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Spiny oak-slug moth   Leave a comment


Spiny oak-slug moth

Euclea delphinii, in Limacodidae (slug caterpillar moths)

Posted 2019-06-27 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Borderland State Park, Northeast trail   2 comments

The Northeast trail never disappoints!

To lead off, this big chonk of a snapping turtle was sitting in the path.  It had the aura of a dinosaur, especially when it extended its hind legs.  As it dove in the water, watch it wave goodbye!









I believe these are Atanycolus, in Braconidae.






This is another Cantharidae firefly mimic.  Podabrus cf basillaris?



This is an oak leaf rolling beetle, Synolabus bipustulatus.



This Lycosid is in Schizocosa:



I saw between 20 and 25 different six-spotted tiger beetles (Cicindella sexguttata) in one morning.  That’s stunning for me.  I didn’t get THE photo, but did get some decent ones.





I love photos of insects in flight.  This is a Condystylus in Dolichopodidae, and it was taking off, not landing.



Phidippus, I think.



Cute little grasshopper!



This spider is Bassaniana, in Thomisidae.



I love Green Lacewings.  This one is in Chrysoperla.





Female of the common whitetail, Plathemis lydia.



This is Anyphaena genus, in Anyphaenidae.   The best fit is A. pectorosa, which has no bugguide reports anywhere in New England.  However, identifying to species by photo in Anyphaena is not reliable at all.



This beautiful robber fly (Asilidae) is in Laphria, sericia complex.



These beetles are in Chrysomelidae, perhaps Diachus auratus.



Gorgeous damselfly!  Best ID is Enallagma geminatum.



Strangalepta abbreviata:



Araniella displicata:



Female corporal dragonfly (Ladona genus):



Won’t be long before I come back this way.

Posted 2019-06-16 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized