One of the only invertebrates flying in the misty and warm (for December) weather. We noticed it when it landed on one of us. Near a river and young forest.
The head and body shape are wrong, but the wings are so lace- and dome-like that I thought Lacewings might be on the right track.
I believe this was near the entrance of the Bittern Marsh Trail, or it may have been on the other side of the river outlet (so within a short distance). Butterfly was dead but seemed to be moving; note copious ants on it.
This is the first butterfly I've ever identified. I Googled "common north texas butterflies" and landed on this site: http://www.netpamj.com/2009butterflies.htm
This Copper Canyon Daisy surprised me by being a bush and being a plant that flowered in the fall; the bees of all sorts were enjoying it. Hope their honey tastes better than this plant smells; can see why it would be a deer deterrent.
Poverty Weed (Bachharis neglecta) along McWhorter Creek (in Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area) is COVERED in Monarch butterflies (as well as bees, wasps, and more). Monarchs may be stopping for the evening. Poverty Weed in full bloom and strongly scented. Poverty weed + nearby water could be a great stopping point for migrating Monarchs.
Found in the evening indoors on a house plant after it had possibly been trapped in the house most of the day. Kept it in a glass cup just long enough to get a sketch and pictures.
Part of an ecological assessment of landowners' property, but I don't know my Lepidoptera yet! Found on a leguminous tree near a dry pond.
I am interested in seeing what kind of pollinators people find in their area. Some think it is just honey bees, but it is so much more than that.
Butterflies, skippers, moths, , birds, bats, beetles, flies, mosquitoes, ants, wasps and bees.
What are you seeing on the flowers right now?