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Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

sambiology

Date

April 13, 2024 03:09 PM CDT

Description

Had such a wonderful time at the Indian Creek Ranch bioblitz!

https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/87950-bioblitz-at-indian-creek-ranch-april-12-14-2024
Today, I walked around quite a bit along the road and into one of the participating landowners. Great fun! :)

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What

Texas Poppy-Mallow (Callirhoe scabriuscula)

Date

April 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

October 28, 2023 01:25 PM CDT

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What

Woolly Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia tomentosa)

Observer

bleex2

Date

May 17, 2023 01:00 PM CDT

Description

First time fruiting (about 10-11 years old), and covered in Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars.

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What

Plateau Milkvine (Matelea edwardsensis)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

April 1, 2024 05:13 PM CDT

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What

West Indian Ocean Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae)

Observer

wrecklessmarine

Date

February 2022

Place

Missing Location

Description

68m

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What

Common Freshwater Jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii)

Observer

vgb

Date

September 19, 2021 02:30 PM UTC

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Observer

nathantaylor

Date

March 20, 2024 10:15 AM CDT

Description

All three species growing in one spot! Left: T. reptans; center: T. platycarpa; right: T. cuneifolia.

There seems to be some interesting geographic variation in T. cuneifolia fruit shape. Most fruits across the range of T. cuneifolia appear more like the one pictured here. However, the fruits from the southern High Plains to the Guadelupe Mnts. (in TX, between Lamesa and the Pecos River) look shorter/less elongated (comparisons 1, 2, 3, 4). This form can also be found in the El Paso area along with the more widespread form (observation non-elongated, elongated). Additionally, one south of Midland appear essentially glabrous (observation 1). The Trans-Pecos seems like a mixed bag. Some are more typical, some are like the less elongated ones, and some are just weird. One NW of Shafter is essentially more like T. platycarpa (observation 1). For reference, the fruits around Lubbock look typical (observation 1).

From FNA (group 1):

20 Fruits obovate to obovate-oblong. Draba platycarpa
20 Fruits elliptic, oblong, linear, lanceolate, or, rarely, ovate > 21
21 Late-season flowers apetalous; basal leaves not rosulate > 22
22 Racemes 10-50(-70)-flowered, elongated in fruit, rachises densely pubescent; fruiting pedicels densely pubescent. Draba cuneifolia
22 Racemes (3-)5-12(-16)-flowered, subumbellate in fruit, rachises glabrous or, rarely, sparsely pubescent; fruiting pedicels glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Draba reptans

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What

Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Alypia octomaculata)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

March 18, 2024 04:04 PM CDT

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What

White Morel (Morchella americana)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

March 18, 2024 04:25 PM CDT

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What

Texas Star (Chorioactis geaster)

Observer

dmcfarland08

Date

November 5, 2018 11:17 AM CST

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Observer

sambiology

Date

March 3, 2024 01:38 PM +03

Description

Went on a bit of a walk to the northern part of the camp while the kids were in school. Spotted even more cool things! :)
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/sambiology/90830-trip-to-middle-east-wow

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What

Texas Saxifrage (Micranthes texana)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

March 10, 2023 11:29 AM CST

Description

This is apparently a very isolated population of saxifrage. This is the only species in the genus found in Texas, and away from East Texas, there is just this isolated Burnet County population.
http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Micranthes%20texana.png

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What

Little Brown Jugs (Asarum arifolium)

Observer

paulines

Date

March 3, 2018 04:08 PM CST

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What

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

December 16, 2022 05:18 PM CST

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What

Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta)

Observer

jellyfishmambo

Date

January 25, 2024 06:38 PM CST

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What

Milk Snail (Otala lactea)

Observer

gglwndsr

Date

April 15, 2018 06:30 PM EDT

Description

These snails were present in large numbers behind the Dune Line. The have been previously identified as Otala lactea, and are said to have been present at this location for almost a Century. I have an issue with this identification, as there are some notable differences between this snail, and typical Otala lactea, First, these snails only seem to grow to about a maximum size of 35mm. Second, the shells are almost alabaster colored, with little variability. The animal is much darker than Otala lactea, and the shell is thinner despite ample sources of calcium. It is my opinion that this is a distinct sub-species of O. lactea, or another member of Otala. I would suspect that only DNA analysis would be able to answer this.

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What

Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)

Observer

adrien-pajot

Date

December 25, 2019 02:50 AM +05

Description

My best naturalist observation ever, on Christmas day

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What

North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

Observer

dphelps

Date

November 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Prairie Camas (Camassia angusta)

Observer

p_n_e

Date

April 10, 2020 01:03 PM UTC

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What

Glandular Blazing Star (Liatris glandulosa)

Observer

rymcdaniel

Date

August 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Williamson County, Texas; northwest part of county
8/15/2019
Liatris glandulosa

Small population of 70 or 80 plants in right of way on both sides of a sloped county road in northwest Williamson County. The right of way was rocky, gravelly, and sloped and therefore fortunately unmowable. No plants were seen on the other side of either fence line.

Leaving obscured as this plant is still rare and as far as I know this is the only known population in Williamson County.

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What

Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides)

Observer

muckle

Date

September 13, 2023

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What

Texas Snakeweed (Gutierrezia texana)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

October 26, 2019 12:21 PM CDT

Description

First two pics show two species for comparative purposes.

Specimen on right: Note V-shaped base of flower, less dense branching, longer/narrower petals compared to Amphiachris (left; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34926032).

These specimens were growing adjacent to one another in the same soil type (a silty, firm sandy loam).

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What

Widow Spiders (Genus Latrodectus)

Observer

evan_trees

Date

October 14, 2023 03:13 PM CDT

Description

Feeding on crustacean (crab or crayfish). In corner of old concrete stock tank with no outlet — prey may have been caught and unable to climb out.

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What

Gall and Rust Mites (Family Eriophyidae)

Observer

kip_lary

Date

March 14, 2023 08:43 PM CDT

Description

1 - Gall variation
2 - Front side of leaf
3 - Back side of leaf
4 - Length
5 - Width
6 - Under 40X
7 - Under 40X
8, 9, 10 - Various cross sections
11 - blurry but moving mite

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What

Stanfield's Beebalm (Monarda stanfieldii)

Observer

planted_in_texas

Date

May 29, 2023 01:47 PM CDT

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What

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Observer

williamwisephoto

Date

July 16, 2018 08:33 PM EDT

Description

©williamwisephoto.com
Over the course of an hour watched well over 100 blackbirds cross over and stage in some nearby pines before leaving to their evening roost.

​Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. July 16, 2018

  • 84 °F, Scattered clouds and thunderstorms.
  • Sunrise 6:34 am; sunset 8:44 pm
  • Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 10 minutes (-1m 4s)
  • Moon: 20.1%, Waxing Crescent
  • eBird list: ​https://ebird.org/checklist/S47308764

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What

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Observer

michieldewit

Date

April 13, 2023 04:01 PM EDT

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What

Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)

Observer

pufferchung

Date

March 29, 2021 06:41 PM CDT

Description

UV bug vision + regular

According to studies, bees are extremely attracted to bluebonnet's florets with white "banner" because bees can collect a large quantity of high-quality pollen.
As the florets get older, the white banner change to purplish color and the bees are much less attracted to them. As you can see on the first picture, taken by a full spectrum camera with UV bandpass “bug filter”, the floret with purplish banner is not UV reflective, is almost "invisible" in bee's eyes.

"In a paper published in The Southwestern Naturalist [1], Schaal and Leverich found that bees can collect up to 150 times more pollen from a white spotted floret than a purple-spotted one. Other research has revealed that nearly all pollinator visits (about 96%) were to the florets with white spots."~"Can A Texas Bluebonnet change its spots? - Honey Bee Suite"
You can find out more on this subject on a new article “Old Brides’ Tales” published last month @ Wildflower.org, written by Daniel Murphy

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What

Toothleaf Goldeneye (Viguiera dentata)

Observer

pufferchung

Date

October 31, 2021 04:53 PM CDT

Description

See the bee on the second UV picture?

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What

Modest Sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta)

Observer

jwalewski

Date

June 13, 2023 06:20 AM CDT

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What

Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

January 22, 2023 02:08 PM PST

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What

Great Coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)

Observer

crawfishking

Date

May 31, 2023 02:48 PM CDT

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Observer

centex

Date

September 1, 2022 07:48 AM CDT

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Date

April 6, 2018 07:37 PM PDT

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Observer

jeff_back

Date

July 18, 2023 10:28 PM MST

Description

Bucket trap at Long Park.

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What

Western Red-bellied Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sedecimpunctata)

Date

July 4, 2019 12:40 PM MST

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What

Sonoran Bumble Bee (Bombus sonorus)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

July 10, 2023 08:18 AM CDT

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Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

March 26, 2023 03:17 PM CDT

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Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 02:30 PM CDT

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What

Plains Lubber Grasshopper (Brachystola magna)

Observer

theresa17

Date

June 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

June 14, 2023 05:23 PM CDT

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What

Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus)

Observer

sarah4869

Date

September 8, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

Description

I found it dead in the Seymour TN area

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What

White-banded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes albineus)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

June 19, 2023 09:40 PM CDT

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What

Pink Star Moth (Derrima stellata)

Observer

mikef451

Date

May 17, 2019 10:53 PM CDT

Description

Pink Star Moth
Bioblitz
Timberlake Biological Research Station
Mills County
5/17/19

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What

Crowned Cavesnail (Phreatodrobia coronae)

Observer

beschwar

Date

September 29, 2018 10:42 AM CDT

Description

Collected with permission and permit on TPWD property. Drift net on spring. This is a relatively common species in this spring.

Diameter is 1.3 mm

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What

Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)

Observer

jcochran706

Date

May 20, 2023 12:56 PM CDT

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What

White-cloaked Tiger Beetle (Eunota togata)

Observer

k8thegr8

Date

May 20, 2023 01:45 PM CDT

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What

Wilcox's Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma wilcoxi)

Observer

jesusfreke

Date

May 7, 2023 12:18 AM CDT

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What

African Social Spider (Stegodyphus dumicola)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2017 05:46 AM SAST

Description

A scrappy expanse of silky refuges and capture webs littered with body parts of previous victims. When preferred prey is entangled, the female spiders emerge from their 'nests' and overpower it by grabbing its extremities. In this case, a wasp https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319446.
Presumably they inject venom because after a minute or so the prey stops struggling. Then they snip it out of the web and carry it into one of several 'nests' or refuges.
Unwanted prey, often beetles (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319435 ) are also killed but sometimes left in the web, uneaten. Ants, in this case, Maranoplus ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319390 )scavenge around the periphery of the webs, feasting on unwanted beetles or other left-overs.

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What

Blue Curls (Phacelia congesta)

Observer

lanechaffin

Date

April 28, 2023 10:31 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Observer

winnhawk

Date

April 28, 2023 01:32 PM CDT

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What

Blue-eyed Grasses (Genus Sisyrinchium)

Observer

michelle_lopez

Date

April 28, 2023 09:42 AM CDT

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What

Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

April 30, 2023 02:39 PM CDT

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What

Green Oak-Slug Moth (Euclea incisa)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

May 1, 2023 09:22 PM CDT

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Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

May 1, 2023 09:23 PM CDT

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What

Horned Spanworm Moth (Nematocampa resistaria)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

May 1, 2023 10:44 PM CDT

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What

Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)

Observer

lynde

Date

April 25, 2023 01:21 PM CDT

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What

Prairie Nymph (Herbertia lahue)

Observer

rosacmchenry

Date

April 24, 2022 01:32 PM CDT

Description

I live in a subdivision of Woodway TX. Every once in a while a prairie flower with find it's way to the light. Even in established lawns. This found it's way through my lawn to bloom for one day. Such a gift.

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What

Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator)

Observer

curtis39

Date

October 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed from road.

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What

Guadalupe Penstemon (Penstemon guadalupensis)

Observer

eric_keith

Date

April 22, 2019 05:41 PM CDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

currenfrasch

Date

April 11, 2023 05:27 PM CDT

Description

On Quercus sinuata.

Photos 1 & 2: backlit gall formed on developing leaf bud.

Photos 3 & 4: galls developing on leaf margin and mid-stem.

Photos 5, 6, & 7: Disected developing "fresh" gall and larva made out of little cell-like pieces.

Photos 8 & 9: dry gall/dissected chamber. I think I may have accidentally smashed its inhabitant, I could not find it :( It also may have pupated and flown away. ¯\ (ツ)

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Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

April 4, 2023 10:14 PM CDT

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What

Widow's-Cross (Sedum pulchellum)

Observer

lanechaffin

Date

May 30, 2021 11:35 AM CDT

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What

Slimflower Scurfpea (Pediomelum tenuiflorum)

Observer

adriansydor

Date

June 2021

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What

Dog Vomit Slime Mould (Fuligo septica)

Observer

elbie

Date

June 2020

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What

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

liamodo

Date

January 24, 2023 04:58 PM EST

Description

No fear

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What

Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Observer

alan_rockefeller

Date

April 11, 2022 06:20 PM PDT

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What

Tubular Bluestar (Amsonia longiflora)

Observer

knightericm

Date

April 3, 2021 09:50 AM CDT

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What

Giant Four o'Clock (Mirabilis gigantea)

Observer

sambiology

Date

May 9, 2015

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What

Midland Fawnlily (Erythronium mesochoreum)

Observer

niangua79

Date

April 2019

Description

Erythronium mesochoreum with a busy little elaiosome collection crew

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What

Climbing Fetterbush (Pieris phillyreifolia)

Observer

janie45

Date

February 28, 2021 12:04 PM UTC

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What

Fourspike Heliotrope (Euploca procumbens)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

August 19, 2021 07:06 PM CDT

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Date

May 20, 2020 01:05 PM CDT

Description

I guess
At BugGuide

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Observer

kavana

Date

February 6, 2020 02:37 PM EST

Place

Antarctica (Google, OSM)

Description

@rayfisher I think this is the same species as the other I posted the other day. It was very speedy, so I wasn't able to get a great photo, but hopefully a few more features are visible here

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What

Texas Point-head Grasshopper (Acrolophitus maculipennis)

Observer

tadamcochran

Date

June 16, 2019 07:01 AM CDT

Place

irann, Tx (Google, OSM)

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What

Brittle Pricklypear (Opuntia fragilis)

Observer

stefan867

Date

June 25, 2022 02:40 PM CEST

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What

Hybrid Cloakfern (Astrolepis integerrima)

Observer

josue_oudin

Date

July 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

September 8, 2021 04:50 PM CDT

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ehecatlheloderm

Date

October 15, 2018 09:43 AM CDT

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mako252

Date

May 10, 2022 07:56 AM CDT

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What

Texas Wasp Moth (Horama panthalon)

Observer

giffbeaton

Date

November 20, 2017 05:19 PM EST

Description

Corrected host is Schaefferia cuneifolia (Desert Yaupon)

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What

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

Observer

flashberry

Date

February 22, 2022 10:22 AM EST

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What

Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia)

Observer

oddfitz

Date

April 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

GCW with breakfast

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What

North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

Observer

jellyfishmambo

Date

December 2021

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bosqueaaron

Date

April 17, 2021 02:18 PM CDT

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Observer

hamsambly

Date

June 9, 2022

Description

Ants not the hoverfly(?) carcass

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 7, 2022 01:05 PM CDT

Description

hunting UNDERWATER

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What

Narrow-leaf Gayfeather (Liatris punctata var. mucronata)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

October 9, 2020 09:50 AM CDT

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What

Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Observer

centex

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ant-mimicking Treehopper (Cyphonia clavata)

Observer

gernotkunz

Date

June 26, 2008 11:23 AM CEST

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What

Ant-mimicking Treehopper (Cyphonia clavata)

Observer

treegrow

Date

December 4, 2016 01:44 PM EST

Description

Cyphonia clavata. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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What

Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Observer

kempo63

Date

December 8, 2018

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bat

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What

Shiny Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster laeviuscula)

Observer

centex

Date

June 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Striped Burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfii)

Observer

avery_louie

Date

September 30, 2020

Description

Pretty cool to find this on the way back to shore. Large fish, at least 7" long

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What

Snow-on-the-Prairie (Euphorbia bicolor)

Observer

tschulze

Date

August 18, 2019 10:06 AM CDT

Description

There was plenty of white snow-on-the-prairie around, but this was the only one I noticed with the purple-pink tint.

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What

Silverleaf Sunflower (Helianthus argophyllus)

Observer

sunflowerguy

Date

September 18, 2006 04:31 PM PDT

Description

Daytona Beach. This is the only known population known to exist outside of coastal Texas. originally seen in 1981 by USDA researchers and again in 2006.

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What

Short-lined Chocolate (Argyrostrotis anilis)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

August 5, 2022 07:24 PM CDT

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What

Texas Buck Moth (Hemileuca peigleri)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

November 12, 2021 01:22 PM CST

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What

Olethreutine Leafroller Moths (Subfamily Olethreutinae)

Observer

bosqueaaron

Date

September 10, 2018 08:21 AM CDT