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Species of the Week: The Common Whitetail
It’s time for another #SpeciesOfTheWeek posting, and another discussion of the extraordinary nature of dragonflies – specifically, the Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia). This photo is of a mature male Common Whitetail, easily recognized by the thick, white abdomen (tail). The … Continue reading
Species of the Week: The Baltimore Oriole
This week we’re taking a look at the Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula). As members of the family Icteridae (Greek for “Jaundiced Ones”), Orioles are closely related to New World blackbirds, meadowlarks, and grackles. These migratory birds spend their summers in … Continue reading
Species of the Week: The Virginia Ctenucha
The Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica), a species of moth, is this week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek! With its black wings, metallic blue body, and orange head, the Virginia Ctenucha is certainly a sight to behold. However, the name (the leading ‘C’ in Ctenucha … Continue reading