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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 03:29 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 03:21 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 03:10 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 02:01 PM CDT

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Although Sarracenia alata usually flowers in the spring, sometimes flowers develop out of season in late summer or fall (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=129294). This must be one of those out-of-season flowers. Several plants at this location were flowering.

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 01:50 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 01:37 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 01:31 PM CDT

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Milpiés de Invernadero Oxidus gracilis

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 12:16 PM CDT

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Two mating pairs about a 1.5 m up a tree trunk

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 10:48 AM CDT

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Holcocephala abdominalis or H. fusca

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 12:05 PM CDT

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Mating pair

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 10:34 AM CDT

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Araña Lince Verde Peucetia viridans

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 10:33 AM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 10, 2020 10:24 AM CDT

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Note the 6 apical cells in the hind wing that are visible through the transparent front wing

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Agosto 10, 2020 10:10 AM CDT

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Efferia prairiensis male eating what looks like a Pitcher Plant Mining Moth (Exyra semicrocea)

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bradmoon

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Agosto 6, 2020 10:20 AM CDT

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Phillip Wallace and I observed numerous individuals of Diogmites at this location. Six specimens (4 females & 2 males) I collected averaged 26 mm in total length (with one female reaching 28 mm), 19 mm in wing length, and 5 mm in wing width. These measurements are slightly larger than D. salutans although individual lengths overlap a little (D. salutans average 22 mm in total length, 16 mm in wing length, and 4 mm in wing width according to Bromley [1936] and Artigas [1966]). The specimens also have other key features of D. crudelis according to Bromley (1936) and Artigas (1966), including male genitalia with long yellowish-brown hairs with a few darker ones (vs. mostly long black hairs in D. salutans), yellow postvertical & orbital bristles (vs. white in D. salutans), yellow & brown pronotal bristles (vs. white in D. salutans). I suspect that the yellow vs. white bristle colors may be hard to distinguish and perhaps more variable than indicated in the papers, although the yellow vs. black hairs on the male reproductive parts seem more likely to be distinct. The thorax pattern in these specimens matches the Bromley's (1936) original description very well, although it's a little bolder than the pattern in Artigas’ (1966) figure of the D. crudelis, which shows fainter thoracic stripes than Bromley described. So, overall, I think that the combination of features indicates that they are probably D. crudelis.

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Agosto 6, 2020 12:32 PM CDT

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Phillip Wallace and I observed one male Efferia femorata on an oak trunk. It was very cryptic and tended to stay still while we photographed it. I had to work carefully to get a photo that showed it clearly. This individual was 25 mm in total length.

The microhabitat, behavior, and size of this individual corresponds to the descriptions of Efferia femorata by Hine (1919) and Bromley (1934), who reported this species from tree trunks in this region and with total lengths of 26-32 mm, which is larger than similar-looking Efferia aestuans, which are typically 18-22 mm in total length although with a record length of 28 mm.

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bradmoon

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Agosto 6, 2020 01:48 PM CDT

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Phillip Wallace and I observed several male and female Efferia femorata on tree trunks. They were very cryptic and difficult to spot, even at close range. When one moved while we watched, it was hard to find it again even though it had only moved a few inches and we were watching it up close. I had to work carefully to get photos that showed them clearly, and the photos on the light tree trunk were posed after collection.
Four males that we caught averaged 26 mm total length, and one female was 33 mm total length including an 8 mm ovipositor.

The microhabitat, behavior, and sizes of these individuals correspond to the descriptions of Efferia femorata by Hine (1919) and Bromley (1934), who reported this species from tree trunks near this location and with total lengths of 26-32 mm and ovipositor lengths in females greater than 7 mm long.

The stump vein on the wings was reported to be longer than anterior crossvein in E. femorata and shorter than it in E. aestuans. However, in these individuals, the stump vein was variable, being longer than anterior crossvein in the female and about the same length as the crossvein in some males and shorter in other males.

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bradmoon

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Agosto 6, 2020 01:44 PM CDT

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Phillip Wallace and I observed one Efferia aestuans female at this location along with several much larger E. femorata females and males. This observation is for the E. aestuans, shown individually in the first photo, and in comparison to a female E. femorata from a previous trip (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54947156) on the right side of the second, composite photo.

Hine (1919) reported that Efferia aestuans are typically 18-22 mm in total length, with a maximum of recorded length of 28 mm, and that in females the ovipositor is less than 7 mm long. In comparison, the similar-looking Efferia femorata are much larger at 26-32 mm total length and ovipositor length of more than 7 mm long.

This E. aestuans female measured 20.9 mm in total length including a 5.4 mm ovipositor.

The female E. femorata in the composite photo measured 31 mm in total length including an 8 mm ovipositor.

I summarized the key differences between E. aestuans and E. femorata in other observations from this location (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54947156 and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56280059). In the full-sized photos of these and other individuals I have photographed, I also noticed one feature that differed between the species but hasn't been mentioned in the literature as far as I know: The hairs on the front 2/3 of the thorax are longer in E. aestuans than in E. femorata . In addition, wings often appear relatively shorter in E. aestuans, although they also seem to vary among individuals within that species.

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bradmoon

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Agosto 6, 2020 10:34 AM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 6, 2020 02:49 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 03:40 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 01:37 PM CDT

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1-2 males and 1-2 females observed on sand and in low vegetation along sunny stream bank surrounded by well-shaded pine & riparian woods

This male = 18.5 mm total length (to lower posterior edge of genital bulb when it was held upright) and female = 18.5 mm total length including 5.0 mm ovipositor

The small size and short stump vein are two good features that distinguish this species from Efferia femorata (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54947156).

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Agosto 1, 2020 11:39 AM CDT

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Possibly Dasymutilla quadriguttata, D. vesta, or D. bioculata (see https://bugguide.net/node/view/547950/bgimage)

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 10:36 AM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 03:05 PM CDT

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In short grass and weeds in a dry pond bed

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 12:27 PM CDT

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Several fruiting bodies growing around the base of an oak tree

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 04:39 PM CDT

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At least two males and two females observed on the ground and in grass & weeds on an open, sunny trail through bottomland forest. Only one male (24 mm total length, to lower posterior edge of genital bulb when it was held upright) and one female (29 mm total length, including 5.5 mm ovipositor) are shown here. The black V-shaped intrusion into the white on top of Tergite 3 of the male confirms Efferia nemoralis (Barnes, 2007). The female was collected at the same place and time as the male.

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Mariposa Naranja Azufre Colias eurytheme

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 02:36 PM CDT

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bradmoon

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Agosto 1, 2020 04:14 PM CDT

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On the edge of a dirt road

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