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Sad Underwing Moth (Catocala maestosa)

Sad Underwing Moth

Catocala mastosa

(Order Lepidoptera; Family Noctuidae)

Catocala maestosa, adult (photo by Rachel Stone)

(Kansas: Sedgwick County. Pawnee Prairie Park, 37°39'18''N, 97°27'18''W. On Oak trunk.

Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)

Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus

(Order Hemiptera, Family Reduviidae)

Arilus cristatus mating on Black Ash leaves (photo by Rachel Stone)

(Kansas: Sedgwick County. Pawnee Prairie Park, 37° 39' 18'' N, 97° 27' 18'' W. September 15, 2013.)

 

Adult/Nymph Diagnosis:

Walleye (Sander vitreus)

Walleye
Sander vitreus
(Order Perciformes, Family Percidae)


Sander vitreus.  Image from  http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=831

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica (subspecies: erythrogaster)

Great Plains Skink

Great Plains Skink
Plestiodon obsoletus (formerly Eumeces obsoletus)

Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac
Rhus glabra
(Order Sapindales, Family Anacardiaceae)
 
 
Smooth Sumac with ripe fruit.  Photo by  Chris Bevilacqua, July, 2013 near Leon, Kansas (37 degrees 44.295'N, 96 degrees 39.8'W)
 
 
Diagnosis:

Arkansas River Darter

Arkansas Darter
Etheostoma cragini
(Order Perciformes, Family Percidae)

Orangespotted Sunfish

Orangespotted Sunfish
Lepomis humilis
(Order Perciformes, Family Centrarchidae)

Smooth Softshell Turtle

Smooth Softshell Turtle
Apalone mutica
(Order Testudines, Family Trionychidae)
 

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