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#1 Jenny81

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

Does anyone know if this an Eyed Click Beetle?Posted Image

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:47 PM

Yes it is.

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#3 Parula

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

oh cool i had one looking sorta like that fly on me the other day

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

Thanks! It looked like one in a field guide that has many kinds of bugs in North America listed, but I have a suspicion that this particular guide is missing big chunks of information because it has less than twenty dragonflies listed.

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#5 fisherman1313

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:22 PM

Many insect guides only show a few dragonflies, butterflies and moths and only one member of each of the other families.

The sludge caught in the mind's filter, the stuff that refuses to go through, frequently becomes each person's private obsession. In civilized society we have an unspoken agreement to call our obsessions "hobbies". - Stephen King

 

All Yellow Warblers are yellow warblers, but not all yellow warblers are Yellow Warblers. - Me

 

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Latest Lifer(s):

Sooty Grouse, Great Gray Owl: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Calliope Hummingbird, Evening Grosbeak: Niagara Creek Campgrounds, Tuolumne County, CA 8/4/14

Northern Goshawk: Eagle Meadow, Tuolumne County, CA, 8/4

Pine Grosbeak: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Northern Pygmy Owl (FINALLY!): Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County, CA, 3/24/14

 

Favorite Recent Birds (non-lifers):

Short-billed Dowitcher: Ceres Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cere, CA, 8/20/14

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Peregrine Falcon, Black Tern, Bank Swallow: Modesto Wastewater treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 8/10/14

Mountain Quail: Hwy 108 at Cow Creek, Tulomne County, CA, 8/4/14

Prairie Falcon, Pileated Woodpecker (5), Pygmy Nuthatch: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Western Screech-Owl: Enslen Park, Modesto, CA, 4/16/14, 7/2/14, 7/6/14


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

There are roughly 90,000 species of insects (and that doesn't include ticks, mites, spiders, centipedes, etc.) in North America -- any guide big enough to cover all of them would take up entire shelves! And many of them can be identified to species only by dissection, so a field guide format runs out of utility pretty quick.

Another option for bugs you can't get an answer on here is Bugguide.net. They have an ID request page where you can post photos in hopes someone will know what they are. Make sure you read the do's and don'ts first, though!

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:39 AM

There are roughly 90,000 species of insects (and that doesn't include ticks, mites, spiders, centipedes, etc.) in North America -- any guide big enough to cover all of them would take up entire shelves! And many of them can be identified to species only by dissection, so a field guide format runs out of utility pretty quick.

Another option for bugs you can't get an answer on here is Bugguide.net. They have an ID request page where you can post photos in hopes someone will know what they are. Make sure you read the do's and don'ts first, though!


And settle in for a long wait. I posted my skipper photos on July 1st and have not yet gotten a response. They are now on page 62. I did not see the "do's and dont's" though so perhaps I did something wrong. I just looked for them on the site and couldn't find them. Do you know where they are psweet?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:47 PM

If you check the upper right part of the page, you'll find "Your images". That will take you right to them. What I do is after 3 or 4 days, I'll move them to a group page, in the case of a skipper it would be to the Butterflies page. Apparently some of their experts just go straight there so they don't have to wade through all the other stuff.

The 'do's and don't's' page is reached from the Help tab.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Of course, sometimes you will have a long wait, as you said.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

If you check the upper right part of the page, you'll find "Your images". That will take you right to them. What I do is after 3 or 4 days, I'll move them to a group page, in the case of a skipper it would be to the Butterflies page. Apparently some of their experts just go straight there so they don't have to wade through all the other stuff.

The 'do's and don't's' page is reached from the Help tab.


Thanks, psweet. I moved my images to the Skippers page since that is what they are. Did you have a specific reason for suggesting the Butterflies page instead? Now that I know how to move them I could put them there if you think that would be better.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

I just wasn't sure where your best bet was. Most of my shots end up in the Moths page.




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