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What

Texas Turtle Ant (Cephalotes texanus)

Observer

stevenw12339

Date

July 21, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

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jdjames

Date

January 16, 2021 01:51 PM CST

Description

Egg case or cocoon. Has a nifty hinged lid that opens like a laundry basket. On a button bush.

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What

Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

Observer

michael61

Date

May 1, 2021 10:59 AM UTC

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What

Dwarf Senna (Senna pumilio)

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radinis

Date

April 17, 2021 07:34 PM MST

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luker2005

Date

October 10, 2020 05:45 PM UTC

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

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kyletansley

Date

March 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

Description

Cardinal getting territorial with itself in this mirror. It was doing the same thing last week too. It spends a not-insignificant amount of time battling itself.

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What

Isopods (Order Isopoda)

Observer

mmccarthy98

Date

February 18, 2014 06:33 PM EST

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What

Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)

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crcrogers

Date

January 9, 2021 04:08 PM UTC

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What

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata)

Observer

lissamartinez

Date

January 17, 2021 02:23 PM HST

Description

the Taxon Id'd the seed pod. Very impressive, but I was trying to submit the grasshopper.

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What

American Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)

Observer

tristanbrownjohn

Date

January 15, 2021 10:34 AM UTC

Description

Host tree is a white oak, Quercus alba

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bob777

Date

December 10, 2020 02:22 PM CST

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kimberlietx

Date

November 19, 2020 10:37 AM CST

Description

On Quercus stellata leaf.

Possibly:
Hoplochaitophorus quercicola;
Neosymydobius albasiphus, quercihabitus;
Phylloxera rileyi;
Stegophylla davisi, quercicola, quercifoliae
http://www.aphidsonworldsplants.info/C_HOSTS_Qua_Rey.htm

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kimberlietx

Date

November 22, 2020 07:05 PM CST

Description

This is the unidentified/undescribed woolly Post Oak gall that I have seen and collected for rearing over the last few weeks. This observation will serve as my "field notes" on this species and the "type" observation, if such a thing can be.

Observations based on a collection of about 30 leaves at this location. (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65443224)

Host Plant: Post Oak, Quercus stellata

A narrow dome-shaped gall firmly attached to the lower leaf surface on midrib; wool easily detaches leaving the cells "naked" on the leaves; wool pale to brownish yellow, but can also be reddish although not fully so. (Not as dark rufous/russet like Andricus pattoni.) No sign of gall on the upper leaf surface, but the attachment point on the midrib leaves a scar when galls are forcibly detached. (Not sure if this is evident if they naturally come off.) Some cells have a noticeably bumpy texture. Most commonly seen in groups of 2 that cannot be distinguished as separate galls unless wool is removed. Observed individuals and groups up to 5, most frequently in a row but occasionally bunched or clumped. The shape of the cells can be irregular when several appear together in a group.

Wasps have started emerging (in N Tex) by mid-Nov. (Since this gall stays attached to to the leaf instead of detaching and falling to the ground, I do not think they exit in larval form.)

I took some measurements for a previous observation that I am copying here for reference. Measured with wool attached as would be seen on the leaf untouched.
Average width: 3.9mm (compared to 13.7mm for A. pattoni)
Min-Max width: 1.8mm - 6.0mm
Median width: 3.9mm

I am dubbing this the Woolly Gumdrop Gall and setting up a Similar Observation Set ("postoak_gumdrop") to collect like observations until an ID can be made. Update: ID resolved, SOS removed.

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chayward16

Date

November 20, 2020 12:57 PM CST

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What

Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids (Order Orthoptera)

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christietull

Date

October 3, 2020 10:06 AM UTC

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What

Wrinkled Grasshopper (Hippiscus ocelote)

Observer

rick57

Date

November 18, 2020 03:41 PM CST

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What

Fairy Shrimp (Order Anostraca)

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cclaborn

Date

October 16, 2020 10:39 AM UTC

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What

Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

Observer

eleazarg

Date

August 17, 2020 09:59 AM UTC

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

outback_af

Date

August 1, 2020 06:07 PM -05

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What

Flower Moths (Family Scythrididae)

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threeagoutdoors

Date

April 20, 2020 01:37 PM CDT

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What

Eggplant Tortoise Beetle (Gratiana pallidula)

Observer

threeagoutdoors

Date

April 20, 2020 12:27 PM CDT

Description

Found on Silverleaf Nightshade.

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What

Elm Finger Gall Mite (Aceria parulmi)

Observer

threeagoutdoors

Date

April 14, 2020 04:47 PM CDT

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What

Barometer Earthstars (Genus Astraeus)

Observer

threeagoutdoors

Date

April 12, 2020 10:53 AM CDT

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threeagoutdoors

Date

March 29, 2020 07:06 PM UTC

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threeagoutdoors

Date

March 29, 2020 04:38 PM UTC

Description

This was an extremely weird find. There were tons of baby blue dots that looked like little eggs but seem to be a fungus. What was also weird is that it covered every plant in this exact line as seen in the third picture. There was nothing else like it around it. When rubbed it created a black dust as seen in the second picture.

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What

Texas Blind Snake (Rena dulcis)

Observer

bog_marsh

Date

March 19, 2020 04:45 PM CDT

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