106
taxa
1 other animal
57 insects
36 plants
6 birds
1 fungus
3 arachnids
2 mammals

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What

Tree Squirrels Genus Sciurus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
Other Animals

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Animals Kingdom Animalia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Shiny Flea Beetle Asphaera lustrans

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 7.8 mm

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What

Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This stand of Tahokas includes examples of an unusual white variant growing among standard puple type

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What

Horseweed Erigeron canadensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

tattered

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What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Sunflower Helianthus annuus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

at least 10 ft tall

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What

Apine Bees Subfamily Apinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Here's an unfamiliar, tiny beetle.
Beetle length estimate 1.9 to 4.5 mm, by comparison to the Halictid

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Ants Family Formicidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

good size ant; compare to my hand in photo 2

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Acrobat Ants Genus Crematogaster

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Ragweed Ambrosia psilostachya

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Blue-fronted Dancer Argia apicalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cowpen Daisy Verbesina encelioides

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rocky Mountain Zinnia Zinnia grandiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Great Herons Genus Ardea

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

my guess

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What

Stridulating Slant-faced Grasshoppers Subfamily Gomphocerinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Has been whacked up somewhat by mowers, revealing tough, green, stiff, fibrous stems at the base.
Same plant(s): www.inaturalist.org/observations/28405593

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

at left

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What

Buffalo-Bur Solanum rostratum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Stilt Bugs Family Berytidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ram's Horn Proboscidea louisianica

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cotton Thistle Onopordum acanthium

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

previous observations where concern was expressed about invasion:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/5647537
www.inaturalist.org/observations/7442184
But no new plants have appeared on the site this year.

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

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What

Giant Ragweed Ambrosia trifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

taller than I

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

no female in evidence

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What

Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Kiowa Dancer Argia immunda

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ligated Furrow Bee Halictus ligatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

male and female flowers

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What

Green Comet Milkweed Asclepias viridiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

inside blossom of evening primrose

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Green Comet Milkweed Asclepias viridiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

interesting to compare this plant to a second one on the same site: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29415708

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What

Green Comet Milkweed Asclepias viridiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

interesting to compare this plant to a second one on the same site: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29416139

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What

Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower Echinacea angustifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

our Echinacea is having a big year

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

White Prairie Clover Dalea candida

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ligated Furrow Bee Halictus ligatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Greenthread Thelesperma filifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Apache Paper Wasp Polistes apachus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Silver Wormwood Artemisia ludoviciana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

staying well into the summer season this year

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What

Missouri Foxtail Cactus Escobaria missouriensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a young plant
Shallow grooves visible in the tubercles. Spines grayish and pubescent, brown at the tip. Some central spines present, but broken off.

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

elytra are as hairy as the pronotum

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

asymmetric

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Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Meshweavers Family Dictynidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a tiny but successful predator

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What

Longleaf Buckwheat Eriogonum longifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

James' Nailwort Paronychia jamesii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Needleleaf Bluet Houstonia acerosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiaca

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cooley's Bundleflower Desmanthus cooleyi

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Thornless, bipinnate, and with a long, narrowly cylindrical bean pod.
The red orbicular glands at the base of each compound leaf are readily visible.
http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=1486
http://navajorange.nmsu.edu/detail.php?id=114
https://wnmu.edu/academic/nspages/gilaflora/desmanthus_cooleyi.html

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Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Zephyr Sweat Bee Lasioglossum zephyrus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Maybe. I confess to being short on options....
The red of this bee seems too dull for Sphecodes, but i may have this wrong
Legs way too fuzzy for Nomada

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Purple Mat Nama hispida

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Audio: the owl scolding me for being too close

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What

Furrow Bees Genus Halictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Texas Bindweed Convolvulus equitans

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Small Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Zizotes Milkweed Asclepias oenotheroides

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

both flowers and fruit

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What

Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a real character, this owl

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Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Furrow Bees Genus Halictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult and nymph lacebugs, with their muck and debris, on Grindelia (Asteraceae). Species might be C. morrilli, might be marmorata

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Bee with a torn wing, grounded.

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Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

not near water

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What

Yellow-marked Buprestid Beetles Subgenus Acmaeodera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Tumbling Mourner Flower Beetle Mordella atrata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Markings and antennae conform to species description; there's a link on this page: https://bugguide.net/node/view/135136

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What

Texas Nomad Bee Nomada texana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Occupying an unused rodent burrow.
I chose hesperus over mactans because of the brown color of the tarsi and of the entire venter between the hourglass and the jaws.
I have the impression that southern widow (mactans) females must be completely black.

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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rayless Greenthread Thelesperma megapotamicum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This wasp put its head to the ground and vibrated as if digging; the photos show several shallow indentations it had made at the edge of a slight ridge in the sand
What's it doing?

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Prairie Robber Fly Diogmites angustipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fendler's Sandmat Euphorbia fendleri

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Hartweg's Sundrops Oenothera hartwegii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Spanish Gold Grindelia ciliata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Lubbock (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

longish palps

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What

Prairie Sunflower Helianthus petiolaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

growing beside H. annuus

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lemon Beebalm Monarda citriodora

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

plant height about 2 ft.

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Spotted Orbweavers Genus Neoscona

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

has caught a meal

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What

Dancers Genus Argia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

wings darker at the tip
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1186387

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Rubyspot Hetaerina americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This is the male; photo 4 also shows a female

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The small dark dots on the limbs seem to be a consistent feature

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 11, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)