Wavy Mucksucker

A Wavy Mucksucker (Orthonevra nitida) spotted on Governors Island last week. Very distinctive eye-pattern. Not the wetlands habitat you’d expect this, by the way, but always expect the unexpected when it comes to insects.

Last Saturday, a cold front finally brought in day-time temperatures below 50F. The season of insects is passing.

Temperatures rose again on Thursday (before plunging Thursday night), and I spotted another of these wavy-eyed flies here in Brooklyn. This marks my 1,100 verified species on iNaturalist for Brooklyn (Kings Co., NY). 524 of these are insect species. Adding up all the arthropods, it’s 574 species (plus hundreds of observations that still need ID).

1 Response to “Wavy Mucksucker”


  1. 1 elwnyc November 21, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Congratulations on your achievement!


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