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Plateau Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis scalaris

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

June 6, 2014

Description

Subspecies septemvittata, which is Big Bend Spotted Whiptail. This taxon doesn't exist as an entry for iNaturalist.

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Northern Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii ssp. poinsettii

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

June 6, 2014

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Sonoran Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. affinis

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

June 8, 2014

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Canyon Tree Frog Hyla arenicolor

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

June 6, 2014

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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

June 7, 2014

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Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

June 7, 2014

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Rodent and Lagomorph Bot Flies Genus Cuterebra

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Observer

greglasley

Date

May 8, 2015

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Chinati Checkerspot Chlosyne theona ssp. chinatiensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 4, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This is Chlosyne theona chinatiensis which some authorities consider a distinct species. On iNat it is regarded as a subspecies of Theona Checkerspot so that is where I will place it at present.

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Sandia Hairstreak Callophrys mcfarlandi

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

Description

An incredibly beautiful little hairstreak. Spotted by Chris Tenney.

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Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Harrisina metallica

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

Description

unknown dark moth feeding on milkweed flowers. I confess I was distracted by the Sandia Hairstreak
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1467742
which was on this same blooming milkweek (and you can see in some of these shots), so I did not do justice to this little back moth. By the time I wanted to get some more and better shots of the moth, however, it was gone. Oh well.

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Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

Description

Either Common Streaky-Skipper or Scarce Streaky-Skipper. Both occur here and I understand are not separable in the field.

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Texan Crescent Anthanassa texana

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Golden-banded Skipper Autochton cellus

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Bronze Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes aenus

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Observer

greglasley

Date

May 3, 2015

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Vesta Crescent Phyciodes graphica

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

Description

pair in copula

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Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

Description

A group of five of us: robberfly, maractwin, gcwarbler, Mary Gustafson, and greglasley, were participating in a Colima Warbler survey in Pine Canyon in Big Bend National Park. During our morning hike into the canyon we started hearing the distinctive paired notes of the call of a Northern (Mountain) Pygmy-Owl. We spent an hour or more trying to locate the owl, but it was well up on a rugged slope on the south side of the canyon, and we just could not see it. We were, however, certain of the ID and we were satisfied it was not some vocalization of a Rock Squirrel or anything else. The calls were recorded by gcwarbler, maractwin, and Mary with iPhones. We continued on with our survey and at about 1 PM we were walking out of the canyon and again heard the bird. We stood on the trail and searched the large pines across the canyon from our location, and Mary spotted the bird!!!, high in a Ponderosa Pine. I did not have a large telephoto with me as I was set up mainly for butterfly photography, but several of us obtained some shots from about 125 meters away. Image 1 is cropped so you can see the bird. Image 2 is not cropped and shows the view through my camera and lens (300 F/4 and 1.4X extender). Image 3 is highly cropped but makes the bird itself a little more visible, though badly pixelated. It was a long way off for photos, but in the cropped views you can see the long tail extending past the limb it was perched on. maractwin has another shot of this bird as well as a recording of the calls posted at:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1448140
robberfly also has an image of the bird at:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1448249
Several of us saw and photographed this same bird the following day and were able to show it to other birders. This will represent the 5th record of this species in Texas.

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Golden-banded Skipper Autochton cellus

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Arizona Sister Adelpha eulalia

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Chisos Banded-Skipper Autochton cincta

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

Description

uncommon and local lep of these mountains

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Arizona Powdered-Skipper Systasea zampa

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Golden-banded Skipper Autochton cellus

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Golden-headed Scallopwing Staphylus ceos

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Arizona Sister Adelpha eulalia

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

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Meridian Duskywing Erynnis meridianus

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015

Description

uncommon species of which we saw several in Pine Canyon

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Giant Agave Bug Acanthocephala thomasi

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 2, 2015