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It is a Crane fly (Tipulidae), which is a large, cosmopolitan family of flies in the order Diptera (true flies). There are about 15,000 species according to Wikipedia and some 500-odd genera. The crane flies are sometimes known as "daddy longlegs" though this name is more commonly associated with arachnids in the order Opiliones. Both the ...


This is a "sand hopper" (Talitridae), also known as "land hoppers" or "sand fleas". The Talitridae are a cosmopolitan family of arthropods, known for their hopping behaviour when disturbed. Which of the genera it is from would be impossible to determine without detailed close-up pictures and a bit of expert knowledge which is ...


I am not very particular but I think they are Beech blight aphid(Grylloprociphilus imbricator) Beech blight aphid is a small insect in the order Hemiptera.The aphids form dense colonies on small branches and underside of leaves. You can get more info


Euploea Core. Pupates into common crow butterfly. (Aka. common Indian crow, common Australian crow, oleander butterfly (link to caterpillar)). A common butterfly with (according to Wikipedia) 15 subspecies identified, prevalent in south Asia, and Australia - the adult is distasteful to birds as the caterpillar feeds on latex-bearing plants. The exact mixture ...


Checked this out with Randy Babb, a retired herpetologist with AZGFD. He suggested Mexican Hog-nosed Snake, and based on distribution, I suggest it is a Plains Hog-nosed Snake. I have seen them in my hometown before, but that was years ago and my reptile id skills are not solid. But I would bet this is what it is.


This isn't a flower, but the cluster of shiny berries containing the seeds of a flower. My best guess is that it is a Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), but it's a bit hard to tell from the two leaves, which are both decomposing and at a bad angle to tell for sure. But it's definitely in the Arum family. Their range includes Eastern US and Ontario. ...


Sea cucumber. There are over 1700 known species, all inhabiting the sea-bed, mostly in deep waters, but can be found on the continental shelf in many areas. An echinoderm (alongside sea-urchins and starfish), belonging to the family Holothuroidea, they distinguish themselves from sea urchins by "lying on their sides". They're radially symmetrical ...


I don't know the exact species, but this is likely to be a Hakea species. These are a widespread genus of plants in Australia, with a hard persistent woody seed that splits open after heating (usually fire) or plant death (as in your case) to release two seeds. You can see some photos of seed pods at Project Noah, showing the classic bifurcate seed pod.


I think the bird's name is Willie Wagtail and It's scientific name is Rhipidura leucophrys..


This is a mite in the order Oribatida. Like many other oribatids, it appears to be covered with a smooth, dark, hardened, vaguely teardrop-shaped "shell", like a beetle—hence the common name "beetle mites". Its mouthparts and legs, visible at the narrower front end, are flanked by thin, flat plate-like structures called pteromorphs ("...


This appears to be a booklouse (psocid). They are tiny, harmless insects that are common in buildings. It is normal to have small numbers of them.


It's a paper wasp; it looks like maybe a Northern Paper Wasp (better photo needed.) Northern Paper Wasps are most commonly found in the Midwest states. They are likely to build nests near humans as that is where a lot of wood can be found (homes, barns, sheds, fences, firewood, landscaping, etc.). The wasps use wood to create their nest. They are 15mm to ...


Corixidae (Water-boatmen). Aquatic insect comprising 6 subfamilies and 55 genera. (The Wikipedia page's right-hand panel contradicts the detail below that). Size 2 - 15 mm long (0.1 - 0.6 inches), six legs, the front pair are hairy and shaped like oars. Feeding on aquatic plants and algae they range worldwide except Antarctica. If I couldn't guess from the ...

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