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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Fauna Project

One person conducted a shortened survey today due to heavy drizzle. The moisture and rather cool temperature in the morning (along with only one pair of eyes) definitely lowered the number of sightings. Checking under rocks provided the most interest: a queen yellowjacket and a good-sized scorpion. They were not under the same rock. The tiny jumping spider Pelegrina pervaga is unusual in that it seems to live exclusively in the branches of juniper.

Select Photos and Complete List of Sightings:


Vespula squamosa (southern yellowjacket, queen)
photo by Val Bugh


Eustala sp. (orbweaver)
photo by Val Bugh


Pelegrina pervaga (jumping spider)
photo by Val Bugh


Platycryptus undatus (jumping spider)
photo by Val Bugh


Hypena scabra (green cloverworm moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Morrisonia evicta (bicolored woodgrain)
photo by Val Bugh


Unknown sp. (plume moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Unknown sp. (stone centipede)
photo by Val Bugh


Centruroides vittatus (striped bark scorpion)
photo by Val Bugh

  • Birds:
    Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

  • Misc.:
    Striped Bark Scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)
    Stone Centipede (Unknown sp.)

  • Insects & Spiders:
    orderfamilygenus/speciescommon name

    lepidoptera  noctuidae  Morrisonia evicta  Bicolored Woodgrain
        Cissusa mucronata  Moth
        Hypena scabra  Green Cloverworm Moth
      geometridae  Lycia ypsilon  Woolly Gray
        Phigalia strigataria  Small Phigalia
        Phigalia titea  The Halfwing
      unknown family  Unknown sp.  Moth (eggs)
      lacturidae  Lactura sp.  Ermine Moth
      pterophoridae  Unknown sp.  Plume Moth

    coleoptera  chrysomelidae  Diabrotica undecimpunctata  Spotted Cucumber Beetle

    homoptera  diaspididae  Unknown sp.  Scale

    hymenoptera  vespidae  Vespula squamosa  Southern Yellowjacket

    araneae  lycosidae  Unknown sp.  Wolf Spider
      araneidae  Eustala sp.  Orbweaver
      salticidae  Pelegrina pervaga  Jumping Spider
        Platycryptus undatus  Jumping Spider

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