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faluke

Fecha

Julio 31, 2021 10:10 AM CEST

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lumaz

Fecha

Junio 2011

Lugar

Privado

Descripción

Unkown species

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Lagartija Cornuda Texana (Phrynosoma cornutum)

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oddfitz

Fecha

Julio 2021

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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kimberlietx

Fecha

Octubre 4, 2020 02:25 PM CDT

Descripción

I had identified this bramble colony as R. bifrons (first time seen in DFW) from photos after I found R. pascuus for the first time in the metroplex too. I couldn't wait to go see it for myself and tick off all 5 TX species on my life list!

Picture descriptions and general notes:
1 - White abaxial leaf surfaces (general pic for ID)
STEMS
2 - Primocane #1
3 - Primocane #1 close up; nearly erect prickles with broad bases, pubescent
4 - Primocane #2; retrorse prickles
5 - Cross section of primocane #1 showing pentagonal shape
6 - Floricane #1; retrorse prickles with broad bases, pubescent
7 - Floricane #1 close up
8 - Older floricanes (#2) bicolored; red on top, green on bottom
9 - Floricane #2; features consistent with floricane #1
10/11 - Floricane #2 prickles 5mm wide and 6mm long
12/13 - Primocane prickles 4mm wide and 6mm long
14 - Stems growing densely underneath leaf canopy
LEAVES
15 - Dense leafy growth
16 - Terminal leaflet; shape: oval, base: rounded, margins: serrate, apex: caudate to attenuate; surface: not lustrous
17 - Abaxial leaf surface; petioles, petiolules, and primary veins armed; secondary veins and blade unarmed
18 - Petiole
19 - Terminal petiolule
20 - Primary and secondary veins
21 - Abaxial leaf blade white tomentose
22 - Stipules very long and narrow; Axillary bud present
23 - New leaves appear more corrugated and shinier than older leaves which are duller, less corrugated, and wider
24 - Several leaves with misshapen leaflets, or even a single oversized leaflet
GROWTH/HABIT
25 - New growth creeps along the edges, could be mistaken for vining/low habit
26 - 5 Leaflets on creeping floricanes more consistent than shrubby sections
27 - General growth habitat; between the bank of a creek and a concrete pathway; Full sun; This particular section was typically 4 ft high
28 - R. bifrons growing closest to path, with Cornus drummondii closest to the creek bank; Other nearby vegetation includes Celtis laevigata, Maclura pomifera, Salix nigra, Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, Paspalum dilatatum, Calyptocarpus vialis
29 - Trying to estimate plant height using an isosceles right triangle based on the 6 foot wide path. Plants average 4-6 feet (12-18 dm)
30 - This particular colony of R. bifrons measured 166m along the edge
31 - Even when soil was scarce, the creeping canes would still spread thickly over the rocky ground.
32 - Soil along creek was clay over limestone
33 - USGS map indicates soil content: Thick clay units and thin limestone units alternating clay, marl, and limestone

Additional observations:

-- My first impression was this is the thickest growth, both in floricanes and leaf coverage, of any of the upright species. In heavy shade (under trees) the growth was not as thick or as tall. Probably the biggest colony of Rubus I've seen.
-- Several leaves had misshapen lateral leaflets, or a single leaflet, (1-)3-5 leaflets overall.

-- No prior season inflorescences seen at all. Nothing remaining on the stems or on the ground. (R. pascuus still has inflorescences attached at this time.)

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Correhuela de Eurasia (Convolvulus arvensis)

Observ.

cjh4232

Fecha

Junio 2021

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Libélulas de Patas Espinosas Cola Ancha (Dromogomphus spoliatus)

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jwn

Fecha

Junio 21, 2018 12:46 PM CDT

Descripción

@greglasley @briangooding Perhaps you could help me ID the partially obscured dragon in this predation shot.

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Catán Aguja (Lepisosteus osseus)

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kathrynwells333

Fecha

Mayo 3, 2021 11:07 AM CDT

Descripción

2021 City Nature Challenge: DFW

One of countless individuals.

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Barrenador Esmeralda del Fresno (Agrilus planipennis)

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schylerbrown

Fecha

Mayo 2, 2021 02:06 PM CDT

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jgw_atx

Fecha

Mayo 2, 2021 11:19 AM CDT

Descripción

I have no idea what this is - never seen one of these before. It looks like a mantis(?) - it has raptorial forelegs. But otherwise shaped like a hymenopteran. It is small, 10mm or less. Gonna scratch my head about it for awhile.

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Tradescantia de Virginia (Tradescantia virginiana)

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beckymn

Fecha

Abril 27, 2021 01:38 PM CDT

Descripción

Thanks, sambiology

It's not Ohio piderwort.

It may be Tharp's or hairy--or Virginia???

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Moscas Cazadoras (Género Efferia)

Observ.

greglasley

Fecha

Septiembre 3, 2020 11:45 AM CDT

Descripción

My wife took this cell phone image of a female Efferia in our yard today. Likely not identifiable past genus level.

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antonjo

Fecha

Abril 8, 2021 11:42 AM SAST

Descripción

Very small, cca 1mm, under the stone

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Chinito (Bombycilla cedrorum)

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wildcarrot

Fecha

Enero 31, 2021 11:54 AM CST

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judygva

Fecha

Agosto 19, 2019 09:49 AM EDT

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Humano (Homo sapiens)

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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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cholmesphoto

Fecha

Junio 9, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Descripción

A female Giant Ichneumon wasp (Megarhyssa macrurus) oviposits into the side of a tree.

I was honored to have this observation selected as observation of the day for June 11, 2020, and again as observation of the week (week of June 21, 2020). It is covered in this blog post: A Trip to Texas Provides a Long Sought Photographic Opportunity - Observation of the Week, 6/21/20.

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haleydaniels

Fecha

Diciembre 9, 2020 04:22 PM CST

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rainforest

Fecha

Febrero 19, 2018

Descripción

Please Help ID this Treehopper and Ant.

Ant drink the honeydew of a treehopper.

Watch the Video at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5mGI5Ct_34

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Mantis Oriental (Stagmomantis carolina)

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sambiology

Fecha

Octubre 4, 2020 08:34 AM CDT

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Humano (Homo sapiens)

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annikaml

Fecha

Noviembre 12, 2015 10:52 AM CST

Descripción

iNaturalists in action on a beautiful ranch in Texas.

@sambiology @greglasley @brentano @maractwin @mchlfx @robberfly

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davidbadke

Fecha

Septiembre 10, 2020 10:07 AM PDT

Descripción

Clung to the beak of a Whimbrel that was foraging in the seaweed, the bird could not dislodge it, after a couple of minutes the isopod dropped off. The Whimbrel continued to feed with the isopod on board.

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brentano

Fecha

Septiembre 6, 2020 11:35 AM CDT

Descripción

I really had no idea what this was in field. And no thought to ever seeing one of these. Sure hope the id holds.

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Chilillo Rojo (Persicaria punctata)

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charley

Fecha

Septiembre 6, 2020 12:09 PM CDT

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easmeds

Fecha

Julio 2020

Descripción

Okanagana arctostaphylae was first described in 1915 and has not been collected since. These are the first photos ever taken of it in its natural habitat, and the second photos ever of a live individual.

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lcollingsparker

Fecha

Julio 21, 2020 05:54 PM PDT

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sehnature

Fecha

Abril 26, 2020 02:15 PM CDT
Fungi

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Hongos (Reino Fungi)

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stuartspigel

Fecha

Marzo 28, 2020 11:14 AM UTC

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Fecha

Marzo 9, 2020 02:41 PM CDT

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Mapache (Procyon lotor)

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oddfitz

Fecha

Marzo 2, 2020 02:58 PM CST

Descripción

Had spotted a white bundle of fur in a tree and after a time spent studying determined it was a Raccoon with either Albinism or Leucism. It shifted a few times over a couple of hours and finally when I had nearly given up, it briefly opened it's eyes. Which confirmed this as an Albino, as Leucism does not impact eye pigment.

@sambiology @mchlfx @wildcarrot I went looking for @jblinde Siren's but got distracted obviously. Has anyone mentioned seeing this animal at LLELA?

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Canastilla de Hoja Ancha (Chasmanthium latifolium)

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gpilarski

Fecha

Febrero 22, 2020 11:18 AM UTC

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budak

Fecha

Marzo 4, 2017 09:20 PM +08

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budak

Fecha

Marzo 4, 2017 07:41 AM +08

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Polilla Esfinge de Gaudi (Eumorpha labruscae)

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matteocassella

Fecha

Agosto 6, 2016 01:39 PM HST

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gernotkunz

Fecha

Junio 26, 2008 11:23 AM CEST

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Carbonero de Capucha Negra (Poecile atricapillus)

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bridgetspencer

Fecha

Agosto 19, 2019 09:23 AM PDT

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rose21

Fecha

Junio 16, 2019 12:01 PM PDT

Descripción

She is building a nest from the foam pad on a swingset.

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Paloma Doméstica (Columba livia var. domestica)

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susanhewitt

Fecha

Enero 22, 2019 03:20 PM EST
Fungi

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Hongos (Reino Fungi)

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pynklynx

Fecha

Noviembre 8, 2019 03:45 PM CST

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Setas, Royas Y Tizones (Filo Basidiomycota)

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pynklynx

Fecha

Noviembre 8, 2019 03:53 PM CST

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pfau_tarleton

Fecha

Octubre 26, 2019 12:21 PM CDT

Descripción

First two pics show two species for comparative purposes.

Specimen on right: Note V-shaped base of flower, less dense branching, longer/narrower petals compared to Amphiachris (left; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34926032).

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Chorlo Tildío (Charadrius vociferus)

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mduross

Fecha

Octubre 12, 2019 11:36 AM CDT

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joeysantore

Fecha

Octubre 2019

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Polilla de Las Dos Moscas (Macrocilix maia)

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dhfischer

Fecha

Julio 6, 2019 10:47 AM HST

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joeysantore

Fecha

Septiembre 22, 2019 05:18 PM PDT

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tiwane

Fecha

Agosto 24, 2019

Descripción

A ranger for the park showed me this stunner.

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Abrojo (Xanthium strumarium)

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nathantaylor

Fecha

Agosto 13, 2019 06:47 PM CDT

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catenatus

Fecha

Julio 1, 2018 04:13 PM CDT

Descripción

Maybe this tattoo worked like a pheromone trap... :)

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Ardilla Listada del Este Americano (Tamias striatus)

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jemredwood

Fecha

Marzo 13, 2012 01:40 PM EDT

Descripción

on the right

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treegrow

Fecha

Abril 6, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

Descripción

Cucujus clavipes. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

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nanofishology

Fecha

Junio 8, 2019 10:23 AM CDT

Descripción

Landed on my pants, and I had to get him onto my finger and wiggle around before he would leave

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kimberlietx

Fecha

Abril 24, 2019 09:56 AM CDT

Descripción

Emerged from grapevine leaves collected on 4/21/19. Found 7 and moved them to a container with some dirt and leaves to see if they will eclose. Last 2 photos show the larva is able to move 2mm with each pull.

4/21/19 Galls: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22851697

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Arañas Tejedoras Jorobadas (Género Eustala)

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corynorris

Fecha

Abril 22, 2019 01:18 PM CDT

Descripción

Some kind of orb weaver. Skull back

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clhawn

Fecha

Marzo 14, 2019 04:39 PM EDT

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Julio 1, 1969

Descripción

I'm going back to some of my earliest wildlife images. These are scans from old prints and slides.

This swallowtail was photographed at a park outside of Taipei, Taiwan in about July of 1969 (annotated as "Summer 1969" on back of original). Identified from this reference:

Shirozu, Takashi. 1960. Butterflies of Formosa in Colour. Hoikusha, Osaka, Japan.

The several pink lunules on the hindwing suggest that this is a female (op. cit., pl. 16, p. 51). In that work, the Taiwan population of this east Asian swallowtail is termed Papilio bianor kotoensis. The following website suggests that ssp is "often treated as a full species".
http://www.swallowtails.net/P_bianor.htm

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kimberlietx

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2019 12:47 PM CST

Descripción

New location. Medlin Cemetery

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Nutria de Río Norteamericana (Lontra canadensis)

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tfandre

Fecha

Febrero 2019

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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briangooding

Fecha

Julio 28, 2018 09:33 AM CDT

Descripción

Two sets of what I believe are eggs. I think the top are hemipterans but unsure of what the bottom group are.

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Leguminosas (Familia Fabaceae)

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sehnature

Fecha

Noviembre 27, 2018 11:53 AM CST

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Aguililla Cola Roja (Buteo jamaicensis)

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charley

Fecha

Noviembre 26, 2018 08:50 AM CST

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Mosquitas del Cacao (Género Forcipomyia)

Observ.

briangooding

Fecha

Abril 7, 2018 12:52 PM CDT

Descripción

Dipteran parasite on male Argia fumipennis

Observation of damselfly here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10797332

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pohanginapete

Fecha

Noviembre 2018

Descripción

This male was one of several dozen individuals on one of the main stems of a dying lacebark. I counted nine male/female pairs, some with a third individual (sometimes a noticeably smaller female, sometimes a male) which was usually chased off by the male of the pair. I got enough video to be able to confirm that the females appeared to be ovipositing. In addition, there were an indeterminate number of lone individuals roaming the trunk.

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pohanginapete

Fecha

Octubre 2018

Descripción

Two males apparently contesting access to a female. Although not apparent from the photo, the male on the right was noticeably smaller than the other male. They briefly pressed their heads together ('face-to-face') as if pushing each other before the smaller male backed away and, shortly after, scuttled away. The larger male then appeared to copulate briefly with the female and remained with her.

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nanofishology

Fecha

Octubre 27, 2018 08:58 PM CDT

Descripción

This moth stumped me, @sambiology, and a crowd of other Texas Master Naturalists

@gcwarbler @jeffmci9 Any ideas?

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kimberlietx

Fecha

Octubre 14, 2018 11:32 AM CDT

Descripción

On Oct 2nd I was sweep netting at Overton Ridge Park and captured this caterpillar:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17427773

When I got home, I realized from the photos that it was parasitized, so I googled it and came up with an ID. Here's that observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17427771

TODAY I was out hunting mushrooms and came across this same caterpillar species with pupae of the same parasitoid! What are the chances this is the SAME CATERPILLAR 12 days later???

BG photos comparing wasp pupae: https://bugguide.net/node/view/995992/bgimage

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briangooding

Fecha

Agosto 21, 2018 10:42 AM CDT

Descripción

Male Calopteryx maculata

A stunning male with blue iridescence held what, to my eyes, was the most desirable territory in the small creek.

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Fungi

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Hongos (Reino Fungi)

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joninature

Fecha

Septiembre 28, 2018 10:53 AM CDT

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Hongos de Esponja Y Parientes (Orden Boletales)

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gage3

Fecha

Septiembre 15, 2018 05:44 PM CDT

Descripción

Unknown dense, sponge-like mushroom in North Central Texas

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Araña Amarilla de Jardín (Argiope aurantia)

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connlindajo

Fecha

Septiembre 12, 2018 06:56 PM CDT

Descripción

Voracious spider captured hummingbird in web at sugar feeder. I did not think about location of web, other than it was uncomfortable to avoid when going through garden gate, when I rehung the feeder. A few hours later, she had trapped and beheaded and wrapped the hummingbird.

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Moscas Y Mosquitos (Orden Diptera)

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lce783

Fecha

Septiembre 11, 2018 01:02 PM CDT

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joecole343

Fecha

Septiembre 3, 2018 12:24 PM CDT

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berndtherat

Fecha

Agosto 28, 2018 03:10 PM CEST

Descripción

Foto 1: The observed insect.
Foto 2: A tongue.
Foto 3: The frog who ate my observation.

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Bejuco de Uva (Vitis cinerea)

Observ.

sambiology

Fecha

Julio 28, 2018 07:31 AM CDT

Descripción

What a great time I had with fellow naturalists at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park (it is still closed to the public, so we had special permission to access the property). It was mighty dry, and the plants were pretty crispy, but we still spotted lots of cool things. It makes me tremendously happy to hang out with this community. :)

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Barrenador Esmeralda del Fresno (Agrilus planipennis)

Observ.

sammyjames

Fecha

Marzo 2017

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Papamoscas Fibí (Sayornis phoebe)

Observ.

sheliahargis

Fecha

Octubre 21, 2017 10:55 AM CDT

Descripción

Not sure what is going on but this is the fourth birder that I know of who has had a phoebe perch on their binoculars or on their person at Commons Ford.

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Colorín Sietecolores (Passerina ciris)

Observ.

greglasley

Fecha

Junio 20, 1975

Descripción

Came across a 43 year old slide that I had not posted before, so I scanned it for iNat. On June 20, 1975 (date written on original slide) I saw this male Painted Bunting in my back yard in south Austin. I recognized it from a cover illustration on the Robbins field guide I had at that time. It was my first Painted Bunting. It was this experience that drove me to go to a local Audubon meeting where I met other birdwatchers and began my life long interest in nature and photography.

Image 1 highly cropped, image 2 is the whole original image.

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Culebra Verde Rugosa (Opheodrys aestivus)

Observ.

laurakeene

Fecha

Junio 24, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

Descripción

Eating a katydid

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Fecha

Abril 2018

Descripción

I was looking for cluster of Veliids on the banks of the Rio Grande and found these Gerrids instead. Huge thanks to Alysa for being brave enough to go out and catch these. And to Chris for doing the detective work back at home!

Large clusters of these striders were found in shady areas beside the Devil's River, ranging from 10-30 feet from shore.

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alisonnorthup

Fecha

Junio 10, 2018 06:32 PM CDT

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sehnature

Fecha

Mayo 27, 2018 11:05 AM CDT
Mollusks

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Caracoles, Almejas Y Pulpos (Filo Mollusca)

Observ.

cedric_lee

Fecha

Abril 27, 2013

Descripción

Note: This image was not taken in one shot. It is a compilation of 54 images with the shells scaled in size in relation to the penny. The identifications of these shells can be found on http://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/cedric_lee/2013/4/27.

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Azulilla de Estanque del Este (Enallagma exsulans)

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briangooding

Fecha

Mayo 8, 2018 03:56 PM CDT

Descripción

Male Enallagma exsulans landing on abdomen of male Argia immunda

These two had a few back-and-forth interactions concerning this spot in the creek.

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Comadreja Cola Larga (Neogale frenata)

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hollyg

Fecha

Mayo 7, 2018 06:55 PM PDT

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Ardilla Zorra (Sciurus niger)

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chinto

Fecha

Mayo 5, 2018 05:27 PM CDT

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Humano (Homo sapiens)

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anewman

Fecha

Abril 30, 2018 07:41 AM CDT

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Humano (Homo sapiens)

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eminoid

Fecha

Abril 29, 2018 03:34 PM CDT

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sambiology

Fecha

Abril 7, 2018

Descripción

Had such a blast with other iNatters at the Del Rio gathering. I saw lots and lots of new plants and animals -- so these ID's are tentative. I'll have to do a little more digging later.
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/sambiology/15447-spending-time-with-inat-community-in-del-rio

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Culebra Acuática Centroamericana (Thamnophis proximus)

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amzapp

Fecha

Abril 6, 2018 07:09 PM CDT

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Carbonero de Capucha Negra (Poecile atricapillus)

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tom15

Fecha

Diciembre 5, 2015 10:28 AM EST

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Humano (Homo sapiens)

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nanofishology

Fecha

Abril 6, 2018 11:39 PM CDT

Descripción

Come on, I had to. The great @gcwarbler (who is a salmon and/or trout) with his friends. Excellent night for mothing. This was one of four sheets.

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vynbos

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2018 01:51 PM SAST

Descripción

The lizard was so intent on keeping its prey it didn't skedaddle, giving us a chance to take pictures.
I assume it wasn't scavenging and actually caught it, but you've got to be fast to catch these insects!
Prey here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10597608

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chanddgreen

Fecha

Marzo 16, 2018

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Ardilla Listada del Este Americano (Tamias striatus)

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bouteloua

Fecha

Agosto 24, 2013

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Chorlo Chiflador (Charadrius melodus)

Observ.

greglasley

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Between 21-24 September I observed and photographed 24 different color banded Piping Plovers on the upper Texas coast and adjacent Louisiana. 22 in Texas, 2 in Louisiana. I have provided data and photos on all these birds to various governmental agencies in the U.S. and Canada, as well as several universities who are involved in various projects with Piping Plovers. I'll hold off posting these to iNat until I get data on the bird and its origin. I received info on this bird today, so I'll post that record here for the information to be available on iNat for anyone interested.

Piping Plover U13
23 September 2015
Rollover Pass, Gilchrist, Galveston Co., Texas
29.5108
-94.4908
Right leg above joint: metal numbered band
Right leg below joint: white over blue
Left leg above joint: yellow flag with black lettering “U1?”
Left leg below joint: blue over white

USGS Missouri River Tern & Plover Team
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jamestown, North Dakota
Piping Plover U13 - banded as an adult on 28 May 2015 on an alkali lake near Mercer, ND.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

beschwar

Fecha

Enero 2018

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Descripción

This species was tentatively recorded as non-fossil by @benhutchins in June of 2015.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2705512

A fresh-looking shell was also documented and suspected to occur as non-fossil by Richard Fullington in his 1979 report of Land and Freshwater Mollusca of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, but that report seems as if it had been forgotten until recently.

After much debate among us and several other experts about the fossil vs. non-fossil status of that shell (Oreohelix spp have been recorded from the Guads in fossil in previous work), we finally had an opportunity to return to this area and search for this species and perhaps answer the question once and for all. My bet was on non-fossil.

Benjamin Hutchins, Zachary Schwartz (my son), and I took a 2-day backpacking and sampling trip into the high Guads. Soon after arriving at the approximate site where Ben had previously found the shell, we started finding bleached dead shells, then a very fresh dead shell, and then finally 6 live specimens! We were also sampling litter to document the snail community in this habitat, and a number of other species also occur there.

Aside from the excitement of the 'snail hunt', this is a significant find for snail diversity in TX, because it definitively adds a new family to the list of snail fauna in the state. Thanks to Ben for instigating this search and for inviting us to be a part of it.

At this point, we are calling this Oreohelix neomexicana. It fits the description for that species reasonably well, though there is apparently significant variation in size and shape in the species. I am not aware of any molecular work that has been done to confirm that these mountain-top species from various ranges in NM are all the same species. The nearest site where it has been documented in NM is in the Sacramento Mountains.

Found on a west-facing slope. Collected with permission and permit.

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Insectos Escama (Superfamilia Coccoidea)

Observ.

dava123

Fecha

Noviembre 12, 2017 08:56 AM CET

Descripción

on the tree