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Ode Hunt, 30 OCT 2010

 

Abbreviations:  Bentsen Rio Grande State Park (BRGSP)

                        NABA Garden (NABA)

                        Old Hidalgo Pumphouse (OHP)

                        Santa Ana NWR (SANWR)

                        Estero Llano Grande State Park (ELGSP) 

 

          

Rainpool Spreadwing, life ode #3 for the day! (ELGSP)    

 

       

More Rainpool Spreadwings, same location

 

   

Rambur's Forktail; male left (OHP), female right (BRGSP)

 

Pair "in the wheel", ELGSP

 

       

Female Familiar Bluets (left and center NABA, right BRGSP)

 

   

Another female Familiar Bluet with a darker antehumeral stripe, OHP

 

       

Immature male (?) Familiar Bluets, NABA

 

   

Adult male Familiar Bluet; left OHP, right ELGSP

 

Really furry against the light!  (Same location)

 

     

Kiowa Dancer, OHP 

 

Young female Blue-ringed Dancer, SANWR

 

   

Adult male Blue-ringed Dancer (darker individual on right), SANWR

 

   

Blue-ringed Dancers ovipositing in tandem, SANWR.  Two different pairs, as the left male has a very purple antehumeral stripe!

 

"So who d'ya think's gonna win the World Series?"

 

   

Bug of the Day:  Golden-winged Dancer (life ode)! OHP

 

Desert Firetail, OHP

 

   

Common Green Darner; BRGSP left, ELGSP right (if only the "good" ones would be that cooperative, right?)

 

   

Common Green Darner pair in tandem and ovipositing, SANWR

 

       

Variegated Meadowhawk, BRGSP

 

   

In tandem and ovipositing, OHP

 

   

Male Eastern Pondhawks; left BRGSP, right OHP

 

Female Eastern Pondhawk, SANWR

 

Distant Pin-tailed Pondhawk, SANWR

 

Female Blue Dasher, BRGSP

 

Male Blue Dasher, OHP

 

Spot-tailed Dashers in tandem, OHP

 

   

Male Spot-tailed Dashers, OHP

 

 

   

Roseate Skimmer, adult male (left, Retama Village); immature male (?) (right, NABA)

 

Female Roseate Skimmer, SANWR

 

Evening Skimmer, life bug #2 for the day (thanks, Tripp)!  SANWR

 

Red-tailed Pennant, ELGSP

 

Black Saddlebags, BRGSP

 

   

Red Saddlebags, ELGSP

 

Token leps...

 

       

Giant White, SANWR

 

Red Admiral, NABA

 

   

Mexican Bluewings (male left, female right), NABA

 

Two-barred Flasher, NABA

 

White-striped Longtail, NABA

 

   

Mystery grass skipper (worn Common Mellana?); Retama Village

 

Eufala Skipper, OHP

 

Sachem, Retama Village

 

   

Brazilian Skipper, Retama Village

 

   

Presumed Ocola Skipper, OHP (had an awfully golden head...)

 

Hinna Moth (Lesmone hinna), BRGSP

 

Other critters...

 

   

Rosebelly Lizard, SANWR

 

   

Great Kisakdee, ELGSP

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