The Rio Grande Valley's Nature Site

ARTHROPODS of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas

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Exomalopsis snowi (female) (~1/8' long)

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Exomalopsis snowi (female) (~1/8' long)

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Tarantula Hawk - Pepsis sp.

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Flower Wasp or Scoliid Wasp - Campsomeris ephippium

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Ichneumon Wasp, sp.

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Ichneumon Wasp pupae  (~3 mm long)- Charops annulipes

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Ichneumon Wasp - Charops annulipes

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Polistes apachus

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Polistes carnifex

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Large Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa sp. (male)

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Large Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa sp. (female)

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American Bumblebee - Bombus pensylvanicus

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Diceroprocta Sp. (either delicata or aurantia)

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Cicada sp.

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Giant Whining Cicada - Quesada gigas

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Drummond Blue-footed Bup - Lampetis drummondi

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Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus

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Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus

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Hanging Thief - Diogmites sp.

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 Harlequin Flower Beetle - Gymnetis caseyi  (left)/Vogt's Neoclytus Longhorn - Neoclytus mucronatus (right)

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Harvester Ants - Pogonomyrmex barbatus

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Hovore's Neck-Lined Bycid - Parevander hovorei

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Schaupp's Tiger Beetle - Cicindela schauppi

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Ocellated Tiger Beetle - Cicindela ocellata rectilatera

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S-Banded Tiger Beetle - Cicindela trifasciata ascendens

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Longjawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha elongata

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Spiny-backed Orbweaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis

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Longspinneret Spider - Tama mexicana

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Mesquite Borer - Placosternus difficilis

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Mexican Unicorn Mantis - Phyllovates chlorophaea

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Mexican Unicorn Mantis - Phyllovates chlorophaea

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Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina

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Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina

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Milkweed Leaf Beetle - Labidomera clivicollis

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House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata

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Millipede - Sigmoria sp.

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Dichopetala sp

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Aztec Rangeland Grasshopper - Lactista azteca

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Mimic Grasshopper - Paraidemona mimica

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Obscure Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca obscura

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Schistocerca Nymph

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Oculated Tylosis - Tylosis oculatus

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Ox Beetle (female) - Strategus aloeus

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Olive Tortoise Beetle Pupae - Physonota alutacea

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Shining Flea Beetle - Asphaera lustrans

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Soldier Beetle - Chauliognathus sp

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Striped Bark Scorpion (under UV light) - Centruroides vittatus

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Striped Bark Scorpion - Centruroides vittatus

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Texas Leaf-cutter Ant (ant bed is~4 1/2' high x 8' wide x 15' long) - AttaTexana

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Texas Leaf-cutter Ant - Atta texana

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Texas Potato Beetle - Leptinotarsa texana

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Thorn Treehopper - Umbonia crassicornis

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Thorn Treehopper - Umbonia crassicornis

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True Bug sp. -  Hemiptera pentatomidae

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Walking Stick - Diapheromera sp.

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Walking Stick - Diapheromera sp.

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Water Boatman - Corixidae, sp.

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Eyed Click Beetle - Alaus oculatus

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Mayfly sp. - Hexagenia sp.

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Tarantula Hawk Mimic - Lytta fulvipennis

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Long-jawed Longhorn Beetle - Trachyderes mandibularis

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Huisache Girdler - Oncideres pustulata

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Antlion - Myrmeleon, sp.

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