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What

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019 07:42 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

looks like this guy --
www.opsu.edu/Academics/SciMathNurs/NaturalScience/PlantsInsectsOfGoodwell/asilidae/asilid28.html
Its GBIF distribution is reasonable; but you don't see this taxon used much.

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Plains Lubber Grasshopper Brachystola magna

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Lubber just a-hangin there, perhaps warming itself as described here: http://idtools.org/id/grasshoppers/factsheet.php?name=13174

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What

Plains Lubber Grasshopper Brachystola magna

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

toas or propinquus or microstictus?

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What

Common Sunflower Helianthus annuus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

double flower mutation is fairly common in the population at this site
lay description: https://prairieecologist.com/2015/08/11/double-flowered-sunflowers/
genetic description: https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1002628

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What

Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

sat and called from that branch for quite a while

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

Cut-leaf Germander Teucrium laciniatum

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Yellowish Spur-throat Grasshopper Melanoplus flavidus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Hopped into a cobwebby spot to try to hide from the camera.
I helped it free its antennae, and i believe the grasshopper got out of the predicament

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

E. crypticus was also present, and the two wasps were tolerant of one another

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What

Copper Zephyr-Lily Zephyranthes longifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Narrowleaf Globemallow Sphaeralcea angustifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rainbow Grasshopper Dactylotum bicolor

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lotebush Ziziphus obtusifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

small shrub or tree, i sure can't recognize it

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What

Plains Lubber Grasshopper Brachystola magna

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Adonis Blazingstar Mentzelia multiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Adonis Blazingstar Mentzelia multiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Woolly Paperflower Psilostrophe tagetina

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Snakeweed Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dutchman's Britches Thamnosma texana

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I've never seen this before...

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What

Narrowleaf Spiderling Boerhavia linearifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I'm choosing linearis over albida mostly because of the strongly ascending, short-petioled leaves
www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242415066

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What

Perennial Lazy Daisy Aphanostephus riddellii

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Comanche Skimmer Libellula comanche

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Flies Order Diptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Narrow-winged Damselflies Family Coenagrionidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Blue behind the eyes...
The wings seem too long for E. civile or A. immunda

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What

Slimflower Scurfpea Pediomelum tenuiflorum

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Redseed Plantain Plantago rhodosperma

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Longleaf Buckwheat Eriogonum longifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Amber Snails Family Succineidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

on a hilltop above a large salina lake; spring-fed ponds also present in the area

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What

Drummond's False Pennyroyal Hedeoma drummondii

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a big patch of these tiny mints

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What

Snakeweed Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pink Mimosa Mimosa borealis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I found this dead beetle lying on a stone

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What

James' Nailwort Paronychia jamesii

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

White Milkwort Polygala alba

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Prairie Bur Krameria lanceolata

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Snakeweed Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pricklyleaf Dogweed Thymophylla acerosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

leaves undivided; flowers embedded in the foliage

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I'm stuck! Badly!

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What

Yellow Flax Linum rigidum

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Bah. Other photos turned out even worse.
Flower remnant is about 13 mm across

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What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Nest is constructed in a nicely protected niche behind the satellite dish

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

2 adults minding a nest with at least 4 hatchlings

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What

Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

best guess

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What

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I'm confused by these wing markings

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What

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

uncharacteristically perched on thistle flower

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What

Domestic Cattle Bos taurus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

the Brangus cow behaved as though the calf was hers

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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Redhead Aythya americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

2 adults with 2 chicks

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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Eastern and Western Meadowlarks Genus Sturnella

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

came to seed feeder, which i found surprising

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Three kingbirds sharing a limb. About an hour later there were six (!) kingbirds occupying two limbs of the tree --I presume this to be a family group

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What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This sparrow made repeated vertical leaps high into the air while singing his song, returning each time to the same mesquite twig

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What

Kern's Flower Scarab Euphoria kernii

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I had the feeling there might be a nest up on that post. So possibly same bird, or at least same pair of birds

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What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

that's merely a shadow in the corner of the forewing

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What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red Saddlebags Tramea onusta

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

territorially guarding a mesquite tree

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 15, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)