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White-roped Glaphyria Moth Glaphyria sesquistrialis

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 29, 2020

Description

White-roped Glaphyria Moth (Glaphyria sesquistrialis)

29 May 2020
Avondale Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

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Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

26 May 2020
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, Denton County, Texas

Carolina Wren used a soft continuous call that was barely audible (like a whisper) the entire time it perched atop the metal post and kindly allowed us time to click a few.

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Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis

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aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

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Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

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Date

May 26, 2020

Description

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

A momentarily prancing male appears to court its wary female companion who is walking away from his performance.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

Image 1: Male tending to one of its recently fledged offspring on the ground.

Image 2: Female tending to one of its recently fledged offspring on the ground.

Both sets appeared to be the same family. The parents split their responsibility tending to one each of their fledged offspring within eyesight and earshot of one another.

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

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Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

A recently fledged Bewick's Wren as evidenced by the trace of yellow remaining on its gape foraged on the ground and at one point caught and ate a Long-necked Seed Bug (Image 2).

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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aguilita

Date

May 26, 2020

Description

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

26 May 2020
225 W. Mulberry Street
Denton, Denton County, Texas

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Fork-tailed Bush Katydid Scudderia furcata

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Nymph female on Mealy Sage...

See the richly illustrated observation on BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1668271/bgimage

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Agarita Berberis trifoliolata

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Agarita (Berberis trifoliolata)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Dusky Stink Bug Euschistus tristigmus

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Dusky Stink Bug (Euschistus tristigmus)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Sharpsepal Beardtongue Penstemon tenuis

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Sharpsepal Beardtongue (Penstemon tenuis)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Black Witches' Butter Exidia glandulosa

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Fungi - Needs ID

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Image 1: Presents this black-looking fungi as it appeared at the time it was observed.

Image 2: Presents the same fungi but we have manipulated the image and lightened it to reveal more of its surface structure.

Image 3: Presents the fallen tree trunk where the fungi was growing.

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What

Wood Ear Fungi Genus Auricularia

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Wood Ear Fungi (Genus Auricularia)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Needs species ID...

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Velvet Panicum Dichanthelium scoparium

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Velvet Panicum (Dichanthelium scoparium)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Bracted Plantain Plantago aristata

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Bracted Plantain (Plantago aristata)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Bracted Plantain was growing next to Meadow Pink as depicted in these images...

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Common Eupithecia Moth Eupithecia miserulata

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Common Eupithecia Moth (Eupithecia miserulata)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Common Eupithecia Moth's caterpillar nectaring on Meadow Pink in a small meadow at the site...

BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1802419/bgimage

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What

Hastate-leaved Dock Rumex hastatulus

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Genus Rumex (Docks) - Needs ID

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Not sure about the ID...

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Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Fishing Spiders (Genus Dolomedes) – Needs ID

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

An untold number of these spiders were scampering in and about the shoreline of Grapevine Lake.

Four fishing spider species have been identified on iNat for Denton County, Texas, to date: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=1862&subview=table&taxon_id=82118&view=species

And statewide, the iNat archive records five such species: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=18&subview=table&taxon_id=82118&view=species

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What

Striped Lynx Spider Oxyopes salticus

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 22, 2020

Description

Striped Lynx Spider (Oxyopes salticus)

22 May 2020
Avondale Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

Female Striped Lynx Spider hunting for prey on the porch ceiling beside the lights...

BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1713546/bgimage

BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1687421/bgimage

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Fawn Ruddy Episemasia cervinaria

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 1, 2020

Description

Fawn Ruddy (Episemasia cervinaria)

1 May 2020
Avondale Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

Note: Given its range per the iNat distribution map, this moth is nearly endemic to Texas but also occurs in nearby states like Oklahoma, Arkansas and possibly Louisiana but not much beyond these points, see: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/372573-Episemasia-cervinaria

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Greater Grapevine Looper Moth Eulithis gracilineata

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Greater Grapevine Looper Moth (Eulithis gracilineata)

Large moth about 1" (25 mm) in length front to back, long forewings.

MPG: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7197

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Black-dotted Glyph Maliattha synochitis

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Black-dotted Glyph (Maliattha synochitis)

Also called: Black-dotted Maliattha Moth (Maliattha synochitis)

See iNat guide, “Moths of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas”: https://www.inaturalist.org/guide_taxa/466194

MPG: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9049

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Half-yellow Moth Ponometia semiflava

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Half-yellow Moth (Ponometia semiflava)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

Did not notice Half-yellow Moth until the images were downloaded. Had we noticed it in the field we would have taken better images. It was perched on a grass stem next to a patch of Arrowleaf Clover we photographed.

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Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Berlandier's Sundrops Oenothera berlandieri

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Berlandier’s Sundrops (Oenothera berlandieri)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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Common Lantana Lantana camara

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

Common Lantana (Lantana camara)

17 May 2020
Bob Jones Nature Center
Southlake, Denton County, Texas

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