male Great Spreadwing dining on a female Argia, probably Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
image 2 shows enlargement of appendages
trying to grab a few sunflower seeds between the many scores of Pine Siskins still around!
tiny, nondescript little moth.
Identified from Mike Quinn's Beetles of Travis County at:
I don't know if this can be taken beyond genus level
image 1&2 same individual. Image 3 different individual but I believe the same species.
I think this is one of the snout moths, but I'm not finding anything that seems to match it in the previous ones I've had here. Any ID help appreciated.
I'm guessing this is in the family Tortricaidae as it reminded me of a Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth, but it does not look right for that species.
Apparently this species is quite variable as I am seeing a noticeable variation in overall colors and clarity of the pattern.
Image 3 is a different individual than the one in images 1 & 2, but I believe the same species.
60 degrees F, very cool, overcast and windy. Found this moth on the back deck. I moved it to a location out of the wind.
I think this is a pale and worn example of Speranza graphidaria. I had one in better shape the previous day:
showed up on my deck this afternoon. Very cool (60 degrees F) and quite windy today.
Great-tailed Grackle outnumbers Common Grackle by a wide margin in central Texas, but we do have Commons as well. This one is running off my Pine Siskins to land on a feeder occasionally.
A group of Pine Siskins still lingering before heading north. Posted this for a May record.
male Golden-fronted Woodpecker showing the yellow belly of that species rather than the red belly of Red-bellied Woodpecker. This is a fairly common resident species in my yard.
I believe this is the same as the moth at:
which has not yet been identified.
I think this is new for this location
Identified using Mike Quinn's Beetles of Travis County page at:
This appears to be the first observation on iNat of this species so I'm hoping I did not blow the ID. Uncooperative beetle, running across my sheet and just allowing a couple of brief shots, then it flew off.