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| Ant, Black Carpenter || ''Camponotus pennsylvanicus'' || Adult, larva
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| [[Wikipedia:Black carpenter ant|Ant, Black Carpenter]] || ''Camponotus pennsylvanicus'' || Female, Male, larva, eggs
 
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| Ant, Black Garden || ''Lasius niger'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black garden ant|Ant, Black Garden]] || ''Lasius niger'' ||  
 
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| Ant, Pavement || ''Tetramorium caespitum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pavement ant|Ant, Pavement]] || ''Tetramorium caespitum'' ||  
 
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| Bee, American Bumble || ''Bombus pensylvanicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Bombus pensylvanicus|Bee, American Bumble]] || ''Bombus pensylvanicus'' ||  
 
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| Bee, Western Honey || ''Apis mellifera'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Western honey bee|Bee, Western Honey]] || ''Apis mellifera'' ||  
 
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| Beetle, May || ''Phyllophaga'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Alobates pennsylvanica|Beetle, False Mealworm]] || ''Alobates pennsylvanica'' ||  
 
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| Boxelder Bug || ''Boisea trivittata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Phyllophaga|Beetle, May]] || ''Phyllophaga'' ||  
 
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| Butterfly, Canadian Tiger Swallowtail || ''Papilio canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Boxelder bug|Boxelder Bug]] || ''Boisea trivittata'' ||  
 
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| Butterfly, Monarch || ''Danaus plexippus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Papilio canadensis|Butterfly, Canadian Tiger Swallowtail]] || ''Papilio canadensis'' ||  
 
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| Centipede, House || ''Scutigeridae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Monarch butterfly|Butterfly, Monarch]] || ''Danaus plexippus'' ||  
 
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| Centipede, Bark || ''Cormocephalus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Scutigeridae|Centipede, House]] || ''Scutigeridae'' ||  
 
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| Cricket, Field || ''Gryllus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cormocephalus|Centipede, Bark]] || ''Cormocephalus'' ||  
 
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| Damselfly || ''Ischnura'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Field cricket|Cricket, Field]] || ''Gryllus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
 
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| Dragonfly, Blue Dasher || ''Pachydiplax longipennis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Damselfly|Damselfly]] || ''Ischnura'' ||  
 
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| Dragonfly || || Unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Blue dasher|Dragonfly, Blue Dasher]] || ''Pachydiplax longipennis'' ||  
 
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| Earwig, European || ''Forficula auricularia'' || Male, female, young, eggs
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| [[Wikipedia:Dragonfly|Dragonfly]] || || Unable to identify species
 
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| Firefly, Common Eastern || ''Photinus pyralis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Forficula auricularia|Earwig, European]] || ''Forficula auricularia'' || Female, male, young, larva, eggs
 
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| Fly, Common Fruit || ''Drosophila melanogaster'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Photinus pyralis|Firefly, Common Eastern]] || ''Photinus pyralis'' ||  
 
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| Fly, Crane || ''Tipulidae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Drosophila melanogaster|Fly, Common Fruit]] || ''Drosophila melanogaster'' ||  
 
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| Fly, Horse || ''Tabanidae'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Crane fly|Fly, Crane]] || ''Tipulidae'' ||  
 
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| Fly, House || ''Musca domestica'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Horse-fly|Fly, Horse]] || ''Tabanidae'' ||
 
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| Gnat || || Unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Housefly|Fly, House]] || ''Musca domestica'' ||  
 
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| Grasshopper, Differential || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Gnat|Gnat]] || || Unable to identify species
 
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| Grasshopper, Two-striped || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Differential grasshopper|Grasshopper, Differential]] || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
 
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| Harvestman, Eastern || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Melanoplus bivittatus|Grasshopper, Two-striped]] || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
 
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| Ladybeetle, Asian || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Leiobunum|Harvestman, Eastern]] || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||  
 
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| Lady Bug || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Harmonia axyridis|Ladybeetle, Asian]] || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
 
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| Mantis, Chinese || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Coccinellidae|Lady Bug]] || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
 
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| Mantis, European || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Chinese mantis|Mantis, Chinese]] || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
 
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| Mayfly || ''Palaeoptera'' || Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
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| [[Wikipedia:European mantis|Mantis, European]] || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||  
 
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| Millipede || ''Diplopoda'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Mayfly|Mayfly]] || ''Palaeoptera'' || Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
 
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| Mite, Clover || ''Bryobia praetiosa'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Millipede|Millipede]] || ''Diplopoda'' || Unable to identify species
 
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| Mosquito || ''Culicidae'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Bryobia praetiosa|Mite, Clover]] || ''Bryobia praetiosa'' ||  
 
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| Moth, Five-spotted Hawk / Tomato Hornworm || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Mosquito|Mosquito]] || ''Culicidae'' || Unable to identify species
 
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| Moth, Hummingbird || ''Hemaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Manduca quinquemaculata|Moth, Five-spotted Hawk / Tomato Hornworm]] || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
 
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| Moth, Isabella Tiger / Caterpillar, Woollybear || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Hemaris|Moth, Hummingbird]] || ''Hemaris'' || Unable to identify species
 
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| Moth, Winter / Inch Worm || ''Operophtera brumato'' || Adult, caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Pyrrharctia isabella|Moth, Isabella Tiger / Caterpillar, Woollybear]] || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
 
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| Pseudoscorpion || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Winter moth|Moth, Winter / Inch Worm]] || ''Operophtera brumato'' || Adult, caterpillar
 
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| Spider, American Yellow Sac || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pseudoscorpion|Pseudoscorpion]] || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
 
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| Spider, Longbodied Cellar || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cheiracanthium inclusum|Spider, American Yellow Sac]] || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
 
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| Spider, Tan Jumping || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pholcus phalangioides|Spider, Longbodied Cellar]] || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
 
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| Spider, Zebra Back || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Platycryptus undatus|Spider, Tan Jumping]] || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
 
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| Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated  || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra spider|Spider, Zebra Back]] || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
 
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| Tick, Deer || ''Ixodes scapularis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown marmorated stink bug|Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated]] || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||  
 
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| Walking Stick, Common || ''Diapheromera femorata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Ixodes scapularis|Tick, Deer]] || ''Ixodes scapularis'' ||  
 
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| Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common walkingstick|Walking Stick, Common]] || ''Diapheromera femorata'' ||  
 
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| Wasp, European Paper || ''Polistes dominula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern yellowjacket|Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket]] || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
 
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| Wasp, Metricus Paper || ''Polistes metricus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Polistes dominula|Wasp, European Paper]] || ''Polistes dominula'' ||  
 
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| Weevil, Black Vine || ''Otiorhynchus sulcatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Polistes metricus|Wasp, Metricus Paper]] || ''Polistes metricus'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Otiorhynchus sulcatus|Weevil, Black Vine]] || ''Otiorhynchus sulcatus'' ||  
 
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Revision as of 12:37, 30 October 2017

This is a list of animals I have personally seen alive in their natural habitat and was able to identify (to some extant). Unless otherwise mentioned, I first saw the animal in Michigan.

Amphibians

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Frog, Bull Rana catesbeiana
Frog, Northern Green Rana clamitans melanota Adult and tadpoles
Frog, Pickerel Lithobates palustris
Salamander, Spotted Ambystoma maculatum
Toad, Fowler's Anaxyrus fowleri

Annelids

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Leech, Freshwater Jawless Glossiphoniidae
Worm, Earth Lumbricus terrestris

Birds

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Blackbird, Red-winged Agelaius phoeniceus Male, female
Bluebird, Eastern Sialia sialis
Cardinal, Northern Cardinalis cardinalis Male, female
Chickadee, Black-capped Poecile atricapillus
Cowbird, Brown-headed Molothrus ater
Crane, Sandhill Grus canadensis
Crow, America Corvus brachyrhynchos
Dove, Mourning Zenaida macroura Adult, hatchlings
Dove, Rock Columba livia
Eagle, Bald Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Egret, Great Ardea alba
Finch, American Gold Carduelis tristis
Goose, Canada Branta canadensis Male, female, hatchlings
Grackle, Common Quiscalus quiscula Male, female
Grackle, Great-tailed Quiscalus mexicanus Seen in New Mexico and Quintana Roo, Mexico
Gull, American Herring Larus smithsonianus
Gull, Common Larus canus
Hawk, Broad-winged Buteo platypterus
Heron, Great Blue Ardea herodias
Hummingbird Seen several, couldn't identify
Jay, Blue Cyanocitta cristata
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Kingfisher, Belted Megaceryle alcyon Female
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Male, female, hatchlings
Nuthatch, Red-breasted Sitta canadensis
Owl Couldn't identify
Oriole, Baltimore Icterus galbula
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Pelican, Brown Pelecanus occidentalis
Pheasant, Common Phasianus colchicus
Raven, Common Corvis corax
Redpoll, Common Acanthis flammea
Robin, American Turdus migratorius Male, female, nest, eggs
Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Passer montanus
Sparrow, House Passer domesticus Male, female
Starling, Common Sturnus vulgaris
Swallow, Barn Hirundo rustica Male, female
Swan, Mute Cygnus olor
Turkey, Wild Meleagris gallopavo Female
Vulture, Turkey Cathartes aura
Woodpecker, Pileated Dryocuopus pileatus
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Melanerpes carolinus

Crustaceans

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Crayfish, Rusty Orconectes rusticus
Pill-bug, Common Armadillidium vulgare AKA Roly-poly
Sow-bug Kind that can't roll up

Fish

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Bass, Smallmouth Micropterus dolomieu
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Catfish, Flathead Pylodictis olivaris
Trout, Lake Salvelinus namaycush

Insects

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Ant, Black Carpenter Camponotus pennsylvanicus Female, Male, larva, eggs
Ant, Black Garden Lasius niger
Ant, Pavement Tetramorium caespitum
Bee, American Bumble Bombus pensylvanicus
Bee, Western Honey Apis mellifera
Beetle, False Mealworm Alobates pennsylvanica
Beetle, May Phyllophaga
Boxelder Bug Boisea trivittata
Butterfly, Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Papilio canadensis
Butterfly, Monarch Danaus plexippus
Centipede, House Scutigeridae
Centipede, Bark Cormocephalus
Cricket, Field Gryllus pennsylvanicus
Damselfly Ischnura
Dragonfly, Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis
Dragonfly Unable to identify species
Earwig, European Forficula auricularia Female, male, young, larva, eggs
Firefly, Common Eastern Photinus pyralis
Fly, Common Fruit Drosophila melanogaster
Fly, Crane Tipulidae
Fly, Horse Tabanidae
Fly, House Musca domestica
Gnat Unable to identify species
Grasshopper, Differential Melanoplus differentialis
Grasshopper, Two-striped Melanoplus bivittatus
Harvestman, Eastern Leiobunum vittatum
Ladybeetle, Asian Harmonia axyridis
Lady Bug Coccinellidae
Mantis, Chinese Tenodera sinensis
Mantis, European Mantis religiosa
Mayfly Palaeoptera Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
Millipede Diplopoda Unable to identify species
Mite, Clover Bryobia praetiosa
Mosquito Culicidae Unable to identify species
Moth, Five-spotted Hawk / Tomato Hornworm Manduca quinquemaculata Caterpillar
Moth, Hummingbird Hemaris Unable to identify species
Moth, Isabella Tiger / Caterpillar, Woollybear Pyrrharctia isabella Adult, caterpillar
Moth, Winter / Inch Worm Operophtera brumato Adult, caterpillar
Pseudoscorpion Pseudoscorpionida
Spider, American Yellow Sac Cheiracanthium inclusum
Spider, Longbodied Cellar Pholcus phalangioides
Spider, Tan Jumping Platycryptus undatus
Spider, Zebra Back Salticus scenicus
Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated Halyomorpha halys
Tick, Deer Ixodes scapularis
Walking Stick, Common Diapheromera femorata
Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket Vespula maculifrons
Wasp, European Paper Polistes dominula
Wasp, Metricus Paper Polistes metricus
Weevil, Black Vine Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Mammals

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Agouti Dasyprocta Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Bat Unable to identify
Bear, Black Ursus americanus Seen in Kentucky
Chipmunk, Eastern Tamias striatus
Coati Nasua Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Coyote Canis latrans Seen in California
Deer, White-tailed Odocoileus virginianus Male, female, fawns
Groundhog Marmota monax
Hare, Snowshoe Lepus americanus
Manatee, Florida Trichechus manatus latirostris Seen in Florida
Mink, American Neovison vison
Mouse, House Mus musculus
Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus
Opossum, Virginia Didelphis virginiana
Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
Raccoon Procyon lotor Adults and kits
Seal, Northern Fur Callorhinus ursinus Seen in Seattle
Squirrel, American Red Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Squirrel, Fox Sciurus niger
Squirrel, Eastern Grey Sciurus carolinensis
Skunk, Striped Mephitis mephitis
Vole, Meadow Microtus pennsylvanicus

Mollusks

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Clam, Freshwater Many kinds, unable to identify
Mussel, Zebra Dreissena polymorpha
Slug, Grey Garden Deroceras reticulatum
Slug, Pacific Banana Ariolimax columbianus Seen in Seattle
Snail, Garden Cornu aspersum

Reptiles

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Iguana Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Snake, Black King Lampropeltis nigra Seen in Kentucky
Snake, Blue Racer Coluber constrictor foxii
Snake, Butler's Garter Thamnophis butleri
Snake, Eastern Garter Thamnophis sirtalis
Snake, Smooth Green Liochlorophis vernalis
Turtle, Common Snapping Chelydra serpentina Adult, hatchlings
Turtle, Western Painted Chrysemys picta
Turtle, Spiny Soft-shell Apalone spinifera spinifera