Some assorted Wisconsin invertebrates

CanebrakeRattlesnake

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I hope old photos are okay? I'm getting antsy cooped up inside waiting for the snow to melt so I'm looking through my Flickr at a bunch of old photos and I figured I'd post here since I think you guys might enjoy them. We don't have the most "exotic" species here in Wisconsin but we've still got a ton of cool stuff!

A lot of the places I do photography at have strict no collecting policies and you're only allowed to take edible fruits, mushrooms, etc. so I don't really collect, but it's still fun to go out and see what lives around me.


Unidentified mite, April 19th 2019. These guys were huge! Biggest I've ever seen.
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Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis), May 19th 2019. The diseases they spread really scare me but I think ticks are so cute.
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Unidentified mite, May 28th 2019. Another mite, not as big as the first one but still decently sized.
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Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata), June 4th 2019. I adore wasps and it's always a nice treat when these big dudes visit my yard.
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Rose Chafer (Macrodactylus subspinosus), June 6th 2019. Some beautiful beetles bumping butts.
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Unidentified Opilione, June 13th 2019.
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Unidentified isopod, June 24th, 2019. T. rathkii maybe?
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Big Dipper Firefly (Photinus pyralis), June 26th, 2019. Fireflies are so cute, I love their big eyes.
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Unidentified leech, July 19th, 2019. I love leeches but it's so hard to photograph them, they're so wiggly! He's not biting me in this picture by the way, just holding on.
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Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), July 21st, 2019. Dragonflies usually fly away but this guy let me get really close with my macro lens!
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It'll only let me attach ten files but I've got more pictures if you guys want, just let me know.
 

CanebrakeRattlesnake

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Here's some more photos!

Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetes egle), July 23rd 2019. I remember these little guys just totally decimating my milkweed plants.
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Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia), July 25th 2019. I've always loved these dudes and it turns out my friend has a TON on her farm.
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White River Crayfish (Procambarus acutus), July 28th 2019. Truth coming out of her well to shame mankind.
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Unidentified isopod, July 31st, 2019. Maybe T. rathkii again.
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European Paper Wasp (Polistes dominula), August 2nd 2019. I see these guys a lot in my yard.
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Unidentified fly, August 19th 2019. Some kind of drone fly I think, super cute.
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Humped Beewolf (Philanthus gibbosus), August 27th 2019. Another neat wasp from my yard
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Locust Longhorn Borer (Megacyllene robiniae), August 28th 2019. He matches the flowers!
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Acanthocephala terminalis, August 28th 2019. Thank you Chanda for the identification!
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Swift Feather-legged Fly (Trichopoda pennipes), August 28th 2019. This guy was super cool!
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