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What

Checkered Setwing (Dythemis fugax)

Observer

badger8181

Date

July 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

kevinfaccenda

Date

January 10, 2022 03:40 PM HST

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Observer

cwarneke

Date

October 2019

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Observer

kimberlietx

Date

December 16, 2021 10:16 AM CST

Description

Havard Oak

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Roadside (stop #1)
Collection with permit

Saw them in clusters, singly, some very rounded, some with a pointy apex, some smooth, some with a light frosty looking texture.

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What

White Oaks (Section Quercus)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

December 17, 2021 03:42 PM CST

Description

I stopped at this park on my way home to look for Mohr Oak, but I couldn't find any. What I did find was more Havard Oak. These trees were 25-30 feet tall! VERY different than the 3 foot tall shrubs at Monahans Sandhills SP. And I didn't not see the same galls in either place, which is also interesting!

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

December 16, 2021 10:36 AM CST

Description

Havard Oak

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Roadside (stop #1)
Collection with permit

One of the students collected this gall, so more observations with info/measurements should follow. That observation is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103426072

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

rchelsea23

Date

December 16, 2021 10:40 AM CST

Description

Host Plant - Quercus Havardii
CR - 2021 -002
There is no information i was able to find about this gall and was unable to come up with an ID for it.

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

kimberlietx

Date

December 16, 2021 10:32 AM CST

Description

Havard Oak

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Roadside (stop #1)
Collection with permit

Fuzzy rounded galls 1-2mm in size with a darker hairless and pointy apex, located on the lower surface of the leaf next to the midrib, often in pairs across from each other. Collected by @rchelsea23 so more details will be included on her observation. (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103454967) She sectioned 1 gall and found a mature wasp alive inside. The gall material was quite stuck to it, so we didn't mess with it too much. Cut out a second wasp that was also alive but stayed tightly curled in position. Both wasps preserved for @mileszhang to review.

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Observer

ivyandolive

Date

December 16, 2021 05:10 PM UTC

Description

Havard Oak
looks similar to Callirhytis sp.
@kimberlietx

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Observer

msmith222

Date

October 10, 2021 02:14 PM UTC

Description

Tiny leaves

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What

Drummond's Leaf-Flower (Phyllanthus abnormis)

Observer

franpfer

Date

September 1, 2021 12:28 PM CDT

Description

@tylercannon posted this recently & I took a look; pedicels look long. Need assistance.

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What

Rock Carolina Leafflower (Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. saxicola)

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 25, 2018 11:58 AM PDT

Description

http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242416985

5 petals that are pale green, reddish-brown stipules, in part separating this from pentaphyllus per FNA:
http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250101677

Allopatric with subsp. carolinensis in the southern half of the FL peninsula:
http://efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250101670

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What

Birdseed Leaf-Flower (Phyllanthus evanescens)

Observer

dan_johnson

Date

July 23, 2018 04:43 PM CDT

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xavierjaime

Date

July 20, 2019 12:51 PM UTC

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What

Smartweed Leafflower (Phyllanthus polygonoides)

Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

April 18, 2021 12:02 PM CDT

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Observer

cwarneke

Date

November 2019

Place

Hawaii, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Smartweed Leafflower (Phyllanthus polygonoides)

Observer

debm

Date

November 20, 2021 11:52 AM CST

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What

Mascarene Island Leaf-Flower (Phyllanthus tenellus)

Observer

jcompton

Date

August 30, 2020 03:18 PM UTC

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What

Leaf-flower Family (Family Phyllanthaceae)

Observer

zoology123

Date

June 15, 2020 05:46 PM CDT

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What

Drummond's Leaf-Flower (Phyllanthus abnormis)

Observer

blazeclaw

Date

August 13, 2021 11:44 AM MDT

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What

Checkered Garter Snake (Thamnophis marcianus)

Observer

ekarlogist

Date

September 4, 2020 02:58 PM CDT

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Observer

kimberlietx

Date

November 22, 2020 07:05 PM CST

Description

This is the unidentified/undescribed woolly Post Oak gall that I have seen and collected for rearing over the last few weeks. This observation will serve as my "field notes" on this species and the "type" observation, if such a thing can be.

Observations based on a collection of about 30 leaves at this location. (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65443224)

Host Plant: Post Oak, Quercus stellata

A narrow dome-shaped gall firmly attached to the lower leaf surface on midrib; wool easily detaches leaving the cells "naked" on the leaves; wool pale to brownish yellow, but can also be reddish although not fully so. (Not as dark rufous/russet like Andricus pattoni.) No sign of gall on the upper leaf surface, but the attachment point on the midrib leaves a scar when galls are forcibly detached. (Not sure if this is evident if they naturally come off.) Some cells have a noticeably bumpy texture. Most commonly seen in groups of 2 that cannot be distinguished as separate galls unless wool is removed. Observed individuals and groups up to 5, most frequently in a row but occasionally bunched or clumped. The shape of the cells can be irregular when several appear together in a group.

Wasps have started emerging (in N Tex) by mid-Nov. (Since this gall stays attached to to the leaf instead of detaching and falling to the ground, I do not think they exit in larval form.)

I took some measurements for a previous observation that I am copying here for reference. Measured with wool attached as would be seen on the leaf untouched.
Average width: 3.9mm (compared to 13.7mm for A. pattoni)
Min-Max width: 1.8mm - 6.0mm
Median width: 3.9mm

I am dubbing this the Woolly Gumdrop Gall and setting up a Similar Observation Set ("postoak_gumdrop") to collect like observations until an ID can be made. Update: ID resolved, SOS removed.

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What

Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

Observer

andymans

Date

August 30, 2021 09:15 PM UTC