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What

Eastern Black Carpenter Ant Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 26, 2019 07:55 PM EDT

Description

Queens flying tonight

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What

Spot-winged Glider Pantala hymenaea

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 21, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

Description

Dragonfly making passes by our house, maybe foraging on the flying termites? Didn’t stop to perch, so couldn’t get a clear photo.

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What

Subterranean Termites Genus Reticulitermes

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

Description

Flying in abundance on residential grass yard

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What

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 21, 2019 06:39 AM EDT

Description

Spotted flying in the power line right of way

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What

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 21, 2019 06:39 AM EDT

Description

Flying through power line right of way

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Square

What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 10, 2019 02:46 PM EDT

Description

Nesting on lamp beside our house

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What

Crenulate Bark Beetles Tribe Hylesinini

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 9, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

Description

5 mm long bark beetle, found shortly after previously posted bark beetle (much larger though) flew off, near the playground at the Briggs nursery. Photographed with an Olympus TG5.

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What

American Dog Tick Dermacentor variabilis

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 4, 2019 08:52 PM EDT

Description

Picked up in neighborhood, found walking on arm.

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What

Red Turpentine Beetle Dendroctonus valens

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 8, 2019 04:34 PM EDT

Description

Flying near Briggs nursery, sorry for the poor photo quality. A second one (half as big) landed soon after this one flew off, see a subsequent post for better pictures of that beetle.

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What

Allegheny Mound Ant Formica exsectoides

Observer

jameswaters

Date

May 4, 2019 03:49 PM EDT

Description

Mound located in middle of power line right of way, ants busy excavating and foraging, many active entrance holes. Not an especially large mound, but it is early in the season.

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What

Bicolored Pennant Ant Tetramorium bicarinatum

Observer

jameswaters

Date

April 17, 2019 01:36 PM EDT

Description

Ants located inside the exotic butterfly enclosure at the AMNH, feeding on the butterfly feeders and allegedly infesting the tropical plants within (imported from Florida).

Photographed with permission, and one ant retained with permission to identify. Macro shots taken with an Olympus TG5.

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What

Dark-winged Fungus Gnats Family Sciaridae

Observer

jameswaters

Date

April 11, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

Description

Mild infestation in residential basement. No potted plants or soil in home, must be breeding somewhere out of sight. Photographed with an iPhone and macro on a piece of sticky paper. Length: 2 mm, head to abdomen.

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What

Winter Stoneflies Family Taeniopterygidae

Observer

jameswaters

Date

March 28, 2019 07:45 PM EDT

Description

Walking along sidewalk outside the shopping center in the evening. It was chilly, about 42-44 degrees Fahrenheit.

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What

Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum

Observer

jameswaters

Date

October 6, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

Description

It was caught in our swimming pool skimmer, took it out and let it go.

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Observer

jameswaters

Date

October 4, 2018 05:01 PM EDT

Description

This queen is not T. curvispinosus, though the workers running around in this acorn are. She appears to have the inset antennal depression/scrobe expected for a T. americanus slavemaker/kidnapper/pirate ant.

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jameswaters

Date

October 4, 2018 05:10 PM EDT

Description

Colony found in an acorn on forest floor

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Square

Observer

jameswaters

Date

October 4, 2018 01:48 PM EDT

Description

In a hickory nut

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What

Spider Wasps Family Pompilidae

Observer

jameswaters

Date

October 3, 2018 07:44 AM EDT

Description

My wife screamed from the bathroom early this morning after finding this wasp climbing up the wall of our sink. Posting for the Never Home Alone project!

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Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 20, 2018 02:30 PM EDT

Description

Found under a stone on a steeply sloped hillside off the yellow trail above Ell pond

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Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 23, 2018 01:35 PM EDT

Description

Winged alate, found on windowsill in kitchen, about 6-7mm long.

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What

Star-nosed Mole Condylura cristata

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 21, 2018 08:52 AM EDT

Description

Spotted dead by driveway/road/lawn in a residential neighborhood

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What

Sod Webworm Moth Pediasia trisecta

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 07:10 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Gall and Forest Midges Family Cecidomyiidae

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 07:04 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Winter Firefly Ellychnia corrusca

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:55 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:51 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Drugstore Beetle Stegobium paniceum

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:47 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Cornsilk Flies Genus Euxesta

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:43 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Vinegar and Fruit Flies Family Drosophilidae

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:41 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Typical Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:39 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

Observer

jameswaters

Date

September 9, 2018 06:31 PM EDT

Description

Photographed with an iPhone at my parents house in Queens, NYC for the Never Home Alone project. Metric ruler for scale (cm/mm).

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