Wednesday, November 30, 2005

ENV: Circus of the Spineless #3


It's UP! A toy store of critters, just in time for Christmas! Check it out.




Well it's time for the third edition of Circus of the Spineless which is going up at Urban Dragon Hunters in the next day or so!

I have a couple of other nominated posts, but i've been saving these pictures of mostly unidentified critters that i encountered on my fall trip to west Texas. They have not been featured before so i present them here as a kind of buffet of cool critters.



Solfugid sp. 4
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon, overnight at halogen light set
9-10 September 2005



Moth sp. 177
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon, overnight at halogen light set
9-10 September 2005



Black Widow sp. 1, Latrodectus sp.
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon, overnight under halogen light set
9-10 September 2005
This individual was found completely within the range of the Western Black Widow,
Latrodectus hesperus -- no other Black Widow should naturally occur there. However, its
markings are fully consistent with the Northern Black Widow, Latrodectus variolus,
and since this one was at a bunkhouse, the possibility of introduction by man has to be considered.





Robber Fly sp. 4
with Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon
8 September 2005



Tiger Moth sp. 133, Grammia cf. geneura/nevadensis
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon, at halogen light set
overnight 8-9 September 2005



Scorpionfly sp. 3
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon, at halogen light set
overnight 8-9 September 2005



Moth sp. 134
TX: Presidio Co., Chinati Mountains, San Antonio Canyon, under halogen light set
overnight 8-9 September 2005



False-Yucatan Mitre-Snail, Holospira yucatanensis
on Selaginella (food-plant)
TX: Brewster Co., Big Bend National Park, Rio Grande Tunnel
11 September 2005




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