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jdbco2001

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jdbco2001 Coal Skink
Coal Skink commented on by jdbco2001 Kansas City, Missouri, USA3 years ago

Totally it! Thank you Robert Emond!

jdbco2001 Bush Cicada / Grand Western Cicada
Bush Cicada / Grand Western Cicada commented on by jdbco2001 Nebraska, USA4 years ago

Thanks, I think you're right. Hard to tell that not the Neotibicen tremulus except for location.

jdbco2001 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by jdbco2001 Nebraska, USA4 years ago

That's a good question, I didn't think to check how sticky it was. It was growing in mostly sandy soil. I'm thinking maybe oenothera biennis (evening primrose).

jdbco2001 Rock Wren
Rock Wren commented on by jdbco2001 Kansas, USA5 years ago

That's got to be it! Thanks JoshuaGSmith!

jdbco2001 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by jdbco2001 Missouri, USA5 years ago

I am definitely no expert so forgive if I'm coming across ignorant here. Just uploaded another picture that might help. Wish I got one of the belly. The cranial crests here seem to be somewhat indistinct but separate from the paratoid glands. I'm only counting a maximum of 3 warts in some of the black spots. However, it does look like there is more on the two black areas behind the eyes. The reddish warts and less distinct white stripe down the back got me wondering about a hybrid. While not quite as red, seemed a bit more similar to this picture to me:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...

Thanks for sharing this ID information. I obviously have a lot to learn, but am really learning a lot from your observations!

jdbco2001 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by jdbco2001 Missouri, USA5 years ago

Thanks Scott. This reference says the "Fowler’s toad probably hybridizes with the eastern American toad. Where this happens, intermediate characteristics will occur." I'm wondering if this might be a Dwarf American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus charlesmithi) or some hybrid? He was pretty small, I don't recall hearing sounds like the Fowler at the reference link, and we found him in more northern Missouri.

jdbco2001 Hackberry Emperor
Hackberry Emperor commented on by jdbco2001 Missouri, USA5 years ago

Thanks LuckyLogan, think you're right. I'm not sure how particular wing patterns are to species, but pictures match the celtis better than the leilia. Noticed some differences with the pattern and spots approaching the front of the wing going toward the head.

jdbco2001 Hackberry Emperor
Hackberry Emperor commented on by jdbco2001 Missouri, USA5 years ago

Thanks James! Wonder how common it is to see these this far north. Reading about adult behaviour listed on the reference page and comparing that to our experience makes me think Tami is a male...

jdbco2001 Lance-leaf Tickseed
Lance-leaf Tickseed commented on by jdbco2001 Missouri, USA7 years ago

Wow, good call. That's a little tricky on looks alone, but I think you're right.

jdbco2001 Spiderwort
Spiderwort commented on by jdbco2001 Missouri, USA7 years ago

That looks like it! Thanks!

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