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North American Racer (Coluber constrictor)

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soilmagic

Date

February 29, 2024 02:55 PM CST

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Corn Gromwell (Buglossoides arvensis)

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atlasmira

Date

February 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Tiny, less than 2" tall, not mowed. See last photo for perspective against the bluebonnet leaf. There were a bunch of these, all small. Prairie.

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jcochran706

Date

February 15, 2024 06:51 PM CST

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Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)

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centratex

Date

November 23, 2016 05:12 PM CST

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Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

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rkostecke

Date

January 27, 2024 04:16 PM CST

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Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)

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gcwarbler

Date

October 2, 1978

Description

My Lifer Sabine's Gull. Also documented photographically, same time and place, by Greg Lasley:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151433
Update (1/23/24): Scans of old Ektachrome slides added.

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Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)

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greglasley

Date

October 2, 1978

Description

Sabine's Gull
juvenile
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Texas
2 October 1978
images scanned from slides.

This record provided the 10th Texas record of Sabine's Gull, but now there must be 60 or more records of this species in Texas, mainly during the fall on inland lakes. A shot of the bird in flight is also posted showing the unique wing pattern of this species.

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mperez217

Date

June 26, 2020 12:27 PM UTC

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Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)

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atlasmira

Date

January 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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blacknbluesa1

Date

January 2024

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Skunkbush Sumac (Rhus trilobata)

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aidancampos

Date

July 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Leaf margins not ciliate, abaxial surfaces glabrous.

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Linden Looper Moth (Erannis tiliaria)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 24, 2023 11:13 PM CST

Description

First of the season.

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Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf (Thymophylla tenuiloba)

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atlasmira

Date

April 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Angle Moths and Allies (Tribe Macariini)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 11, 2023 08:07 PM CST

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Fourspike Heliotrope (Euploca procumbens)

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arnanthescout

Date

December 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Texas Amorpha (Amorpha roemeriana)

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aidancampos

Date

May 2023

Description

Scoured limestone slab with Clematis texensis & Phyllanthopsis phyllanthoides

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Gulf Coast Yucca (Yucca louisianensis)

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blablabliam

Date

July 10, 2023 04:00 PM CDT

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Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

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rkostecke

Date

December 18, 2014 10:06 AM CST

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Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 10, 2023 05:25 PM CST

Description

Accidental capture in a House Sparrow trap; released unharmed. First for Salton Drive.

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Buckley's Yucca (Yucca constricta)

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eric_keith

Date

December 8, 2023 03:24 PM CST

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Texas Blazingstar (Mentzelia texana)

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hydaticus

Date

October 17, 2020 02:29 PM CDT

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Texas Amorpha (Amorpha roemeriana)

Observer

arnanthescout

Date

November 2023

Place

Private

Description

Central Texas. Dry limestone bluff in Balcones Canyonlands

Emarginate leaflet apices + fewer leaflets per leaf compared to Amorpha fruticosa

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ecarpe

Date

June 22, 2019 09:53 PM CDT

Description

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gcwarbler

Date

October 22, 2023 03:27 AM CDT

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jcochran706

Date

October 4, 2023 10:38 PM CDT

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jcochran706

Date

October 4, 2023 07:37 PM CDT

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Trans-Pecos Senna (Senna pilosior)

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beecuriosity

Date

August 24, 2023 10:49 AM CDT

Description

This is a volunteer between a planted bed and a path

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Grassland Pricklypear (Opuntia cymochila)

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ericcleveland

Date

August 10, 2022 08:34 AM MDT

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What

Sunflowers, Daisies, Asters, and Allies (Family Asteraceae)

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mikef451

Date

August 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

False Boneset?
Riparian zone

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prairie_rambler

Date

April 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)

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firebugzy

Date

November 9, 2020 01:53 PM CST

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Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)

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wendell

Date

July 26, 2023 02:29 PM CDT

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Green Antelopehorns (Asclepias viridis)

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atlasmira

Date

July 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I thought this was giant A.viridis, but people with me are thinking A. latifolia. In WilCo??

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Swift Setwing (Dythemis velox)

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polylepis

Date

June 29, 2023 06:25 PM CDT

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Western Ruellia (Ruellia occidentalis)

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prairie_rambler

Date

May 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Dubious Tiger Moth (Spilosoma dubia)

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pufferchung

Date

February 9, 2021 02:33 AM CST

Description

It's laying eggs, see second picture for the ID

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reidhardin

Date

July 6, 2023 07:44 PM CDT

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Stanfield's Beebalm (Monarda stanfieldii)

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eric_keith

Date

June 8, 2023 10:17 AM CDT

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Dromo Tiger Beetles (Genus Dromochorus)

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nancynorman

Date

June 29, 2023 08:06 AM CDT

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Twintip Buckeye (Junonia stemosa)

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ncowey

Date

November 24, 2016 03:53 PM CST

Description

This Buckeye didn't have a cream colored band on the forewing. It also has more of a bluish sheen to the thorax and leading edge of the forewings. The spots on the forewing are darker on the inside. These are the reasons I believe this to be a Tropical Buckeye. I guess there is a chance that it could be a darker variety of the Common Buckeye.
I have seen some previous discussions on this from @greglasley
@robberfly and
@maractwin
What do yall think?

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Twintip Buckeye (Junonia stemosa)

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dylapodiformes

Date

November 20, 2017 11:57 AM CST

Description

Someone with much more experience than I suggested this looked like a Tropical, but also that the species are weak and Commons look similar

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Royal River Cruiser (Macromia taeniolata)

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nancynorman

Date

June 14, 2023 09:41 AM CDT

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cwd912nb

Date

May 30, 2021 03:30 PM CDT

Description

Orange head with much more vivid, and darker, reddish-orange wing sheaths. Closely resemembles the specimen reported at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26660078. I believe this to be N. lurida and am submitting it to Bugguide.net.

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Golden-fronted × Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons × carolinus)

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gcwarbler

Date

May 28, 2023 10:11 AM CDT

Description

This male woodpecker has been visiting the feeder outside of my office window for a few weeks. He has a nearly complete red crown & nape but has a yellow frontlet, yellow wash on the chin and throat, and yellow wash on the belly. I haven't gotten a look at the central tail feathers which might offer more insight into the ID, but I'm somewhat confident that this is a hybrid because of the extensive yellow in certain spots where a full adult male RBWO would have red.

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Rain Frogs (Genus Eleutherodactylus)

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bone86

Date

April 6, 2019 10:43 PM UTC

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Scarlet Pea (Indigofera miniata)

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plateauville

Date

April 22, 2023 03:08 PM CDT

Description

A vine, not a bush. No seed pods yet. Algorithm wants to call this I. miniata. Maybe, doesn't seem right to me, however.

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Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

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pufferchung

Date

March 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Japanese Brome (Bromus japonicus)

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awblair

Date

March 31, 2023 11:01 AM CDT

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pufferchung

Date

March 30, 2023 02:02 PM CDT

Description

Mucilage oozing from the pad, indicates moth larva are feeding inside.

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Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

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megachile

Date

March 31, 2023 11:57 PM CDT

Description

AC3
emerged by 3/31/2023

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Genista Broom Moth (Uresiphita reversalis)

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gcwarbler

Date

March 25, 2023 12:46 PM CDT

Description

On Texas Mountain Laurel. Found by @k8thegr8.

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reidhardin

Date

March 2023

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ptexis

Date

March 4, 2023 10:50 PM CST

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ptexis

Date

March 4, 2023 10:53 PM CST

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juliberwald

Date

March 2, 2023 02:05 PM CST

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Small Phigalia Moth (Phigalia strigataria)

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pufferchung

Date

April 14, 2022 09:27 PM CDT

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Curved-toothed Geometer Moth (Eutrapela clemataria)

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pufferchung

Date

January 27, 2023 06:45 PM CST

Description

First time sighting~

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Fulvous-edged Pyrausta (Pyrausta nexalis)

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rkostecke

Date

January 18, 2023 08:14 PM CST

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jeffmci9

Date

January 19, 2023 07:45 PM CST

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Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

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nanofishology

Date

April 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 30, 2022 07:44 AM CST

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Baldcypresses (Genus Taxodium)

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joeysantore

Date

November 9, 2020

Description

Distinct habit, small cone size, few to no pneumatophores, I'm sure some argumentative f*ck-ass will say otherwise but lacking DNA sequencing contradicting it I am going to say mucronatum.

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Eastern White-blotched Prominent (Heterocampa pulverea)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

September 9, 2017 05:55 AM CDT

Description

Two different individuals documented here. Neither has a particularly obvious "white blotch" but the pattern of subterminal black marks and the buffy thorax seem to point to this species.

UPDATE (3/31/19): First individual (two images) re-IDed as Heterocampa subrotata and deleted here.

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Baldcypresses (Genus Taxodium)

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sadielouhays

Date

October 6, 2017 02:39 PM CDT

Description

Growing directly from creek bed.

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Green Beebalm (Monarda viridissima)

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atlasmira

Date

December 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Fasciolated Graphic (Melipotis fasciolaris)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

November 11, 2022 12:09 AM CST

Description

I only see this species here in Austin every other year or even less frequently, but the sightings are almost invariably in the first half of November. I assume this is a species that periodically migrates up from South Texas.

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ecarpe

Date

September 4, 2018 09:35 PM CDT

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What

Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

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sherylsr

Date

October 12, 2022 10:00 AM CDT

Description

On velvetleaf mallow

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mikef451

Date

September 1, 2022 05:48 AM CDT

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Orange Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia xanthosoma)

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morgan_gage

Date

July 21, 2022 01:57 PM CDT

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knightericm

Date

October 20, 2020 11:32 AM CDT

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Spinola's Mason Wasp (Ancistrocerus spinolae)

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cmharper

Date

April 2022

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Short-lined Chocolate (Argyrostrotis anilis)

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 1, 2022 10:59 PM CDT

Description

Had a wonderful time helping out with the speaker series tonight at Cedar Hill State Park! Tonight was all about nocturnal insects. Great fun. :)

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jcochran706

Date

June 24, 2022 09:18 PM CDT

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Pale-winged Gray (Iridopsis ephyraria)

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pufferchung

Date

May 12, 2021 08:32 PM CDT

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Pale-winged Gray (Iridopsis ephyraria)

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gcwarbler

Date

May 14, 2022 09:54 PM CDT

Description

In mid-May, I had 2 or 3 of these show up but they were quite worn. This was the freshest of them.

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Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea)

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brentano

Date

June 5, 2022 11:05 AM CDT

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Texas Pricklypoppy (Argemone aurantiaca)

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rymcdaniel

Date

May 8, 2022 02:08 PM CDT

Description

Edwards county, Texas; Indian Creek Ranch Bioblitz
5/8/2022
Argemone aurantiaca

One, or few, along main road.

Based on the orange latex, mentioned in the Flora of North Central Texas. The FNA does not mention latex color at all, and depends on various qualities of the surfaces of the leaves, stems and capsules, all of which were difficult to apply here. The leaf surfaces did not seem prickly or hispid between the veins, but they may have been minutely hispid (difficult to photograph). There were no capsules yet. The stems did seem somewhat densely prickley, but I don't know if that is distinguishing enough.

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Whitefoot Lipfern (Cheilanthes leucopoda)

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currenfrasch

Date

May 8, 2022 11:25 AM CDT

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jcochran706

Date

April 29, 2022 09:28 PM CDT

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Horned Spanworm Moth (Nematocampa resistaria)

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jgw_atx

Date

April 22, 2022 02:11 PM CDT

Description

Crazy looking critter! Found several of these, some light and some dark colored

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gcwarbler

Date

April 8, 2022 08:52 PM CDT

Description

I got intrigued with this rather plain Pyralid moth because of a few distinctive things it shows compared to the vast array of other Phycitine-type moths.

  1. Most obvious, this moth has a raised row of black scales across the base of the wings and the rear of the thorax. Raised bumps of scales occur here and there among the Phycitines, but this placement at the base of the wings is uncommon.
  2. Most of the regular Phycitine pattern elements are missing or minimally expressed. These include the AM band (here indicated by just a diffuse oblique dark mark coming off the costal FW margin), the lack of any obvious PM band or discal dots, and only some diffuse black smudges in the terminal area of the FWs, one of which shows as an oblique apical dash.
  3. The FWs themselves are proportionately narrow compared to many genera. FW length (2nd image) = 12 mm.
  4. The palpi are held rather straight out.
  5. The general coloration on the FW has a pale buffy ground color heavily suffused with white. The white makes up a pretty solid band along almost the entire costal FW margin.

With all this in mind, I went wandering through MPG looking for Phycitines with a black patch at the base of the wings and little other pattern. Some of the genera of cactus-feeding moths and their relatives have a basal black patch. This includes such genera as Melitara, Alberada, and Rumatha. Of these, some species of Rumatha seem to have the narrow wings and other details recited above. None of the Rumatha species are a close match to the present critter but we are hampered by very limited numbers of images of any of them (mostly mounted specimens on MPG and in a Neunzig MONA fascicle) and the descriptions in Neunzig's fascicle are minimal.
A most intriguing aspect of this investigation is that at least one of the species, Rumatha glaucatella, is documented to utilize tasajillo (= Christmas cactus; Cylindropuntia leptocaulis; abundant at Timberlake) as a host plant! In fact that species has been documented from Travis County (Neunzig 1997, p. 75). The present moth doesn't quite match the details of that species as presented by Neunzig, but it suggests to me that the present moth is likely to belong to the same genus.

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Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)

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beschwar

Date

March 30, 2022 10:59 AM CDT

Description

Freshly emerged.

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Texas Geranium (Geranium texanum)

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rymcdaniel

Date

April 22, 2018 03:43 PM CDT

Description

Bexar County, Government Canyon SNA
4/5/2018
Geranium sp.

Went down to Goverment Canyon in hopes of looking for the Geranium texanum that was collected there listed in this record at the Plant Resources center (TEX00285228):
https://prc-symbiota.tacc.utexas.edu/collections/individual/index.php?occid=1197203&clid=0
I was hoping that I might find some Geranium plants in that area that have five purple anthers as I have observed in Williamson county in these observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10653423
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10109163

The thought was that if I found the five purple anthered Geranium in a spot where Geranium texanum was collected that that might provide some more evidence that some of the floral characteristics (number and color of anthers specifically) of G. texanum might currently be incorrectly described in the current literature (currently documented to have 10 fertile stamens with yellowish anthers like G. carolinianum).

Unfortunately, the exact location listed in the herbarium record appeared to be off limits to the general public, but I was able to find two small populations of the five purple anthered geranium on the Recharge trail. The population documented here was probably about a mile from that location whereas another small patch on the Recharge trail was likely about half that.

Another interesting detail is that these photos show that though only five anthers seem to be well formed, there sometimes appear to be one or more smaller anthers that do not reach full size but which may or may not generate viable pollen.

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Small Phigalia Moth (Phigalia strigataria)

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wildreturn

Date

March 2022

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Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)

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ericisley

Date

March 9, 2022 12:31 PM CST

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Mining Bees (Genus Andrena)

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gstclair

Date

March 9, 2022 01:08 PM CST

Description

On Mexican Plum

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Common Oak Moth (Phoberia atomaris)

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gcwarbler

Date

February 22, 2022 08:43 AM CST

Description

From this date in late February onward, this species quickly became the most common moth at the lights into early March, with 10 to 20 of them present on any given evening.

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Gum Bumelia (Sideroxylon lanuginosum)

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bob777

Date

November 22, 2016 10:37 AM CST

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Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

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sherrymariekay

Date

February 17, 2022 11:02 AM UTC

Description

??

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Small Phigalia Moth (Phigalia strigataria)

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sbeep

Date

March 5, 2022 04:43 PM UTC

Place

Cat Hollow (Google, OSM)

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San Angelo Yucca (Yucca reverchonii)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

February 18, 2016

Description

This is the relatively localized yucca known as "San Angelo Yucca", formerly thought to be a Texas endemic but now apparently (iNat) known from n. Mexico. Characters that distinguish this species include:

-- Low, trunkless growth form, forming scattered colonies on limestone (1st and last images).
-- Leaves lack curling "hairs" on edges (2nd image); very finely toothed (3rd image).
-- Leaves nearly flat, straight (little or no twist), usually less than 15 mm wide (Twist-leaf Yucca has wider, twisted leaves) (3rd image).

Sutton County, where these plants were photographed, is in the heart of the range of the species, with closely related Twist-leaf Yucca ranging to the east of it and Thompson's (Beaked) Yucca to the west.

The last habitat shot showing the plants growing on a roadcut was taken a few miles further NE on CR 202.

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Snowy Darts and Allies (Subgenus Euagrotis)

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

October 1, 2010 08:51 PM CDT

Description

I think it was either Ann Hendrickson or @krancmm that originally suggested this ID.

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Date

July 1, 2021 10:38 PM CDT

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Acanaloniid Planthoppers (Family Acanaloniidae)

Date

July 15, 2021 11:00 PM CDT

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

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kat_nightingale

Date

January 22, 2022 04:09 PM CST

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gcwarbler

Date

December 11, 2021 12:17 AM CST

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Linden Looper Moth (Erannis tiliaria)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 13, 2021 06:03 AM CST

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Trembling Sallow (Chaetaglaea tremula)

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gcwarbler

Date

December 5, 2021 08:40 PM CST

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