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American Shieldback 2012

American shieldback (Atlanticus americanus) male

photos Hester Burch

This American Shieldback Katydid was found by 7th grade Stem students attending an Event called Bioblast held on PAX NAS. Several staff members from Elms participated in this event. Among other activities, students searched for interesting insects on plants.

June 2012

Click here if you would like to hear it's call.


More Articles...

  1. Eastern Cottontails 2012
  2. Ground Hog: 2012
  3. Double-crested Cormorant rescued
  4. Little Brown Skink
  5. Common Buckeye Caterpillar
  6. Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna
  7. railroad worm
  8. Garden Hose or Rat Snake?
  9. Common Snapping Turtle
  10. Leopard Gecko: Eublepharis macularius
  11. American Mink specimen
  12. Small American Bullfrog: Feb. 2012
  13. Rock Doves: April 2010
  14. Unknown Caterpillar -Cutworm Maybe: October 2011
  15. Baby Northern Water Snake April 2011
  16. Southern Leopard Frog: Oct. 2011
  17. Bull Frog: May 2011
  18. Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011
  19. Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011
  20. Northern Cricket Frog May 2011
  21. Eastern Mud Turtle June 2011
  22. Eastern Box Turtle May 2011
  23. The Chinese mantis September 2011
  24. The Old Man of the Woods September 2011
  25. Autumn Olive
  26. English Ivy November 2011
  27. The Periwinkle Plant (Vinca major) October 2011
  28. Eastern Ribbon Snake September 2011
  29. Diamondback Terrapin October 2011
  30. Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) October 2011
  31. Marbled Salamander: October 2011
  32. Rough Green Snake October 2011
  33. Atlantic Needlefish: September 2011
  34. The Eastern Box Turtle: June 2011
  35. Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011
  36. Luna Moth: May 2011
  37. Green Stink Bug: May 2011
  38. Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011
  39. Worm Snake: May 2011
  40. Painted Turtle: May 2011
  41. Fiddler Crab: May 2011
  42. Arrow Arum: May 2011
  43. Eastern Tent Caterpillar: May 2011
  44. Shark Tooth Fossil: May 2011
  45. Northern water Snake: May 2011
  46. Female Cardinal: April 2011
  47. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: April 2011
  48. 5-Lined Skink: April 2011
  49. Yellow Spotted Salamander Eggs: March 2011
  50. Loblolly Pine: Mach 2011
  51. Buck Moth: Feb 2011
  52. Spotted Salamander: Feb 2011
  53. Green Tree Frog: Feb 2011
  54. Male Blue Crab: Feb 2011
  55. Naked Goby: October 2010
  56. White Perch: October 2010
  57. Blood (polychaete) Worm: October 2010
  58. Bay Anchovy: October 2010
  59. Atlantic Silverside: October 2010
  60. Skilletfish: October 2010
  61. Spot: October 2010
  62. Black Drum: October 2010
  63. Blennies: September 2010
  64. Hogchoker: September 2010
  65. Mud Crab: September 2010
  66. Oyster Flatworm: September 2010
  67. Tiger Swallowtail: June 2010
  68. Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010
  69. American Toad Toadlet: May 2010
  70. Green Frog: May 2010
  71. Canada Geese: May 2010
  72. Land Snail: May 2010
  73. Red Admiral: May 2010
  74. Periwinkle Snail: May 2010
  75. Ladybug: May 2010
  76. Watersnake: May 2010
  77. Pipefish: April 2010
  78. Amphipod: April 2010
  79. Fowlers Toad: April 2010
  80. Racoon: April 2010
  81. Spring Peeper: April 2010
  82. Click Beetle: April 2010
  83. Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010
  84. Spotted Turtle: April 2010
  85. Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

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