23 October, 2023

Running list of ID sources

Jagged Ambush Bugs: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol46/iss2/2/
Sphecid Wasps of the World: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_FExMjuRhjpIC/mode/2up
United States Oil Beetles (Meloe): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/142239139
Ants in the Genus Formica: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/156566762
Northeast spruces: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/publications/handbooks_guides/forest_trees/pdf/Spruce.pdf
List of aphids by host plant and aphid ID keys: https://aphidsonworldsplants.info/
More on aphid ID: https://aphid.aphidnet.org/

Fungi tips:

Beech Leaf Disease vs. Aphid damage

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03 June, 2022

Rosy Maples outcompete bug bites

Belated post from 5/30/22 - as long as I am seeing more than Rosy Maple Moths than bug bites received, it's a good night! First Promethea Silkmoth in my yard this season and a beautiful Two-toned Ancylis Moth as well. Moth species diversity reached 45 tonight in about two hours of mothing.

Full species list for 5/30/22: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2022-05-30&place_id=any&taxon_id=47157&user_id=slamonde&verifiable=any&view=species

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11 June, 2020

Moths, moths, and more moths

Since last fall, I have taken a keen interest in moths. Last night was one of my favorite yet, with my first luna moth in the yard and 26 rosy maple moths! Still working on uploading my photos, which definitely include some new species for me!

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