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Guinea Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 3, 2017 08:08 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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nanofishology

Date

June 19, 2019 01:46 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

5/2 #2
Coccoon building x2

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 13, 2019 04:01 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Was not expecting a cocoon yet! From the later hatching eggs, too!
4/30 batch 2

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White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

nanofishology

Date

March 31, 2007 02:44 PM CDT

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What

Ruddy Dagger Acronicta rubricoma

Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 5, 2019 09:23 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I don’t know what happened to the hairs, but the moth seemed to change hair color on the tufts and lose almost all his white hairs when he went prepupal without molting. I swear it’s the same caterpillar!

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What

Ruddy Dagger Acronicta rubricoma

Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 9, 2019 02:23 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Mostly finished cocoon after 24 hrs

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What

Ruddy Dagger Acronicta rubricoma

Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 8, 2019 10:26 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Couldn't find any info about what kind of pupation habits this species had, but Caterpillars of Eastern North America by Wagner mentions that he found a different species had chewed up a hole in the cedar siding of his house, so I put a piece of pine bark in the enclosure with the caterpillar. Sure enough, he began chewing the wood and made a wood pulp "cup" attached to a leaf, and then made a cocoon from his hairs and some more wood pulp. Very well camouflaged!

Non-gif image shows the pre-pupal caterpillar after he had ESCAPED from the enclosure and I found him ON MY CEILING! I put him back in the enclosure, put him on the wood, TAPED IT SHUT, and then he started on his cocoon.

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What

Milkweed Leaf Beetle Labidomera clivicollis

Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 8, 2019 10:23 AM CDT

Description

Landed on my pants, and I had to get him onto my finger and wiggle around before he would leave

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 7, 2019 12:46 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Was not expecting to find a cocoon while cleaning the tank! The caterpillar was still so tiny!!!!

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 4, 2019 01:42 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Same tree I saw adult yellow-shouldered slug moths on earlier in the spring

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What

Guinea Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 2, 2019 03:32 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

They love setting up next to the front door! Last year's nest was on the other side!

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What

Mud-dauber Wasps and Allies Subfamily Sceliphrinae

Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 2, 2019 03:32 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Bees are using the extinct polistes nest! Last year they were trying to use it while it was still active, too. I've seen the bees but haven't had a good look at them. They looked surprisingly wasp-like, not like the bees who prefer the mud dauber nests.

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

June 2, 2019 02:20 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The baby is getting big!

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Wood, Mound, and Field Ants Genus Formica

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 25, 2018 08:25 PM CDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 28, 2019 11:20 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

IDed from flight call

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Mexican White Oak Quercus polymorpha

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 24, 2019 05:58 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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nanofishology

Date

May 20, 2019 11:25 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on hackberry, not really sure if this is a limacod but not sure what else it could be!

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 17, 2019 06:44 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

4/30 batch 1
20x mag
Getting bug!

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 17, 2019 06:37 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

5/13 wild - two individuals
20x mag

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nanofishology

Date

May 17, 2019 06:35 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

5/2 #1 20x mag, zoomed in
Not too many in this batch-one or two maybe

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 17, 2019 06:32 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

5/2 #2 20x mag

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 17, 2019 06:30 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

4/30 batch 1
20x mag

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 10:52 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XFmp1Cr51Q

So... it turns out my yard is FULL of these things this year... I caught a pair MATING!!!!

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What

Green Anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 10:45 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 10:42 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 10:41 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Leaf Beetles Family Chrysomelidae

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 10:41 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Leaf Beetles Family Chrysomelidae

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 09:13 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

on large ragweed

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What

Large Maple Spanworm Moth Prochoerodes lineola

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 09:09 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Meske's Pero Moth Pero meskaria

Observer

nanofishology

Date

May 14, 2019 12:39 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
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