The Unidentified

Identifying specimens can be a challenging process, especially when relying solely on light microscopy and limited by a small collection of literature resources.  A specimen may take months, or sometimes years, to identify, but with still no guarantee that the identification is correct.  Many species today require culturing, electron micrographs, and/or genetic analysis to be identified with certainty.  Consequently, I have many specimens from past seasons that remain unidentified.  I thought I would post some of the more intriguing ones so others can hopefully share their expertise and aid in the identification.  I thank everyone for their contributions over the years.  Maintaining this website has been an ongoing learning (and enjoyable) experience.


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