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Most recent comments

10 days ago Tclenche made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
Excellent information. I think a lot of birds, including Robins and Sparrows, feed on insects in my lawn during the summer.
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10 days ago Frank made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
Crane fly larvae called leather jackets feed on grass roots, and other roots, they can do considerable to lawns, bare patches appearing may indicate cutworms. Sometimes starlings flock onto lawns this time of year and I suspect they are feeding on the crane flies as they emerge. Trout love them when they drop on the waters.
Frank
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10 days ago Tclenche made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
Thank you Frank for your help!!

I am making a folder with the photos of all plants, animals and insects that I find the names of, so i will have a reference in the future.
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10 days ago Frank made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
Hi Tclenche.
Insects look like Gerridae  Water Striders  sometimes called  "Jesus Bugs", feed on bugs falling on the water.
Frank
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10 days ago Tclenche made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
Thanks for the info. we must have several species of Crane Fly here in NL. a smaller green flying insect that I have posted here on nl nature is also a crane fly.
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10 days ago Elijah made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
By the way, one reason people think crane flies can lose their wings may be that their legs will continue to twitch a while after a predator pulls them out, the same effect the legs of the similar arthropod without wings would have.  (reply...)
10 days ago Elijah made the following comment on the observation of unknown insect posted on August 03, 2017:
I searched it up, and it turns out that it's a type of crane fly. Even though they look like mosquitoes, they're totally harmless and don't bite. One popular myth I hear a lot is that they lose their wings and become an arthropod that my family calls "daddy long legs". It might not be the same arthropod of that name on the internet (I searched it up and a lot of bug-like species came up under that same name), but I just wanted to explain that they don't just lose their wings, and they have eyes and long abdomens, unlike the wing-less species most people think of.  (reply...)
10 days ago Elijah made the following comment on the observation of Blue Felt Lichen (Degelia plumbea) posted on July 30, 2016:
I searched it up, and that's the same type of growth. I think it might be a different species because I've never seen it grow that long in Newfoundland. I've only seen then a few inches long. Thanks for the helpful info!  (reply...)
10 days ago Elijah made the following comment on the observation of Caplin (Mallotus villosus) posted on July 20, 2017:
I'll have to look there. Thanks.  (reply...)
10 days ago Sam I Am made the following comment on the observation of Elderberry Borer posted on July 10, 2017:
ah, thank you! I've often seen these and wondered what their name was.  (reply...)