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What

Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera)

Observer

scopic

Date

August 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The ground anchor thread for this web is attached to a floating rock?! I bumped the web earlier, so I assume that yanked the rock up. The web stayed in tact because this rock weighed it down. Super cool!

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What

Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)

Observer

scopic

Date

August 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gazelle Scarab (Digitonthophagus gazella)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 24, 2021 10:29 PM CDT

Description

Batman Beetle!

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What

Tufted Bird-dropping Moth (Cerma cerintha)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 24, 2021 10:20 PM CDT

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What

New World Tarantula-hawk Wasps (Genus Pepsis)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 2, 2021 09:38 AM CDT

Description

Tripped over this massive lady hauling a tarantula. One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen (:

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What

Four-spotted Mantidfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Superb Dog-day Cicada (Neotibicen superbus)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gulf Coast Toad (Incilius nebulifer)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Silk moth?

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What

Putnam's Jumping Spider (Phidippus putnami)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 27, 2021 12:13 PM CDT

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What

Underwing Moths (Genus Catocala)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 23, 2021 10:32 PM CDT

Description

Big guy, about 2-2.5 inch wingspan.

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Observer

scopic

Date

April 24, 2021 04:24 PM CDT

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What

Clavate Tortoise Beetle (Helocassis clavata)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 24, 2021 04:35 PM CDT

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What

Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 10, 2019 12:01 PM UTC

Description

These guys never land!

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What

Red-shouldered Bug (Jadera haematoloma)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 11, 2020 03:19 PM CDT

Description

Shoulders are red,
Their eyes are, too.
Chinaberry?
It’s what they chew.

I’m so sorry.

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What

Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I wasn’t gonna image this guy stalking the other bugs on my sheet. Then he squared off with a moth until the wind blew them apart. He caught a more manageable snack afterwards.

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What

Ringless Honey Mushroom (Desarmillaria caespitosa)

Observer

scopic

Date

October 10, 2020 06:33 PM CDT

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What

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Observer

scopic

Date

October 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Oyster Mushrooms (Genus Pleurotus)

Observer

scopic

Date

September 28, 2020 05:02 PM CDT

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What

Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)

Observer

scopic

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

What this picture does not show was the moth singing Mulan’s “When will my reflection show who I am inside?”

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What

Two-spotted Scoliid Wasp (Scolia dubia ssp. dubia)

Observer

scopic

Date

September 25, 2020 09:17 AM CDT

Description

Two-spotted? More like dew-spotted. Hahahahahaha

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What

Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa)

Observer

scopic

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Guy chilling in the zinnias.

Photos / Sounds

What

Milde's Tarantula-hawk Wasp (Pepsis mildei)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 15, 2020 03:29 PM CDT

Description

My dad saw this guy and managed to snap this for me. I’m very proud, haha.

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What

Milk Snail (Otala lactea)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 21, 2020 10:03 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Cicada-killer Wasp (Sphecius speciosus)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found it stinger up on the ground. I also found a cicada to mock it.

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What

Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 30, 2020 07:34 PM CDT

Description

Sweet guy, just wandering across a busy park field.

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 28, 2020 08:42 PM CDT

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What

Thisbe's Tarantula-hawk Wasp (Pepsis thisbe)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 28, 2020 03:33 PM CDT

Description

So beautiful. Wish I’d gotten a clear picture of that iridescent blue.

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What

Burning Blister Beetles (Genus Epicauta)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 26, 2020 02:36 PM CDT

Description

“Do you hear that?”

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What

Feather-legged Flies (Genus Trichopoda)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 26, 2020 01:15 PM CDT

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What

Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 26, 2020 12:44 PM CDT

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What

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 15, 2020 01:50 PM CDT

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What

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 9, 2020 04:56 PM CDT

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What

White-margined Burrower Bug (Sehirus cinctus)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Io Moth (Automeris io)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 7, 2020 11:16 AM CDT

Description

Found our first lovely lady with @kaleallerion99!

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What

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Is that a moth on a rose staring into the abyss? Indeed.

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What

Shiny Flea Beetle (Asphaera lustrans)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2, 2020 03:12 PM UTC

Description

I love cooperative boingers.

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What

Texas Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus lusciosus)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 1, 2020 04:14 PM UTC

Description

What a legendary lad. If only his eyes were truly shaped like Texas.

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What

Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Didn’t know these guys had such colorful eyes

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What

Red-banded Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 28, 2020 11:04 AM UTC

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What

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A daring lad! In my own backyard! Wish I’d gotten more pictures before he escaped into the roses.

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What

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Poor guy ran into our window, but flew away after being in a daze for half an hour.

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What

Bronze Jumping Spider (Eris militaris)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 2020

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Helicoid Land Snails (Superfamily Helicoidea)

Observer

scopic

Date

April 8, 2020 04:42 PM UTC

Description

Picked him up and he popped out!

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What

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Observer

scopic

Date

August 12, 2019 04:57 PM UTC

Description

I’ve been looking for one of these for years! One of my top three favorite animals.
As jumpers love to do, he hugged my lens.

Thanks @kaleallerion99 for finding him for me amongst the reeds

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What

Carolina Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)

Observer

scopic

Date

August 12, 2019 02:57 PM UTC

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What

Hagen's Sphinx (Ceratomia hageni)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 29, 2019 11:53 AM UTC

Description

My sister beat me, getting him on her face before I could! If only the green on his wings showed up more on camera.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Black Digger Wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

Observer

scopic

Date

July 28, 2019 10:47 AM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

North American Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 27, 2019 11:13 AM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Observer

michaelretter

Date

May 30, 2019 02:13 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Observer

scopic

Date

June 6, 2019 12:17 PM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Aztec Dancer (Argia nahuana)

Observer

atmosci

Date

June 4, 2019 07:25 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Lygus Bugs (Genus Lygus)

Observer

atmosci

Date

June 4, 2019 07:35 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Translucent Green Jumping Spiders (Genus Lyssomanes)

Observer

paulina49

Date

February 10, 2019 09:13 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on a wax ligustrum

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What

Yucca Plant Bugs (Genus Halticotoma)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 19, 2019 04:32 PM UTC

Description

Indeed, these were discovered on a yucca

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What

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 19, 2019 04:18 PM UTC

Description

Got a crappy slo mo shot that displayed the open wings

Photos / Sounds

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on a black and blue sage plant

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What

Scudder's Bush Katydids (Genus Scudderia)

Observer

scopic

Date

May 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On a yarrow flower