New answers tagged species-identification
I guess your identification is good, my cat seems to bring one or two of these in at times, after being out in the garden, and sitting on the lawn/soil.
The animal is very suggestive for Dog whelk-like mollusc removed from its shell. I try to mark the organs, do not rely on these marks as an absolut. Testis Renal vein Gill Mantle Prostate Osphradium 10 and others - digestive and reproductive systems, cannot mark precisely. Digestive gland source for comparing etc
Scientists are only beginning to develop robust techniques using DNA markers and NIR spectroscopy, for instance. For automated systems based on photographs there are some tests too, but usually restricted to very narrow taxonomic groups.
Looks very similar to Eupeodes corollae (Syrphidae). But only a specialist in the group will tell you if its the same species, genus or family. And not with that low-resolution photograph (sometimes they need to take the genitals off for proper identification).
I'm going to go out on a limb and say NO. I'm a professional biologist developing a natural history website, and I've never encountered such a thing.
Given what I can guess of the flower organization and the type of leaves I see on the first photo, they could belong to the Ranunculaceae or Rosaceae family.
Since, frogs from the Hyla genus, look near enough exactly the same, it's fairly improbable to get an %100 accurate answer from a single picture. Not to mention, they change colour depending on their present surroundings and environmental conditions, making some of the more bold, distinguishable features in relation to visual appearance, that you could use ...
Oh, found it. It is called a Euonymus Leaf Notcher Moth. It is an invasive species from Asia. It was first found in Maryland and Virginia in 2001. http://www.insectid.ento.vt.edu/exotic-pests/euonymus/
This caterpillar is known as Lymantria dispar dispar. Not to be confused with the Lymantria dispar, as the Lymantria dispar dispar is the classified as it's subspecies for the sake of further taxonomy. The Lymantria dispar dispar, is locale to Europe and North America (via migration), the latter being sourced in Asia. They only possess a minor (however it's ...
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