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What

Scissors Grinder Cicada Neotibicen pruinosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019 08:02 PM HST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

9:03 pm

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What

Whip-marked Snout Moth Microtheoris vibicalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

estimated length ~6.9 mm, forewing length ~5.6 mm, based on thread count

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What

Carolina Sphinx Manduca sexta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This beauty climbed up on my boot and did NOT want to leave
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1659113/bgimage

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What

Carolina Sphinx Manduca sexta

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Brother Moth Raphia frater

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~15 mm, wingspan ~37mm

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What

Soft-lined Wave Scopula inductata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples
wingspan estimates by thread count ~22 mm, 26 mm

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What

Typical Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~4.7 mm, by thread count

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What

Lakin Grasshopper Melanoplus lakinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth Agrius cingulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~46 mm
a real giant!

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What

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth Agrius cingulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~12.2 mm, by thread count
Another example on the site: www.inaturalist.org/observations/31138973

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What

Black-olive Caterpillar Moth Garella nilotica

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~9.4 mm by thread count; forewing length ~ 8.6 mm

Glad i had a fairly typical one!

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

estimates based on thread count:
forewing length ~8.8 mm
wingspan ~21 mm

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What

Common Gray Anavitrinella pampinaria

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

wingspan estimate ~35mm, based on thread count

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What

Prairie Bird-dropping Moth Ponometia binocula

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Frothy Moth Plagiomimicus spumosum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimates by thread count: total length ~13.7 mm, forewing length ~11.2 mm, wingspan ~27mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~14mm, by thread count

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What

Four-patched Bird-dropping Moth Tarache quadriplaga

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimates 9-11 mm, by thread count
I'm pretty sure i can see the PM line on the hindwing, which ought to rule out H. coloradensis
The ground color of coloradensis seems always to be very close to white

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~12 mm, forewing ~8.8 mm

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What

Miranda Moth Proxenus miranda

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-bordered Wave Idaea demissaria

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dusky Raisin Moth Ephestiodes gilvescentella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~7mm

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What

Garden Webworm Moth Achyra rantalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples
forewing length estimate ~10mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples
forewing length estimates ~12.8, 12.4 mm, by thread count
"Postmedial and subterminal lines are present on the hindwing of pergilvalis and are absent in coloradensis" , quote on BG species page

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~18.8 mm, by thread count

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What

The Nutmeg Anarta trifolii

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

worn but recognizable
forewing length estimate ~11.2 mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Here is a third example; compare to those which were photographed on the same occasion in www.inaturalist.org/observations/31149404
Forewing length estimate by thread count ~10.9 mm
This individual is within the expected color range for the species, with all the expected markings. However, there is a suspicious thin brown dotted line short-cutting the lower corner of the wing which is hard to explain.

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Two examples
forewing length estimate by thread count: ~9.4 mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 12-13 mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

estimated forewing length ~7.2 mm
https://bugguide.net/node/view/591690
possibly E. grindeliana

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What

Olethreutine Leafroller Moths Subfamily Olethreutinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 10.9 mm
Same as this individual, i'm pretty sure: www.inaturalist.org/observations/29853879

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What

American Sunflower Moth Homoeosoma electella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples
forewing length estimates ~ 9.7 mm, 8.4 mm, based on thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate ~12.6 mm, by thread count

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What

Red Groundling Moth Perigea xanthioides

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~13.4 mm, by thread count

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What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

best guess
length estimate ~7mm based on thread count

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What

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus popeanella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

worn
estimated length ~22mm, wingspan ~34 mm based on thread count

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What

Dwarf Tawny Wave Cyclophora nanaria

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

three examples

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

lucky shot

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples shown

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What

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth Acrolophus popeanella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

three examples

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate 8-11mm
Same individual as this: www.inaturalist.org/observations/29832683

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What

Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate 5.9 mm
dot wing

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~7.4 mm, based on thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~12 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~10mm, by thread count
This seems the best genus, but it's not a great pattern match for any of the cognate species, though subcaesiella might get the closest

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~6.4 mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

crude length estimate approx 17mm
Few were observed at this site

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What

Dusky Raisin Moth Ephestiodes gilvescentella

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The head is not so dark, it's an unfortunate shadow
length estimate ~7.5 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Length estimate 4.7 mm, by thread count, possibly too small for Ephestiodes gilvescentella
Base of antenna similarly bulbous

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

First three photos show one example, remaining photos show three more examples
wingspan estimate ~16mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

two examples
Length estimate ~11.9 mm, by thread count

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What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~2.4 cm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

nice green and tan midge, dotted wing
length estimate 7.1 mm

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What

Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate ~5 mm

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

the only mosquito noticed

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

forewing length estimate ~7.4 mm, including the fringe

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What

Bagworms, Clothes Moths, and Allies Superfamily Tineoidea

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate 7.2-7.8 mm, by thread count

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimate, by thread count, for the two examples: ~5.2 mm, 3.8 mm

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What

Casebearers Genus Coleophora

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

length estimates for the two examples, by thread count: ~6.6 mm, 9.4 mm

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What

Grass Tubeworm Moths Genus Acrolophus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Translucent Cicadas Subfamily Cicadinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

under picnic table
Cicadas were very noisy and i had the impression there were more than one species present

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What

Spotted Orbweavers Genus Neoscona

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The spider used this snail shell on the underside of a railing as an anchor point for its web.

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Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)