Del Rio Bioblitz trip

A few weeks ago was the big bioblitz in Del Rio, Texas which I was fortunate enough to go to, as well as being able to spend some time in Austin and San Antonio before and after the trip. It was great to get out, be on the road, and explore a new ecosystem I haven't really seen. It was a little early for peak dragonfly diversity but I saw lots of cool stuff and some interesting odonate parasitism by dipterans which I had not yet seen in person.

As these things can be sometimes, better than seeing whatever was out there, it was fun to see so many different people from all over and hang out and explore together. One trip, in a way facilitated by iNaturalist though otherwise unrelated, was a brief excursion @tadamcochran and I took to Mexico one night after a group dinner. I wrote about it on my blog here, if you would like to check it out.

Thanks to everybody who made the trip out to Del Rio and special thanks to @sambiology for doing the organization/logistics for these things. I look forward to doing more soon.

Anotado por briangooding briangooding, 26 de abril de 2018 a las 06:56 PM

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Azulilla de Estanque de la Nueva España (Enallagma novaehispaniae)

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briangooding

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Abril 2018

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Male Enallagma novaehispaniae

Found this little guy in the beautiful habitat along San Felipe Creek.

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Rayadora de Cara Pálida (Brechmorhoga mendax)

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briangooding

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Abril 5, 2018 05:30 PM CDT

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Male Brechmorhoga mendax patrolling territory

This spot along San Felipe Creek was one of the most tranquil spots for me despite its proximity to the road and other people.

I included some habitat shots I took with the phone while wading in the water. Very serene spot.

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Azulilla de Arroyo Anillada (Argia sedula)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 05:39 PM CDT

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Male Argia sedula

Near Moore Park. We stopped to look for Argia rhoadsi but didn't find any.

The water was low enough to stand in the creek and shoot toward the vegetation lining the edge.

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Azulilla de Arroyo Sórdida (Argia immunda)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 05:49 PM CDT

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Female Argia immunda

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briangooding

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Abril 5, 2018 01:58 PM CDT

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Asilid predating moth

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Hormigas León Y Moscas Búho (Familia Myrmeleontidae)

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briangooding

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Abril 5, 2018 02:41 PM CDT

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Antlion hanging out on a rock

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Cristo Fue (Pitangus sulphuratus)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 02:19 PM CDT

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A bird of some sort singing and fishing or something

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Caballito Escarlata Común (Hetaerina americana)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 02:10 PM CDT

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Male Hetaerina americana coming in for landing on territorial perch

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Azulilla de Estanque del Este (Enallagma exsulans)

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briangooding

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Abril 7, 2018 11:43 AM CDT

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Juvenile female Enallagma exsulans with two dipteran parasites (tight crop on second photo)

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Azulilla de Estanque del Este (Enallagma exsulans)

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briangooding

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Abril 7, 2018 11:46 AM CDT

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Juvenile male Enallagma exsulans with hydrachnid parasites

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Azulilla de Arroyo Versátil (Argia fumipennis)

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briangooding

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Abril 7, 2018 01:18 PM CDT

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Male Argia fumipennis

I was happy to see this species on the Del Rio trip as I don't normally see it around home. Very beautiful colors.

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Azulilla de Arroyo Versátil (Argia fumipennis)

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briangooding

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Abril 7, 2018 12:51 PM CDT

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Male Argia fumipennis with hydrachnid and dipteran parasites

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Escarabajo Soldado Tejano (Chauliognathus scutellaris)

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briangooding

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Abril 8, 2018 09:58 AM CDT

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Coleopterans mating

With Greg Lasley, Galen Stewart, and Tony Iwane.

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Mariposa Abanico (Poladryas minuta)

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briangooding

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Abril 8, 2018 10:22 AM CDT

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With Greg Lasley, Galen Stewart, and Tony Iwane.

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Azulilla de Estanque del Golfo (Enallagma durum)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 10:18 AM CDT

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Male Enallagma durum predating tipulid

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Efímeras de Cabeza Plana (Familia Heptageniidae)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 08:21 AM CDT

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Venado de Cola Blanca (Odocoileus virginianus)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 05:29 PM CDT

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Roadkill on the way to the campsites and boat loading ramp. There was another less than 100m down the road.

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Azulilla de Arroyo Sórdida (Argia immunda)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 05:43 PM CDT

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Argia immunda ovipositing

Found some spots to walk along the inside of the creek. Lots of damselfly activity.

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Caballitos Escarlata (Género Hetaerina)

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briangooding

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Abril 6, 2018 05:47 PM CDT

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Female Hetaerina americana

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Azulilla de Arroyo Anillada (Argia sedula)

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briangooding

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Abril 7, 2018 11:59 AM CDT

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Female Argia sedula wing-clapping

After looking at this I see I missed the middle position, so this isn't quite how it looks or the correct speed...just a general visualization.

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