ZOOLOGY BY JEREMY ZOLA
BACHELOR OF ZOOLOGY. HAS WORKED WITH WILDCATS, WOLVES, BIRDS OF PREY, AND SEA TURTLES - AMONGST MANY OTHER ANIMALS, EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC. THIS BLOG SERVES AS AN OUTLET FOR MY ENDLESS CURIOSITY FOR THE NATURAL WORLD AND IS MEANT TO BE INTERACTIVE - I ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS, REQUESTS, AND QUESTIONS.
Thursday, September 18
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A black swallowtail caterpillar at my girlfriend’s house a few weeks ago.

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This is a rainbow darter I caught in the Sycamore Creek a few months ago.

This is a rainbow darter I caught in the Sycamore Creek a few months ago.

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This is a catfish hatchling I found in a puddle near the Little Miami River a few months ago.


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Wednesday, September 17
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This is a Polyphemus moth I found in a parking lot two weeks ago. They get their name from the Cyclops that Homer encounters in the Odyssey, due to the large spots on the wings.

This is a Polyphemus moth I found in a parking lot two weeks ago. They get their name from the Cyclops that Homer encounters in the Odyssey, due to the large spots on the wings.

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This is an instar of the green shield bug. Instars are a developmental stage of arthropods. Green shield bugs are brightly colored as nymphs, and become green when they reach adulthood.

This is an instar of the green shield bug. Instars are a developmental stage of arthropods. Green shield bugs are brightly colored as nymphs, and become green when they reach adulthood.


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Wednesday, September 3
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This is an American Giant Millipede (N. Americanus) at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills.



Photo by Felicia Tuman

This is an American Giant Millipede (N. Americanus) at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills.

Photo by Felicia Tuman


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My girlfriend and I went camping in Hocking Hills over Labor Day Weekend. We went to Old Man’s Cave and I found these two toads.


Photos by Felicia Tuman

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A grass spider covered in morning dew on my way to class today.

A grass spider covered in morning dew on my way to class today.

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Sunday, August 24
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This is a green lacewing which is an insect in the Chrysopidae family. They are very common throughout North America. Recently, they are being used by farmers as a means of biological pest control, instead of pesticides, because they are known for their predatory prowess. They regularly feed on insects that can damage crops, such as aphids and caterpillars.

Photo by Felicia Tuman

This is a green lacewing which is an insect in the Chrysopidae family. They are very common throughout North America. Recently, they are being used by farmers as a means of biological pest control, instead of pesticides, because they are known for their predatory prowess. They regularly feed on insects that can damage crops, such as aphids and caterpillars.

Photo by Felicia Tuman

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Saturday, August 23
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This is a black-tailed rattlesnake my friends came across while hiking Devil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona, AZ. The black-tailed rattlesnake usually has a brown stripe around the eyes and can be easily identified by it’s completely black tail scales. They are dangerous and caution should always be used when you come across any rattlesnake.


Photos by Jacob Stadiem

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Saturday, August 2
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Even with a broken finger, I was able to catch this watersnake, although it did bite me a few times.

Even with a broken finger, I was able to catch this watersnake, although it did bite me a few times.

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A garter snake on my driveway after work on Thursday.

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A female spider with her babies.

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Sunday, July 20
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The warble larva after being removed from the kitten’s neck.

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Dr. Melanie Wood removing the warble larva from the kitten’s neck.

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