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Observer

annikaml

Date

May 5, 2018 10:50 PM CDT
Corixini - Photo (c) Damon Tighe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Damon Tighe
tfandre's ID: Tribe Corixini, a member of Water Boatmen (Family Corixidae)
Added on April 20, 2024
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sbetzen

Date

August 18, 2016 11:12 AM CDT
Tetragnatha - Photo (c) Andrew., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tfandre's ID: Genus Tetragnatha, a member of Long-jawed Orbweavers (Family Tetragnathidae)
Added on February 25, 2024
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Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

February 17, 2020 11:25 AM CST

Description

This one is for the cottontail in front of the owl that the male delivered to his mate during the night. This is the species we have here, you can recognize the fur and see the cotton of the tail and it is their most common prey.

Eastern Cottontail - Photo (c) Pedro Peloso, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Pedro Peloso
tfandre's ID: Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Added on February 23, 2024
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Rough Earthsnake (Virginia striatula)

Date

April 28, 2019 11:41 AM CDT
Rough Earthsnake - Photo (c) Ty Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ty Smith
tfandre's ID: Rough Earthsnake (Virginia striatula)
Added on February 16, 2024
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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Observer

pfau_tarleton

Date

May 18, 2018 08:35 PM CDT
Schinia - Photo (c) bob15noble, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by bob15noble
tfandre's ID: Genus Schinia, a member of Cutworm Moths and Allies (Family Noctuidae)
Added on January 26, 2024
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Observer

psyllidhipster

Date

April 6, 2018 08:33 PM PDT

Description

The Midgening™

Non-biting Midges - Photo (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
tfandre's ID: Non-biting Midges (Family Chironomidae)
Added on January 17, 2024
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Pine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus punctulatus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

November 25, 2020 11:59 AM CST

Description

Grasshopper Lifer Drinking Tree Sap
This was a new species of grasshopper for me. So well camouflaged it is a wonder I saw it. It appears to be drinking the tree sap.

I was with Tracey, her observation of this individual is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66002455
@tfandre

Pine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper - Photo (c) Kyle Jones, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kyle Jones
tfandre's ID: Pine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus punctulatus)
Added on November 18, 2023
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Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

November 25, 2020 11:43 AM CST

Description

Look Who Was Sitting On The Railing
Of course, I could not pass up the opportunity to get a nice shot of him. His eyes match his wings.
Id confirmed in bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2312396 @tfandre

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid - Photo (c) David Hill, some rights reserved (CC BY)
tfandre's ID: Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata)
Added on November 15, 2023
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What

Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

November 25, 2020 10:06 AM CST

Description

It's Fall Webworm Time
These are all over the place right now. This one fell out of the tree above me onto the wooden bench I was doing stretches on.
id confirmed on bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2311976 @tfandre

Fall Webworm Moth - Photo (c) ctatman7, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tfandre's ID: Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea)
Added on November 15, 2023
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Observer

camille277

Date

July 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
Clouded Skipper - Photo (c) Jeff O'Connell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jeff O'Connell
tfandre's ID: Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Added on November 6, 2023
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Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

Observer

bruce2223

Date

April 18, 2017 08:58 AM CDT
Autumn Sage - Photo (c) k8thegr8, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by k8thegr8
tfandre's ID: Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
Added on November 6, 2023
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Shiny-Headed Legionary Ant (Neivamyrmex opacithorax)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

November 5, 2020 11:43 AM CST

Description

Photo 1:
Swarming Army Ants
This was a new species of ant for me. I noticed movement in leaf litter in the woods and investigated. A large amount of ants came swarming up from under the ground and leaves. There were both small worker ants and huge winged males. I took photos at a safe distance. This shot is a multitude of workers pouring out of a curled up leaf.
Photo 2:
One more shot of the boiling mess of ants, cropped closer. All workers again. These ants do not have permanent nests. They are nomadic and make temporary camps each night before moving on the next day. They stay underground most of their lives, coming out at night and cloudy days. Found these in a dark area of a woodlands that is a riparian forest.
Photo 3:
Common Army Ants
The ant on the left is one of the worker army ants. The huge, winged ant on the right is a male. In this shot his wings were a blur of motion although he never actually took off & flew.

The last 4 photos added to see if this can go to species. Regarding behavior, at first we thought the smaller ants were attacking what we thought were wasps coming up out of the ground. Later found out the "wasps" were the males. They were emerging from the ground with the workers running all over them while they did so. The males still had their wings so probably brothers to the workers. Read males from other colonies have their wings removed after they enter to mate with the queen. Kind of captive sperm bank? Anyway hopefully I got some detail that helps with species id.

Legionary Ants - Photo (c) Steven Wang, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Steven Wang
tfandre's ID: Legionary Ants (Genus Neivamyrmex)
Added on November 6, 2023
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Helmeted Squash Bug (Euthochtha galeator)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

July 1, 2020 08:52 AM CDT

Description

Brown Eyes Are Pretty Too
Another bug lined up on a ragweed leaf waiting for a portrait. I think the brown eyes are very pretty.

Helmeted Squash Bug - Photo (c) Bill Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY)
tfandre's ID: Helmeted Squash Bug (Euthochtha galeator)
Added on November 3, 2023
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Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

October 28, 2019 10:21 AM CDT

Description

Center Of The Web
This web was huge and stretched across a little game trail I was following. I literally had to duck under it to keep going. The bold spider never budged and stayed put. I was able to get a shot with spider and web lit up by sunshine with pretty greenery behind it. Like other nearby webs, there were tiny water droplets on each of the web spokes. And they sparkle.
ID confirmed on bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2227074 @tfandre

Spotted Orbweaver - Photo (c) Michael Schmidt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
tfandre's ID: Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera)
Added on November 3, 2023
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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

August 11, 2015 09:55 AM CDT

Description

White Rock lake, side of the sunset bay pier
Male
One of several feeding in the area. Skippers are named after their quick, darting flight habits.

Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

sambiology

Date

September 15, 2017

Description

Had a wonderful time with a group of naturalists documenting LOTS of things at this new nature preserve in Rockwall. All of this data will be used to guide management of this land by the city of Rockwall.

Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

hardenk59

Date

April 2017

Place

Private
Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

brentano

Date

April 17, 2017 09:21 AM CDT

Description

Okay dumping all the rest of my images from city competition on here. Many have not been id'd. That will come later tonight if I can stay awake.

Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

sambiology

Date

September 18, 2016

Description

Observed just a couple things at the parents' place on this hot, still Sunday.

Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

sambiology

Date

September 2, 2016

Description

I wanted to get a few more shots of this skipper, but I couldn't get any closer. Ah well.

Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
Improving
Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

rehb

Date

April 28, 2016

Description

Thought this was a Fiery Skipper until I looked at the photo - I think it's a Sachem (I've never seen one in the garden before).

Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)

Observer

rehb

Date

July 28, 2016 03:42 PM CDT
Huron Sachem - Photo (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
tfandre's ID: Huron Sachem (Atalopedes huron)
Added on October 25, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon split

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Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

October 14, 2019 10:00 AM CDT

Description

Spotted Orbweaver With A Snout & Bark Beetle Snack
She had just started wrapping up her meal so you could see enough of it to identify it as a big weevil. Look closely, you can see her shooting silk out of her spinnerets. The web was up in the sky above my head so practically invisible when shooting straight up. There is a smaller tidbit for dessert in the lower left of this shot.
I believe the weevil is in the genus lixus

ID confirmed in bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2220576 @tfandre

Spotted Orbweaver - Photo (c) Michael Schmidt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
tfandre's ID: Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera)
Added on October 24, 2023
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Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

October 8, 2023 08:33 PM CDT

Description

Had a Visitor Last Night
This happened about 8:30pm last night & my yard cam captured it. That is one plump raccoon although the tail looks a bit strange. Came right up to my front door before going for a drink at my fountain.
33 second video can be viewed here: https://www.kapturedbykala.com/Animals/i-qgmnt67

Common Raccoon - Photo (c) Wade Tregaskis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tfandre's ID: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Added on October 10, 2023
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Banded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes vittatus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

August 1, 2017 11:35 AM CDT

Description

Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve
They are not aggressive and rarely bite. And that rare bite is less painful than a mild bee sting. This was my first fishing spider and was a small one. This species of fishing spider is found in wooded areas.
Interesting face with a beard worthy of ZZ Top. The eyes are kind of sweet.

Banded Fishing Spider - Photo (c) Jason M Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Jason M Crockwell
tfandre's ID: Banded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes vittatus)
Added on October 8, 2023
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Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

October 3, 2019 03:04 PM CDT

Description

Fly Face
Clearly plotting to take over the world.
2nd shot to aid with species confirmation.
Female
id confirmed in bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2215008
@tfandre

Taeniaptera trivittata - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tfandre's ID: Taeniaptera trivittata, a member of Stilt-legged Flies (Family Micropezidae)
Added on October 8, 2023
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Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

September 25, 2019 09:25 AM CDT

Description

Weird Looking Bugs
They are flies trying to look like ants, with faces that look alien.
ID confirmed in bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2208843 @tfandre

Taeniaptera trivittata - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tfandre's ID: Taeniaptera trivittata, a member of Stilt-legged Flies (Family Micropezidae)
Added on September 23, 2023
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Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

September 20, 2023 09:24 AM CDT

Description

Photo 1:
Shore Bird Lifer!
Finally saw some verifiable stilt sandpipers. We only see them during migration. There was a flock a good ways from me on the other side of a mud flat. Most of the larger birds with long bills are the stilts. Possibly a couple of dowagers too. Smaller birds most likely least and/or semipalmated sandpipers. Stilts were lifers for me.
Photo 2:
They are migrating thru on their way to South America. All 3 of these are stilts.

Stilt Sandpiper - Photo (c) Greg Lasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
tfandre's ID: Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Added on September 22, 2023
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Brilliant Jumping Spider (Phidippus clarus)

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

August 5, 2020 09:58 AM CDT

Description

This is my 1st male of this species, isn't he handsome? In bright sunlight which brought out the green iridescence of his fangs (Proper term is chelicerae)

Brilliant Jumping Spider - Photo (c) c_hutton, all rights reserved, uploaded by c_hutton
tfandre's ID: Brilliant Jumping Spider (Phidippus clarus)
Added on August 21, 2023
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Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

August 5, 2020 09:47 AM CDT

Description

Leafhopper Lifer
My friend spotted this one in the woods. New for us both. No common name. Researched & found out it is fairly rare. Not many reported in North America much less Texas. Not a lot of information about it. Looks very different, more like a spittlebug than a leafhopper.
Same individual as Tracey's in bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1871216#3190249 @tfandre

Penthimia americana - Photo (c) Jason M Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Jason M Crockwell
tfandre's ID: Penthimia americana, a member of Typical Leafhoppers (Family Cicadellidae)
Added on August 20, 2023
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