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Patterns in the Pool, and 2 Moths from May 16, Bar Harbor

Decaying leaf litter in shallow part of vernal pool, May 16, 2017. Temperature dipped again last night and moths at the porch light were sleepy. I turned light off and hope they went someplace warmer. I’m awaiting confirmation of species … Continue reading

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Might be Homochlodes fritillaria, or the other one that looks almost the same.

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Ichneumon Wasp & Moths at porch light- Bar Harbor, 18-24 April

This is enlarged wing from the individual above. Based on pattern of wing veins (the ones I marked in green) I think this is an ichneumon wasp (rather than a braconid). Guidance was given by a member of Facebook Bugs … Continue reading

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Micro-Moths and Fungus Gnats

This might be Ypsolopha falciferella, but I have no confirmation. ID help is always appreciated.  About 10mm. Comparison with examples on BugGuide were encouraging. It’s hard for me to get these micros in focus. Here are two Fungus Gnats, the green-winged on … Continue reading

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Moss- Bar Harbor, April 14

Ralph Pope’s  Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts describes Bryum argenteum as being “very common”, and “with a frosted look caused by white leaf tips”. Could this be that? The white leaf bundle is very small, about 1/8″. I’m assuming that the red capsules … Continue reading

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Animal fur tuft- 03 April, Bar Harbor

Thank you to the Maine Master Naturalists who knew what this is, or made an educated guess.  I never considered the Red Squirrel, and there are at least four to be seen at almost any moment in the yard. Here … Continue reading

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25 March 2017, perfect weather for lichens- Acadia National Park

On Soil. Fruticose; Podetia; so far so good. But then I misinterpreted Brown or No Apothecia in the same way that got Oakhurst Dairy in trouble- there is  NO COMMA. So, the Podetia are not brown; they are green. Cups … Continue reading

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