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What

Arthropods Phylum Arthropoda

Observer

martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019 12:21 PM CDT

Description

Collected in spring waters seeping out at the edge of Bogus Run bottoms. About 3mm, maybe 4mm. The water is slow moving, the bottom is muck, with ample aquatic vegetation.

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martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019

Description

Collected in a spring area in the bottoms of Bogus Run. To my novice eye this looks like some in genus Gammarus [note -- see below]. It's about 3mm. The location is slowly moving water with a muck bottom and lots of vegetation. When I collected it, I assumed it was a fairy shrimp, but have changed my opinion after looking at the photos. Please do not rely on this ID until it's confirmed for corrected by an expert. The photos depict a single individual.

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martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019 12:47 PM CDT

Description

Collected in a spring area in the bottoms of Bogus Run. Slow moving water with a muck bottom and lots of aquatic vegetation. I assumed it was a fairy shrimp, but looking at photos of those, I'm not really sure now. These three photos depict a single individual. The body is probably about 3mm long. Please do not rely on my speculative ID until it's confirmed or corrected by an expert.

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What

Copepods Subclass Copepoda

Observer

martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019 12:12 PM CDT

Description

From a spring area in the Bogus Run bottoms - muck bottom, slow moving water, lots of aquatic vegetation. The second image is a processed version of the same capture in an effort to bring out detail.

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What

Copepods Subclass Copepoda

Observer

martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019 12:09 PM CDT

Description

Collected in a spring in Bogus Run bottoms - muck bottom, and aquatic vegetation such as duck weed. I think these two photos are the same individual.

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What

Copepods Subclass Copepoda

Observer

martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019 12:11 PM CDT

Description

Collected in a spring area in the Bogus Run bottom lands. Possibly the same species as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21295319 - I assume these are females.

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What

Copepods Subclass Copepoda

Observer

martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019 12:13 PM CDT

Description

Collected in a springy area in the Bogus Run bottoms - muck soil and aquatic vegetation.

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What

Copepods Subclass Copepoda

Observer

martinlucas

Date

March 16, 2019

Description

Photographed in a sample of water taken on the bank of Hook Creek in a slack area with some oak leaves. Though the collection site was slack water, mostly Hook Creek is a clear, rather fast moving sand bottomed stream.

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martinlucas

Date

June 3, 2018 10:01 AM CDT

Description

On a leaf in a wooded swampy area. A small fly, maybe 4mm. Some in Dolichopus look similar to me.

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

martinlucas

Date

June 24, 2018 02:15 PM CDT

Description

Posted as a note to myself for future visits to Ober Sand Savanna Nature Preserve -- this is a beetle visiting Baptisia X Deamii, said to be a hybrid of Baptisia lactea and Baptisia tinctoria crebra. Pachybrachis caught my eye as having some similar species.

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What

Whip Nutrush Scleria triglomerata

Observer

martinlucas

Date

June 26, 2018 04:42 PM CDT

Description

At the damp edge of a sandy oak woodland where it grades into marsh. ID based primarily on smooth achenes and wide leaves, and by comparison to similar plants ID'd as such in the Kankakee Sand Region in northeastern Illinois. Given the habitat Scleria verticillata wouldn't seem unreasonable, but the leaves appear to be too wide.

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Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 25, 2018 05:33 PM CDT

Description

I observed and photographed quite a number of little Perilampus wasps lurking among Asclepias verticillata blossoms in a sand prairie and old filed area on August 25, 2018: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15906395 - I didn't see them any other day. I also photographed this one; I'm not sure it's the same, and unfortunately the photo isn't that good. It's about the same size (maybe 3mm), but seems duller, less metallic, and rather than punctations, it appears to have little bumps.

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What

Sand-Loving Wasps Genus Tachytes

Observer

martinlucas

Date

July 8, 2018 11:33 AM CDT

Description

On Ceanothus americanus blossoms in a sand prairie and thicket area. As a note for future reference, I'm wondering if this might be in the pepticus-group -- in part because of the similarity with one I photographed at the same site in 2017: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1411927 - and also because the species is mentioned as present in "Flora of the Chicago Region" -- T. pepticus doesn't have a page here on iNat, apparently. Photos depict a single individual. It seems to me this was a bit smaller than the T. guatemalensis I often see in the area.

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What

Sedge Sprite Nehalennia irene

Observer

martinlucas

Date

July 8, 2018 11:11 AM CDT

Description

In a sand prairie pothole marsh. I used the ID bot on this, but it seems reasonable. I've photographed the species previously at my study area, but am posting it again partly because it's listed as imperiled in Indiana.

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Pure Green Sweat Bee Augochlora pura

Observer

martinlucas

Date

July 8, 2018 10:13 AM CDT

Description

Collecting pollen on Lilium michiganense in a thicket between a sand prairie and marsh and a boggy oak woodland. The photos depict a single female bee in time sequence, however the second shot showing the bee's face has been rotated 180 degrees for easier viewing (the bee was hanging upside down).

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Observer

martinlucas

Date

July 17, 2018 04:44 PM CDT

Description

On Echinacea purpurea in my sand prairie garden.

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What

Amber Snails Family Succineidae

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 3, 2018 05:41 PM CDT

Description

To me, this appears to be a small snail -- I photographed it on the stem of a cattail growing in a freshwater marsh near Bogus Run, perhaps a foot or so above the water line. The ID bot here thinks it's in genus Cornus, but I'm doubtful. If memory serves, it was about the size of a thumbnail.

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What

Boletes Family Boletaceae

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 8, 2018 05:38 PM CDT

Description

Found in a sandy black oak woodland.

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Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 17, 2018 12:50 PM CDT

Description

A female braconid -- I'm suggesting subfamily Agathidinae, based on prior encounters with similar little black and red parasitica wasps. Ovipositing with a long ovipositor in Heliopsis helianthoides blossoms in my sand prairie garden. The three photos are of the same wasp, but not in sequence (the metadata has the times, if you need them). I have other photos, but these were clear enough to be interesting.

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What

Oblique Stripetail Hover Fly Allograpta obliqua

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 17, 2018 12:42 PM CDT

Description

A small, slender syrphid on Heliopsis helianthoides in the sand prairie garden. Photos depict a single individual.

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What

Silver-tailed Petalcutter Megachile montivaga

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 19, 2018 09:40 AM CDT

Description

On Cirsium discolor in a sandy old field with lots of blooming thistles. "Flora of the Chicago Region" lists Megachile montivaga as having an affinity for C. discolor, and it looks like a good match to me, but I'm not confident enough to make that a suggestion at this point. I assume this is a female. The three photos depict the same individual.

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Thistle Long-horned Bee Melissodes desponsus

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 23, 2018 05:53 PM CDT

Description

On Cirsium discolor in a sand prairie and old field area. This looks like a male to me. Photos depict a single individual.

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What

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 30, 2018 05:49 PM CDT

Description

On Oligoneuron rigidum in a sandy old field planted in CRP CP-42 pollinator habitat.

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What

Virginia Flower Fly Milesia virginiensis

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 30, 2018 01:22 PM CDT

Description

On Oligoneuron rigidum in my sand prairie garden.

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What

Paravilla Separata Paravilla separata

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 31, 2018 01:25 PM CDT

Description

On Heliopsis helianthoides in my sand prairie garden. This is a rather bold ID on my part, so please don't rely on it until it's been confirmed or corrected by an expert.

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Observer

martinlucas

Date

September 5, 2018 05:13 PM CDT

Description

On a goldenrod in a sand prairie.

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Observer

martinlucas

Date

September 12, 2018 05:25 PM CDT

Description

A large fly visiting Symphyotrichum lanceolatum blossoms in a marsh near Bogus Run. Kind of a rough looking specimen, but the wing venation is clear enough on this photo.

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Observer

martinlucas

Date

September 23, 2018 11:48 AM CDT

Description

In sparse vegetation on top of a small sand dune. Probably Gryllus pennsylvanicus based on date and location, but the photos aren't that clear.

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martinlucas

Date

August 14, 2016 10:23 AM CDT

Description

On Doellingeria umbellata in a sand prairie marsh and thicket. Photos depict a single individual.

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What

Blue-black Spider Wasps Genus Anoplius

Observer

martinlucas

Date

August 14, 2016 08:57 AM CDT

Description

On Monarda punctata in a sand prairie and old-field area. It's my impression that a spider wasp with orange on T1 and T2 is in genus Anoplius. Unfortunately I only got one shot of this one. Based on comparison with the flower, it's a fairly large spider wasp. Here's a similar one from nearby from August 19 of 2018: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15998183

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