My recent excursion - pics

P.jasonius

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Here are some pics of the local wildlife I found around New Braunfels, Texas, along the Guadalupe river:
Puss moth caterpillar: these were all over the place.
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pale-bordered cockroach: caught 3 females, one has an egg sac!!!
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eyed click beetle:
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unknown spp caterpillar: I'm going to make another thread just for these; I found two on the same tree.
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unknown spp house centipede: caught 5 of these, but the wind blew over the cup they were in and all but one escaped. I let the last one go.:mad:
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P.jasonius

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Here is some... thing undergoing a metamorphosis under a rock. I'm going to start a thread for this one, too, as I took it home with me to see what it turns out to be.
[edit]Dobsonfly larvae in burrow
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and the other wildlife, not-so-spineless:
this is not a zoom in!!
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goats!!!
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these guys came right into our camp after a large hawk started circling. We made them feel at home
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Haha great pics! Looks like you had fun, wow that Racoon was extremely close.
 

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My wife took that pic. She could've touched him without reaching. They acted like they couldn't see us. Little bastards ate my grilled corn I was saving for the next day that I had in a box. I ran after the theif, but he made it under the truck so I just gave it to them. I try not to get into arguments with wild raccoons. The good food went in the truck after they took that. There was still leftovers, though.
Man that corn was good... I found it eaten on the other side of the truck in the morning.
 

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You should have stowed me in your backpack so I could come with you! ;P
 

P.jasonius

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That larvae is a dobson fly. Cool pics!
Excellent. I thought that's what it might be, just didn't know what they were called. Looks to be a female from the size of the mandibles and antennae. I hope she survives into adulthood, she is that size now.
So these are the helgramites I always see under rocks in the water.
 

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I live up in College Station and find those pale bordered field roaches every now and then...usually only one every week or so when I'm out looking...Always wanted to set up a colony! I'll have to check out that way for some!
 

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Hey
Very nice pics. I love the Guadalupe River. I always see tons of turtles and water snakes when I go toobing. Thanks for sharing.

Andy
 

P.jasonius

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No, I'm not sure. I just noticed quite a few of the distint cocoons they make in the area, and the body shape of these guys is fairly distinct as well. I didn't bother to verify, but if you want to it won't hurt my feelings any.
 

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:clap: Holy Smokin' Joe!

You have to love a wandering around to look at local stuff.... North America really has so many cool things when you look for them.
 

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Looks like a lot of action on your trip. That 4th pic might be of a pillar in the Noctuidae family, of moths.
 

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I once found one of those(dead), it was definetly impresive:)

-Eric
 

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Looks like a lot of action on your trip. That 4th pic might be of a pillar in the Noctuidae family, of moths.
It sure was a feisty one. I have a vid of it lashing back at me when I touched it, throwing spit.
 

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Ha! I find them on the trees in my yard someties, trying to fake me out on the bark. Was it pink, black, pink, black.... underneath?
 

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Ha! I find them on the trees in my yard someties, trying to fake me out on the bark. Was it pink, black, pink, black.... underneath?
I don't think so. I think it was just other shades of grey, with some yellow.
 

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Hmm, well, Google the Ilia Underwing moth caterpillar if you get the time. It's not the same species but I'm leaning towards the same family. That's why I was thinking Noctuidae. I've seen them before but never seriously checked it out.
 
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