Natural and Cultural History of Northampton's Meadows

  • Cow Parsnip:  a. Banded Flower Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus velutinus), b. Blue-Winged Wasp (Scolia dubia), c.Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia), d. Hover Fly (Toxomerus geminatus), e. White-Lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata), f. Common Eastern Bumblebee (Bombus impatiens), g. Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus spp.)
  • Cottonwood Borer Beetle (Plectrodera scalator) with Cottonwood Seed Pod
  • Assorted Specimens from the Meadows:  1.beer can pull tab, 25 mm, 2. Elderberry Borer Beetle (Desmocerus palliates), 18-27 mm, 3. Budweiser bottle cap, 26 mm, 4. battery cover, 110 mm, 5. Giant Lepoard Moth (Ecpantheria scribonia), 57-91 mm
     
  • 4 Beetles and a Bug:  1. Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chyrysochus auratus), 8-11 mm, 2. Eastern-Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus), 25-51 mm, 3. Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), 10-13 mm, 4. Puritan Tiger Beetle (Cicindela puritan), 12-14 mm, 5. Boxelder Bug (Boisea trivittata), 11-14 mm
     
  • Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens), 7.6-12.7 cm