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Biodiversity of Texas

Biodiversity of Texas

All plants and wildlife are eligible for the mission if they are native to Texas or migrating to Texas. Please be as accurate as possible with the description, habitat, and location. Many varieties exist of a species or plant due to the large expanse of Texas. Young ones, with the parents’ permission, are encouraged to add to the mission. Sign in to join mission

Biodiversity of Texas
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Texas, being the 2nd largest state in the U.S., consists of diverse landscapes that resemble the American South and Southwest. Contrary to the popular notion that Texas is a desert state, less than 10% of the actual terrain is desert. Coastlines, piney woods, forests, grasslands, rolling plains, rugged hills, swamps, prairies, caves, and the desert and mountains of the Big Bend all describe the diversity of Texas. Within these terrains lives a variety of plant-life and wildlife, some of which is endangered.

Biodiversity of Texas

Lat: 31.14 Long: -99.64

Recent Spottings

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Brian38 6 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Spoon-tailed short-wing katydid Brian38 1 0 Spoon-tailed short-wing katydid
Autumn red-winged Grasshopper Brian38 1 0 Autumn red-winged Grasshopper
Great kiskadee Brian38 6 1 Great kiskadee
Ruddy turnstone Brian38 1 0 Ruddy turnstone
Pale Green Assassin Bug Brian38 1 0 Pale Green Assassin Bug
American Giant Millipede Tukup 4 2 American Giant Millipede
Brown anole (mating) Brian38 4 0 Brown anole (mating)
Eastern cottontail Brian38 2 2 Eastern cottontail
Cactus coreid nymph Brian38 2 3 Cactus coreid nymph
Green jay Brian38 11 5 Green jay
Whitewashed Rabdotus Brian38 2 0 Whitewashed Rabdotus
Spoon-tailed short-wing katydid Brian38 1 2 Spoon-tailed short-wing katydid
Mexican Two-Tailed Spider Brian38 1 0 Mexican Two-Tailed Spider
Texas spiny softshell turtle Brian38 10 4 Texas spiny softshell turtle
Tawny emperor Brian38 2 0 Tawny emperor
Bordered Plant Bug Brian38 1 0 Bordered Plant Bug
Bisbee Spinystar Brian38 1 0 Bisbee Spinystar
Hoary Cobblestone Lichen Brian38 1 0 Hoary Cobblestone Lichen
Mat rock spiraea Brian38 2 0 Mat rock spiraea
White-rumped sandpiper Brian38 3 0 White-rumped sandpiper
Texas madrone Brian38 3 0 Texas madrone
Praying Mantis Brian38 2 0 Praying Mantis
Queen (butterfly) Brian38 4 0 Queen (butterfly)
Wild olive tortoise beetle (larvae) Brian38 11 3 Wild olive tortoise beetle (larvae)
Great-tailed grackle (male) Brian38 5 0 Great-tailed grackle (male)
Brown longtail Brian38 2 0 Brown longtail
Green jay Brian38 5 0 Green jay
American alligator Brian38 2 0 American alligator
Tropical checkered skipper Brian38 2 0 Tropical checkered skipper
Black-necked stilt Brian38 5 0 Black-necked stilt
Plain chachalaca Brian38 2 0 Plain chachalaca
Carmine skimmer (male) Brian38 1 0 Carmine skimmer (male)
Inca dove Brian38 4 4 Inca dove
Cactus coreid Brian38 3 1 Cactus coreid
Piping plover Brian38 4 0 Piping plover
Brown thrasher Brian38 3 1 Brown thrasher
Silver argiope Brian38 3 0 Silver argiope
Tomato Stink Bug Brian38 1 0 Tomato Stink Bug
Buff-bellied hummingbird Brian38 2 0 Buff-bellied hummingbird
Green June beetle Brian38 1 0 Green June beetle
Common gallinule Brian38 1 0 Common gallinule
Belted kingfisher (female) Brian38 1 0 Belted kingfisher (female)
Texas spiny lizard Brian38 3 2 Texas spiny lizard
White-patched skipper Brian38 1 0 White-patched skipper
Great kiskadee Brian38 1 0 Great kiskadee
Longhorn beetle Brian38 0 1 Longhorn beetle
Snowy egret Brian38 2 0 Snowy egret
Tricolored heron Brian38 1 0 Tricolored heron
Arrowhead Flatworm Tukup 5 0 Arrowhead Flatworm

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