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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 20, 2015

Description

Cryptic brown moth, wingspan about 1.5 cm, resting on the house siding. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Emerald Moths and Allies Family Geometridae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 20, 2015

Description

Wingspan about 2 cm, pale brown with distinct bands, resting on the garden fence at dusk. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 18, 2015

Description

Wingspan about 1.5 cm, resting on house siding. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 17, 2015

Description

Wingspan about 1.5 cm, resting on the garden fence near dusk. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 17, 2015

Description

Wingspan about 1.5 cm, resting on our house siding. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 15, 2015

Description

Moth with wingspan about 1.5 cm resting on our house siding. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 13, 2015

Description

Moth, wingspan about 2 cm, resting on the house siding. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Yarrow Plume Moth Gillmeria pallidactyla

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 20, 2015

Description

Plume moths are now numerous in the meadow areas. They fly at dusk and roost in the grass. The meadow is a mix of forbs including grasses, rushes, yarrow, fireweed (Epilobium), wild geranium and equisetum. The general area is a mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Fruit Flies Family Tephritidae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 20, 2015

Description

Small (length a bit less than a cm) but quite flashy fly perched on the fence next to the garden. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Winged and Once-winged Insects Subclass Pterygota

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

Larvae, about 1 cm, invading my house. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

Distinctive weevils suddenly appeared in my yard and house. Immediate surroundings are a grassy lawn; general area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest. Host plant Equisetum (horsetails) are very common in the vicinity.

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What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 7, 2015

Description

Bright colored, small (body about 1 cm long) spider was on the garden fence. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Longjawed Orbweavers Genus Tetragnatha

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 7, 2015

Description

This small orb-weaver, its body about 1 cm long, was making a web on our garbage can. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Longjawed Orbweavers Genus Tetragnatha

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 2, 2015

Description

Slender orb-weaver spider, body about 1 cm long. The light bands on the abdomen seemed pale blue-green in some light. This one was in the house; the same kind was outside also. They seem common here. Immediate vicinity is garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 7, 2015

Description

Small (about 1 cm long), dark wolf spider lurking on the house siding. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

six spotted orbweaver Araniella displicata

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 5, 2015

Description

Small (1 cm across), colorful spider lurking on the siding. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 2, 2015

Description

This large (body about 2 cm long excluding legs), bright orange wasp showed up in our garage. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

March Flies Family Bibionidae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 7, 2015

Description

Flies took advantage of a sunny day to copulate on the garden fence. The genders looked very different. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Carpet Moths Subfamily Larentiinae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 6, 2015

Description

Striking moth about 1.5 cm wide. Resting on siding. Saw another one the next day. Immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. General area is mix of muskeg wetlands and open boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 5, 2015

Description

Mottled brown moth on house siding. The immediate vicinity is grassy lawn. The area has muskeg wetlands and patchy boreal spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 7, 2015

Description

Pale moth with striking markings, wingspan about 2 cm, was resting on a shed. The immediate vicinity is a grassy lawn and garden.
The area is dominated by muskeg wetlands and open spruce boreal forest.

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What

Noctuid Moths Family Noctuidae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 7, 2015

Description

Very fuzzy moth about 1.5 cm long resting on a fence post. The colors matched so well that it was difficult to see its legs and antennae.

The immediate area was a garden and grassy lawn. The area is dominated by muskeg wetlands and open spruce forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 2, 2015

Description

This inconspicuous moth was in our garage.

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What

Carpet Moths Subfamily Larentiinae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 2, 2015

Description

Two of these got into our garage. The immediate vicinity is developed lawn; the general area is characterized by muskeg wetlands and patchy boreal spruce forest.

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Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 2, 2015

Description

This handsome carpet moth found its way into our garage. The immediate vicinity of the house is developed lawn; the general area is dominated by muskeg wetlands and patchy boreal spruce forest.

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Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 2, 2015

Description

This elusive, slender moth was hiding in the grass in our garden. The immediate vicinity was garden and lawn. The area is dominated by muskeg wetlands and patchy boreal spruce forest.

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Observer

alaska_shana

Date

June 1, 2015

Description

Moth, wingspan about 1.5 cm, resting on the siding of the house in the shade and lea on a sunny, windy day. Brick-red in addition to gray, black and white marks. Adjacent terrain was a mowed grass lawn. Area terrain includes open spruce forest, brush, and muskeg wetlands.

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What

Emerald Moths and Allies Family Geometridae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

May 31, 2015

Description

Gray moth, wingspan about 1.5 cm, resting on the window screen on the shady side of the house. Adjacent terrain was a mowed grass lawn. Area terrain includes open spruce forest, brush, and muskeg wetlands.

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Observer

alaska_shana

Date

May 31, 2015

Description

Small (~ 1 cm long) moth resting on the garden shed. From a distance it looked like it was white with 4 black spots.

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

alaska_shana

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

I evicted this little (~0.5 cm) guy from my kitchen counter.