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Photos from MNS outing "Birds, Butterflies & Orchids" with Peter Taylor & Reto Zach to MilnerRidge area on 2003-Jul05:
Blunt-leaf rein-orchid (Platanthera obtusata): clump White adders-mouth (Malaxis brachypoda): with pods White adders-mouth (Malaxis brachypoda): with pods White adders-mouth (Malaxis brachypoda): with pods Dogbane-beetle (Chrysochus auratus): on Dogbane (Apocynum sp) Pearl-crescent butterfly (Phyciodes tharos): on Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) Virginia ctenuchid moth (Ctenucha virginica): Virginia ctenuchid moth (Ctenucha virginica): Blue butterfly (Polyommatinae sp): White lettuce (Prenanthes alba): foliage Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum): foliage Indian skipper (Hesperia sassacus)?: White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): Bird (Aves sp): nest in outhouse

Photos from MossSpurRd on 2003-Jul05:
Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris): Black mirror-like stinkbug (Stiretrus anchorago): on Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris) Black-and-red shiny stinkbug (Stiretrus anchorago): mating on Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris) Ragged fringed-orchid (Platanthera lacera): Sachem skipper (Atalopedes campestris): mating Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa): with many butterflies Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa): with many butterflies Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): caterpillar on Milkweed (Asclepias sp) Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa):
2005-May25: Bob Lamb identified the stinkbugs, family Pentatomidae, as possibly of the genus Stiretrus.
2011-Mar: forgetting that Bob Lamb had already identified them, I went looking in BugGuide and found 2 candidates for the Iridescent black stinkbug: Stiretrus anchorago and Zicrona americana (the former being consistent with his);  and the same 2 candidates for the Black-and-red one.


Photos from Steinbach on 2003-Jul06:
Aunt Helen: Saskatoon-berry (Amelanchier alnifolia) picking in the Kokomo Iris+Dad: after dinner

Photos from an Argo trip to south of Contour on 2003-Jul07:
Grass-pink (Calopogon tuberosus var tuberosus): with 7 flowers+buds on one stem Grass-pink (Calopogon tuberosus var tuberosus): in sprung position