Critters from NE Arkansas

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gcsnelling
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Critters from NE Arkansas

Post by gcsnelling » August 5th, 2017, 6:16 pm

A few of the more interesting inverts from the area.
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Lucanus elaphus
Lucanus elaphus
Carpenter-mimic Cuckoo-leaf-cutter,<br />Coelioxys dolichos. Apparently the first Arkansas record for the species.
Carpenter-mimic Cuckoo-leaf-cutter,
Coelioxys dolichos. Apparently the first Arkansas record for the species.
Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Dolomedes triton
Six-spotted Fishing Spider, Dolomedes triton
Four-spotted Owlfly, Ululodes quadripunctatus
Four-spotted Owlfly, Ululodes quadripunctatus
Prionus sp.
Prionus sp.

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Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

Post by gcsnelling » August 5th, 2017, 6:27 pm

And a couple more.
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Yellow jacket having lunch with a fly on a squirrel head.
Yellow jacket having lunch with a fly on a squirrel head.
Phidippus cardinalis
Phidippus cardinalis
Camponotus pennsylvanicus feeding a road kill eastern hog nose, Heterodon platirhinos.
Camponotus pennsylvanicus feeding a road kill eastern hog nose, Heterodon platirhinos.
Dynastes tityus, male.
Dynastes tityus, male.

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Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

Post by BillMcGighan » August 8th, 2017, 9:12 am

That first Elk Stag Beetle really looks like an alien life form!

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Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

Post by gcsnelling » August 8th, 2017, 5:32 pm

They are really cool beetles.

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Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

Post by gcsnelling » September 6th, 2017, 2:55 pm

A few Odonata
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Eastern amberwing, Perithemis tenera. Laying eggs.
Eastern amberwing, Perithemis tenera. Laying eggs.
Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis.
Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis.
One of the smallest U. S. dragonflies,  Eastern amberwing, Perithemis tenera.
One of the smallest U. S. dragonflies, Eastern amberwing, Perithemis tenera.
Twelve-spotted Skimmer ,Libellula pulchella.
Twelve-spotted Skimmer ,Libellula pulchella.

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Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

Post by gcsnelling » September 6th, 2017, 3:09 pm

A few Odonata.
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Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia
Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia
Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis
Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis
Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis
Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis

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