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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'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| 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:Northern leopard frog|Frog, Northern Leopard]] || ''Lithobates pipiens'' || Green morph
 
|-
 
|-
| Toad, Fowler's || ''Anaxyrus fowleri'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pickerel frog|Frog, Pickerel]] || ''Lithobates palustris'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Spotted salamander|Salamander, Spotted]] || ''Ambystoma maculatum'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:American toad|Toad, Eastern American]] || ''Anaxyrus americanus'' || Adult (brown and tan morph) and young
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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'' || Female, male
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern cardinal|Cardinal, Northern]] || ''Cardinalis cardinalis'' || Female, male
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Black-capped chickadee|Chickadee, Black-capped]] || ''Poecile atricapillus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown-headed cowbird|Cowbird, Brown-headed]] || ''Molothrus ater'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Sandhill crane|Crane, Sandhill]] || ''Grus canadensis'' || Female, male, hatchlings
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:American crow|Crow, American]] || ''Corvus brachyrhynchos'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Mourning dove|Dove, Mourning]] || ''Zenaida macroura'' || Adult, hatchlings
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Rock dove|Dove, Rock]] || ''Columba livia'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Wood duck|Duck, Wood]] || ''Aix sponsa'' || Female, young
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Bald eagle|Eagle, Bald]] || ''Haliaeetus leucocephalus'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Great egret|Egret, Great]] || ''Ardea alba'' ||
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:American goldfinch|Finch, American Gold]] || ''Carduelis tristis'' || Female, male
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Canada goose|Goose, Canada]] || ''Branta canadensis'' || Female, male, hatchlings
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Common grackle|Grackle, Common]] || ''Quiscalus quiscula'' || Female, male
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Great-tailed grackle|Grackle, Great-tailed]] || ''Quiscalus mexicanus'' || Seen in New Mexico and Quintana Roo, Mexico
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:American herring gull|Gull, American Herring]] || ''Larus smithsonianus'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Bluebird, Eastern || ''Sialia sialis'' |  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common gull|Gull, Common]] || ''Larus canus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Cardinal, Northern || ''Cardinalis cardinalis'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Broad-winged hawk|Hawk, Broad-winged]] || ''Buteo platypterus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Chickadee, Black-capped || ''Poecile atricapillus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Great blue heron|Heron, Great Blue]] || ''Ardea herodias'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Cowbird, Brown-headed || ''Molothrus ater'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Hummingbird|Hummingbird]] || ''Trochilidae'' || Seen several, couldn't identify
 
|-
 
|-
| Crane, Sandhill || ''Grus canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Blue jay|Jay, Blue]] || ''Cyanocitta cristata'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Crow, Common || ''Corvus brachyrhynchos'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Killdeer|Killdeer]] || ''Charadrius vociferus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Dove, Mourning || ''Zenaida macroura'' || Adult, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Belted kingfisher|Kingfisher, Belted]] || ''Megaceryle alcyon'' || Female
 
|-
 
|-
| Dove, Rock || ''Columba livia'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mallard|Mallard]] || ''Anas platyrhynchos'' || Female, male, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Eagle, Bald || ''Haliaeetus leucocephalus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-breasted nuthatch|Nuthatch, Red-breasted]] || ''Sitta canadensis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Egret, Great || ''Ardea alba'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern hawk-owl|Owl, Northern Hawk]] || ''Surnia ulula'' || Saw another at night, but I couldn't identify it
 
|-
 
|-
| Finch, American Gold || ''Carduelis tristis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Baltimore oriole|Oriole, Baltimore]] || ''Icterus galbula'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Goose, Canada || ''Branta canadensis'' || Male, female, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Osprey|Osprey]] || ''Pandion haliaetus'' || Adult, nest
 
|-
 
|-
| Grackle, Common || ''Quiscalus quiscula'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown pelican|Pelican, Brown]] || ''Pelecanus occidentalis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Grackle, Great-tailed || ''Quiscalus mexicanus'' || Seen in New Mexico and Quintana Roo, Mexico
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| [[Wikipedia:Common pheasant|Pheasant, Common]] || ''Phasianus colchicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Gull, American Herring || ''Larus smithsonianus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common raven|Raven, Common]] || ''Corvis corax'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Gull, Common || ''Larus canus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common redpoll|Redpoll, Common]] || ''Acanthis flammea'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Hawk, Broad-winged || ''Buteo platypterus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American robin|Robin, American]] || ''Turdus migratorius'' || Female, male, nest, eggs
 
|-
 
|-
| Heron, Great Blue || ''Ardea herodias'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eurasian tree sparrow|Sparrow, Eurasian Tree]] || ''Passer montanus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Hummingbird || || Seen several, couldn't identify
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| [[Wikipedia:House sparrow|Sparrow, House]] || ''Passer domesticus'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Jay, Blue || ''Cyanocitta cristata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common starling|Starling, Common]] || ''Sturnus vulgaris'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Killdeer || ''Charadrius vociferus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Barn swallow|Swallow, Barn]] || ''Hirundo rustica'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Kingfisher, Belted || ''Megaceryle alcyon'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mute swan|Swan, Mute]] || ''Cygnus olor'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mallard || ''Anas platyrhynchos'' || Male, female, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Wild turkey|Turkey, Wild]] || ''Meleagris gallopavo'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Nuthatch, Red-breasted || ''Sitta canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Turkey vulture|Vulture, Turkey]] || ''Cathartes aura'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Owl || || Couldn't identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Cedar waxwing|Waxwing, Cedar]] || ''Bombycilla cedrorum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Oriole, Baltimore || ''Icterus galbula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern flicker|Woodpecker, Northern Flicker]] || ''Colaptes auratus'' || Female
 
|-
 
|-
| Osprey | ''Pandion haliaetus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pileated woodpecker|Woodpecker, Pileated]] || ''Dryocuopus pileatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Pelican, Brown || ''Pelecanus occidentalis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-bellied woodpecker|Woodpecker, Red-bellied]] || ''Melanerpes carolinus'' ||  
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|}
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==Butterflies, Moths, Caterpillars==
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 +
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| Pheasant, Common || ''Phasianus colchicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pieris rapae|Cabbage White]] || ''Pieris rapae'' || Adult
 
|-
 
|-
| Raven, Common || ''Corvis corax'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Colias philodice|Clouded Sulfur]] || ''Colias philodice'' || Adult
 
|-
 
|-
| Redpoll, Common || ''Acanthis flammea'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Manduca quinquemaculata|Hawk, Five-spotted (Tomato Hornworm)]] || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| Robin, American || ''Turdus migratorius'' || Male, female, nest, eggs
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| [[Wikipedia:Hemaris|Hummingbird Moth]] || ''Hemaris'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Sparrow, Eurasian Tree, || ''Passer montanus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pyrrharctia isabella|Isabella Tiger (Caterpillar, Woollybear)]] || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| Sparrow, House || ''Passer domesticus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Monarch butterfly|Monarch]] || ''Danaus plexippus'' || Adult
 
|-
 
|-
| Starling, Common || ''Sturnus vulgaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Papilio canadensis|Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger]] || ''Papilio canadensis'' || Adult
 
|-
 
|-
| Swallow, Barn || ''Hirundo rustica'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Papilio cresphontes|Swallowtail, Giant]] || ''Papilio cresphontes'' || Adult
 
|-
 
|-
| Swan, Mute || ''Cygnus olor'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern tent caterpillar|Tent Caterpillar, Eastern]] || ''Malacosoma americanum'' || Adult, caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| Turkey, Wild || ''Meleagris gallopavo'' || Female
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| [[Wikipedia:Lophocampa caryae|Tussock, Hickory Tiger]] || ''Lophocampa caryae'' || Caterpillar, adult
 
|-
 
|-
| Vulture, Turkey || ''Cathartes aura'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Lophocampa maculata|Tussock, Spotted]] || ''Lophocampa maculata'' || Caterpillar
 
|-
 
|-
| Woodpecker, Pileated || ''Dryocuopus pileatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Winter moth|Winter Moth (Inch Worm)]] || ''Operophtera brumato'' || Adult, caterpillar
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|}
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* [https://www.insectidentification.org/insects-by-type-and-region.asp?thisState=michigan&thisType=Butterfly%20or%20Moth insectidentification.org/insects-by-type-and-region.asp?thisState=michigan&thisType=Butterfly%20or%20Moth] - Database.
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==Cnidarias==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 +
! 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
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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'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Bee, American Bumble || ''Bombus pensylvanicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Bombus pensylvanicus|Bee - Bumble, American]] || ''Bombus pensylvanicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Bee, Western Honey || ''Apis mellifera'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Western honey bee|Bee - Honey, Western]] || ''Apis mellifera'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Beetle, May || ''Phyllophaga'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Alobates pennsylvanica|Beetle - False Mealworm]] || ''Alobates pennsylvanica'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Boxelder Bug || ''Boisea trivittata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Japanese beetle|Beetle - Japanese]] || ''Popillia japonica'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Butterfly, Canadian Tiger Swallowtail || ''Papilio canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Phyllophaga|Beetle - May]] || ''Phyllophaga'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Butterfly, Monarch || ''Danaus plexippus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Boxelder bug|Boxelder Bug]] || ''Boisea trivittata'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Centipede, House || ''Scutigeridae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Scutigeridae|Centipede - House]] || ''Scutigeridae'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Centipede, Bark || ''Cormocephalus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cormocephalus|Centipede - Bark]] || ''Cormocephalus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Cricket, Field || ''Gryllus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cicada|Cicada]] || || Unable to identify genus
 
|-
 
|-
| Damselfly || ''Ischnura'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Field cricket|Cricket - Field]] || ''Gryllus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Dragonfly, Blue Dasher || ''Pachydiplax longipennis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Damselfly|Damselfly]] || ''Ischnura'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Dragonfly || || Unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Blue dasher|Dragonfly - Blue Dasher]] || ''Pachydiplax longipennis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Earwig, European || ''Forficula auricularia'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Dragonfly|Dragonfly]] || ''Anisoptera'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Firefly, Common Eastern || ''Photinus pyralis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Forficula auricularia|Earwig - European]] || ''Forficula auricularia'' || Female, male, young, larva, eggs
 
|-
 
|-
| Grasshopper, Differential || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Photinus pyralis|Firefly - Common Eastern]] || ''Photinus pyralis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Grasshopper, Two-striped || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Drosophila melanogaster|Fly - Common Fruit]] || ''Drosophila melanogaster'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Harvestman, Eastern || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Crane fly|Fly - Crane]] || ''Tipulidae'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Ladybeetle, Asian || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Horse-fly|Fly - Horse]] || ''Tabanidae'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Lady Bug || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Housefly|Fly - House]] || ''Musca domestica'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mantis, Chinese || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Gnat|Gnat]] || ''Mycetophilidae'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Mantis, European || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Differential grasshopper|Grasshopper - Differential]] || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Millipede || ''Diplopoda'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Melanoplus bivittatus|Grasshopper - Two-striped]] || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mosquito || ''Culicidae'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Leiobunum|Harvestman - Eastern]] || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Five-spotted Hawk / Tomato Hornworm || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Scudderia furcata|Katydid - Fork-tailed Bush]] || ''Scudderia furcata'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Hummingbird || ''Hemaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Harmonia axyridis|Ladybeetle - Asian]] || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Isabella Tiger / Caterpillar, Woollybear || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Coccinellidae|Lady Bug]] || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Winter / Inch Worm || ''Operophtera brumato'' || Adult, caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Chinese mantis|Mantis - Chinese]] || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Pseudoscorpion || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:European mantis|Mantis - European]] || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, American Yellow Sac || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mayfly|Mayfly]] || ''Palaeoptera'' || Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, Longbodied Cellar || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Millipede|Millipede]] || ''Diplopoda'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, Tan Jumping || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Bryobia praetiosa|Mite - Clover]] || ''Bryobia praetiosa'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, Zebra Back || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mosquito|Mosquito]] || ''Culicidae'' || Female, larva. Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated  || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pseudoscorpion|Pseudoscorpion]] || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Tick, Deer || ''Ixodes scapularis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cheiracanthium inclusum|Spider - American Yellow Sac]] || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Walking Stick, Common || ''Diapheromera femorata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pholcus phalangioides|Spider - Longbodied Cellar]] || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pisaurina mira|Spider - Nursery Web]] || ''Pisaurina mira'' || Male
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, European Paper || ''Polistes dominula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Platycryptus undatus|Spider - Tan Jumping]] || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, Metricus Paper || ''Polistes metricus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra spider|Spider - Zebra Back]] || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Weevil, Black Vine || ''Otiorhynchus sulcatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown marmorated stink bug|Stink Bug - Brown Marmorated]] || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||
 +
|-
 +
| [[Wikipedia:Rhipicephalus sanguineus|Tick - Brown Dog]] || ''Rhipicephalus sanguineus'' ||
 +
|-
 +
| [[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" |
+
{| 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'' ||  
+
| [[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'' ||  
+
| [[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'' ||  
 
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| Mink, American || ''Neovison vison'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Snowshoe hare|Hare, Snowshoe]] || ''Lepus americanus'' ||  
 
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| Mouse, House || ''Mus musculus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:West Indian manatee|Manatee, Florida]] || ''Trichechus manatus latirostris'' || Seen in Florida
 
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| Muskrat, || ''Ondatra zibethicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American mink|Mink, American]] || ''Neovison vison'' ||  
 
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| Opossum, Virginia || ''Didelphis virginiana'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:House mouse|Mouse, House]] || ''Mus musculus'' ||  
 
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| Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail || ''Sylvilagus floridanus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Muskrat|Muskrat]] || ''Ondatra zibethicus'' ||  
 
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| Raccoon || ''Procyon lotor'' || Adults and kits
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| [[Wikipedia:Virginia opossum|Opossum, Virginia]] || ''Didelphis virginiana'' ||  
 
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| Seal, Harbor || ''Phoca vitulina'' || Seen in Seattle
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern cottontail|Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail]] || ''Sylvilagus floridanus'' ||  
 
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| Squirrel, American Red || ''Tamiasciurus hudsonicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Raccoon|Raccoon]] || ''Procyon lotor'' || Adults and kits
 
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| Squirrel, Fox || ''Sciurus niger'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern fur seal|Seal, Northern Fur]] || ''Callorhinus ursinus'' || Seen in Seattle
 
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| Squirrel, Eastern Grey || ''Sciurus carolinensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American red squirrel|Squirrel, American Red]] || ''Tamiasciurus hudsonicus'' ||  
 
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| Skunk, Striped || ''Mephitis mephitis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black squirrel|Squirrel, Black]] || ''Sciurus carolinensis'' || Variant of the gray squirrel
 
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| 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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| [[Wikipedia:Striped skunk|Skunk, Striped]] || ''Mephitis mephitis'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Meadow vole|Vole, Meadow]] || ''Microtus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
 
|}
 
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==Mollusks==
 
==Mollusks==
{| class="wikitable" |
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
 
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| Clam, Freshwater || || Many kinds, unable to identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Unionoida|Clam, Freshwater]] || ''Unionoida'' || Many kinds, unable to identify
 
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| Mussel, Zebra|| ''Dreissena polymorpha'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra mussel|Mussel, Zebra]] || ''Dreissena polymorpha'' ||  
 
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| Slug, Grey Garden || ''Deroceras reticulatum'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Octopus|Octopus]] || ''Octopoda'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico; unable to identify species
 
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| Slug, Pacific Banana || ''Ariolimax columbianus'' || Seen in Seattle
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| [[Wikipedia:Deroceras reticulatum|Slug, Grey Garden]] || ''Deroceras reticulatum'' ||
 
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| Snail, Garden || ''Cornu aspersum'' ||  
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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'' ||
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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
 
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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'' || Adult, hatchlings
 
|-
 
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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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[[Category: Science]]

Latest revision as of 13:03, 27 September 2019

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, Northern Leopard Lithobates pipiens Green morph
Frog, Pickerel Lithobates palustris
Salamander, Spotted Ambystoma maculatum
Toad, Eastern American Anaxyrus americanus Adult (brown and tan morph) and young
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 Female, male
Cardinal, Northern Cardinalis cardinalis Female, male
Chickadee, Black-capped Poecile atricapillus
Cowbird, Brown-headed Molothrus ater
Crane, Sandhill Grus canadensis Female, male, hatchlings
Crow, American Corvus brachyrhynchos
Dove, Mourning Zenaida macroura Adult, hatchlings
Dove, Rock Columba livia
Duck, Wood Aix sponsa Female, young
Eagle, Bald Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Egret, Great Ardea alba
Finch, American Gold Carduelis tristis Female, male
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 Female, male
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Kingfisher, Belted Megaceryle alcyon Female
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Female, male, hatchlings
Nuthatch, Red-breasted Sitta canadensis
Owl, Northern Hawk Surnia ulula Saw another at night, but I couldn't identify it
Oriole, Baltimore Icterus galbula
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Adult, nest
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, male
Vulture, Turkey Cathartes aura
Waxwing, Cedar Bombycilla cedrorum
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Female
Woodpecker, Pileated Dryocuopus pileatus
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Melanerpes carolinus

Butterflies, Moths, Caterpillars

Common Name Nomenclature Notes
Cabbage White Pieris rapae Adult
Clouded Sulfur Colias philodice Adult
Hawk, Five-spotted (Tomato Hornworm) Manduca quinquemaculata Caterpillar
Hummingbird Moth Hemaris Unable to identify species
Isabella Tiger (Caterpillar, Woollybear) Pyrrharctia isabella Adult, caterpillar
Monarch Danaus plexippus Adult
Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger Papilio canadensis Adult
Swallowtail, Giant Papilio cresphontes Adult
Tent Caterpillar, Eastern Malacosoma americanum Adult, caterpillar
Tussock, Hickory Tiger Lophocampa caryae Caterpillar, adult
Tussock, Spotted Lophocampa maculata Caterpillar
Winter Moth (Inch Worm) Operophtera brumato Adult, caterpillar

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 - Bumble, American Bombus pensylvanicus
Bee - Honey, Western Apis mellifera
Beetle - False Mealworm Alobates pennsylvanica
Beetle - Japanese Popillia japonica
Beetle - May Phyllophaga
Boxelder Bug Boisea trivittata
Centipede - House Scutigeridae
Centipede - Bark Cormocephalus
Cicada Unable to identify genus
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
Katydid - Fork-tailed Bush Scudderia furcata
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 Female, larva. Unable to identify species
Pseudoscorpion Pseudoscorpionida
Spider - American Yellow Sac Cheiracanthium inclusum
Spider - Longbodied Cellar Pholcus phalangioides
Spider - Nursery Web Pisaurina mira Male
Spider - Tan Jumping Platycryptus undatus
Spider - Zebra Back Salticus scenicus
Stink Bug - Brown Marmorated Halyomorpha halys
Tick - Brown Dog Rhipicephalus sanguineus
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 Adult, hatchlings
Turtle, Spiny Soft-shell Apalone spinifera spinifera