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SugaoKC Coccora
Coccora commented on by SugaoKC Berkeley, California, USA4 years ago

Supposedly this is an edible Amanita, but I wouldn't trust anything from that genus of mushrooms.

SugaoKC Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by SugaoKC Florida, USA4 years ago

Agreeing with White Peacock ID. Very pretty species.

SugaoKC Red-Spotted Purple
Red-Spotted Purple commented on by SugaoKC Arkansas, USA4 years ago

Agreeing with Red-Spotted Purple ID. My first instinct was Pipevine Swallowtail, except it doesn't have the tails; turns out they're mimics.

SugaoKC Lion's Mane Mushroom
Lion's Mane Mushroom commented on by SugaoKC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA4 years ago

Almost definitely a Hericium species, but not sure if it's the Lion's Mane or one of its sister species (they're all considered edible). Nice find!

SugaoKC Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider commented on by SugaoKC Oregon, USA4 years ago

Not 100% sure on the species; I can tell you it's a Phanias, but am not certain it's P. harfordi (that seems to be the best fit, however).

None of the Phanias species seem to have a common name beyond "jumping spider" (which would accurately describe over 5,000 spiders in the world!). I vote we call the one the Eyebrow Jumping Spider after those rusty marks on her head.

SugaoKC Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by SugaoKC Maryland, USA4 years ago

Reminds me of a Linden (Tilia sp.), but doesn't have the big, long sucker in the middle.

SugaoKC Asiatic Dayflower
Asiatic Dayflower commented on by SugaoKC Maryland, USA4 years ago

Also sometimes called Dew Herb or Mouse Ears (I like that one).

SugaoKC Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by SugaoKC New York, USA4 years ago

Definitely a longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae sp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longhorn_b...). Best guess is a brown prionid, though really, a lot of those guys look alike.

SugaoKC Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by SugaoKC California, USA4 years ago

Brown widows are as venomous as the black widow, but not as dangerous; they don't inject as much venom, so the symptoms are milder and more confined to the bite area. Still not a spider I'd handle.

SugaoKC Velleda Lappet Moth
Velleda Lappet Moth commented on by SugaoKC New Jersey, USA4 years ago

Also known as "who glued wings to a Maltese?" I'd suggest changing the common name to "Velvet Lapel Moth", just because it's easier, but that's me...

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