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

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