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Butterfly wings with ragged edges - worn out, camouflage, fungus, or something else?

In both these cases, the butterflies are old (relatively speaking) and worn. Usually, adult butterlies only live during a specific season (which usually can last weeks to months) or with several ...
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Camera-shy black and green damselfly in Taiwan - species identification?

This is a very tricky ID to confirm at first glance The first photo is incredibly like that of an Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) however, Calopteryx maculata is native to the US and not found ...
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Bug identification: Looks similar to a tiny silverfish

This is the larvae of the Spongy Moth (Lymantria dispar) of the Family Erebidae, it is fairly distinctive and frequent. This species is also invasive to your area: Lymantria dispar has been ...
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What kind of hornet is this?

This is indeed a European Hornet (Vespa crabro) of the genus Vespa The European hornet (Vespa crabro) is the largest eusocial wasp native to Europe. It is also the only true hornet (genus Vespa) ...
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