Grey Hairstreak

Photo: Brice Praslicka Species: Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) Measuring in at a mighty wingspan of 1 inch, the grey hairstreak is one of the more common of hairstreaks of Texas. If you see a little blue butterfly flutter on by, it’s probably either one of these or some other kind of hairstreak. If you look…

Catclaw Brier

Photo: Brice Praslicka Species: Catclaw Brier or Nuttall’s sensitive-briar (Mimosa nuttallii) Click the photo above or here for the full resolution image. Catclaw briers, also known as a touch-me-not, shameplant, or shy plant, has a unique trait not found in many other plants. As the name hints, it’s “shy”. Yes, the “catclaw” part is because…

Slender Meadow Katydid Nymph

Photo: Brice Praslicka
Species: Conocephalus fasciatus
Ever been camping or outside at night and hear an extremely loud cricket? So loud it almost hurts your ears?