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What

Chinese Pennisetum (Cenchrus alopecuroides)

Observer

jahkingdavis

Date

September 9, 2019 09:45 AM EDT

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 7, 2015 02:30 PM PST

Description

Loggerhead Shrike prey impalement! First time I'd ever seen this.

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What

Pink Smartweed (Persicaria bicornis)

Observer

howardhorne

Date

August 26, 2018 10:37 AM CDT

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What

Fish-Tail Holly Fern (Cyrtomium caryotideum)

Observer

kenneth_r_wood

Date

December 6, 2018 01:23 PM HST

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What

Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)

Observer

dr_86855

Date

November 19, 2023 11:34 AM EST

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What

Chinese Wingnut (Pterocarya stenoptera)

Observer

whitechalk

Date

November 25, 2020 01:28 PM EST

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What

Asian Lady's Thumb (Persicaria posumbu)

Observer

srall

Date

September 26, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

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What

Hickory Woody Globe Gall Midge (Caryomyia hirtiglobus)

Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

August 1, 2022 04:26 PM EDT

Description

On Carya glabra

https://gallformers.org/gall/1668
Gagne: "wall firm, brittle, uniformly thin except slightly thicker at apex; larval chamber of same shape as gall, without conspicuous extension into basal pedicel, glabrous, green to purple, with longitudinal ridges. In outward appearance the gall of this species is generally similar to those of other spherical, hairy galls, especially those made by C. purpurea and C. holotricha, but when cut longitudinally, the gall's uniformly thin wall and its conical connection to the leaf will serve to distinguish it from otherwise superficially similar galls."

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Observer

cocokitty

Date

May 14, 2022 06:48 PM EDT

Description

Host: Quercus phellos

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What

Oak Rough Bulletgall Wasp (Disholcaspis quercusmamma)

Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

August 20, 2023 07:41 PM EDT

Description

has a free chamber inside gall.

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What

Magnolias (Genus Magnolia)

Observer

eybanno

Date

December 3, 2021 01:00 PM PST

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What

Rice Root Aphid (Tetraneura akinire)

Observer

w-pearce-plants

Date

June 6, 2023 05:34 PM MDT

Description

Gall aphids infesting a small Ulmus pumila growing in the bottom of Dimple Dell. The galls were also covered in cottonwood fuzz which was very annoying to edit out of the macro photos in post.

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Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

July 9, 2023 02:41 PM EDT

Description

On Mockernut, Carya tomentosa

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What

Wavyleaf Basketgrass (Oplismenus undulatifolius)

Observer

treerescie

Date

February 27, 2023 01:51 PM EST

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Observer

cynodon

Date

March 25, 2023 08:25 AM CDT

Description

Galls on Planera aquatica.
Not sure if insect or mite or whatnot so I'm starting at Arthropoda...

Observation for the plant:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/152314425

I went back to this exact same spot to get some galls to cut open and made a sister post to this observation, see here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/157798884

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Observer

annieliveoak

Date

April 5, 2023 05:56 PM CDT

Description

On water elm, Planera aquatica. Edge of bayou.

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What

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observer

wmsily

Date

June 9, 2023 10:02 AM EDT

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What

Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

Observer

tysmith

Date

May 28, 2020 02:34 AM EDT

Description

My first one that I have seen, but I heard one calling from a Home Depot many years ago. I didn’t realize they were this big!

I typically stop at garden centers at night to listen for hitchhikers, as I was hoping to get a Green Treefrog in Prince Edward Co. Over near the rows of mulch in the parking lot, this large frog hopped out, that I assumed was a Bullfrog. After some deliberation, I decided to photograph it, and boy am I glad I did. In the poor lighting, I could tell it was not a Bull and was in a hurry to get away. So, I grabbed it, and when I did it tried to jump, and I made a bad grab, catching the frog between my pinky and ring fingers. I struggled with the animal, as it was able to pull free by grabbing my arm and muscling its way out. Then, when I grabbed it, it stuck down to the asphalt, and I could not pull the front feet up without hurting the frog. After a minute of struggling, I slid my finger under its feet and it latched on and calmed down. I had a pretty good idea what it was by this point, and when I got to the light of my truck, I realized that it was indeed a giant Cuban Treefrog. I believe the nose rub came from our struggle, but it is minor and will heal. After a brief photo shoot, I poured some water in a CritterKeeper that I keep handy for such emergencies, and placed the frog in there. I decided to keep the frog, and I will use it as an education animal. I named it Fidel. It’s not uncommon for this species to hitchhike on garden supplies, and end up way northeast of their invasive range in Florida. I wouldn’t think these would ever establish, but imagine what this beast could eat over the course of a whole summer... I have seen pictures of these eating Squirrel Treefrogs, but those must have been small Cubans, because this one could probably swallow a Squirrel Treefrog quickly and easily with no problem. This could swallow an adult male Gray Treefrog easily.

Then, the frog struck back. I had a gnat fly up my nose, and I nonchalantly wiped my nose with the hand I handled the frog. Big mistake. My nose started burning, and running nonstop. After an hour, it stopped burning, but my nose and upper lip went completely numb. I am just glad I didn’t get the toxins in my eyes, but I want everyone to know, these things are toxic, not life threatening, but no joke. At least at home I keep latex gloves for such species, and these ought to solve my problems for any future interactions.

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What

Deutzia (Deutzia scabra)

Date

April 23, 2023 10:54 AM EDT

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What

Forget-Me-Nots (Genus Myosotis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

May 17, 2021 03:06 PM EDT

Description

Two species of Myosotis growing together in sandy loam soil in a somewhat frequently mowed area.

Myosotis ramosissima ("r" in the photos) and M. stricta ("s").

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What

Forget-Me-Nots (Genus Myosotis)

Observer

urban_botanist

Date

April 13, 2017 09:01 AM EDT

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Observer

tnuhme

Date

April 29, 2022 05:40 PM EDT

Description

Added more photos of flowers, closer up 3/22/23

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What

Trilobed Speedwell (Veronica triloba)

Observer

abelkinser

Date

March 2023

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Observer

janetwright

Date

May 19, 2020 01:10 PM CDT

Description

Monte Sano State Park, near cabins

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What

House Holly-Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)

Observer

plantgal

Date

February 26, 2023 03:22 PM CST

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What

Trilobed Speedwell (Veronica triloba)

Observer

loki_limestone

Date

March 17, 2019 05:25 PM HST

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What

Bacteria (Kingdom Bacteria)

Observer

wildluker

Date

January 3, 2023 02:49 PM EST

Description

Any plant pathologists out there? I think this some kind of gall on a box elder maple. Weird.

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What

Small-Flower Pawpaw (Asimina parviflora)

Observer

jennifercandler

Date

April 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

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Observer

cooliana_

Date

March 26, 2020 07:21 PM EDT

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What

Cuckoo-Pint (Arum maculatum)

Observer

beniiiii

Date

May 2020

Place

Private

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What

Cuckoo-Pint (Arum maculatum)

Observer

beniiiii

Date

May 2020

Place

Private

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What

Arum Lilies (Genus Arum)

Observer

echosmama

Date

March 27, 2022 04:15 PM PDT

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What

Water Spangles (Salvinia minima)

Observer

jmgconsult

Date

November 13, 2022 09:49 AM EST

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

megan_kelly

Date

November 30, 2020 02:01 PM EST

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What

Chinese Pennisetum (Cenchrus alopecuroides)

Observer

eileenmariekane

Date

September 5, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

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What

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Observer

mreala

Date

October 26, 2021 02:21 PM EDT

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Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

October 14, 2022 07:35 PM EDT

Description

On Carya tomentosa
Lower leaf, between veins
about 25 galls
Short brown, stellate hairs, and long, white hairs, neither obscuring the surface

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What

Fraser Magnolia (Magnolia fraseri)

Observer

lisamason

Date

October 4, 2022 03:10 PM EDT

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Observer

burdnurd

Date

August 17, 2022

Description

Cross sections and last pic are after hurricane Ian beat the plant up a bit

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What

Oleasters (Genus Elaeagnus)

Observer

dawnaurore

Date

September 3, 2022 04:49 PM EDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 5, 2022 08:02 AM PDT

Description

Unknown q-dumosa-pip-gall

Found by @chilipossum on Scrub Oak, very interesting! The side view photos do look more acorn-y 😆

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

merav

Date

September 5, 2022 08:35 AM PDT

Description

on California Scrub Oak
Great find by @chilipossum!

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Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

August 2, 2022 08:30 PM EDT

Description

On Carya tomentosa
Leaf vein gall
https://gallformers.org/gall/726

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What

Oak Vein Pocket Gall Midge (Macrodiplosis qoruca)

Observer

nfurlan

Date

September 9, 2022 05:13 PM CDT

Description

Q. rubra

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What

Hickory Smooth Gumdrop Gall Midge (Caryomyia sanguinolenta)

Observer

tmurray74

Date

September 10, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

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What

Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

Observer

origamilevi

Date

September 11, 2022 01:56 PM EDT

Description

Gall on grass

Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

Observer

flowntheloop

Date

May 18, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Gall on the underside/midvein of a Rosa multiflora leaf.

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What

Fusiform Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips acuminata)

Observer

jeffdc

Date

May 3, 2021 01:06 PM EDT

Description

Q falcata

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What

Hickory Starry-base Gall Midge (Caryomyia stellata)

Observer

kenkneidel

Date

July 16, 2018

Description

on Mockernut Hickory

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Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

September 8, 2022 04:44 PM EDT

Description

I’m wondering if the outgrowths on this hickory nut could be considered galls.

A botanist colleague thinks the nut may be from Carya pallida, Sand Hickory, based on the shape and golden scales.

The nut was collected a month ago by a friend.

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What

Phylloxeras (Genus Phylloxera)

Observer

salgrim

Date

May 30, 2021 04:09 PM CDT

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What

Hickory Starburst Gall Midge (Caryomyia asteris)

Observer

kenkneidel

Date

August 1, 2018

Description

on Mockernut Hickory

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What

Castor-Aralia (Kalopanax septemlobus)

Observer

stinkbug

Date

October 1, 2016 02:49 PM EDT

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What

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Observer

bmeade00

Date

April 14, 2021 02:16 PM EDT

Description

Shot with 365nm UV light.

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What

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Observer

carih

Date

October 14, 2020 02:22 PM EDT

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What

American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Date

June 17, 2022 11:17 PM EDT

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What

Japanese Chaff Flower (Achyranthes japonica)

Observer

lsw

Date

August 28, 2022 02:18 PM EDT

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What

Japanese Chaff Flower (Achyranthes japonica)

Observer

ndebarros

Date

August 26, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

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What

Kamanomano (Cenchrus agrimonioides)

Observer

kevinfaccenda

Date

May 2021

Place

Private

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What

Chinese Wingnut (Pterocarya stenoptera)

Observer

nataliemhowe

Date

May 14, 2021 03:10 PM EDT

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What

Acorn Plum Gall Wasp (Amphibolips quercusjuglans)

Observer

ianshelburne

Date

July 22, 2022 09:22 AM CDT

Description

The subject of this observation is the round gall structure attached to the side of the acorn cups in the images.

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What

Woolly Catkin Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercusoperator)

Observer

ianshelburne

Date

July 22, 2022 09:22 AM CDT

Description

Numbers of American Bumblebees were feeding from these structures - developing acorns, I assume - on a red oak. The bees concentrated on the centers where a tiny part of the acorn tip is visible. The images show acorns that are slightly misshapen, a bit out of round, with cavities in/adjacent to the emergence point of the developing acorn. I assume a larva of the gall-forming wasp, possibly, is growing inside the acorn cup/acorn. I'm not sure if the rupture near the acorn tip is the work of the wasp larva or that of one or more insects attracted to the larval byproducts (an ant is visible on one of these acorns, and a beetle was also present, in addition to the several American Bumblebees).

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What

Acorn Plum Gall Wasp (Amphibolips quercusjuglans)

Observer

ianshelburne

Date

July 22, 2022 09:22 AM CDT

Description

(Note: This observation contains two species, so has been split into two observations in order for a single species to be featured in each one:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132233828
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132234402)

Numbers of American Bumblebees were feeding from these structures - developing acorns, I assume - on a red oak. The bees concentrated on the centers where a tiny part of the acorn tip is visible. The images show acorns that are slightly misshapen, a bit out of round, with cavities in/adjacent to the emergence point of the developing acorn. I assume a larva of the Acorn Plum Gall Wasp, possibly, is growing inside the wall of the acorn. Two images show a developing gall attached to an affected acorn. I'm not sure if the rupture near the acorn tip is the work of the wasp larva or that of one or more insects attracted to the larval byproducts (an ant is visible on one of these acorns, and a beetle was also present, in addition to the several American Bumblebees).

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What

Pink Smartweed (Persicaria bicornis)

Observer

miketilley

Date

October 17, 2021 01:56 PM CDT

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What

Pinkweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

Observer

donangleton

Date

September 10, 2020 09:27 AM UTC

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Observer

gillessanmartin

Date

June 13, 2021 11:14 PM CEST

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What

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Observer

giffbeaton

Date

June 10, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

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What

Cucumber-Tree (Magnolia acuminata)

Observer

caitysims

Date

May 20, 2022 03:26 PM CDT

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What

Kikuyu Grass (Cenchrus clandestinus)

Observer

biocowboy

Date

June 2, 2020 03:23 PM PDT

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What

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Observer

tysmith

Date

October 29, 2021 01:16 PM EDT

Description

beSt GuEss bAseD OFf cONtExt cLUeS…

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What

Rocky Mountain Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus ssp. hemionus)

Observer

samroom

Date

December 21, 2021 04:01 PM UTC

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What

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Observer

emilyd47

Date

July 3, 2022 12:09 PM PDT

Description

Corvid-19

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Observer

kevinfaccenda

Date

June 2, 2022 08:22 AM HST

Description

setiger on left, ciliaris on right

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What

Summer-Cypress (Bassia scoparia)

Observer

richardlb

Date

August 2, 2021 08:22 AM MDT

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What

Fivehorn Smotherweed (Bassia hyssopifolia)

Observer

mark-groeneveld

Date

September 2, 2021 03:56 PM MDT

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What

Fivehorn Smotherweed (Bassia hyssopifolia)

Observer

peterzika

Date

September 28, 2021 11:24 AM PDT

Description

Common

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What

Fraser Magnolia (Magnolia fraseri)

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 12, 2021

Description

Fraser magnolia in bloom along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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What

Steel-blue Cricket-hunter Wasp (Chlorion aerarium)

Observer

danielsmw

Date

July 16, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

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Observer

rcurtis

Date

May 27, 2019 05:04 PM EDT

Description

Gall on elm leaves

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What

Pine Barrens Firefly (Photinus scintillans)

Observer

hessmuse

Date

June 13, 2016 04:26 PM EDT

Description

No doubt about species ; these are distinctive and common in the MD, DE ,NJ area . Mating pair. Note that she is brachypterous.

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What

Pine Barrens Firefly (Photinus scintillans)

Observer

mnathan

Date

June 14, 2019 08:35 PM EDT

Description

~1 cm long, flying 1-2 feet above the ground and with very quick, sparkly yellowish flashes. Temp was ~75F. Quite a few of these guys along Piney Branch.

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Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

July 4, 2022 11:12 PM EDT

Description

Carya tomentosa
Sticky!

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What

Hickory Placenta Gall Midge (Caryomyia thompsoni)

Observer

bill_sheehan

Date

July 4, 2022 10:03 PM EDT

Description

Carya tomentosa
ref: gallformers.org

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What

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

leahmfulton

Date

April 28, 2021 02:21 PM EDT

Description

Video of The Incident™: https://imgur.com/a/JKSQLZE

(16 baby geese total!)

Tags

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Observer

brettjackson

Date

November 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Hypophyllous on Modiola caroliniana. Not easily confusable due to the host; microscopy matches literature anyway. Both teliospores and basidiospores highly variable in size and shape.

Measurements
Teliospores
37–80 × 10–21 μm
Teliospores in literature
45–87.5 × 8.0–17.0 µm (Albu et al. 2019)
31–81(–95) × 10.5–20 (–25) µm (Aime & Abbasi 2018)
Basidiospores
9–12.5(–17.8) × 6–9(–10.5) μm

Images
All slides in LPCB, scale bar 100 μm for image 1, 50 μm for image 3, 10 μm otherwise.
1: Cross section of telium, teliospores visible on lower surface
2: Epiphyllous habit
3: Various teliospores
4: Sterigmata, two with attached basidiospores
5: Spent sterigmata
6: Promycelia/metabasidia in various stages of growth from teliospores
7: Basidiospores
8: Notched teliospore apex
9: Hypophyllous spermogonium
10: Early or broken teliospore germ tube
11: Additional habit

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What

Chinese Mayapple (Podophyllum versipelle)

Observer

tashmahal

Date

May 1, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

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Observer

cocokitty

Date

April 12, 2022 09:26 PM EDT

Description

Host: Prunus serotina

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What

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Observer

robinzs

Date

May 1, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

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What

Chuck-Will's-Widow (Antrostomus carolinensis)

Observer

brandon_ford

Date

June 7, 2021 10:28 AM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Chuck-Will's-Widow (Antrostomus carolinensis)

Observer

noaboa

Date

October 2016

Description

CFBS

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What

Hoary Bowlesia (Bowlesia incana)

Observer

zihaowang

Date

May 13, 2021 02:34 PM ADT

Description

Growing as a weed in garden bed, in shady soil under planted Rosa carolina thicket.

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What

Rice Root Aphid (Tetraneura akinire)

Observer

megachile

Date

June 18, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

Description

On Ulmus pumila

Photos / Sounds

What

Rice Root Aphid (Tetraneura akinire)

Date

May 26, 2021 04:28 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Rice Root Aphid (Tetraneura akinire)

Observer

csledge

Date

May 21, 2021 12:32 PM CDT

Description

Up to 15 mm long. Ulmus pumila

Photos / Sounds

What

Rice Root Aphid (Tetraneura akinire)

Observer

megachile

Date

May 7, 2020 05:09 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Rice Root Aphid (Tetraneura akinire)

Observer

megachile

Date

May 28, 2020 07:48 PM EDT

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What

Gall and Rust Mites (Family Eriophyidae)

Observer

whateverwatcher

Date

July 2017

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On (106471216) with (106471214).
iNat isn't able to give me meaningful suggestions,
Searching around for diseases of Purple Coneflowers, I find reference to "an eriophyid mite that causes the flower to develop lumps or bumps or leaf like structures growing out the side". (See link.) I also find references to "an eriophyid (family Eriophyidae) that has yet to be taxonomically categorized, so it has no scientific name or approved common name... generally referred to as the Coneflower Rosette Mite based on the damage that it causes to coneflowers". (See link.)
So I'm sticking it in Eriophyidae. Improvement welcomed.

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What

Variegated Yellow Archangel (Lamium galeobdolon ssp. argentatum)

Observer

tmcpalmer

Date

April 21, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

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What

Ivy Family (Family Araliaceae)

Observer

tobes61

Date

August 4, 2021 07:59 AM EDT