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What

Pine Tip Moths (Genus Rhyacionia)

Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 20, 2017 11:06 PM CDT

Description

This was attracted to a UV light at night.

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What

Mochas (Genus Cyclophora)

Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 18, 2017 09:58 PM CDT

Description

This was attracted to a UV light at night.

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Georgia Dichomeris Moth (Dichomeris georgiella)

Observer

victorengel

Date

June 12, 2021 09:38 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

May 5, 2021 07:17 AM CDT

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Observer

gcwarbler

Date

May 25, 2021 01:11 PM CDT

Description

This was a strangely fortunate accident. This small adult male bagworm moth emerged from one of the cases that I had collected a few weeks ago:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/78107299
I don't know which one; I had thrown them all into a single baggy and had assumed that they were all from a previous year and thus unoccupied. This moth probably emerged on/about May 19.
The grid behind the moth is made up of 5 mm squares, so the FW length of this moth is pretty close to 7.5 mm. This moth must have struggled mightly to get out of the baggy because it is lacking 90% of its scales on the wings and body. However, it offers one fortuitous advantage: The wing venation is fairly clearly visible on the FWs in several of my images, including the first two pics here. This allowed me to compare this moth with illustrations in Davis's exhaustive monograph on the family published as a bulletin of the U.S. National Museum in 1964. The venation of this moth is a good match to the genus Astala as illustrated by Davis (p. 196, Fig. 160) and different from that of Cryptothelea (Fig. 156). I had previously thought all of my small blackish bagworms were Cryptothelea gloverii. With the present example, along with the array of cases shown in the recent observation (which resemble those of Astala in Davis's monograph), and measurements I have made of several of these adults, I can now confidently assign ALL of these to the genus Astala. Two species are widespread in Texas: Astala confederata and A. edwardsi. The first of these is slightly smaller and perhaps more widespread and is a likely candidate for the present moth but details separating the two species require microscopic examination of scales on the wings.
I'm happy to have a proper generic placement for all these small bagworm moths from Salton Drive. To reiterate: The small bags which I documented in the above observation are the ONLY type of bagworm cases that I've seen on the property, and the small blackish adults are the ONLY adults of this general type that I have ever document at the location. I feel comfortable correlated the two, especially after the emergence of this adult.

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Observer

gcwarbler

Date

April 15, 2017 05:45 AM CDT

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What

White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora)

Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 30, 2021 10:00 AM CDT

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What

Twirler Moths (Family Gelechiidae)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

May 9, 2021 09:04 PM CDT

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What

Woodhouse's Toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii)

Observer

juliatheexplora

Date

August 24, 2020 08:16 PM CDT

Place

Austin (Google, OSM)

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What

Filbertworm Moth (Cydia latiferreana)

Observer

cbark

Date

October 1, 2020 08:30 PM CDT

Description

Attracted via blacklight

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What

Dark-banded Tallula (Tallula atrifascialis)

Observer

cbark

Date

October 1, 2020 08:31 PM CDT

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What

Belted Grass-Veneer (Euchromius ocellea)

Observer

cbark

Date

October 1, 2020 08:32 PM CDT

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Observer

cmeckerman

Date

October 22, 2020 11:14 PM CDT

Description

A micro moth that I haven't seen before. It seems distinct enough that I might have a shot at identifying it.

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What

Sunflower Seed Maggot (Neotephritis finalis)

Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 27, 2019 08:30 AM -05

Description

This was collected in a sweep net. Each tick mark is 1mm.

This specimen is preserved in isopropyl alcohol.

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Bog Lygropia Moth (Lygropia rivulalis)

Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 24, 2020 11:32 PM CDT

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What

Spined Stilt Bug (Jalysus wickhami)

Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 28, 2018 03:04 PM CDT

Description

This specimen came from a sweep net survey.

At least one of the images is on a blue grid paper (1mm spacing) or with a mm ruler.

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Observer

cmeckerman

Date

October 14, 2016 02:53 PM CDT

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Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 28, 2018 02:42 PM CDT

Description

This specimen came from a sweep net survey.

At least one of the images is on a blue grid paper (1mm spacing) or with a mm ruler.

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What

Life

Observer

brunokostulak

Date

March 2, 2020 12:43 AM UTC

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Observer

efry

Date

February 12, 2020 04:14 PM CST

Description

I found this in my professors pond sample during lab. It was long and green with a circular ball in the middle.

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Observer

cmeckerman

Date

February 28, 2019 10:40 AM CST

Description

Approximately 1600x magnification.

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

cottez

Date

February 9, 2020

Description

Organism was found at Gilleland Creek Trail on February 9 2020
Weather was overcast and had just rained
This plant was located on a patch of dirt not occupied by grass

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lalygutierrez

Date

February 7, 2020

Description

Didn't really move until I got about 7in away, was hesitant to move and seemed as though it used its legs to guide itself

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Observer

cmharper

Date

October 12, 2019 12:08 PM HST
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

theresa_goodwin

Date

September 18, 2019 06:00 PM CDT

Description

I found about 5 of these in the sample I took from my families tank. It was swimming around at a medium pace.

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eanyiam

Date

September 6, 2018 07:26 PM CDT

Description

The soil was rich around the area surrounf this plant. The leaves were spread open and the color seemed to attract insects.

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Observer

cmeckerman

Date

April 27, 2019 08:30 AM -05

Description

This was collected in a sweep net. Each tick mark is 1mm.

This specimen is preserved in isopropyl alcohol.

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What

Dance Flies, Long-legged Flies, and Allies (Superfamily Empidoidea)

Observer

mikef451

Date

April 29, 2019 01:02 PM CDT

Description

Diptera
Rimrock Trail
Balcones Canyonlands NWR
Burnet, Co
4/29/19

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Observer

pycnoporus

Date

August 18, 2018 01:58 PM EDT

Description

Growing from soil under mulch. Disturbed area under poplar tree in front yard of country home. Recent heavy rains and humid conditions.

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

April 6, 2018 09:46 PM CDT

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What

Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

Observer

m_hoekwater

Date

October 25, 2017 04:50 PM CDT

Description

These came by my office window. I thought they were called Mexican eagles but I might be wrong.

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What

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

Observer

a_hernandez

Date

October 9, 2014 03:45 PM CDT

Description

A beautiful bird in its natural environment on a tree at Frontera Audubon in South Texas on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm. The small bird has a brownish body with very distinctive bright yellow markings on its face and body. What is the purpose of its coloring?

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What

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Observer

m_guyette

Date

April 24, 2018 03:54 PM CDT

Description

Bird ran into the screen door and was stunned, allowing for really close photos(:

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What

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

g_parker

Date

May 6, 2018 10:04 PM CDT

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What

Southern Stargazer (Astroscopus y-graecum)

Observer

l_eliaz

Date

April 29, 2018 05:28 PM CDT

Description

Striped tail, caught off the shore on Galveston. My father has grown up fishing in Galveston and has never seen this kind of fish before. Please help with an ID.

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

p_connell

Date

October 13, 2017 03:52 PM CDT

Description

Was found right next to a road. We were driving through a forest.

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What

Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Observer

r_prettyman

Date

April 28, 2018 02:56 PM CDT

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What

Western Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea)

Observer

k_pedersen

Date

January 25, 2018 03:45 PM CST

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What

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Observer

soilmagic

Date

August 18, 2017 01:10 PM CDT

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What

Northern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Observer

e_chapman

Date

September 17, 2017 07:54 AM CDT

Description

This snake was resting on the edge of a river.

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Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera)

Observer

e_kim

Date

April 27, 2016 11:30 AM CDT

Description

I found this at the UT turtle pond. There was lots of sunlight.

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What

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Observer

soilmagic

Date

March 20, 2018 02:44 PM CDT

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What

Texas Coralsnake (Micrurus tener)

Observer

soilmagic

Date

March 13, 2018 11:23 AM CDT

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Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

Observer

soilmagic

Date

April 18, 2018 03:57 PM CDT

Description

Last photo shows the rattle. Counted 8.

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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Observer

g_parker

Date

May 6, 2018 10:04 PM CDT