19
taxa
8 insects
5 plants
1 arachnid
5 birds

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What

Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper Spissistilus festinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

False Boneset Brickellia eupatorioides

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Lubbock (Google, OSM)

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Just a spiderling, and not a cooperative one.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

out on its own

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What

Spiny Amaranth Amaranthus spinosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I think

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What

Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Prairie Tree Cricket Oecanthus argentinus

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

from BG species page:
"...noticeable characteristics which might be helpful in IDing instars of this species: note the dark straw-colored antennae, the central fine stripe from the face to the distal abdomen, the golden colored proximal limb joints, the thick 'squiggly' white markings on the sides of the abdomen and most notably - all those tiny black dots on the limbs and cerci."

Photos / Sounds

What

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Admirable Grasshopper Syrbula admirabilis

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Purple Martin Progne subis

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I often see these birds zooming around the channel where irrigation runoff drains from the street into the urban pond. They skim low over standing water and the pond surface, in constant motion. Have yet to find their roost.
I think these are purple martins, because this: www.inaturalist.org/observations/28409168

Photos / Sounds

What

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

finally got decent photos of this small flock that hangs around the playa

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Alkali Mallow Malvella leprosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

These leaves are quite even at the base, and round like pleated coffee filters

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What

Red Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Lubbock (Google, OSM)

Description

struggling to carry huge grain of, i think, Elymus

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What

Lucerne Moth Nomophila nearctica

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Familiar Bluet Enallagma civile

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Silverleaf Nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

August 28, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

beehive located inside the valve hatch for sprinkler system