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What

Jorō Spider (Trichonephila clavata)

Observer

pwilson96

Date

September 22, 2021 04:47 PM EDT
Jorō Spider - Photo (c) Observações Naturalistas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Observações Naturalistas
kim_fleming's ID: Jorō Spider (Trichonephila clavata)
Added on August 07, 2022
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Green Lacewings (Family Chrysopidae)

Observer

abigial41

Date

June 29, 2022 06:43 PM EDT
Green Lacewings - Photo (c) Patrick Coin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kim_fleming's ID: Green Lacewings (Family Chrysopidae)
Added on August 02, 2022
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Nits and Lice (Hypericum drummondii)

Observer

abigial41

Date

August 6, 2020 09:43 AM EDT
Nits and Lice - Photo (c) Meghan Cassidy, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Meghan Cassidy
kim_fleming's ID: Nits and Lice (Hypericum drummondii)
Added on August 02, 2022
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Observer

kcthetc1

Date

July 9, 2021 04:39 PM EDT
Landryia impositella - Photo (c) skitterbug, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by skitterbug
kim_fleming's ID: Landryia impositella, a member of Flower Moths (Family Scythrididae)
Added on July 04, 2022
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Kudzu Bug (Megacopta cribraria)

Observer

lissamonster

Date

October 31, 2021 04:21 PM EDT

Place

Missing Location
Kudzu Bug - Photo (c) WonGun Kim, all rights reserved, uploaded by WonGun Kim
kim_fleming's ID: Kudzu Bug (Megacopta cribraria)
Added on June 17, 2022
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Observer

bec325

Date

May 24, 2022 04:33 PM EDT
Scaphoideus incisus - Photo (c) solomon hendrix, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by solomon hendrix
kim_fleming's ID: Scaphoideus incisus, a member of Typical Leafhoppers (Family Cicadellidae)
Added on June 08, 2022
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Observer

cotinis

Date

June 2021

Description

Leaf Beetle - Bassareus detritus (female; 5 mm)
References:

  • BugGuide: bugguide.net/node/view/221248
  • Ciegler, Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina (Clemson Univ., 2007), p. 185
  • Evans, Beetles of Eastern North America (Princeton University Press, 2014), p. 451

Another series of this beetle, found on vegetation in a suburban deciduous woodland. Length is just under 5 mm. Quoting Ciegler , p. 172, key to genera of Cryptocephalinae:
10(9) Anterior edge of proepisternum laterally sinuous or toothed, in many specimens difficult to see (Fig. 285); abdominal sternum 1 of male excavated in middle and with large spine on each side; length 3.2-5.5 mm --> Bassareus, p. 184
Does not seem to have those spines, so must be a female.
I have trouble seeing the sinuous/toothed edge of the episternum in this specimen, but everything else is consistent. This one lacks the spines on abdominal sternum 1, I think, so it should be a female.
Confirmations/corrections always appreciated, of course.
Specimen to be retained for barcoding. Also posted at:
bugguide.net/node/view/1993352
Edit. Working on seeing some details distinctive for the genus based on consultation with an expert. Color pattern of this species is distinctive, at any rate.

Bassareus detritus - Photo (c) Patrick Coin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kim_fleming's ID: Bassareus detritus, a member of Case-bearing Leaf Beetles (Subfamily Cryptocephalinae)
Added on June 06, 2022
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Observer

cotinis

Date

September 10, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

Description

Click beetle - Aeolus scutellatus (~6 mm)
bugguide.net/node/view/270533
Also posted at:
bugguide.net/node/view/2038347
Apparently not the very similar Aeolus mellillus. I think(!) I can see the conical scutellum which is noted as the distinguishing feature of scutellatus by entomologists commenting on BugGuide and iNaturalist.

Aeolus - Photo (c) skitterbug, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by skitterbug
kim_fleming's ID: Genus Aeolus, a member of Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)
Added on June 02, 2022
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Observer

cotinis

Date

March 2022

Description

Out walking on a woodland trail in suburban Durham NC (USA), a coupled pair of flies landed on my arm. I captured them for some detailed studio photos. They appear to be...
March Flies - Bibio articulatus (male, 6 mm length)
bugguide.net/node/view/371338
Quoting BugGuide:
The most common of the species with mostly red legs, black body (but female thorax red on top), and inner spur of fore tibia as long as outer. Bibio xanthopus is larger with a slightly shorter to much shorter inner spur. Females can be identified by the combination of equal spurs and dark orange to bright red thorax.
Also posted at:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2100727

Bibio articulatus - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Katja Schulz
kim_fleming's ID: Bibio articulatus, a member of March Flies (Family Bibionidae)
Added on March 31, 2022
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cotinis

Date

March 2022

Description

Out walking on a woodland trail in suburban Durham NC (USA), a coupled pair of flies landed on my arm. I captured them for some detailed studio photos. They appear to be...
March Flies - Bibio articulatus (female, 8 mm length)
bugguide.net/node/view/371338
Quoting BugGuide:
The most common of the species with mostly red legs, black body (but female thorax red on top), and inner spur of fore tibia as long as outer. Bibio xanthopus is larger with a slightly shorter to much shorter inner spur. Females can be identified by the combination of equal spurs and dark orange to bright red thorax.
Also posted at:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2100720

Bibio articulatus - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Katja Schulz
kim_fleming's ID: Bibio articulatus, a member of March Flies (Family Bibionidae)
Added on March 31, 2022
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Broad-patched Eugnosta Moth (Eugnosta sartana)

Observer

kcthetc1

Date

August 19, 2020 05:50 AM EDT
Broad-patched Eugnosta Moth - Photo (c) cotinis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kim_fleming's ID: Broad-patched Eugnosta Moth (Eugnosta sartana)
Added on August 04, 2021
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Ladybird Spider (Theridula gonygaster)

Observer

bolickscott

Date

July 26, 2020 10:11 PM EDT
Ladybird Spider - Photo (c) Óscar Mendez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Óscar Mendez
kim_fleming's ID: Ladybird Spider (Theridula gonygaster)
Added on July 04, 2021
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Reticulated Fruitworm Moth (Cenopis reticulatana)

Observer

xx7trey

Date

July 23, 2018 01:02 PM EDT
Reticulated Fruitworm Moth - Photo (c) tybird99, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tybird99
kim_fleming's ID: Reticulated Fruitworm Moth (Cenopis reticulatana)
Added on June 17, 2021
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Magnolia Green Jumping Spider (Lyssomanes viridis)

Observer

xx7trey

Date

May 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT
Magnolia Green Jumping Spider - Photo (c) Sean McCann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kim_fleming's ID: Magnolia Green Jumping Spider (Lyssomanes viridis)
Added on June 13, 2021
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Slender Lizard Beetle (Acropteroxys gracilis)

Observer

pcyn

Date

June 4, 2021 11:26 AM EDT
Slender Lizard Beetle - Photo (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Judy Gallagher
kim_fleming's ID: Slender Lizard Beetle (Acropteroxys gracilis)
Added on June 05, 2021
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Pine-oak Gall Rust (Cronartium quercuum)

Observer

cotinis

Date

May 18, 2021 02:08 PM EDT

Description

Leaf fungus on Water Oak (Quercus nigra) found by Tracy. The fungal hyphae are 1-1.5 mm long. A detail frame shows some interesting webbing among the hyphae. No doubt there were was an insect (or other arthropod) lurking there that made the web, but I did not notice any.
I am happy to hear any ideas on the ID of this fungus!
Shown to me by expert naturalist @tracysfeldman, as were most other finds this day.

Pine-oak Gall Rust - Photo (c) ccgibbons, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND), uploaded by ccgibbons
kim_fleming's ID: Pine-oak Gall Rust (Cronartium quercuum)
Added on May 20, 2021
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

kcthetc1

Date

August 14, 2020 10:43 PM EDT
Inopeplus - Photo (c) Kristi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Kristi Ellingsen
kim_fleming's ID: Genus Inopeplus, a member of Narrow-waisted Bark Beetles (Family Salpingidae)
Added on May 16, 2021
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