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American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 01:59 PM CDT

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Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 01:23 PM CDT

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Common Mestra Mestra amymone

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 10:50 AM CDT

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Swift Setwing Dythemis velox

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 10:47 AM CDT

Description

female. Both shots of same individual.

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Horace's Duskywing Erynnis horatius

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 10:36 AM CDT

Description

At this date and location I am fairly sure this is Horace's Duskywing, but I could not get any underwing shots and if the consensus is it should be at genus level, that is fine.

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White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 09:00 AM CDT

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Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 19, 2017 08:57 AM CDT

Description

Despite the odd head pattern, which makes this bird look suggestive of a Mountain Chickadee (which occurs no where near this area), this is one of three Carolina Chickadees that was visiting a feeder in my yard this morning. All three were giving typical Carolina Chickadee call notes. I thought the head pattern interesting and wanted to post the shots as a reference to the variation these birds can show. Perhaps a molt pattern, or perhaps an oddly plumaged individual? Note that each side of the head is different and it also shows some white in the crown.

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 18, 2017 03:21 PM CDT

Description

This species has been very regular in my yard this past week. I see one or two every day.

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Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 18, 2017 03:20 PM CDT

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 18, 2017 11:02 AM CDT

Description

I was out in my yard watering a few plants when I heard a Red-shouldered Hawk calling overhead. The hawk was so high as to be a mere speck to the naked eye, but I managed to get a few identifiable shots with a 100-400 lens. These shots are highly cropped. Just for fun, image 4 is an un-cropped shot at 640 mm (400 mm lens and 1.6X sensor factor). You can imagine how small the bird was to the naked eye. This bird was really up there!

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Queen Danaus gilippus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 17, 2017 03:56 PM CDT

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 17, 2017 03:55 PM CDT

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 17, 2017 03:52 PM CDT

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 16, 2017 05:16 PM CDT

Description

3rd time in the past week that this very uncommon species (in this area) has been in my yard.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 13, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

Description

on a pole along Ranch Road 12, near my home in Dripping Springs, Texas

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2017 12:04 PM CDT

Description

I think this must be a Sachem, but the dark spotting on the underwing is quite different from what I am used to seeing on this species. @nlblock?

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2017 11:15 AM CDT

Description

After the first Two-tailed Swallowtail I had ever found in my yard yesterday:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7886659
two of them showed up today. Beautiful butterfly! This is near the eastern edge of their range. Note the Polistes species wasp in image 1....I guess it was curious about what the swallowtail had discovered.

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 12, 2017 10:59 AM CDT

Description

Big influx of Painted Ladies into my yard the past few days. At least 50 individuals are working over some bonesets in my garden. Image 1 shows 8 visible Painted Ladies, just a small portion of the numbers today.

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 11, 2017 03:05 PM CDT

Description

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
11 September 2017

I have a couple of Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) plants in my yard. Though not a native plant, they are drought tolerant and do well in the central Texas summer heat and many butterflies love them. This afternoon I saw a large swallowtail working over one of my plants and I was delighted to see that it was a Two-tailed Swallowtail. This species is uncommon in this area (which is on the eastern edge of the species' range) and this was the first for my yard.

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Celia's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes celia

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 11, 2017 10:25 AM CDT

Description

I believe this is a very worn Celia's Roadside Skipper. All images of same individual.

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
11 September 2017

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 11, 2017 10:25 AM CDT

Description

Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
11 September 2017

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Beelzebub Bee-eater Mallophora leschenaulti

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 12:45 PM CDT

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Green Lynx Spider Peucetia viridans

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 12:43 PM CDT

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Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 12:24 PM CDT

Description

young male

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Obscure Bird Grasshopper Schistocerca obscura

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 12:21 PM CDT

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Thornbush Dasher Micrathyria hagenii

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 12:11 PM CDT

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 12:10 PM CDT

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Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 10:48 AM CDT

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 09:29 AM CDT

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 10, 2017 09:30 AM CDT

Description

female

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