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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Fauna Project

A group of eight completed this week's survey on a hot and partly sunny morning. Female bagworms are wingless and spend their entire lives inside their stick- or leaf-covered cases, which are often seen hanging from branches. The males, though, emerge from their cases after pupating and fly to find females. As the photo below shows, they look like fairly typical small moths.

Select Photos and Complete List of Sightings:


Procambarus clarkii (red swamp crayfish)
photo by Val Bugh


Argiope trifasciata (banded garden spider)
photo by Val Bugh


Tramea onusta (red saddlebags)
photo by Val Bugh


Argia plana (springwater dancer)
photo by Val Bugh


Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis, female)
photo by Dan Zinn


Campylacantha olivacea (fuzzy olive-green grasshopper)
photo by Val Bugh


Unknown sp. (meadow katydid nymph)
photo by Val Bugh


Niesthrea louisianica (scentless plant bug nymph molting)
photo by Dan Zinn


Pseudopamera setosa (seed bug)
photo by Val Bugh


Flatormenis sp. (flatid planthopper)
photo by Val Bugh


Acanalonia parva (planthoppers: color variations)
photo by Val Bugh


Papilio multicaudata (two-tailed swallowtail egg)
photo by Val Bugh


Chioides albofasciatus (white-striped longtail larva)
photo by Val Bugh


Hemiargus isola (Reakirt's blue larva)
photo by Val Bugh


Blastobasis glandulella (acorn moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Cryptothelea sp. (bagworm moth, male)
photo by Val Bugh


Sparganothoides lentiginosana (lentiginos moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Pimaphera percata (moth)
photo by Val Bugh


Nemoria zygotaria (emerald)
photo by Val Bugh


Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus (redstripe ribbon snake)
photo by Val Bugh

  • Birds:
    American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
    Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
    Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus)
    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
    Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
    Dickcissel (Spiza americana)
    Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
    Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
    Turkey Vulture (Carthartes aura)
    Western Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma californica)
    White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
    White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

  • Mammals:
    Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

  • Reptiles, Amphibians & Fish:
    Texas Spotted Whiptail (Cnemidophorus gularis gularis)
    Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)
    Redstripe Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus)
    Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri)
    Gulf Coast Toad (Bufo nebulifer), tadpoles
    Rio Grande Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)

  • Misc.:
    Harvestman (Leiobunum sp.)
    Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

  • Insects & Spiders:
    orderfamilygenus/speciescommon name

    lepidoptera  nymphalidae  Agraulis vanillae  Gulf Fritillary (adult & larva)
        Danaus plexippus  Monarch
        Danaus gilippus  Queen
        Libytheana carinenta  American Snout
        Mestra amymone  Common Mestra
      pieridae  Phoebis sennae  Cloudless Sulphur
      papilionidae  Papilio glaucus  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
        Papilio multicaudata  Two-tailed Swallowtail (adult & eggs)
      lycaenidae  Hemiargus isola  Reakirt's Blue (larva)
        Callophrys gryneus  Juniper Hairstreak
        Strymon melinus  Gray Hairstreak (larva)
      hesperiidae  Lerema accius  Clouded Skipper
        Lerodea eufala  Eufala Skipper
        Hylephila phyleus  Fiery Skipper
        Atalopedes campestris  Sachem
        Erynnis horatius  Horace's Duskywing
        Thorybes pylades  Northern Cloudywing
        Chioides albofasciatus  White-striped Longtail (larva)
      noctuidae  Abrostola microvalis  Moth
      arctiidae  Cisthene tenuifascia  Thin-banded Lichen Moth
      geometridae  Tornos scolopacinaria  Dimorphic Gray
        Fernaldella fimetaria  Moth
        Rindgea cyda  Mesquite Looper Moth
        Glenoides texanaria  Texas Gray Moth
        Pimaphera percata  Moth
        Nemoria zygotaria  Emerald
      crambidae  Aethiophysa lentiflualis  Moth
      tortricidae  Eucosma consobrinana  Leafroller Moth
        Sparganothoides lentiginosana  Lentiginos Moth
      gelechiidae  Anacampsis fullonella  Moth
      elachistidae  Haplochrois bipunctella  Moth
      coleophoridae  Blastobasis glandulella  Acorn Moth
      psychidae  Cryptothelea sp.  Bagworm Moth
      pterophoridae  Adaina ambrosiae  Ambrosia Plume Moth

    coleoptera  coccinellidae  Coccinella septempunctata  Seven-spotted Lady Beetle
        Scymnus sp.  Lady Beetle (adult & larva)
      cerambycidae  Sternidius mimeticus  Longhorn Beetle
        Sphaenothecus bivittata  Longhorn Beetle
      tenebrionidae  Eleodes goryi  Darkling Beetle
      lampyridae  Photinus sp.  Firefly
      erotylidae  Ischyrus quadripunctatus  Pleasing Fungus Beetle
      scarabaeidae  Diplotaxis sp.  Scarab
      curculionidae  Curculio sp.  Nut Weevil

    hemiptera  coreidae  Hypselonotus punctiventris  Coreid Bug (adult & nymph)
        Leptoglossus phyllopus  Eastern Leaf-footed Bug
      rhopalidae  Niesthrea louisianica  Scentless Plant Bug (adult & nymph)
      rhyparochromidae  Pseudopamera setosa  Seed Bug
      reduviidae  Zelus renardii  Assassin Bug
      pentatomidae  Oebalus pugnax  Rice Stink Bug
        Euschistus servus  Brown Stink Bug

    homoptera  cicadellidae  Neokolla dolobrata  Leafhopper
      acanaloniidae  Acanalonia parva  Planthopper
      cercopidae  Clastoptera sp.  Spittlebug
      cixiidae  Melanoliarus sp.  Planthopper
      flatidae  Metcalfa pruinosa  Citrus Planthopper
        Flatormenis sp.  Planthopper
      membracidae  Vanduzea sp.  Treehopper (adult & nymph)
        Ceresa sp.  Treehopper
      aphididae  Aphis nerii  Oleander Aphid
        Unknown sp.  Aphid

    hymenoptera  apidae  Apis mellifera  Honey Bee
        Bombus pensylvanicus  American Bumble Bee
        Xylocopa micans  Southern Carpenter Bee
      halictidae  Augochloropsis metallica  Green Sweat Bee
      megachilidaee  Megachile sp.  Leaf-cutter Bee
      vespidae  Polistes rubiginosus  Red Wasp
        Polistes exclamans  Paper Wasp
      sphecidae  Sceliphron caementarium  Yellow-and-black Mud Dauber
      formicidae  Solenopsis invicta  Imported Fire Ant

    diptera  syrphidae  Ocyptamus fascipennis  Flower Fly
        Toxomerus politus  Flower Fly
      tephritidae  Euaresta sp.  Fruit Fly
      dolichopodidae  Condylostylus sp.  Long-legged Fly
      asilidae  Atomosia melanopogon  Robber Fly
      sarcophagidae  Unknown sp.  Satellite Fly
      stratiomyidae  Hermetia sp.  Soldier Fly
      psychodidae  Clogmia albipunctata  Moth Fly
      culicidae  Aedes albopictus  Asian Tiger Mosquito

    odonata  libellulidae  Libellula croceipennis  Neon Skimmer
        Pachydiplax longipennis  Blue Dasher
        Erythemis simplicicollis  Eastern Pondhawk
        Tramea onusta  Red Saddlebags
      aeshnidae  Anax junius  Common Green Darner
      coenagrionidae  Argia immunda  Kiowa Dancer
        Argia plana  Springwater Dancer
        Argia translata  Dusky Dancer

    orthoptera  acrididae  Melanoplus plebejus  Plebeian Grasshopper (adult & nymph)
        Melanoplus flabellatus  Dallas Short-winged Grasshopper
        Melanoplus ponderosus  Ponderous Grasshopper
        Melanoplus differentialis  Differential Grasshopper
        Campylacantha olivacea  Fuzzy Olive-green Grasshopper
        Schistocerca nitens  Gray Bird Grasshopper (adult & nymph)
        Syrbula admirabilis  Handsome Grasshopper
      tettigoniidae  Scudderia furcata  Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (nymph)
        Microcentrum rhombifolium  Greater Angle-wing
        Orchelimum silvaticum  Long-spurred Meadow Katydid
        Unknown sp.  Meadow Katydid (nymph)
      gryllidae  Neonemobius mormonius  Mormon Ground Cricket
        Oecanthus sp.  Tree Cricket (nymph)
        Oecanthus celerinictus  Fast-calling Tree Cricket (nymph)

    mantodea  mantidae  Stagmomantis carolina  Carolina Mantis (adult & nymph)

    embioptera  oligotomidae  Oligotoma sp.  Webspinner

    araneae  salticidae  Phidippus audax  Bold Jumper
      oecobiidae  Oecobius sp.  Wall Spider
      dictynidae  Unknown sp.  Meshweb Weaver
      oxyopidae  Peucetia viridans  Green Lynx
      thomisidae  Mecaphesa sp.  Crab Spider
      araneidae  Argiope aurantia  Black and Yellow Garden Spider
        Argiope trifasciata  Banded Garden Spider

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