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  1. Black Blister Beetle

    Black Blister Beetle

    Black Blister Beetle (Epicauta pennsylvanica: Meloidae) They are 1.0-2.54 cm long (0.38-1.0 in). Photographed on Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima). Photographed in Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Bottomland hardwood woodland dominated by Cedar elm and water oak...
  2. Scorpion Fly (male)

    Scorpion Fly (male)

    Scorpion Fly (Panorpa nuptialis: Panorpidae) These harmless flies are ca. 1.9 cm (0.75 in) long. They emerge as adults in our area from Sep-Nov (Dec). Their name is derived from the male genitalia and genitalia plate which coils and resembles a scorpions tail. The female has no posterior...
  3. Southern Spotted Cucumber Beetle

    Southern Spotted Cucumber Beetle

    Southern Spotted Cucumber Beetle also known as the Southern Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi: Chrysomelidae) These small attractive beetles range from 5.5-7mm (0.22-0.28 in) long. However attractive, they are a major agricultural pest. Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College...
  4. Barred Bee Fly

    Barred Bee Fly

    Barred Bee Fly [Exoprosopa fasciata (group): Bombyllidae] These bee flies range from 1.4-2.2 cm (0.55-087 in ) long. Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  5. Texas Ironclad Beetle

    Texas Ironclad Beetle

    Texas Ironclad Beetle (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani: Zopheridae) These large and conspicuous beetles get 1.9-3.8 cm (0.75-1.5 in) long. Photographed in Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. On a decaying tree in the bottomlands dominated by cedar elm and water oak with...
  6. Cactus Bug (nymphs)

    Cactus Bug (nymphs)

    Cactus Bug (Chelinidea vittiger aequoris: Coreidae) Photographed on a prickly pear cactus at Texas A&M Botanical Gardens, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
  7. Cactus Bug (adult)

    Cactus Bug (adult)

    Cactus Bug (Chelinidea vittiger aequoris: Coreidae) Adults measure 1.0-1.3 cm (0.39-0.51 in) long and are 4-5 mm (0.16-0.20 in) across their pronotum. Photographed on a prickly pear cactus at Texas A&M Botanical Gardens, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA at ca. 112 m (367 ft) elevation.
  8. Bee Assassin

    Bee Assassin

    Bee Assassin (Apiomerus spissipes: Reduviidae) They range from 1.5-2.0 cm (0.59-0.78 in) long. Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  9. Sunflower Bee

    Sunflower Bee

    Sunflower Bee (Svastra obliqua: Apidae) Texas A&M Horticulture Gardens, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Horticulture gardens at ca. 111 m (365 ft) elevation.
  10. Five-banded Tiphid Wasp

    Five-banded Tiphid Wasp

    Five-banded Tiphid Wasp (Myzinum quinquecintum: Tiphiidae) with a Southern Stinkbug (Nezara viridula: Pentalomidae). These are plant feeders as adults and are known to be ecotoparasitic on beetles and I assume though this is not a beetle, this is what is happening here. This appears to be...
  11. Grass-leaf Ladies'-tresses

    Grass-leaf Ladies'-tresses

    Grass-leaf Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes praecox: Orchidaceae) These terrestrial herbs reach heights of 80 cm (31.5 in) tall. Flowering from March-June. Photographed in Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft)...
  12. Bee-like Robber Fly (female)

    Bee-like Robber Fly (female)

    Bee-like Robber Fly (Laphria macquarti: Asilidae) This huge Robber Fly is 2.2-2.7 cm (0.87-1.06 in) long. The yellow abdominal segments are four in the female and three in the male. Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated...
  13. Mydas Fly

    Mydas Fly

    Mydas Fly (Mydas clavatus: Mydidae) These flies are menacing looking and the noise they make when in flight adds to the sense of ferocity but in fact they are harmless. These large flies are 3.8 cm (1.5 in) long with a wingspan of 5.1 cm (2 in). Photographed in Lick Creek Park, College Station...
  14. Three-toed Box Turtle

    Three-toed Box Turtle

    Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis: Emydidae) These turtles have been known to grow to 17.8 cm (7 in) in length but most are 10.2-12.7 cm (4-5 in) long. It is suggested that these omnivores may live to 100 years old but most captive ones live between 30-40 years. Photographed in...
  15. Great Purple Hairstreak

    Great Purple Hairstreak

    Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus: Lycaenidae) Wingspan 3.2-5.1 cm (1.25-2.0 in). Foraging on Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense: Oleaceae). Photographed in Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft)...
  16. White-eyed Vireo

    White-eyed Vireo

    White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus griseus) There are seven recognized subspecies which two are mapped for Texas. The nominate and subspecies micrus found in extreme South Texas. Photographed in Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand...
  17. Caterpillar Hunter Beetle

    Caterpillar Hunter Beetle

    Caterpillar Hunter Beetle (Calosoma scrutator: Carabidae) They range from 2.5-3.5 cm (1-1.4 in) long. Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  18. Question Mark (open-wing)

    Question Mark (open-wing)

    Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis: Nymphalidae) This butterfly has a wingspan of 5.7-7.6 cm (2.25-3.0 in). Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  19. Question Mark (closed-wing)

    Question Mark (closed-wing)

    Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis: Nymphalidae) This butterfly has a wingspan of 5.7-7.6 cm (2.25-3.0 in). Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  20. Prairie Racer

    Prairie Racer

    Prairie Racer (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis: Teiidae) These lizards range from 15.2-26.7 cm (6.0-10.5 in) long, tail included. Very fast!!! Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA.Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  21. Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

    Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

    Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata: Carabidae) Tiger Beetles in general are about 1.3 cm (0.5 in) long. Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  22. Rough Green Snake

    Rough Green Snake

    Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus: Colubridae) Photographed at Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Oak/yaupon/farkelberry dominated sand hill at ca. 100 m (333 ft) elevation.
  23. Plasmodial Slime Mold

    Plasmodial Slime Mold

    Plasmodial Slime Mold (Fuligo septica: Physaraceae) Known as yellow slime mold, dog vomit slime mold or scramble egg slime. This slime mold has a world wide distribution. The fruiting body (plasmodium) of this specimen is about 20 cm x 10 cm (8 x 4 in) and is covered with fungus gnats...
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