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jgw_atx

Date

May 28, 2020 10:56 PM CDT

Description

Small spiders, difficult to photograph.

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jgw_atx

Date

May 31, 2020 01:44 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood. ~5mm w/ wings

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 10:12 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood. Seems common here.

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What

Common Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 10:10 PM CDT

Description

On glass patio door at night. ~10mm

(BG) Ventral segment 5 with pale apical margin -> pyralis

No dark spot on pronotum but otherwise seems to match? I don't know much about these though.

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jgw_atx

Date

May 31, 2020 01:39 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood.

Was in an awkward spot so couldn't measure or get other angles, but say 15mm ballpark

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jgw_atx

Date

May 31, 2020 01:42 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood.

Never seen one with this burgundy coloring before. All the ones I've seen here have been a much lighter beige/olive primary color.

~25mm

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jgw_atx

Date

May 31, 2020 01:53 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Seems pretty common here (now that I'm looking for them)

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What

Organ-pipe Mud-dauber Wasp Trypoxylon politum

Observer

jgw_atx

Date

May 31, 2020 02:03 AM CDT

Description

Organ-pipe mud dauber. I believe the "hook" on the anterior ventral abdomen means this is a male and is guarding the nests (he's doing a great job of that btw) Mud daubers are common here but I have never observed this species building a nest before. They are bigger than I thought they would be.

Weird part in the bottom of the 3rd photo is a reflection from part of my patio door that I tried to smooth out a bit in Lightroom but wasn't really fixable.

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What

Inland Floodwater Mosquito Aedes vexans

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:57 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:35 AM CDT

Description

On glass patio door at night. This seems to be a common species in my yard. Previous one I posted was identified as Osbornellus rotundus.

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:59 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

~3.3mm

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Square

What

White-roped Glaphyria Moth Glaphyria sesquistrialis

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:39 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:53 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Landed on my camera flash and crawled around for a bit so I took a pic with my phone. Then it hopped into the grass and buried itself.

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:44 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood. Cool lookin' hopper.

~5.5mm w/ wings

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jgw_atx

Date

May 30, 2020 12:41 AM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

Hey I knew this one! From Texas Invasive Species Institute. Was wondering when I was going to run into one of these here. Really pretty hoppers.

~4mm w/ wings

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What

Stilt Bugs Family Berytidae

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:55 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

Probably Jalysus ? I can make a closer crop of one or both if it would give more detail for ID

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 09:12 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

Kind of taking a stab at the ID here, but this species seems distinctive and I couldn't find anything similar. Will try to get better photos if I see one of these again.

~3.2mm

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Square

What

Black-tipped Ptichodis Moth Ptichodis vinculum

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:52 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

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What

Four-spotted Green Lacewing Chrysopa quadripunctata

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:47 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

ID is sort of a guess, I don't know much about these.

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What

Mexican False Bombardier Beetle Galerita mexicana

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:34 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood. 17-18mm. I think it's this species - eyes look "prominent"

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:32 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood. I see these pretty often in my yard at night.

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:30 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

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What

Green Semipoint-mouth Beetle Semiardistomis viridis

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:29 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

Bembidion? Very reflective beetle. Cool looking mouthparts.

~5mm

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:24 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

I have a couple more angles of this one if it's helpful with ID.

~6.5mm

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Square

What

Banana Cockroach Panchlora nivea

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:20 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

Never seen one of these before. Was about 10 feet up on a wall. I had to stand on a stepladder holding my camera over my head and hope I got a picture in focus.

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What

Flat Oak Borer Smodicum cucujiforme

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:18 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

~7 - 7.5mm

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:18 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

~6mm. Photos have been brightened to show detail better.

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Square

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 09:15 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

~4.5mm

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 09:07 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

~6.5-7mm

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jgw_atx

Date

May 29, 2020 10:43 PM CDT

Description

Came to lights. Urban wooded neighborhood

~4.7mm w/ wings

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