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pufferchung

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Abril 14, 2022 09:27 PM CDT

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pufferchung

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Enero 27, 2023 06:45 PM CST

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First time sighting~

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rkostecke

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Enero 18, 2023 08:14 PM CST

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jeffmci9

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Enero 19, 2023 07:45 PM CST

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Polilla del Guarumo (Hyalophora cecropia)

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nanofishology

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Abril 2019

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 30, 2022 07:44 AM CST

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Ahuehuete Y Cipreses de Los Pantanos (Género Taxodium)

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joeysantore

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Noviembre 9, 2020

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Distinct habit, small cone size, few to no pneumatophores, I'm sure some argumentative f*ck-ass will say otherwise but lacking DNA sequencing contradicting it I am going to say mucronatum.

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gcwarbler

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Septiembre 9, 2017 05:55 AM CDT

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Two different individuals documented here. Neither has a particularly obvious "white blotch" but the pattern of subterminal black marks and the buffy thorax seem to point to this species.

UPDATE (3/31/19): First individual (two images) re-IDed as Heterocampa subrotata and deleted here.

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Ahuehuete Y Cipreses de Los Pantanos (Género Taxodium)

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crayonponyfish

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Octubre 6, 2017 02:39 PM CDT

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Growing directly from creek bed.

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atlasmira

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Diciembre 2022

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Polilla Triangular del Mezquite (Melipotis fasciolaris)

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gcwarbler

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Noviembre 11, 2022 12:09 AM CST

Descripción

I only see this species here in Austin every other year or even less frequently, but the sightings are almost invariably in the first half of November. I assume this is a species that periodically migrates up from South Texas.

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Insectos Alados (Subclase Pterygota)

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sherylsr

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Octubre 12, 2022 10:00 AM CDT

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On velvetleaf mallow

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mikef451

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Septiembre 1, 2022 05:48 AM CDT

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morgan_gage

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Julio 21, 2022 01:57 PM CDT

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knightericm

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Octubre 20, 2020 11:32 AM CDT

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cmharper

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Abril 2022

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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sambiology

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Julio 1, 2022 10:59 PM CDT

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Had a wonderful time helping out with the speaker series tonight at Cedar Hill State Park! Tonight was all about nocturnal insects. Great fun. :)

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jcochran706

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Junio 24, 2022 09:18 PM CDT

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pufferchung

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Mayo 12, 2021 08:32 PM CDT

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gcwarbler

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Mayo 14, 2022 09:54 PM CDT

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In mid-May, I had 2 or 3 of these show up but they were quite worn. This was the freshest of them.

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brentano

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Junio 5, 2022 11:05 AM CDT

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rymcdaniel

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Mayo 8, 2022 02:08 PM CDT

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Edwards county, Texas; Indian Creek Ranch Bioblitz
5/8/2022
Argemone aurantiaca

One, or few, along main road.

Based on the orange latex, mentioned in the Flora of North Central Texas. The FNA does not mention latex color at all, and depends on various qualities of the surfaces of the leaves, stems and capsules, all of which were difficult to apply here. The leaf surfaces did not seem prickly or hispid between the veins, but they may have been minutely hispid (difficult to photograph). There were no capsules yet. The stems did seem somewhat densely prickley, but I don't know if that is distinguishing enough.

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currenfrasch

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Mayo 8, 2022 11:25 AM CDT

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jcochran706

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Abril 29, 2022 09:28 PM CDT

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jgw_atx

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Abril 22, 2022 02:11 PM CDT

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Crazy looking critter! Found several of these, some light and some dark colored

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gcwarbler

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Abril 8, 2022 08:52 PM CDT

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I got intrigued with this rather plain Pyralid moth because of a few distinctive things it shows compared to the vast array of other Phycitine-type moths.

  1. Most obvious, this moth has a raised row of black scales across the base of the wings and the rear of the thorax. Raised bumps of scales occur here and there among the Phycitines, but this placement at the base of the wings is uncommon.
  2. Most of the regular Phycitine pattern elements are missing or minimally expressed. These include the AM band (here indicated by just a diffuse oblique dark mark coming off the costal FW margin), the lack of any obvious PM band or discal dots, and only some diffuse black smudges in the terminal area of the FWs, one of which shows as an oblique apical dash.
  3. The FWs themselves are proportionately narrow compared to many genera. FW length (2nd image) = 12 mm.
  4. The palpi are held rather straight out.
  5. The general coloration on the FW has a pale buffy ground color heavily suffused with white. The white makes up a pretty solid band along almost the entire costal FW margin.

With all this in mind, I went wandering through MPG looking for Phycitines with a black patch at the base of the wings and little other pattern. Some of the genera of cactus-feeding moths and their relatives have a basal black patch. This includes such genera as Melitara, Alberada, and Rumatha. Of these, some species of Rumatha seem to have the narrow wings and other details recited above. None of the Rumatha species are a close match to the present critter but we are hampered by very limited numbers of images of any of them (mostly mounted specimens on MPG and in a Neunzig MONA fascicle) and the descriptions in Neunzig's fascicle are minimal.
A most intriguing aspect of this investigation is that at least one of the species, Rumatha glaucatella, is documented to utilize tasajillo (= Christmas cactus; Cylindropuntia leptocaulis; abundant at Timberlake) as a host plant! In fact that species has been documented from Travis County (Neunzig 1997, p. 75). The present moth doesn't quite match the details of that species as presented by Neunzig, but it suggests to me that the present moth is likely to belong to the same genus.

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Libélula Esmeralda Príncipe (Epitheca princeps)

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beschwar

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Marzo 30, 2022 10:59 AM CDT

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Freshly emerged.

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rymcdaniel

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Abril 22, 2018 03:43 PM CDT

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Bexar County, Government Canyon SNA
4/5/2018
Geranium sp.

Went down to Goverment Canyon in hopes of looking for the Geranium texanum that was collected there listed in this record at the Plant Resources center (TEX00285228):
https://prc-symbiota.tacc.utexas.edu/collections/individual/index.php?occid=1197203&clid=0
I was hoping that I might find some Geranium plants in that area that have five purple anthers as I have observed in Williamson county in these observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10653423
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10109163

The thought was that if I found the five purple anthered Geranium in a spot where Geranium texanum was collected that that might provide some more evidence that some of the floral characteristics (number and color of anthers specifically) of G. texanum might currently be incorrectly described in the current literature (currently documented to have 10 fertile stamens with yellowish anthers like G. carolinianum).

Unfortunately, the exact location listed in the herbarium record appeared to be off limits to the general public, but I was able to find two small populations of the five purple anthered geranium on the Recharge trail. The population documented here was probably about a mile from that location whereas another small patch on the Recharge trail was likely about half that.

Another interesting detail is that these photos show that though only five anthers seem to be well formed, there sometimes appear to be one or more smaller anthers that do not reach full size but which may or may not generate viable pollen.

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wildreturn

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Marzo 2022

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Libélula Esmeralda (Epitheca cynosura)

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ericisley

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Marzo 9, 2022 12:31 PM CST

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Abejas de Primavera (Género Andrena)

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gstclair

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Marzo 9, 2022 01:08 PM CST

Descripción

On Mexican Plum

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gcwarbler

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Febrero 22, 2022 08:43 AM CST

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From this date in late February onward, this species quickly became the most common moth at the lights into early March, with 10 to 20 of them present on any given evening.

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Coma (Sideroxylon lanuginosum)

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bob777

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Noviembre 22, 2016 10:37 AM CST

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Duraznillo (Cercis canadensis)

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sherrymariekay

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Febrero 17, 2022 11:02 AM UTC

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??

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sbeep

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Marzo 5, 2022 04:43 PM UTC

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Cat Hollow (Google, OSM)

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gcwarbler

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Febrero 18, 2016

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This is the relatively localized yucca known as "San Angelo Yucca", formerly thought to be a Texas endemic but now apparently (iNat) known from n. Mexico. Characters that distinguish this species include:

-- Low, trunkless growth form, forming scattered colonies on limestone (1st and last images).
-- Leaves lack curling "hairs" on edges (2nd image); very finely toothed (3rd image).
-- Leaves nearly flat, straight (little or no twist), usually less than 15 mm wide (Twist-leaf Yucca has wider, twisted leaves) (3rd image).

Sutton County, where these plants were photographed, is in the heart of the range of the species, with closely related Twist-leaf Yucca ranging to the east of it and Thompson's (Beaked) Yucca to the west.

The last habitat shot showing the plants growing on a roadcut was taken a few miles further NE on CR 202.

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Octubre 1, 2010 08:51 PM CDT

Descripción

I think it was either Ann Hendrickson or @krancmm that originally suggested this ID.

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Fecha

Julio 1, 2021 10:38 PM CDT

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Julio 15, 2021 11:00 PM CDT

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Ardilla Zorra (Sciurus niger)

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kat_nightingale

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Enero 22, 2022 04:09 PM CST

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 11, 2021 12:17 AM CST

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 13, 2021 06:03 AM CST

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 5, 2021 08:40 PM CST

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 3, 2021 10:44 PM CST

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Gusano Cachudo de la Yuca (Erinnyis ello)

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 2, 2021 08:53 PM CST

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Only my third sighting here on Salton Drive.

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gcwarbler

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Diciembre 7, 2021 02:31 PM CST

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I like to get started early (in the Winter) pulling weeds out of my yard. One of the annual weeds that is earliest to germinate is Common Hedge Parsely (HP), a.k.a. Sockbane (illustrated here). Unfortunately, the seedlings are extremely similar to those of the native and desirable Chervil. Every winter, I go through the same routine of looking carefully to remind myself of how to tell apart the seedlings of these two Apiaceae plants. So for you gardeners out there who want to get an early start removing Hedge Parsley while retaining Chervil, here's how I recognize the difference:
-- The seedlings of the two species have a very slightly different "look". This seems to be a combination of two fine details of the new leaves: The number of ultimate divisions of each leaf segment of Chervil are fewer, often just 3, and the ultimate segments often have an obtuse angle behind the short point on each. These ultimate, 3-parted segments can look like miniature Sassafras leaves, if you're familiar with that tree. On HP, the ultimate segments of each leaf division are usually more numerous (often 5) and they typically have an acute tip behind the short point on each.
-- In the earliest, tiniest seedlings (one or two leaves), the narrow cotyledons of Chervil are proportionately longer than those of HP (last photo in this set). They are on very long "petioles" and they reach or exceed the size of the first real leaf or two. By contrast, the narrow cotyledons of HP are shorter and on shorter "petioles"; they are quickly exceeded by the petioles of the first few leaves.
These basic differences are illustrated in this array of images.

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joeysantore

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Noviembre 12, 2020 03:27 PM PST

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Vaina de Vejiga (Género Physaria)

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rkostecke

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Mayo 9, 2017 05:54 PM CDT

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rlhardin

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Noviembre 29, 2021 04:20 PM CST

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Zurcidora de Bandas Verdes (Rhionaeschna psilus)

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ericisley

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Noviembre 2021

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hydaticus

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Agosto 2021

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Colibrí Pico Ancho (Cynanthus latirostris)

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earthgrazer

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Septiembre 11, 2021 06:56 AM CDT

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Not the best photo - backlit through window...

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gcwarbler

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Agosto 31, 2021 11:13 PM CDT

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I've been working on separating these buffy brown Gelechiid-like species, not all of which are actually in the Gelechiidae. I hope to create a (long-overdue) overview of several Texas species which we all are frequently confusing.
Teaser: This species seems to be characterized as follows:
-- Wing shape, particularly the FW apex and outer margin, is more rounded than the abundant Kyoto Moth or the Inga's.
-- Dark brown speckling all over wings
-- Mainly just two dark spots on FW, one at 2/5, the other at 2/3 of the FW length. Sometimes the more basal spot as a faint twin.
-- No terminal line of dark dots or only a faint indication of them.

Another species of Glyphidocera, G. democratica apparently occurs in the Austin region rarely. It usually has a distinct blackish terminal area and fringe on the FW (but not always?) and the more basal of the two dark spots is usually bolder. I'm a little unsure of the present moth; it might actually be G. democratica--shall we put it to a democratic vote?

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gcwarbler

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Agosto 14, 2021 11:38 PM CDT

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Salvias o Mirtos (Género Salvia)

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strawberryseed

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Agosto 15, 2021 07:05 PM UTC

Descripción

Came up wild in yard several years ago. Probably from birds.

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gcwarbler

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Agosto 9, 2021 11:49 PM CDT

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ericisley

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Agosto 6, 2021 10:52 AM CDT

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mikef451

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Agosto 3, 2021 06:10 AM CDT

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pedernaturalist

Fecha

Julio 2018

Lugar

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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sambiology

Fecha

Julio 25, 2021 12:16 AM CDT

Descripción

What a great end to moth week -- we did some black-lighting at Acton Nature Center and spotted loads of cool bugs. :)

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Piojillo Granadilla (Urochloa fusca)

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beeblossomseeds

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Julio 25, 2021 07:28 PM CDT

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rymcdaniel

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Junio 16, 2017 06:00 PM CDT

Descripción

Berry Springs Park. Common in shady primitive camp area of the park and occasional in other part.

Though locally known as Simpson's Rosinweed, plants in the park key to both S. radula and S. astericus using the key in the Flora of North America due to a widely variable number of ray florets (15-28). The key differentiates the two species based on the number of ray florets, with 12-20 being astericus and 20+ being radula. However, the species description for radula indicates that radula var. gracile can have 12-18 ray florets with the stipulation that the basal leaves are persistent at flowering time, which they were not in this case.

Other key points: Cauline leaves mostly opposite and sessile, though distally alternate. Abaxial faces of phyllaries minutely pubescent. Basal leaves not persisting at flowering time. Ray florets from 15-28, though typically a similar number at each clump of plants (ie 15-18, 25-28, etc).

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craighensley

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Abril 5, 2020 04:35 PM CDT

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iosialectus

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Abril 5, 2021 04:25 PM CDT

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gcwarbler

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Marzo 15, 2021 10:26 PM CDT

Descripción

This individual definitely looks different from any of the regular four pug moths species I'm used to seeing (E. miserulata, bolterii, longidens, and zygadeniata). Note the reddish overtones on the long pointed FWs.

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gcwarbler

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Marzo 23, 2021 09:44 PM CDT

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This individual was collected for specimen determination by genitalia and DNA.
CS21006

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Helecho Mil Alas Lanoso (Myriopteris tomentosa)

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alisonnorthup

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Marzo 14, 2021 05:43 PM GMT

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beeblossomseeds

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Marzo 14, 2021 07:32 PM CDT

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Abejas Metálicas del Sudor (Subgénero Dialictus)

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dhend9

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Marzo 10, 2021 03:53 PM CST

Descripción

About 3 mm long.

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jcochran706

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Marzo 9, 2021 09:11 PM CST

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New House of Jack

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dhend9

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Febrero 28, 2018 06:03 PM CST

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Not a clue as to what this insect is? It is about 3/4 " long. Feeding on Mexican Plum blossom.

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jeffmci9

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Febrero 7, 2021 10:29 PM CST

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gcwarbler

Fecha

Febrero 6, 2021 09:47 PM CST

Descripción

Uploading two different individuals of this species separately. These are so nondescript that I have only limited confidence in this ID.

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=3272

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gcwarbler

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Febrero 2, 2021 10:27 PM CST

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Pasto Africano Rosado (Melinis repens)

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nazhinnikaeen

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Septiembre 24, 2020 01:16 PM CDT

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Sicómoro Americano (Platanus occidentalis)

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jordy42

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Noviembre 17, 2020 03:00 PM UTC

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Growing into the dry limestone riverbed.

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Abejorro Americano (Bombus pensylvanicus)

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calebhelsel

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Julio 26, 2020 09:22 AM CDT

Descripción

It was strange to see a large number of these crawling around on a pile of leaves. I wondered if it was some sort of nest for this species

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sawwhet

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Diciembre 11, 2020 10:33 PM CST

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Popotillo Robusto (Dichanthium aristatum)

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beeblossomseeds

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Octubre 23, 2020 11:05 AM CDT

Descripción

Plants 3 - 5 feet tall. Pedicels without groove. Twelve plants observed and dug up.

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alisonnorthup

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Noviembre 8, 2020 03:43 PM CST

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Albahaquilla (Chromolaena odorata)

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georgeafghan

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Octubre 24, 2020 06:00 PM PDT

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bob777

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Noviembre 19, 2020 02:22 PM CST

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sambiology

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Noviembre 13, 2020 02:57 PM CST

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earthgrazer

Fecha

Octubre 13, 2020 11:08 AM CDT

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Commons Ford Park

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jcochran706

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Octubre 13, 2020 01:16 AM CDT

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New House of Jack

Will come back to this one.

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Uña de Gato (Mimosa texana)

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beeblossomseeds

Fecha

Septiembre 19, 2020 05:38 PM CDT

Descripción

One prickle directly below petiole.

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lovebirder

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Abril 8, 2020 09:18 PM CDT

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Zumbadores (Género Selasphorus)

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ecarpe

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Septiembre 3, 2020 05:51 PM CDT

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HY male Rufous/Allen's.

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greglasley

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Agosto 30, 2020 05:46 AM CDT

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Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
30 August 2020

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gcwarbler

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Agosto 12, 2020 09:07 PM CDT

Descripción

iNat has only a small handful of records of this species so I thought I'd upload a 2nd observation (from my 3rd night of mothing) from Vallecito Campground. FW 12 mm.
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=5065

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anna-0

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Agosto 18, 2020 03:49 PM CDT

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Yellow-flowered mallow, auriculate bracts underneath sepals (auriculate=ear-lobe like lobe, so the base of bracts are lobe shaped) , 6-10-rayed stellate hairs on stems/underside of leaves (need 10X lens to see), and reddish immature fruits.

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mikef451

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Agosto 8, 2017

Descripción

Flowering plant

Greater Lake Creek Trail @ AW Grimes
Round Rock, Tx
Williamson, Co
8/8/17

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ericisley

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Agosto 16, 2020 09:19 AM CDT

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greglasley

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Agosto 13, 2020 04:54 AM CDT

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Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
13 August 2020

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Chipil (Crotalaria pumila)

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austinrkelly

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Agosto 2, 2020 06:03 PM CDT

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ericisley

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Julio 17, 2020 09:19 AM CDT