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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Fauna Project

Four people braved the stormy weather for this week's survey. The rain ranged from thunderstorm to downpour to light sprinkle so we spent the whole time in the archway by the administrative offices. Velvet ants are actually wasps. The wingless females can give a painful sting, but the winged males (see below) do not possess stingers.

Select Photos and Complete List of Sightings:

Melipotis cellaris (moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Schinia volupia (painted flower moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Ogdoconta tacna (moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Urola nivalis (snowy urola)
photo by Val Bugh

Dolichomia olinalis (moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Epiblema desertana (leafroller moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Archips georgiana (leafroller moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Aristotelia sp. (moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Cochylis sp. (moth)
photo by Val Bugh

Neoconocephalus triops (broad-tipped conehead, female)
photo by Val Bugh

Parcoblatta sp. (wood roach)
photo by Val Bugh

Dicromantispa sayi (mantisfly)
photo by Val Bugh

Deraeocoris sayi (plant bug)
photo by Val Bugh

Unknown sp. (ichneumon)
photo by Val Bugh

Vulgichneumon brevicinctor (ichneumon)
photo by Val Bugh

Neivamyrmex sp. (legionary ant, male "sausage fly")
photo by Val Bugh

Sphaeropthalma auripilis (velvet ant, male)
photo by Val Bugh

Oecobius sp. (wall spider)
photo by Val Bugh

Rabidosa punctulata (dotted wolf spider)
photo by Val Bugh

  • Birds:
    Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
    Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
    Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
    Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
    Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

  • Mammals:
    Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

  • Misc.:
    Millipede (Aniulus sp.)

  • Insects & Spiders:
    orderfamilygenus/speciescommon name

    lepidoptera  noctuidae  Galgula partita  The Wedgling
        Ogdoconta tacna  Moth
        Schinia volupia  Painted Flower Moth
        Cobubatha lixiva  Moth
        Abrostola microvalis  Moth
      erebidae  Hypena scabra  Green Cloverworm Moth
        Mocis marcida  Moth
        Caenurgina erechtea  Forage Looper Moth
        Melipotis cellaris  Moth
      geometridae  Digrammia pallidata  Moth
        Digrammia californiaria  Moth
        Episemasia cervinaria  Moth
        Isturgia dislocaria  Pale-veined Isturgia
        Cyclophora nanaria  Dwarf Tawny Wave
        Costaconvexa centrostrigaria  Bent-line Carpet
        Nemoria zygotaria  Emerald
        Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria  Blackberry Looper Moth
        Pero meskaria  Moth
        Tornos scolopacinaria  Dimorphic Gray
        Nematocampa resistaria  Horned Spanworm Moth
      crambidae  Udea rubigalis  Celery Leaftier Moth
        Petrophila jaliscalis  Moth
        Desmia sp.  Moth
        Urola nivalis  Snowy Urola
        Fissicrambus sp.  Grass-veneer Moth
      pyralidae  Ephestiodes sp.  Moth
        Arta epicoenalis  Arta Moth
        Laetilia coccidivora  Moth
        Dolichomia olinalis  Moth
      tortricidae  Epiblema desertana  Leafroller Moth
        Eumarozia malachitana  Sculptured Moth
        Archips argyrospila  Fruit Tree Leafroller Moth
        Archips georgiana  Leafroller Moth
        Pelochrista zomonana  Leafroller Moth
        Endothenia hebesana  Verbena Bud Moth
        Acleris minuta  Yellow-headed Fireworm Moth
        Cochylis sp.  Moth
      gelechiidae  Battaristis sp.  Moth
        Sinoe chambersi  Moth
        Aristotelia sp.  Moth
      oecophoridae  Inga obscuromaculella  Moth
      ypsolophidae  Ypsolopha unicipunctella  Agarita Slug Moth
      acrolophidae  Acrolophus mortipennella  Tubeworm Moth

    coleoptera  elateridae  Melanotus sp.  Click Beetle

    hemiptera  miridae  Phytocoris sp.  Plant Bug
        Deraeocoris sayi  Plant Bug
        Taedia sp.  Plant Bug

    homoptera  cicadellidae  Ponana sp.  Leafhopper
        Homalodisca vitripennis  Glassy-winged Sharpshooter

    hymenoptera  mutillidae  Sphaeropthalma auripilis  Velvet Ant
      formicidae  Neivamyrmex sp.  Legionary Ant
      ichneumonidae  Unknown sp.  Ichneumon
        Vulgichneumon brevicinctor  Ichneumon

    diptera  tachinidae  Unknown sp.  Tachinid Fly

    orthoptera  tettigoniidae  Neoconocephalus triops  Broad-tipped Conehead

    blattodea  blattellidae  Parcoblatta sp.  Wood Roach

    neuroptera  mantispidae  Dicromantispa sayi  Mantisfly

    araneae  lycosidae  Rabidosa punctulata  Dotted Wolf Spider
      oecobiidae  Oecobius sp.  Wall Spider

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