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Photos from Bunn's Creek Park on 2004-Aug28:
orange Fungus (Fungi sp): orange Fungus (Fungi sp): and Winged book-louse (Psocoptera sp) or Spider (Araneae sp) with parasitic-mite attached Winged book-louse (Psocoptera sp): or Spider (Araneae sp) with parasitic-mite attached on orange Fungus (Fungi sp) Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana): Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris): Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris): Marsh hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris): False ragweed (Cyclachaena xanthifolia): Catfish (Siluriformes sp): immature Catfish (Siluriformes sp): immature Swamp smartweed (Polygonum hydropiperoides): Prickly yellow lettuce (Lactuca serriola): Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides): Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides): with Bumblebee (Bombus sp) Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides): with Bumblebee (Bombus sp) Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides): with Bumblebee (Bombus sp) Wood duck (Aix sponsa): females Wood duck (Aix sponsa): female Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus): Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos): moulting with grooming problem Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus): and Wood duck (Aix sponsa) Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus): overstuffed Wood duck (Aix sponsa): one-legged pose Wood duck (Aix sponsa): one-legged pose Wood duck (Aix sponsa): one-legged pose
-- 2003-Sept: the possible identification of that peculiar-looking "insect" with the shiny object on it (first 3 images), as a winged book-louse (Psocoptera) with parasitic-mite attached, was by Dr. Roughley of U.Manitoba, via Christie Borkowsky.
- 2005-April: Bob Lamb and Pat MacKay say it is a spider; they agree about the red object being a mite.
(the photo, though not without interest, isn't clear enough to enable identification of the class, never mind the order or family.)