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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.


  1. Funereal Duskywing

    Funereal Duskywing

    Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis: Hesperiidae) Wingspan: 3.2-4.4 cm (1.25-1.75 in). Nectaring Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida: Asteraceae).
  2. Queens


    Queen (Danaus gilippus: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 7.6-8.9 cm (3.0-3.5 in). The top three are males. They were nectaring Greggs mistflower (Conoclinium greggii: Asteraceae).
  3. Pectoral Sandpipers

    Pectoral Sandpipers

    Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
  4. Leafcutter Bee

    Leafcutter Bee

    Leafcutter Bee (Megachile sp.: Megachilidae) Foraging on Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium: Asteraceae).
  5. Common  Checkered-Skipper

    Common Checkered-Skipper

    Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis: Hesperiidae) Wingspan: 1.9-3.2 cm (0.75-1.25 in)
  6. Texas Fox Squirrel

    Texas Fox Squirrel

    Texas Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger limitis: Sciuridae)
  7. Long-tailed Skipper

    Long-tailed Skipper

    Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus: Hesperiidae) Wingspan: 4.5-6.0 cm (1.8-2.4 in). Nectaring an all yellow flowered Lantana cultivar.
  8. The Brothers Grim

    The Brothers Grim

    Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus atratus)
  9. Red-headed Woodpecker

    Red-headed Woodpecker

    Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) A fairly common woodpecker northeast, southeast and east of where I live but quite rare here in Bryan. My wife was walking our dogs at Camelot Park when she spotted this woodie. She called me and told me about it, though it was totally overcast...
  10. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female, dark phase)

    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female, dark phase)

    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus: Papilionidae) female, dark phase. It is interesting that only the female has a dark phase. She is working on elegant zinnia. Wingspan: 8.9-14.0 cm (3.5-5.5 in). Brazos County Arboretum, Bryan, Texas, USA.
  11. Swainson's Hawk (juvenile, dark phase)

    Swainson's Hawk (juvenile, dark phase)

    Swainsons Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) 1st yr bird, dark phase.
  12. Sachem (female)

    Sachem (female)

    Sachem (Atalopedes campestris: Hesperiidae) A female grass skipper. Wingspan: 2.5-3.8 cm (1.0-15 in) Nectaring Greggs Mistflower (Conoclinium greggii: Asteraceae)
  13. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata cristata)
  14. Great Purple Hairstreak

    Great Purple Hairstreak

    Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus: Lycaenidae) Wingspan: 3.2-4.4 cm (1.25-1.75 in). Nectaring Canada Goldenrod (Solidago altissima: Asteraceae).
  15. Bald Eagle (adult)

    Bald Eagle (adult)

    Bald Eagle (Hallaeetus leucocephalus) adult. This iconic and conspicuous species is not very common where I live and is always a treat to spot.
  16. Gulf Fritillary

    Gulf Fritillary

    Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae: Nymphalidae) Wingspan: 6.4-7.6 cm (2.5-3.0 in). Nectaring Brazilian Vervain (Verbena bonariensis: Verbenaceae).
  17. Swainson's Hawk

    Swainson's Hawk

    Swainsons Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) adult, light phase.
  18. Four-spotted Bird Dropping Moth

    Four-spotted Bird Dropping Moth

    Four-spotted Bird Dropping Moth (Tarache tetragona: Noctuidae) Wingspan ca. 2.0 cm (0.79 in) and 11-12 mm (0.43-0.47 in) long.
  19. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) back view.
  20. Pinocchio


    Pinocchio (Systoechus sp.: Bombyliidae) The flower is globe amaranth.
  21. American Crow

    American Crow

    American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos brachyrhynchos)
  22. Tersa Sphinx Moth

    Tersa Sphinx Moth

    Tersa Sphinx (Xylophanes tersa: Sphingidae) Wingspan: 6.0-7.9 cm (2.4-3.2 in).
  23. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    Green Heron (Butorides virescens virescens)
  24. Little Yellow

    Little Yellow

    Little Yellow (Eurema lisa: Pieridae) also known as Little Sulphur. Wingspan 3.2-3.8 cm (1.25-1.5 in). Nectaring Arrowleaf Sida (Sida rhombifolia: Malvaceae).
  25. Semipalmated Plover (1st yr bird)

    Semipalmated Plover (1st yr bird)

    Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 1st yr bird.