Waiting for moths by light...
Parker co tx
Seen on Biological Inventory Team Herp Survey.
The main reason we don't find moths on the house any more. Not happy about that.
With the summer camp KidZone, we tried to catch as many different bugs as we could today. It was a bit difficult as it was around 93 degrees (feels like 97!)... We caught some, collected them in baggies, and brought them back to the front to group them.
Although not an insect, we still caught this gecko and discovered the differences between it and the insects. Poor guy lost its tail as one of the kiddos was playing with it -- although, they all screamed when the tail was wiggling around without a body!!!
The Mediterranean house gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus turcicus (not to be confused with the Asian species Hemidactylus frenatus known as Common House Gecko) is a small gecko common to the Mediterranean which has spread to many parts of the world. It is also commonly referred to as the Turkish Gecko as represented in its Latin name. They are insectivorous, rarely exceeding 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in length, have large, lidless eyes with elliptical pupils, and yellow- or...