Today we have a panoply of taxa from reader Scott Goeppner. His notes are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.
These photos were all taken around Stillwater, Oklahoma:
Physa acuta at Sanborn Lake in Stillwater OK. These freshwater snails are common at pretty much any location in Oklahoma with water, along with other species of Physa.
Planorbella (Helisoma) sp., most likely Planorbella trivolvis from Sanborn Lake. Another very common freshwater snail in Oklahoma.
Spined micrathena (Micrathena gracilis) near Sanborn Lake:
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) next to Sanborn Lake:
Pearl Crescent butterflies (Phyciodes tharos) on the edge of Boomer Lake in Stillwater OK.:
Green-striped grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata) – Teal Ridge wetland in Stillwater OK:
Obscure bird grasshopper (Schistocerca obscura) – Teal Ridge wetland:
Southern Leopard frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus) at the Teal Ridge wetland:
Hackberry emperor butterfly (Asterocampa celtis) at the Teal Ridge wetland:
Here’s another one from Boomer Lake with its wings open:
Common Green June beetle (Cotinis nitida) at Teal Ridge:
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) near the Teal Ridge Wetland in Stillwater OK:
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris) from Teal Ridge: