May 02, 2024

Common Checkered-Skipper and Allies Complex Burnsius communis

Common Checkered-Skipper and Allies Complex Burnsius communis

White Checkered-Skipper and Common Checkered Skipper cannot be separated with photos. Dissection of the male genitalia is required. See:
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Pyrgus-communis
or
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Pyrgus-albescens
under the "Identification” section, or any field guide.
In areas where both species occur, such as San Antonio, we are left with genus level IDs.

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January 21, 2024

Sandbur

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76275274
Coastal Sandbur
Cenchrus spinifex

Cenchrus echinatus would have an inner whorl of big bristles with flat bases surrounded by smaller roundish-based bristles. The bristles here are all about the same size and have flat bases, like C. spinifex.

Photo 4 of this observation is a good example:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18483664

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October 08, 2023

October 04, 2023

Guide: Greater San Antonio Area Butterfly Checklist

iNaturalist Guide:  "Butterfly Checklist for the Greater San Antonio Area". 

Contains: 102 Butterflies from the NABA checklist for San Antonio.
Photo
Picture(s)
Summary
iNat Map in Greater San Antonio Area
Sort functions / Grid / Card functions
Host Plants and Nectar Plants (updates in progress)
References

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October 03, 2023

October 02, 2023

My Tags (updates in progress)

This is to help me remember "what tags" I have created based on photo requests from other Organizations (Schools, NPSOT, SARA) and my own tracking.

List of my tags on observations.
==> animated - GIF files (also animated project)
==> NPSOT2023 - NPSOT request for pictures for their bookmarker project.
==> Bookmark2023 - Selected observations that made the bookmarker project (4 out 8 -Oct2023)
==> SARA_Blog - Request from San Antonio River Authority for their blog
==> Don’t Be Trashy - Wildlife with trash in the photo
==> Trash - Wildlife with trash in the photo

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April 21, 2023

March 28, 2023

March 08, 2023

Key to Rubus spp of Texas (Dewberries, blackberries, and brambles)

 

 

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August 04, 2022

Bugs - You Should NOT Touch!

1) Family Meloidae - Blister Beetles 

Blister beetle welts and blisters can be painful, but the skin reaction isn’t life-threatening to humans, and it doesn’t typically cause permanent damage to the skin.

However, while these blisters aren’t dangerous to your skin, it’s important to use care to avoid spreading cantharidin to your eyes. This can happen if you touch a blister or welt and then rub your eyes. You may develop a type of conjunctivitis called Nairobi eye.

Washing your eye with soap and water may ease irritation from Nairobi eye, but you should also see an eye doctor for treatment.

Found these at a nature park at the end of the morning walk, they were 100's.Lucky was able to snap a couple shots with no contact.

(Bug Guide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/181 ).

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