The ground is covered with fallen Jacaranda flowers.
We had a brief spell of rain on March 25, but otherwise conditions have been dry and hot. Daily peak temperatures are above 90 F.
But the critters are hanging on!
1. Sarcophaga sp.: [Rare]
1. Bordered plant bugs? I still haven’t identified these to species, but I suspect they are in the family Largidae. [Abundant]
1. Anthanassa t. texana: [Rare]
2. Cabares potrillo: There are at least two individuals still hanging out in the banana plants. [Occasional]
3. Cyllopsis sp.: [Frequent to Occasional]
4. Eurema daira sidonia: This is still the most frequently observed species at this time. [Abundant]
5. Hemiargus ceraunus: [Rare]
6. Siproeta stelenes biplagiata: Two individuals are still hanging around the same tree, though they seem to be moving around more. [Occasional]
7. Urbanus teleus: [Rare]
8. Moth, unidentified species: [Rare]
1. Mantis, unidentified species: [Rare]
1. Ground cricket? [Rare]
1. Scorpion, unidentified species: This critter was not in my observation area – it was in my house! It looks very similar to the one I posted last week. I’m still looking for a species ID. Anyone?
This is not an all-inclusive list – they were other species around that I wasn’t able to photograph. Honey bees are abundant right now, and there are several other large bee and wasp species out. I also saw what I think was a species of Bombyliidae (bee flies), as well as a tiny green lacewing. Hopefully I’ll spot these again soon and be able to get some clear shots.
That’s all for this week!
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