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Texas Cholla Grasshopper (Chloroplus cactocaetes)

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mikef451

Date

October 5, 2019 10:56 AM CDT

Description

Grasshopper
Timberlake Biological Research Station
Mills, Co. Texas
10/5/19

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Bumble Bees (Genus Bombus)

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bendunsford

Date

July 25, 2022 11:43 AM CDT

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Sonoran Bumble Bee (Bombus sonorus)

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toxol

Date

October 22, 2021 01:58 PM CDT

Description

Are they mating? Se estarán apareando?

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tdavenport

Date

October 4, 2021 09:22 PM CDT

Description

My Yard in the City of Uvalde, Uvalde County Texas

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mako252

Date

October 7, 2021 07:06 AM CDT

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jeffmci9

Date

October 17, 2020 09:36 PM CDT

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zoology123

Date

July 5, 2018 05:13 PM CDT

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Plains Mock Vervain (Glandularia tumidula)

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knightericm

Date

May 7, 2022 05:22 PM CDT

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gcwarbler

Date

April 9, 2022 08:42 PM CDT

Description

I can't find a precise match for this small leaf beetle. I assume it is in the Cryptocephalinae.

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gcwarbler

Date

April 9, 2022 08:40 PM CDT

Description

This bug has a superficial resemblance to Podisus maculiventris but I don't think it's that species. The legs are more richly colored, the scutellum is differently shaped, and the tips of the FWs don't have the dark central band which usually shows on examples of that species.

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gcwarbler

Date

April 9, 2022 08:00 PM CDT

Description

A very darkly patterned Pachybrachus.

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gcwarbler

Date

April 9, 2022 08:16 PM CDT

Description

(My orignal thought:) This keys out perfectly in Banks 1903 revision of the Chrysopidae to E. hageni, described originally from Austin, TX. Note the distinctive dark marks on the face (2nd image) and abdomen. BG doesn't currently have a page for the species.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2110186/bgimage
Ref: Banks, N. 1903. A revision of the Nearctic Chrysopidae. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 29:137-162.

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pfau_tarleton

Date

October 7, 2020 07:55 PM CDT

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Pricklypear Borers (Genus Melitara)

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gcwarbler

Date

April 8, 2022 10:22 PM CDT

Description

Not sure how to tell a few species of this genus apart.

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gcwarbler

Date

April 9, 2022 08:36 PM CDT

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gcwarbler

Date

April 8, 2022 08:52 PM CDT

Description

I got intrigued with this rather plain Pyralid moth because of a few distinctive things it shows compared to the vast array of other Phycitine-type moths.

  1. Most obvious, this moth has a raised row of black scales across the base of the wings and the rear of the thorax. Raised bumps of scales occur here and there among the Phycitines, but this placement at the base of the wings is uncommon.
  2. Most of the regular Phycitine pattern elements are missing or minimally expressed. These include the AM band (here indicated by just a diffuse oblique dark mark coming off the costal FW margin), the lack of any obvious PM band or discal dots, and only some diffuse black smudges in the terminal area of the FWs, one of which shows as an oblique apical dash.
  3. The FWs themselves are proportionately narrow compared to many genera. FW length (2nd image) = 12 mm.
  4. The palpi are held rather straight out.
  5. The general coloration on the FW has a pale buffy ground color heavily suffused with white. The white makes up a pretty solid band along almost the entire costal FW margin.

With all this in mind, I went wandering through MPG looking for Phycitines with a black patch at the base of the wings and little other pattern. Some of the genera of cactus-feeding moths and their relatives have a basal black patch. This includes such genera as Melitara, Alberada, and Rumatha. Of these, some species of Rumatha seem to have the narrow wings and other details recited above. None of the Rumatha species are a close match to the present critter but we are hampered by very limited numbers of images of any of them (mostly mounted specimens on MPG and in a Neunzig MONA fascicle) and the descriptions in Neunzig's fascicle are minimal.
A most intriguing aspect of this investigation is that at least one of the species, Rumatha glaucatella, is documented to utilize tasajillo (= Christmas cactus; Cylindropuntia leptocaulis; abundant at Timberlake) as a host plant! In fact that species has been documented from Travis County (Neunzig 1997, p. 75). The present moth doesn't quite match the details of that species as presented by Neunzig, but it suggests to me that the present moth is likely to belong to the same genus.

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Sumac Leaf Blotch Miner Moth (Caloptilia rhoifoliella)

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gcwarbler

Date

April 9, 2022 08:54 PM CDT

Description

FW 5.5 mm

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amzapp

Date

April 9, 2022 01:40 PM CDT

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Lined Stenolophus (Stenolophus lineola)

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mikef451

Date

April 9, 2022 09:02 PM CDT

Description

Lined Stenolophus
Timberlake Biological Research Field Station

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Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Alypia octomaculata)

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k8thegr8

Date

April 9, 2022 01:08 PM CDT

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Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis)

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connlindajo

Date

April 9, 2022 08:44 PM CDT

Description

Saturday night mothing with various light sources at sheets located in several places around the pavilion..

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Argents (Genus Argyresthia)

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 10:01 PM CDT

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Luxurious Tripudia Moth (Tripudia luxuriosa)

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 10:21 PM CDT

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annikaml

Date

April 9, 2022 10:04 PM CDT

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Lacewings and Allies (Suborder Hemerobiiformia)

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 09:54 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 10:45 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 09:43 PM CDT

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Red-horned Darkling Beetle (Platydema ruficornis)

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 09:55 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 10:27 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 10:40 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 10:43 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 16, 2022 06:15 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 09:51 PM CDT

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Bramble Mason Wasp (Ancistrocerus adiabatus)

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mikef451

Date

April 9, 2022 09:56 PM CDT

Description

Mason Wasp
Timberlake Biological Research Field Station

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 11:19 PM CDT

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annikaml

Date

April 9, 2022 10:16 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 02:30 PM CDT

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pfau_tarleton

Date

April 9, 2022 09:40 AM CDT

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annikaml

Date

April 8, 2022 10:15 PM CDT

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annikaml

Date

April 10, 2022 10:36 AM CDT

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Wavyleaf Mentzelia (Mentzelia albescens)

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bosqueaaron

Date

April 8, 2022 08:39 PM CDT

Description

abundant in the sandy gravel of the river

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Traub's Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes traubii)

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dirtnkids

Date

July 2021

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Rain Lilies (Genus Zephyranthes)

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arnanthescout

Date

August 5, 2021 08:05 PM CDT

Description

It happened that I found these two commonly confused rain lilies right beside each other! Too good an opportunity to miss. You really get a good comparison of how they differ from each other. Not sure if I should get this to species. These sorts of photos can come in handy.

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Rain Lilies (Genus Zephyranthes)

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kennycraven

Date

November 7, 2021 05:15 PM UTC

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Brazos Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes chlorosolen)

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gwaithir

Date

August 14, 2018 02:43 PM CDT

Description

8/14/18

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Brazos Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes chlorosolen)

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tallsup

Date

July 10, 2020 08:51 PM CDT

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What

Brazos Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes chlorosolen)

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torresaurus

Date

August 17, 2021 08:16 PM CDT

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Brazos Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes chlorosolen)

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chelsg

Date

October 18, 2021 12:35 PM UTC

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Brazos Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes chlorosolen)

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aidancampos

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Drummond's Rain Lily (Zephyranthes drummondii)

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andygo1

Date

April 21, 2021 11:49 AM CDT

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Drummond's Rain Lily (Zephyranthes drummondii)

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launi

Date

April 27, 2021 10:22 AM CDT

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White Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes candida)

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wendybirdsbyrv

Date

September 28, 2020 04:04 PM CDT

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Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

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stevecollins

Date

July 16, 2017 09:58 PM EDT

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Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

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ecarpe

Date

May 13, 2020 11:40 PM CDT

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What

Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

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amarcianae

Date

June 3, 2020 01:36 AM CDT

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Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

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assmann

Date

July 21, 2020 10:55 PM CDT

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Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

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marieliseb

Date

June 16, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

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bosqueaaron

Date

October 29, 2021 09:14 AM CDT

Description

Finding it hard to believe that this could be dodecandra with it growing straight out of sandstone and gypsum

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brentano

Date

May 18, 2019 04:17 PM CDT

Description

Fantastic weekend with some fantastic people gathered in Mills county iNatting from early morning to late at night.

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jgw_atx

Date

November 7, 2021 02:53 PM CST

Description

Adult male - found on rocky limestone trail in Comal County near Canyon Lake. I believe this is one of the elusive Texas Terralonus that Tim Manolis has been looking for.

Added a quick & dirty shot of the palp. Last photo is just to give a rough idea of habitat.

Also posted to BugGuide (here)

(Live specimen received by Tim Manolis. Will update with his findings when he is able to examine it.)

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Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

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vishalpalekar

Date

August 23, 2018 09:37 AM PDT

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melissa_duron

Date

October 1, 2021 10:42 PM CDT

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Round-stem False Foxglove (Agalinis gattingeri)

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verotessier

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Tenuifolia?

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loriannkayaker

Date

August 2, 2021 01:21 PM EDT

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Sonoran Bumble Bee (Bombus sonorus)

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mhedin

Date

August 1, 2020 02:55 PM PDT

Description

two males, one female

on dry vegetation

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Sonoran Bumble Bee (Bombus sonorus)

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felipe_alvarez_1

Date

August 5, 2021 01:11 PM CDT

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Sonoran Bumble Bee (Bombus sonorus)

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caraguirre26

Date

September 7, 2018 04:35 PM UTC

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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boov

Date

May 20, 2021 02:09 PM EDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

Date

June 10, 2021 10:06 AM UTC

Description

Flying from one clover to another. Seemed to be heavy as each clover tipped over with this bee. Very sunny, windy, humid, about 93 degrees Fahrenheit.

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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brentano

Date

May 30, 2021 11:17 AM CDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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walkingstick2

Date

May 17, 2021 12:13 PM CDT

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What

Edwards Plateau Anemone (Anemone edwardsiana)

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bacchusrock

Date

April 9, 2021 01:25 PM CDT

Description

P2, T3A

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vantruan

Date

June 27, 2019 10:09 PM MDT

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Brazos Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes chlorosolen)

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jbecky

Date

September 14, 2020 07:28 PM CDT

Description

I think it's Z. drummondii because of the relatively short perianth tube, compared to our other local contender, Z. chlorosolen.

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Golden Northern Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus)

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kenlebo

Date

September 5, 2020 04:43 PM EDT

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Golden Northern Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus)

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mmccarthy98

Date

August 10, 2020 01:01 PM EDT

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Golden Northern Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus)

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loligo

Date

September 16, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

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mako252

Date

January 6, 2020 02:07 PM CST

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Anemones and Thimbleweeds (Genus Anemone)

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texas3rf

Date

April 17, 2020 05:16 PM CDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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cl_jes

Date

November 17, 2020 03:34 PM CST

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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crseaquist

Date

September 11, 2020 12:08 PM CDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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catherine_g

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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blythechristian

Date

November 4, 2020 12:49 PM CST

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mayfly1963

Date

October 4, 2020 01:59 PM CDT

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leanns

Date

October 9, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

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Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

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jonbloch

Date

October 3, 2020 10:33 AM UTC

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Short-tailed Shrews (Genus Blarina)

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tkoffel

Date

October 3, 2020 11:11 AM CDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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linda1048

Date

August 15, 2020 08:45 AM UTC

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Stiffleaf False Foxglove (Agalinis strictifolia)

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lisamh

Date

September 26, 2020 01:59 PM CDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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mercym

Date

August 14, 2020 12:52 PM CDT

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kimberlietx

Date

August 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Reared from mines on Common Sunflower
ID Ref: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1188199

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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jcochran706

Date

July 28, 2020 10:20 AM CDT

Description

Berry Springs Park and Preserve

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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stevecollins

Date

March 22, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

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American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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jane41

Date

July 13, 2020

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Short-tailed Shrews (Genus Blarina)

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tonyg

Date

February 28, 2012

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Two-spotted Bumble Bee (Bombus bimaculatus)

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wwrauscher

Date

July 5, 2020 02:54 PM CDT

Description

male B. pensylvanicus?

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jgw_atx

Date

May 7, 2020 11:30 PM CDT

Description

One of two species/variants of Mantidfly I found on the moth sheet tonight. First time seeing these. I am going to try and ID them using the BG guide pages but appreciate help. I think there should be enough detail. I have several more angles/details of these.

This is the smaller of the two, this one is about 13mm body length.

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Okennon's Anemone (Anemone okennonii)

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stelluti

Date

April 19, 2020 10:33 AM UTC

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Say's Mantidfly (Dicromantispa sayi)

Date

May 24, 2019 04:43 PM CDT

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Tenpetal Anemone (Anemone berlandieri)

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shannagleason

Date

March 25, 2020 06:15 PM UTC