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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

April 29, 2018 04:08 PM CDT

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 8, 2016 05:16 PM CDT

Description

small wasp on sand vine. Note the size is less then 1cm. See the aphids under the leaves.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1254072 - first picture in Texas on bugguide if this sticks :)

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

April 16, 2017 12:40 PM CDT

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

September 30, 2017 04:18 PM CDT

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What

Ligated Furrow Bee Halictus ligatus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

October 7, 2017 12:08 PM CDT

Description

note the long antennae

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What

Sand-Loving Wasps Genus Tachytes

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

September 3, 2017 05:01 PM CDT

Description

small bee with big green eyes. On Autumn Joy sedum.

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What

Fraternal Potter Wasp Eumenes fraternus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

November 2, 2016 02:20 PM CDT

Description

Potter wasp collecting clay balls to make her potter nest.

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

May 10, 2017 01:15 PM CDT

Description

rescue from the pool

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

March 18, 2017 11:36 AM CDT

Description

longhorn flower beetle on plum thicket. 10-12mm

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What

Zebra Longhorn Beetle Typocerus zebra

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

June 7, 2017 11:18 AM CDT

Description

on rattlesnake master

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

February 21, 2016 12:36 PM CST

Description

Small (1cm) wasp on the lantana. I've posted to bugguide as well.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1192995

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What

Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

April 15, 2017 04:15 PM CDT

Description

Note the milkweed pollenia on the legs

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What

Butternut Woollyworm Sawfly Eriocampa juglandis

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

May 12, 2017 03:39 PM CDT

Description

This is under the leaves of a nut tree I think. I'm not at all sure what this is.

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

March 12, 2016 02:59 PM CST

Description

Sunny day 70 after a week of rain. Bees all over the mountain laurel in full bloom.

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

June 23, 2016 12:22 PM CDT

Description

Green eyed wasp on rattlesnake master

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What

Texas Milkweed Beetle Tetraopes texanus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

May 7, 2017 06:24 PM CDT

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What

Diamondback Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer

Observer

k8thegr8

Date

April 15, 2017 11:58 AM CDT

Description

Love is in the air.

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What

Ichneumonid and Braconid Wasps Superfamily Ichneumonoidea

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

October 14, 2016 09:00 PM CDT

Description

body about 1 cm. female with ovipositor

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What

Dusky Dancer Argia translata

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

October 8, 2016 11:40 AM CDT

Description

Powdered dancer???

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What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

May 27, 2016 05:02 PM CDT

Description

American Bumble Bee on Orange Milkweed (A. Tuberosa)

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What

Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

September 28, 2016 01:20 PM CDT

Description

red spotted purple

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What

Four-spotted Mantidfly Dicromantispa interrupta

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

September 25, 2016 09:54 AM CDT

Description

mantis fly found in pool.

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What

Greene's Giant Ichneumonid Wasp Megarhyssa greenei

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

October 1, 2016 01:14 PM CDT

Description

Giant Ichneumon Wasp was found trapped in the butterfly house. I captured it and let it free.

The insect is about 2 inches with an ovipositor of 3-4 inches. While scary, they are very docile and do not sting. This is a female.

My first sighting of one of these.

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What

Nuptial Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

October 2, 2016 05:18 PM CDT

Description

Scorpion Fly - about 1 inch - male specimen because of elongated tail that they use in mating.

Found trapped inside the butterfly house.

Does not sting.

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Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

August 8, 2015 04:54 PM CDT

Description

Robber fly

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

August 19, 2015 02:30 PM CDT

Description

Hibernating on top of volcano Capulin . Worth a visit if you are near.

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What

Zebra Longwing Heliconius charithonia

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

August 24, 2015 04:04 PM CDT

Description

First Ever I have seen at my house in Collin County. There is a storm blowing in from the South and suppose it got a push.

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What

Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

September 20, 2015 01:52 PM CDT

Description

First first sighting of a great purple hairstreak. It seems like the red colors I see in the books are washed out or I don't know why they appear much lighter. I took this with my iphone on a cloudy day today.

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

July 3, 2015 07:42 PM CDT

Description

Note the leg tag. Based on this web site I think it was tagged in Peru.

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/homepage/paspflag.cfm