Lecture Assignment 03-Observe and Record

13th & 14th September, 2021
Deary, Idaho
~7:00pm

On the 13th and 14th of September I visited a prairie field in Deary, Idaho that had a small aspen covered area. I went out on both days at ~7:00pm when it was just starting to get dark. I wasn't able to find too much insect activity on the 13th, so I decided to go back out the next day. The habitats where I found the insects were full of prairie grasses, trembling aspens, snowberry plants, and small ponderosa pine trees. I also observed some sunburst lichen on one of the larger aspens. Additionally, a few of the trees had fallen and begun to decay, adding more decomposed material to the floor of the little aspen grove.

*A darkling beetle was found and collected from a pile of firewood outside a large ring of aspen trees surrounded by prairie grasses.

*A flatbug insect from the genus aradus was found and collected from under the bark of a fallen/decaying aspen tree.

*I also observed many grass spiders and black ants crawling underneath decaying aspen bark and in prairie grass, but they were too quick for me to catch and photograph.

Posted by abbygael abbygael, September 15, 2021 04:11

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Common Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

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Snowberries (Genus Symphoricarpos)

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Darkling Beetles (Family Tenebrionidae)

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Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)

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Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

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