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I collected these photographs over many years from a variety of locations, including the Carribbean, the New York area, the outer banks of North Carolina, the St. Lawrence River, Florida, the Pacific northwest and southern California.

I have done my best to confirm the identity of each species, using printed sources, online resources and the wisdom of many helpful experts in the field. I have included my best image of each species, although some are represented by several examples to show detail, intermediate phases or other variants. Click on the thumbnails (and then scroll back to the top of the page) to see a larger image, the scientific name of the species and the location where the photo was taken.