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Julio 18, 2021 12:13 PM ADT

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Heads up @neilvinson @laura_clarke @sinclvan6
This cool little cuckoo wasp was found in the pollinator garden during the 2021 BioBlitz. As far as I can tell, this critter is completely new for Eastern North America on iNat and Bug Guide. I will check with @matthias22 and @johnklymko whether there are any known records for this Genus in the region.

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Julio 16, 2022 12:34 PM ADT

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Agosto 1, 2021 10:33 AM ADT

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Saltarina de Tablero Común (Burnsius communis)

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Agosto 1, 2021 02:30 PM CDT

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Lifer

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Junio 12, 2021 02:40 PM EDT

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amoorehouse

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Junio 2, 2021 03:36 PM CDT

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Found resting on poison ivy leaf in remnant woodland opening at Nenawakwa Land and Water Reserve.

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sarahkvidt

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Agosto 12, 2019 05:05 PM UTC

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Abejorro Americano Terrestre (Bombus terricola)

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Mayo 11, 2021 10:54 AM ADT

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Chowing down

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amoorehouse

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Mayo 5, 2021 01:13 PM CDT

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Found along roadside in patch on butterweed.

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judygva

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Marzo 19, 2021 01:33 PM EDT

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xris

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Junio 16, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

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martinlucas

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Abril 11, 2020 03:11 AM CDT

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On Salix blossoms at the margin of a sand prairie pocket marsh. This is a bold suggested ID, but it really seems a good match to me, and those wings are unusual. Not too far from the size of a typical house fly, the head looks tachinid, but the rest of the fly less typically so. If this ID is correct, it's a male, the females don't have patterned wings. The four photos are a single individual.

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Saltarinas de Alas Abiertas (Subfamilia Pyrginae)

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amoorehouse

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Julio 14, 2015 03:31 PM CDT

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Found on rattlesnake master in planted prairie.

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Escribano Nival (Plectrophenax nivalis)

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Enero 10, 2011 11:35 AM AST

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martinlucas

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Agosto 22, 2019 01:55 PM CDT

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In mostly bare sand on a small dune in a sand prairie -- a small spider wasp probing into the sand. I think its an Anoplius based on the blue-black color, the partial orange abdomen and the leg spines, but I could be wrong. Photos are a series of a single wasp.

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martinlucas

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Julio 14, 2019 01:30 PM CDT

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On Cicuta maculata blossoms on the border of a prairie pothole marsh. A breeding pair perhaps, they rubbed their antennae quite rapidly. A few minutes later I observed what appeared to be the same species of wasp lurking at the openings of the dens of larger wasps on a nearby sand dune -- maybe 200 meters away. [see" https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28811923] If I understand the descriptions, these may be from genus Zanysson.

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Pico Tridáctilo Americano (Picoides dorsalis)

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Enero 22, 2020 03:42 PM CST

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Julio 11, 2018 05:04 PM EDT

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Cuckoo wasp stalking a Trypoxylon collinum nest. It wasn't successful on this occasion (male T. collinum eventually came out of tube and attacked it) but I saw it enter the nest a day later when the male was briefly out.

I don't have a good shot of distal part of abdomen, unfortunately. Caenochrysis? Chrysis?

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Cardenal Rojo (Cardinalis cardinalis)

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Diciembre 30, 2019 02:06 PM CST

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Junio 11, 2019 04:39 PM EDT

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Sapyga louisi waiting to parasitize the nest of Chelostoma philadelphi (Megachilidae).

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sharleen_j

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Octubre 25, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

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scottking

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Agosto 8, 2017 11:34 AM CDT

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Horse Guard Wasp?
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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Septiembre 17, 2019 03:26 PM ADT

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rustybee

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Agosto 10, 2019 09:01 AM PDT

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On goldenrod.

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amoorehouse

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Agosto 6, 2019 01:53 PM CDT

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Observed drinking "nectar" from partridge pea glands in planted prairie.

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martinlucas

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Agosto 2, 2019 07:29 AM CDT

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On Asclepias verticillata in a sand prairie. A fairly small Tachytes (a male, I would guess) - All photos depict a single individual.

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martinlucas

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Junio 16, 2019 07:56 AM CDT

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On Asclepias amplexicaulis in a sand prairie and old field. Quite a small insect - note the red tegula and black wings - though it seemed a good fit for genus Oxybelus, I didn't find any that have a red tegula and black wings. Please don't rely on this suggested ID until confirmed or corrected by an expert. The two photos depict the same individual - unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the face, this insect was so small it was near the limits of my capacity to capture it.

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martinlucas

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Junio 16, 2019 07:59 PM CDT

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On Asclepias amplexicaulis blossoms in a sand prairie and old field. A very small stubby wasp with a vivid metallic blue color. Maybe 2 or 3 mm.

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javiehweg

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Mayo 18, 2019 05:24 PM EDT

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judygva

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Mayo 12, 2019 02:42 PM EDT

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judygva

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Abril 11, 2019 05:24 PM EDT

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Abejas de Primavera (Género Andrena)

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judygva

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Marzo 22, 2019 02:15 PM EDT

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Carbonero Boreal (Poecile hudsonicus)

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Mayo 5, 2010 12:24 PM ADT

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amoorehouse

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Agosto 29, 2017 05:04 PM CDT

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Found on Canada goldenrod in planted prairie. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1432420

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Junco Ojos Negros (Junco hyemalis)

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suzanne11

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Enero 20, 2019 04:31 PM HST

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Avispa Papelera Casaca Roja (Polistes metricus)

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amoorehouse

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Septiembre 14, 2018 12:48 PM CDT

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Found on Canada goldenrod in weedy field at Heron Bend Conservation Area.

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martinlucas

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Julio 21, 2015 12:13 PM CDT

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On Dalea purpurea in a sand prairie and old field area. Photos depict a single individual.

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Abejas Cortadoras de Hojas (Género Megachile)

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martinlucas

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Agosto 22, 2018 08:12 AM CDT

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My sister Donna https://www.inaturalist.org/people/donnalucas discovered a Megachile nest while digging in her garden, and successfully placed it in a jar for examination. The bees started emerging at about 8:00 am on August 22, 2018. She brought the nest over to my house nearby, and we took it out onto the patio where I photographed the bees emerging, and then flying away. These are rather small Megachile bees -- the nest was found in a suburban looking area of a small town. Remnants of sand prairies and black oak savannas in more or less degraded condition are present nearby. Though I didn't notice it at the time, a green fly also emerged; likely a parasite of these bees. Because I didn't notice the fly at the time, I didn't get good photos, but will nevertheless post them as my next observation (see: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18841697). This is a long series posted in chronological sequence, but I hope worth it to some; I have quite a few more but I think these show most of the interesting behaviors. I think at least three bees emerged, but no photo shows more than two. The vessel is a small Pyrex measuring cup.

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Avispa Chaqueta Amarilla Viuda (Vespula vidua)

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martinlucas

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Septiembre 23, 2018 11:23 AM CDT

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On an aster (Symphyotrichum) in a sand prairie marsh and thicket area. The predominance of dark markings caught my eye. The flower is most likely Symphyotrichum pilosum, but Symphyotrichum ericoides is similar. This tentative ID is based primarily on the markings but I didn't see a really clear explanation of how to get yellowjackets to species so please don't rely on this until confirmed or corrected by an expert. Photos depict a single individual.

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amoorehouse

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Mayo 30, 2017 01:44 PM CDT

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Found on meadow anemone in planted prairie at Wapello Land and Water Reserve.

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martinlucas

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Agosto 23, 2018 04:49 PM CDT

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On Eupatorium perfoliatum in a marsh and thicket in the sunny bottom lands of Bogus Run.

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martinlucas

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Agosto 22, 2018 05:36 PM CDT

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On a sunflower, probably Helianthus X cinereus, in a sand prairie near a marsh. These large Megachile bees were active and rather tame, and lighting conditions were good so I was fortunate to get quite a few good shots; the photos depict more than one individual. Helianthus X cinereus is not available as a choice on iNat so I've simply tagges as "Helianthus". I had formerly thought these were H. hirsutus, though they didn't key out all that well; in summer 2017 Laura Rericha, co-author of "Flora of the Chicago Region" informed me these are X cinereus, perhaps a hybrid of H. mollis and H. occidentalis, both of which are common nearby. Whatever you call them, they seem to be especially attractive to M. fortis. [see also: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19800354]

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kjhung

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Agosto 4, 2018 07:44 AM EDT

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Male Cemolobus ipomoeae resting in Ipomoea pandurata flower at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. This was the only male I saw this day; all others were females foraging for pollen.

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martinlucas

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Julio 22, 2018 02:34 PM CDT

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On Ratibida pinnata in my mostly native sand prairie garden.

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martinlucas

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Julio 16, 2018 01:03 PM CDT

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On Monarda punctata in my mostly native sand prairie garden. Based on prior IDs from the site, I'm inclined to think it's Tachytes guatemalensis. The white substance on the top side of its thorax is M. punctata pollen I think; the second photograph illustrates the wasp oriented pollination scheme of this plant. These two photos depict a single individual.

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cesmith

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Julio 2018

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One of many seen. This species was last observed in this area in ~ 2000 or 2001.

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martinlucas

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Julio 8, 2018 12:09 PM CDT

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On Rudbeckia in a sand prairie. Might be a female Epeolus lectoides, ID'd from the same location in summer of 2017: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1398772

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martinlucas

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Junio 28, 2018 05:59 PM CDT

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On Asclepias tuberosa in my mostly native sand prairie garden. Smaller than a honeybee, larger than a typical sweat bee. My initial impression was 'cuckoo bee' (eg Epeolus). All the photos depict a single individual.

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Ajolote Atigrado (Ambystoma tigrinum)

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martinlucas

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Junio 2018

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In a fishless, sand bottomed pond with clear, clean water. ID using: http://fwf.ag.utk.edu/mgray/wfs493/HovermanLarvaeID.pdf - Also, the only species of salamander that has been seen in adult form in the area. However, I didn't see the blue-spotted salamander in the key and the habitat for that species is potentially available. Photos are probably not of the same individual. In the third photo, the salamander tries unsuccessfully to eat a large wormlike creature, possible some kind of leech.

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martinlucas

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Agosto 5, 2017 12:51 PM CDT

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A series of photos of an individual female Myzinum wasp visiting Asclepias verticillata on a sand prairie and old field area. This seemed a rather large Myzinum to me. The dotted terga suggest M. carolinianum or obscurum. I see that obscurum is identified by striations on the propodeum. I feel like these may be visible here, but am not sure.