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GreenBugs Orange Sulphur Butterfly
Orange Sulphur Butterfly commented on by GreenBugs Florida, USA7 years ago

Florida is filled with a variety of yellow butterfly species. The spots along the edged of the wings usually indicate and Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme). Hard to tell with the picture, but they often have a spash of orange on their yellow wings.
http://greennature.com/article1967.html

GreenBugs L. zonatus Ninfa
L. zonatus Ninfa commented on by GreenBugs Cariacica, ES, Brazil7 years ago

know it's a Brazilian insect...nonetheless, it sure looks like it belongs to the Reduviidae genus

GreenBugs The Kinabalu Entomophia
The Kinabalu Entomophia commented on by GreenBugs Sabah, Malaysia7 years ago

very nice find and pictures. The orchid looks like a Spiranthes species although it's a bit difficult to get the exact species.
http://greennature.com/article195.html

GreenBugs Shelf mushroom
Shelf mushroom commented on by GreenBugs Bellevue, Washington, USA7 years ago

There's a few different versions or color patterns for the edge of Fomitopsis pinicola, so that would be a starter suggestion rather than an exact ID. They are very common shelf mushrooms or polypores of the Pacific Northwest
http://greennature.com/article92.html

GreenBugs Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by GreenBugs Champaign, Illinois, USA7 years ago

the pores under the cap says its a bolete mushroom

The Illinois natural history survey listed the following species
Boletus castaneus
Boletus curtisii
Boletus frostii
Boletus glabellus
Boletus miniato-olivaceus
Boletus peckii
Boletus rubellus
Boletus rubropunctus
Boletus separans
Boletus subsanguineus
Strobilomyces floccopus

also, look for the color of the stipe or stem, not in the picture, plus if the mushroom bruises a blue color when you touch it. They will all help with a more detailed id

http://greennature.com/article92.html

GreenBugs Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by GreenBugs Maryland, USA7 years ago

Thistle
http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pag...

GreenBugs Florida Argiope Spider (juvenile)
Florida Argiope Spider (juvenile) commented on by GreenBugs Florida, USA7 years ago

They go by a couple of names such as the Silver-backed Argiope or the Florida Argiope (Argiope florida). It's a juvenile. They tend to go hog wild when they construct their webs with the extra stabilimentum. That explains the Argiope common name, writing spiders, they write lots of 'z' and 'x' into their webs. Nice picture.

GreenBugs Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by GreenBugs Seattle, Washington, USA7 years ago

just a guess Cyathus olla
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Cyath...

GreenBugs Woodland Skipper (butterfly)
Woodland Skipper (butterfly) commented on by GreenBugs Seattle, Washington, USA7 years ago

maybe the Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)

GreenBugs Purplish Copper Butterfly
Purplish Copper Butterfly commented on by GreenBugs Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada7 years ago

Purplish Copper butterflies and Lilac Bordered butterflies look very similar...often it's a matter of geographical location, or comparing the number of spots on the top of the forewing to differential between them. In any event, it's one of the two species.
http://greennature.com/article1967.html

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