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Rare insects in Western Maryland with Hans Holbrook. Last updated: 6/5/2011.

Rusty Snaketails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). One of our most attractive insects. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Above and below: Rusty Snaketails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). One of our most attractive insects.

Rusty Snaketails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). One of our most attractive insects. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Rusty Snaketails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). One of our most attractive insects. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Rusty Snaketails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). One of our most attractive insects. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Rusty Snaketails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). One of our most attractive insects. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: First state record of Pygmy Snaketail for Maryland. An awesome spot and ID by Hans Holbrook! This species is globally rare and appears to be endangered throughout its range. The second photo, showing details of the thorax, courtesy of Hans Holbrook.

First state record of Pygmy Snaketail for Maryland. An awesome spot and ID by Hans Holbrook! This species is globally rare and appears to be endangered throughout its range. The second photo, showing details of the thorax, courtesy of Hans Holbrook. Photo by Bill Hubick.

First state record of Pygmy Snaketail for Maryland. An awesome spot and ID by Hans Holbrook! This species is globally rare and appears to be endangered throughout its range. The second photo, showing details of the thorax, courtesy of Hans Holbrook. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Hans returned to the site on 6/6 and was able to get a few additional photos - courtesy of Hans Holbrook.

Hans returned to the site on 6/6 and was able to get a few additional photos - courtesy of Hans Holbrook. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Hans returned to the site on 6/6 and was able to get a few additional photos - courtesy of Hans Holbrook. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Green-faced Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

Green-faced Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Green-faced Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Green-faced Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Spine-crowned Clubtails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Fourth photo is posed.

Spine-crowned Clubtails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Fourth photo is posed. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Spine-crowned Clubtails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Fourth photo is posed. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Spine-crowned Clubtails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Fourth photo is posed. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Spine-crowned Clubtails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Fourth photo is posed. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Spine-crowned Clubtails in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Fourth photo is posed. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A rare opportunity to study a perched Hummingbird Clearwing (moth) - Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A rare opportunity to study a perched Hummingbird Clearwing (moth) - Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Wood Turtle in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Enjoying the sunny and mild afternoon on a lovely stream, a pair of Wood Turtles were temporarily on our 'heard-only' list. Hans soon solved the mystery of that sound like two stones being knocked together.

A Wood Turtle in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Enjoying the sunny and mild afternoon on a lovely stream, a pair of Wood Turtles were temporarily on our 'heard-only' list. Hans soon solved the mystery of that sound like two stones being knocked together. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Wood Turtle in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Enjoying the sunny and mild afternoon on a lovely stream, a pair of Wood Turtles were temporarily on our 'heard-only' list. Hans soon solved the mystery of that sound like two stones being knocked together. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Cobra Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011, in situ).

A Cobra Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011, in situ). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Cobra Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011, in situ). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Cobra Clubtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011, in situ). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: What a stunning damselfy - Appalachian Jewelwings in Washington and Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Two new sites for a species that was just added to the state list in 2008 (Brighton, Collins, Holbrook).

What a stunning damselfy - Appalachian Jewelwings in Washington and Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Two new sites for a species that was just added to the state list in 2008 (Brighton, Collins, Holbrook). Photo by Bill Hubick.

What a stunning damselfy - Appalachian Jewelwings in Washington and Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Two new sites for a species that was just added to the state list in 2008 (Brighton, Collins, Holbrook). Photo by Bill Hubick.

What a stunning damselfy - Appalachian Jewelwings in Washington and Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Two new sites for a species that was just added to the state list in 2008 (Brighton, Collins, Holbrook). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A somewhat worn Azure species in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A somewhat worn Azure species in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Bronzed Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). It was quite intent on capturing prey from within the crack in the sand.

A Bronzed Tiger Beetle (<em>Cicindela repanda</em>) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). It was quite intent on capturing prey from within the crack in the sand. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Bronzed Tiger Beetle (<em>Cicindela repanda</em>) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). It was quite intent on capturing prey from within the crack in the sand. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An Appalachian Tiger Beetle (Cicindela ancocisconensis) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). This rarer and more local species is identified by subtle differences in the markings on the elytra (back/wings).

An Appalachian Tiger Beetle (<em>Cicindela ancocisconensis</em>) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). This rarer and more local species is identified by subtle differences in the markings on the elytra (back/wings). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Appalachian Tiger Beetle (<em>Cicindela ancocisconensis</em>) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). This rarer and more local species is identified by subtle differences in the markings on the elytra (back/wings). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Kate's-Mountain Clover (Trifolium virginicum) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Threatened species in Maryland.

Kate's-Mountain Clover (<em>Trifolium virginicum</em>) in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Threatened species in Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Far more rare in Maryland than in the West, this Poison Oak was a rare find that Hans pointed out in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

Far more rare in Maryland than in the West, this Poison Oak was a rare find that Hans pointed out in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An Eastern Box Turtle in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

An Eastern Box Turtle in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Hackberry Emperor in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A Hackberry Emperor in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Lancet Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A Lancet Clubtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Delaware Skipper in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A Delaware Skipper in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Common Raccoon track in a sandy bank in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011)..

A Common Raccoon track in a sandy bank in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Springtime Darner in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A Springtime Darner in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Don't worry, I can't do a full set of updates without any birds - a Short-billed Dowitcher at Cape Pond, North Carolina (5/30/2011).

Don't worry, I can't do a full set of updates without any birds - a Short-billed Dowitcher at Cape Pond, North Carolina (5/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Don't worry, I can't do a full set of updates without any birds - a Short-billed Dowitcher at Cape Pond, North Carolina (5/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Don't worry, I can't do a full set of updates without any birds - a Short-billed Dowitcher at Cape Pond, North Carolina (5/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Don't worry, I can't do a full set of updates without any birds - a Short-billed Dowitcher at Cape Pond, North Carolina (5/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Pomarine Jaeger off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011).

A Pomarine Jaeger off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Fowler's Toad in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Closely tied to the coastal plain, this was my first definitive encounter with the species this far west in Maryland. It is known from areas near the Potomac River even in western Maryland.

A Fowler's Toad in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Closely tied to the coastal plain, this was my first definitive encounter with the species this far west in Maryland. It is known from areas near the Potomac River even in western Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Fowler's Toad in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Closely tied to the coastal plain, this was my first definitive encounter with the species this far west in Maryland. It is known from areas near the Potomac River even in western Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Fowler's Toad in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Closely tied to the coastal plain, this was my first definitive encounter with the species this far west in Maryland. It is known from areas near the Potomac River even in western Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A freaky intergrade chickadee in western Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Note the messy bib, long tail, and white secondary edges that suggest Black-capped Chickadee, but the lack of white in the coverts and dirty white cheeks that are more supportive of Carolina. Its voice was intermediate in quality, tending more toward Black-capped.

A freaky intergrade chickadee in western Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Note the messy bib, long tail, and white secondary edges that suggest Black-capped Chickadee, but the lack of white in the coverts and dirty white cheeks that are more supportive of Carolina. Its voice was intermediate in quality, tending more toward Black-capped.  Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Black Rat Snake in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011).

A Black Rat Snake in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Black Rat Snake in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

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