrook

Date

June 7, 2019 03:45 PM EDT

Description

Hitch hiking on the antenna

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creepthecreek

Date

August 14, 2022 08:31 PM EDT

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Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx)

Observer

pgtz

Date

February 2021

Place

Gabon (Google, OSM)

Description

Dominant male, habituated grouo

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Eastern Cave Long-jawed Spider (Meta ovalis)

Observer

alinacosette

Date

July 18, 2022 02:43 PM EDT

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Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Observer

alinacosette

Date

October 2022

Description

Interesting striped skunk that @kyle_klotz pointed out to me

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Naked Sea Butterfly (Clione limacina)

Observer

tuesday_

Date

July 14, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

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Brünnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia)

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bev435

Date

February 19, 2022 12:53 PM EST

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European Carp × Goldfish (Cyprinus carpio × Carassius auratus)

Observer

emilio_c

Date

October 21, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

Description

Has 34 lateral scales, which is too many for Goldfish and too few for a Common Carp. Also lacks the large barbels seen in the latter species.

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Threadfin Shad (Dorosoma petenense)

Observer

sercfisheries

Date

October 24, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

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Plymouth Gentian (Sabatia kennedyana)

Observer

hholbrook

Date

October 2022

Description

Pleasantly surprised, didn’t expect to find one blooming this late in the season.

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jtylerbell

Date

October 14, 2022 07:17 PM EDT

Description

Verified by John F. Carr/BugGuide:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/2189371#3519669

@billhubick @jimbrighton @drkilmer
Potential new species for MBP!

Citation from Aaron Hunt's BG record:
Tricyphona johnsoni Alexander, 1927

https://bugguide.net/node/view/2047119

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Oak Wheat Gall (Kokkocynips decidua)

Observer

matthewbeziat

Date

October 16, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

Description

This is a picture of Kokkocynips decidua on the underside of an oak leaf at Leakin Park in Baltimore City, Maryland.

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Macgillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei)

Observer

tfrye

Date

October 16, 2022 02:01 PM EDT

Description

First DC record if accepted.

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Macgillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei)

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mstrecker

Date

October 15, 2022 05:45 PM EDT

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Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

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eaglescouter2003

Date

October 2022

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Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

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jonathan918

Date

October 2022

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frodejacobsen

Date

September 25, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

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Sesame (Sesamum indicum)

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bbuzas

Date

August 12, 2022 03:50 PM EDT

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Eastern Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus)

Observer

emilio_c

Date

October 4, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

Description

Super unexpected find! Not sure if any other Cimex species might be in the state, but I'll stick with C. adjunctus since it's been documented in the state, before.

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California Gull (Larus californicus)

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mikeycerw

Date

October 1, 2022 04:48 PM EDT

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treichard

Date

September 4, 2022 11:32 PM EDT

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treichard

Date

August 26, 2022 11:24 PM EDT

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Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata)

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lakekoshare

Date

September 24, 2022 03:30 PM EDT

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Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

Observer

dman477

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fieldwork427

Date

August 14, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

Description

Flies on goats

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Redbreast × Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis auritus × macrochirus)

Date

September 16, 2022 03:20 PM EDT

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treegrow

Date

August 8, 2022 06:02 PM EDT

Description

On Vernonia noveboracensis

Tags

llf

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Painted Tiger Moth (Arachnis picta)

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spyingnaturalist

Date

September 22, 2022 04:24 AM PDT

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Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis)

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marilynncat

Date

October 26, 2020 03:11 PM EDT

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Grape Flea Beetle (Altica chalybea)

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joshuaday2

Date

May 23, 2020 01:46 PM EDT

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Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans)

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mtillett

Date

March 28, 2008

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Freshwater Sculpins (Genus Cottus)

Observer

katbrun77

Date

August 2022

Description

Busted my butt trying to get shots of pelvic fin rays and chin pores 🙄 Be gentle; I did the best I could with the time and resources I had on hand 😋 My observations are below, but feedback from more experienced folk is encouraged and appreciated!

Pelvic rays: 3
Caudal bar: not notched
Chin: it looks like 2 to me, but...🤷‍♀️
Other: chin pigment limited and relatively uniform

Washington County, MD, USA
Little Antietam Creek

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Observer

stevecollins

Date

August 30, 2008 05:44 PM EDT

Description

A fungus native to Australia though recently introduced to the US, Entomophaga praxibuli, commonly infects grasshoppers. The grasshopper accidentally triggers the fungus to shoot spores out from the soil using hydrostatic pressure. A spore landing on the grasshopper uses enzymes to break through the exoskeleton. The fungi alters the behavior of the infected insect such that the insect will aid in the fungus’s distribution. The fungal hyphae which grow into the brain and nervous system stimulate the insect to climb and die in an aerial situation, ideally suited for spore dispersal.

In this instance, as the grasshopper approached death, it climbed up a tall goldenrod, gripped, and perished.

There may be another similar fungus which is specific to this situation, but it's still seriously cool.

Garrett Co., MD

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apistopanchax

Date

August 2022

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Diamond Turbot (Pleuronichthys guttulatus)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

August 26, 2022 03:19 PM PDT

Description

Strange color on this flatfish. Just a wild guess that its a diamond turbot without the usual markings on top. Ideas? Thanks!

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Smoky Rubyspot (Hetaerina titia)

Observer

jimmoore

Date

September 1, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Description

Sideling Hill, Washington Co., Maryland; Bellegrove quad

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Pale Mottled Willow Moth (Caradrina clavipalpis)

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creepthecreek

Date

September 3, 2022 11:33 PM EDT

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sdrov

Date

September 28, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)

Observer

kristina648

Date

August 2022

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Date

August 17, 2021 06:38 PM EDT

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Narrow-leaf Blue Curls (Trichostema setaceum)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

August 2022

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jtylerbell

Date

August 25, 2022 10:23 PM EDT

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Black-headed Melyrid (Collops tricolor)

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izafarr

Date

April 26, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

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matthewbeziat

Date

August 27, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

Description

This is a picture of Ampelomyia vitispomum on a grape vine on the North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge near Fort Meade, Maryland.

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matthewbeziat

Date

August 7, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

Description

This is a picture of Sumitrosis inaequalis on an American Aster leaf at Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County, Maryland.

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Bark-gnawing Beetle (Thymalus marginicollis)

Observer

judygva

Date

February 19, 2020 02:22 PM EST

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Mimic Shiner (Notropis volucellus)

Observer

emilio_c

Date

August 23, 2022 10:25 PM EDT

Description

Scales appear to be taller than Swallowtail Shiner.

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Coneflower Borer Moth (Papaipema nelita)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

August 2022

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Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle (Tetracha carolina)

Observer

hedosaurus

Date

August 22, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

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Rusty-banded Adelphia Moth (Adelphia petrella)

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hholbrook

Date

July 17, 2014 06:16 AM EDT

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judygva

Date

May 25, 2019 02:45 PM EDT

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Zebra Clubtail (Stylurus scudderi)

Observer

kyle_klotz

Date

August 2022

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Zebra Clubtail (Stylurus scudderi)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

August 2022

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Ruff (Calidris pugnax)

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jimstasz

Date

April 16, 2012

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Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

Observer

tomfeild

Date

May 21, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

Description

I'm not sure if the photos are adequate to confirm an id, but this suggests a Gray Comma to me.

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donroberson

Date

November 15, 2010 02:03 PM CST

Description

viper crossing road in mid-afternoon, so our van of birders & mammal-watchers stopped to photograph (first shot). Then someone looked over the edge of the road downhill into a culvert, and we saw several vipers together -- possibly in a "denning" behavior that some rattlesnakes in the USA adopt in winter -- but none of us knew that much about Asian snakes (we assumed these were common adders). I photographed one of these that was more in the open (second photo).

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Fenugreek Milkcap (Lactarius helvus)

Observer

cin579

Date

July 25, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Mixed woods location, boggy; cap orangish-brown, funnel shaped, faint bull's-eye pattern darkening towards the center; decurrent gills cream, darkening with age, some forking near stem; latex watery; stem pinkish, whitish bloom; spore print creamy.

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Hooded Grouse Locust (Paratettix cucullatus)

Observer

kyle_klotz

Date

August 2022

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Marsh Rose Gentian (Sabatia dodecandra)

Observer

waynesweeds

Date

August 8, 2022 02:00 PM EDT

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Goldenrod Leaf Beetle (Trirhabda canadensis)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

August 2022

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Diminutive Wave (Idaea scintillularia)

Observer

jimbrighton

Date

August 6, 2022 10:04 PM EDT

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apistopanchax

Date

August 2022

Description

Closest match in Maryland Biodiversity Project, to my eye, is Oberea ruficollis but I think this was larger than any Oberea I’ve ever seen.

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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Observer

donroberson

Date

July 23, 2000 02:10 PM PDT

Description

from a birding boat trip over Monterey Bay canyon, feeding on jellyfish

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Northern Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra)

Observer

donroberson

Date

April 2015

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Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii)

Observer

donroberson

Date

June 2007

Description

in the San Lorenzo River, on Monterey Co. side, on private ranch (access via permission)

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California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Observer

donroberson

Date

December 2006

Description

adult netted by researcher at Laguna Seca race-track, who invited me along on his survey (access via permit & permission)

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Black-necked Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricollis)

Observer

donroberson

Date

July 5, 2021 10:01 AM EAT

Description

very large cobra sunning atop a bush in the Mwagusi bottoms, Ruaha NP

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Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)

Observer

donroberson

Date

March 2001

Description

an impressive croc sunning on the banks of the Ramganga River in Corbett NP

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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

Observer

donroberson

Date

November 12, 1981

Description

photo'd at night from the then-existing "crocodile bar" adjacent to the river. [I rather doubt attracking crocs to the lodge's garbage is permitted now . . .]

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Yacare Caiman (Caiman yacare)

Observer

donroberson

Date

July 20, 2010 07:03 AM -04

Description

caiman of various sizes under a bridge in southern part of the Transpantaneira in Brazilian Pantanal

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Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)

Observer

donroberson

Date

March 2001

Description

along the Ramnagar River or tributary, in Corbett NP