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Other Insects


I will be adding more categories below soon...please check back later. Thanks!

Many people have been kind enough to help me with identifications based on some of my photos and occasionally specimens. I wish to thank Giff Beaton and Paul Choate for help with Tiger Beetles, John Abbott for help with all insects, and Paul Lenhart for help with grasshoppers.



Species Count: 90      Image Count: 335
* Indicates new image(s) added in the last 90 days

Mantids (order Mantodea)

Brunner's Mantis (Brunneria borealis)
Texas Unicorn Mantis (Phyllovates chlorophaea)
Praying Mantis (Stagmomantis carolina)

Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets (order Orthoptera)

Mexican Pygmy Grasshopper (Paratettix mexicanus)
Aztec Pygmy Grasshopper (Paratettix aztecus)
Horse Lubber Grasshopper (Taeniopoda eques)
Plains Lubber Grasshopper (Brachystola magna)
Robust Toad Lubber (Phrynotettix robustus)
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea microptera)
Aztec Spur-throat (Aidemona azteca)
Green-striped Grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata)
Canyon Grasshopper (Melanoplus eumera)
Thomas's Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus thomasi)
Yellow-belly Boopie (Boopedon flaviventris)
Plains Yellow-winged Grasshopper (Arphia simplex)
Glaucus-legged Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus glaucipes)
Montezuma's Grasshopper (Syrbula montezuma)
Huachuca Grasshopper (Conalcaea huachucana)
Humphrey's Grasshopper (Barytettix humphreysii)
Two-striped Mermiria (Mermiria bivittata)
Showy Grasshopper (Hesperotettix speciosus)
Paraidemona punctata
Green Fool Grasshopper (Acrolophitus hirtipes)
Short-winged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis)
Spoon-tailed Short-winged Katydid (Dichopetala catinata)
Central Texas Leaf-Katydid (Paracyrtophyllus robustus)
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (Scudderia furcata)
Haldeman's Shieldback (Pediodectes haldemani)
Three-banded Grasshopper (Hadrotettix trifasciatus)
Aztec Grasshopper (Lactista azteca)
Carolina Grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)
Pallid-winged Grasshopper (Trimerotropis pallidipennis)
Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)
Spur-throat Grasshopper species (Melanoplus species)
Arroyo Grasshopper (Heliastus benjamini)
American Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana)
Ponderous Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus ponderosus)
Lakin Grasshopper (Melanoplus lakinus)
Red-shanked Grasshopper (Xanthippus corallipes pantherinus)
White-lined Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca albolineata)
Brown-winged Slant-faced Grasshopper (Syrbula admiralis)
Obscure Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca obscura)
Sumichrast Toothpick Grasshopper (Achurum sumichrasti)
Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper (Leptysma marginicollis)

Tiger Beetles (family Cicindelidae)

(My thanks to Giff Beaton and Skip Choate for identifying many of my tigers from photos.)
Cazier's Tiger Beetle (Cicindela cazieri)
Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle (Cicindela longilabris)
Ocellated Tiger Beetle (Cicindela ocellata)
Green Claybank Tiger Beetle (Cicindela denverensis)
Beautiful Tiger Beetle (Cicindela formosa)
Wetsalts Tiger Beetle (Cicindela haemorrhagica)
Limestone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela politula)
Punctured Tiger Beetle (Cicindela punctulata)
Bronzed Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda)
Festive Tiger Beetle (Cicindela scutellaris)
Western Red-bellied Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sedecimpunctata)
Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Rio Grande Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sperata)
Schaupp's Tiger Beetle (Cicindela schauppii)
S-Banded Tiger Beetle (Cicindela trifasciata)
Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle (Cinindela (Tribonia) tranquebarica)
Cream-edged Tiger Beetle (Habroscelimorpha circumpicta)
White-cloaked Tiger Beetle (Eunota togata)

Ants, Bees, and Wasps (order Hymenoptera)

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)
Mexican Honey Wasp (Brachygastra mellifica)
Paper Wasp (Polistes species)
Red Wasp (Polistes carolina)
Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila species)
Western Cicada Killer (Sphecius grandis)
Eastern Cicada Killer (Sphecius speciosus)
Red-eyed Bee (Centris rhodopus)

Other Insects

(My thanks to Dr. John Abbott at the University of Texas for identifying many of my insects from photos)
Acmaeodera ornatoides
Cactus Coreid (Chelinidea vittiger)
Periodical Cicada (Magicicada species)
Superb Green Cicada (Tibicen superbus)
Elephant Mosquito (Toxorhynchites rutilus)
Thorn Treehopper (Umbonia crassicornis)
Elm Calligrapha (Calligrapha scalaris)
Long-jawed Longhorn Beetle (Trachyderes mandibularis)
Tetraopes texanus
Kern's Flower Scarab (Euphoria kernii)
Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus)
Yellow-crescent Blister Beetle (Pyrota insulata)
Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Rainbow Scarab Beetle (Phanaeus vindex)
Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis)
Yellowjacket Hover Fly (Milesia virginiensis)
Water Scorpion (Ranatra species)
Mydas clavatus
Owl Fly (Family Ascalaphidae)