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By drthor
Praying Mantis hiding behind a Bearded Iris.
I think she is looking at the camera


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By drthor
Lady bugs in my garden ....
They are suppose to eat my aphids ...


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By Malus2006
Mature larvaes of the European Pine Sawfly Neodiprion sertifer. It feed on last year and older needles of the Red Pine subgroup of Pinus. Zone 4, my backyard, Coon Rapids, MN


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By LadyAshleyR
Japanese Beetles


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By LadyAshleyR
Cabbage White


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By pirl
Invasive, for me - slug eggs. They are about the size of small gravel and clear. The adults deserve the ugly award.


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By henryr10
Ailanthus Webworm Moth OH Zone 6


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By henryr10
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) Ohio Zone 6


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By sallyg
Caterpillar of Euonymus leaf notcher (Pryeria sinica) A home gardener brought this pest to the attention of authorities, highlighting the value of our casual observation and awareness of our own private ecosystems.


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By sallyg
Euonymus leaf notcher (Pryeria sinica) laying eggs on Euonymus twig


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By makj
This is the iris" Kind word" and a cabbage moth. This is from my garden.....


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By roxxanne
Water Hyacinth. Beautiful, but very prolific. I can understand how someone, not knowing better could just dump their extras into a stream and cause horrible damage.


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By Bob_71
Pryeria sinica (Euonymus Leaf Notcher). Non-native found in about 2000 in Maryland. Photo is of a pair mating and another female with clutch of eggs. Male antennae are bipectinate, those of female non-pectinate but are clubbed.


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By Bob_71
Pryeria sinica (Euonymus Leaf-notcher). Eggs are laid in early November, hatch in spring. Caterpillars feed communally. Significant damage to plant tips but mature Euonymus plants surve readily. Main damage is aesthetic.


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By ginger749
This is the New England Crayfish Euastacus suttoni.
It is also known as the ‘Spiny Red Cray’.
Picture taken at Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.


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By ginger749
Lamington Spiny Crayfish Euastacus sulcatus
It is also known as the ‘Spiny Blue Cray’.
This Picture was taken at Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.


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By smallwonders
Wool-Carder Bee (Anthidium oblongatum)
Found in Michigan
This is not a native species. This European bee was found in Pennsylvania in 1995 & has since migrated to other states.
These bees are highly aggressive and may have a negative impact on native Anthidium species & native plants they pollinate.


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By smallwonders
Asian Rock Pool Mosquito (Ochlerotatus japonicus)
Found in Michigan
A native of Japan first detected here in 1998, most likely imported in a shipment of tires.
Suspected of being a vector of Japanese encephalitis & possibly West Nile virus.


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By jeannew20
These caterpillars hatched on a fuschia plant that I brought home from a local greenhouse. They would eat only the fuschia blooms. Note the two colors of green, one lighter. Although I was unable to identify them, they were absolutely beautiful!


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By wildforager
Here is a picture of two Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles (Harmonia axyridis). Like the name suggests they are native to asia.


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By ExplorinLauren
Title: "I'm Movin; In!"

Stag Horn Beetle

Taken just outside of Paris, Tx.


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By tamalamb
I am not sure what type of moth this is, but we loved it when we found it. We are in Zone 2. If I need to know the type of moth in order to enter, please just let me know and I will research it. Thank you.


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By tamalamb
Top view of the moth. What a lovely sight!!


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By hollyhocklover
Just though he looked like he wanted to dance, with open arms.


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By PuddlePirate
Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) mating on a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).


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By PuddlePirate
Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) mating on a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).


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By DaylilySLP
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)


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By DaylilySLP
Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)


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By Aqua0174
Insect: Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)
Zone:6
Location: Port Matilda, PA
Description:Unfortunately, I found a female gypsy moth laying eggs on one of Pennsylvania's beloved hardwood trees. Its destruction can be documented in neighborhoods and forests in the Northeastern US.


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By mardellow


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By nora_woo
Found this bug walking on my small Japanese maple tree in my back yard. Not something you see everyday in the city.
Philadelphia PA Zone 5b


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By DeboTracewell
A little honey bee leaving a cranesbill geranium.


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By DeboTracewell
A bumble bee taking flight off of a thurnbergia vine. In my yard in Villa Park, CA. Zone 10

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