Lisa Kimmerling

Lisa Kimmerling

I'm a biology nerd, naturalist, and wildlife conservationist in the Appalachian foothills of the southeastern United States. I'm currently a moderator at JungleDragon.com--and on the Georgia Naturalists group on Facebook. While I am interested mostly in the identification and photography of plants, fungi, and insects--I enjoy taking advantage of and learning from any opportunity that Nature provides me!
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    1. Comment on Minettia lupulina 15 min ago
      The swollen abdomen here reminds me of the viviparity displayed in tsetse flies O_O
    2. Whoah! Really cool zoom-in details on this one!
    3. Yes, definitely contact Zach Alley! :D
    4. Comment on A Frond Of The Licorice Root Fern 1 hour ago
      Was about to say the same thing (right after I promoted it)! LOL
    5. Very good point, Barry!
      I JUST had to look it up, and it seems that the host plants (Senna, Cassia, and Chamaecrista sp.) are all poisonous. So larvae like this one that (pretty much exclusively) feed on them accumulate a toxic deterrent!
      Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I will definitely add it to the description!
    6. Comment on Gopher Tortoise in Okefenokee Swamp 1 hour ago
      I wrote as many letters as I could (and spread the word) about the Okefenokee, but it seems that those in power (and those with money) will always have their way. :'(

      And, yes, I'm a Georgia girl! I live in NW Georgia, in the Appalachian foothills. Lots of beautiful wildlife up here too! If you ever visit again, give me a heads up and I can give you some pointers on cool locations! I'm glad you enjoyed your time here!
    7. Awesome!
    8. Comment on IMG20190824111659 1 hour ago
      Welcome to JungleDragon, MJ Padiz! This looks like the shield bug species, Cantao ocellatus.

      Thanks for sharing this photo. Note that in JungleDragon, members are asked to include basic details as part of the photo, therefore please consider the following tip(s):

      - Please give your photo a meaningful title and description. You can do so using the "Edit details" button below the photo. It is recommended to include basics like the name of the species and the location in the title.

      - You did not identify the species on the photo. To identify the species, use the "Identify species" button. If you do not know the exact species, please share what you do know such as the location and family of species so that others can assist in exact species identification.

      Note that by sharing your photo with more complete details, it will show up in the species browser, the global wildlife map and in search. It helps people find your photo much better, plus it delivers a far more educational photo. Check out our photo sharing tutorial for more information:

      http://www.jungledragon.com/about/howtosharephotos

      If you have any questions, please reply to this comment, we're here to help :)
    9. Comment on Gopher Tortoise in Okefenokee Swamp 1 hour ago
      OH so cute! Enjoy the Okefenokee while you still can! Do you often visit Georgia?!
    10. Thank you, Ferdy! This is a really old shot, so that means a lot! :D