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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Fauna Project

Six volunteers participated in this week's survey under warm, mostly cloudy conditions with occasional light rain. At this time of year, most bumble bee workers have reached the end of their lives. The large gynes (reproductive females that will be next year's queens), however, are busily packing on the calories to see them through hibernation. One is shown below.

Select Photos and Complete List of Sightings:


Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)
photo by Dvori Bird


Anomoea rufifrons (leaf beetle)
photo by Val Bugh


Copestylum mexicanum (black flower fly)
photo by Barbara Ribble


Helophilus sp. (flower fly)
photo by Val Bugh


Bombus pensylvanicus (American bumble bee, gyne)
photo by Val Bugh


Hemiargus isola (Reakirt's blue larva)
photo by Val Bugh


Neogalea sunia (lantana stick moth larva)
photo by Val Bugh


Uresiphita reversalis (genista caterpillar moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta (moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Zerene cesonia (southern dogface)
photo by Barbara Ribble


Ascia monuste (great southern white)
photo by Val Bugh


Chlosyne lacinia (bordered patch)
photo by Harriett Wolf


Eantis tamenund (sickle-winged skipper)
photo by Val Bugh


Copaeodes minima (southern skipperling)
photo by Val Bugh


Alydus pilosulus (broad-headed bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Piezodorus guildinii (red-banded stink bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Scolops pungens (dictyopharid planthopper)
photo by Val Bugh


Syrbula montezuma & Syrbula admirabilis
(Montezuma's grasshopper & handsome grasshopper)
photo by Val Bugh


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


Unknown sp. (earthworm)
photo by Val Bugh

  • Birds:
    American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
    Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
    Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
    Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
    House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
    Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
    Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

  • Mammals:
    Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
    White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  • Reptiles & Amphibians:
    Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)
    Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri)

  • Misc.:
    Julid Millipede (Aniulus sp.)
    Greenhouse Millipede (Oxidus gracilis)
    Harvestman (Leiobunum sp.)
    Earthworm (Unknown sp.)
    Globular Drop (Helicina orbiculata)
    Black-velvet Leatherleaf Slug (Belocaulus angustipes)

  • Insects & Spiders:
    orderfamilygenus/speciescommon name

    lepidoptera  nymphalidae  Agraulis vanillae  Gulf Fritillary (adult & pupa)
        Dryas iulia  Julia Heliconian
        Heliconius charithonia  Zebra Heliconian
        Danaus gilippus  Queen
        Danaus plexippus  Monarch
        Danaus eresimus  Soldier
        Junonia coenia  Common Buckeye
        Mestra amymone  Common Mestra
        Euptoieta claudia  Variegated Fritillary
        Libytheana carinenta  American Snout
        Chlosyne lacinia  Bordered Patch
        Phyciodes phaon  Phaon Crescent
        Phyciodes texana  Texan Crescent
        Phyciodes tharos  Pearl Crescent
      pieridae  Phoebis sennae  Cloudless Sulphur
        Zerene cesonia  Southern Dogface
        Eurema lisa  Little Yellow
        Eurema nicippe  Sleepy Orange (adult & larva)
        Eurema proterpia  Tailed Orange
        Colias eurytheme  Orange Sulphur
        Ascia monuste  Great Southern White
      riodinidae  Calephelis perditalis  Rounded Metalmark
      lycaenidae  Hemiargus isola  Reakirt's Blue (adult & larva)
        Hemiargus ceraunus  Ceraunus Blue
        Strymon melinus  Gray Hairstreak
        Strymon istapa  Mallow Scrub-hairstreak
        Calycopis isobeon  Dusky-blue Groundstreak
      papilionidae  Battus philenor  Pipevine Swallowtail
        Papilio polyxenes  Black Swallowtail
      hesperiidae  Lerodea eufala  Eufala Skipper
        Hylephila phyleus  Fiery Skipper
        Atalopedes campestris  Sachem
        Lerema accius  Clouded Skipper
        Copaeodes minima  Southern Skipperling
        Calpodes ethlius  Brazilian Skipper
        Panoquina ocola  Ocola Skipper
        Nastra julia  Julia's Skipper
        Pyrgus oileus  Tropical Checkered-skipper
        Pyrgus philetas  Desert Checkered-skipper
        Pyrgus communis/albescens  Common/White Checkered-skipper
        Chioides albofasciatus  White-striped Longtail (adult & larva)
        Heliopetes laviana  Laviana White-skipper
        Heliopetes macaira  Turk's-cap White-skipper
        Systasea pulverulenta  Texas Powdered-skipper
        Eantis tamenund  Sickle-winged Skipper
      noctuidae  Heliothis virescens  Tobacco Budworm (larva)
        Neogalea sunia  Lantana Stick Moth (larva)
        Condica sp.  Moth (larva)
      arctiidae  Cisseps fulvicollis  Yellow-collared Scape Moth
        Pareuchaetes insulata  Yellow-winged Pareuchaetes (adult & larva)
        Estigmene acrea  Saltmarsh Caterpillar (larva)
      sphingidae  Hemaris diffinis  Snowberry Clearwing (larva)
        Manduca rustica  Rustic Sphinx (larva)
      saturniidae  Automeris io  Io Moth (larva)
      megalopygidae  Megalopyge opercularis  Southern Flannel Moth (larva)
      geometridae  Digrammia californiaria  Moth
        Psamatodes abydata  Dot-lined Angle
        Lobocleta ossularia  Drab Brown Wave
        Pleuroprucha insularia  Common Tan Wave
        Iridopsis defectaria  Brown-shaded Gray
        Glenoides texanaria  Texas Gray Moth
        Scopula umbilicata  Moth
        Disclisioprocta stellata  Somber Carpet
        Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria  Blackberry Looper (larva)
        Eubaphe unicolor  Moth
        Melanchroia chephise  White-tipped Black
      crambidae  Hymenia perspectalis  Spotted Beet Webworm Moth
        Spoladea recurvalis  Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth
        Diacme elealis  Moth
        Samea multiplicalis  Salvinia Stem-borer Moth
        Uresiphita reversalis  Genista Caterpillar Moth
        Diastictis fracturalis  Moth
        Loxomorpha flavidissimalis  Moth
        Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta  Moth
        Microcrambus croesus  Grass-veneer Moth
      tortricidae  Decodes basiplagana  Leafroller Moth
        Crocidosema plebejana  Cotton Tipworm Moth
      gelechiidae  Battaristis concinusella  Moth
        Brachyacma palpigera  Soybean Webworm Moth
        Anacampsis fullonella  Moth
      yponomeutidae  Atteva aurea  Ailanthus Webworm Moth
      ypsolophidae  Ypsolopha unicipunctella  Agarita Slug Moth
      xyloryctidae  Scythris trivinctella  Moth

    coleoptera  coccinellidae  Harmonia axyridis  Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle
        Cycloneda sanguinea  Red Lady Beetle
      chrysomelidae  Anomoea rufifrons  Leaf Beetle
        Unknown sp.  Seed Beetle
      carabidae  Pasimachus californicus  Ground Beetle
        Harpalus sp.  Ground Beetle
      meloidae  Epicauta sp.  Blister Beetle
        Pyrota deceptiva  Blister Beetle
      attelabidae  Haplorhynchites sp.  Flower Weevil
      curculionidae  Curculio sp.  Nut Weevil
        Conotrachelas naso  Weevil

    hemiptera  coreidae  Hypselonotus punctiventris  Coreid Bug
        Leptoglossus phyllopus  Eastern Leaf-footed Bug (adult & nymph)
        Chelinidea vittiger  Opuntia Bug (adult & nymph)
      alydidae  Alydus pilosulus  Broad-headed Bug
      reduviidae  Zelus renardii  Assassin Bug
        Arilus cristatus  Wheel Bug
      rhyparochromidae  Pseudopachybrachius basalis  Seed Bug
        Cnemodus mavortius  Seed Bug (nymph)
      miridae  Polymerus basalis  Plant Bug
        Hesperolabops gelastops  Cactus Plant Bug
        Trigonotylus sp.  Plant Bug
      rhopalidae  Niesthrea louisianica  Scentless Plant Bug (eggs)
      scutelleridae  Sphyrocoris obliquus  Shield Bug (adult & nymph)
      pentatomidae  Euschistus servus  Brown Stink Bug
        Thyanta custator  Stink Bug (adult & nymph)
        Proxys punctulatus  Black Stink Bug
        Piezodorus guildinii  Red-banded Stink Bug

    homoptera  cicadellidae  Gyponana sp.  Leafhopper
        Neokolla sp.  Leafhopper (nymph)
        Draeculacephala sp.  Leafhopper
        Graphocephala versuta  Leafhopper
        Oncometopia clarior  Leafhopper
        Erythroneura sp.  Leafhopper
      dictyopharidae  Scolops pungens  Planthopper
      cixiidae  Pintalia delicata  Planthopper
      delphacidae  Unknown sp.  Planthopper
      cercopidae  Lepyronia quadrangularis  Spittlebug

    hymenoptera  apidae  Apis mellifera  Honey Bee
        Bombus pensylvanicus  American Bumble Bee
        Centris atripes  Digger Bee
        Melissodes sp.  Digger Bee
        Xylocopa virginica  Eastern Carpenter Bee
        Nomada texana  Cuckoo Bee
      megachilidae  Megachile sp.  Leaf-cutter Bee
        Anthidiellum notatum  Bee
        Hoplitis sp.  Leaf-cutter Bee
      halictidae  Augochloropsis metallica  Green Sweat Bee
      vespidae  Polistes exclamans  Paper Wasp
        Pachodynerus nasidens  Keyhole Wasp
        Brachygastra mellifica  Mexican Honey Wasp
        Eumenes fraternus  Potter Wasp
        Euodynerus sp.  Mason Wasp
        Vespula squamosa  Southern Yellowjacket
      sphecidae  Ammophila sp.  Thread-waisted Wasp
      braconidae  Unknown sp.  Braconid Wasp
        Cotesia congregata  Braconid Wasp (pupa)

    diptera  syrphidae  Copestylum tamaulipanum  Flower Fly
        Copestylum marginatum  Flower Fly
        Copestylum mexicanum  Black Flower Fly
        Palpada pusilla  Flower Fly
        Palpada furcata  Flower Fly
        Helophilus sp.  Flower Fly
        Eristalis sp.  Flower Fly
      calliphoridae  Cochliomyia macellaria  Secondary Screwworm Fly
      sarcophagidae  Unknown sp.  Flesh Fly
      tachinidae  Archytas sp.  Tachinid Fly
        Peleteria sp.  Tachinid Fly
      dolichopodidae  Condylostylus sp.  Long-legged Fly
      culicidae  Aedes albopictus  Asian Tiger Mosquito

    odonata  libellulidae  Sympetrum corruptum  Variegated Meadowhawk

    orthoptera  acrididae  Melanoplus plebejus  Plebeian Grasshopper
        Melanoplus ponderosus  Ponderous Grasshopper
        Melanoplus differentialis  Differential Grasshopper (adult & nymph)
        Melanoplus bispinosus  Two-spined spur-throated Grasshopper
        Melanoplus femurrubrum  Red-legged Grasshopper
        Schistocerca nitens  Gray Bird Grasshopper (adult & nymph)
        Schistocerca obscura  Obscure Bird Grasshopper
        Chortophaga viridifasciata  Northern Green-striped Grasshopper (nymph)
        Lactista aztecus  Aztec Bandwing
        Syrbula admirabilis  Handsome Grasshopper
        Syrbula montezuma  Montezuma's Grasshopper
        Eritettix abortivus  Texas Short-winged Slant-faced Grasshopper
      tettigoniidae  Conocephalus strictus  Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid
        Orchelimum silvaticum  Long-spurred Meadow Katydid
        Scudderia furcata  Fork-tailed Bush Katydid
        Microcentrum rhombifolium  Greater Angle-wing
      gryllidae  Unknown sp.  Ground Cricket
        Oecanthus sp.  Tree Cricket

    mantodea  mantidae  Stagmomantis carolina  Carolina Mantis

    neuroptera  chrysopidae  Chrysoperla sp.  Green Lacewing

    araneae  salticidae  Phidippus audax  Bold Jumper
        Anasaitis canosa  Jumping Spider
      oxyopidae  Peucetia viridans  Green Lynx
      thomisidae  Xysticus sp.  Crab Spider
        Mecaphesa sp.  Crab Spider
      araneidae  Eustala anastera  Orbweaver
        Neoscona crucifera  Orbweaver
        Gasteracantha cancriformis  Spiny-backed Orbweaver
        Mangora gibberosa  Orbweaver

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