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Aloeus Ox Beetle Strategus aloeus

Observer

ptexis

Date

August 16, 2019 01:35 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

It's a species I seen often, but this is the first major male I've ever seen.

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Guinea Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 15, 2019 04:28 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Rhinoceros Cactus Coryphantha echinus

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 21, 2019 09:18 AM CDT

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Date

July 6, 2019 05:57 AM CDT

Description

Those are 1 mm gradations on the ruler. the FW length is about 24 mm

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Date

July 5, 2019 10:22 PM CDT

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July 6, 2019 05:51 AM CDT

Description

The marks are 1mm, the TL of the moth is 22 or 23 mm.

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Plains Yellow-winged Grasshopper Arphia simplex

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 6, 2019 05:47 AM CDT

Description

was at my moth lights at night

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Yellow-spotted Bromeliad Fly Copestylum avidum

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 7, 2019 05:19 AM CDT

Description

I see a variety of fly species at my moth lights, but I've never seen this one before. If a fly could be cute, well, this is a pretty cute little fly.

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Northern Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii ssp. poinsettii

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ptexis

Date

July 7, 2019 05:17 AM CDT

Description

young spiny lizard, several months old, feeding at night at the moth lights.

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July 5, 2019 10:32 PM CDT

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Virginia Creeper Sphinx Darapsa myron

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ptexis

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July 5, 2019 10:31 PM CDT

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Dot-lined Angle Psamatodes abydata

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ptexis

Date

July 5, 2019 10:29 PM CDT

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Doll's Sphinx Sphinx dollii

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 5, 2019 10:27 PM CDT

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American Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 5, 2019 12:13 PM CDT

Description

Please identify this lovely flowering vine. It is growing unattended up a tree in the city of Rock Springs Texas. It might be a domesticated species, but it's growing wild and unattended.

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Greater Arid-land Katydid Neobarrettia spinosa

Observer

ptexis

Date

June 30, 2019 07:45 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Big red-eyed katydid sitting on some tires.

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Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

Observer

ptexis

Date

July 2, 2019 09:24 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a freshly shed gravid female. she was encountered motionless, probably basking, on a private caliche road. She was alert, but unwilling to move and allowed herself to be picked up without protest, even without musking. She was moved to a safer spot nearby and off the road.

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Texas Lignum-Vitae Guaiacum angustifolium

Observer

ptexis

Date

June 24, 2019 12:00 PM CDT

Description

HELP... What is this extraordinary little bush? It's completely covered in leaves. It's about 20" tall and spreads 24 to 30" across. It's the "leafiest" plant I've ever seen.

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Checkered Garter Snake Thamnophis marcianus

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ptexis

Date

June 23, 2019 11:24 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Unicorn Prominent Schizura unicornis

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Date

June 23, 2019 11:34 PM CDT

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June 23, 2019 11:31 PM CDT

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June 23, 2019 11:30 PM CDT

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June 23, 2019 11:30 PM CDT

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Polished Bird-dropping Moth Tarache expolita

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Date

June 23, 2019 11:28 PM CDT

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June 23, 2019 11:21 PM CDT

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Virginia Creeper Sphinx Darapsa myron

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Date

June 23, 2019 11:19 PM CDT

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June 23, 2019 11:09 PM CDT

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Georgian Prominent Hyperaeschra georgica

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Date

June 23, 2019 11:03 PM CDT

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June 23, 2019 09:55 PM CDT

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Spined Oak Borer Elaphidion mucronatum

Observer

ptexis

Date

June 23, 2019 09:53 PM CDT

Description

female

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Northern Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii ssp. poinsettii

Observer

ptexis

Date

June 23, 2019 09:54 PM CDT

Description

this is a juvenile, about 2 to 3 months old. It's active at the moth lights at about 10 pm, feeding on some of the insects that were attracted, and then taking refuge under the board for the night.

Feeds: Atom