128
taxa
4 arachnids
47 insects
51 plants
2 mammals
22 birds
2 reptiles

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What

New World Sparrows Family Passerellidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

i think

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Reticulate-seeded Spurge Euphorbia spathulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

abundant

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What

Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Spiny Goldenweed Xanthisma spinulosum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples

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What

Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

Braconid Wasps Family Braconidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Wish i had noticed at the time the nicely camouflaged spider hiding within the flowers i was photographing

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What

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dakota Mock Vervain Glandularia bipinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Yellow Salsify Tragopogon dubius

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Salsify Tragopogon dubius

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Squirreltail Hordeum jubatum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Collegeflower Hymenopappus flavescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

abundant

Photos / Sounds

What

White-stem Evening-Primrose Oenothera albicaulis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

abundant

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What

White-stem Evening-Primrose Oenothera albicaulis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Woolly Plantain Plantago patagonica

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Woolly Plantain Plantago patagonica

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Hope you can make it out

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What

Dakota Mock Vervain Glandularia bipinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Lyre-leaf Greeneyes Berlandiera lyrata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

quick red wasp, very roughly 1.5 cm in length by comparison to the bladderpod

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

With a great buzzing, this bee sort of scouted the area a bit, then got down to the buzzy business of digging into the soil.
Photos are time-sequential. The very last one gives perhaps the best view of the clypeus

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What

Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Spur-throated Grasshoppers Subfamily Melanoplinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

blue tibia

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What

Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Clouded Yellows Genus Colias

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Racemose Milkvetch Astragalus racemosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bitter Hymenoxys Hymenoxys odorata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bitter Hymenoxys Hymenoxys odorata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bot Flies, Blow Flies, and Allies Superfamily Oestroidea

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

same plant as preceding observation, but i'm not certain whether it's the same fly

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What

Western Seapurslane Sesuvium verrucosum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Yucca Yucca campestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Yucca Yucca campestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

inflorescence rising well above the rosette of leaves, and with long branches

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Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Small bug, roughly 3 mm in length, inside a yucca blossom.
Some relative of these, i think:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1332838
https://bugguide.net/node/view/283353/bgimage

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What

Twist Spine Prickly Pear Opuntia tortispina

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

best guess

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What

Twist Spine Prickly Pear Opuntia tortispina

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Silverleaf Nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Ordinarily 5-fold radial symmetry; SEINet admits to occasional 4-fold symmetry. Here are examples of both 4- and 6-fold (!!) symmetric flowers.

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What

Silverleaf Nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Curlycup Gumweed Grindelia squarrosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Curlycup Gumweed Grindelia squarrosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

with prey: grasshopper?

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What

Alkali Weed Cressa truxillensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

abundant

Photos / Sounds

What

Alkali Weed Cressa truxillensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Slimleaf Prairie Clover Dalea tenuifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure why most of the petals are sliced off, but i wonder if they've been eaten.....the rest of the plant, and neighboring plants, seem to be comparatively unaffected.

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What

Spanish Gold Grindelia ciliata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Drummond Sleepy Daisy Xanthisma texanum var. drummondii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Spotted Orbweaver Neoscona oaxacensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Spotted Orbweaver Neoscona oaxacensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

At sunup these webs were easy to spot, and were quite abundant.
ID according to the characteristic black dashes remarked upon on the BG species page, e.g. https://bugguide.net/node/view/602890
Ventral views also a good match

Photos / Sounds

What

Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Rough Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The harsh light is somewhat deceptive; these ants are black in front, red in back

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Beebalm Monarda pectinata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Beebalm Monarda pectinata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Branching habit
Bracts not recurved, not pink
etc.

Photos / Sounds

What

Clearwing Borer Moth Melittia snowii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Checkered-Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Checkered-Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Engelmann Daisy Engelmannia peristenia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Engelmann Daisy Engelmannia peristenia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On the site of a collapsed prairie dog colony

Photos / Sounds

What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Lamb's-Quarters Chenopodium album

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two in the photographs; there may have been more present

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What

Vesta Crescent Phyciodes graphica

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Vesta Crescent Phyciodes graphica

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Euphorbia Bug Chariesterus antennator

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Can't figure this guy out from the available information. My impression at the time was of a cocoa-brown butterfly such as a buckeye, but that seems a bad match for these photos

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What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Six-lined Racerunner Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Snakeweed Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red Dome Blanketflower Gaillardia pinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Broadleaf Milkweed Asclepias latifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

nectar plants: Physaria gordonii, Aphanostephus ramosissimus

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Is this a Cassin's?

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Slimflower Scurfpea Pediomelum tenuiflorum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Prairie Tree Cricket Oecanthus argentinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Cut-leaf Germander Teucrium laciniatum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Bindweed Convolvulus equitans

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Bindweed Convolvulus equitans

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Chinese-Lantern Quincula lobata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Zinnia Zinnia grandiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern and Western Meadowlarks Genus Sturnella

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Prairie Larkspur Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern and Western Meadowlarks Genus Sturnella

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern and Western Meadowlarks Genus Sturnella

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Tripartite Sweat Bee Halictus tripartitus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Dome Blanketflower Gaillardia pinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Rushpea Hoffmannseggia glauca

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

inside a yucca blossom

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horned Seablite Suaeda calceoliformis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

compare with second example:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/26570352
and contrast with:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/26570076
All in same habitat.

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What

Texas Blueweed Helianthus ciliaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Narrowleaf Globemallow Sphaeralcea angustifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Nysa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern and Western Meadowlarks Genus Sturnella

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern and Western Meadowlarks Genus Sturnella

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellowspine Thistle Cirsium ochrocentrum

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Threadleaf Groundsel Senecio flaccidus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Little Cat's-Eye Cryptantha minima

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Cat's-Eye Cryptantha minima

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

leafy along the flower spike, distinguishing this from C. crassipela

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Awfully difficult to make this bird out; i can only tell you that adult Bullock's were present in this and a nearby tree.

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What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

male and female

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Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Green Prairie Coneflower Ratibida tagetes

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bees Epifamily Anthophila

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Too fast for my lowly camera

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What

Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

best guess

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What

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This little patch was quite a bully toward all the butterflies flocking to Engelmannia blossoms

Tags

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Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

my recollection is of 6 or 8 nighthawks wheeling around

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What

Grass Flies Family Chloropidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Whitemargin Sandmat Euphorbia albomarginata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fineleaf Fournerved Daisy Tetraneuris linearifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fineleaf Fournerved Daisy Tetraneuris linearifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

leaves ascend part way up the stem, not all basal as in T. scaposa

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What

Fineleaf Fournerved Daisy Tetraneuris linearifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A broad expanse covered with these flowers, and not a lot else.
Last photo is of the soil, suggesting a recent burn.

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What

Tree Cholla Cylindropuntia imbricata

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Horned Seablite Suaeda calceoliformis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a woody example

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What

Summer-Cypress Bassia scoparia

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

an ocean of kochia

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What

Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gilia Beardtongue Penstemon ambiguus

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

First time i've found these in Texas

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Nectar plants: Xanthisma spinulosum, Teucrium laciniatum

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What

Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A determined biter, whose bites aren't too painful at the time. Abundant on this particular visit.
This fly looks identical to a lone observation identified as Silvius jeanae: www.inaturalist.org/observations/8182442
It's not clear to me, though, how that species is to be distinguished from S. pollinosus, whose GBIF distribution seems to keep it in the running.
Silvius seems incompletely represented on BugGuide, and I'm having difficulty finding lay resources for this genus.
Help!

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Smallflower Groundcherry Physalis cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

New World Blackbirds and Orioles Family Icteridae

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Some kind of blackbird in the tree with Bullock's oriole

Photos / Sounds

What

Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Immature male
Audio features some oriole chatter

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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Mockingbird contributes most of what's heard in the audio, over some oriole chatter

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What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

ellen5

Date

May 27, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)