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Spiders Order Araneae

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January 13, 2018 11:02 AM CST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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small ballmoss Tillandsia recurvata

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February 27, 2016 12:18 PM CST

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Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

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December 19, 2015 04:32 AM CST

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Not sure if I have two species of gulls here or just one. I am still going through older photos and I am finding a lot of stuff that I have missed. I am not so sure which these are. I think one might be a Bonaparte's but I have a hard time identifying these guys.

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Smoky-brown Cockroach Periplaneta fuliginosa

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galactic_bug_man

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October 11, 2015 08:02 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Western Soapberry Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii

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February 12, 2016 11:21 AM CST

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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May 17, 2016 04:45 PM CDT

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Prickly pears Genus Opuntia

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May 22, 2016 02:44 PM CDT

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fleabanes Genus Erigeron

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May 22, 2016 03:26 PM CDT

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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galactic_bug_man

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May 22, 2016 03:34 PM CDT

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This was a nice little butterfly but I am not sure what kind he is. It was kind of a trick shot to get before he flew off. This was taken last year at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. This seemed to have a lot of red on him but that could just be the lighting. He is more than likely one of the ones that I have seen before.

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Common Meadow Katydids Tribe Conocephalini

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galactic_bug_man

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May 22, 2016 03:19 PM CDT

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One thing I have to say for these little katydids is they have the longest antenna. On some insects that is all they seem to be is antenna and legs. Katydids do have some body to them but the coneheads that I have encountered are so long and skinny. This was one of the first Meadow Katydids I have seen on my travels.

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Stiletto Flies Family Therevidae

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galactic_bug_man

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May 15, 2016 02:45 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

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July 4, 2015 02:09 AM CDT

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brambles Genus Rubus

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galactic_bug_man

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July 4, 2015 02:09 AM CDT

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Found these along the Beaver Trail when I was on my birding trek in Arkansas. These I am certain are Raspberries. I just don't know what kind. This was one of the first berry plants I have ever photographed in the wild. I know I keep saying but this was during the time that I was pretty much a strict birder and didn't really take many other photos. I am kind of an odd bird when it comes to certain things. I always do things in an awkward fashion.

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

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July 31, 2015 03:51 AM CDT

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Skimmers Family Libellulidae

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July 31, 2015 03:59 AM CDT

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This was taken during the day I was at the Eco-summit meeting in 2015. I don't think this was an exuvia of a dragonfly; I think it might have been ready to burst though. I can't be too sure though. There was a lot of larval skin around the area of the small Cricket Frog pond. This was a very interesting observation. I am not sure of the species. @sambiology @briang @brentano do you guys know what the possible species is? It was quite dark in color. This is a first on my iNaturalist page because I have never got a larval form dragonfly before. These guys are very alien like and are the stuff of nightmares. With that lightning fast mask that can eat almost anything; these guys have earned their spot along the movie monsters in Hollywood. I love these guys though because they are such formidable predators. I for one have always been a predator lover. I do like plant eaters but dragonflies do keep down human pest insects. Dragonflies are awesome.

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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July 31, 2015 04:19 AM CDT

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Two-striped Mermiria Mermiria bivittata

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August 26, 2015 03:23 AM CDT

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Broad-headed Bugs Family Alydidae

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November 13, 2015 02:14 PM CST

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Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis

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July 31, 2015 04:08 AM CDT

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

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July 31, 2015 03:45 AM CDT

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A nice Widow Skimmer I got after going to that Eco-summit Meeting they had in the July of 2015. I went there and was lunch break and I decided to walk around at the plants and stuff before heading back to the rest of the meeting. I thought I saw the Widow skimmer before the trip down to Travis County in 2017. You see what happens when you don't put in your observations in on time; they get all scrambled. I am still not caught up after I thought I got caught up. Oh well; I guess I am getting closer to getting finished. I hope I get done with this crazy back trek.

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Crayfishes Superfamily Astacoidea

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galactic_bug_man

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July 7, 2015 05:57 AM CDT

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Here is my very first observation of a Crayfish Chimney. I thought I had a photo previous to the one I found at Sheldon lake State park. I just dismissed it because I didn't have a clue to what made this but I did see this formation back in 2015. This was in the grass on the other side of the fence. This there were a few of these and it is kind of funny that my last post was one of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron eating a crayfish. These structures are interesting. One day I am going to have to do some fishing so that way I can get some good crayfish observations. I have never fished in my life especially for crayfish. I am going to have to do something about that. I took an Outdoor Ed class in high school so I know a little bit on how to fish it is just something I have not got around to yet.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

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galactic_bug_man

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July 7, 2015 05:49 AM CDT

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I observed this thing on the day I was told about the southwest Nature Preserve. It was here at my aunt's old school I made this encounter of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron catching and eating a crayfish. This was one of the very first hunts I have ever photographed out in the wild. This is one of only two complete hunts I have watched from beginning to end. Most of the other hunts I watch I always get into mid way; I don't always get to see the initial catching of the prey item. Still this was one of the shots that I would show to a woman who worked at a Chick-fil-a who would tell me about the South West Nature Preserve. I took her up on visiting that place and I went on the herp walk and wound up as a Master Naturalist a few years later. That is a true story; boy scouts honor. This was a very cool encounter that led to so much more.

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Long-horned Bee Svastra obliqua

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July 4, 2015 04:18 PM CDT

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This is another one that I missed putting in from my trek out to Arkansas a couple of summers ago. This is one of the very first insects that I photographed way before I started to photograph them on a regular basis. Back then I was more into birds and was just starting down the road to becoming a naturalist. I had done a lot with entomology in the past during high school but that had been some time; I worked at Six Flags which totally threw me for a loop; I became out of practice with the insects until my kidneys started to really bother me to the point I needed to have surgery. This was one of the very first bees that I photographed. This one was a nice orange color. I was unable to get any more shots of this one so it is kind of a bad one but that was before I really knew how to photograph them properly. When I first got the little red camera I was just kind of toying with it to get in the groove that fit.

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Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis

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galactic_bug_man

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August 5, 2017 09:40 PM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Not sure what this one is but it was one from one of my mothing nights at the back porch last year. This guy had very thick mandibles or something. This guy was tan with big eyes, spotted wings, and seemed really small. I have not encountered anything like this before but it was very cool.

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White-fringed Weevils Genus Naupactus

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galactic_bug_man

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August 5, 2017 05:56 PM CDT

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This guy was in the muck and I cannot tell what this guy is. This was a larger weevil. I am still going through older photos trying to get them all uploaded. This one was from last summer. This was a kind of Weevil I have not seen before. It was very interesting though. He looked like he had little hairs on his back.

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Domestic Pig Sus scrofa ssp. domesticus

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February 12, 2016 02:16 PM CST

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Striped Lynx Spider Oxyopes salticus

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January 9, 2018 03:42 PM CST

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Another spider on a cold day. This Striped Lynx Spider was at Bowman springs park on the railing as the cold air came across the lake water. This guy should have been hidden from the cold but yet he was out. It was not that cold and he was able to get some sun but still I think it was a little cold.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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galactic_bug_man

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January 9, 2018 04:15 PM CST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Found this crow with a whole flock in a front yard when we were house hunting. We have been talking about getting a new house in the Arlington area and that is how I have been getting a few of my observations this January.

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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galactic_bug_man

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January 9, 2018 12:50 PM CST

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This is the earliest I have ever seen a Wolf Spider. This guy was on the side walk on a semi-cold day. It was very odd; I have seen some very odd things this year. Mostly Herps on hot days in December and then there was a few turtles on a cold day. This Climate Change stuff is really throwing off a lot of species.

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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

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January 9, 2018 12:54 PM CST
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