This will conclude the Aug 3rd outing. And this was the highlight of the outing for me. I had found the adult of this critter inside the house back in June. Therefore, its larva has to be in our area as well right?
So on June 14th, I found this adult inside on our sliding back door. In fact, it follows the larva must be here too.
At last, August 3rd outing was my day! Here the Pin-striped Slug Moth ( Monoleuca semifascia) was sitting pretty on greenbriar! Warning the spines can be painful! Accordingly, my philosophy is do not touch until I have it identified. With 20 spines per wart, it was a good decision.
Of course, you know me, I had brought it home to get a better look.
Which end is the head? Clue: the frass comes out the rear.
The head was hidden under here.
Golden Dalea ( Dalea aurea) was seen on the way back to vehicles.
Hairy Grama ( Bouteloua hirsuta). Consequently, I am sure allergies will follow!