Invertebrates of the Bath Nature Preserve and Field Station

Because these collections are done by different people and are use different conventions, there are three subsections

1) Lepidoptera (From Dr. Margy Siebert and Alice Phillips, who run regular censuses)

2) Insects and Spiders (excluding Lepidoptera-- from Entomology class)

3) Invertebrates (including many insects-- from Invertebrate Zoology Class)

4) Arachnids (from Dr. Todd Blackledge and the American Arachnological Society's field trip to the preserve in Summer 2005; 87 species!)

 

 

1) Lepidoptera (by Margy Siebert and Alice Phillips)

 

Family Scientific Name Common Name Where Abundance Larval Host
Papilionidae Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Open wet field C poplar, wild cherry +
Pieridae Pieris rapae Cabbage White Beech forest C cruciferans
Pieridae Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur   C legumes
Pieridae Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur North Fork, Grassland C legumes
Lycaenidae Feniseca tarquinius Harvester   LC wooly aphids on alders
Lycaenidae Everes comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue North Fork C legumes
Lycaenidae Celastrina argiolus Spring Azure   C dogwoods, wild cherry, viburnams +
Lycaenidae Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak   LC Legumes and Mallow
Lycaenidae Celestrina ladon Spring Azure   C Dogwood, wingstem
Nymphalidae Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary Open wet field & grassland C violets
Nymphalidae Boloria bellona Meadow Fritillary Open Grassland C violets
Nymphalidae Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot   C wingstem, sunflowers, asters +
Nymphalidae Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent Open Grassland C asters
Nymphalidae Euphydryas phaeton Baltimore Checkerspot   LC turtlehead, beardtongue, false foxglove, English plantain
Nymphalidae Polygonia comma Eastern Comma   LC nettles, elms, hops
Nymphalidae Nymphalis vau-album Compton Tortoiseshell   LC aspen, birch, willows
Nymphalidae Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak Beech forest LC willows, birch, cottonwood, elm, hackberry
Nymphalidae Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral   LC nettles +
Nymphalidae Vanessa virginiensis American Lady   LC everlasting, pussytoe +
Nymphalidae Junonia coenia Common Buckeye   LC snapdragon, toadflax, false foxglove, plantain +
Nymphalidae Limenitis archippus Viceroy North Fork LC willows
Nymphalidae Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr   C grasses
Nymphalidae Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph, Grayling Beech forest C purpletop & other grasses
Nymphalidae Danaus plexippus Monarch   LC milkweed & milkweed vines, rarely dogbane
Nymphalidae Polygonia interrogationis Question Mark   LC Elms
Nymphalidae Vanessa cardui Painted Lady   C Thistles and Others
Hesperiidae Epargyreus Clarus Silver-Spotted Skipper   C black locust, wisteria, & other legumes
Hesperiidae Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing   C oaks (later stages)
Hesperiidae Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper   C grasses
Hesperiidae Thymelicus lineola European Skipper   C Timothy Grass
Hesperiidae Polites peckius Peck's Skipper North Fork C grasses
Hesperiidae Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash   C panic grasses
Hesperiidae Pompeius verna Little Glassywing   C Purpletop & other grasses
Hesperiidae Poanes sp. Hobomok or Zabulon   C panic grasses, bluegrasses
Hesperiidae Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper   ? sedges
Hesperiidae Hesperia sassacus Indian Skipper   U grasses
Hesperiidae Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper   U to R grasses
         
Geometridae Xnthotype articaria False crocus geometer      
Arctiidae Cycnia tenera Delicate Cycnia      
Ctenuchidae Ctenucha virginica Virginia Ctenucha      
Noctuidae Anagrapha falcifera Celery Looper      
Lymantriidae Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth Beech forest    

Nomenclature & notes on habitat, larval foodplants, and abundance are from Paul Opler & Vichai Malikul, 1998.  A field guide to Eastern butterflies.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin.

 

2) Insects and Spiders excluding Lepidoptera - Entomology

Class Order Familiy Species Common name
Arachnida Araneae Pisauridae Dolomedes sp.  
Arachnida Araneae Lycosidae Lycosa sp. Wolf Spider
Arachnida Araneae Thomisidae Misumenops sp.  
Arachnida Araneae Salticidae    
Arachnida Araneae Aranaaidae Aranaeus trifasciatus  
Arachnida Araneae Aranaaidae Argiope aurantia Orb-Weaver Spider
Insecta Coleoptera Buprestidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Cantharidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Chrysomelidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Cicindellidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Coccinelidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Curculionidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Dytiscidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Elateridae    
Insecta Coleoptera Haliplidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Lampyridae    
Insecta Coleoptera Meloidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Pselaphidae    
Insecta Coleoptera Scarabeidae    
Insecta Diptera Agromyzidae    
Insecta Diptera Calliphoridae    
Insecta Diptera Chironomidae    
Insecta Diptera Culicidae    
Insecta Diptera Drosophilidae    
Insecta Diptera Heleomyzidae    
Insecta Diptera Muscidae    
Insecta Diptera Mycetophilidae    
Insecta Diptera Ottidae    
Insecta Diptera Sarcophagidae    
Insecta Diptera Sciomyzidae    
Insecta Diptera Sepsidae    
Insecta Diptera Syrphidae    
Insecta Diptera Tephritidae    
Insecta Diptera Tipulidae    
Insecta Hemiptera Belostomatidae Belostoma  
Insecta Hemiptera Coreidae    
Insecta Hemiptera Lygaeidae Oncopeltus fasciatus  
Insecta Hemiptera Miridae    
Insecta Hemiptera Nabidae    
Insecta Hemiptera Naucoridae    
Insecta Hemiptera Pentatomidae    
Insecta Hemiptera Phymatidae    
Insecta Hemiptera Tingidae    
Insecta Homoptera Acanoloniidae    
Insecta Homoptera Aphididae    
Insecta Homoptera Cercopidae    
Insecta Homoptera Cicadellidae    
Insecta Homoptera Cicadidae Magicicada septendecim (L.) 17-year cicada
Insecta Homoptera Flatidae    
Insecta Homoptera Membracidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Andrenidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Bombus affinis Friendly Bumble Bee
Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Bombus fervidus Fervid bumble bee
Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Bombus impatiens Impatient Bumble Bee
Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Xylocopa virginica Carpenter bee
Insecta Hymenoptera Braconidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Colletidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Eumenidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Halictidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Megachilidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Perilampidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Pompilidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Siricidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Sphecidae    
Insecta Hymenoptera Vespidae    
Insecta Odonata Aeschnidae Anax juneus? Green Darner
Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae Coenagrion sp  
Insecta Odonata Libellulidae Sympetrum illotum Red Skimmer
Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae Argia sp. Short stalked damselflies
Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae Ischnura denticollis  
Insecta Orthoptera Acrididae   Short-horned grasshopper
Insecta Orthoptera Gryllidae    
Insecta Orthoptera Mantidae Tenodera chinensis Asian Praying Mantid
Insecta Orthoptera Tetrigidae   Pygmy Grasshopper
Insecta Orthoptera Tettigoniidae    
Insecta Orthoptera Tetrigidae Tettigidea empedonepia Hubbell Neotenic pygmy grasshopper
Insecta Coleoptera Meloidae Meloe sp.  
Insecta Orthoptera Mantidae Tenodera chinensis  
Insecta Orthoptera Mantidae Mantis religiosa  
Insecta Orthoptera Tetrigidae Tettigidea lateralis  
Insecta Orthoptera Acrididae Melanoplus sp  
Insecta Hemiptera Lygaeidae Oncopeltus fasciatus  
Insecta Homoptera Cercopidae Philaenus spumarius  

 

3) Invertebrate Zoology Class Collections 

Phylum Subphylum Class Order Family Scientific name Common name
Annelida Hirudinida Arynchobedellae Glossiphoniidae Batracobdella picta Amphibian leech
Annelida Hirudinida Arynchobedellae Glossiphoniidae Placobdella ornata Predacious leech
Annelida Oligochaeta Diplocardia communis Earthworm
Annelida Oligochaeta Diplocardia riparia Earthworm
Annelida Oligochaeta Helodrilus tenuis Earthworm
Annelida Oligochaeta Lumbricus rubellus Earthworm
Arthropoda Crustacea Branchiopoda Cladocera Bosminidae Bosmina longirostris Water flea
Arthropoda Crustacea Branchiopoda Cladocera Ceriodaphnia spp. Water flea
Arthropoda Crustacea Branchiopoda Cladocera Daphniidae Daphnia gelaeta mendotae Water flea
Arthropoda Crustacea Branchiopoda Cladocera Daphniidae Daphniaosoma birgei Water flea
Arthropoda Crustacea Malacostraca Decapoda Astacidae Cambarus bartoni Stream crayfish
Arthropoda Crustacea Malacostraca Decapoda Astacidae Cambarus spp. Pond crayfish
Arthropoda Crustacea Malacostraca Isopoda Oniscidae Trachelipus rathkei Wood lice
Arthropoda Crustacea Malacostraca Amphipoda Gamaroidea Scuds
Arthropoda Crustacea Maxillopoda Cyclopoida Acanthocyclops spp. Copepod
Arthropoda Crustacea Maxillopoda Chydorus spaencus Copepod
Arthropoda Crustacea Maxillopoda Cyclopoida Diacyclops spp. Copepod
Arthropoda Crustacea Maxillopoda Calanoida Leptodiaptomus spp. Copepod
Arthropoda Crustacea Maxillopoda Calanoida Senecella calanoid Copepod
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Amphizoidae Amphizoa spp. Trout-stream beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Cucujidae Catogenus rufus Flat bark beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Dytiscidae Graphoderus spp. Predacious diving beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Dytiscidae Hydroporus spp. Predacious diving beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Dytiscidae Hydroporus vittatipennis Predacious diving beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Dytiscidae Laccophilus spp. Predacious diving beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Elmidae Microcylloepus spp. Riffle beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Eucnemidae Dromaelus spp. False click beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Gyrinidae Gyrinus spp. Whirligig beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Haliplidae Haliplus spp. Crawling water beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Haliplidae Peltodytes spp. Crawling water beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Hydrophillidae Water scavenger beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Limnebiidae Hydraena spp. Minute moss beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Meloidae Meloe spp. Blister beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Noteridae Burrowing water beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Phalacridae Phalacrus spp. Shining mold beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Psphenidae Water penny
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Staphylinidae Stenus spp. Rove beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Coleoptera Tachys: Tribe Bembidiini Minute ground beetle
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Diptera Ceratopogonidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Diptera Chironomidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Diptera Dolichopodidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Diptera Tabanidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Ephemeroptera Baetidae Small minnow mayfly
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Ephemeroptera Caenidae Mayfly
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Mayfly
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Ephemeroptera Siphlonuridae Primitive minnow mayfly
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Hemiptera Belostomatidae Giant water bug
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Hemiptera Gerridae Water strider
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Hemiptera Naucoridae Pelocoris spp. Creeping Water Bug
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Hemiptera Nepidae Lanatra brevicollis Water scorpion
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Hemiptera Notonectidae Neoplea spp. Pleid water bug
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Megaloptera Sialidae Corydalus spp. Dobsonfly
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Aeschnidae Aeshna spp.
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Cordullidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Gomphidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Libellulidae
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Argia spp.
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Calopteryx spp.
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Odonata Ischnura spp.
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Orthoptera Acrididae Gomphicerus decussata Short horned grasshopper
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Orthoptera Gryllus abbreviatus Green grasshopper
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Orthoptera Orchelirnum spinuloua Long horned grasshopper
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Caddisfly
Arthropoda Uniramia Insecta Trichoptera Philopotomidae Caddisfly
Arthropoda Agulendidae spp.
Arthropoda Arachnida Antrodiaetidae Antrodiaetus spp.
Arthropoda Arachnida Araneae Araneomorphae spp.
Arthropoda Myriapoda Arenophilus spp.
Arthropoda Myriapoda Escaryus spp.
Arthropoda Chilopoda Geophilidae Geophilus strigosus
Arthropoda Myriapoda Leptodesmus spp.
Arthropoda Myriapoda Orchestina spp.
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Lymnaeida Stagnicola caperata
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Physidae Physa parkeri
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Physidae Physa spp.
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Planorbidae Helisoma campanulata
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Planorbidae Helisoma trivolvis
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbula spp.
Mollusca Gastropoda Mesogastropoda Discidae Anguispira spp.
Mollusca Gastropoda Mesogastropoda Hydrobidae Amnicola limosa
Mollusca Gastropoda Mesogastropoda Hydrobidae Amnicola lustrica
Mollusca Gastropoda Mesogastropoda Viviparidae Campeloma spp.
Mollusca Gastropoda Mesogastropoda Zontidae Mesomphix cupreus
Mollusca Pelcypoda Veneroida Corbiculidae Corbicula spp.
Mollusca Pelcypoda Zonitaeea Limacidae Limax spp.

 

Last updated:04/06/07 

Contributors: Randy Mitchell, Margy Siebert, Alice Phillips, Entomology Class 1999, Entomology Class 2001, Steve Weeks, Invertebrate Zoology class 2001 (Lisa. Carter, Jennifer  Engelhardt, Aimee Genung, Adam Landaw , Laura Lasher, Elizabeth Latsch, Brian Lukinac, Tracy Meder,  Courtney Scott)  

 

4) Arachnids (from Dr. Todd Blackledge and the American Arachnological Society's field trip to the preserve in Summer 2005)