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jblinde

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Julio 4, 2017 10:47 AM CDT

Descripción

Seen these before at the large wildlife blind at the same marsh, but not at the smaller blind- until now.

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Caballitos de Alas Anchas Familia Calopterygidae

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baxter-slye

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Marzo 29, 2019 11:38 AM CDT

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gcwarbler

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Octubre 17, 2020 05:36 AM CDT

Descripción

One more moth from our cabin in Packwood, WA.

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Moscas Cazadoras Género Efferia

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sambiology

Fecha

Septiembre 25, 2017

Descripción

Headed to the Wildlife Society meeting in Albuquerque, and Elizabeth and I made a few stops. There were some quilt stores on the way, and I explored a few places along the roads.

I'm going to be uploading these in bulk but ID'ing them further later.

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Polilla Camuflada Emarginea percara

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greglasley

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Abril 24, 2020 10:40 PM CDT
Fungi

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Hongos Reino Fungi

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texslm

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Marzo 20, 2020 12:13 PM CDT

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mchlfx

Fecha

Abril 22, 2016 01:39 PM CDT

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Libélulas Cola de Mazo Género Ophiogomphus

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robberfly

Fecha

Junio 26, 2015 02:56 PM PDT

Descripción

Grappletail ?

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Mariposa Sedosa Verde de Coahuila Callophrys gryneus

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greglasley

Fecha

Febrero 24, 2019 10:02 AM CST

Descripción

Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
24 February 2019

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Junco Ojos Negros Junco hyemalis

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ericisley

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Enero 17, 2019 09:50 AM CST

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Cardenal Rojo Cardinalis cardinalis

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ericisley

Fecha

Enero 17, 2019 09:47 AM CST

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lfelliott

Fecha

Mayo 30, 2017 05:32 AM CDT

Descripción

at blacklight

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sara39

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Julio 22, 2018 01:10 PM CDT

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Aguililla Cola Roja Buteo jamaicensis

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mchlfx

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Octubre 29, 2017 10:37 AM CDT

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robberfly

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Abril 21, 2018 09:36 AM PDT

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Azulejo Garganta Canela Sialia sialis

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jblinde

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Febrero 24, 2018 05:46 PM CST

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Aguililla Ártica Buteo lagopus

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greglasley

Fecha

Febrero 1, 2018 02:20 PM CST

Descripción

I have been visiting the Texas Panhandle in winter for 40 years (my first visit to this area was with @gcwarbler in 1978). I enjoy looking for northern hawks and other northern species that can show up in this area in winter. While Rough-legged Hawks are regular, I have never seen as many in one day as I saw today. I saw at least 18 different Rough-legged Hawks in the northern Panhandle today, way more than I saw of Red-taileds or Ferruginous Hawks). I think I am posting perhaps 6 of them, but this is just a fraction of what I saw. Amazing!

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gcwarbler

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Enero 31, 2018 08:52 PM CST

Descripción

The last couple of uploads for January at home.

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nickborja

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Octubre 7, 2017 10:11 AM CDT

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Achicoria del Desierto Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus

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mchlfx

Fecha

Abril 14, 2017 08:13 AM CDT

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brennan3909

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Abril 16, 2017 09:46 AM HST

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Insectos Palo Acuáticos Género Ranatra

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colormeamber

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Abril 1, 2017 08:52 AM CDT

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mchlfx

Fecha

Abril 1, 2017 03:37 PM CDT

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Mariposa Sedosa Verde del Loto Callophrys dumetorum

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robberfly

Fecha

Marzo 26, 2017 11:21 AM PDT

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briangooding

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Junio 7, 2012 07:51 AM +07

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Female Diplacodes trivialis (two different individuals)

I got up early and wandered around looking for...dragonflies. And other stuff.

Very peaceful walk that seemed to last an eternity but end too quickly. This area was virtually a paradise on earth, if you can tolerate the heat/humidity.

There were rotting mangoes all over the ground because it wasn't economically feasible to pay people to pick and haul them off because they were so plentiful and cheap.

Lots of dragonflies too...this is where I first saw Rhyothemis triangularis and Pseudagrion rubriceps.

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mako252

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Marzo 1, 2017 10:55 AM CST

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Corocoro Rojo Eudocimus ruber

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greglasley

Fecha

Diciembre 12, 1987 09:10 PM CST

Descripción

I am posting scans of some old, marginal 35 mm slides. gcwarbler had retained many boxes of some of my culled slides from 20-30 years ago. I have enough to keep me busy for a while with scanning, etc. (thanks Chuck….I think!). These will all be of records I had not posted to iNat previously. Sorry for the marginal/poor quality of most of these but they are all I have.

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Águila Cabeza Blanca Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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mchlfx

Fecha

Enero 2017

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Juvenile. Pat Mayse Lake.

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Playero Pihuiuí Tringa semipalmata

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gpstewart

Fecha

Enero 26, 2017 03:14 PM CST

Descripción

Rt 48 Port Isabel, Cameron Co. TX

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Carpintero Lineado Dryocopus lineatus

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Enero 8, 2017 03:08 PM CST

Descripción

Here is the first bird image I attempted to take at our hotel near Palenque NP, Chiapas, Mexico. Late afternoon and heavily backlit.

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Saltarina Mínima Norteña Ancyloxypha numitor

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nlblock

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Enero 5, 2017 10:59 AM EST

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Carpinteros Chupasavia Género Sphyrapicus

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atassin

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Enero 14, 2017 10:33 PM CST

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Venado de Cola Blanca Odocoileus virginianus

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mchlfx

Fecha

Enero 2017

Lugar

Privado

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Venado de Cola Blanca Odocoileus virginianus

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mchlfx

Fecha

Enero 2017

Lugar

Privado

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Mariposa Media Luna Perlada Phyciodes tharos

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gpstewart

Fecha

Enero 5, 2017 12:24 PM CST

Descripción

Buchanan Dam- Llano Co TX

This Crescent does not seem to match the Phaon in my guide, input on ID greatly appreciated

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Marzo 26, 2016 05:18 PM HST

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Pero mizon

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jimjohnson

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Mayo 27, 2015

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vicfazio3

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Noviembre 4, 2016 05:30 AM AEDT

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Anacate Rojo Cantharellus cinnabarinus

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cosmiccat

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Octubre 15, 2016 12:29 PM CDT

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k8thegr8

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Octubre 5, 2016 06:36 AM CDT

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Polilla Indomable Melipotis indomita

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finatic

Fecha

Septiembre 17, 2016 09:53 PM PDT

Descripción

Pinal County, Arizona, US

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Mariposa Azufre Sin Nubes Phoebis sennae

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finatic

Fecha

Septiembre 17, 2016 10:55 AM PDT

Descripción

Pinal County, Arizona, US

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Rayadora de Las Rocas Rojiza Paltothemis lineatipes

Fecha

Septiembre 12, 2016

Descripción

See photo

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Cerceta Alas Azules Spatula discors

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gpstewart

Fecha

Agosto 29, 2016 10:58 AM CDT

Descripción

Granger Lake- Bell Co. TX

This is first Teal that I have seen since spring

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Julio 27, 2016 08:20 AM CDT

Descripción

I had photographed the flowers of nodding onion (Allium cernuum) and only later noticed this cute little bee fly visiting the flowers. I tried to key this out to species but the images are just too fuzzy to be useful at that level. At least four species are known from NM: P. bicolor, loewi, scolopax, and suphureus.

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greglasley

Fecha

Agosto 18, 2016 08:57 AM CDT

Descripción

Any help on ID of this moth?

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Mariposa Pasionaria Mexicana Dione moneta ssp. poeyii

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juancruzado

Fecha

Julio 26, 2016 06:14 PM CDT

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scottking

Fecha

Agosto 4, 2016 04:56 PM CDT

Descripción

Thick-headed Fly
Soda Butte
Yellowstone National Park

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jimjohnson

Fecha

Julio 19, 2016

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Azulilla de Arroyo de California Argia agrioides

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jimjohnson

Fecha

Julio 19, 2016

Descripción

New species for Idaho.

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Polilla del Betabel Spoladea recurvalis

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sambiology

Fecha

Julio 31, 2016

Descripción

I guess moth week is over, but I'll still toss up the moth sheet! :)

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Libélula Serpiente de Cara Azul Erpetogomphus eutainia

Observ.

greglasley

Fecha

Julio 30, 2003 09:48 AM CDT

Descripción

Blue-faced Ringtail
Erpetogomphus eutainia
female
Guadalupe River, Independence Park near U.S. 183 bridge over the river.
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
30 July 2003

A couple of folks have asked me personally and on iNat:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2735824
about Blue-faced Ringtail (Erpetogomphus eutainia) and the history of the population in Gonzales. I had never posted the initial record but will do so here and just give the history for those curious about it.

In June, 2003, Dr. John Abbott and I spent some time looking for dragonflies at Palmetto State Park in Gonzales Co., and he mentioned a small clubtail called Erpetogomphus eutainia (John did not speak common names in those days :-) which had last been seen in the 70s as far as he knew. He told me there were some records by Paulson, Dunkle, and others at Palmetto S.P. John had never seen the species and he hoped to find it sometime. I was fairly new into odonates at that time, and being retired from my law enforcement profession, I had the time to start really looking for this rare critter and I made it a mission to find it. I spent some time in the collection at U.T. looking at all the known Texas specimens of Erpetogomphus eutainia and made a list of all the locations where the specimens had been found. Essentially, all the Texas and U.S. records of the species at that time were from the San Marcos River in the general vicinity of Luling, Texas. During July, 2003, I went out to look for for this bug more than a dozen times. Finding places to access the San Marcos River was the most challenging issue, as most of you know that so much of Texas land is private. I scoured Palmetto S.P., boat launches and canoe launch areas between San Marcos and Luling, etc., and had no luck. I visited all the public parks in San Marcos which allowed access to the river as well as any bridge crossings, etc. The San Marcos River joins the Guadalupe River near Gonzales, so I started checking areas on the Guadalupe where I could get to or near the water. On July 30, 2003, I found a female clubtail on the south side of the Guadalupe River near the U.S. 183 bridge on the south side of Gonzales, and got a few photos of it. I was not certain this was the Erpetogomphus eutainia, but I thought it probably was. I was very eager to get home and look at my shots on a larger monitor. At home, after studying my shots, I felt fairly confident I had found a female Erpetogomphus eutainia.

Long story short, I sent John an email with images that I had taken in Gonzales. I called him on the phone and asked if he was at his computer and he said he was. I told him to check his email. He knew I had been looking for this species and asked me if I had found it. I said “you tell me”. He then saw my shots and said “You found it!” Two days later, on 2 August 2003, I took John back to the spot where we found several males and females and we both got images of a male eating a Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta):
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/143390
From that time up until 2010 or so, the species was regularly found at many areas of Independence Park as can be seen on the iNat maps. On some visits I found 10-20 individuals on a single visit. In 2011 and 2012 the species became harder to find, but there were a handful of records during both of those years. It has been mostly absent since 2012 (one sight record with no photos in 2014) which I mentioned in the record I posted yesterday:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3725913

So, that is the history of the bug at Gonzlaes as I know it. There have been a few records by some students of John’s another 20 or so miles down the Guadalupe River near Cuero in DeWitt Co., but I have never found them there. Ed Lam has photographed the species at Medina River Park south of San Antonio, but on two visits in proper season, I’ve not found it there either. There are a few other records along the Rio Grande in south Texas. This is a late season species with 95% of the records being between 1 July and 15 October. Why the species was relatively easily found 2003-2012, then mostly vanished for 4 years...I don't have a clue. Habitat seems pretty much the same as far as I can determine. But such population fluctuations certainly occur. As an example, in 2007 Carmine Skimmer (Orthemis discolor) was common to abundant in the Austin area and a dozen or more could be found in several areas in a short time. Since 2007 the species has been very rare in Austin and I can count the records on one hand that have occurred since 2007. No idea why.

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scottking

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Julio 29, 2016 03:04 PM CDT

Descripción

White-faced Meadowhawk, male
St Olaf Natural Lands
Northfield, Minnesota

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Ambarina del Este Perithemis tenera

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mchlfx

Fecha

Julio 9, 2016 07:25 AM CDT

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mchlfx

Fecha

Junio 24, 2016 08:18 AM CDT

Lugar

LLELA (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Ok. This one has me stumped. We I first observed this I was thinking Swamp Darner but the Abdominal markings just don't match up. Then I started looking at Cruiser but most of them have green eyes. I even looked through emeralds and still not sure enough to even guess the family. This is the only angle I got but Briang got some photos also. Maybe his can help.

Help most appreciated here!

@greglasley @nlblock @briang

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briangooding

Fecha

Julio 20, 2011 03:18 PM CST

Descripción

Male Sympetrum eroticum ardens

Thanks to @scottking for the help on this one.

I took a trip to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) which, at that time in my life, was probably the most dangerous mountain bus ride I had been on. Thankfully I befriended a strange guy whose awkward conversation kept me distracted from my own anxiety.

Immediately after the bus stopped and I got out I saw this beauty perching probably about head-height and I casually swiped it from underneath. So I guess I broke my own rule of taking an in situ shot prior to capture but I didn't want to draw any attention to it. I knew the local people would find it too strange and it could potentially cause some misunderstandings.

So, I took some photos discreetly and said goodbye to the only Sympetrum friend I ever met in China. If I could do it over I'd do it differently and risk confrontation, maybe carry any small guidebook with me to help bridge the understanding of this non-malevolent behavior.

I saw a few other species of dragonflies on the mountain besides this one (actually this was at the base--we still had to take a cable car to the top). Up highere we saw many Pantala flavescens visible hovering around scenic overlooks and couple of other Libellulidae I have yet to identify.

Comically, our bus ride pal hung out with us a bit and as we peered over the edge of a very dangerous and handicap-unfriendly lookout point he breathed a deep sigh, told us how beautiful it was and how it would be the perfect place to commit suicide. Thankfully, we all walked away together to check in to our overpriced hotel.

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greglasley

Fecha

Mayo 26, 2016

Descripción

tentative ID. About 4 of these things came to my light and sheet last night.

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nlblock

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Mayo 9, 2016

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Rayadora Azul Pachydiplax longipennis

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Mayo 20, 2016

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nlblock

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Mayo 14, 2016

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Charrán Negro Chlidonias niger

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brennan3909

Fecha

Mayo 18, 2016 10:33 AM CDT

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Culebrilla Ciega Texana Rena dulcis

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mchlfx

Fecha

Mayo 16, 2016 12:05 AM CDT

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lfelliott

Fecha

Mayo 15, 2016 12:12 PM CDT

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Culebra de Agua Vientre Claro Nerodia erythrogaster

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mchlfx

Fecha

Mayo 8, 2016 07:54 AM CDT

Descripción

Thinking a yellow-bellied water snake. Photo taken at quite a distance and heavily cropped. Basing my guess on the stripes on the lower jaw.

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vicfazio3

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Abril 20, 2016

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Saltarina de Sachem Atalopedes campestris ssp. huron

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naturenut

Fecha

Abril 10, 2016

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greglasley

Fecha

Abril 3, 2016

Descripción

Oklahoma Clubtail was very common at this location, in fact I saw ca. 50 of them. A couple of Ashy Clubtails were present as well.

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mchlfx

Fecha

Marzo 5, 2016

Descripción

Not sure which species this is. Any advice for online sources would be appreciated.

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Gaviota Pico Anillado Larus delawarensis

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Enero 29, 2016

Descripción

Adult

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Carbonero de Carolina Poecile carolinensis

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Enero 29, 2016

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Junio 15, 2010

Descripción

A number of these, along with C. micronympha, were seen on a hike up the Post Oak Creek watershed in mid-June at Balcones Canyonlands NWR.

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Junio 10, 2010

Descripción

I'm pretty sure this is in the genus Amblycorypha but there are a couple of species in Central Texas (including huasteca, oblongifolia, and perhaps others). The SINA website is currently offline so I'll have to study this one later.

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jimjohnson

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Julio 8, 2015

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kamanisujee

Fecha

Agosto 24, 2015

Descripción

Thyas coronata is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family.
The larvae feed on Quisqualis indica also known as the Rangoon creeper, Drunken sailor

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Noviembre 23, 2015

Descripción

In restrooms at Brazos Bend SP. ID is based on a review of images on BG, particularly the two genera in the Paramormiini tribe, here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1118574/bgpage
I can only find one species mentioned for North America.

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Humano Homo sapiens

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connlindajo

Fecha

Noviembre 11, 2015 02:18 PM CST

Descripción

aka robberfly aka Liam O'Brien
Two years ago on Nov. 22, 2013, I added my first four observations to iNaturalist.org.

One of these, a monarch caterpillar (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/465471),
was promptly identified by @robberfly.
I could say that he is one of the reasons I am addicted to iNat.

I am pleased to be able to add robberfly's photo to verify that I was fortunate to meet him. Great guy!
(By the way, my other three initial observations were IDed by @greglasley.)

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Humano Homo sapiens

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connlindajo

Fecha

Noviembre 11, 2015 12:06 PM CST

Descripción

aka kueda aka Ken-ichi Ueda
What can I say about this guy? Meeting him was like walking on holy ground.

I have emailed many really stupid questions about navigating on iNat and @kueda was always patient and helpful.

This is another treasured and "Favorites" observation of a fantastic iNaturalist!

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Chinches Patas de Hilo Subfamilia Emesinae

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jblinde

Fecha

Noviembre 21, 2015 03:42 PM CST

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Noviembre 9, 2015

Descripción

This is an interesting Geometrid, probably a species of Digrammia or Rindgea, but the ground color is grayer than any others I photographed and the AM, median, and PM lines are light brown. I'll have to do some work on this one.

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Humano Homo sapiens

Observ.

greglasley

Fecha

Noviembre 11, 2015

Descripción

Texas iNat gathering in Dripping Springs on November 11, 2015.
Kneeling from left: @mchlfx (checkered shirt), @robberfly, @maractwin (blue shirt), @mksexton, @sambiology, @kueda (red bandana);
standing L to R: Bob (husband of taogirl) and Tuffy the dog, @greglasley, @lotus (sunglasses), @mikaelb, @blubayou (red blouse), @gpstewart (red shirt), @taogirl, @annikaml (sunglasses), @gcwarbler, @connlindajo, @brentano, @billdodd, Wilson (wife of cullen), @cullen, @cgritz, Aaron (husband of cgritz). Photo by Cheryl (wife of greglasley)

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Mariposa Media Luna Perlada Phyciodes tharos

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Agosto 28, 2015

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Rayadora Luctuosa Libellula luctuosa

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Agosto 28, 2015

Descripción

Mature male

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Castor Americano Castor canadensis

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mchlfx

Fecha

Agosto 28, 2015

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Garza Morena Ardea herodias

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mchlfx

Fecha

Agosto 21, 2015

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greglasley

Fecha

Julio 24, 2015

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beartracker

Fecha

Abril 19, 2015

Descripción

Exoskeleton and individual coming out of it.

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Azulillas de Arroyo Género Argia

Observ.

aguilita

Fecha

Junio 13, 2015

Descripción

Note: A word of caution for all of us who might easily try and determine whether what we observed is a Blue-fronted Dancer female (Argia apicalis) (blue form) or a Powdered Dancer female (Argia moesta) (blue form) from photographic evidence alone. The females of these two species are virtually alike and both females of the two species also occur in a brown form to complicate matters further. Same rule applies with the brown form as with the blue. So we do not know whether the female blue form Argia damselfly we observed was a Blue-fronted Dancer or a Powdered Dancer. Thanks go to Greg Lasley for gently pointing this out and noting that after many years of studying and photographing dragonflies and damselflies he still cannot tell the two blue form females of these respective species apart (using only photographic evidence). Exercise care when IDentifying these two inscrutable Dancer (Argia) females. Therefore in the following observation we call our Argia blue form female Dancer, for short.

Two Damsels & Lunch

These pics were taken at the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) on June 13, 2015, next to the Lake Lewisville dam’s spillway.

In the ode world, size matters. This is a quick play in five scenes about a lunch at which two damsels arrived but only one left.

It was early afternoon and there was a whole lot of preying going on. One of the preying events involved Dancer who swiftly caught a smaller male Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) in mid-air.

Dancer literally engaged and grabbed ahold of the Bluet's wings and using its larger size and wings went straight for the ground where it stood for a few seconds examining its lunch guest as if making sure it was down and secured. I was reminded of a wrestler.

Dancer then grabbed its new lunch companion from what we laypersons would call the neck area but those who study odes would call the occiput. So the Dancer grabs the Bluet by the neck and flies a short distance and lands on a green grassy area next to the trail and proceeds to properly devour her lunch. It focused on the thorax and eventually dispatched that. When it did so it dropped the abdomen and flew on to another grassy perch with the Bluet’s eyes in its mouth and there on that blade of yellowed grass proceeded to have what seemed like dessert. There was a definite order to things.

Once Dancer finished it just stood there and watched the wind press against her wings.

All this took place in sixty digital frames and lasted all of four minutes.

These are the five scenes (digital images) of this LLELA play.

Scene 1: Dancer pinned Bluet to the ground.

Scene 2: Dancer grabbed Bluet by the occiput (neck) and flew short distance to start her meal.

Scene 3: Meal was quick. We were reminded that in the damsel world one always has to be alert; lunch can be served on the wing.

Scene 4: After a meal of Bluet there were the eyes for dessert. Dancer changed to a new location and dispatched the remains.

Scene 5: And then ever so serenely Dancer perched on a blade of grass and stared into the wind.

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Rayadora de Cuatro Manchas Brachymesia gravida

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Junio 28, 2015

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Qué

Libélula Rayadora Rosada Orthemis ferruginea

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Junio 25, 2015

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Zurcidora del Pantano Epiaeschna heros

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Junio 25, 2015

Descripción

My first swamp darner. Dang! These things are huge!

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Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Abril 17, 2015

Descripción

Pretty small little butterfly. 1.5 to 2 inches estimate. These were quite abundant on the heavily wooded trail but none were very still for very long. Lucky to have gotten this shot.

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Rayadora de Cuatro Manchas Brachymesia gravida

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Junio 19, 2015

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

mchlfx

Fecha

Junio 19, 2015