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Comet Darner Anax longipes

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 8, 2020 03:29 PM CST

Description

Collected by Dave Patton & Phillip Wallace. Labium reaches beyond metacoxae, distal corner of palpal blade truncate & distal margin straight

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Comet Darner Anax longipes

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 8, 2020 03:00 PM CST

Description

Collected by Dave Patton & Phillip Wallace. Labium reaches metacoxae, distal corner of palpal blade truncate & distal margin straight

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Two-toed Amphiuma Amphiuma means

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 15, 2020 03:04 PM CST

Description

Netted by Frank Jordan in a small stream

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Swift River Cruiser Macromia illinoiensis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 15, 2020 03:50 PM CST

Description

Head narrows behind eyes and spines on S9 don't extend past tips of cerci (vs. head doesn't narrow and S9 spines extend past cerci in stream cruisers, Didymops)

Frontal horn is long & sharply pointed (vs. shorter & blunter in Royal River Cruiser, Macromia taeniolata)

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Selys' Sundragon Helocordulia selysii

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 03:24 PM CST

Description

Multiple views of the same individual. Short lateral spines in S8-9; middorsal spines on S6-9, with the spine on S6 tiny

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Blue Corporal Ladona deplanata

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 01:56 PM CST

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Ribbon Crayfish Procambarus bivittatus

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 03:05 PM CST

Description

Subadult or adult female from the Pearl River drainage

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Clearlake Clubtail Phanogomphus australis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 11:45 PM CST

Description

Nymph partially covered with organic material, from a shallow lake with a silt/mud bottom and vegetated shoreline; captured by Dave Patton.

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Gulf Coast Waterdog Necturus beyeri

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 03:20 PM CST

Description

From leaflitter in a small stream

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Southern Snaketail Ophiogomphus australis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 12:18 PM CST

Description

Photographed and released at location of observation

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Fawn Darner Boyeria vinosa

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 01:23 PM CST

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Ribbon Crayfish Procambarus bivittatus

Observer

bradmoon

Date

February 9, 2020 12:31 PM CST

Description

Juvenile, from the Pearl River drainage

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Ditch Fencing Crayfish Faxonella clypeata

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 24, 2020 06:45 PM CST

Description

Female, total length 43 mm, from an ephemeral pond in a roadside ditch

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Common Green Darner Anax junius

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 24, 2020 09:00 PM CST

Description

Total length 32 mm, labium does not reach beyond metacoxae, distal corner of palpal blade broadly rounded

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 12, 2020 02:37 PM CST

Description

From leaf litter in a small, sandy stream in shaded oak-pine woodland.

The feature indicating the family Calopterygidae according to Westfall & May (2006) is the first segment of antenna longer than remaining segments combined (first photo). Features that indicate Calopteryx include prementum cleft reaching nearly half way to base of prementum (second photo) and no spines on posterolateral margins of S9 & S10 (third photo). Features indicating C. maculata include median gill without stout spines (third photo) and no stout spines on posterior part of lateral carinae on S9 & S10 (also third photo). Adults of this species are common along this stream and others in the area.

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Sarracenia Spiketail Cordulegaster sarracenia

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Description

These nymphs were in small mucky seeps that fed into a tiny, sand-bottomed, headwater stream in mostly shaded riparian and oak-pine woods.

Features visible in the photos that indicate Spiketail (Cordulegastridae) according to Tennessen (2019) include a large mask-like labium with jagged teeth, divergent wing sheaths, long setae on many parts of the body, elongate body with sharply pointed abdomen tip, and paired dark spots on the abdomen along each side of the midline. Features that indicate Sarracenia Spiketail (Cordulegaster sarracenia) include a distinct tuft of long setae at the middle of the frontal shelf (Photos 2 & 6), posterior edge of the prementum with a shallow concavity that makes the midline groove start near the posterior edge of the prementum (Photos 3, 4, 7, & 8), and lateral spine on S8 pointing upward at a steeper angle than the spine on S9 (Photo 9). Adults of Cordulegaster sarracenia have been observed along this stream: https://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/SubmissionAction.get/submission_id/494102.

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Twin-spotted Spiketail Cordulegaster maculata

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 12, 2020 12:08 PM CST

Description

This nymph and others of the same species not shown here were in small mucky pools along the main channel of a tiny, sand-bottomed, headwater stream in mostly shaded riparian oak-pine woods.

Features visible in the photos that indicate Spiketail (Cordulegastridae) according to Tennessen (2019) include a large mask-like labium with jagged teeth, divergent wing sheaths, long setae on many parts of the body, elongate body with sharply pointed abdomen tip, and paired dark spots on the abdomen along each side of the midline. Features that indicate Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata) include all pale frontal setae that get shorter gradually from the midline toward each outer edge (Photo 2), posterior edge of the prementum with distinctly V-shaped concavity that makes the midline groove start well in from the posterior edge of the prementum (Photo 3 & 4), and lateral spine on S8 points mostly rearward at the same angle as the spine on S9 (Photo 5). Adults of Cordulegaster maculata have been observed along this stream: https://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/SubmissionAction.get/submission_id/493656.

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Common Sanddragon Progomphus obscurus

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 12, 2020 02:30 PM CST

Description

From a medium-sized sandy stream. Features that indicate Progomphus obscurus include very long, reclined 4th antennal segment; strongly divergent wing sheaths; piliform setae on margins of abdomen; and short, stout legs.

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Blue Corporal Ladona deplanata

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 12, 2020 12:30 PM CST

Description

From a small sandy stream in well shaded oak-pine woodland. Features that indicate Ladona deplanata include raised eyes; long piliform setae; middorsal hooks on S4-8 (the hooks on S6-8 are visible in the dorsal photos); posterolateral spines on S8 & S9; gradually tapered abdomen with long, sharp terminal appendages; legs faintly banded

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White River Crayfish Procambarus acutus

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 12, 2020 03:00 PM CST

Description

Juvenile/subadult

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Bull Shark Carcharhinus leucas

Observer

bradmoon

Date

September 9, 2018 02:47 PM CDT

Description

Bull Shark?

It's unclear why the shark was crossing the road...

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Fringed Heartwort Ricciocarpos natans

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 5, 2020 05:20 PM CST

Description

Or a species of Riccia?

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Cajun Dwarf Crayfish Cambarellus shufeldtii

Observer

bradmoon

Date

January 4, 2020 03:41 PM CST

Description

All photos are of the same Form I male, 24 mm total length

Slightly bifurcated hooks near the bases Legs 2 & 3 and especially the straight forks at the tips of the gonopods indicate Cambarellus shufeldtii (Walls, 2009)

This individual was in a puddle across a small sandy road about 100 m inland of the open beach/high tide line; the puddle was surrounded by seaside vegetation and some salt flats. The satellite imagery on the Google map shows the exact location correctly.

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Green Lacewings Family Chrysopidae

Observer

bradmoon

Date

December 8, 2019 03:12 PM CST

Description

Green lacewing eggs (see https://bugguide.net/node/view/72303)

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Brown Anole Anolis sagrei

Observer

bradmoon

Date

November 22, 2019 03:49 PM CST

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Northern Grass Mantis Brunneria borealis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

December 1, 2019 02:32 PM CST

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Northern Grass Mantis Brunneria borealis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

September 27, 2014 11:44 AM CDT

Description

Thick antennae bases, serrated thorax edges (see https://bugguide.net/node/view/34147)

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American Grass Mantis Thesprotia graminis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

July 10, 2017 06:27 PM CDT

Description

Antennae entirely thin, hind part of pronotum 3-4 times as long as front portion (approximately 3.4 times as long in this specimen based on quick measurement of photo); see https://bugguide.net/node/view/4823

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

bradmoon

Date

December 31, 2019 02:37 PM CST

Description

Two Red-eared Sliders on the right

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Southern Painted Turtle Chrysemys dorsalis

Observer

bradmoon

Date

December 31, 2019 02:37 PM CST

Description

Southern Painted Turtle on the left

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