Archive for September 2018

Borderland State Park   Leave a comment

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Baby Leucauge venusta

 

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I think this is Bembidion quadrimaculatum — a ground beetle, except it seemed to be hanging out in the flowers.  But could it be Lebia fuscata instead?  Sure, what the heck.

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On a dead mushroom.  Perhaps Drosophila.

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What the hell is in its mouth?

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Basilica orb-weaver, with its web (Mecynogea lemniscata)

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Posted 2018-09-15 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Around (and in) the house   Leave a comment

Some miscellaneous insects found around the house, and rather more insects than are strictly desirable found inside it.

First, the copper underwing, Amphipyra pyramidoides.  If this photo seems a little strange, it’s because it was sitting on a mirror.

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Next, a dermestid beetle larva.

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Finally, a planthopper I found when taking out the recycling, sitting on the bin.  Best guess: Acanaloniidae, genus Acanalonia, maybe Acanalonia conica?

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Posted 2018-09-11 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

King Phillip’s Cave   Leave a comment

Well, this first one is actually from Devil’s Rock, but I didn’t want to make a new post just for one photo:

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Tipulidae: perhaps a Limoniid crane fly?

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Fireworks:

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A Limoniid crane fly?  (EDIT: identified as Limonia annulata.)

 

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Mangora maculata in Araneidae.  This has only one photo from Massachusetts in bugguide.net, and none in iNaturalist.

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Leafhopper,  Jikradia olitoria.  A female, males are more uniformly green.

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Lauxaniidae?

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Uloborus glomosus, I have a soft spot for these spiders:

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Posted 2018-09-09 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Borderland State Park   2 comments

Pine needles

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Linyphia triangularis?  But it could also be Frontinella or Neriene.  Linyphiidae, at any rate.

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This could be Haplandrus fulvipes.  Except that it was pointed out to me that Xylopinus also has a red-legged race (see this and this).  So, well, $@&!! that ID.  Note the large numbers of mites on the poor thing.

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Posted 2018-09-03 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized