Lawther DPP Seed Collecting

Visiting this remnant prairie is never disappointing! The hunt for the meadowpink (viewed last time) wound up being a up-to-the-neck swim through tall grasses, rattlesnake master, and generally unmowed goodness. Insect diversity made it difficult to focus on the task at hand: collecting seed for Katy Prairie Conservancy.

It was hot. It was muggy. And the ticks were out (I picked off 5). I couldn't wait to come home and post-process the Canon photos ... several species had me stumped in the field. Thankfully, iNaturalist is always good for helping out this exuberant 'prairie fairy.'

PS - For some reason, the post-processed images didn't make the 'Lawther Deer Park Prairie' place list, even though I use the exact same address for all phone and camera observations (1222 E. Purdue Lane).

Posted by dirtnkids dirtnkids, July 15, 2020 21:36

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Gulf Coast Tick (Amblyomma maculatum)

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July 15, 2020 11:47 AM CDT

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Northern Plushback (Palpada vinetorum)

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July 15, 2020 11:33 AM CDT

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Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata americana)

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July 15, 2020 09:33 AM CDT

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Brown-winged Long-horned Bee (Melissodes comptoides)

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July 15, 2020 09:34 AM CDT

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Guinea Paper Wasp (Polistes exclamans)

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July 15, 2020 09:43 AM CDT

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July 15, 2020 09:52 AM CDT

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Narrowleaf Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia linearis)

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July 15, 2020 10:24 AM CDT

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St. Peter's-Wort (Hypericum crux-andreae)

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July 15, 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

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July 15, 2020 11:01 AM CDT

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Needham's Skimmer (Libellula needhami)

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July 15, 2020 09:02 AM CDT

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Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)

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July 15, 2020 09:03 AM CDT

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Golden-reined Digger Wasp (Sphex habenus)

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July 15, 2020 09:04 AM CDT

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July 15, 2020 09:11 AM CDT

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Southern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa micans)

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July 15, 2020 09:19 AM CDT

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Grasshoppers (Infraorder Acrididea)

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July 15, 2020 09:59 AM CDT

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Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)

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July 15, 2020 10:01 AM CDT

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Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

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July 15, 2020 10:09 AM CDT

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July 15, 2020 10:13 AM CDT

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Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)

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July 15, 2020 10:19 AM CDT

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Eastern Tawny-horned Spider Wasp (Entypus unifasciatus)

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July 15, 2020 10:21 AM CDT

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Golden-reined Digger Wasp (Sphex habenus)

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July 15, 2020 08:56 AM CDT

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