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Invertebrate Survey

Austin, Travis County, Texas

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Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn


Diplopoda - Microcoryphia

 Orthoptera - Blattaria - Dermaptera - Hemiptera - Homoptera

 Coleoptera - Lepidoptera - Hymenoptera

Area Arthropod Lists

The following thumbnail images are the product of on going invertebrate surveys in typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.

Results from 2010 Suverys - Results from 2011 Surveys



Diplopoda - Millipedes


Microcoryphia - Bristletails

Microcoryphia

Phasmida - Walkingsticks 

Megaphasma denticrus (Stål) - Megaphasma denticrus=Megaphasma denticrus (Stål) - Megaphasma denticrus

Orthoptera - Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets

Tettigoniidae - Katydids

katydid - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female=katydid - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female=Pterophylla camellifolia? - Pterophylla camellifolia Neoconocephalus triops (Linnaeus) - Neoconocephalus triops

Blattaria - Cockroaches

Pseudomops septentrionalis Hebard - Pseudomops septentrionalis

Dermaptera - Earwigs

Dermaptera - Euborellia

Hemiptera - True Bugs

Tingidae - Lace Bugs

 Teleonemia

Miridae - Plant Bugs

==  alydonymph - Mexicomiris texanus=Mexicomiris texanus Carvalho - Mexicomiris texanus Taedia Neolygus=Neolygus Phytocoris

Ceratocapsus sp. - Ceratocapsus =Lopidea major Knight - Lopidea major Pseudoxenetus regalis (Uhler) - Pseudoxenetus regalis 

 

Nabidae - Damsel Bugs

Nabidae ?

Reduviidae - Assassin Bugs

Sinea sp. - Sinea Pselliopus sp. - Pselliopus Zelus sp. - Zelus Zelus cervicalis Stål - Zelus cervicalis

Lygaeidae - Seed Bugs

Oncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas) - Oncopeltus fasciatus=Oncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas) - Oncopeltus fasciatus

Aradidae - Flat Bugs

Neuroctenus sp. - Neuroctenus

Coreidae - Leaf-footed Bugs

Acanthocephala terminalis (Dallas) - Acanthocephala terminalis=Acanthocephala terminalis (Dallas) - Acanthocephala terminalis=Acanthocephala terminalis (Dallas) - Acanthocephala terminalis

Rhopalidae - Scentless Plant Bugs

Pentatomidae - Stink Bugs

Podisus maculiventris (Say) - Podisus maculiventris= == =Brochymena sp. - Brochymena=Brochymena sp. - Brochymena Acrosternum hilare (Say) - Chinavia hilaris=Acrosternum hilare (Say) - Chinavia hilaris
Thyanta custator (Fabricius) - Thyanta custator Euschistus sp. - Euschistus Dendrocoris humeralis (Uhler) - Dendrocoris humeralis Euschistus obscurus (Palisot) - Euschistus obscurus Brochymena chelonoides Ruckes - Brochymena chelonoides

Membracidae - Treehoppers

membracid ??? membracid ??? membracid Cyrtolobus Cyrtolobus Cyrtolobus Cyrtolobus Cyrtolobus Cyrtolobus sp. - Cyrtolobus parvulus Ophiderma

Cercopidae - Spittlebugs

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Cicadellidae - Leafhoppers

Cicadellidae - Eutettix Cicadellidae - Texananus =Cuerna costalis (Fabricius) - Cuerna costalis  

Acanaloniidae - Acanaloniid Planthoppers

Acanalonia parva Doering - Acanalonia parva=Acanalonia parva Doering - Acanalonia parva=Acanalonia parva Doering - Acanalonia parva

Flatidae - Flatid Planthoppers

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Issidae - Issid Planthoppers

Misodema reticulata (Melichar) - Misodema reticulata=Misodema reticulata (Melichar) - Misodema reticulata=Misodema reticulata (Melichar) - Misodema reticulata=Misodema reticulata (Melichar) - Misodema reticulata=Misodema reticulata (Melichar) - Misodema reticulata=Misodema reticulata (Melichar) - Misodema reticulata
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Coleoptera - Beetles

Carabidae - Ground Beetles

carabid Plochionus timidus Haldeman - Plochionus timidus Anisodactylus Selenophorus palliatus (Fabricius) - Selenophorus palliatus Poecilus sp. - Poecilus Scarites sp.  - Scarites

Staphylinidae - Rove Beetles

Paederus sp. - Paederus

SCARABAEOIDEA

Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles

Martineziana dutertrei (Chalumeau) - Martineziana dutertrei =Euphoria kernii Haldeman - Euphoria kernii Diplotaxis sp. - Diplotaxis Diplotaxis sp. - Diplotaxis 

BUPRESTOIDEA

Buprestidae - Metallic Wood-boring Beetles

Brachys ovatus (Weber) - Brachys ovatus 

Agrilaxia flavimana (Gory) - Agrilaxia flavimana Anthaxia viridifrons Gory - Anthaxia viridifrons Chrysobothris fiskei Fisher - Chrysobothris fiskei=chrysobeau - Chrysobothris fiskei Chrysobothris

Polycestinae

Ptosima laeta Waterhouse - Ptosima laeta=Ptosima laeta Waterhouse - Ptosima laeta Acmaeodera ornatoides Barr - Acmaeodera ornatoides  Acmaeodera neglecta Fall - Acmaeodera neglecta

ELATEROIDEA

Elateridae - Click Beetles

Conoderus lividus (De Geer) - Conoderus lividus   Agriotes sp., prob. insanus Candèze - Agriotes insanus

Lampyridae - Fireflies

=Photinus concisus Lloyd - Photinus concisus 

Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles

Malthinus occipitalis LeConte - Malthinus occipitalis malthinine - Belotus - male - female Ditemnus perforatus (LeConte) - Ditemnus perforatus

BOSTRICHOIDEA

Dermestidae - Skin Beetles

 Cryptorhopalum sp. - Cryptorhopalum


Bostrichidae - Horned Powder-post Beetles

Xylobiops basilaris (Say) - Xylobiops basilaris Xylobiops sp. - Xylobiops

Family Anobiidae - Death-watch and Spider Beetles

Ptinus falli Pic - Ptinus falli

CLEROIDEA

Cleridae - Checkered Beetles

Phyllobaenus discoideus (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus discoideus =

Melyridae - Soft-winged Flower Beetles

Attalus sp. - Attalus Attalus rufiventris Horn - Attalus rufiventris Trichochrous sp. - Trichochrous  Melyrodes basalis (LeConte) - Melyrodes basalis

CUCUJOIDEA

Nitidulidae - Sap-feeding Beetles

Amphicrossus ciliatus (Olivier) - Amphicrossus ciliatus

Coccinellidae - Lady Beetles

Chilocorus stigma (Say) - Chilocorus stigma Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus - Coccinella septempunctata=Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus - Coccinella septempunctata     Brachiacantha bollii Crotch - Brachiacantha bollii=Brachiacantha bollii Crotch - Brachiacantha bollii Hyperaspis inflexa Casey - Hyperaspis inflexa

TENEBRIONOIDEA

Melandryidae - False Darkling Beetles

Symphora rugosa Haldeman - Symphora rugosa

Mordelidae - Tumbling Flower Beetles

Mordella marginata Melsheimer - Mordella marginata=Mordella marginata Melsheimer - Mordella marginata Mordella 

Tenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles

Gondwanocrypticus obsoletus (Say) - Gondwanocrypticus obsoletus Blapstinus fortis LeConte - Blapstinus fortis Platydema Poecilocrypticus formicophilus Gebien - Poecilocrypticus formicophilus 

Oedemeridae - False Blister Beetles

Heliocis repanda (Horn) - Heliocis repanda

Meloidae - Blister Beetles


Scraptiidae - False Flower Beetles

 

CHRYSOMELOIDEA

Cerambycidae - Long-horned Beetles

Typocerus sinuatus (Newman) - Typocerus sinuatus Aneflomorpha seminuda Casey - Aneflomorpha seminuda Euderces pini Olivier - Euderces pini  = 

Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles

Baliosus nervosus (Panzer) - Baliosus nervosus Gratiana pallidula (Boheman) - Gratiana pallidula 


Orthaltica melina Horn - Orthaltica melina - female  Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber - Diabrotica undecimpunctata

 Capraita nigrosignata (Schaeffer) - Capraita nigrosignata Asphaera lustrans (Crotch) - Asphaera lustrans=Asphaera lustrans (Crotch) - Asphaera lustrans=Asphaera lustrans (Crotch) - Asphaera lustrans

Brachypnoea lecontei Riley, Clark & Seeno - Brachypnoea lecontei=Brachypnoea lecontei Riley, Clark & Seeno - Brachypnoea lecontei  Rhabdopterus Myochrous sp. denticollis-cyphus Complex - Myochrous cyphus-denticollis Xanthonia sp. (n. sp. 3) - Xanthonia 

= =   Cryptocephalus notatus Fabricius - Cryptocephalus notatus   Cryptocephalus mucoreus LeConte - Cryptocephalus mucoreus Pachybrachis luridus (Fabricius)  - Pachybrachis luridus - female Pachybrachis
= Anomoea laticlavia (Forster)  - Anomoea laticlavia

  


CURCULIONOIDEA

Anthribidae - Fungus Weevils

 Toxonotus cornutus (Say)  - Toxonotus cornutus=Toxonotus cornutus (Say)  - Toxonotus cornutus=Toxonotus cornutus (Say)  - Toxonotus cornutus

Attelabidae - Leaf Rolling Weevils

Eugnamptus angustatus (Herbst) - Eugnamptus angustatus Eugnamptus cinctus Sharp - Eugnamptus cinctus == 

Brentidae - Straight-snouted Weevils

Apioninae=Apioninae


Curculionidae - Weevils

Orchestes sp. - Orchestes mixtus=Orchestes sp. - Orchestes mixtus Nicentrus decipiens (LeConte) - Nicentrus decipiens baridine - Barinus curticollis=baridine - Barinus curticollis Linogeraeus neglectus (LeConte) - Linogeraeus neglectus

=== Pandeleteius - Pandeleteius cinereus=Pandeleteius - Pandeleteius cinereus


Lepidoptera - Moths and Butterflies

Mike Quinn's Texas Moths - Moth Photographers Group

Superfamily Gelechioidea

Gelechiidae - Twirler Moths

Fascista cercerisella (Chambers) - Fascista cercerisella

Superfamily Tortricoidea

Tortricidae - Tortricid Moths

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Superfamily Papilionoidea

Papilionidae - Swallowtails

 Papilio multicaudata W. F. Kirby - Papilio multicaudata=Papilio multicaudata W. F. Kirby - Papilio multicaudata======Papilio multicaudata W. F. Kirby - Papilio multicaudata

Pyralidae - Pyralid Moths

Homoeosoma electella (Hulst) - Homoeosoma electella

Superfamily Geometroidea

Geometridae - Inchworm Moths

cat - Pero=cat - Pero Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria=Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria=Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria=Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria=Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria=Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria Patalene olyzonaria (Walker) - Patalene olyzonaria=Patalene olyzonaria (Walker) - Patalene olyzonaria=Patalene olyzonaria (Walker) - Patalene olyzonaria Episemasia cervinaria (Packard) - Episemasia cervinaria

Superfamily Bombycoidea

Lasiocampidae - Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths

Tolype sp. - Tolype=Tolype sp. - Tolype =

Superfamily Noctuoidea

Erebidae

Halysidota harrisii Walsh - Halysidota harrisii=Halysidota harrisii Walsh - Halysidota harrisii


Noctuidae - Owlet Moths

Acronicta Acronicta Acronicta

Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius) - Alypia octomaculata=Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius) - Alypia octomaculata 


Cucullia laetifica Lintner - Cucullia laetifica=Cucullia laetifica Lintner - Cucullia laetifica=Cucullia laetifica Lintner - Cucullia laetifica=Cucullia laetifica Lintner - Cucullia laetifica
= Furcula cinerea (Walker) - Furcula cinerea=Furcula cinerea (Walker) - Furcula cinerea=Furcula cinerea (Walker) - Furcula cinerea=Furcula cinerea (Walker) - Furcula cinerea=Furcula cinerea (Walker) - Furcula cinerea

Notodontidae - Prominent Moths

cat - Heterocampa subrotata=cat - Heterocampa subrotata Heterocampa biundata Walker - Heterocampa umbrata=Heterocampa biundata Walker - Heterocampa umbrata=Heterocampa biundata Walker - Heterocampa umbrata=Heterocampa biundata Walker - Heterocampa umbrata=cat - Heterocampa umbrata cat - Heterocampa astartoides=cat - Heterocampa astartoides=cat - Heterocampa astartoides === Lochmaeus sp. - Lochmaeus=Lochmaeus sp. - Lochmaeus=Lochmaeus sp. - Lochmaeus Schizura ipomoeae Doubleday - Schizura ipomoeae=Schizura ipomoeae Doubleday - Schizura ipomoeae=Schizura ipomoeae Doubleday - Schizura ipomoeae=Schizura ipomoeae Doubleday - Schizura ipomoeae=Schizura ipomoeae Doubleday - Schizura ipomoeae=Schizura ipomoeae Doubleday - Schizura ipomoeae  Schizura errucata Dyar - Schizura errucata Schizura errucata Dyar - Schizura errucata

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Peridea angulosa (J. E. Smith)  - Peridea angulosa===

Hymenoptera - Wasps, Bees, Ants

Suborder Symphyta - Sawflies

sawfly on Salix=sawfly on Salix

Superfamily Chrysidoidea

Dryinidae - Pincher Wasps

Pincher Wasp  - female=Pincher Wasp  - female=Pincher Wasp  - female

Superfamily Tiphioidea

Mutillidae - Velvet Ants


Superfamily Formicoidea

Formicidae - Ants 

mouraveille - Monomorium viride=mouraveille - Monomorium viride = == =   ant - Solenopsis invicta=ant - Solenopsis invicta=ant - Solenopsis invicta Camponotus (Myrmentoma) texanus Wheeler - Camponotus texanus - female Camponotus (Myrmentoma) texanus Wheeler - Camponotus texanus - female

Austin-area Arthropod Lists and References

Arthropods Collected from Oaks, Elm and Juniper in Western Travis Co., TX

Total taxa: 14 orders, 138 families, 473 genera, ~1600 species/subspecies

Faunal and Floral Species Lists - Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin

Valerie's Austin Bug Collection - Spiders - Insects


Primary Literature:

Arnett, Jr. R.H., and M.C .Thomas (editors). 2000. American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xvi + 443 pp.

Arnett, Jr. R.H., M.C Thomas and P.E Skelley; J.H. Frank (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp.

Clark, S.M., D.G. LeDoux, T.N. Seeno, E.G. Riley, A.J. Gilbert & J.M. Sullivan. 2004. Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae exclusive of Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp.

Gordon, R.D. 1985.
The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 93(1): 1-912.

Henry, T.J., and R.C. Froeschner (editors). 1988. Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. xix + 958 pp.

Leng, C.W. 1920. Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.

Lingafelter, S.W. 2007. Illustrated Key to the Longhorned Woodboring Beetles of the Eastern United States, Special Publication No. 3. Coleopterists Society. 208 pp.

Nelson, G.H., G.C. Walters, Jr., R.D. Haines & C.L. Bellamy. 2008. A catalog and bibliography of the Buprestoidea of America North of Mexico. The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 4, pp. iv + 1-274.

Quinn, M.A. 2000. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.

Riley, E.G., S.M. Clark, and T.N. Seeno. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 1, 290 pp.

Wagner, D.L. 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 496 pp., 1,200+ color photos.


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