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Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)

Observer

miketroll

Date

August 15, 2014 02:14 PM CDT

Description

i am perfectly safe holding this Loxosceles reclusa, they have a fused chelicerae (mouth parts) that makes it extremely difficult for them to bite unless they are being pressed up against you, like in clothing or being slapped to name a couple ways

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Typical Leafhoppers (Family Cicadellidae)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 6, 2020 09:41 AM CDT

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Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 19, 2021 10:51 AM CDT

Description

A few weeks baby cottontails found nearby (released agree picture)

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Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

September 21, 2021 04:31 PM CDT

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Domestic Cattle (Bos taurus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 10, 2021 04:46 PM CST

Description

Cattle checking out some of our brush piles at the Sonora Research Station

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Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 17, 2021 05:17 PM CDT

Description

Yellowing bushes on left

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Giant Reed (Arundo donax)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 17, 2021 07:15 PM CDT

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Parthenice Tiger Moth (Apantesis parthenice)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 7, 2021 12:26 AM CDT

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Pygmy Eye-capped Moths (Family Nepticulidae)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 16, 2021 09:19 AM CDT

Description

On Tragia vine

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Lindley's Butterflybush (Buddleja lindleyana)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 4, 2021 04:07 PM CDT

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Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 4, 2021 12:10 PM CDT

Description

Some sort of plant disease, unsure if animal, fungal, or bacteria caused

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Swift Setwing (Dythemis velox)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 25, 2021 04:03 PM CDT

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What

Lindley's Butterflybush (Buddleja lindleyana)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 4, 2021 04:07 PM CDT

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What

Collared Earthstar (Geastrum triplex)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 20, 2021 01:36 PM EDT

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What

Rosepink (Sabatia angularis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 20, 2021 03:56 PM EDT

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Western Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris ssp. familiaris)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 12, 2021 10:59 AM CST

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What

Texas Wintergrass Fungus (Atkinsonella texensis)

Observer

gwaithir

Date

June 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Snapdragon Plume Moth (Stenoptilodes antirrhina)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 16, 2021 09:28 AM CDT

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Macleay's Owlfly (Ululodes macleayanus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 24, 2021 12:03 AM CDT

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What

Western Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris ssp. familiaris)

Observer

rracicot98

Date

May 26, 2021 05:00 PM UTC

Description

The beast sleeps

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What

Texas Wintergrass Fungus (Atkinsonella texensis)

Observer

companyink

Date

May 26, 2021 11:35 AM HST

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What

Wolf Spiders and Allies (Superfamily Lycosoidea)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

May 1, 2021 01:03 PM CDT

Description

With egg

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What

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 30, 2021 07:40 PM CDT

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Rough Earthsnake (Haldea striatula)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 11, 2021 07:17 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 17, 2021 02:44 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 16, 2021 10:35 PM CDT

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Rayless Greenthread (Thelesperma megapotamicum)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 16, 2021 06:23 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 16, 2021 06:23 PM CDT

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What

Mites (Subclass Acari)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

April 16, 2021 02:07 PM CDT

Description

Red Mite/tick on a spider!

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Northern Hemisphere Crayfishes (Superfamily Astacoidea)

Observer

judy415

Date

April 2, 2021 06:25 PM MDT

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Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 6, 2021 05:18 PM CST

Description

Prescribed burning, though not yet used to its full potential, is one of the most economical and ecologically sustainable tools available to rangeland managers. Many global ecosystems evolved through regular fire intervals, however, not all fires are alike. Prescribed fires have the ability to sculpt habitats, suppressing the growth of certain plant species and promoting the spread of others. Historically, natural and man-caused fires occurred frequently across fire-dependant systems. Biologists and land managers use fire to manipulate vegetation for the benefit of wildlife and ecological health and restoration. A prescribed burning program is an effective tool for managing wildlife habitat, an invaluable benefit to livestock production systems, and a powerful driver of biodiversity conservation. Just a few of the benefits associated with prescribed burning include:

• Enhanced habitat diversity by increasing plant quality/vigor & increases the quantity of wildlife foods (forbs) by suppressing non-native grasses.
• Decreases flammable fuel loads, lessening the intensity and frequency of catastrophic wildfires.
• Can increase nutrient cycling by fixing nitrogen in the soil from burn debris, thereby having a fertilization effect on the range.
• Can increase moisture filtration into the soil.
• Can control invasive vegetation and undesirable woody encroachment.
• Opens vegetative overstory to allow light penetration to the soil surface for forb and browse production.

Adapted from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: There is an art and a science to using this powerful tool. Fires can be cool or hot. Depending upon weather conditions and management practices before and after the burn, various plants can be selected for or against. Cool fires seldom harm mature trees while hot fires can top-kill trees. A late winter/early spring (before green-up) burning schedule gives priority to ensure the most productive results for wildlife. Even with the best planning, however, windows of opportunity always depend on humidity, wind, and fuel moisture. Landowners/land managers are encouraged to learn how to use prescribed fire by first assisting on a planned controlled burn before attempting one on their own.

If you have any questions, or if you would even like to consider using prescribed burning as a tool on your land particularly in Texas, please feel free to contact me at austin.kelly@aggienetwork.com

For more info on Prescribed Range Burning in Texas from TPWD: https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0196.pdf

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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

March 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Purple Paintbrush (Castilleja purpurea)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

November 27, 2020 03:58 PM CST

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Fly Death Fungi (Complex Entomophthora muscae)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

October 14, 2016 09:27 AM CDT

Description

Mary Kay noticed this fly stuck to a bundle of pine needles; it had apparently succumbed to a fungus (?). Or is this mold on a dead animal?

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Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 24, 2015 02:28 PM CDT

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What

Giant Cutgrass (Zizaniopsis miliacea)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 19, 2020 01:01 PM CDT

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What

American Giant Millipede Complex (Complex Narceus americanus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 25, 2020 12:19 PM CDT

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What

Sussex Yellow-Sorrel (Oxalis dillenii)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 18, 2020 12:09 PM CDT

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Mountain Deathcamas (Anticlea elegans)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 14, 2020 01:28 PM CDT

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What

Southern Slender Ladies'-Tresses (Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 18, 2020 11:50 AM CDT

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What

Bluestem Ergot (Claviceps pusilla)

Observer

lo-am

Date

October 30, 2020 06:16 PM EDT

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Pan American Balsomscale (Elionurus tripsacoides)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 19, 2020 10:19 AM CDT

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What

Carolina Jointgrass (Coelorachis cylindrica)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

November 13, 2020 02:28 PM CST

Description

unsure on this one

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White-tipped Black (Melanchroia chephise)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

November 13, 2020 04:00 PM CST

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What

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Observer

jeanniefraser

Date

July 4, 2020 04:21 PM -04

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What

Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 3, 2019 02:27 PM CDT

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Obi-Wan Conobea (Leucospora multifida)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

November 6, 2020 03:37 PM CST

Description

I love this common name 😂

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Rainbow Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 13, 2020 02:49 PM CDT

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What

Asters and Allies (Tribe Astereae)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 18, 2020 11:41 AM CDT

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What

Feather-edged Petrophila (Petrophila fulicalis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

September 25, 2020 07:17 PM CDT

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What

Greater Anglewing (Microcentrum rhombifolium)

Observer

alekzandr27

Date

October 7, 2020 01:35 PM CDT

Description

Bug

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

October 3, 2020 03:30 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 26, 2020 10:31 AM CDT

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What

Red-humped Caterpillar Moth (Oedemasia concinna)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 26, 2020 09:39 AM CDT

Description

On Diospyros virginiana

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What

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 26, 2020 09:08 AM CDT

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What

Human (Homo sapiens)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 25, 2020 12:09 PM CDT

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What

Shield-backed Bug (Orsilochides guttata)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 25, 2020 11:27 AM CDT

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What

Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

apteryxrowi

Date

July 2020

Description

cocoon?

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What

Huckleberry Broom Rust Fungus (Calyptospora columnaris)

Date

June 13, 2020 03:40 PM PDT

Description

Unusual growth on Vaccinium.

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Date

July 1, 2020 02:57 PM PDT

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What

Nevin's Barberry (Berberis nevinii)

Observer

vagabondreports

Date

June 2020

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Chital (Axis axis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

August 3, 2020 01:04 PM CDT

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Grey Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 27, 2020 03:13 PM CDT

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What

Dakota Mock Vervain (Glandularia bipinnatifida)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 27, 2020 04:46 PM CDT

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Carolina Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 11, 2020 01:29 AM CDT

Description

With

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 05:22 PM CDT

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What

Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 06:10 PM CDT

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What

Western Roseroot (Rhodiola integrifolia)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 07:07 PM CDT

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What

Parry's Lousewort (Pedicularis parryi)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 07:10 PM CDT

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What

Woods' Rose (Rosa woodsii)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 07:49 PM CDT

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What

Rosebay Willowherb (Chamaenerion angustifolium)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 07:52 PM CDT

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What

American Cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 13, 2020 07:56 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 14, 2020 01:45 PM CDT

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What

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 14, 2020 01:49 PM CDT

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What

Blue Clematis (Clematis columbiana)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 14, 2020 01:59 PM CDT

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What

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 14, 2020 08:39 PM CDT

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What

Gunnison's Mariposa Lily (Calochortus gunnisonii)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 15, 2020 12:40 PM CDT

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What

Owlsclaws (Hymenoxys hoopesii)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 15, 2020 01:26 PM CDT

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What

Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 15, 2020 07:22 PM CDT

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What

Blue Columbine (Aquilegia coerulea)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 15, 2020 02:02 PM CDT

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What

Puncture Vine (Tribulus terrestris)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

July 20, 2020 02:30 PM CDT

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What

Pebble Bees (Genus Dianthidium)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 14, 2020 03:43 PM CDT

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Texas Wintergrass Fungus (Atkinsonella texensis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 13, 2020 04:23 PM CDT

Description

Atkinsonella hypoxylon var. texana; On Nassella leucotrica

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Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 6, 2020 10:00 AM CDT

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What

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 7, 2020 04:42 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 13, 2020 04:05 PM CDT

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What

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 26, 2020 04:13 PM CDT

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What

Common Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis gularis)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 16, 2020 05:31 PM CDT

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What

Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 22, 2020 01:34 PM CDT

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Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 12, 2020 05:27 PM CDT

Description

2-3 ft long, light tan color, similar in size and head shape to Nerodia erythrogaster, round pupils.

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Checkered Garter Snake (Thamnophis marcianus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 8, 2020 11:54 PM CDT

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Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 12, 2020 08:33 PM CDT

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Gulf Coast Toad (Incilius nebulifer)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 10, 2020 12:14 PM CDT

Description

Smallest frog I've ever seen

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Showy Prairie Gentian (Eustoma russellianum)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 5, 2020 02:17 PM CDT

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What

White Rosinweed (Silphium albiflorum)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 5, 2020 02:22 PM CDT

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What

Citrus Flatid Planthopper (Metcalfa pruinosa)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 26, 2020 03:40 PM CDT

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Owlflies (Subfamily Ascalaphinae)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 25, 2020 03:15 PM CDT

Description

Secretion made by adult, see comments

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Owlflies (Subfamily Ascalaphinae)

Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 25, 2020 03:15 PM CDT

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Observer

austinrkelly

Date

June 25, 2020 03:09 PM CDT

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Dance Flies (Family Empididae)

Observer

lovebirder

Date

April 18, 2020 03:12 PM CDT