Photos / Sounds

What

Shelta Cave Crayfish (Orconectes sheltae)

Observer

cavemander17

Date

August 2020

Photos / Sounds

What

Dimorphic Jumping Spider (Maevia inclemens)

Observer

rogue_biologist

Date

June 9, 2022 04:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dbugs

Date

May 27, 2022 04:41 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

edanko

Date

August 1, 2016 10:45 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observer

dpdawes

Date

May 23, 2022 01:44 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Woolly Bird's Nest Fungus (Nidula niveotomentosa)

Date

July 24, 2021 12:18 PM -04

Place

Chile (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian Spotted Tortoise Beetle (Aspidimorpha miliaris)

Observer

pizzamurderer

Date

December 8, 2021 09:30 AM +08

Photos / Sounds

Observer

whateverwatcher

Date

July 2021

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

iNat isn't sure of anything, but offers up Rivellia. Everything there seems to have prominently striped wings and dark or banded legs. My little critter has spots or perhaps light/ broken stripes on its wings and nicely golden legs. I used BugGuide's advanced search for Tephritoidea and found nothing to match. Based on the fly guide, I came back down to Platystomatidae for my best guess/ starting place.
Yes, I loaded a lot of pix. This fascinated me and even creeped me out a bit. The mouth reminds me of a scene in one of The Mummy movies where Rick (Fraser) roars at one of Imhotep's mummy priests and it roars back with that impossibly huge mouth. 'Nope!'
Photos 6 & 7 are truly sequential. Compare the abdomen tip to photo 3. Something begins to extend (6) and is more fully extended (7), with some dark liquid deposited on the leaf. Not sure if it's just defecating or maybe ovipositing. Whatever it was up to, it was unusually cooperative with my photo efforts.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Observer

mo0nsgreenthumb

Date

September 20, 2021 02:30 PM EDT

Description

Feasting on a spotted lantern fly