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Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010

posted Apr 20, 2010 8:50 PM by Hester Burch

six spotted tiger beetle

Six Spotted Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) eats spiders and insects. You may have noticed that it has more than six spots; some have six and some have more.

Found at Elms by first graders from Leonardtown Elementary School, April 2010.

Spotted Turtle: April 2010

posted Apr 20, 2010 8:23 PM by Hester Burch [ updated Apr 20, 2010 9:09 PM ]

 

spotted turtle

A Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) is easy to identify because of its yellow to orange spots on its head and shell.

Found at Elms by first graders from Leonardtown Elementary School, April 2010.

Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

Eastern Mud Turtle

The Eastern Mud Turtle has a double-hinged plastron. A key feature in identifying this turtle from similar looking turtles is the pie shaped pectoral scutes on its plastron (the underside).

Found at Elms by first graders from Leonardtown Elementary School, April 2010.

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