25
taxa
2 birds
15 insects
8 plants
1
1 life list first

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What

Horseweed Erigeron canadensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

it's a horseweed year

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lazy Daisy Aphanostephus ramosissimus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

since early April...

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What

Prickly Lettuce Lactuca serriola

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Puncture Vine Tribulus terrestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

False Boneset Brickellia eupatorioides

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I was surprised by this large clump of Kochia growing as a flat mat. I've never encountered this growth habit before.
If there was a central stalk that had been cut down, i couldn't see the evidence of it.

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two males using incidental perches to browse the field

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What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered-Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Banded Bee Flies Tribe Villini

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Hemipenthes?

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Purple Martin Progne subis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Lubbock (Google, OSM)

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What

Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

prized by butterflies

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What

Mermiria Grasshoppers Genus Mermiria

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

?picta?
I can't locate anything about these nymphs, but that species would account for the markedly squared cross section of the pronotum and the nascent dark and light markings

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What

Red-spotted Aster Mirid Polymerus basalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Schizophoran Flies Zoosection Schizophora

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

the drab ones

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What

Purple Mat Nama hispida

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Mason Bees Genus Osmia

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

i think; poor photographs but the colors and fuzziness suggest it

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

didn't even notice this guy while i was photographing the plant

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

one adult, numerous larvae

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Observer

ellen5

Date

June 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

While all the species of Xerophloea on BugGuide are similarly marked, note the unique shape of the back of the head for peltata.
I find these on the hood of my car some mornings, and suspect they're attracted to the fluorescent light above