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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 25, 2017 07:56 AM CDT

Description

I feel I should know this one, but am not finding it.

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 10:26 PM CDT

Description

Cisthene species
Cisthene species
perhaps Monica or Chuck can come up with the species, but these little guys baffle me as far as specific ID. I see many each night but usually don't photograph them since they confuse me so much. I'm also posting a different one from this same evening.
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 10:17 PM CDT

Description

This looks like a Bulia species, but like the record at:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2939205
is probably not identifiable beyond genus.
@krancmm or @gcwarbler have either of you come up with that Ronco home DNA analyzer yet?
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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What

Crambid Snout Moths Family Crambidae

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 10:14 PM CDT

Description

I think this is a Crambidae
similar to Petrophila bifascialis but it has longer labial palps and assumes a different posture when landing. Also the two stripes are more of less equal in width which also seems different.

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 10:14 PM CDT

Description

Cisthene species
perhaps Monica or Chuck can come up with the species, but these little guys baffle me as far as specific ID. I see many each night but usually don't photograph them since they confuse me so much. I'm also posting a different one from this same evening.
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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What

Green Cloverworm Moth Hypena scabra

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 10:12 PM CDT

Description

Green Cloverworm Moth
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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What

Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 10:11 PM CDT

Description

Salt Marsh Moth
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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What

Knot-horn Moths Subfamily Phycitinae

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 09:38 PM CDT

Description

Knot-horn Moth species
Subfamily Phycitinae
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 09:37 PM CDT

Description

Samea baccatalis
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 March 2017

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What

Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 20, 2016 02:12 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A banded Piping Plover record I had not posted previously

Color banded Piping Plover
Rollover Pass,
Galveston Co., Texas
20 April 2016

Right leg above joint: yellow flag with black lettering 0F2
Right leg below joint: pale blue over dark blue
Left leg above joint: USFW metal band
Left leg below joint: yellow over green

reply to info on this bird:
Greg,
Thanks for the resight!  I apologize for the delay.  We just got out of the field and are back to our desks.  0F2 was banded as a chick June 2013 on Lake Sakakawea near New Town, ND. Awesome photos!
Thanks
~Megan Ring
Biologist
USGS Missouri River Tern & Plover Team
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jamestown, North Dakota

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What

Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 12:49 PM CDT

Description

Black-chinned Hummingbirds started arriving back in my area a week or so ago. This male was visiting my feeder a little while ago. Light was at a bad angle to show off the gorget, but if you look closely you can see some of the purple feathers which form the lower edge band of the black throat.

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What

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 11:45 AM CDT

Description

All of the past winter I had just a small handful of American Goldfinches visiting my feeders (and zero Pine Siskins). I rarely added any thistle seeds to my feeder. But in the past few weeks, American Goldfinches have arrived in big numbers as they get ready to head north to add a bit of color to the spring for you northern folks. The birds totally empty the thistle feeder (shown in image 1) every day as well as two sunflower seed feeders like the one in the background. Several hundred American Goldfinches, along with a few dozen Lesser Goldfinches, are in the trees over my back deck all day. Image 2 shows a male American Goldfinch molting from basic (winter) to alternate (breeding) plumage.

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What

Rascal Dart Agrotis malefida

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 08:56 AM CDT

Description

I kept trying to call this Green Cutworm Moth (Anicla infecta) but then I keep backing off that ID and I'm not sure.

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 24, 2017 08:05 AM CDT

Description

Phigalia species
(I think)

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What

Greater Oak Dagger Acronicta lobeliae

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 10:03 PM CDT

Description

Greater Oak Dagger (I think)

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What

Tersa Sphinx Xylophanes tersa

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 09:29 PM CDT

Description

Tersa Sphinx

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What

Laudable Arches Lacinipolia laudabilis

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 09:28 PM CDT

Description

Laudable Arches

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 09:27 PM CDT

Description

Eubolina impartialis

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 09:02 PM CDT

Description

Cissusa species (I think?)

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What

Live Oak Metria Moth Metria amella

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 09:02 PM CDT

Description

Live Oak Metria Moth

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What

Black-shaded Platynota Moth Platynota flavedana

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 08:38 PM CDT

Description

Black-shaded Platynota Moth

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What

Black-dotted Maliattha Moth Maliattha synochitis

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 08:36 PM CDT

Description

Black-dotted Maliattha Moth

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 11:26 AM CDT

Description

Eubolina impartialis
(I think)
or maybe something similar?

On the outside of a convenience store

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What

Oak Beauty Phaeoura quernaria

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 11:26 AM CDT

Description

Oak Beauty
(I think)

On the outside of a convenience store

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Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017 11:26 AM CDT

Description

Charadra dispulsa
Noctuid Moths (Family Noctuidae)

On the window of a convenience store. Image 1 rotated by me to face up. Image 2 as found.

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What

Double-lined Prominent Moth Lochmaeus bilineata

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 23, 2017

Description

I think this is a Noctuid and perhaps in the dagger moth group, but I'm not finding a match so I'm probably looking in the wrong place.

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What

Tan Jumping Spider Platycryptus undatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 22, 2017 11:16 AM CDT

Description

My wife took a cell phone shot of a jumping spider on the outside deck of a workshop on the back of our property. Any help with ID will be appreciated.

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What

Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 22, 2017 11:05 AM CDT

Description

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
22 March 2017

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What

Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 22, 2017 11:00 AM CDT

Description

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
22 March 2017

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What

Tersa Sphinx Xylophanes tersa

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 22, 2017 08:28 AM CDT

Description

Tersa Sphinx
This Tersa Sphinx was on my deck, just outside my back door, so I picked it up so it would not be stepped on, then placed it in a safe place to warm up and fly off.

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