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suzmonk North American River Otter
North American River Otter commented on by suzmonk Georgia, USAa year ago

Congratulations, Robert ...

suzmonk Polyphemus moth
Polyphemus moth commented on by suzmonk Mississippi, USAa year ago

Thank you, AshleyT, it's an honor to be nominated for SOTW! Spotting this moth made my day. I was on my way into work. Starting my day by spending a few minutes with this handsome fellow was a welcome surprise.

suzmonk Neonerita bernardoespinozai moth
Neonerita bernardoespinozai moth commented on by suzmonk Hidalgo, Mexicoa year ago

Congratulations, Eduardo, what a find!

suzmonk Grizzled Mantid
Grizzled Mantid commented on by suzmonk Florida, USAa year ago

Congratulations! Nice when you happen to find what you seek. I'm reading up for a mantid posting right now. 15 families. 430 genera. 2,400 species. I had no idea...

suzmonk Treehopper nymph
Treehopper nymph commented on by suzmonk Victoria, Australiaa year ago

Congratulations! What a flat fellow. Scratch that. Slender sally.

suzmonk American house spider
American house spider commented on by suzmonk Mississippi, USAa year ago

Question: I see people have re-visited this old spotting. Thanks! I've thought about this one. I think what I originally interpreted as the spiderlings dying might, in fact, have been the discarded skins of the second instar. I've read that the second instar happens about 30 hours after eclosion. Usually, these spiderlings are dispersed by ballooning, but this web was in a corner sheltered from the wind. Under those conditions, you might actually see the discarded skins hanging in the web. But, I'm no spider expert. I'm just a naturalist who read up on a topic. Can anybody out there speak to the question?

suzmonk Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by suzmonk Oklahoma, USAa year ago

Hi SargonR. Member of the Aster family. Start with genus Symphyotrichum. Number of species possibilities ...

suzmonk Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by suzmonk Oklahoma, USAa year ago

Hi, SargonR. Can't quite tell what's going on with the flower, but looks like a member of the nightshade family. Maybe black nightshade?

suzmonk Giant wood moth (♀)
Giant wood moth (♀) commented on by suzmonk Victoria, Australiaa year ago

Persistence!

suzmonk Polyphemus moth
Polyphemus moth commented on by suzmonk Mississippi, USAa year ago

Thank you, Leuba & Mark!