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vsvogelaar

Date

July 13, 2024 09:54 AM CDT

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Five-banded Thynnid Wasp (Myzinum quinquecinctum)

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vsvogelaar

Date

July 13, 2024 10:37 AM CDT

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Rock Tickseed (Coreopsis wrightii)

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billdodd

Date

May 19, 2024 10:58 AM CDT

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gcwarbler

Date

May 15, 2024 10:41 PM EST

Description

This particular moth was first documented at about 4:30 AM on the same date. This individual has a tear in the middle of the outer edge of the right HW.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/229041853

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Mottled Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta subsequalis)

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jcochran706

Date

April 29, 2024 08:58 PM CDT

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Huisachillo (Vachellia schaffneri var. bravoensis)

Observer

joshua_tx

Date

March 15, 2024 06:36 PM CDT

Description

Medina River Greenway

There are many differences between Vachellia farnesiana (Huisache) and Vachellia schaffneri var. bravoensis (Huisachillo) other than the obvious differences in fruit, although noticing these differences requires some attention to detail.

The most reliable way to distinguish these two taxa besides the fruit is examination of the leaves. V. farnesiana has a petiolar gland that is partway down the petiole from the most basal pair of pinnae, meaning there is a noticeable gap between the lowest pair of pinnae and the gland on the petiole. And the petiolar gland tends to be small, not prominent (raised), and doesn't really stand out in coloration. By comparison, V. schaffneri var. bravoensis has the petiolar gland immediately adjacent to the most basal pair of pinnae (no gap present), the gland is usually also slightly larger, prominent, and is more noticeable due to its red coloration. These traits are visible in the first photo of this observation.

V. schaffneri var. bravoensis also tends to be smaller to much smaller than V. farnesiana at full maturity, the inflorescences tend to be somewhat more yellow (yellowish-orange rather than orange), the twigs tend to have a minor zigzag habit, the nodes tend to be more swollen/enlarged, the leaves tend to have less pairs of pinnae on average and the pinnae sometimes are slightly recurved (bent backwards), the paired spines are slightly different and often noticably sharper to the touch, and the flowers have a slightly different scent than V. farnesiana - more complex and even more pleasant than V. farnesiana. Hopefully you noticed all the "tends to" and "often" in this description rather than speaking in absolutes. It is more reliable to identify these taxa based on the petiolar gland characteristics than all the aforementioned traits put together.

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Carolina Desert-Chicory (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus)

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currenfrasch

Date

April 4, 2024 02:56 PM CDT

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Mousesear (Stachys crenata)

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reidhardin

Date

March 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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gcwarbler

Date

March 26, 2024 11:32 PM CDT

Description

Collected for dissection.
CS24002

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Charred Dagger (Acronicta brumosa)

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jcochran706

Date

March 23, 2024 09:00 PM CDT

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jcochran706

Date

March 23, 2024 09:04 PM CDT

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Wheat Head Armyworm (Dargida diffusa)

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jcochran706

Date

March 23, 2024 09:11 PM CDT

Description

Moth night at Godwin Ranch Cave Preserve...

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Slate Red Balcones Soldier Beetle (Ditemnus perforatus)

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gcwarbler

Date

March 23, 2024 10:42 PM CDT

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reidhardin

Date

March 2024

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reidhardin

Date

March 2024

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Texas Slimpod (Amsonia ciliata var. texana)

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reidhardin

Date

March 2024

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Small-flowered Milkvetch (Astragalus nuttallianus)

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gcwarbler

Date

March 17, 2024 12:21 PM CDT

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Slim-lobe Poppy-Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba)

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codystricker

Date

March 16, 2024 05:04 PM CDT

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Greenman's Bluet (Houstonia parviflora)

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atlasmira

Date

February 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I checked back in on this population I found last year.

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Mexican Pistache (Pistacia mexicana)

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atlasmira

Date

February 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Cedar Park

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Mexican Pistache (Pistacia mexicana)

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franpfer

Date

March 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

@atlasmira went to check out your observation, and I think found more of it...is this it?

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North American Racer (Coluber constrictor)

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soilmagic

Date

February 29, 2024 02:55 PM CST

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Corn Gromwell (Buglossoides arvensis)

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atlasmira

Date

February 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Tiny, less than 2" tall, not mowed. See last photo for perspective against the bluebonnet leaf. There were a bunch of these, all small. Prairie.

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jcochran706

Date

February 15, 2024 06:51 PM CST

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Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

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centratex

Date

November 23, 2016 05:12 PM CST

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Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

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rkostecke

Date

January 27, 2024 04:16 PM CST

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Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)

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gcwarbler

Date

October 2, 1978

Description

My Lifer Sabine's Gull. Also documented photographically, same time and place, by Greg Lasley:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151433
Update (1/23/24): Scans of old Ektachrome slides added.

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Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)

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greglasley

Date

October 2, 1978

Description

Sabine's Gull
juvenile
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Texas
2 October 1978
images scanned from slides.

This record provided the 10th Texas record of Sabine's Gull, but now there must be 60 or more records of this species in Texas, mainly during the fall on inland lakes. A shot of the bird in flight is also posted showing the unique wing pattern of this species.

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mperez217

Date

June 26, 2020 12:27 PM UTC

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Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)

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atlasmira

Date

January 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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blacknbluesa1

Date

January 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Skunkbush Sumac (Rhus trilobata)

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aidancampos

Date

July 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Leaf margins not ciliate, abaxial surfaces glabrous.

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Linden Looper Moth (Erannis tiliaria)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 24, 2023 11:13 PM CST

Description

First of the season.

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Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf (Thymophylla tenuiloba)

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atlasmira

Date

April 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Angle Moths and Allies (Tribe Macariini)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 11, 2023 08:07 PM CST

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Fourspike Heliotrope (Euploca procumbens)

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arnanthescout

Date

December 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Texas Amorpha (Amorpha roemeriana)

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aidancampos

Date

May 2023

Description

Scoured limestone slab with Clematis texensis & Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides

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Gulf Coast Yucca (Yucca louisianensis)

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blablabliam

Date

July 10, 2023 04:00 PM CDT

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Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

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rkostecke

Date

December 18, 2014 10:06 AM CST

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Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 10, 2023 05:25 PM CST

Description

Accidental capture in a House Sparrow trap; released unharmed. First for Salton Drive.

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Buckley's Yucca (Yucca constricta)

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eric_keith

Date

December 8, 2023 03:24 PM CST

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Texas Blazingstar (Mentzelia texana)

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hydaticus

Date

October 17, 2020 02:29 PM CDT

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Texas Amorpha (Amorpha roemeriana)

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arnanthescout

Date

November 2023

Place

Private

Description

Central Texas. Dry limestone bluff in Balcones Canyonlands

Emarginate leaflet apices + fewer leaflets per leaf compared to Amorpha fruticosa

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ecarpe

Date

June 22, 2019 09:53 PM CDT

Description

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gcwarbler

Date

October 22, 2023 03:27 AM CDT

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jcochran706

Date

October 4, 2023 10:38 PM CDT

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jcochran706

Date

October 4, 2023 07:37 PM CDT

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Trans-Pecos Senna (Senna pilosior)

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beecuriosity

Date

August 24, 2023 10:49 AM CDT

Description

This is a volunteer between a planted bed and a path

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Grassland Pricklypear (Opuntia cymochila)

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ericcleveland

Date

August 10, 2022 08:34 AM MDT

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Sunflowers, Daisies, Asters, and Allies (Family Asteraceae)

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mikef451

Date

August 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

False Boneset?
Riparian zone

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prairie_rambler

Date

April 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)

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firebugzy

Date

November 9, 2020 01:53 PM CST

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Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)

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wendell

Date

July 26, 2023 02:29 PM CDT

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Green Antelopehorns (Asclepias viridis)

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atlasmira

Date

July 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I thought this was giant A.viridis, but people with me are thinking A. latifolia. In WilCo??

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Swift Setwing (Dythemis velox)

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polylepis

Date

June 29, 2023 06:25 PM CDT

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Western Ruellia (Ruellia occidentalis)

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prairie_rambler

Date

May 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Dubious Tiger Moth (Spilosoma dubia)

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pufferchung

Date

February 9, 2021 02:33 AM CST

Description

It's laying eggs, see second picture for the ID

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reidhardin

Date

July 6, 2023 07:44 PM CDT

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Stanfield's Beebalm (Monarda stanfieldii)

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eric_keith

Date

June 8, 2023 10:17 AM CDT

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Dromo Tiger Beetles (Genus Dromochorus)

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nancynorman

Date

June 29, 2023 08:06 AM CDT

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Twintip Buckeye (Junonia stemosa)

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ncowey

Date

November 24, 2016 03:53 PM CST

Description

This Buckeye didn't have a cream colored band on the forewing. It also has more of a bluish sheen to the thorax and leading edge of the forewings. The spots on the forewing are darker on the inside. These are the reasons I believe this to be a Tropical Buckeye. I guess there is a chance that it could be a darker variety of the Common Buckeye.
I have seen some previous discussions on this from @greglasley
@robberfly and
@maractwin
What do yall think?

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Twintip Buckeye (Junonia stemosa)

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dylapodiformes

Date

November 20, 2017 11:57 AM CST

Description

Someone with much more experience than I suggested this looked like a Tropical, but also that the species are weak and Commons look similar

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Royal River Cruiser (Macromia taeniolata)

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nancynorman

Date

June 14, 2023 09:41 AM CDT

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cwd912nb

Date

May 30, 2021 03:30 PM CDT

Description

Orange head with much more vivid, and darker, reddish-orange wing sheaths. Closely resemembles the specimen reported at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26660078. I believe this to be N. lurida and am submitting it to Bugguide.net.

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Golden-fronted × Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons × carolinus)

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gcwarbler

Date

May 28, 2023 10:11 AM CDT

Description

This male woodpecker has been visiting the feeder outside of my office window for a few weeks. He has a nearly complete red crown & nape but has a yellow frontlet, yellow wash on the chin and throat, and yellow wash on the belly. I haven't gotten a look at the central tail feathers which might offer more insight into the ID, but I'm somewhat confident that this is a hybrid because of the extensive yellow in certain spots where a full adult male RBWO would have red.

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Rain Frogs (Genus Eleutherodactylus)

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bone86

Date

April 6, 2019 10:43 PM UTC

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Scarlet Pea (Indigofera miniata)

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plateauville

Date

April 22, 2023 03:08 PM CDT

Description

A vine, not a bush. No seed pods yet. Algorithm wants to call this I. miniata. Maybe, doesn't seem right to me, however.

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Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

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pufferchung

Date

March 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Japanese Brome (Bromus japonicus)

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awblair

Date

March 31, 2023 11:01 AM CDT

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Prickly Pear Leaf Spot (Phyllosticta concava)

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pufferchung

Date

March 30, 2023 02:02 PM CDT

Description

Mucilage oozing from the pad, indicates moth larva are feeding inside.

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Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

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megachile

Date

March 31, 2023 11:57 PM CDT

Description

AC3
emerged by 3/31/2023

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Genista Broom Moth (Uresiphita reversalis)

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gcwarbler

Date

March 25, 2023 12:46 PM CDT

Description

On Texas Mountain Laurel. Found by @k8thegr8.

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reidhardin

Date

March 2023

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ptexis

Date

March 4, 2023 10:50 PM CST

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ptexis

Date

March 4, 2023 10:53 PM CST

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juliberwald

Date

March 2, 2023 02:05 PM CST

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Small Phigalia Moth (Phigalia strigataria)

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pufferchung

Date

April 14, 2022 09:27 PM CDT

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Curved-toothed Geometer Moth (Eutrapela clemataria)

Observer

pufferchung

Date

January 27, 2023 06:45 PM CST

Description

First time sighting~

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Fulvous-edged Pyrausta (Pyrausta nexalis)

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rkostecke

Date

January 18, 2023 08:14 PM CST

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jeffmci9

Date

January 19, 2023 07:45 PM CST

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Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

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nanofishology

Date

April 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 30, 2022 07:44 AM CST

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Baldcypresses (Genus Taxodium)

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joeysantore

Date

November 9, 2020

Description

Distinct habit, small cone size, few to no pneumatophores, I'm sure some argumentative f*ck-ass will say otherwise but lacking DNA sequencing contradicting it I am going to say mucronatum.

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Eastern White-blotched Prominent (Heterocampa pulverea)

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gcwarbler

Date

September 9, 2017 05:55 AM CDT

Description

Two different individuals documented here. Neither has a particularly obvious "white blotch" but the pattern of subterminal black marks and the buffy thorax seem to point to this species.

UPDATE (3/31/19): First individual (two images) re-IDed as Heterocampa subrotata and deleted here.

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Baldcypresses (Genus Taxodium)

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sadielouhays

Date

October 6, 2017 02:39 PM CDT

Description

Growing directly from creek bed.

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Green Beebalm (Monarda viridissima)

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atlasmira

Date

December 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Fasciolated Graphic (Melipotis fasciolaris)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

November 11, 2022 12:09 AM CST

Description

I only see this species here in Austin every other year or even less frequently, but the sightings are almost invariably in the first half of November. I assume this is a species that periodically migrates up from South Texas.

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ecarpe

Date

September 4, 2018 09:35 PM CDT

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Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

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sherylsr

Date

October 12, 2022 10:00 AM CDT

Description

On velvetleaf mallow

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mikef451

Date

September 1, 2022 05:48 AM CDT

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Orange Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia xanthosoma)

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morgan_gage

Date

July 21, 2022 01:57 PM CDT

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knightericm

Date

October 20, 2020 11:32 AM CDT

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Spinola's Mason Wasp (Ancistrocerus spinolae)

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cmharper

Date

April 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Short-lined Chocolate (Argyrostrotis anilis)

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 1, 2022 10:59 PM CDT

Description

Had a wonderful time helping out with the speaker series tonight at Cedar Hill State Park! Tonight was all about nocturnal insects. Great fun. :)

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jcochran706

Date

June 24, 2022 09:18 PM CDT

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Pale-winged Gray (Iridopsis ephyraria)

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pufferchung

Date

May 12, 2021 08:32 PM CDT

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Pale-winged Gray (Iridopsis ephyraria)

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gcwarbler

Date

May 14, 2022 09:54 PM CDT

Description

In mid-May, I had 2 or 3 of these show up but they were quite worn. This was the freshest of them.

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Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea)

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brentano

Date

June 5, 2022 11:05 AM CDT

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Texas Pricklypoppy (Argemone aurantiaca)

Observer

rymcdaniel

Date

May 8, 2022 02:08 PM CDT

Description

Edwards county, Texas; Indian Creek Ranch Bioblitz
5/8/2022
Argemone aurantiaca

One, or few, along main road.

Based on the orange latex, mentioned in the Flora of North Central Texas. The FNA does not mention latex color at all, and depends on various qualities of the surfaces of the leaves, stems and capsules, all of which were difficult to apply here. The leaf surfaces did not seem prickly or hispid between the veins, but they may have been minutely hispid (difficult to photograph). There were no capsules yet. The stems did seem somewhat densely prickley, but I don't know if that is distinguishing enough.