Oct 212013
 
 Subterranean Termite - Swarm

These are winged reproductive Subterranean Termite (likely Reticulitermes) swarming as part of their mating ritual. Thousands of males and females participate. Successfully mated females will go on and attempt to establish new colonies of their own. These images were recorded in Fort Worth’s Arcadia Trails Park and come to us courtesy of Jeri Tooley. Observations

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Aug 272013
 
Mydas Fly - Various

These large flies are Mydas Flies (Mydas clavatus). They were observed and photographed in Hutchins, Texas by Penny Halstead. Represented behaviors include mating and egg laying. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Hutchins Date – Jun 23, 2013 – Jul 12, 2013 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather

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May 202013
 
White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

Dateline – May 13, 2013 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First |<< Prev | Next >> ] NOTE: Additional updates can be found here: Tricolored Heron– UTSWMV Nest Update 5 White Ibises by the dozens have moved into the corner of the rookery formerly occupied by the Tricolored

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Apr 042013
 
Convergent Lady Beetle - VCDB

Convergent Lady Beetles photographed in the Village Creek Drying Beds, Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Mar 9, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Mating,Roaming Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson

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Mar 172013
 
American Kestrel - Male and Female

A male and female American Kestrel sitting together, and presenting a nice opportunity to see the differences in appearance between the genders. The male kestrel is smaller that the female, but the male has the more colorful plummage. As you can see from thes pictures the male has slate gray wings carried over a rust

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Dec 122012
 
Harvestman - Long Legs

Although these two Harvestmen (possibly Leiobunum vittatum) appear to be engaged in a desperate life-or-death struggle, they are actually mating. The larger of the two is the female and the smaller, red-hued individual is the male. These two were photographed on a park bench at the River Overlook near the end of the Buckeye Trail

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Nov 192012
 
Differential Grasshopper - Late Season Mating

Differential Grasshoppers mating in late October. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Oct 20, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Mating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article – Differential Grasshopper Observation

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