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Old 06-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Vote here "Wildlife Gardeners Top 10 Favorite Endangered Invertebrate Species".

Time to vote for your favorite endangered invertebrates!
Pick 10 endangered invertebrates from the list of nominated invertebrates taken from the nomination thread.
Top 10 favorite endangered invertebrate species.
Any order will do as the 10 with the most votes will win.

Voting will continue from today June 12th through June 22nd.

We did pretty good with 23 species nominated for "Wildlife Gardeners Top 10 Favorite Endangered Invertebrate Species".

8 beetles, 4 mussel, 3 butterflies, 2 dragonflies, 1 mayfly, 1 crayfish, 1 snail, 1 cave shrimp, 1 spider, 1 bee.

And now... the list we have been anxiously awaiting ...

1. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
2. Beaver Cave beetle (Pseudanophthalmus major)
3. Casey's June Beetle (Dinacoma caseyi)
4. Eastern Beach Tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis)
5. Greater Adams Cave Beetle (Pseudanophthalmus pholeter)
6. Lesser Adams Cave Beetle (Pseudanophthalmus cataryctos)
7. Mount Hermon June Beetle (Polyphylla barbata)
8. Surprising cave beetle (Pseudanophthalmus inexpectatus)


9.Carolina Heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata)
10.Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
11.Purple Cats Paw (Epioblasma obliquata ssp. obliquata)
12.Winged Maple leaf Mussel (Quadrula fragosa)

13.Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
14.Northern Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides idas)
15.Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis mutica)

16.Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
17.Spatterdock Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna mutata)

18.Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica)

19.Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi)

20.Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (Succinea chittenangoensis)

21.Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)

22.Spruce-Fir Moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)

23.Franklin bumble bee (Bombus franklini)

VOTE for your favorite endangered invertebrates now!
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Here is my vote...

1. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
10.Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
13.Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
16.Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
18.Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica)
19.Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi)
20.Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (Succinea chittenangoensis)
21.Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)
22.Spruce-Fir Moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)
23.Franklin bumble bee (Bombus franklini)
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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10.Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
9.Carolina Heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata)
1. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
23.Franklin bumble bee (Bombus franklini)
18.Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica)
19.Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi)
16.Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
17.Spatterdock Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna mutata)
13.Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
8. Surprising cave beetle (Pseudanophthalmus inexpectatus)
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica)
Spatterdock Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna mutata)
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)* http://www.xerces.org/rusty-patched-bumble-bee/
Franklin Bumble Bee (Bombus franklini)
Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis mutica)
Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha)* http://www.xerces.org/taylors-checkerspot/
American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
Nashville Crayfish (Orconectes shoupi)
Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)
Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)

* - These weren't on the list, but I discovered that they were both recently nominated for threatened/endangered status
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #5
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Hey NEWisc, write-ins are an American voting tradition. I'm liking it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #6
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Thank you for creating this nomination thread.

9.Carolina Heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata)
10.Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
11.Purple Cats Paw (Epioblasma obliquata ssp. obliquata)
12.Winged Maple leaf Mussel (Quadrula fragosa)
22.Spruce-Fir Moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)
18.Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica)
6. Lesser Adams Cave Beetle (Pseudanophthalmus cataryctos)
21.Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)
23.Franklin bumble bee (Bombus franklini)
22.Spruce-Fir Moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Thank you Gloria for including the links for viewing the endangered invertebrate candidates here: Top 10 favorite endangered invertebrate species.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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Here's my picks,
1. Spruce-Fir Moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)
2. Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)
3. Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica)
4. Lesser Adams Cave Beetle (Pseudanophthalmus cataryctos)
5. Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi)
6. Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (Succinea chittenangoensis)
7. Franklin Bumble Bee (Bombus franklini)
8. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
9. St. Francis’ satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
10. Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #9
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My top ten.

1. American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) I couldn't resist the beetle that exhibits parental care!
4. Eastern Beach Tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis) Seeing somthing like that upon the beach would be awesome!
10.Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana) Because if those survive you know you have well oxygented water.
23.Franklin bumble bee (Bombus franklini) AND
NeWiscs.... Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) We can use all the bees we can get!
16.Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) AND
17.Spatterdock Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna mutata) because I'm partial to the dragons.
18.Pecatonica River Mayfly (Acanthametropus pecatonica) So rare they don't even have photos of it as an adult!
19.Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) Scavengers are worthy too!
21.Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri) Anything that lives in such a dismal space deserves to be saved.

13.Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) and 14.Northern Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides idas) slide in as well as I had a hard time narrowing it down to 10
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #10
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Agreed
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Hey NEWisc, write-ins are an American voting tradition. I'm liking it.
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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis
Franklin Bumble Bee (Bombus franklini)
Kentucky Cave Shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)
Lesser Adams Cave Beetle (Pseudanophthalmus cataryctos)
Greater Adams Cave Beetle (Pseudanophthalmus pholeter)
St. Francis’ satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
Carolina Heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata)
Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
Purple Cats Paw (Epioblasma obliquata ssp. obliquata)
Winged Maple leaf Mussel (Quadrula fragosa)
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