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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Fauna Project

A team of seven completed this week's survey under hot and mostly sunny conditions. There are a number of brown colored stink bugs, but only one has that hue as its accepted common name. The brown stink bug is shown below, along with two other species in the same genus. The two with no common names are smaller; and note the different shapes of their "shoulders."

Select Photos and Complete List of Sightings:


Orchelimum silvaticum (long-spurred meadow katydid)
photo by Val Bugh


Schistocerca sp. (bird grasshopper nymph - well camouflaged!)
photo by Val Bugh


Micrurus fulvius tenere (Texas coral snake)
photo by Harriett Wolf


Mangroa gibberosa (orbweaver)
photo by Val Bugh


Anelosimus studiosus (social cobweb weaver)
photo by Val Bugh


Phidippus audax (bold jumper attacking orbweaver)
photo by Val Bugh


Libellula luctuosa (widow skimmer)
photo by Barbara Ribble


Dicromantispa sayi (mantisfly)
photo by Val Bugh


Cuerna costalis (leafhopper)
photo by Val Bugh


Cedusa maculata (derbid planthopper)
photo by Val Bugh


Hypselonotus punctiventris (coreid bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Mozena lunata (mesquite bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Euschistus servus (brown stink bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Euschistus quadrator (stink bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Euschistus obscurus (stink bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Mallophora fautrix (robber fly)
photo by Val Bugh


Untomia albistrigella (moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Junonia coenia (common buckeye)
photo by Val Bugh


Danaus gilippus (queen larva)
photo by Val Bugh

  • Birds:
    Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
    Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
    Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
    Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
    Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
    Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
    Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
    House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
    Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris)
    Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
    Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
    Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
    Purple Martin (Progne subis)
    Turkey Vulture (Carthartes aura)
    Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
    Western Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica)
    White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
    White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

  • Mammals:
    Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
    Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus)

  • Reptiles & Amphibians:
    Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)
    Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)
    Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius tenere)
    Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri)

  • Misc.:
    Stone Centipede (Lithobius sp.)
    Harvestman (Leiobunum sp.)

  • Insects & Spiders:
    orderfamilygenus/speciescommon name

    lepidoptera  nymphalidae  Junonia coenia  Common Buckeye
        Phyciodes texana  Texan Crescent
        Chlosyne lacinia  Bordered Patch
        Danaus gilippus  Queen (adult & larva)
        Agraulis vanillae  Gulf Fritillary
      pieridae  Eurema nicippe  Sleepy Orange
        Eurema lisa  Little Yellow
        Nathalis iole  Dainty Sulphur
        Colias eurytheme  Orange Sulphur
        Phoebis sennae  Cloudless Sulphur
      hesperiidae  Pyrgus communis/albescens  Common/White Checkered-skipper
        Erynnis horatius  Horace's Duskywing
        Systasea pulverulenta  Texas Powdered-skipper
        Euphyes vestris  Dun Skipper
        Lerema accius  Clouded Skipper
      noctuidae  Anicla infecta  Green Cutworm Moth
        Bagisara nr. rectifascia  Moth (larva)
      geometridae  Tornos scolopacinaria  Dimorphic Gray
        Eubaphe unicolor  Moth
        Eupithecia miserulata  Common Eupithecia
      crambidae  Pyrausta laticlavia  Southern Purple Mint Moth
      gelechiidae  Anacampsis fullonella  Moth
        Untomia albistrigella  Moth
      acrolophidae  Acrolophus heppneri  Tubeworm Moth

    coleoptera  coccinellidae  Coccinella septempunctata  Seven-spotted Lady Beetle
        Cycloneda sanguinea  Red Lady Beetle (larva)
      buprestidae  Acmaeodera mixta  Metallic Woodborer
      tenebrionidae  Eleodes goryi  Darkling Beetle
      anthribidae  Trigonorhinus limbatus  Fungus Weevil
      cleridae  Phyllobaenus discoideus  Checkered Beetle
      elateridae  Alaus lusciosus  Click Beetle
        Diplostethus texanus  Click Beetle

    hemiptera  coreidae  Acanthocephala terminalis  Coreid Bug
        Hypselonotus punctiventris  Coreid Bug (adult & nymph)
        Leptoglossus phyllopus  Eastern Leaf-footed Bug
        Mozena lunata  Mesquite Bug
        Chelinidea vittiger  Opuntia Bug
      rhyparochromidae  Cnemodus mavortius  Seed Bug
      pentatomidae  Proxys punctulatus  Black Stink Bug
        Euschistus servus  Brown Stink Bug
        Euschistus obscurus  Stink Bug
        Euschistus quadrator  Stink Bug

    homoptera  cicadellidae  Homalodisca vitripennis  Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
        Neokolla dolobrata  Leafhopper
        Cuerna costalis  Leafhopper
        Ollarianus strictus  Leafhopper
      flatidae  Metcalfa pruinosa  Citrus Planthopper
      cercopidae  Unknown sp.  Spittlebug (nymph)
        Prosapia bicincta  Two-lined Spittlebug
      derbidae  Cedusa maculata  Planthopper
      cicadidae  Tibicen texanus  Cicada
        Tibicen superbus  Superb Cicada
      coccidae  Parthenolecanium sp.  Scale

    hymenoptera  apidae  Apis mellifera  Honey Bee
        Bombus pensylvanicus  American Bumble Bee
      halictidae  Halictus sp.  Sweat Bee
        Unknown sp.  Green Sweat Bee
      vespidae  Polistes exclamans  Paper Wasp
        Polistes carolina  Red Wasp
      sphecidae  Chalybion sp.  Blue Mud Dauber
      pompilidae  Pepsis sp.  Spider Wasp
      scoliidae  Scolia nobilitata  Scoliid Wasp
      formicidae  Camponotus sayi  Carpenter Ant

    diptera  syrphidae  Toxomerus marginatus  Flower Fly
      chloropidae  Unknown sp.  Frit Fly
      asilidae  Promachus hinei  Robber Fly
        Efferia tuberculata  Robber Fly
        Atomosia melanopogon  Robber Fly
        Mallophora fautrix  Robber Fly
      dolichopodidae  Condylostylus sp.  Long-legged Fly

    odonata  libellulidae  Libellula croceipennis  Neon Skimmer
        Libellula luctuosa  Widow Skimmer
        Pachydiplax longipennis  Blue Dasher
        Plathemis lydia  Common Whitetail
        Tramea onusta  Red Saddlebags
      coenagrionidae  Argia immunda  Kiowa Dancer
        Argia translata  Dusky Dancer
        Ischnura ramburii  Rambur's Forktail
        Enallagma civile  Familiar Bluet

    orthoptera  acrididae  Melanoplus differentialis  Differential Grasshopper (nymph)
        Melanoplus flabellatus  Dallas Short-winged Grasshopper
        Melanoplus plebejus  Plebeian Grasshopper (adult & nymph)
        Syrbula admirabilis  Handsome Grasshopper (nymph)
        Schistocerca nitens  Gray Bird Grasshopper
        Schistocerca sp.  Bird Grasshopper (nymph)
      tettigoniidae  Orchelimum silvaticum  Long-spurred Meadow Katydid
        Conocephalus strictus  Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid (nymph)
        Scudderia furcata  Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (nymph)

    neuroptera  mantispidae  Dicromantispa sayi  Mantisfly

    trichoptera  philopotamidae  Chimarra sp.  Black Caddisfly
      leptoceridae  Oecetis sp.  Long-horned CaddisflyWhite Miller

    araneae  salticidae  Anasaitis canosa  Jumping Spider
        Phidippus carolinensis  Carolina Jumper
        Phidippus audax  Bold Jumper
        Phidippus arizonensis  Arizona Jumper
      araneidae  Argiope aurantia  Black and Yellow Garden Spider
        Argiope trifasciata  Banded Garden Spider
        Neoscona crucifera  Orbweaver
        Mangora gibberosa  Orbweaver
      lycosidae  Hogna sp.  Wolf Spider
      oxyopidae  Peucetia viridans  Green Lynx
      tetragnathidae  Leucauge venusta  Orchard Spider
      theridiidae  Anelosimus studiosus  Social Cobweb Weaver

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