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2012 Bio-Blitz: Invertebrates

Bio-Blitz Invertebrate Photos

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Oleander Aphids

Honeybee

Brachonid Wasp

Ailanthes Webworm Moth

Pipevine Swallowtail

Mud Dauber

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Long-Legged Fly

Spiny Orb-Weaver

Wolly Bear Caterpillar

Largus Bug

Palamedes Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulfur Butterfly

Grey Hairstreak

Yellow Jacket

Assasin Bug

*Photos provided by Joanna Covington.

Team members identified the following 51 invertebrates at the 2012 Bio-Blitz:

Araneae
Spiny Orb-Weaver (Gasteracantha elipsoides)
Wolf Spider (Lycosa sp.)

Coleoptera
Ladybugs (Harmonia axyridis)
Large Ground Beetle
Small Ground Beetle
Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)

Dermaptera
Earwig (Euborellia annulipes)

Diptera
Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga)
Hover Fly (Pseudodoros)
Long-Legged Fly (Dolichopus)
Marsh Flies (Plecia nearctica)

Hemiptera
Assasin Bugs (Zelus longipes)
Largus Bug (Largus succinctus)
Leaf-Footed Bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus)
Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Oleander Aphids (Aphis nerii)
Poplar Gall (Pemphigus populicaulis)

Hymenoptera
Bald Faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
Brachonid Wasp (Atanycolus sp.)
Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.)
Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sp.)
Great Black Wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)
Honeybees (Apis mellifera)
Large black and white wasp
Mud Daubers (Chalybion caementarium)
Paper Wasp (Polistes matricus)
Potter Wasp (Eumenes fraternus)
Red ant
Red Velvet-Ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis)
Red Wasp (Polistes carolina)
Tiphiid Wasp (Myzinum sp.)
Yellow Jackets (Vespula squamosa)

Isopoda
Common Pillbug (Armadillidium vulgare)

Lepidoptera
Ailanthes Webworm Moth (Atteva punctella)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes astrerius)
Cloudless Sulfur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae)
Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Gulf Fritillary Larva (Agraulis vanillae)
Long-Tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
Skipper (Wallengrenia otho)
Wolly Bear Caterpillar (Isia isabella)

Megadrilacea
Earthworm

Orthoptera
Grasshopper

Polydesmida
Millipedes (Oxidus gracilis)