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Carpet Python (Morelia spilota)

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adashovelace

Date

May 9, 2020 11:21 AM AEST

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Carpet Pythons (Genus Morelia)

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tiagolubiana

Date

June 4, 2023 12:58 PM -03

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Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)

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adamcushen

Date

April 2022

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Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus)

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jennakalli

Date

October 27, 2021 02:31 PM EDT

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Spotted Datana Moth (Datana perspicua)

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ptexis

Date

September 7, 2017 06:34 AM CDT

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Cutworms and Dart Moths (Subfamily Noctuinae)

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dbh

Date

November 8, 2021 07:39 AM MST

Description

Perigea-undescribed, Hodges9689.96

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Amethyst Python (Simalia amethistina)

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tiffany_beachy

Date

March 17, 2023 09:06 PM +10

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Children's Pythons (Genus Antaresia)

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marksah

Date

February 17, 2023 02:17 PM AEST

Description

Crossing Pajinka Road - there have been many of these guys around our accommodation, of various sizes and ages. One has lost part of his tail and is a bit stubby. They ALL look well fed and healthy!

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ptexis

Date

October 19, 2020 06:18 AM CDT

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Southern Green Python (Morelia viridis)

Date

June 24, 2022 12:59 PM CEST

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Malaysian Blood Python (Python brongersmai)

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winpaingoo10

Date

October 2022

Description

Photos Owner - Thar Thar

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Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni)

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scott_eipper

Date

November 30, 2014 01:23 AM AEST

Description

While this is the same species that is currently using the name kinghorni- that name is potentially in error and what is happening in the contact zone in the Torres Strait is unresolved both morphologically and genetically.

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Southern Green Python (Morelia viridis)

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abbeydean

Date

October 2, 2022 10:42 PM AEST

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Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni)

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sylvanc

Date

August 10, 2022 02:13 PM AEST

Description

Northern type scrub python

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Barnes' Lichen Moth (Cisthene barnesii)

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ptexis

Date

May 5, 2021 06:42 AM CDT

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Carpet Python (Morelia spilota)

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sarahjane88

Date

August 2, 2020 08:09 PM AEST

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Malaysian Blood Python (Python brongersmai)

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rubenbc

Date

July 30, 2022 02:29 PM CEST

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ptexis

Date

August 17, 2017 06:10 AM CDT

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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chaux23

Date

Missing Date

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Missing Location

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Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)

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floridensis

Date

August 2017

Description

A REQUEST:
When recommending an identification, please adhere to current standards of taxonomy as deployed by iNaturalist at this time — as opposed to identifying and classifying organisms based on personal beliefs about what taxonomy can, should, or of right ought to be in opposition to iNaturalist’s current taxonomy. Comments noting such taxonomic disagreements, however, are welcomed and encouraged. I prefer my observations to be inline with current taxonomic standards as deployed by iNaturalist (as opposed to my personal beliefs) so that this and other observations are readily accessible to iNaturalist users with greater efficiency and usability. Thanks!

If you have any questions regarding this observation, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!

Janson Jones,
http://floridensis.com.

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Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)

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rileybria

Date

Missing Date

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Missing Location

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bvoltviewer

Date

May 4, 2022 04:34 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

April 9, 2022 11:42 PM CDT

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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isaacthelord

Date

March 10, 2022 03:19 PM CST

Description

Likely a released pet. Extremely emaciated, some abrasions on the scales, ribs showing, possibly hit by a car.
TL 144.78 cm, SVL 132.08 cm, WT 0.775 kg, Male

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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gabindemon

Date

September 30, 2021 05:42 PM EEST

Place

Missing Location

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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emzzz

Date

February 25, 2022 07:31 PM MST

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Northern Green Python (Morelia azurea)

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mjacobs

Date

February 13, 2022 01:46 PM EST

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ptexis

Date

December 18, 2017 09:21 PM CST

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pufferchung

Date

January 2022

Description

Cultivated species
UV Bee vision
Shot by a full spectrum camera with UV pass/IR block filters stack

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Phoenix Emerald Moth (Dichordophora phoenix)

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ptexis

Date

December 27, 2021 10:10 PM CST

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Old World Rats (Genus Rattus)

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pufferchung

Date

January 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A rat killed by my Shiba Inu yesterday.
I used three UV speedlites

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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avah2511

Date

January 3, 2022 07:40 PM EST

Place

Mason (Google, OSM)

Description

Pet ball python

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jeffmci9

Date

December 31, 2021 09:12 PM CST

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wildcarrot

Date

July 24, 2021 11:06 PM CDT

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Southern African Python (Python natalensis)

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torigray

Date

October 5, 2020 07:30 PM SAST

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Checkered Garter Snake (Thamnophis marcianus)

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bug_girl

Date

December 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Loving it!! My mom scared it under someone’s truck so I rescued it lol. Notice the bicolored tongue!

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gcwarbler

Date

February 1, 2016

Description

Here's another example of a Pug Moth I'm identifying as E. longidens kerrvillaria. In contrast to the Common Eupithecia, notice the following:

a. FW crossed by two nearly complete fine dark lines, the inner one nearly/actually touching the dark cell spot;

b. dark smudges in a couple of patches along the inner side of the thin white subterminal line; note also that the white subterminal line does not form a conspicuous white dot in the outer angle;

c. Each abdominal segment has a combination of a dull white (buff) spot and a small blackish chevron, resulting in an interrupted line of dark dots down the center of the abdomen; and

d. Something I'm noticing on all my images of this species: At the rear of the thorax, there is a conspicuous pale/white triangular patch which is typically bisected by black (with a dark area immediately in front of it). In the Common Eupithecia, this pale spot is either absent or not bisected by black.

This example showed up at a blacklight on a balmy early February evening.

Compare with:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2572928

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gcwarbler

Date

February 12, 2013

Description

This is the earliest image (and best) that I have of what I am now identifying as Eupithecia longidens var. kerrvillaria. This species occurs from Texas, through AZ, NM, CO, and UT. The variety "kerrvillaria" was described originally in 1924 from Kerrville and has been subsequently documented in Edwards and Dallas counties (BG records).

This species is characterized by its light brown color with "two dark, oblique lines enclosing the median space"; the AM line is sharply angled below the costa, [nearly or actually] touching the dark discal dots (McDunnough, 1949, p. 549). In the several images that I've identified as this species, all show a pair of whitish and dark dots on the center of each abdominal segment, lining up to yield an interrupted black-and-white line down the abdomen. I don't know if the latter marks are diagnostic but this does help distinguish it from the common E. miserulata.

Here is a typical living image from Edwards County on BG:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/761014
(MPG apparently doesn't have images of the "kerrvillaria" variety in Texas.)

Ref: McDunnough, J. H. 1949. Revision of the N. Amer. species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera:Geometridae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 93(8):533-728.

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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rachelnichole85

Date

October 23, 2021 05:27 PM EDT

Place

Slidell (Google, OSM)

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Ball Python (Python regius)

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mikelavin6

Date

October 3, 2020 09:42 AM EDT

Description

Found dead on side of road, not sure of ID, definitely not native species

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Snakes (Suborder Serpentes)

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abby_kuki

Date

June 2020

Description

Last science fair of 2020 school year. Volunteer captures.

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Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)

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arkantor

Date

June 30, 2008 01:37 PM CEST

Description

Cultum, captivumve!

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Inept Graphic (Drasteria inepta)

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dbh

Date

August 2021

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Chihuahuan Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis knoblochi)

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wild-about-texas

Date

August 1999

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jeffmci9

Date

August 19, 2017 09:14 PM CDT

Description

This was the ID provided on BG, although I admit I'm still not really sold on it. Anyone able to confirm or refute this ID?

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ptexis

Date

June 18, 2021 11:05 PM CDT

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Notch-winged Wave (Idaea furciferata)

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jeffmci9

Date

May 30, 2021 09:31 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

September 7, 2017 06:10 AM CDT

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Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)

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giyani_hana

Date

April 28, 2021 09:28 AM WIB

Place

Missing Location

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amzapp

Date

August 14, 2020 10:06 PM CDT

Description

@ellen5. These again.

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Arbela Carpenterworm Moth (Givira arbeloides)

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ptexis

Date

June 18, 2020 11:45 PM CDT

Description

I have photographed several of these, and I have never before seen one that displayed iridescence.

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Black-olive Caterpillar Moth (Garella nilotica)

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krancmm

Date

May 15, 2020 09:23 AM CDT

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ptexis

Date

September 19, 2018 06:26 AM CDT

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ptexis

Date

April 19, 2020 08:16 AM CDT

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Arizona Mantis (Stagmomantis limbata)

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ptexis

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Check this out. Last year we saw a hummer get caught and eaten by a large mantis. The mantis was sitting on one of the feeders. I never heard of that happening before. We’ve been feeding hummers and have had dense populations of hummers at our feeders for 25 years now, and we had never seen this before last year. We have seen several instances of large female black-and-yellow garden spiders catching and eating hummers, but lots of mantises are around and so far as we've seen, they have never caught a hummer until last year.

Today a mantis caught a hummer and is eating it right now. The mantis with its prey is sitting on the persimmon bush/tree that is right by the feeders.

It looks like it could be the same mantis, but I googled mantis longevity and apparently a year is the maximum lifespan, so this has got to be a new mantis. It is possible, maybe even likely that this is the offspring of the huge female mantis that caught the bird last year, as she was the only big mantis in the area we ever saw. Maybe mantis catch hummers all the time, but we just don’t see them do it, and I think it is a pretty rare behavior. This one couldn’t have learned the behavior from a mother she never saw. Is there an inheritable bird-eating trait in that particular lineage? I guess it's a simpler hypothesis that it's a trait for quicker growth or larger than average size, and that just allows them to include hummers on the menu by late summer.

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Laudable Arches (Lacinipolia laudabilis)

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ptexis

Date

October 22, 2017 09:55 PM CDT

Description

Sorry guys, I think My first ID was incorrect. I've found several other specimens that clearly are implicata, and I think this one is, too.

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mako252

Date

July 31, 2019 07:34 AM CDT

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ptexis

Date

July 6, 2019 05:51 AM CDT

Description

The marks are 1mm, the TL of the moth is 22 or 23 mm.

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jeffmci9

Date

August 19, 2017 09:41 PM CDT

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Black-dotted Brown (Cissusa spadix)

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ptexis

Date

February 27, 2019 04:30 AM CST

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What

Crambid Snout Moths (Family Crambidae)

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htrudell

Date

August 26, 2011 09:44 PM CDT

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What

Unicorn Prominent (Coelodasys unicornis)

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ptexis

Date

June 23, 2019 11:34 PM CDT

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htrudell

Date

August 27, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

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ptexis

Date

September 19, 2018 07:36 AM CDT

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Incense Cedar Sphinx (Sphinx libocedrus)

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ptexis

Date

April 26, 2019 10:15 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

January 20, 2018 10:31 PM CST

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Bent-lined Carpet (Costaconvexa centrostrigaria)

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ptexis

Date

February 7, 2019 07:32 AM CST

Description

Help! Identotron thinks this is Costaconvexa centrostrigaria, but I don't think so. But I don't know what it is. Any ideas out there?

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Blastobasid Moths (Family Blastobasidae)

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gcwarbler

Date

March 21, 2019

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greglasley

Date

September 24, 2016 10:31 AM CDT

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Broad-lined Angle (Digrammia atrofasciata)

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ptexis

Date

March 7, 2018 09:39 PM CST

Description

unusual color?

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ptexis

Date

August 11, 2016 11:26 AM CDT

Description

found in building under construction

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Underwing Moths (Genus Catocala)

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krancmm

Date

May 20, 2018 11:12 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

July 15, 2018 10:24 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

June 3, 2018 11:39 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

September 12, 2017 10:17 PM CDT

Description

This is the first example that i have seen at my site of a Pyrausta in the onythesalis/pseudonythesalis pair that is completely without a dashed T line.

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Citrus Gem (Schinia citrinellus)

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greglasley

Date

September 21, 2016 08:00 AM CDT

Description

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
21 September 2016

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Dimorphic Gray (Tornos scolopacinaria)

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krancmm

Date

May 25, 2018 10:31 PM CDT

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What

Little Nymph Underwing (Catocala micronympha)

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krancmm

Date

May 13, 2018 12:18 AM CDT

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ptexis

Date

November 15, 2017 10:21 PM CST

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Kendall's Wave (Idaea kendallaria)

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ptexis

Date

June 11, 2017 11:07 PM CDT

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sambiology

Date

April 6, 2018

Description

Had such a blast with other iNatters at the Del Rio gathering. I saw lots and lots of new plants and animals -- so these ID's are tentative. I'll have to do a little more digging later.
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/sambiology/15447-spending-time-with-inat-community-in-del-rio

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ptexis

Date

March 16, 2018 07:09 AM CDT

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gcwarbler

Date

March 2012

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I'm tentatively identifying this very plain pug moth as Eupithecia zygadeniata, a species whose larvae have been documented on Green Lily (Schoenocaulon) in Central Texas.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/315640
Both MPG and BG have just a single image of one pinned specimen (from Texas Lepidoptera Survey):
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7532
http://bugguide.net/node/view/315640
Blanchard and Knudson (1985, p. 670) describe this species as having "powdery gray" wings.
The BOLD website shows several pinned specimens, some apparently from CO.
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=226156

Compared to the Common Eupithecia, E. miserulata, this species has wider or longer FWs. The FWs have numerous but very indistinct crosslines and only the tiniest of dark discal dots, if any. I've noticed on this image that the abdomen has a series of black dots in the center of each segment, each of which is shaped like a minute chevron or crescent, yielding a distinct row of black dots down the length of the abdomen. As well, all available images seem to show a complete, sinuous or dentate pale subterminal line extending the entire breadth of the FW from the costa to the outer angle. Also, most/all images show a conspicuous but thin U-shaped dark line across the first abdomenal segment. I don't know if any of these latter aspects are diagnostic, but they are distinct in these respects from my series of E. miserulata images.

The species was originally described from Bosque Co., TX. Blanchard and Knudson report it from Comal and Kerr Cos. The present image is from a private ranch near Camp Wood in Real Co., TX. IF anyone ever finds the orange and black larvae on Green Lily in the wild, it would be tremendously valuable to raise those to adulthood to get more images of this poorly known species.
Compare also to this tentatively IDed image of E. jejunata:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2572994

Ref: Blanchard, A., and E. C. Knudson. 1985. The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera:Geometridae) of Texas with a description of a new species. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 87(3):662-674.
http://biostor.org/reference/75172

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Swift Pug (Eupithecia jejunata)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

March 15, 2015

Description

I originally thought this was E. zygadeniata, but I now see it matches images in Blanchard & Knudson (1985) of a different Texas species, the Swift Pug, E. jejunata. This species has obscure crosslines and tiny/absent discal dots like the former species but is smaller and not as "powdery gray"; The PM line (termed "subterminal" in McDunnough, 1949, p. 574) is doubled, enclosing a narrow pale band; this is inside the true subterminal whitish line which crosses the entire width of the FW. Another character mentioned by McDunnough (p. 574) is a pair of small obscure dark patches just inside the subterminal white line, one in the middle and one near the lower end of that line. This species apparently (?) shares with E. zygadeniata the row of black dots on the center of each abdomenal segment. Compare with my concept of E. zygadeniata here:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2572990

Ref.: Blanchard, A. and E.C. Knudson. 1985. The Eupithecia (Lep.:Geom.) of Texas with a description of a new species. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 87(3):662-674.
http://biostor.org/reference/75172

McDunnough, J. H. 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lep.:Geom.). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 93(8):533-728.

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ptexis

Date

January 20, 2018 10:36 PM CST

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krancmm

Date

March 23, 2018 06:58 AM CDT

Description

Or C. lethe or ...

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gcwarbler

Date

March 1, 2017 10:01 PM CST

Description

This was one of the nice discoveries on the first day of March; first for the yard. I keep photographing Eupithecia's in hopes of uncovering something different and it finally worked. This is Bolter's Pug Moth which ranges from AZ east to Central Texas. MPG at present does not show any Texas records:
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7500
The species is sparsely recorded in Texas but has been documented as far east as Waco (McClennan Co.). This appears to be a 2nd Travis County record, just a few days after the first one was uploaded to BG: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1343373

The first image is a marked-up version to illustrate key points for identifying this species (based on McDunnough's 1949 monograph and a more recent article by Blanchard & Knudson (1985)*).

  1. FWs narrower and more pointed than most other common Eupithecia's.
  2. Oblique dark marks from costa meeting at the discal spot, forming a conspicuous "triangle" on the costal margin.
  3. Discal spot a prominent vertical bar.
  4. Thin black line extending from lower end of discal spot towards base of FW.
  5. Pale unmarked buff/gray areas flanking the discal spot; also the inner 2/3 of HW similarly unmarked (more so than most other Eupithecia).
    The black inverted "Y" or 3-bladed "propeller" on the thorax seems to be diagnostic for this species, at least among CenTex Eupithecia's.

These ID notes have been added to the BG species page here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1043092

  • Blanchard, A., and E. C. Knudson. "The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Texas, with the description of a new species." Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (USA) (1985).

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ptexis

Date

August 29, 2017 10:50 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

June 24, 2017 06:04 AM CDT

Description

I think this specimen is an example of an overlooked Texas species. Rindge (1959) described it and looked at 21 specimens from the OK border south to Cotulla. He also included a specimen from NM and one from Coah. MX. At BOLD there is a specimen identified as imperdata from Baboquivari, AZ, and one from the OK border of TX. The type locality is Kerrville, TX. The darkly pigmented line on the fold that connects the AM line and PM line is a character of the pattern of imperdata.

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ptexis

Date

February 13, 2018 10:29 PM CST

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What

Smoky Arches (Drasteria fumosa)

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ptexis

Date

February 9, 2018 11:52 PM CST

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ptexis

Date

November 19, 2017 09:01 PM CST

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ptexis

Date

November 21, 2017 08:39 PM CST

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ptexis

Date

November 21, 2017 07:11 AM CST

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Implicit Arches (Lacinipolia implicata)

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ptexis

Date

October 26, 2017 06:32 AM CDT

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Fall Armyworm Moth (Spodoptera frugiperda)

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krancmm

Date

December 18, 2017 05:48 PM CST

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ptexis

Date

June 18, 2017 11:18 PM CDT

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ptexis

Date

July 25, 2017 06:18 AM CDT

Description

@gcwarbler -- help me, I'm lost. So far as I've learned to date, there are six or seven genera of moths that have this general silhouette, and I've grown interested in them. Out at the Devils River, I regularly see a selection of the genera, and I've amassed quite a collection of images. But it seems the more I look at them, the less I understand. I recently decided this moth is a Tornos abjectarius. However, even more recently, I recently came across your post about identifying E. miserulata (and on the basis of the illuminating description and illustration you offered, I have identified this moth as such). I know the whole batch is tough to identify with certainty, but what do you think this one might be--Tornos, Eupithecia, or something else??? If this is a Eupithecia, I think I have to go back and re-identify some of the images of very similar moths that I have posted here and at BG.

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cmeckerman

Date

December 4, 2017 09:41 PM CST