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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Fauna Project

The morning was warm with intermittent drizzle as seven volunteers participated in this week's survey. Although jumping spiders do not make webs to catch prey, they do use their silk for other things. The Bold Jumper shown below is outside the entrance to her retreat, which is sort of a combination tent and sleeping bag.

Select Photos and Complete List of Sightings:


Schistocerca nitens (gray bird grasshopper)
photo by Val Bugh


Lactista aztecus (Aztec bandwing)
photo by Val Bugh


Dichopetala catinata (spoon-tailed short-winged katydid nymph)
photo by Val Bugh


Camponotus sp. (carpenter ant, male)
photo by Val Bugh


Boreothrinax maculipennis (pyrgotid fly)
photo by Val Bugh


Lepyronia quadrangularis (spittlebug nymph)
photo by Val Bugh


Sparedrus aspersus (false blister beetle)
photo by Val Bugh


Calleida viridipennis (ground beetle)
photo by Val Bugh


Phidippus audax (bold jumper & retreat)
photo by Val Bugh


Regulus calendula (ruby-crowned kinglet)
photo by Barbara Ribble


Picoides scalaris (ladder-backed woodpecker)
photo by Barbara Ribble


Junonia coenia (common buckeye pupa)
photo by Val Bugh


Lerema accius (clouded skipper pupa)
photo by Val Bugh


Maliattha concinnimacula (red-spotted lithocodia)
photo by Val Bugh


Tripudia luxuriosa (moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Etiella zinckenella (gold-banded etiella)
photo by Val Bugh


Povolnya quercinigrella (moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Telphusa longifasciella (moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Harrisina coracina (grapeleaf skeletonizer moth)
photo by Barbara Ribble


Deidamia inscripta (lettered sphinx)
photo by Val Bugh

  • Birds:
    Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
    Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)
    Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
    Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
    Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
    Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
    House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
    Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris)
    Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
    White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

  • Amphibians:
    Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandiera)

  • Misc.:
    Julid Millipede (Aniulus sp.)
    Land Snail (Rabdotus sp.)
    Garden Snail (Otala lactea)

  • Insects & Spiders:
    orderfamilygenus/speciescommon name

    lepidoptera  nymphalidae  Vanessa atalanta  Red Admiral
        Agraulis vanillae  Gulf Fritillary (larva)
        Junonia coenia  Common Buckeye (larva & pupa)
      pieridae  Eurema nicippe  Sleepy Orange (larva)
        Nathalis iole  Dainty Sulphur
      hesperiidae  Lerema accius  Clouded Skipper (pupa)
      noctuidae  Psaphida resumens  Figure-eight Sallow (larva)
        Megalographa biloba  Bilobed Looper Moth
        Copivaleria grotei  Grote's Sallow
        Elaphria festivoides  Festive Midget
        Galgula partita  The Wedgling
        Mythimna unipuncta  Armyworm Moth
        Orthodes furtiva  Moth
        Condica videns  White-dotted Groundling
        Maliattha concinnimacula  Red-spotted Lithocodia
        Cobubatha lixiva  Moth
        Tripudia luxuriosa  Moth
        Tripudia quadrifera  Moth
        Hadena capsularis  Moth
        Anicla infecta  Green Cutworm Moth
        Lacinipolia erecta  Moth
      erebidae  Sigela penumbrata  Stippled Sigela Moth
        Phoberia atomaris  Common Oak Moth
        Hypena scabra  Green Cloverworm Moth
      nolidae  Meganola minuscula  Confused Meganola
      notodontidae  Lochmaeus bilineata  Double-lined Prominent
      sphingidae  Deidamia inscripta  Lettered Sphinx
      geometridae  Digrammia pallidata  Moth
        Digrammia atrofasciata  Moth
        Digrammia californiaria  Moth
        Isturgia dislocaria  Pale-veined Isturgia
        Lycia ypsilon  Woolly Gray
        Phigalia titea  The Halfwing
        Phigalia strigataria  Small Phigalia
        Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria  Blackberry Looper Moth
        Episemasia cervinaria  Moth
        Costaconvexa centrostrigaria  Bent-line Carpet
        Scopula compensata  Moth
        Iridopsis defectaria  Brown-shaded Gray Moth
        Glena quinquelinearia  Five-lined Glena
        Tornos scolopacinaria  Dimorphic Gray
        Eupithecia miserulata  Common Eupithecia
        Eupithecia bolterii  Moth
      crambidae  Udea rubigalis  Celery Leaftier Moth
        Achyra rantalis  Garden Webworm Moth
        Diastictis fracturalis  Moth
        Urola nivalis  Snowy Urola
        Parapediasia teterrella  Bluegrass Webworm Moth
      pyralidae  Ephestiodes sp.  Moth
        Amyelois transitella  Moth
        Homoeosoma electella  Sunflower Moth
        Etiella zinckenella  Gold-banded Etiella
      tortricidae  Pseudexentera spoliana  Leafroller Moth
        Pseudexentera knudsoni  Leafroller Moth
        Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana  Filigreed Moth
        Bactra verutana  Javelin Moth
        Platynota sp.  Moth
        Cochylis sp.  Moth
      gelechiidae  Battaristis sp.  Moth
        Battaristis concinusella  Moth
        Telphusa longifasciella  Moth
        Aristotelia sp.  Moth
        Brachyacma palpigera  Soybean Webworm Moth
        Anacampsis paltodoriella  Moth
        Anacampsis conclusella  Moth
        Neodactylota liguritrix  Moth
      coleophoridae  Blastobasis sp.  Moth
      glyphidoceridae  Glyphidocera democratica  Moth
      elachistidae  Ethmia semilugens  Ethmia Moth
      lacturidae  Lactura sp.  Moth
      oecophoridae  Inga obscuromaculella  Moth
        Antaeotricha humilis  Moth
      pterophoridae  Unknown sp.  Plume Moth
      zygaenidae  Harrisina coracina  Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth
      gracillariidae  Micrurapteryx salicifoliella  Willow Leaf-blotch Miner Moth
        Povolnya quercinigrella  Moth
      ypsolophidae  Ypsolopha unicipunctella  Agarita Slug Moth
      plutellidae  Plutella xylostella  Diamondback Moth
      acrolophidae  Acrolophus mortipennella  Tubeworm Moth

    coleoptera  scarabaeidae  Phyllophaga rubiginosa  June Beetle
        Diplotaxis sp.  Scarab
        Unknown sp.  Scarab (larva)
      carabidae  Calleida viridipennis  Ground Beetle
      cantharidae  Ditemnus perforatus  Soldier Beetle
      oedemeridae  Sparedrus aspersus  False Blister Beetle
      bostrichidae  Melalgus plicatus  Powder-post Beetle
      mordellidae  Mordellistena cervicalis  Tumbling Flower Beetle

    hemiptera  coreidae  Hypselonotus punctiventris  Coreid Bug
        Narnia femorata  Cactus Bug
        Chelinidea vittiger  Opuntia Bug
      miridae  Poecilocapsus lineatus  Four-lined Plant Bug (nymph)
      rhopalidae  Arhyssus sp.  Scentless Plant Bug
      rhyparochromidae  Myodocha serripes  Long-necked Seed Bug
        Cnemodus mavortius  Seed Bug (nymph)
      lygaeidae  Oncopeltus fasciatus  Large Milkweed Bug
      thyreocoridae  Galgupha sp.  Ebony Bug
      pentatomidae  Chinavia hilare  Green Stink Bug
        Euschistus servus  Brown Stink Bug

    homoptera  cicadellidae  Texananus excultus  Leafhopper
        Neokolla dolobrata  Leafhopper
        Ponana sp.  Leafhopper
        Sobara palliolata  Leafhopper
        Osbornellus scalaris  Leafhopper
      delphacidae  Javesella pellucida  Planthopper
      cercopidae  Lepyronia quadrangularis  Spittlebug (nymph)

    hymenoptera  apidae  Apis mellifera  Honey Bee
        Xylocopa parkinsoniae  Large Carpenter Bee
      vespidae  Polistes exclamans  Paper Wasp
      cynipidae  Unknown sp.  Gall Wasp
      braconidae  Unknown sp.  Braconid Wasp
      formicidae  Crematogaster laeviuscula  Acrobat Ant
        Camponotus sayi  Carpenter Ant (queen)
        Camponotus sp.  Carpenter Ant (male)

    diptera  pyrgotidae  Boreothrinax maculipennis  Pyrgotid Fly
      tachinidae  Archytas sp.  Tachinid Fly
      tipulidae  Tipula sp.  Crane Fly
      chironomidae  Unknown sp.  Midge

    orthoptera  acrididae  Lactista aztecus  Aztec Bandwing
        Schistocerca nitens  Gray Bird Grasshopper (adult & nymph)
      tettigoniidae  Dichopetala catinata  Spoon-tailed Short-winged Katydid (nymph)

    blattodea  polyphagidae  Arenivaga sp.  Sand Roach

    neuroptera  chrysopidae  Unknown sp.  Green Lacewing

    trichoptera  philopotamidae  Chimarra sp.  Black Caddisfly

    araneae  salticidae  Phidippus audax  Bold Jumper
      tetragnathidae  Tetragnatha laboriosa  Silver Longjawed Orbweaver
      oecobiidae  Oecobius sp.  Wall Spider
      araneidae  Mangora placida  Orbweaver
        Cyclosa turbinata  Trashline Orbweaver

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