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amzapp

Date

July 4, 2019 07:59 AM CDT

Description

Species info pages on BugGuide:

A. reluctalis - subterminal line runs parallel along the outer margin.
A. remellali - subterminal line angels upward as it approaches inner margin.

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Yuma Silverbush Ditaxis serrata

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nathantaylor

Date

June 3, 2019 12:28 PM CDT

Description

Syn. D. neomexicana. Photo 15-16: Left: Argythamnia serrata; right A. humilis.
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Fendler's Bladderpod Physaria fendleri

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samlutfy

Date

March 19, 2019 12:30 PM -05

Description

Fenders’ on top. Gordon’s ( P. gordonii) on Bottom

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Brownplume Wirelettuce Stephanomeria pauciflora

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nathantaylor

Date

March 1, 2019 01:07 PM CST

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Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

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thebark

Date

February 12, 2019 02:33 PM CST

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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wildcarrot

Date

August 22, 2017 09:04 PM CDT

Description

Didn't realize it was only an exoskeleton at first!

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Soybean Looper Moth Chrysodeixis includens

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ellen5

Date

October 9, 2016 04:09 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Exquisitely well camouflaged on seedhead of coneflower
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8890

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upupamartin

Date

September 23, 2016 08:33 AM CDT

Description

Two individuals.

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Zeller's Macalla Moth Macalla zelleri

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amzapp

Date

July 27, 2018 10:41 PM CDT

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Bicolored Chloraspilates Chloraspilates bicoloraria

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ellen5

Date

July 26, 2018

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

came to UV

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Aurochs Bos primigenius

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anita363

Date

the past

Place

Babil, IQ (Google, OSM)

Description

From the famous Ishtar Gate in the walls of Babylon, dating to 575 BCE and at one time considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The bull was sacred to Ishtar. This is an aurochs, the now-extinct ancestor of domestic cattle. Seen in the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, 14 Oct 2012.

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Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca

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dwhitec

Date

April 26, 2018

Description

Egyptian Geese (feral) - 5 little ones eventually came out from underneath the parent making it a gaggle of geese :-)

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Aridland Cicada Beameria venosa

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ellen5

Date

June 27, 2018

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

There was a continuous buzz from low shrubs, as in the sound recording attached -- so certainly there were numerous such cicadas in the area.
The one i was fortunate to photograph had been caught by a robberfly.
Reference soundfile: www.insectsingers.com/100th_meridian_cicadas/songs/04.US.OK.SCA.01.C9_11.Beameria_venosa_fragment_filtered.mp3
Sanborn & Phillips distribution maps found here: www.mdpi.com/1424-2818/5/2/166/htm

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Slender Yellow Woodsorrel Oxalis dillenii

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ellen5

Date

April 25, 2017

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Purple Mat Nama hispida

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amzapp

Date

June 17, 2018 07:58 PM CDT

Description

A much deeper shade of purple than usually seen. See last photo for comparison.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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michaelwest

Date

January 21, 2017 12:35 PM CST

Description

An observer during the Women's March,

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Texas Flower Scarab Trichiotinus texanus

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amzapp

Date

May 15, 2018 09:44 AM CDT

Description

Most callipygous beetle I've ever seen; no clue what it might be. On Apocynum cannabinum.

Looks like a larger version of genus Zabrotes, but Zabrotes are only a few millimeters. This is obviously much larger.

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Red-legged Centris Centris rhodopus

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bdriscoll

Date

May 13, 2018 03:17 PM CDT

Description

This bumblebee bee is similar to the one posted two days ago but it is smaller and has red legs in addition to red eyes.

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Soil Centipedes Order Geophilomorpha

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ogleroy80

Date

April 30, 2018 07:19 PM CDT

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nathantaylor

Date

April 22, 2018 10:01 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Pronghorn Antilocapra americana

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bill-blauvelt

Date

April 15, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

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Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

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mikeslemon

Date

March 21, 2018 04:56 PM CDT

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Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

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joyful-islander

Date

December 27, 2014

Description

Sparrow chicks near rice paddy.

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Pale Smartweed Persicaria lapathifolia

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nathantaylor

Date

February 20, 2018 02:15 PM CST

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Montezuma's Grasshopper Syrbula montezuma

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ellen5

Date

October 14, 2017

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

see also a second observation made nearby:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8624594
I'd love to hear some advice on how to tell admirabilis from montezuma

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David's Spurge Euphorbia davidii

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ellen5

Date

October 14, 2017

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Hunt's Bumble Bee Bombus huntii

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iliafes

Date

August 12, 2016 10:13 AM MDT

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itmndeborah

Date

October 3, 2017 06:15 PM CDT

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horacio_barcenas

Date

September 24, 2017 03:08 PM CDT

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Texas Bindweed Convolvulus equitans

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hvillalonmoreno

Date

June 24, 2017 09:53 AM CDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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amzapp

Date

October 19, 2016 09:13 AM CDT

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Scarlet Beeblossom Oenothera suffrutescens

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hvillalonmoreno

Date

March 24, 2014

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Domestic Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata var. domestica

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rehb

Date

February 20, 2017 10:53 AM CST

Description

In an owl nest box.

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plectrudis

Date

February 11, 2017 10:32 PM CST

Description

This specimen has much smaller spines than I thought was characteristic for horse crippler cactus--but perhaps it's fairly variable?

UPDATED: changed from Echinocactus texensis to Cactaceae based on Sam's comments below.

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Physic Nut Stink Bug Pachycoris torridus

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erickcastrejon

Date

December 14, 2016 09:03 AM HST

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Grasses Family Poaceae

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eric_hough

Date

December 28, 2016 07:46 AM CST

Description

Grass growing ~2m high in metal fence

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eric_keith

Date

April 19, 2015 11:58 PM -05

Description

Rocky roadside

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Bigfoot Waterclover Marsilea macropoda

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mattrobbins

Date

November 16, 2016 02:07 PM CST

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ellen5

Date

June 18, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Stems are brown and fuzzy, distinguishing this prairie acacia from Desmanthus illinoiensis

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ellen5

Date

July 19, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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missypelican

Date

June 6, 2013 08:06 AM -05

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Snakeweed Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

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amzapp

Date

June 30, 2016 08:47 AM CDT

Description

Snakeweed grasshopper looks fetching in this daring ensemble of fall colors: Green leggings with a splash of orange flair, chartreuse chitin exoskeleton hand-made by mother mature (complete with fabulous white and black linear accents), designer wings composed of the world’s finest cuticle, all of which is accented with a pair of stunning articulated antenna. Call 1-800-GO-OUTSIDE to see yours now. Don’t wait.

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Woodhouse's Bahia Picradeniopsis woodhousei

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ellen5

Date

October 9, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Low growing, perhaps 8 inches in height. Just a few of the blossoms retain ray flowers.
Soil in this spot will be wetter than usual, perhaps alkaline.
Formerly Bahia woodhousei.
http://www.opsu.edu/Academics/SciMathNurs/NaturalScience/PlantsInsectsOfGoodwell/plants/pasturefiles/pasture90.html
http://intermountainbiota.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=2280

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Maize Calligrapher Toxomerus politus

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ellen5

Date

September 11, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Fly was perched on a blade of grass in direct sun, making for burnt-out photographs, but also making its blue iridescence visible.
In the last photo, the fly had moved over to a sprig of juniper in the shade, so head features more visible
aka "blue-banded flower fly" http://bugguide.net/node/view/1083349/bgimage
http://syrphidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/152/media

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Ironweeds Genus Vernonia

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jackinaustin

Date

September 13, 2016 02:53 PM HST

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nathantaylor

Date

September 1, 2016 05:11 PM CDT

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Fendler's Penstemon Penstemon fendleri

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ellen5

Date

March 18, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Greenleaf Five-Eyes Chamaesaracha coronopus

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ellen5

Date

June 28, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Golden-eye Lichen Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

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mikef451

Date

March 26, 2016

Description

Tree lichen

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gcsnelling

Date

August 13, 2011 11:35 AM MST

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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cullen

Date

June 2, 2016 09:07 AM CDT

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Rough Stink Bugs Genus Brochymena

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rangernaty

Date

January 4, 2014 04:21 PM CST

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Fendler's Sandmat Euphorbia fendleri

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oz4caster

Date

May 4, 2016 09:17 AM CDT

Description

Small plants with tiny leaves and blooms. Not certain on the ID.

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Williston's Tiger Beetle Cicindela willistoni

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ellen5

Date

April 24, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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cgritz

Date

April 24, 2016 10:06 AM CDT

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Wavy-leaved Gaura Oenothera sinuosa

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gcwarbler

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

In remnant chalk prairie along Comanche Bluff Trail. (I had misidentified this in the field as "false gaura".)

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Mojave Desertparsley Lomatium mohavense

Date

March 13, 2016 03:12 PM PDT

Description

Seen on the Skull Rock Nature Trail.

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Heller's Plantain Plantago helleri

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ellen5

Date

April 16, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

upper right: Plantago patagonica
lower left: Plantago erythrosperma

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Dwarf Verbena Glandularia pumila

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ellen5

Date

April 11, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Common Sow-Thistle Sonchus oleraceus

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ellen5

Date

March 27, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

About 5 feet tall.
Note the lobes at the base of the leaves are large, rounded, and wrap around the stem. Leaf margins prickly.

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Common Sow-Thistle Sonchus oleraceus

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ellen5

Date

March 22, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This sonchus caught my eye with its fringe of white
foliage: basal lobes pointy, and with leaf-ears on the stalk; no clasping

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Oriental Desert-Parsley Lomatium orientale

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plainscenter

Date

March 21, 2013

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Plains Beeblossom Oenothera patriciae

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oz4caster

Date

April 4, 2016 10:20 AM CDT

Description

Also known as Plains gaura. My first time to see this small but pretty species.

Reference:
http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/ona/Gaura_brachycarpa.htm

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Sandy Land Bluebonnet Lupinus subcarnosus

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connlindajo

Date

May 2, 2015 09:40 AM CDT

Description

This species lacks the white tops of L. texensis
Yegua Knobbs Preserve, property of Pines and Prairie Land Trust (No public access)

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Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

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ellen5

Date

March 22, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Lettuces Genus Lactuca

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ellen5

Date

July 1, 2013

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Ducks, Geese, and Swans Family Anatidae

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gonzalezii

Date

February 4, 2016 11:12 AM CST

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Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

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lupe

Date

March 12, 2016

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Common Green Lacewings Genus Chrysoperla

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keimwj

Date

April 14, 2015 04:56 PM EDT

Description

13 Apr 2015.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
11.3 mm forewing length.
Attracted to porch light.

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Common Green Lacewings Genus Chrysoperla

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ellen5

Date

February 19, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found the insect early in the morning floating in a chilly bird bath. I took it indoors and photographed it as best i could under household fluorescent lighting, but not adequately.
I made the following visual observations:
The insect is pale green in color with a beautiful golden sparkle on both body and wings. The eyes are shiny red-gold in color. There are no markings on the head or pronotum, but a row of copper-color spots down the dorsal ridge of the abdomen. Characteristic?
It quite resembles a number of other Chrysopidae observations that have yet to be ID'd, to my knowledge:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/389293/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/341208/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/464839/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/595340/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/649760/bgimage

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Wall Barley Hordeum murinum

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ellen5

Date

May 6, 2012

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Haukos & Smith, in Common Flora of the Playa Lakes, designated this Sitanion hystrix, which appears to have been placed under Elymus elymoides

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Dandelions Genus Taraxacum

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ellen5

Date

March 11, 2016 10:39 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Two dandelion species growing directly adjacent to one another; the difference in seed color is evident --
T. erythrospermum upper left
T. officinale lower right

Besides seed color, the species differ in minutiae such as the length of the seed "parachute". Leaf morphology of both species can vary, and in this example both are pretty much indistinguishable

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Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

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ellen5

Date

February 27, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

ID for the taller plant on the RIGHT is D. pinnata
--as compared to flixweed, D. sophia, on the left

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Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

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ellen5

Date

March 5, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

gray-green, filigree leaves and really tiny mustard blossoms; perhaps they are just emerging

http://essmextension.tamu.edu/plants/plant/tansy-mustard/

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ellen5

Date

February 13, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Veronica persica or V. polita?
Growing in shade beneath a stand of junipers

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Rufous-backed Robin Turdus rufopalliatus

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gzepeda

Date

February 23, 2016 08:42 AM CST

Description

Breve descripción de lo que observaste

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Carolina Ponysfoot Dichondra carolinensis

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anewman

Date

February 22, 2016

Description

Flowering.

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Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye Sidneya tenuifolia

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ellen5

Date

December 23, 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Veiny Pepperweed Lepidium oblongum

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ellen5

Date

April 9, 2011

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Ruffle Lichens Genus Parmotrema

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kimberlietx

Date

January 24, 2016 02:15 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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nealhandloser

Date

January 21, 2016 09:10 AM PST

Description

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Stinging Serpent Cevallia sinuata

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ellen5

Date

December 23, 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Scarlet Pea Indigofera miniata

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ellen5

Date

July 10, 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Big Bend Pricklypear Grusonia aggeria

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ellen5

Date

December 24, 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This club cholla is nearly spineless, and i am at a loss to identify it

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Pipsissewa Chimaphila umbellata

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ellen5

Date

July 17, 2012

Place

sipapu, nm (Google, OSM)

Description

on a forested, north-facing slope at elevation 8500-9000 ft

common name Pipsissewa

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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kueda

Date

March 28, 2015 03:16 PM PDT

Description

Very cool burrowing wolf spider that Tony found. Tickling the burrow entrance with a twig brought it out the surface pretty consistently. Check out Tony's pic at http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1355182, which shows more of the body.

It seems like Wallace 1942 might still be the authority on this group, which is sort of unfortunate for us in the West b/c he basically says in the paper that he didn't have enough material to be definitive on western species. G. gosoga is the only species he explicitly lists from California, including sites in the Mojave, but using his leg diagram on p. 55 one might be convinced ours was G. uinticolens, which seems all black on the lower surface of the tarsus and metatarsus of the first two legs (a lot of his key seems to go by color of the underside), but which only seems to have collections from Utah and Arizona.

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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

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julio

Date

November 3, 2015

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Scaly Cloak-Fern Astrolepis cochisensis

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lupe

Date

November 7, 2015

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Desert Millipede Orthoporus ornatus

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jennylynn1989

Date

September 21, 2015

Description

viewed at 0946

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Northern Giant Flag Moth Dysschema howardi

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kucycads

Date

March 21, 2006

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Green Antelopehorns Asclepias viridis

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david_toledo

Date

October 21, 2011 02:24 PM CDT

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Northern Giant Flag Moth Dysschema howardi

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jessdemoss

Date

October 24, 2015 04:36 PM MDT

Description

Found on rocky peak in a pack rats nest. Yellow and black stripes. Hairy orange and iridescent black spots.