Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This post is for the prey. Please help with this if you know what the prey actually is.
I was quite excited, thinking that the L. canis had nabbed a damselfly. (There's an 'Odonata - as prey' project; this might make an interesting addition.) Unfortunately, the robber was poorly placed for photography. I got what I could and tried to reposition, but the L. canis scrammed :(
When I uploaded the photos, something looked off with the 'damselfly'. I can't fit it to cranefly, either. Then I thought... no, a damselfly-mimic robber?!
There may not be enough for ID here, but any help would be appreciated.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2023

Descripción

O magnificent creature! And, thank God for creating it and letting me share it!
I never would have been there at that particular moment except for

  • a ridiculous amount of time futilely chasing a dragonfly in flight
  • a closed road forcing me to approach another likely dragonfly location via a detour through the woods
  • my (expletive deleted) camera refusing to focus on slime mold even with the Raynox

Sometimes I really wonder about these things...

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2023

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Really guessing here. ID help appreciated. Very hard to get good pix.
There was only a small patch of the filamentous stuff (here) and a large area of simpler stuff (162604929). Not sure whether they are the same or different.

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Qué

Zambullidor Pico Grueso (Podilymbus podiceps)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2023

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

I'd seen one earlier (161175434) but lost track of it while trying to photograph uncooperative dragonflies. Then these two flew in, fussed at each other a bit and did a little grooming before they settled down. Love it when they give a show :D

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Polluela Sora (Porzana carolina)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2023

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This bird came out of the grass chomping down a worm (159567515) before going on to forage adorably in the standing water on the trail (here) and then moving on to find out what it could find on the grass on the other side of the trail (159567518).
Another Sora (159567526) preferred the wetland.

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Qué

Visón Americano (Neogale vison)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2023

Descripción

Find of the day!
This is my fourth mink (not counting tracks). My first was live, but vanished before I could get a photo. #2 & 3 found dead - roadkill and unknown cause.
3rd time lucky, no - took me 4!
It was squinting in the sunlight at first. I was getting such lousy photos, working against the light. But then it began to move. I thought I had startled it when it suddenly zipped out of sight. But it turned up again. It just
seemed to move very quickly! As it disappeared and reappeared, I missed all the best photo opportunities until it was really gone. But I got something :D
It's missing some fur on the back of its neck. Hope it's just losing its winter coat.

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Qué

Cernícalo Americano (Falco sparverius)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Marzo 2023

Descripción

Easting some kind of small prey (152203201). Or, for this happy kestrel, fairly large prey I guess.
I saw a bird fly up into a tree and zoomed in. A bit surprised to see the kestrel. Couldn't really see what was going on, though. Somewhat far away (but closer that I usually see kestrels) and hard to get an unobstructed view.
I had been headed to an observation platform, and held up to get shots of the kestrel before moving closer. Definitely not expecting it to stay put, but it did. That made sense when was I finally able to see its prey; it wasn't going to risk losing that!
It was quite a windy day and the bird was fighting to keep its perch while dining.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Febrero 2023

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

My most interesting find of the day :)
I could not figure out what I was seeing in the field. I thought maybe it was carrying carrion (no pun intended). But it appeared to be trying to get it off... ?!
Blown up on the computer, it finally makes sense. I think this is the winner of a fight. It must have beheaded it's opponent. But - it's opponent's jaws are still locked on it's antenna! Sometimes two heads really are not better than one.
I wonder how this comes out.
Whether from that fight or others, this warrior has taken damage. It's missing parts of 2 legs (photo 2) and has a dent on the back of its head (photo 3).

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Qué

Aguililla Cola Roja (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observ.

wetlandfan

Fecha

Febrero 2023

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Qué

Cernícalo Americano (Falco sparverius)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Enero 2023

Descripción

Amazed to see this kestrel in hovercraft mode: flapping away and holding its position against the wind.
It flew off and I thought it was gone. Maybe, Idk. But I made another sighting (145943257) about 5 minutes later. Likely the same bird, but I can't be sure.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Noviembre 2021

Descripción

iNat's guessing all over. I followed some of them down and wasn't convinced, and hit a dead end.
Help appreciated.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

iNat is pretty sure Tetrastichinae for some photos and Eulophidae for the rest.
Help appreciated.
I found a small willow (128071807) just covered in sawflies (128071806). On one leaf I noticed what I initially assumed was a baby stretch spider. But when I took a closer look, it took off and I realized it was a tiny wasp! Missed it!!
But I thought, hmmm, sawflies...
I hung around keeping an eye on the sawflies. Found a couple of caterpillars (128071809). Then I saw it - a teeny tiny wasp (128071814) on a sawfly! Did the best I could on photos. (It's a bit too small for my equipment and skill.)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2018

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Accepted iNat's pretty sure because it resembles ones found in that genus on BugGuide & iNat.
Help appreciated.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2018

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

On 105132496 - something in Asteraceae?

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Qué

Duraznillo (Cercis canadensis)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This sapling had so much cool stuff. Hikers kept passing me on their way out & back because I stayed there for so long. See

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Not sure which one. Maybe M. bisaccata or M. stowei?
So incredibly excited when I found this on the underside of an Eastern Redbud (136983754) leaf. I immediately thought it might be a bolas spider. Kept trying not to get my hopes up.
Just had to get this one in & find out for sure.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Pelícano Blanco Americano (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Descripción

Thanks to a tip from a friend, I got to see pelicans in Ohio!

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Bejuco de Uva (Vitis cinerea)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

ID tentative; improvement welcomed.
With some kind of leaf gall (134656965)

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

On Common Hackberry (133933134).
Eating a wasp (133933138) while an ant (133933140; photo 4) tried to scavenge another wasp (133933139) that the bug had killed.
I wondered how the assassin bug managed to get 2 wasps, apparently in a fairly short period of time. Could it have grabbed a mated pair? Between its natural green color and the way that it lurked where 2 leaves overlapped, it was well camouflaged. Uncomfortable with my attention, it retreated partway under the leaf but apparently couldn't pull the wasp under.
It's unclear whether the bug was done with the wasp which the ant was scavenging. A passerby asked me whether the bug would eat the ant, and I had to reply that I don't know. Surely it wouldn't drop the wasp it was eating, but once it was done... ? Having watched a group of ants overcome a different assassin bug (113186998), I'm not sure whether assassin bugs in general would consider the risk of going up against an ant worthwhile.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2022

Descripción

Help appreciated.
iNat is not 100% consistent on 'pretty sure' or suggestions, but the most common theme is Dewdrop Spiders, so I put it there as a starting place.
I do not know what to make of this. Never seen anything like it. The closest visual matches that I can find on BugGuide (452606, 92275) are sitting in 'Argyrodes/Faiditus/Neospintharus/Rhomphaea', not yet identified to genus or species since 2009/2010. I can't find a similar group taxon on iNat.
Those are mainly kleptoparasitic, but there was no other spider in the web. It was only about 6PM so I doubt this was cleaning up after its host had gone to bed. The only other thing in the web was a non-arachnid husk; old prey, I assume (photo 7). The web was in good condition, so if it had eaten the host that must have been recent. This spider moved around like it owned the place.
With a body length of about 4-5mm, the size was appropriate for Argyrodes. But so colorful!
Found in foliage close to a pond.
(Photo quality is mediocre, sorry. Best I could do with the small size, wind blowing the web and creating inconsistent glare/shade lighting, plus bad footing on an unstable slope. I know: excuses, excuses.)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2022

Descripción

I was trying (and failing miserably) to photograph dragonflies on the wing. Guess I'd been pretty still for awhile. Looked down to my left and found this cutie! Not something I expected to see there and out in the open.
I was afraid to take time to change my camera settings, so the shots aren't very good. But I was able to get several shots as it hunted around and even seemed to bask for a moment.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This tiny creature has elevated the frass tail to a work of art! I've never seen one so elaborate.
When I first saw it on the underside of a leaf (photo 4) I wondered if it was a moth or... ?
On some kind of Convolvulaceae (129375077)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Found on a wall near a light sheet. Couldn't figure out whether it was a moth or a fly. Lol, neither! Makes sense now

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Cixius

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Best guess ID. Improvement welcomed.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Ardilla Roja Americana (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

I was crouched down, quietly trying to photograph odes. Then I realized there was a squirrel running towards me! When I turned the camera towards it, it decided to run away. Fortunately, it paused a moment for a couple of pix.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

greenscenery

Fecha

Octubre 5, 2021 a las 04:15 TARDE EDT

Descripción

I think this is some sort of handsome fungus beetle but I'm not sure.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Carbonero Copetón (Baeolophus bicolor)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Baby Titmouse begging

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2022

Descripción

Finally found one of these! Well, OK, I found one before (86370622) - being eaten by an L. canis. And this one landed right by me. But I noticed it! So I'm taking credit.
Lousy photos but I suspected it wasn't going to stay long enough for me to mess around with the Raynox. And I was right.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2022

Descripción

My diptera find of the day! A new one for me.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2022

Descripción

Had to skip ahead in my uploads to find out what this was. I still don't believe it.
Spotted this right away as I came into another area of the park. It was incredibly accommodating. Not just tolerating my presence, but quietly holding its ground when a ding-a-ling Blue Dasher (124207564) harassed it.
I struggle to believe finding a Jade here. But iNat is very consistent with its top suggestion for all photos. And it has the same laid-back attitude I saw when @jimlem introduced me to them at the odonata conference.
????!

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Find of the day!!! Hard to get a clear shot; it mostly stayed in the grasses at the edge of the pond. When it strayed to the water, a Unicorn Clubtail (121059772) seemed to either be hunting it or driving it out of its territory.
I had no idea what it was, but had my fingers crossed that it might be something I hadn't seen before. Both excited and saddened to find it listed as imperiled in Ohio.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Gorrión Cantor (Melospiza melodia)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2016

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This little bird was trying to wean the cowbird chick (118863121) it was raising.
One lousy shot of it feeding the chick (photo 2), a better one of the chick begging (photo 3). and others of it standing hopefully by and even foraging a bit as the unwitting foster parent hunted and watched over it.

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Qué

Jilguero Canario (Spinus tristis)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2016

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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Qué

Cormorán Orejón (Nannopterum auritum)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2016

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This really entertained me when I saw the pictures. It looks like the cormorant tells the grackle a joke (photo 2), then yuks it up (photo 3) while the grackle's expression shows that he was not amused.
(Anthropomorphizing, or course. And I cheated by reversing the actual order of the photos. But, fun 😁)
For the grackle: 118740409

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2016

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Atypical thorax marking

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Observ.

jvportman

Fecha

Mayo 2, 2022 a las 07:00 TARDE EDT

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Qué

Guala Cabecirroja (Cathartes aura)

Observ.

llashborn

Fecha

Mayo 1, 2022 a las 07:30 TARDE EDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2022

Descripción

Best guess ID. Help appreciated.
Posted to BugGuide in the hope of more info.
This was an exciting surprise. I was documenting galls (115041261) when I saw this tiny wasp. Pretty confident that she is parasitizing the galls! The way she distorts her abdomen is what I've seen before when some types of wasps deploy their ovipositors. She also works her abdomen side to side (see photos 2 & 3) as if she is drilling into the gall.
The gall that she chose is darker in color vs. the others. Possibly more mature? Idk.
She was very intent on her purpose and ignored me as I got close for photos. She's just too tiny for my equipment (Nikon P900 in shutter priority macro mode with a Raynox added on).

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Qué

Vireo Anteojillo (Vireo solitarius)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Location approximate. (The P1000 wasn't capturing GPS. Location based on data from photos taken with my trusty P900 on the same hike.)

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2022

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Observ.

rogue_biologist

Fecha

Abril 2022

Descripción

Sort of an unexpected find.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Mind blown!
After never seeing one of these, I just saw my 2nd in as many days. At 2 different sites!
See 112480722 for prior observation. That one was at the top of a tree. I remember hunting for another - no luck - and wishing I could get better photos. Then today I see one on the bank of a creek, mudding in sunlight.
BAMONA said "forewing has inconspicuous metallic shading". And my previous observation has just a hint of patterning there.
But, whoa! This darling just shone. He answered some questions, too. I had wondered why some of iNat's photos showed a larger white patch with 2 dark lines in it. Oh, that's the ventral!

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

rogue_biologist

Fecha

Abril 12, 2022 a las 04:28 TARDE EDT

Descripción

Host is Andrena sp.

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Qué

Búho Cornudo (Bubo virginianus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Babies seem to be doing well!
For background see 111054153 and linked observations.
I'm approximating the age as 4-5 weeks per this guide from the International Owl Center

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Qué

Cernícalo Americano (Falco sparverius)

Fecha

Marzo 12, 2022 a las 06:09 TARDE MST

Descripción

These two beautiful birds were always near each other, except for hunting flights around the lake at Historic Canoa Ranch.

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Qué

Baloncillo (Auriparus flaviceps)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Marzo 2022

Descripción

Idk whether the same individual seen twice, or whether there were 2 (or more) in the area. Different tree, anyway.
See also 108198249

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Qué

Ardilla Antílope de Sonora (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Marzo 2022

Descripción

I was looking for birds, reptiles, insects... then, squirrel! Literally, for once. Never seen one of these before (yes, just visiting), so very excited as you might guess from the number of pix.

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Qué

Mergo Cresta Blanca (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Febrero 2022

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

I saw these little cuties earler with a Ring-necked duck (107681278). But I got better pix now. Just loved the way the sun shone thru the male's hood. There were 2 pair.

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Qué

Ácaros de Las Agallas (Familia Eriophyidae)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

On (106471216) with (106471214).
iNat isn't able to give me meaningful suggestions,
Searching around for diseases of Purple Coneflowers, I find reference to "an eriophyid mite that causes the flower to develop lumps or bumps or leaf like structures growing out the side". (See link.) I also find references to "an eriophyid (family Eriophyidae) that has yet to be taxonomically categorized, so it has no scientific name or approved common name... generally referred to as the Coneflower Rosette Mite based on the damage that it causes to coneflowers". (See link.)
So I'm sticking it in Eriophyidae. Improvement welcomed.

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Qué

Mergo Copetón (Mergus serrator)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2012

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This remains one of my favorite sightings ever. (Like you couldn't tell from how many pictures I included!)
I almost went right by a group of mallards (107344310), but something made me look again. There she was, quietly thinking mallard thoughts and projecting "nothing to see here... move along".
She seemed confident among the mallards and allowed me to approach. I moved slowly and quietly, staying behind the bushes, and paid attention to her attitude. And she let me get close enough for decent pix!
I can't find any more pix of her, although there must be some. I hope someday I find a missing chip with them.
I don't remember how many days she stayed. I do remember that after that day she arrived, she was diving and hunting. She stayed far out in the pond and didn't hang around with the mallards any more.

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Qué

Garza Morena (Ardea herodias)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2012

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

These photos span about 11 minutes.
The heron had caught a fish, but moved quite a ways before attempting to eat. (Photos 1-2.) Finding shallower water where its meal couldn't escape as easily if dropped?
A bit of tossing to get the fish positioned head-down (photo 3), then the process of forcing it down (#4-5). Photo 6 shows a big lump in the heron's neck! Then it's down (photo 7) and a little drink to follow (#8). The heron seemed to explore a little (photo 9) and then decided that the area was getting a little too busy and flew off (#10).
(I didn't post the fish as it was likely stocked and not naturally occurring.)

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Qué

Liquen Escudo Verde (Flavoparmelia caperata)

Observ.

asio-otus

Fecha

Febrero 14, 2022 a las 07:30 TARDE EST

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Observ.

emendela

Fecha

Febrero 7, 2022 a las 04:58 TARDE EST

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Such a lousy shot. But the only one that I was able to get.

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Qué

Chorlo Tildío (Charadrius vociferus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

There are things I feel like I will remember forever. At least, I hope so.
I was walking up a commercial sidestreet when I saw a killdeer crossing right-to-left ahead of me. Trying not to disturb it, I altered course to make a wide arc to my right away from it. At that, the bird suddenly reversed and came running back to the right. I stopped, wondering what was up - and spied movement to my right.
There they were; the most adorable little fluffballs! Their mom had been trying to draw me away from them.
Here, the mama.
For her precious babies: 106418619

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Qué

Chorlo Tildío (Charadrius vociferus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

There are things I feel like I will remember forever. At least, I hope so.
I was walking up a commercial sidestreet when I saw a killdeer crossing right-to-left ahead of me. Trying not to disturb it, I altered course to make a wide arc to my right away from it. At that, the bird suddenly reversed and came running back to the right. I stopped, wondering what was up - and spied movement to my right.
There they were; the most adorable little fluffballs! Their mom had been trying to draw me away from them.
Here, the babies.
For their mama: 106418618
(Not the greatest shots; I circled left and walked on a ways to give the family some space before turning to shoot from a distance. The sun was low and the shifting light challenged my limited skills. I didn't want to spend a lot of time stressing them, either.)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Two something-or-others seemed to be interacting, with one (or both) attacking or chasing the other off repeatedly. After watching and shooting pix for awhile, I believe that an L. canis was the aggressor, with the other individual a wasp. Idk whether the robber actually had ambitions to eat the wasp, hoped to steal any prey the wasp found, or simply wanted the wasp out of its territory.
Cool to watch, anyway. Here, the wasp. (Both seen in photo 2. Robber: 95210286.)
I thought that I was seeing the acarinarium full of mites in some shots, so I looked for the best match in Parancistrocerus. If wrong, please help.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Best guess ID. Improvement welcomed.
On 105588902

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

On boneset

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

ID is a guess; please treat it as a starting place only. Help appreciated.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 19, 2021 a las 01:43 TARDE EDT

Descripción

iNat is pretty sure Pachodynerus. Idk. I do know that there are other Eumeninae with red coloring. And I wasn't able to get much on this wasp.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2018

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Couldn't get a focused frontal shot, but I included the blurry one to establish face color.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Ambiguous ventral marking.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Best guess ID. Improvement welcomed.
On 105588902.
Love those crazy, curly antennae!

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Qué

Chinche Catarina (Stiretrus anchorago)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

On Euthamia.
Best guess ID. Improvement welcomed.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

I was entranced by this beautiful creature. And later, disappointed by its name!
It seems that our relationship with insects is based largely on our stomachs. I.e., does it threaten our food?
This moth needs a new name and an image makeover!

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Polilla Polifemo (Antheraea polyphemus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2017

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Thrilled to see one of these! It looked like a living gummy candy. So adorable; also hard to do justice to in a photo.
Even with its extreme cuteness, I still think it looks like a cartoon villain plotting something when it rises up with its legs pressed together.
On willow (105574020).

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2018

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Tentative ID; assumed present if this ladybird (105237916) was killed by. Dinocampus coccinellae (105237918).
Improvement welcomed.

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Qué

Chipe Playero (Setophaga palmarum)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Abril 2018

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

No way to tell how many individuals are represented by the photos from this date. Durn things didn't sit still!
At this location there are typically a lot of Palm Warblers and Myrtle Warblers. Sometimes more of one than the other. This was definitely a Palm hike.
(No, I didn't post every photo I took.)
Love the levitation effect! ✨
(Landing, I assume.)

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2018

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

On 104502321.
iNat is pretty sure Halictus, so I'm probably wrong. But... furry fovea !? And I can't convince myself that the basal vein is 'strongly arched'.
If it's Andrena, there seem to be limited late fliers. Of the observations I found for Ohio, this seems the best match. And the food plant fits. So, I'm going with it.
Improvement welcomed.

I was intrigued by the splotch on the right side of the scutum. Maybe just dirt, or could it be a parasite? It certainly has dimension. (See photo 5.)

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Caballito Pigmeo del Este (Ischnura posita)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Help me out here, because it looks like a male fragile nabbed a female eastern...?

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Abejas Verde Metálico (Tribu Augochlorini)

Observ.

csonafrank

Fecha

Noviembre 2021

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Observ.

jodoodles

Fecha

Mayo 10, 2020 a las 02:19 TARDE UTC

Descripción

Found this guy newly emerged, over time the wings unfurled and the color changed from reddish-brown to black. The little yellow halteres were wiggling constantly the whole time. It probably took about four hours to turn dark after we found it, but the following morning it was still in the same area just hanging out.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Noviembre 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Found on a rock on the beach of a creek.
iNat is pretty sure Sphaeroceridae. I'm not confident. If the 1st hind tarsomere is thickened, it's not by much.
Going thru the fly guide, I'm tempted by Helcomyzidae. But that would just be a guess.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2021

Descripción

I think.
Although I have seen this species before, I wasn't able to get decent pix this time.
I was visiting family, out on a deck 1 story off the ground and looking up into a tree at the edge of a woods. Saw a blob on a leaf and thought 'I should look at that'. Oh yes indeed!
The angles I could get were limited by the width of the deck, and my camera showed its usual frustrating preference for leaves.
When I've seen these before, they've been between 4" and about 7' off the ground. Of course, I wouldn't ordinarily be looking this high, or able to see it even this well.
Naturally, I tried to drag my relatives out to see it. They were unimpressed. Maybe I was switched at birth?

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Virus Iridiscente de Las Cochinillas (Invertebrate iridescent virus 31)

Observ.

druidsrepose

Fecha

Octubre 27, 2021 a las 10:10 MAÑANA EDT

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Observ.

wendyjegla

Fecha

Octubre 2021

Descripción

Found on jack-o-lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus illudens) not far from a carcass on which I had seen a few of them. This one wasn't running around crazed with excitement over all the tasty maggots.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Octubre 2021

Descripción

I love you, crazy-eyed little flies!
Not the ones I came looking for that day, but very satisfying to find. I've only seen this species once before, and didn't get good shots then. There were 2 mated pair on this plant!
Maybe it was the cooler weather, maybe it was because they were mating, Idk. But they stayed put and let me get lots of photos!
On 98766190.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2020

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2016

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Accepted iNat's 'pretty sure'. Rushing to get in before the maintenance shutdown.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Descripción

Thank You, Lord, for letting me see your creation!!
I've looked for these and never seen one. Out of the blue, I checked out a brown something in the goldenrod and just about lost it.
I love you, crazy little fly!

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Jumping ahead in my uploads, but I had to try to find out what this was!
It landed as you see it, a bit ahead of me on a raised trail between 2 wetland areas. I might not have seen it otherwise. It was above my head and obscured by the foliage. I got what I could, then tried to slowly creep towards it to get a less-obscured view. No luck - it took off 😒
I really looked on my way back thru the area and even went back the next day - no luck 😢

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Qué

Abaniquillo Verde del Noreste (Anolis carolinensis)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 20, 2021 a las 01:01 TARDE EDT

Descripción

There was an insect I was about to try to photograph. I have no idea what it was, because as I raised the camera - plop! This anole dropped down, probably after that insect. It missed. I didn't. What a cutie!

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Saltarina de Cola Larga Azul (Urbanus proteus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 20, 2021 a las 01:04 TARDE EDT

Descripción

Thank you, God! Such a beautiful butterfly. So grateful to see it.

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Chinche Asesina del Algodoncillo (Zelus longipes)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 16, 2021 a las 06:20 TARDE EDT

Descripción

What a buzz! I've really wanted to see one of these, but I don't think that we have them in Ohio. Finally!

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Agosto 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Had the worst time getting semi-decent pix of this! But the thick abdomen intrigued me (photo 6 and others). When I finally got shots showing the dorsal patterning, I was glad that I persisted.

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Libélula Serpiente del Este (Erpetogomphus designatus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

I was trying to get a better angle on some dancers, and had to watch my footing as I was at the edge of a small dropoff above the creek. Looked down, and whoa! No clue what it was, except something I hadn't seen before. It was perched in the rocks of the beach at creek level. Worked around it carefully to try to get decent angles.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

iNat is pretty sure Richardiidae.
Fly guide gives me Diopsidae. It looks so much like one of the examples that I wonder if it might be closely related!

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Julio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

iNat isn't sure of anything, but offers up Rivellia. Everything there seems to have prominently striped wings and dark or banded legs. My little critter has spots or perhaps light/ broken stripes on its wings and nicely golden legs. I used BugGuide's advanced search for Tephritoidea and found nothing to match. Based on the fly guide, I came back down to Platystomatidae for my best guess/ starting place.
Yes, I loaded a lot of pix. This fascinated me and even creeped me out a bit. The mouth reminds me of a scene in one of The Mummy movies where Rick (Fraser) roars at one of Imhotep's mummy priests and it roars back with that impossibly huge mouth. 'Nope!'
Photos 6 & 7 are truly sequential. Compare the abdomen tip to photo 3. Something begins to extend (6) and is more fully extended (7), with some dark liquid deposited on the leaf. Not sure if it's just defecating or maybe ovipositing. Whatever it was up to, it was unusually cooperative with my photo efforts.

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Completely lost it when I saw this tiny perfect creature. Couldn't believe that I was getting to see one. And then it flew off! But fortunately landed again nearby, and patiently allowed me to get the Raynox on it. Honestly not sure whether those pix (1&2) are better or worse than the others. I just love this little one and want all the pictures and more!

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 24, 2021 a las 09:40 TARDE EDT

Descripción

iNat was 'pretty sure' about genus Nabis for all photos. It never suggested the 'similar species' listed (genus Lasiomerus). But to my uneducated eye, they look pretty much alike :(
So I went up to the tribe that includes both.

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Rocío de Sol (Drosera rotundifolia)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Got to see and learn about this amazing tiny plant (and quite a few other plants!) thanks to @wetlandfan.
Couldn't see what I was shooting very well; unfortunately a lot of the views are obstructed. But I was blown away to be able to see the 'dew', the beautiful colors, and some of the things which appeared to be captured in its sticky fingers (photos 3-5).

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Could only get this view - and from a distance.
I gave it the full width of the trail and tried to slowly work around it for another view. But it would have none of that, and flew off. Couldn't find it again.
With the heavy patches of Whiltetails and small gathering of pondhawks, why couldn't there be a clubtail section vs. just one?!

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Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Only got a few lousy shots, then scared it off trying to get closer :(

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Abejorro Americano (Bombus pensylvanicus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Mayo 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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Abejorro Amarillo (Bombus fervidus)

Observ.

whateverwatcher

Fecha

Junio 2021

Lugar

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Best guess (I get fooled vs. B. pensylvanicus).
This was like an awkward teenage bee, all 'knees and elbows'. I particularly liked the backwards dismount with trailing tongue.