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This is a list of animals I have personally seen in their natural habitat and was able to identify.
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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==
 
==Amphibians==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
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| Frog, Northern Green || ''Rana clamitans melanota'' || Adult and tadpoles
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| [[Wikipedia:American bullfrog|Frog, Bull]] || ''Rana catesbeiana'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Frog, Pickerel || ''Lithobates palustris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern green frog|Frog, Northern Green]] || ''Rana clamitans melanota'' || Adult and tadpoles
 
|-
 
|-
| Salamander, Spotted || ''Ambystoma maculatum'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Pickerel frog|Frog, Pickerel]] || ''Lithobates palustris'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Toad, Fowler's || ''Anaxyrus fowleri'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Spotted salamander|Salamander, Spotted]] || ''Ambystoma maculatum'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Anaxyrus fowleri|Toad, Fowler's]] || ''Anaxyrus fowleri'' ||
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|}
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==Annelids==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
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! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Glossiphoniidae|Leech, Freshwater Jawless]] || ''Glossiphoniidae'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Earthworm|Worm, Earth]] || ''Lumbricus terrestris'' ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Birds==
 
==Birds==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Blackbird, Red-winged || ''Agelaius phoeniceus'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-winged blackbird|Blackbird, Red-winged]] || ''Agelaius phoeniceus'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Bluebird, Eastern || ''Sialia sialis'' |  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern bluebird|Bluebird, Eastern]] || ''Sialia sialis'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Cardinal, Northern || ''Cardinalis cardinalis'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern cardinal|Cardinal, Northern]] || ''Cardinalis cardinalis'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Chickadee, Black-capped || ''Poecile atricapillus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black-capped chickadee|Chickadee, Black-capped]] || ''Poecile atricapillus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Cowbird, Brown-headed || ''Molothrus ater'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown-headed cowbird|Cowbird, Brown-headed]] || ''Molothrus ater'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Crane, Sandhill || ''Grus canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Sandhill crane|Crane, Sandhill]] || ''Grus canadensis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Crow, Common || ''Corvus brachyrhynchos'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:American crow|Crow, America]] || ''Corvus brachyrhynchos'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Dove, Mourning || ''Zenaida macroura'' || Adult, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Mourning dove|Dove, Mourning]] || ''Zenaida macroura'' || Adult, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Dove, Rock || ''Columba livia'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Rock dove|Dove, Rock]] || ''Columba livia'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Eagle, Bald || ''Haliaeetus leucocephalus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Bald eagle|Eagle, Bald]] || ''Haliaeetus leucocephalus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Egret, Great || ''Ardea alba'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Great egret|Egret, Great]] || ''Ardea alba'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Finch, American Gold || ''Carduelis tristis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American goldfinch|Finch, American Gold]] || ''Carduelis tristis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Goose, Canada || ''Branta canadensis'' || Male, female, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Canada goose|Goose, Canada]] || ''Branta canadensis'' || Female, male, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Grackle, Common || ''Quiscalus quiscula'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Common grackle|Grackle, Common]] || ''Quiscalus quiscula'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Gull, American Herring || ''Larus smithsonianus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Great-tailed grackle|Grackle, Great-tailed]] || ''Quiscalus mexicanus'' || Seen in New Mexico and Quintana Roo, Mexico
 
|-
 
|-
| Gull, Common || ''Larus canus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American herring gull|Gull, American Herring]] || ''Larus smithsonianus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Hawk, Broad-winged || ''Buteo platypterus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common gull|Gull, Common]] || ''Larus canus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Heron, Great Blue || ''Ardea herodias'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Broad-winged hawk|Hawk, Broad-winged]] || ''Buteo platypterus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Hummingbird || || Seen several, couldn't identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Great blue heron|Heron, Great Blue]] || ''Ardea herodias'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Jay, Blue || ''Cyanocitta cristata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Hummingbird|Hummingbird]] || ''Trochilidae'' || Seen several, couldn't identify
 
|-
 
|-
| Killdeer || ''Charadrius vociferus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Blue jay|Jay, Blue]] || ''Cyanocitta cristata'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Kingfisher, Belted || ''Megaceryle alcyon'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Killdeer|Killdeer]] || ''Charadrius vociferus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mallard || ''Anas platyrhynchos'' || Male, female, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Belted kingfisher|Kingfisher, Belted]] || ''Megaceryle alcyon'' || Female
 
|-
 
|-
| Nuthatch, Red-breasted || ''Sitta canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mallard|Mallard]] || ''Anas platyrhynchos'' || Female, male, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Owl || || Couldn't identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-breasted nuthatch|Nuthatch, Red-breasted]] || ''Sitta canadensis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Oriole, Baltimore || ''Icterus galbula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Owl|Owl]] || ''Strigiformes'' || Couldn't identify
 
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|-
| Osprey | ''Pandion haliaetus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Baltimore oriole|Oriole, Baltimore]] || ''Icterus galbula'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Pelican, Brown || ''Pelecanus occidentalis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Osprey|Osprey]] || ''Pandion haliaetus'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Pheasant, Common || ''Phasianus colchicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown pelican|Pelican, Brown]] || ''Pelecanus occidentalis'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Raven, Common || ''Corvis corax'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common pheasant|Pheasant, Common]] || ''Phasianus colchicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Redpoll, Common || ''Acanthis flammea'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common raven|Raven, Common]] || ''Corvis corax'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Robin, American || ''Turdus migratorius'' || Male, female, nest, eggs
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| [[Wikipedia:Common redpoll|Redpoll, Common]] || ''Acanthis flammea'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| Sparrow, Eurasian Tree, || ''Passer montanus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American robin|Robin, American]] || ''Turdus migratorius'' || Female, male, nest, eggs
 
|-
 
|-
| Sparrow, House || ''Passer domesticus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eurasian tree sparrow|Sparrow, Eurasian Tree]] || ''Passer montanus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Starling, Common || ''Sturnus vulgaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:House sparrow|Sparrow, House]] || ''Passer domesticus'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Swallow, Barn || ''Hirundo rustica'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Common starling|Starling, Common]] || ''Sturnus vulgaris'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Swan, Mute || ''Cygnus olor'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Barn swallow|Swallow, Barn]] || ''Hirundo rustica'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Turkey, Wild || ''Meleagris gallopavo'' || Female
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| [[Wikipedia:Mute swan|Swan, Mute]] || ''Cygnus olor'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Vulture, Turkey || ''Cathartes aura'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Wild turkey|Turkey, Wild]] || ''Meleagris gallopavo'' || Female
 
|-
 
|-
| Woodpecker, Pileated || ''Dryocuopus pileatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Turkey vulture|Vulture, Turkey]] || ''Cathartes aura'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Woodpecker, Red-bellied || ''Melanerpes carolinus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pileated woodpecker|Woodpecker, Pileated]] || ''Dryocuopus pileatus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-bellied woodpecker|Woodpecker, Red-bellied]] || ''Melanerpes carolinus'' ||  
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|}
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==Cnidarias==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
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! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Box jellyfish|Jellyfish, box]] || ''Cubozoa'' || Seen in Bahamas
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Crustaceans==
 
==Crustaceans==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Crayfish, Rusty || ''Orconectes rusticus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Rusty crayfish|Crayfish, Rusty]] || ''Orconectes rusticus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Pill-bug, Common || ''Armadillidium vulgare'' || AKA Roly-poly
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| [[Wikipedia:Armadillidium vulgare|Pill-bug, Common]] || ''Armadillidium vulgare'' || AKA Roly-poly
 
|-
 
|-
| Sow-bug || || Kind that can't roll up
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| [[Wikipedia:Woodlouse|Sow-bug]] || ''Oniscidea'' || Kind that can't roll up
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Fish==
 
==Fish==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Bass, Smallmouth || ''Micropterus dolomieu'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Smallmouth bass|Bass, Smallmouth]] || ''Micropterus dolomieu'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Bluegill || ''Lepomis macrochirus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Bluegill|Bluegill]] || ''Lepomis macrochirus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Catfish, Flathead | ''Pylodictis olivaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Flathead catfish|Catfish, Flathead]] || ''Pylodictis olivaris'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Trout, Lake | ''Salvelinus namaycush'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Lake trout|Trout, Lake]] || ''Salvelinus namaycush'' ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Insects==
 
==Insects==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Boxelder Bug || ''Boisea trivittata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black carpenter ant|Ant, Black Carpenter]] || ''Camponotus pennsylvanicus'' || Female, Male, larva, eggs
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Black garden ant|Ant, Black Garden]] || ''Lasius niger'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Pavement ant|Ant, Pavement]] || ''Tetramorium caespitum'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Bombus pensylvanicus|Bee, American Bumble]] || ''Bombus pensylvanicus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Western honey bee|Bee, Western Honey]] || ''Apis mellifera'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Alobates pennsylvanica|Beetle, False Mealworm]] || ''Alobates pennsylvanica'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Phyllophaga|Beetle, May]] || ''Phyllophaga'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Boxelder bug|Boxelder Bug]] || ''Boisea trivittata'' ||  
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Papilio canadensis|Butterfly, Canadian Tiger Swallowtail]] || ''Papilio canadensis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Colias philodice|Butterfly, Clouded Sulfur]] || ''Colias philodice'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Monarch butterfly|Butterfly, Monarch]] || ''Danaus plexippus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Scutigeridae|Centipede, House]] || ''Scutigeridae'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Cormocephalus|Centipede, Bark]] || ''Cormocephalus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Field cricket|Cricket, Field]] || ''Gryllus pennsylvanicus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Damselfly|Damselfly]] || ''Ischnura'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Blue dasher|Dragonfly, Blue Dasher]] || ''Pachydiplax longipennis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Dragonfly|Dragonfly]] || ''Anisoptera'' || Unable to identify species
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Forficula auricularia|Earwig, European]] || ''Forficula auricularia'' || Female, male, young, larva, eggs
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Photinus pyralis|Firefly, Common Eastern]] || ''Photinus pyralis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Drosophila melanogaster|Fly, Common Fruit]] || ''Drosophila melanogaster'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Crane fly|Fly, Crane]] || ''Tipulidae'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Horse-fly|Fly, Horse]] || ''Tabanidae'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Housefly|Fly, House]] || ''Musca domestica'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Gnat|Gnat]] || ''Mycetophilidae'' || Unable to identify species
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Differential grasshopper|Grasshopper, Differential]] || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Melanoplus bivittatus|Grasshopper, Two-striped]] || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Leiobunum|Harvestman, Eastern]] || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Harmonia axyridis|Ladybeetle, Asian]] || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Coccinellidae|Lady Bug]] || ''Coccinellidae'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Chinese mantis|Mantis, Chinese]] || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:European mantis|Mantis, European]] || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Mayfly|Mayfly]] || ''Palaeoptera'' || Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
 
|-
 
|-
| Centipede, House || ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Millipede|Millipede]] || ''Diplopoda'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Centipede, Red || ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Bryobia praetiosa|Mite, Clover]] || ''Bryobia praetiosa'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Cricket, Field || ''Gryllus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mosquito|Mosquito]] || ''Culicidae'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Damselfly || ''Ischnura'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern tent caterpillar|Moth, Eastern Tent Caterpillar]] || ''Malacosoma americanum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Dragonfly, Blue Dasher || ''Pachydiplax longipennis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Manduca quinquemaculata|Moth, Five-spotted Hawk / Tomato Hornworm]] || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| Dragonfly || || Unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Hemaris|Moth, Hummingbird]] || ''Hemaris'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Grasshopper, Differential || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Pyrrharctia isabella|Moth, Isabella Tiger / Caterpillar, Woollybear]] || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| Grasshopper, Two-striped || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Winter moth|Moth, Winter / Inch Worm]] || ''Operophtera brumato'' || Adult, caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| June Bug || ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pseudoscorpion|Pseudoscorpion]] || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Ladybeetle, Asian || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cheiracanthium inclusum|Spider, American Yellow Sac]] || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Lady Bug || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pholcus phalangioides|Spider, Longbodied Cellar]] || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mantis, Chinese || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Platycryptus undatus|Spider, Tan Jumping]] || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mantis, Praying || ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra spider|Spider, Zebra Back]] || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Walking Stick || ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown marmorated stink bug|Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated]] || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Ixodes scapularis|Tick, Deer]] || ''Ixodes scapularis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, European Paper || ''Polistes dominula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common walkingstick|Walking Stick, Common]] || ''Diapheromera femorata'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, Metricus Paper || ''Polistes metricus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern yellowjacket|Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket]] || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wood Louse (Pill Bug, Sow Bug) || ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Polistes dominula|Wasp, European Paper]] || ''Polistes dominula'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Polistes metricus|Wasp, Metricus Paper]] || ''Polistes metricus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Otiorhynchus sulcatus|Weevil, Black Vine]] || ''Otiorhynchus sulcatus'' ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Mammals==
 
==Mammals==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Agouti || ''Dasyprocta'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
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| [[Wikipedia:Agouti|Agouti]] || ''Dasyprocta'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
 
|-
 
|-
| Bat || || Unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Bat|Bat]] || ''Chiroptera'' || Unable to identify
 
|-
 
|-
| Bear, Black || ''Ursus americanus'' || Seen in Kentucky
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| [[Wikipedia:American black bear|Bear, American Black]] || ''Ursus americanus'' || Seen in Tennessee
 
|-
 
|-
| Chipmunk, Eastern || ''Tamias striatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern chipmunk|Chipmunk, Eastern]] || ''Tamias striatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Coati || ''Nasua'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
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| [[Wikipedia:Coati|Coati]] || ''Nasua'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
 
|-
 
|-
| Deer, White-tailed || ''Odocoileus virginianus'' || Male, female, fawns
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| [[Wikipedia:Coyote|Coyote]] || ''Canis latrans'' || Seen in California
 
|-
 
|-
| Groundhog || ''Marmota monax'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:White-tailed deer|Deer, White-tailed]] || ''Odocoileus virginianus'' || Male, female, fawns
 
|-
 
|-
| Hare, Snowshoe || ''Lepus americanus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Groundhog|Groundhog]] || ''Marmota monax'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mink, American || ''Neovison vison'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Snowshoe hare|Hare, Snowshoe]] || ''Lepus americanus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mouse, House || ''Mus musculus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:West Indian manatee|Manatee, Florida]] || ''Trichechus manatus latirostris'' || Seen in Florida
 
|-
 
|-
| Muskrat, || ''Ondatra zibethicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American mink|Mink, American]] || ''Neovison vison'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Opossum, Virginia || ''Didelphis virginiana'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:House mouse|Mouse, House]] || ''Mus musculus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail || ''Sylvilagus floridanus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Muskrat|Muskrat]], || ''Ondatra zibethicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Raccoon || ''Procyon lotor'' || Adults and kits
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| [[Wikipedia:Virginia opossum|Opossum, Virginia]] || ''Didelphis virginiana'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Seal, Harbor || ''Phoca vitulina'' || Seen in Seattle
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern cottontail|Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail]] || ''Sylvilagus floridanus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Squirrel, American Red || ''Tamiasciurus hudsonicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Raccoon|Raccoon]] || ''Procyon lotor'' || Adults and kits
 
|-
 
|-
| Squirrel, Fox || ''Sciurus niger'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern fur seal|Seal, Northern Fur]] || ''Callorhinus ursinus'' || Seen in Seattle
 
|-
 
|-
| Squirrel, Eastern Grey || ''Sciurus carolinensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American red squirrel|Squirrel, American Red]] || ''Tamiasciurus hudsonicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Skunk, Striped || ''Mephitis mephitis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black squirrel|Squirrel, Black]] || ''Sciurus carolinensis'' || Variant of the gray squirrel
 
|-
 
|-
| Vole, Meadow || ''Microtus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Fox squirrel|Squirrel, Fox]] || ''Sciurus niger'' ||
 +
|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern gray squirrel|Squirrel, Eastern Gray]] || ''Sciurus carolinensis'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Striped skunk|Skunk, Striped]] || ''Mephitis mephitis'' ||
 +
|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Meadow vole|Vole, Meadow]] || ''Microtus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Molluscs==
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==Mollusks==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Clam || || Unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Unionoida|Clam, Freshwater]] || ''Unionoida'' || Many kinds, unable to identify
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra mussel|Mussel, Zebra]] || ''Dreissena polymorpha'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Octopus|Octopus]] || ''Octopoda'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico; unable to identify species
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Deroceras reticulatum|Slug, Grey Garden]] || ''Deroceras reticulatum'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Banana slug|Slug, Pacific Banana]] || ''Ariolimax columbianus'' || Seen in Seattle
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Bithynia tentaculata|Snail, Faucet]] || ''Bithynia tentaculata'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Mussel, Zebra|| ''Dreissena polymorpha'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cornu aspersum|Snail, Garden]] || ''Cornu aspersum'' ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Reptiles==
 
==Reptiles==
{| class="wikitable" |
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! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
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| Iguana || || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
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| [[Wikipedia:Ctenosaura similis|Iguana, Black Spiny-tailed]] || ''Ctenosaura similis'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
 
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| Snake, Black King || Lampropeltis nigra || Seen in Kentucky
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| [[Wikipedia:Lampropeltis nigra|Snake, Black King]] || ''Lampropeltis nigra'' || Seen in Kentucky
 
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| Snake, Blue Racer || ''Coluber constrictor foxii'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Butler's garter snake|Snake, Butler's Garter]] || ''Thamnophis butleri'' ||
 
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| Snake, Butler's Garter || ''Thamnophis butleri'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Common garter snake|Snake, Eastern Garter]] || ''Thamnophis sirtalis'' ||  
 
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| Snake, Eastern Garter || ''Thamnophis sirtalis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Smooth green snake|Snake, Smooth Green]] || ''Liochlorophis vernalis'' ||  
 
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| Turtle, Common Snapping || ''Chelydra serpentina'' || Adult & hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Common snapping turtle|Turtle, Common Snapping]] || ''Chelydra serpentina'' || Adult, hatchlings
 
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| Turtle, Western Painted || ''Chrysemys picta'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Painted turtle|Turtle, Western Painted]] || ''Chrysemys picta'' ||  
 
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| Turtle, Spiny Soft-shell || ''Apalone spinifera spinifera'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Spiny softshell turtle|Turtle, Spiny Soft-shell]] || ''Apalone spinifera spinifera'' ||  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:31, 7 November 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 Female, male
Bluebird, Eastern Sialia sialis
Cardinal, Northern Cardinalis cardinalis Female, male
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 Female, male, hatchlings
Grackle, Common Quiscalus quiscula Female, male
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 Trochilidae Seen several, couldn't identify
Jay, Blue Cyanocitta cristata
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Kingfisher, Belted Megaceryle alcyon Female
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Female, male, hatchlings
Nuthatch, Red-breasted Sitta canadensis
Owl Strigiformes 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 Female, male, nest, eggs
Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Passer montanus
Sparrow, House Passer domesticus Female, male
Starling, Common Sturnus vulgaris
Swallow, Barn Hirundo rustica Female, male
Swan, Mute Cygnus olor
Turkey, Wild Meleagris gallopavo Female
Vulture, Turkey Cathartes aura
Woodpecker, Pileated Dryocuopus pileatus
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Melanerpes carolinus

Cnidarias

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Jellyfish, box Cubozoa Seen in Bahamas

Crustaceans

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Crayfish, Rusty Orconectes rusticus
Pill-bug, Common Armadillidium vulgare AKA Roly-poly
Sow-bug Oniscidea 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, Clouded Sulfur Colias philodice
Butterfly, Monarch Danaus plexippus
Centipede, House Scutigeridae
Centipede, Bark Cormocephalus
Cricket, Field Gryllus pennsylvanicus
Damselfly Ischnura
Dragonfly, Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis
Dragonfly Anisoptera 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 Mycetophilidae 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, Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americanum
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 Chiroptera Unable to identify
Bear, American Black Ursus americanus Seen in Tennessee
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, Black Sciurus carolinensis Variant of the gray squirrel
Squirrel, Fox Sciurus niger
Squirrel, Eastern Gray Sciurus carolinensis
Skunk, Striped Mephitis mephitis
Vole, Meadow Microtus pennsylvanicus

Mollusks

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Clam, Freshwater Unionoida Many kinds, unable to identify
Mussel, Zebra Dreissena polymorpha
Octopus Octopoda Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico; unable to identify species
Slug, Grey Garden Deroceras reticulatum
Slug, Pacific Banana Ariolimax columbianus Seen in Seattle
Snail, Faucet Bithynia tentaculata
Snail, Garden Cornu aspersum

Reptiles

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Iguana, Black Spiny-tailed Ctenosaura similis Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Snake, Black King Lampropeltis nigra Seen in Kentucky
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