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David_F

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Just some pics from a short trip over to Perry Lake in eastern Kansas a little over three weeks ago. The animals were found by KUJordan and myself (mostly Jordan because, apparently, I'm blind :D).

Inverts
Latrodectus sp. with spiderlings


Dolomedes triton


Micrathena gracilis


Robberfly with lunch


Nicrophorus americana


Also found were a Narceus americana, a Tenodera aridifolia sinensis, and many, many wasps but I either don't have pics of them or the pics turned out badly. The wasps don't deserve to have their pictures taken though (unless, of course, they're being eaten by something {D).

Herps in the next post.
 

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Herps
Rana catesbeiana


Hyla versicolor, skinny juvenile


Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. (parietalis?)


Pantherophis (Elaphe) obsoletus
 

Sheri

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The Dolomedes triton is my favorite. :)

Can hardly wait to see some from Arizona!
 

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Thanks for looking. Glad you liked the pics. :)

Sheri said:
The Dolomedes triton is my favorite. :)
That was also one of my favorite finds. Jordan flipped her at the edge of a small pond and she was nice enough to stay still long enough for us to get quite a few pics.
 

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Awesome finds :)

Looks like it was an extremely productive outing.

Question.

Do you guys take pictures etc. or do you record the species account as well?
 

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Arietans said:
Awesome finds :)

Looks like it was an extremely productive outing.

Question.

Do you guys take pictures etc. or do you record the species account as well?
Thanks. Yes, it was a pretty good day.

I usually just take pictures since I never seem to find anything very uncommon. If I were to find something that's not so common I would probably record more info.
 

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Have you ever seen something unusual worth recording?

Example: We were on the south side of Lake Tanganyika and saw a Puff Adder eat a fish, yet it is in no dietary record of a Puff Adder (at least not one I've seen).
 

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Arietans said:
Have you ever seen something unusual worth recording?

Example: We were on the south side of Lake Tanganyika and saw a Puff Adder eat a fish, yet it is in no dietary record of a Puff Adder (at least not one I've seen).
Wow! That's a pretty cool observation.

I've never seen anything myself that would be considered unusual. I'm still pretty new to the herping thing. About the most unusual thing I've seen is a scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) eating a centipede (Lithobius sp.) but that's pretty common I guess. It was cool to see though.
 

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I've never seen anything myself that would be considered unusual. I'm still pretty new to the herping thing. About the most unusual thing I've seen is a scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) eating a centipede (Lithobius sp.) but that's pretty common I guess. It was cool to see though.

You will. :), just don't stop.

You think you know everything about a certain species, and then one day it just surprises you.
 
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