Photos / Sounds

What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Purslane Portulaca oleracea

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

scissoring with abandon

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What

Tachinid Flies Family Tachinidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

i think

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What

Stonecrops Genus Sedum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

some cultivar; I'd like to ID this plant supporting a very interesting pollinator

Tags

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What

Long-legged Flies Family Dolichopodidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

patrolling a squash plant

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What

Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

notice the leg shape

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

no white bands on the abdomen --> not stipator
This is the most perfect honeybee mimic i've run across yet

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What

Graceful Spurge Euphorbia hypericifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

weed in a raised garden

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What

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Hentz Jumping Spider Hentzia palmarum

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

perfect wing vein match, as well as other general features
https://bugguide.net/node/view/31728/bgpage
on Sedum cultivar

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Translucent Cicadas Subfamily Cicadinae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

cicada husk

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Calligrapher Flies Genus Toxomerus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

on leaf of sunflower

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

As i was wandering the gardens photographing bees, this grackle posse congregated over my head, scolding and scolding. They didn't stop when i left the vicinity, but followed me around the gardens for the remainder of my visit.
Sheesh!

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Square

What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bees Epifamily Anthophila

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Mullein Verbascum thapsus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

beside the compost heap

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What

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This link reveals a wing vein difference that can be used to distinguish melanopogon from puella: https://bugguide.net/node/view/371084/bgimage

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sachem Atalopedes campestris

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

without red butt

Photos / Sounds

What

Thick-legged Hover Fly Syritta pipiens

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

goofy legs (photo 2), yellow shoulders

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

July 3, 2019