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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

andie122

Date

September 9, 2018

Description

Top half of it was shiney, the bottom part was hairy. No wings. About 4cm in length.

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Southern Flannel Moth Megalopyge opercularis

Observer

andie122

Date

September 6, 2018

Description

Very fuzzy. About 4cm in length. Looked like a cross between a bumble bee and a moth. Light marigold in color.

Plants

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

Found by an empty lot. Grows in huge bushes. Bright green leaf with a distinctive off white mark in the center of each leaf.

Fungi

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

These seemed like small spiked mushrooms. Very soft, however. No stems. 2cm in diameter

Fungi

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

About 5cm in height. Stalk almost as wide as the cap. No gills noted under cap. Flakey cap.

Fungi

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

These were about 5cm in height. They had a light yellow/green tinge to them. Ribbed 6-7cm cap. Very thin cap.

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What

Agaricomycetes Class Agaricomycetes

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

Looked like mushroom balls on the ground, but no stem regardless of size. Ranged in size from the size of a dime to a quarter.

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

Best way I can describe this is spongy/rubbery and sticky. It was slightly velvet in texture, and not shiny or smooth. About 4-5cm in height. Diameter about a quarter dollar.

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

Found this morning, heavy rain throughout the week. Appx 4cm tall. Fuzzy not velvet texture. Cap was about the size of a nickle.

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

andie122

Date

September 15, 2018

Description

Found this morning (smaller brown/yellow). Heavy rains throughout the week. No stem noted.

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Texas Prickly-Pear Opuntia engelmannii

Observer

andie122

Date

September 6, 2018 07:20 PM CDT

Description

No fruit or flower on these. It’s been too dry in the area.

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Christmas Cholla Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Observer

andie122

Date

September 6, 2018 07:05 PM CDT

Description

Hot, humid day. Approximately 2 feet in height. Very fine thorns along the stem.

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Golden-eye Lichen Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

Observer

andie122

Date

September 6, 2018 07:27 PM CDT

Description

Hot humid day. Intermittent rain for a few days. Ground is dry.

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Chicken of the Woods Laetiporus sulphureus

Observer

andie122

Date

September 6, 2018 06:51 PM CDT

Description

Outside of campus. Newly formed after a few wet days.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

andie122

Date

September 6, 2018 07:05 PM CDT

Description

Hot, humid evening. Wooded area with a lot of cacti.

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Observer

andie122

Date

September 14, 2018 07:34 AM CDT

Description

Found this one this morning. Doesn’t seem to grow in colonies. Very sporadically spread. Measured about 4cm. Velvet texture.

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What

Great Mullein Verbascum thapsus

Observer

andie122

Date

September 14, 2018 07:33 AM CDT

Description

Found them behind my office at work. Feel like velvet. The shortest one was about half a foot and the tallest about 3.5 feet. They have a dried stalk in them. Haven’t seen them before so not sure if they flower.

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

andie122

Date

September 14, 2018 05:18 PM CDT

Description

This weed grew out of nowhere. You can pull the roots out but as long as it rains, it’ll grow between 1.5 to 2feet in about 10 days. The at its thinnest the stem is about the width of a pencil but can get up to a dime size I diameter. Never flowers but it’s right next to my Anacacho tree.

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What

Agaricomycetes Class Agaricomycetes

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

Raining heavy and intermittently for one week. Humid and hot the day this was taken. This was found in a much more secluded, moist, and shaded area that the others that were observed this day.

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

Raining heavy and intermittently for one week. Humid and hot the day this was taken. It was surrounded by 3 other types of fungi.

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What

Field Mushrooms, Puffballs, and Allies Family Agaricaceae

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018 12:48 PM UTC

Description

Raining heavy and intermittently for one week. Humid and hot the day this was taken. It was surrounded by 3 other types of fungi.

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Green-spored Parasol Chlorophyllum molybdites

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018 12:47 PM UTC

Description

Raining heavy and intermittently for one week. Humid and hot the day this was taken. It was surrounded by 3 other types of fungi.

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Imperial Moth Eacles imperialis

Observer

andie122

Date

September 1, 2017

Description

Approximately 9-10cm in width. Late summer. Mid 90s. No rain in several weeks. Took this outside of my patient's home in Lakeway. He lives in a very wooded area.

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Garden Snail Cornu aspersum

Observer

andie122

Date

September 11, 2018

Description

post rain.

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Green June Beetle Cotinis nitida

Observer

andie122

Date

September 12, 2018

Description

Assuming it flies. Same humid temp. Several tomato plants nearby.

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Tiger Milkweed Butterflies Genus Danaus

Observer

andie122

Date

September 12, 2018 03:18 PM -05

Description

Rainy day. Humid. Found outside in the patio. A bit bigger than a penny.

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Pentatomomorphs Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

Observer

andie122

Date

September 2, 2018

Description

Found on my backporch. Didn't really mind the hustle and bustle from my dogs. Never moved so I don't know if it walks/flys/jumps!

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

mid 90s, rained for the past week intermttently. found on a tomato plant.

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Common Swallowtails Genus Papilio

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

sunny, humid day. mid 90s. rain intermittently for the past week. Approximately 5-6cm in length and width.

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Asian Tramp Snail Bradybaena similaris

Observer

andie122

Date

September 8, 2018

Description

Humid and sunny mid 90s weather. Rain for the last week intermittently. The size of a nickle.

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