59
taxa
1 fungus
22 insects
28 plants
3 birds
1 mammal
2 arachnids
2 reptiles
65
observations

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Climbing Milkweed Funastrum cynanchoides

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

trailing vine; leaves just slightly hairy

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What

Grapevines Genus Vitis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

honeybees were going nuts on this spiderwort

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What

Western Spiderwort Tradescantia occidentalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a male strutting around for the benefit of at least 4 hens

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What

Six-spotted Flower Longhorn Beetle Strangalia sexnotata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

very odd-looking to a Lubbockite: leaves very broad, flower column very tall

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Honors to Jotol whose keen eye picked out this odd shrub. The shrub list at www.kswildflower.org got me on the right track. ID based on species descriptions at SEINet
http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?tid=18796&taxauthid=1&clid=0

Photos / Sounds

What

Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

While photographing a checkered beetle, i noticed this little drama on the flipside of the sunflower.
This observation is for the SPIDER

Tags

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What

Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Domestic Cattle Bos taurus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Calves stepping out onto the highway.
Anybody know this breed?

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What

Kern's Flower Scarab Euphoria kernii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis gularis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

"Somebody broke my tail"

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bees Epifamily Anthophila

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

abdomen is red

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

It's a challenge to sort out the elytral markings from the pollen grains.
http://texasento.net/TXBuprestidae.htm

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What

Nysa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Little skipper decided to own my sock, and was unfazed by the camera

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What

Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Greater Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

with a tiny fly on its wing

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What

Black Maidenhair Fern Adiantum capillus-veneris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Lynx Spider Oxyopes scalaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

coexisting peacefully with a longhorn beetle (photo 6)

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What

Hairless Bee Fly Poecilognathus unimaculatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ivyleaf Groundcherry Physalis hederifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

It seems my Nikon is particularly bad at hairstreaks

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What

White Rock-Lettuce Pinaropappus roseus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Prairie Sunflower Helianthus petiolaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

While photographing a checkered beetle, i noticed this little drama on the flipside of the sunflower.
This observation is for the FLY, caught by a flower crab

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

predaceous on insects; Trichodes adults also feed on pollen
https://bugguide.net/node/view/292037

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What

Red Satyr Megisto rubricata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Stem gall on Psilostrophe tagetina. Several plants, but not all, exhibited one such gall

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What

Woolly Paperflower Psilostrophe tagetina

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Indian Mallow Abutilon fruticosum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Considering the only three abutilon species placed anywhere near this location in BONAP
A. parvulum having 5-6 mericarps in the schizocarp
A. fruticosum having 8-9 mericarps
A. threophrasti having 10-15 mericarps
This plant exhibits 8 chambers in last year's schizoscarp, making fruticosum the only reasonable choice.

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What

Woolly Paperflower Psilostrophe tagetina

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Stick-Leaf Mentzelia oligosperma

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pitcher's Leatherflower Clematis pitcheri

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Narrowleaf Four o'Clock Mirabilis linearis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Skeleton Plant Lygodesmia texana

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Zizotes Milkweed Asclepias oenotheroides

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pricklyleaf Dogweed Thymophylla acerosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Not expected in this location, but BONAP maps show its presence 2 counties to the west

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Square

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lemon Beebalm Monarda citriodora

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Indian Mallow Abutilon fruticosum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A subsequent observation [www.inaturalist.org/observations/25760694] will show why i chose this species

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What

Zizotes Milkweed Asclepias oenotheroides

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Blue Curls Phacelia congesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Somewhat surprising to find this species here. Plants were fairly numerous in the vicinity; partial shade

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What

Winged Buckwheat Eriogonum alatum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Many thanks to jotol for clueing me in that this is a buckwheat
http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=3439

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What

Fendler's Sandmat Euphorbia fendleri

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bractless Blazingstar Mentzelia nuda

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

After a lengthy internal debate over decapetala, i ruled it out on the length of the leaves

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What

White-flower Beardtongue Penstemon albidus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Thistle Poppy Argemone polyanthemos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

standard white-flowered form

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What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Hairy Five-Eyes Chamaesaracha sordida

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Thistle Poppy Argemone polyanthemos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

red variant present and not unusual; white flowered plants were present as well

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a tricky one for me

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What

Narrowleaf Four o'Clock Mirabilis linearis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

These plants are quite smooth

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What

Trailing Windmills Allionia incarnata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Yellow Flax Linum rigidum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 18, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)