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Ninnescah River

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

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American Toad
Anaxyrus americanus 
(Order: Anura Family: Bufonidae)

Adult American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus). Photo by Tim Eberl. (Ninnescah Reserve near Viola, KS. 11 July 2013).

American Mink

American Mink
Mustela vison
(Order Carnivora;  Family Mustelidae)


American Mink, adult.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/American_Mink

Cottonwood Borer (Plectrodera scalator)

Cottonwood Borer
Plectrodera scalator
(Order Coleoptera; Family Cerambycidae)

Plectrodera scalator, female

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Virginia Opossum
Didelphis virginiana
(Order Didelphimorphia, Family Didelphidae)


Adult opossum.  Image from http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/opossum/

Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)

Western Mosquitofish
Gambusia affinis
(Order Cyprinodontoformes; Family Poeciliidae)


Female (above) and male (below) Gambusia affinis.  Image from http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=846

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