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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, Bull || ''Rana catesbeiana'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American bullfrog|Frog, Bull]] || ''Rana catesbeiana'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Frog, Northern Green || ''Rana clamitans melanota'' || Adult and tadpoles
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern green frog|Frog, Northern Green]] || ''Rana clamitans melanota'' || Adult and tadpoles
 
|-
 
|-
| Frog, Pickerel || ''Lithobates palustris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern leopard frog|Frog, Northern Leopard]] || ''Lithobates pipiens'' || Green morph
 
|-
 
|-
| Salamander, Spotted || ''Ambystoma maculatum'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Pickerel frog|Frog, Pickerel]] || ''Lithobates palustris'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| 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: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'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Bluebird, Eastern || ''Sialia sialis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown-headed cowbird|Cowbird, Brown-headed]] || ''Molothrus ater'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Cardinal, Northern || ''Cardinalis cardinalis'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Sandhill crane|Crane, Sandhill]] || ''Grus canadensis'' || Female, male, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Chickadee, Black-capped || ''Poecile atricapillus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American crow|Crow, American]] || ''Corvus brachyrhynchos'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Cowbird, Brown-headed || ''Molothrus ater'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mourning dove|Dove, Mourning]] || ''Zenaida macroura'' || Adult, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Crane, Sandhill || ''Grus canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Rock dove|Dove, Rock]] || ''Columba livia'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Crow, Common || ''Corvus brachyrhynchos'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Wood duck|Duck, Wood]] || ''Aix sponsa'' || Female, young
 
|-
 
|-
| Dove, Mourning || ''Zenaida macroura'' || Adult, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Bald eagle|Eagle, Bald]] || ''Haliaeetus leucocephalus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Dove, Rock || ''Columba livia'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Great egret|Egret, Great]] || ''Ardea alba'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Eagle, Bald || ''Haliaeetus leucocephalus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American goldfinch|Finch, American Gold]] || ''Carduelis tristis'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Egret, Great || ''Ardea alba'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Canada goose|Goose, Canada]] || ''Branta canadensis'' || Female, male, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Finch, American Gold || ''Carduelis tristis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common grackle|Grackle, Common]] || ''Quiscalus quiscula'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Goose, Canada || ''Branta canadensis'' || Male, female, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Great-tailed grackle|Grackle, Great-tailed]] || ''Quiscalus mexicanus'' || Seen in New Mexico and Quintana Roo, Mexico
 
|-
 
|-
| Grackle, Common || ''Quiscalus quiscula'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:American herring gull|Gull, American Herring]] || ''Larus smithsonianus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Grackle, Great-tailed || ''Quiscalus mexicanus'' || Seen in New Mexico and Quintana Roo, Mexico
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| [[Wikipedia:Common gull|Gull, Common]] || ''Larus canus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Gull, American Herring || ''Larus smithsonianus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Broad-winged hawk|Hawk, Broad-winged]] || ''Buteo platypterus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Gull, Common || ''Larus canus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Great blue heron|Heron, Great Blue]] || ''Ardea herodias'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Hawk, Broad-winged || ''Buteo platypterus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Hummingbird|Hummingbird]] || ''Trochilidae'' || Seen several, couldn't identify
 
|-
 
|-
| Heron, Great Blue || ''Ardea herodias'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Blue jay|Jay, Blue]] || ''Cyanocitta cristata'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Hummingbird || || Seen several, couldn't identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Killdeer|Killdeer]] || ''Charadrius vociferus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Jay, Blue || ''Cyanocitta cristata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Belted kingfisher|Kingfisher, Belted]] || ''Megaceryle alcyon'' || Female
 
|-
 
|-
| Killdeer || ''Charadrius vociferus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mallard|Mallard]] || ''Anas platyrhynchos'' || Female, male, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| Kingfisher, Belted || ''Megaceryle alcyon'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-breasted nuthatch|Nuthatch, Red-breasted]] || ''Sitta canadensis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mallard || ''Anas platyrhynchos'' || Male, female, hatchlings
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern hawk-owl|Owl, Northern Hawk]] || ''Surnia ulula'' || Saw another at night, but I couldn't identify it
 
|-
 
|-
| Nuthatch, Red-breasted || ''Sitta canadensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Baltimore oriole|Oriole, Baltimore]] || ''Icterus galbula'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Owl || || Couldn't identify
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| [[Wikipedia:Osprey|Osprey]] || ''Pandion haliaetus'' || Adult, nest
 
|-
 
|-
| Oriole, Baltimore || ''Icterus galbula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown pelican|Pelican, Brown]] || ''Pelecanus occidentalis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Osprey || ''Pandion haliaetus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common pheasant|Pheasant, Common]] || ''Phasianus colchicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Pelican, Brown || ''Pelecanus occidentalis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common raven|Raven, Common]] || ''Corvis corax'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Pheasant, Common || ''Phasianus colchicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common redpoll|Redpoll, Common]] || ''Acanthis flammea'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Raven, Common || ''Corvis corax'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:American robin|Robin, American]] || ''Turdus migratorius'' || Female, male, nest, eggs
 
|-
 
|-
| Redpoll, Common || ''Acanthis flammea'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eurasian tree sparrow|Sparrow, Eurasian Tree]] || ''Passer montanus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Robin, American || ''Turdus migratorius'' || Male, female, nest, eggs
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| [[Wikipedia:House sparrow|Sparrow, House]] || ''Passer domesticus'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Sparrow, Eurasian Tree, || ''Passer montanus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common starling|Starling, Common]] || ''Sturnus vulgaris'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Sparrow, House || ''Passer domesticus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Barn swallow|Swallow, Barn]] || ''Hirundo rustica'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Starling, Common || ''Sturnus vulgaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Mute swan|Swan, Mute]] || ''Cygnus olor'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Swallow, Barn || ''Hirundo rustica'' || Male, female
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| [[Wikipedia:Wild turkey|Turkey, Wild]] || ''Meleagris gallopavo'' || Female, male
 
|-
 
|-
| Swan, Mute || ''Cygnus olor'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Turkey vulture|Vulture, Turkey]] || ''Cathartes aura'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Turkey, Wild || ''Meleagris gallopavo'' || Female
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| [[Wikipedia:Cedar waxwing|Waxwing, Cedar]] || ''Bombycilla cedrorum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Vulture, Turkey || ''Cathartes aura'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Northern flicker|Woodpecker, Northern Flicker]] || ''Colaptes auratus'' || Female
 
|-
 
|-
| Woodpecker, Pileated || ''Dryocuopus pileatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pileated woodpecker|Woodpecker, Pileated]] || ''Dryocuopus pileatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Woodpecker, Red-bellied || ''Melanerpes carolinus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Red-bellied woodpecker|Woodpecker, Red-bellied]] || ''Melanerpes carolinus'' ||  
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|}
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==Butterflies, Moths, Caterpillars==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" |
 +
! Common Name !! Nomenclature !! Notes
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Pieris rapae|Cabbage White]] || ''Pieris rapae'' || Adult
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Colias philodice|Clouded Sulfur]] || ''Colias philodice'' || Adult
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Manduca quinquemaculata|Hawk, Five-spotted (Tomato Hornworm)]] || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Hemaris|Hummingbird Moth]] || ''Hemaris'' || Unable to identify species
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Pyrrharctia isabella|Isabella Tiger (Caterpillar, Woollybear)]] || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Monarch butterfly|Monarch]] || ''Danaus plexippus'' || Adult
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Papilio canadensis|Swallowtail, Canadian Tiger]] || ''Papilio canadensis'' || Adult
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Papilio cresphontes|Swallowtail, Giant]] || ''Papilio cresphontes'' || Adult
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern tent caterpillar|Tent Caterpillar, Eastern]] || ''Malacosoma americanum'' || Adult, caterpillar
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Lophocampa caryae|Tussock, Hickory Tiger]] || ''Lophocampa caryae'' || Caterpillar, adult
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|-
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| [[Wikipedia:Lophocampa maculata|Tussock, Spotted]] || ''Lophocampa maculata'' || Caterpillar
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|-
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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" |
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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
 
|-
 
|-
| Ant, Black Carpenter || ''Camponotus pennsylvanicus'' || Adult, larva
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| [[Wikipedia:Black carpenter ant|Ant - Black Carpenter]] || ''Camponotus pennsylvanicus'' || Female, Male, larva, eggs
 
|-
 
|-
| Ant, Black Garden || ''Lasius niger'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black garden ant|Ant - Black Garden]] || ''Lasius niger'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Ant, Pavement || ''Tetramorium caespitum'' ||  
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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
 
|-
 
|-
| Fly, Crane || ''Tipulidae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Photinus pyralis|Firefly - Common Eastern]] || ''Photinus pyralis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Fly, Horse || ''Tabanidae'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Drosophila melanogaster|Fly - Common Fruit]] || ''Drosophila melanogaster'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Fly, House || ''Musca domestica'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Crane fly|Fly - Crane]] || ''Tipulidae'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Grasshopper, Differential || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Horse-fly|Fly - Horse]] || ''Tabanidae'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Grasshopper, Two-striped || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Housefly|Fly - House]] || ''Musca domestica'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Harvestman, Eastern || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Gnat|Gnat]] || ''Mycetophilidae'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Ladybeetle, Asian || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Differential grasshopper|Grasshopper - Differential]] || ''Melanoplus differentialis'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Lady Bug || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Melanoplus bivittatus|Grasshopper - Two-striped]] || ''Melanoplus bivittatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mantis, Chinese || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Leiobunum|Harvestman - Eastern]] || ''Leiobunum vittatum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mantis, European || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Scudderia furcata|Katydid - Fork-tailed Bush]] || ''Scudderia furcata'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mayfly || ''Palaeoptera'' || Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
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| [[Wikipedia:Harmonia axyridis|Ladybeetle - Asian]] || ''Harmonia axyridis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Millipede || ''Diplopoda'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Coccinellidae|Lady Bug]] || ''Coccinellidae'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mite, Clover || ''Bryobia praetiosa'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Chinese mantis|Mantis - Chinese]] || ''Tenodera sinensis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Mosquito || ''Culicidae'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:European mantis|Mantis - European]] || ''Mantis religiosa'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Five-spotted Hawk / Tomato Hornworm || ''Manduca quinquemaculata'' || Caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Mayfly|Mayfly]] || ''Palaeoptera'' || Seen in Ohio off Lake Erie
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Hummingbird || ''Hemaris'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Millipede|Millipede]] || ''Diplopoda'' || Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Isabella Tiger / Caterpillar, Woollybear || ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' || Adult, caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Bryobia praetiosa|Mite - Clover]] || ''Bryobia praetiosa'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Moth, Winter / Inch Worm || ''Operophtera brumato'' || Adult, caterpillar
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| [[Wikipedia:Mosquito|Mosquito]] || ''Culicidae'' || Female, larva. Unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Pseudoscorpion || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pseudoscorpion|Pseudoscorpion]] || ''Pseudoscorpionida'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, American Yellow Sac || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Cheiracanthium inclusum|Spider - American Yellow Sac]] || ''Cheiracanthium inclusum'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, Longbodied Cellar || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pholcus phalangioides|Spider - Longbodied Cellar]] || ''Pholcus phalangioides'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, Tan Jumping || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Pisaurina mira|Spider - Nursery Web]] || ''Pisaurina mira'' || Male
 
|-
 
|-
| Spider, Zebra Back || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Platycryptus undatus|Spider - Tan Jumping]] || ''Platycryptus undatus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Stink Bug, Brown Marmorated  || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra spider|Spider - Zebra Back]] || ''Salticus scenicus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Tick, Deer || ''Ixodes scapularis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Brown marmorated stink bug|Stink Bug - Brown Marmorated]] || ''Halyomorpha halys'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Walking Stick, Common || ''Diapheromera femorata'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Rhipicephalus sanguineus|Tick - Brown Dog]] || ''Rhipicephalus sanguineus'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, Eastern Yellow Jacket || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common walkingstick|Walking Stick - Common]] || ''Diapheromera femorata'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, European Paper || ''Polistes dominula'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Eastern yellowjacket|Wasp - Eastern Yellow Jacket]] || ''Vespula maculifrons'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Wasp, Metricus Paper || ''Polistes metricus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Polistes dominula|Wasp - European Paper]] || ''Polistes dominula'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Weevil, Black Vine || ''Otiorhynchus sulcatus'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Polistes metricus|Wasp - Metricus Paper]] || ''Polistes metricus'' ||
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|-
 +
| [[Wikipedia:Otiorhynchus sulcatus|Weevil - Black Vine]] || ''Otiorhynchus sulcatus'' ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==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
 
|-
 
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| 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'' ||  
 
|-
 
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| 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
 
|-
 
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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'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| 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'' ||  
 
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|-
| Skunk, Striped || ''Mephitis mephitis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Black squirrel|Squirrel, Black]] || ''Sciurus carolinensis'' || Variant of the gray squirrel
 
|-
 
|-
| Vole, Meadow || ''Microtus pennsylvanicus'' ||  
+
| [[Wikipedia:Fox squirrel|Squirrel, Fox]] || ''Sciurus niger'' ||
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|-
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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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|-
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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
 
|-
 
|-
| Mussel, Zebra|| ''Dreissena polymorpha'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Zebra mussel|Mussel, Zebra]] || ''Dreissena polymorpha'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Slug, Grey Garden || ''Deroceras reticulatum'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Octopus|Octopus]] || ''Octopoda'' || Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico; unable to identify species
 
|-
 
|-
| Slug, Pacific Banana || ''Ariolimax columbianus'' || Seen in Seattle
+
| [[Wikipedia:Deroceras reticulatum|Slug, Grey Garden]] || ''Deroceras reticulatum'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Snail, Garden || ''Cornu aspersum'' ||  
+
| [[Wikipedia:Banana slug|Slug, Pacific Banana]] || ''Ariolimax columbianus'' || Seen in Seattle
 +
|-
 +
| [[Wikipedia:Bithynia tentaculata|Snail, Faucet]] || ''Bithynia tentaculata'' ||
 +
|-
 +
| [[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
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Snake, Blue Racer || ''Coluber constrictor foxii'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Lampropeltis nigra|Snake, Black King]] || ''Lampropeltis nigra'' || Seen in Kentucky
 
|-
 
|-
| Snake, Butler's Garter || ''Thamnophis butleri'' ||
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| [[Wikipedia:Butler's garter snake|Snake, Butler's Garter]] || ''Thamnophis butleri'' ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Snake, Eastern Garter || ''Thamnophis sirtalis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Common garter snake|Snake, Eastern Garter]] || ''Thamnophis sirtalis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Snake, Smooth Green || ''Liochlorophis vernalis'' ||  
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| [[Wikipedia:Smooth green snake|Snake, Smooth Green]] || ''Liochlorophis vernalis'' ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| Turtle, Common Snapping || ''Chelydra serpentina'' || Adult, hatchlings
+
| [[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'' || Adult, hatchlings
 
|-
 
|-
| 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