Tuesday, May 24, 2005

ENV: 20 Counties, 17-23 May 2005

This post is a work in progress . . .

This report covers 7 days of fieldwork aimed mostly at gathering information on Odonate distribution, but also including the again-fantastic Dragonfly Days put on my Martin Hagne, Theresa Rains and Nora Bollman and the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco, Texas. It includes days afield with Greg Lasley, Sid Dunkle and Martin Reid. I have changed my usual reporting format for this report because of the large amount of material to report. It is done by species, and totals are arranged and coded by counties. Folks interested in specific locations for specific species can contact me for details. Locations include: Hornsby Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Austin, Paul Davis Ranch in Bandera County, various west Kerr County locations, Utopia City Park, Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville, Hebbronnville Wasterwater Treatment Plant, Delta Lake Park in Hidalgo County, Arroyo Colorado in Cameron County, Valley Nature Center in Weslaco, Golden Raintree Nursery in Weslaco, Town Resaca in Brownsville, Sabal Palm Grove, San Ygnacio Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary, Frio River in McMullen County, and various roadside crossings and sloughs in various counties. Counties (and codes) include: Travis (Tr), Kerr (Kr), Bandera (Bn), Real (Rl), Uvalde (Uv), Kinney (Ki), Webb (Wb), Dimmit (Dm), Duval (Dv), Jim Hogg (JH), Starr (St), Hidalgo (Hi), Willacy (Wl), Cameron (Ca), Zapata (Za), McMullen (Mc), Medina (Me), Frio (Fr), Atascosa (At), Maverick (Ma); Tamaulipas, Mexico across from San Ygnacio (Tp)

17 May 2005 – Greg Lasley and Sid Dunkle at Hornsby Bend (Travis County)
18 May 2005 – Greg Lasley and Sid Dunkle at Davis Ranch, Utopia City Park and west Kerr (Kerr, Bandera, Uvalde Counties)
19 May 2005 – Greg Lasley, Sid Dunkle, Martin Reid, and Tony Gallucci at Fort Clark Springs to Eagle Pass (Kerr, Real, Uvalde, Kinney, Dimmit, Maverick Counties
20 May 2005 – Greg Lasley, Sid Dunkle and Tony Gallucci at Hebbronnville WWT Plant, and roadside stops, to Weslaco for Dragonfly Days 2005 (Maverick, Webb, Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr, Hidalgo Counties)
21 May 2005 – Greg Lasley and Tony Gallucci, Dragonfly Days at Valley Nature Center, Golden Raintree Gardens, Delta Lake, Arroyo Colorado (Hidalgo, Willacy, Cameron Counties)
22 May 2005 – Greg Lasley and Tony Gallucci, Dragonfly Days at Town Resaca, Sabal Palm Grove (Cameron, Hidalgo Counties)
23 May 2005 – Greg Lasley and Tony Gallucci, at Zapata, San Ygnacio Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary, Frio River (Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Duval, McMullen, Frio, Atascosa, Medina, Bandera, Kerr Counties)

*documented; +filmed; #photographed; (!) see notes at end; [ ] captive, feral, ranch exotic, introduced free-ranging, cultivated; dor = dead on road

Species, Scientific Name (# seen [County Code/May Date])
Lepidoptera
Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor (2 [Rl/19) (4 [Uv/19]) (4 [Ki/19])
Giant Swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes
Checkered White, Pontia protodice
Great Southern White. Ascia monuste +
white sp. (1 [Uv/19])
Orange Sulphur, Colias eurytheme
Large Orange Sulphur, Phoebis agarithe +
Southern Dogface, Colias cesonia (3 [Ki/19])
Lyside Sulphur, Kricogonia lyside * (8 [Ki/19])
Little Yellow, Eurema lisa
Sleepy Orange, Eurema nicippe
Dainty Sulphur, Nathalis iole
Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus * (1 [Ki/19])
Mallow Scrub-Haristreak, Strymon istapa *
Dusky-blue Groundstreak, Calycopis isobeon *+ (1 [Ki/19])
Western Pygmy-Blue, Brephidium exile *
Cassius Blue, Leptotes cassius (1 [Ki/19])
Ceraunus Blue, Hemiargus ceraunus *
Reakirt’s Blue, Hemiargus isola *
Fatal Metalmark, Calephelis nemesis *+ (4 [Ki/19])
Rounded Metalmark, Calephelis perditalis *
American Snout, Libytheana carinenta
Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae (1 [Ki/19])
Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia *
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta (1 [Ki/19])
Theona Checkerspot, Thessalia theona * (2 [Ki/19])
Elada Checkerspot, Texola elada (1 [Ki/19])
Bordered Patch, Chlosyne lacinia adjutrix * (40 [Ki/19])
Texan Crescent, Phyciodes texana + (40 [Ki/19])
Phaon Crescent, Phyciodes phaon * (1 [Ki/19])
Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos
Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui
Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia
White Peacock, Anartia jatrophae
Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis antonia (1 [Ki/19])
Empress Leilia, Asterocampa leilia
Carolina Satyr, Hermeuptychia sosybius *
Monarch, Danaus plexippus
Queen, Danaus gilippus
Soldier, Danaus eresimus
Whirlabout, Polites vibex
Southern Broken-Dash, Wallengrenia otho
Fiery Skipper, Hylephila phileas (2 [Ki/19])
White-striped Longtail, Chioides catillus
Long-tailed Skipper, Urbanus proteus
Brown Longtail, Urbanus procne
Mimosa Skipper, Cogia calchas
Tropical Least Skipper, Ancyloxypha arene * (15 [Ki/19])
Southern Skipperling, Copaeodes minima *
Clouded Skipper, Lerema accius (2 [Ki/19])
Arizona Powdered Skipper, Systasea zampa * (1 [Ki/19])
Funereal Duskywing, Erynnis funeralis * (1 [Ki/19])
White Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus albescens
Common/White Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus communis/albescens (8 [Ki/19])
Desert Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus philetas * (6 [Ki/19])
Tropical Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus oileus (1 [Ki/19])
Laviana White-Skipper, Heliopetes laviana *+ (1 [Ki/19])
Turk’s Cap White-Skipper, Heliopetes macaira
Celia’s Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes celia (2 [Ki/19])
Julia’s Skipper, Nastra julia *
Eufala Skipper, Lerodea eufala

Odonata
American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americana * (80 [Ki/19])
Smoky Rubyspot, Hetaerina titia * (50 [Ki/19])
Rainpool Spreadwing, Lestes forficula
Chalky Spreadwing, Lestes sigma +
Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile * (1 [Ki/19])
Double-striped Bluet, Enallagma basidens * (30 [Ki/19])
Neotropical Bluet, Enallagma novaehispaniae * (8 [Ki/19])
Stream Bluet, Enallagma exsulans * (18 [Ki/19])
Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum * (2 [Ki/19])
Aztec Dancer, Argia nahuana *
Leonora’s Dancer, Argia leonorae *# (2 [Ki/19])
Kiowa Dancer, Argia immunda * (80 [Ki/19])
Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula * (150 [Ki/19])
Blue-fronted Dancer, Argia apicalis *+ (1 [Ki/19])
Dusky Dancer, Argia translata * (20 [Ki/19])
Golden-winged Dancer, Argia rhoadsi *+# (80 [Ki/19])
Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta +
Lavender Dancer, Argia hinei
Violet Dancer, Argia fumipennis violacea * (2 [Ki/19])
Springwater Dancer, Argia plana
Coppery Dancer, Argia cuprea
Fragile Forktail, Ischnura posita *
Citrine Forktail, Ischnura hastata * (1 [Ki/19])
Rambur’s Forktail, Ischnura ramburii *
Caribbean Yellowface, Neoerythromma cultellatum
Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva * (3 [Ki/19])
Amelia’s Threadtail, Neonura ameliae *+#
(!) Coral-fronted Threadtail, Neonura aaroni *+#
Aeshnid sp.
Sulphur-tipped Clubtail, Gomphus militaris *# (1 [Ki/19])
Gomphus sp. cf. Plains Clubtail, Gomphus externus *
Flag-tailed Spinyleg, Dromogomphus spoliatus
Jade Clubtail, Arigomphus submedianus
Common Sanddragon, Progomphus obscurus
Eastern Ringtail, Erpetogomphus designatus (1 [Ki/19])
Narrow-striped Forceptail, Aphylla protracta *#
Georgia River Cruiser, Macromia georgina
Prince Baskettail, Epitheca princeps
Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia *
Comanche Skimmer, Libellula comanche *
Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata *#
red skimmer sp. (1 [Ki/19])
Roseate Skimmer, Orthemis ferruginea + (1 [Ki/19])
Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera *+ (1 [Ki/19])
Slough Amberwing, Perithemis domitia *
Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis * (1 [Ki/19])
Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis simplicicollis + (20 [Ki/19])
Erythemis ssp. cf. Western Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis collocata (1 [Ki/19])
Great Pondhawk, Erythemis vesiculosa +
Pin-tailed Pondhawk, Erythemis plebeja +
Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerata (1 [Ki/19])
Red Saddlebags, Tramea onusta (1 [Ki/19])
Tramea sp. cf. Antillean Saddlebags, Tramea insularis (1 [Ki/19])
Red-tailed Pennant, Brachymesia furcata *+#
Four-spotted Pennant, Brachymesia gravida +
Banded Pennant, Celithemis fasciata (1 [Ki/19])
Black Setwing, Dythemis nigrescens (20 [Ki/19])
Swift Setwing, Dythemis velox (1 [Ki/19])
Pale-faced Clubskimmer, Brechmorhoga mendax
Ivory-striped Sylph, Macrothemis imitans
Spot-tailed Dasher, Micrathyria aequalis *+

Miscellaneous Insecta
Robber Fly sp. I *
Robber Fly sp. II *
Robber Fly sp. III *

Green Grasshopper nymph #+

Mollusca
[Corbicula fluminea] * (10 [Ki/19])
Rabdotus dealbatus dealbatus * (1 [Ki/19])
Rabdotus alternatus alternatus *
Polygyra texasiana texasiana *
Polygyra tamaulipasensis *
(!) Polygyra latispira *
Polygyra septemvolva volvoxis *
Praticolella berlandieriana berlandieriana *
Praticolella griseola *
Helicina orbiculata *
Euglandina texasiana *
Succinea sp. I *
Succinea sp. II *
Lymnaea sp. *
Physa sp. *
Gyraulus parvus *
Planorbella (Helisoma) anceps anceps *
Planorbella (Helisoma) trivolvis *

Fish
Common Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis
Shad sp.,
Rio Grande Cichlid, Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum (150 [Ki/19])
Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus

Amphibians
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi (3 [Ki/19])
Rio Grande Chirping Frog, Syrrhopus cystignathoides campi
Cliff Chirping Frog, Syrrhopus marnockii (1 [Kr/19])
Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri (1 [Ki/19])
Toad sp., Bufo sp.
Gulf Coast Toad, Bufo valliceps
[Black-spotted Newt, Notophthalmus meridionalis]

Reptiles
Red-eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans +
Rio Grande River Cooter, Pseudemys gorzugi (1 [Ki/19])
Rio Grande Spiny Softshell Turtle, Apalone spinifera emoryi
Texas Tortoise. Gopherus berlandieri
Carolina Anole, Anolis carolinensis
Mesquite Lizard, Sceloporus grammicus
Spotted Whiptail. Cnemidophorus gularis
Six-lined Racerunner, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus (1 [Ki/19])
Texas Earless Lizard, Cophosaurus texanus texanus #
[Ornate Nile Monitor, Varanus niloticus ornatus] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
Diamond-backed Water Snake, Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer +
Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis proximus orarius +
Yellow-striped Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis proximus ssp. +
Bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus sayi

Mammals
Armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus (1 dor [Kr/19])
Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana virginiana/pigra (1 [Kr/19])
[Gray Short-tailed Opossum, Monodelphis domestica] (2 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[African Pygmy Hedgehog, Erinaceus albiventris] (3 [Kr/19]) (3 [Kr/23])
Rat sp.
Edwards Plateau Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger limitus (3 [Kr/19]) (30 [Ki/19])
Eastern Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger ludovicianus
Mexican/Spotted Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus mexicanus/spilosoma
Porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum epixanthum
Nutria, Myocastor coypu (1 [Ki/19])
Cottontail sp., Sylvilagus sp.
Black-tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus merriami/texianus
Striped Skunk, Mephitis mephitis mesomelas
Raccoon, Procyon lotor fuscipes
[Mountain Coatimundi, Nasua nasua] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[Domestic/Feral Cat, Felis cattus]
Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes (1 dor [Kr/19])
[Domestic Dog, Canis familiaris: Miniature Schnauzer, Belgian Malinois, West Highland White Terrier]
White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus texanus (4 [Kr/19])
[Axis Deer, Cervus axis] (2 [Rl/19)
[Formosan Sika Deer, Cervus nippon taiouanus] (1 [Kr/19])
[Barasingha, Cervus duvauceli branderi] (1 [Kr/19])
[Blackbuck, Antilope cervicapra] (2 [Kr/19])
[Domestic Goat, Capra hirca: Boer, Spanish, Ibex Cross] (+ [Kr/19]) (+ [Kr/23])
[Domestic Sheep, Ovis aries: Medium Wool, Suffolk, Jacob’s Four-horned]
[Barbados Sheep, Ovis aries X Ovis gmelini musimon] (+ [Rl/19) (1 [Ki/19])
[Mouflon, Ovis gmelini musimon]
[Domestic Cattle, Bos taurus, Bos indicus, Bos taurus X indicus: Texas Longhorn, Santa Gertrudis, Red Brangus, Gelbvieh, Black Angus, Black Baldy, Hereford, Mexican Range, White Brahma, Limousin, Charolais]
[Domestic Horse, Equus equus: Quarter, Miniature, Appaloosa, Tobiano, Overo, Palomino, Arabian] (+ [Kr/19]) (+ [Kr/23])
[Domestic Donkey, Equus asinus]
[Grant’s Zebra, Equus quagga boehmi]

Birds
[Emu. Dromaius novaehollandiae]
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis #+ (1 [Uv/19]) (2 [Ki/19])
[Domestic Goose, Anser anser: Emden] (1 [Ki/19])
[Muscovy, Cairina moschata] + (5 [Ki/19])
[Domestic Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos]
Mottled Duck, Anas fulvigula
Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
[Helmeted Guineafowl, Numida mitrata]
[Common Blue Peafowl, Pavo cristatus] (2 [Kr/19]) (2 [Kr/23])
[Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[Golden Pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[Domestic Chicken, Gallus gallus, Gallus X: Red Game, Black-breasted Red Olde English Bantam, Egyptian Sultan, Porcelain D’Uccle, Red Pyle Olde English Bantam, Black Olde English Bantam] (+ [Kr/19]) (+ [Kr/23])
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo intermedia
Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus (1 [Ki/19])
[Button Quail, Excalfactoria chinensis] (3 [Kr/19]) (3 [Kr/23])
Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus #+
Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps #+
Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (1 [Ki/19])
Great Egret, Ardea alba
Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron, Butorides virescens
White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi +
Roseate Spoonbill, Platelea ajaja
Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus (4 [Rl/19) (3 [Uv/19])
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura (10 [Kr/19]) (1 [Rl/19) (5 [Uv/19])
Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
Gray Hawk, Asturina nitida
(!) Harris’s Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus (1 [Rl/19) (1 [Ki/19])
Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus (1 [Ki/19])
(!) White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamiacensis fuertesi (1 [Ki/19])
Crested Caracara, Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola
Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Killdeer, Charadrius voceiferus
Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes
Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla
Gull-billed Tern, Sterna nilotica
Least Tern, Sterna antillarum
[Rock Pigeon, Columba livia] (2 [Rl/19)
[Ringed Turtle-Dove, Streptopelia risoria] (11 [Kr/19]) (11 [Kr/23])
[Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto] (2 [Ki/19])
White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica (7 [Kr/19]) (2 [Rl/19) (10 [Uv/19]) (41 [Ki/19])
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura (13 [Kr/19]) (40 [Rl/19)
Inca Dove, Columbina inca (4 [Ki/19])
Common Ground-Dove, Columbina passerina
White-tipped Dove, Leptotila verreauxi
[Amboina King Parrot, Alisterus amboinensis amboinensis] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[White-crowned Parrot, Pionus senilis] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[Bronze-winged Parrot, Pionus chalcopterus] (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
Green Parakeet, Aratinga holochlora
Red-crowned Parrot, Amazona viridigenalis
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus (3 [Ki/19])
Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus
Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris
Barn Owl, Tyto alba
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus (1 [Kr/19])
Lesser Nighthawk, Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Nighthawk, Chordeiles minor
Common Pauraque, Nyctidromus albicollis
Chuck-Will’s-Widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis (2 [Kr/19])
Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica (16 [Ki/19])
Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatanensis
Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri
hummingbird sp. (2 [Ki/19])
Ringed Kingfisher, Ceryle torquatus
Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon
Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle americana (1 [Ki/19])
Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons (1 [Ki/19])
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Picoides scalaris (1 [Ki/19])
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens (3 [Ki/19])
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigircans (1 [Ki/19])
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus (4 [Ki/19])
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens (1 [Kr/19]) (2 [Ki/19])
Brown-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Ki/19])
Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus (1 [Kr/19])
Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus #+ (3 [Ki/19])
Couch’s Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis (1 [Uv/19]) (1 [Ki/19])
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus (2 [Kr/19]) (15 [Rl/19) (1 [Ki/19])
Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus
White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus (2 [Ki/19])
Bell’s Vireo, Vireo bellii (2 [Ki/19])
Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons (6 [Ki/19])
(!) Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas (1 [Ki/19])
Chihuahuan Raven, Corvus cryptoleucus
Common Raven, Corvus corax (1 [Rl/19)
Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
Purple Martin, Progne subis (2 [Kr/19]) (20 [Rl/19)
Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota (30 [Rl/19)
Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva (20 [Rl/19) (20 [Ki/19])
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica (14 [Rl/19) (10 [Ki/19])
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis (2 [Kr/19])
Black-crested Titmouse, Baeolophus atricristatus (2 [Kr/19]) (2 [Ki/19])
Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus (3 [Ki/19])
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus (2 [Kr/19]) (2 [Ki/19])
Bewick’s Wren, Thryomanes bewickii (3 [Ki/19])
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis (4 [Kr/19])
Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Uv/19]) (1 [Ki/19])
Long-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma longirostre
Curve-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostre (1 [Rl/19)
[European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris] (3 [Rl/19) (2 [Uv/19]) (6 [Ki/19])
Yellow-throated Warbler, Dendroica dominica (1 [Ki/19])
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, Geothlypis poliocephala
Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens (4 [Ki/19])
Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra (1 [Kr/19]) (3 [Ki/19])
White-collared Seedeater, Sporophila torqueola
Olive Sparrow, Arremonops rufivirgatus (4 [Ki/19])
Cassin’s Sparrow, Aimophila cassinii
Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammicus (1 [Kr/19]) (2 [Ki/19]) (6 [Ki/19])
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis (2 [Kr/19]) (6 [Ki/19])
Pyrrhuloxia, Cardinalis sinuatus
[Red-capped Cardinal, Paroaria gularis ] (2 [Kr/19]) (2 [Kr/23])
Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Rl/19)
Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Ki/19])
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoenicius (16 [Rl/19) (24 [Uv/19]) (4 [Ki/19])
Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
meadowlark sp., Sturnella sp.
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula (4 [Rl/19)
Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicana (6 [Kr/19]) (15 [Rl/19) (6 [Uv/19])
Bronzed Cowbird, Molothrus aeneus (1 [Kr/19]) (1 [Ki/19])
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus (2 [Ki/19])
Altamira Oriole, Icterus gularis
Audubon’s Oriole, Icterus graduacauda
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus (1 [Kr/19]) (4 [Ki/19])
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria (2 [Kr/19]) (8 [Ki/19])
[Hooded Siskin. Carduelis magellanica ] (2 [Kr/19]) (1 [Kr/23])
[House Sparrow, Passer domesticus] (2 [Kr/19]) (10 [Rl/19) (4 [Uv/19])
[Paradise Whydah, Vidua paradisaea] (8 [Kr/19]) (8 [Kr/23])
[Cardinal Quelea, Quelea cardinalis] (3 [Kr/19]) (3 [Kr/23])
[African Silverbill, Lonchura cantans] (5 [Kr/19]) (5 [Kr/23])

Plants
Eastern Gamagrass
[King Ranch Bluestem]
River Cane
[Johnsongrass, Sorghum halepense]
[Coastal Bermuda Grass, Cynodon dactylon]
Spikerush, Eleocharis sp. I
Spikerush, Eleocharis sp. II
Spikerush, Eleocharis sp. III
Bullrush, Juncus sp.
Spotted False-Aloe, Manfreda maculosa
[Variegated False-Aloe, Manfreda variegata]
Sacahuista, Nolina lindheimeriana
Spanish Dagger, Yucca treculeana
Banana Yucca, Yucca baccata
Plains Yucca, Yucca cf. constricta
Century Plant, Agave americana
Lily de los Llanos, Echeandria chandleri
Baldcypress, Taxodium distichum
Montezuma Baldcypress, Taxodium mucronatum
Ashe Juniper, Juniperus ashei
[Washingtonia Palm, Washingtonia ]
Texas Palm, Sabal mexicana
[Canary Islands Palm ]
[Date Palm, Phoenix sp.]
Ballmoss, Tillandsia recurvata
Bailey Ballmoss, Tillandsia baileyi
Bluebell,
Centaurium beyrichii/texanum
Texas Oak, Quercus buckleyi
Lacey Blue Oak, Quercus laceyi
Plateau Live Oak, Quercus fusiformis
Coast Live Oak, Quercus virginiana
Yellow Lantana
Purple Lantana
Hammock Lantana, Lantana microcephala
Mesquite, Prosopis glandulosa
Viperina
Guayacan, Guaiacan angustifolium
Bullthorn Acacia
Whitethorn Acacia
Huisache, Acacia farnesiana
Catclaw Acacia
Huajillo,
Retama, Parkinsonia aculeata
Sugarberry, Celtis laevigata
Granjeno, Celtis pallida
Texas Persimmon, Diospyros texana
Soapberry, Sapindus drummondii
[Ligustrum ]
Maurandya antirrhiniflora
Alamovine, Ipomoea
Salicornia
[Russian Thistle/Tumbleweed, Salsola kali]
Western Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis
Annual Sunflower, Helianthus annuus
Calliandra confuta
Buddleja sessiliflora
Mortonia greggii
Purple Sage/Cenizo, Leucophyllum frutescens
Helietta parvifolia
Anacua, Ehretia anacua
Texas Wild Olive/Anacahuita,
Goldenrod, Solidago semervirens
Coursetia axillaris
Randia rhagocarpa
Macrosiphonia macrosiphon
Southwestern Bernardia, Bernardia myricaefolia
Chilipitin, Capsicum annuum
Night-blooming Cereus, Acanthocereus pentalophus
Peruvian Prickly-Pear, Opuntia peruana
Flutestem, Cereus peruvianus
Schaefferia cuneifolia
Lippia graveolens
Barbados Cherry, Malpighia glabra
Phaulothamnus spinescens
Frostweed, Verbesina microptera
Passiflora suberosa
Amyris texanum
Tall Gaura, Gaura (+ [Kr/19])

Commercial Crops
Aloe Vera, Aloe vera
Sugar Cane, Saccharum officinarum
Corn, Zea mays
Grain Sorghum, Sorghum bicolor
Tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum
Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus
Watermelon, Citrullis lanatus
Honeydew Melon, Cucumis melo francais
Orange, Citrus sinensis
Grapefruit, Citrus paradisi

Special Notes
Coral-fronted Threadtail – A group of these (along with Amelia’s Threadtail) was first discovered by Bob Behrstock, Dennis Paulson and others at Anzalduas County Park during pre-DD2005 scouting for the first valley record, and many were able to see them during the festival. During this time, Martin Reid visited San Ygnacio and found quite a few more. Greg Lasley and i stopped at San Ygnacio on our winding trip home and were able to photograph and film a number of these. The first batch were new county records for Hidalgo County, and Martin’s bugs (which he photographed and posted on TexOdes about) were new for Zapata County. These critters were otherwise unknown in Texas outside the Hill Country and just off the escarpment in central Texas and to the coast along the Hill Country drainages – so these represent a rather surprising find. Congrats to everyone involved.

Polygyra latispira – This toothsnail has been previously recorded in Texas only from El Paso County. I obtained a specimen in Webb County on 20 May 2005 for a new county record.

Harris’s Hawk – A single individual of this bird in Real County on the 19th is a rather odd record. I have no other personal records of it in this county.

White-tailed Hawk – This bird is generally limited to the coastal plain of Texas, though there are (as five million TexBirders will attest) other records well inland. This bird in Webb County is the farthest inland i have recorded the bird.

Green Jay – Ft. Clark Springs

Other species reported at Dragonfly Days: Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum), Blue-faced Darner, Common Green Darner (Anax junius), Five-striped Leaftail, Needham’s Skimmer (Libellula needhami), Seaside Dragonlet, Band-winged Dragonlet, Marl Pennant, Thornbush Dasher, Carmine Skimmer (Orthemis discolor), Hyacinth Glider (Micrathyria marcella), Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens), Spot-winged Glider, Striped Saddlebags (Tramea calverti)

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