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Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata

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briangooding

Date

March 13, 2019 06:56 PM CDT

Description

Female Ischnura hastata

I came back up to DFW for my birthday for a few days and visited one of my favorite spots. Not much going on above water, at least concerning dragonflies, but I saw a few ischnurans (hastata, posita).

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

briangooding

Date

March 13, 2019 01:40 PM CDT

Description

Crotalus sp.

On the drive up from San Antonio to Fort Worth I was getting restless in traffic so I pulled off and looked around for a bit.

I stumbled on two rattlesnakes mating (or maybe trying to mate or maybe just next to each other) while looking for dragonflies. The second snake is best visible in the third image, its head in the bottom right corner. I will try to find a better one demonstrating both.

The rattlesnakes did me no harm but I did get bit by a fly and it hurt like hell and left a welt. Not sure what it was and I didn't get any shots because I instinctively swatted at my arm and scared it.

I shot a couple of different views but they were down in a marshy area and I didn't have boots and I didn't want to disturb them so I didn't go down for more.

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Stream Bluet Enallagma exsulans

Observer

briangooding

Date

March 8, 2019 05:16 PM CST

Description

Young male Enallagma exsulans

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Stream Bluet Enallagma exsulans

Observer

briangooding

Date

March 8, 2019 05:16 PM CST

Description

Male Enallagma exsulans in prepared stance

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Stream Bluet Enallagma exsulans

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briangooding

Date

March 8, 2019 05:16 PM CST

Description

Immature female Enallagma exsulans

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Stream Bluet Enallagma exsulans

Observer

briangooding

Date

March 8, 2019 05:16 PM CST

Description

Female Enallagma exsulans

I got out a bit today and wandered along the edge of the river. E. exsulans was the most numerous species I saw. Also present were Argia moesta and A. sedula. Did not see any anisopterans yet.

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Carrot Family Family Apiaceae

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 13, 2019 11:18 AM CST

Description

I don't know what this plant is but it is everywhere and I like it aesthetically, kind of has a soft, perpetually "just wet" feel to it.

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Mustard Family Family Brassicaceae

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briangooding

Date

February 13, 2019 11:18 AM CST

Description

A flower in mid-February

Definitely not my area of expertise.

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Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 13, 2019 11:18 AM CST

Description

Male chironomid

On may way back down to San Antonio the other week I spontaneously and briefly stopped at Hornsby Bend to look around. I felt a sense of relief to start seeing insects and so much green.

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Diamondback Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 01:51 PM CST

Description

Nerodia sp.

This was the only angle I could get and I didn't want to disturb it...partially because I couldn't tell which end the head would come out of.

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Crane Flies Infraorder Tipulomorpha

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 01:51 PM CST

Description

Tipulomorphid

These are all over the place in the area right now.

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Common Meadow Katydids Tribe Conocephalini

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 01:51 PM CST

Description

Orthopteran

Found while scanning brush for damselflies.

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briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 01:51 PM CST

Description

Dipteran

A beautiful fly I encountered while walking along the river.

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Orange Bluet Enallagma signatum

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 02:04 PM CST

Description

Teneral female Enallagma signatum

She just taken her first flight and was trying to reorient herself amongst heavy spurts of wind and her seemingly cumbersome lanky abdomen.

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Double-striped Bluet Enallagma basidens

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 02:17 PM CST

Description

Male Enallagma basidens

I was pleasantly surprised to see numerous males of this species flying along the banks of the river.

I observed one pair in tandem but was unable to chase them down.

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Neotropical Bluet Enallagma novaehispaniae

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 02:13 PM CST

Description

Female Enallagma novaehispaniae

I couldn't get a clean shot but was happy to see this species as I've only photographed males before.

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Stream Bluet Enallagma exsulans

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 26, 2019 02:13 PM CST

Description

Male Enallagma exsulans

I had some time at lunch today and went back out to the spot I saw this same species at yesterday and found this guy.

It was cooler in the day and earlier than I went yesterday but there were still a few teneral and juvenile damselflies around.

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Stream Bluet Enallagma exsulans

Observer

briangooding

Date

February 25, 2019 03:38 PM CST

Description

Male Enallagma exsulans

When I first saw this I didn't look closely (didn't have my camera, just took a quick reference shot) or question that it was Ischnura ramburii since there were numerous some I. ramburii and I. posita flying around, along with Argia moesta. I only got this shot and then it escaped from the loose spider web it was weakly caught in.

After looking at it up close on the phone it looks to be Enallagma exsulans, which I thought seemed early for this species. I looked at Bexar County on OC and discovered that E. exsulans is not listed, which seems odd that it is literally the first dragonfly I stumbled upon and photographed here this year and it is unrecorded species for the area. I will go back out when I get the chance and try to get shots with my camera.

@greglasley what do you think?

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briangooding

Date

January 18, 2017 02:55 PM CST

Description

Juvenile male Argia elongata

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Cerulean Dancer Argia anceps

Observer

briangooding

Date

January 18, 2017 02:54 PM CST

Description

Male Argia sp.

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briangooding

Date

January 18, 2017 02:52 PM CST

Description

Male Argia elongata

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Cerulean Dancer Argia anceps

Observer

briangooding

Date

January 18, 2017 02:52 PM CST

Description

Male Argia sp.

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briangooding

Date

January 18, 2017 02:48 PM CST

Description

Male Argia elongata

One of the most common Argia species in the area at the time I visited.

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Banded Owl-Butterfly Caligo atreus

Observer

briangooding

Date

January 20, 2017 11:58 AM CST

Description

Lepidopteran

I know nothing about butterflies but there were many that to my eyes looked just like this species. One of the most common larger insects I encountered.

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Peacock Jewel Aristocypha fenestrella

Observer

briangooding

Date

June 7, 2012 10:23 AM +07

Description

Male Aristocypha fenestrella

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Fishing Spiders Genus Dolomedes

Observer

briangooding

Date

May 31, 2012 02:06 PM +07

Description

Arachnid

Very similar-looking to the genus Dolomedes we have in Texas in both appearance and style of habitat.

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briangooding

Date

May 31, 2012 02:06 PM +07

Description

Salticid

Not the best shot of these but maybe someone will have more info.

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briangooding

Date

May 31, 2012 02:06 PM +07

Description

Salticidae

A beautiful salticid which unfortunately was too fast for me. I only saw one instance of this individual.

Two of the most beautiful jumping spiders I've ever seen have been in Thailand, this being one. Here is the other--https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7044318

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briangooding

Date

May 31, 2012 02:06 PM +07

Description

Coleopteran

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Common Rose Swallowtail Pachliopta aristolochiae

Observer

briangooding

Date

May 31, 2012 02:06 PM +07

Description

Lepidopteran larva

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