See hundreds of these tiny caterpillars on some cowpen Daisy plant and doing some research it seems like they are the Silvery Checkerspot cats
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
24 October 2014
similar to Entypus unifasciatus, but I am not sure if it is that species or whether this can be ID'd from photos.
This spider was hanging from its web with the rear two legs while the front 6 legs were neatly folded up.
Common or White Checkered-Skipper
Spotted Bird Grasshopper
Prolepsis tristis comes in two forms, black and reddish....this is a black one. It is a wasp-mimic robber fly.
Polistes species wasp, not sure of species, but whatever it is, it is very common here locally.
Diogmites species robber fly of the angustipennis group. Perfectly illustrating the "hanging-thieves" common name of the genus by hanging, trapeze-like, from a perch with its front two legs while manipulating its prey with the other 4 legs.
Blue-eyed Darner is a common western dragonfly across much of the western U.S. Here in central Texas, for some reason, we do not see them in spring and summer and for whatever reason they seem to just be evident only in October and November. This morning ericisley and I found a number of males patrolling the edge of a pond and a few would hover for a few seconds allowing us to get some nice flight shots, certainly the best flight shots of the species I've ever taken. We also found a pair in copula which I believe is the first actual breeding by the species documented locally. Image 2 is a cropped version of image 1.
Ancyloscelis sp. collecting pollen from Merremia dissecta.