10/10/2005

Brown Soft Scale

Brown Soft Scale, Coccus hesperidum
TX: Kerr Co., Bluff above Ingram Dam Lake for 2005 Big Sit, 9 October 2005
These bugs were found on the underside of Soapberry, Sapindus drummondii, leaves at Ingram Dam Bluff. There were a number of ants of two species that appeared to be "tending" them. While i suspected these might be larval/pupal Soapberry Hairstreaks, Phaeostrymon alcestis, they did not match the only pictures i was able to find; and pupa here. Mike Quinn, our great state entomologist kindly IDed the bugs in this first picture as Brown Soft Scale, and noted that there was a mix of species in the pictures. Thanks, Mike.

Brown Soft Scale, Coccus hesperidum
TX: Kerr Co., Bluff above Ingram Dam Lake for 2005 Big Sit, 9 October 2005

TX: Kerr Co., Bluff above Ingram Dam Lake for 2005 Big Sit, 9 October 2005

TX: Kerr Co., Bluff above Ingram Dam Lake for 2005 Big Sit, 9 October 2005

10/07/2005

Moth 101

Moth 101
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 99

Moth 99
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 100

Moth 100
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 100
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 100
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 98

Moth 98
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 98
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 98
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 97

Moth 97
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 95

Moth 95
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 94

Moth 94
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 14 April 2005

Moth 94
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 14 April 2005

Moth 93

Moth 93
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 23 April 2005

Moth 90/96

Moth 90
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 7 April 2005

Moth 90
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 7 April 2005

Moth 90
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 7 April 2005

Moth 90
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 7 April 2005

Moth 90
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 7 April 2005

Moth 96
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 17 April 2005

Moth 87

Moth 87
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 26 April 2005

Moth 87
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 26 April 2005

Emerald Moth 92

Emerald Moth 92, Nemoria/Synchlora sp.
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 23 April 2005

Emerald Moth 91

Emerald Moth 91, Nemoria/Synchlora sp.
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 14 April 2005

Emerald Moth 91, Nemoria/Synchlora sp.
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 14 April 2005

Walnut Sphinx Moth

Walnut Sphinx Moth, Laothoe [Amorpha] juglandis
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 18 August 2005

Walnut Sphinx Moth, Laothoe [Amorpha] juglandis
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 18 August 2005

Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth, Hyalophora cecropia
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 6 April 2005

Cecropia Moth, Hyalophora cecropia
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 6 April 2005

Cecropia Moth, Hyalophora cecropia
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 6 April 2005

Red-fringed Emerald Moth

Red-fringed Emerald Moth, Nemoria bistriaria
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, Riverview Lodge, at halogen lights, 5 October 2005

Narrow-winged Tree Cricket

Narrow-winged Tree Cricket, Oecanthus niveus
TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista, office, 5 October 2005

10/01/2005

Just setting up

This blog will inherit my project of documenting all the fauna of Kerr County in the Hill Country of Texas, a unique meeting place of Eastern, Western, Mexican, Rocky Mountain and Tropical fauna and flora.

A companion site will document the flora of the county as well.

This site will be in the construction stage for a long time, but some results should be visible almost immediately as i upload current data and images as it becomes available.

These sites are for the accumulation of individual records. Although they will be posted chronologically per se, they will be available taxonomically via the links in the sidebar.

Daily observations and trip reports will continue to be posted at my regular blog at milkriverblog.