Looked like sage flowers but straight tendrils differentiated it. Found in a wash west of abq
Found in desert wash west of abq
Dead on the side of the road.
dead on the road. Observed by Brittney White.
These cicadas were common and easily flushed from willows and other shrubs/trees along the Rio Grande at Coronado State Monument, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA. I think this species is correct (it is a Tibicen) but not sure.
I think this is Chlorochroa ligata (Conchuela Bug), or something close to that. Coronado State Monument, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA.
Non-native beetle species introduced to New Mexico and elsewhere in western US to control non-native saltcedar/tamarisk (Tamarix spp.). The beetles have been steadily moving southward along the Rio Grande in north-central New Mexico.
This is a Diorhabda (Tamarisk Beetle) but not sure what species.
Taken with hand-held camera.
Camera trap photo. No damage by bear. First bear sighting at this location in 39 years.
Slide and chewed trees