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Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

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gcwarbler

Date

July 4, 1970

Description

Nectaring on American Water-Willow.

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Orange-banded Tripudia Moth (Tripudia flavofasciata)

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amberenergy

Date

June 15, 2019 10:48 AM CDT

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Tripartite Sweat Bee (Halictus tripartitus)

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patsimpson2000

Date

May 27, 2021 03:23 PM PDT

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Longflower Tube Tongue (Justicia longii)

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andrewtree

Date

August 24, 2021 06:04 AM MST

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Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni)

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crtracy

Date

June 2021

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vinisouza128

Date

June 28, 2021 12:24 PM -03

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Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

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jorodriguez

Date

May 19, 2021 05:04 PM PDT

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Date

March 27, 2021 01:28 PM -04

Description

G.A. Parada-5530

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What

American Water-Willow (Justicia americana)

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pufferchung

Date

April 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The second picture is UVIVF

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rianafourie

Date

March 18, 2021 12:04 PM SAST

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old-bean-adams

Date

March 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Description

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

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What

Gregg's Tube Tongue (Justicia pilosella)

Observer

old-bean-adams

Date

March 15, 2021 01:55 PM EDT

Description

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

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troos

Date

March 26, 2021 11:37 AM SAST

Place

MP, ZA (Google, OSM)

Description

Beautiful plant!!

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Tailed Orange (Pyrisitia proterpia)

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rkostecke

Date

October 16, 2016 11:52 AM CDT

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What

Chuparosa (Justicia californica)

Observer

tchester

Date

March 1, 2021 02:07 PM PST

Description

This was the most fabulous display of chuparosa flowers on my hike today. The pix do not even come close to showing how pretty it was!

For a list of all the native species I saw in bloom in Borrego Palm Canyon on 1 March 2021, with an estimate of the number of plants I saw in bloom for each species, see:

http://tchester.org/bd/blooms/210301_borrego_palm_canyon_blooms.html

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Date

January 1, 2011 06:12 AM MST

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Fine-lined Hairstreak (Arawacus sito)

Observer

arakso

Date

May 17, 2014 10:58 AM CDT

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What

Tailed Orange (Pyrisitia proterpia)

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alex_vchiu

Date

January 23, 2021 07:59 AM PST

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Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)

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alex_vchiu

Date

January 20, 2021 08:20 AM PST

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juancruzado

Date

December 14, 2020 11:14 AM CST

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Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)

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harlin20

Date

February 24, 2021 06:00 PM UTC

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What

Mesoamerican Bumble Bee (Bombus ephippiatus)

Date

August 28, 2019 11:44 AM CDT

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

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feliscatus18

Date

August 10, 2020 11:26 AM CDT

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ozburgos

Date

September 20, 2020 11:12 AM CDT

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ariadnabon

Date

September 24, 2020 02:31 PM HST

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Looseflower Water-Willow (Justicia ovata)

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techang13507

Date

June 2, 2019 10:22 AM HST

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santiagomailhos

Date

February 22, 2021 10:30 AM -03

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Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina)

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emmguevara

Date

February 20, 2021 01:05 PM CST

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What

Everglades Water-Willow (Justicia angusta)

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audreysmith79

Date

July 20, 2015 10:30 AM EDT

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huracan

Date

February 19, 2021 11:29 AM CST

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Hyacinth Visorbearer (Augastes scutatus)

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seanhiggins

Date

December 13, 2018

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Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata)

Observer

jeh_biologa

Date

February 6, 2018

Description

at house's garden

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White-throated Hummingbird (Leucochloris albicollis)

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chartuso

Date

January 18, 2013 12:51 PM MST

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What

Violet-capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis)

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kaique_ssf

Date

March 14, 2020 11:45 PM -03

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What

Brazilian Red-Cloak (Megaskepasma erythrochlamys)

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martin957

Date

December 20, 2020 09:09 AM -05

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What

American Water-Willow (Justicia americana)

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judygva

Date

July 10, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

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Obscure Sphinx (Erinnyis obscura)

Observer

peterjoseph

Date

August 2018

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Night walk about 4-5 Moths flying around Wright's Desert Honeysuckle. Attempt to photograph them while flying. Look to be feeding on nectar.

Flowering plant:
Wright's Desert Honeysuckle -
AKA: Flame acanthus, Hummingbird bush, Wright's desert honeysuckle, Wright acanthus, Mexican flame, Wright's Mexican flame
(Anisacanthus quadrifidus ) observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15410366.

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What

Ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello)

Observer

peterjoseph

Date

August 2018

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

At Prospect Forest - walk thru . Recording moth at Wright's Desert Honeysuckle - Anisacanthus quadrifidus also observed on https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15410366. Moth fly away when I turn on my head lamp. So photos taken with no head lamp and camera taking a "shot in the dark" Try to catch moth getting nectar from flower.

Nectar plant aka - Flame Acanthus

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White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis)

Observer

geraguzman

Date

February 10, 2018 01:46 PM CST

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Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)

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henriqueraupp

Date

October 24, 2018 04:48 PM HST

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Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)

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fmiudo

Date

May 3, 2020 12:59 PM -03

Description

Observation during II Global Socially Distant Bioblitz

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White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis)

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ernevene

Date

February 18, 2020 02:12 PM CST

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White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus)

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blazeclaw

Date

March 26, 2020 08:03 AM MDT

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What

White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis)

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adrianacamacho1

Date

July 17, 2020

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What

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

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jeffmollenhauer

Date

June 6, 2014 11:34 AM UTC

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What

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

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kimssight

Date

February 2019

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ronimartinez

Date

March 5, 2019 11:39 AM CST

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ronimartinez

Date

March 1, 2019 04:29 PM CST

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leo_alvalc

Date

January 15, 2021 01:53 PM CST

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What

Purple Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla)

Observer

alexis_amphibian

Date

May 12, 2020 07:32 PM PDT

Description

Bumblebee visiting Purple Chinese Houses.

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What

Downy Chinese-Houses (Collinsia heterophylla var. austromontana)

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lagoondon

Date

May 13, 2020 03:10 PM PDT

Description

Seen on Eagle Peak Rd. sw of Julian

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Concolorous Chinese Houses (Collinsia concolor)

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efmer

Date

May 15, 2020 09:59 AM PDT

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What

Sticky Chinese Houses (Collinsia tinctoria)

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rangerfingerguns

Date

June 23, 2020 01:41 PM PDT

Description

Tincture plant

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lazulipiceno

Date

March 30, 2020 10:16 AM MST

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What

White-striped Longtail (Chioides albofasciatus)

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 13, 2007

Description

White-striped Longtail

Chioides albofasciatus

or

Chiodes catillus (depending upon the source you refer to)
feeding on Shrimp Plant
Justicia brandegeana
Austin, Travis Co.,
Texas
13 October 2007

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What

Clouded Flat (Tagiades flesus)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

March 29, 2013

Description

Clouded Skipper


Wingspan about 45mm
Nectaring on Justicia.
It kept to a small patch of forest, defending it against intruders. Even the photograper and his dog got ^buzzed^.

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Observer

greglasley

Date

November 21, 2013

Description

Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae
feeding on
Mexican shrimp plant
Justicia brandegeeana
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
21 November 2013

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What

Ant-heap White (Dixeia pigea)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 25, 2014

Description

Butterly visiting Justicia flower


Wingspan about 44mm.

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wynand_uys

Date

February 25, 2014

Description

Moth visiting Justicia flower


Wingspan about 22mm

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wynand_uys

Date

February 25, 2014

Description

Common Grass Yellow on Justicia


Wingspan about 38mm

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wynand_uys

Date

February 26, 2014

Description

Leptosia visiting Justicia


Wingspan about 45mm, variable amongst specimens.

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African Common White (Belenois creona ssp. severina)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

January 18, 2013

Description

African Common White on Justicia


Wingspan about 44mm

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What

Forest Elfin (Sarangesa motozi)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

March 3, 2014

Description

Forest Elfin visiting Justicia flower


Wingspan about 38mm

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Acmon Blue (Icaricia acmon)

Observer

mhedin

Date

October 19, 2013 02:30 PM PDT

Description

on Justicia californica

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mhedin

Date

October 25, 2014 05:48 PM PDT

Description

on Justicia californica, nectar robbing

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Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)

Observer

greglasley

Date

November 4, 2016 09:30 AM CDT

Description

Brazilian Skipper (one of three present) nectaring on Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeeana) in my yard on a co0l, cloudy, damp morning.

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Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)

Observer

krancmm

Date

November 28, 2016 02:33 PM CST

Description

This nectar plant cultivar, Justicia brandegeana 'Fruit Cocktail' has been more of an attractant that the species or 3 other cultivars I have.
In 2016 more numerous than the typically common Phoebis sennae.

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Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Observer

vanremsen

Date

January 4, 2017 12:59 PM CST

Description

feeding on Justicia cf. brandegeana. By far the commonest butterfly in garden this time of year.

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Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Observer

krancmm

Date

March 17, 2017 10:20 AM CDT

Description

Nectar Plant: Justicia brandegeana 'Fruit Cocktail'

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Tiny Checkerspot (Dymasia dymas)

Observer

kristalwatrous

Date

March 2017

Description

Resting on Justicia shrub

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What

Orange-banded Tripudia Moth (Tripudia flavofasciata)

Observer

a43560

Date

August 3, 2017 12:07 PM CDT

Description

on American Water Willow, Justicia americana

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Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Observer

joshua_tx

Date

May 11, 2018 01:24 PM CDT

Description

Garner State Park. Found nectaring on Justicia pilosella / Gregg's Tubetongue, Glandularia bipinnatifida / Dakota Mock Vervain, and Verbena canescens/ Wooly Vervain. All low-growing plants with purple flowers.

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What

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Observer

aguilita

Date

August 12, 2018

Description

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

12 August 2018
Fort Duncan Park
Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas

Pipevine Swallowtail observed nectaring on Gregg's Tube Tongue (Justicia pilosella).

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Observer

jhonatansantos

Date

June 23, 2015 10:03 PM UTC

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Dukes' Skipper (Euphyes dukesi)

Observer

nkiehl

Date

July 2019

Description

Nectaring on Justicia americana. First county record.

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What

Orange-banded Tripudia Moth (Tripudia flavofasciata)

Observer

allenbelden

Date

August 16, 2009

Description

Observed nectaring on Justicia americana.

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Typical Blues (Tribe Polyommatini)

Observer

sand10

Date

April 2020

Description

On Justicia flava

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What

Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus)

Observer

hamishrobertson

Date

April 5, 2019 11:50 AM SAST

Description

Probing cultivated Justicia flowers (see associated observation).

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Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)

Observer

joshua_tx

Date

May 25, 2020 01:29 PM CDT

Description

Falcon State Park. Found nectaring on Wedelia hispida (Zexmenia). Larvae feed on various species in the Acanthaceae (Acanthus family), including Anisacanthus quadrifidus (Flame Acanthus), Carlowrightia parviflora (Small-flowered Wrightwort), and Justicia pilosella (Gregg's Tubetongue).

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Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)

Observer

joshua_tx

Date

May 24, 2020 10:24 AM CDT

Description

National Butterfly Center. Caterpillars feed on herbaceous members of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus family), including Ruellia, Justicia, Dicliptera, Beloperone (Shrimp Plant), and Siphonoglossa.

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What

Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)

Observer

joshua_tx

Date

May 23, 2020 04:37 PM CDT

Description

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. Caterpillars feed on herbaceous members of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus family), including Ruellia, Justicia, Dicliptera, Beloperone (Shrimp Plant), and Siphonoglossa.

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Observer

ronaldparry

Date

October 5, 2014

Description

Oak-juniper woodland four miles N. of Barksdale, 1640 ft, wingspan = 16 mm. Larval food plant = Justicia californica (Acanthaceae).

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African Grass Blue (Zizeeria knysna ssp. knysna)

Observer

bartwursten

Date

January 25, 2014 12:15 PM CET

Description

On Justicia matammensis

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What

Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene)

Observer

shiwalee

Date

August 16, 2019 12:11 PM IST

Description

Possibly drinking nectar(?) from flower of Justicia/Rostellularia sp.[Acanthaceae]

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What

Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)

Observer

joshua_tx

Date

August 15, 2020 01:26 PM CDT

Description

Fort Inge, Uvalde TX. Found nectaring on Eupatorium serotinum (Late Boneset) growing along the banks of the Leona River. Found by Tripp Davenport at this site a week prior to my observation. Got to meet him today at this site, he was very helpful. The amount of uncommon and rare species of butterflies that he had found around Uvalde in just the last week is astounding: Malachite, Gold-Spotted Aguna, Mexican Bluewing, Ruddy Daggerwing, Julia Heliconian, Zebra Longwing, Two-Barred Flasher, Ornythion Swallowtail, Hermit Skipper, White-Patched Skipper, and Dorantes Longtail! I also found a Hammock Skipper in this immediate area about an hour prior to finding the Malachite, possibly the first county record for that species. Larval hostplants of the Malachite include Blechum (Shrimp Plants), Justicia (Water Willows), and Ruellia (Wild Petunias), all of which are in the Acanthaceae (Acanthus family).

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What

Anchises Cattleheart (Parides anchises)

Observer

liuid

Date

January 2, 2020 01:48 PM -02

Description

Localidade também conhecida como Rota Das Cachoeiras.
Em Justicia brasiliana

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What

Red-tailed Stingless Bee (Trigona fulviventris)

Observer

treegrow

Date

January 21, 2012

Description

Sendero la Laguna. Gamboa, Colón, Panamá.

Thanks to Bernhard Jacobi on flickr for the species id!

These Trigona bees chewed the tops off the Justicia flowers apparently to get at the pollen. McDade & Kinsman 1980 describe similar behavior of Trigona bees on Aphelandra:

"Trigona bees often removed both pollen and nectar in one extended visit. Bees typically settled on the upper corolla lip and chewed through the folded corolla lobes to collect pollen from the concealed anthers, then flew to the base of the flower and chewed holes through the corolla tube to extract nectar. Since the stigma is exserted several mm beyond the anthers, the bees are unlikely to contact the stigma in a pollen-gathering bout and are thus not pollinating. In fact, while in the process of gathering pollen, bees frequently chewed through or severely damaged the style at the level of the anthers, resulting in no chance of seed set from such flowers."

McDade, L.A. and Kinsman, S. 1980. The Impact of Floral Parasitism in Two Neotropical Hummingbird-Pollinated Plant Species. Evolution 34(5):944-958.

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Potter and Mason Wasps (Subfamily Eumeninae)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 17, 2013

Description

Mason Wasp


Body length about 25mm
Visiting Justicia flowers.

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 25, 2014

Description

Mason Wasp on Justicia


Wingspan about 40mm

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 25, 2014

Description

Wasp Visiting Justicia flower


Wingspan about 44mm

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What

Tiphiid Flower Wasps (Family Tiphiidae)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 25, 2014

Description

Wasp visiting Justicia flower


Wingspan about 36-38mm

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What

Double-banded Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa caffra)

Observer

bushboy

Date

October 20, 2013

Description

yellow carpenter


On Justicia bloom

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What

Desert Leaf-cutter Ant (Acromyrmex versicolor)

Observer

swbirder

Date

February 11, 2018 11:20 AM PST

Description

Harvesting Chuparosa, Justicia californica.

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What

Digger Bees (Tribe Anthophorini)

Observer

leejones

Date

January 23, 2016 10:33 AM SAST

Description

On Justicia petiolaris

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)

Observer

juju98

Date

September 24, 2014 03:06 PM +11

Place

Pindaï (Google, OSM)

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What

Large Carpenter Bees (Genus Xylocopa)

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 24, 2020 05:08 PM IST

Description

Pollinating Justicia adhatoda flower

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Observer

marcelo_kuhlmann

Date

April 20, 2020 09:04 AM -03

Description

Visitando flores de Justicia chrysotrichoma (Acanthaceae)

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What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

fcmartin

Date

March 4, 2018 02:13 PM HST

Description

This female really likes Starfire cuphea flowers and orange justicia (Justicia spicigera) flowers.

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What

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)

Observer

jonathan17101990

Date

May 6, 2018 01:28 PM CDT

Description

UN HERMOSO COLIBRI LE GUSTAN MUCHO LAS FLORES DE Justicia spicigera

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What

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

Observer

carolblaney

Date

March 26, 2019 12:07 PM PDT

Description

Feeding on chuparosa (Justicia californica) in the Trigo Mountain Wilderness