Archive for the 'invasive species' Category

16
Aug
07

Wildflowers, Insects, & Amphibians by the Lower Flat- August 16 2007

I’m not sure what plant this is.  The purple plant in the back is the invasive plant, purple loosestrife.

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Bumble bee on Goldenrod.

 

 

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Wasp and another insect on goldenrod

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Mayfly on Autumn Olive(Autumn Olive is an invasive species).

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I think this might be an early phase of a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar on spicebush leave(?). It looks like bird scat which is great camouflage.  If this is a spicebush swallowtail then the silk that it’s sitting on will be used to seal up the leave as it transforms.

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Here’s what it looks like with its antenae out:

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Here’s a yellow jacket(upside down) eating a dead cicada(circle of life).

Yellow Jacket eating dead Cicada

Here’s the after effects of a leaf miner on the shrubs by main beach.

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 Here’s a spring peeper.

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Colorful Milkweed Tussocks Moth caterpillar(Euchaetes egle) on a milkweed plant.

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Female praying mantis.

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27
Jul
07

Purple Loosestrife – July 27, 2007

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This beautiful invasive wildflower is growing on the roadway of our fen. A problem plant because it has such reproductive power, loosestrife is of special concern because it chokes out native waterplants. But all that aside, this butterfly seems to be enjoying this plant’s all the same.

05
May
07

Bee on Dandelion – May 5 2007

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14
Jul
06

Damselflies & Japanese Beetles by the Fen – July 12, 2006

Here are two damselflies resting on some plants on the edge of our fen.  I’m not sure but these two may be male and female of the same species.

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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Here is a japanese beetle eating a rose flower.

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Here are mating japanese beetles.

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08
May
06

Insects in Spring – May 2006

Ants with their young

  

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Hornets nest beginning to take shape

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Large Bee Fly

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Asian Ladybug on Garlic Mustard plant

Garlic mustard and Asian ladybugs are both invasive species.

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 Painted hickory borer

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Twig Borer

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