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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

Swamp azalea Brian38 1 0 Swamp azalea
Texas tortoise Brian38 2 0 Texas tortoise
Altamira oriole (juvenile) Brian38 2 0 Altamira oriole (juvenile)
White-tipped dove Brian38 2 0 White-tipped dove
Sabine Map Turtle Brian38 1 0 Sabine Map Turtle
Razor-backed musk turtle Brian38 1 0 Razor-backed musk turtle
Eastern meadowlark Brian38 5 0 Eastern meadowlark
Lesser yellowlegs Brian38 1 0 Lesser yellowlegs
Yellow-billed cuckoo Brian38 3 0 Yellow-billed cuckoo
Black-crowned night heron Brian38 1 0 Black-crowned night heron
Bobcat Brian38 9 9 Bobcat
Hispid cotton rat Brian38 3 0 Hispid cotton rat
American alligator Brian38 1 0 American alligator
Brown Pelican KatCuff 2 0 Brown Pelican
Scissor-tailed flycatcher Brian38 3 0 Scissor-tailed flycatcher
Bronzed cowbird (male) Brian38 6 0 Bronzed cowbird (male)
Couch's kingbird Brian38 4 0 Couch's kingbird
Inca dove Brian38 4 0 Inca dove
Thistledown Velvet Ant (female) SargonR 6 0 Thistledown Velvet Ant (female)
Havard Agave SargonR 5 0 Havard Agave
Desert Inkcap SargonR 3 1 Desert Inkcap
Desert Millipede SargonR 2 1 Desert Millipede
Common Checkered Whiptail SargonR 6 0 Common Checkered Whiptail
Lechuguilla Agave SargonR 3 0 Lechuguilla Agave
Desert Willow SargonR 3 0 Desert Willow
Yellow Beeplant SargonR 2 0 Yellow Beeplant
Common Lesser Earless Lizard SargonR 2 1 Common Lesser Earless Lizard
Southwestern Fence Lizard SargonR 2 0 Southwestern Fence Lizard
Strawberry Pitaya Cactus SargonR 1 0 Strawberry Pitaya Cactus
Texas Sage SargonR 0 0 Texas Sage
Mexican yellow ♂ ornithoptera80 1 0 Mexican yellow ♂
Southern dogface Brian38 6 0 Southern dogface
Yellow Garden Spider Tukup 4 2 Yellow Garden Spider
Spinybacked Orbweaver Tukup 7 2 Spinybacked Orbweaver
Apache Plume SargonR 2 2 Apache Plume
Nodding Onion SargonR 6 0 Nodding Onion
Banded Garden Spider Tukup 2 0 Banded Garden Spider
Scarlet Gilia SargonR 3 2 Scarlet Gilia
Northern Rose-bellied Lizard Brian38 4 0 Northern Rose-bellied Lizard
Giant Desert Centipede SargonR 9 3 Giant Desert Centipede
Canyon Grasshopper SargonR 4 0 Canyon Grasshopper
Wheeler's Blue-Winged Grasshopper SargonR 2 5 Wheeler's Blue-Winged Grasshopper
Secondary screwworm Brian38 3 0 Secondary screwworm
Betrothed Underwing Ornithoptera80 8 0 Betrothed Underwing
Indomitable Melipotis moth Ornithoptera80 3 0 Indomitable Melipotis moth
Pannaria wave moth ornithoptera80 1 0 Pannaria wave moth
Honey locust moth Ornithoptera80 15 7 Honey locust moth
Northern pintail Brian38 3 0 Northern pintail
Phaon Crescent Brian38 8 0 Phaon Crescent
Black-bellied whistling duck Brian38 8 0 Black-bellied whistling duck

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