Observation 98595: Anisoptera

When: 2012-06-04

Collection location: LaBagh Woods, Chicago, Illinois, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rocky Houghtby

No specimen available

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Caught em in the act this time!
Caught em in the act this time!
Caught em in the act this time!

Proposed Names

-16% (2)
Recognized by sight
0% (3)
Used references: Alan Rockefeller
-16% (2)
Used references: Alan Rockefeller
57% (1)
Used references: Penny

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That’s a new one for me.
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-29 18:45:25 PDT (-0700)

I dont know what the white strings are in the odonate, the Cerogenes apparently produces wax that looks stringy.

nothing like this
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-29 13:03:31 PDT (-0700)
White strings from
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-29 12:25:54 PDT (-0700)

Thorax are part of the insect exoskeleton.

if it is an entomopathogen
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-29 11:21:09 PDT (-0700)

it doesn’t look terribly well developed. micro may be of some help, but my own familiarity with these fungi is in the baby stages.

It is a dragonfly
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-29 09:54:50 PDT (-0700)
exuvia. Order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera. I could probably find out the family if important. Nymph is aquatic, crawls out and clings to object while adult emerges. Is there a body of water nearby?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-28 22:43:07 PDT (-0700)

i can’t really tell what this used to be. if Lepidoptera, Akanthomyces is a good place to start (assuming it’s anamorphic).

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