Boneset BioBlitz

If there is ever a native plant that hosts too many species to take count of it's Eupatorium serotinum -- Late boneset. There are exactly two of these plants in my backyard pocket prairie, purchased from my friends at Morningstar Farms this time last year. It is a veritable bee, wasp, fly, and beetle magnet (among others). It is so fragrant, I like sitting and shooting wildlife right next to the plant.

Here is what the wildflower experts of Texas say about it:
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=euse2

And attached are the wildlife possibilities as of today ... with still two months of blooming yet to go.

Posted by dirtnkids dirtnkids, 26 September, 2020 23:02

Observations

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Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee (Megachile xylocopoides)

Observer

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Date

August 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Blue-winged Scoliid Wasp (Scolia dubia)

Observer

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Date

August 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On Eupatorium serotinum

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Observer

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Date

August 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Yellow-collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Blue-winged Scoliid Wasp (Scolia dubia)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Scaly Bee Fly (Lepidophora lepidocera)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Golden-reined Digger Wasp (Sphex habenus)

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Margined Leatherwing Beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee (Megachile xylocopoides)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Golden-reined Digger Wasp (Sphex habenus)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Northern Plushback (Palpada vinetorum)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Blood-tailed Scoliid Wasp (Scolia dubia ssp. haematodes)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

No spots as S. dubia dubia. I have encountered these many times before but discounted as perhaps young or female SDD.

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Fine-backed Red Paper Wasp (Polistes carolina)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Metric Paper Wasp (Polistes metricus)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Margined Leatherwing Beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Feather-legged Flies (Genus Trichopoda)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Thynnid Flower Wasps (Family Thynnidae)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Common Lovebug (Plecia nearctica)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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White-tipped Black (Melanchroia chephise)

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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New World Banded Thynnid Wasps (Genus Myzinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee (Megachile xylocopoides)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa micans)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Southern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa micans)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Southern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa micans)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

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Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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