• Black Widow Spider
  • Black-and-yellow Argiope Spider
  • Bordered Patch
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Cicadas
  • Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver Spider
  • Crickets
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Dobson Fly
  • Dragonflies
  • Fire Ants
  • Florida Leaf-footed Bug
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Giant Walking Stick Insect
  • Gladiator Katydid
  • Glowbugs
  • Grasshoppers
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Ground Beetles
  • Humming Bird Moths
  • Ironclad Beetles
  • Jumping Spiders
  • Ladybirds
  • Leaf Footed Bug
  • Little Black Harmless Ants
  • Mosquitoes
  • Nebraska Cone Head
  • Praying Mantis
  • Scorpions
  • Soldier
  • Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Unknown Beetle
  • Wasps
  • Wolf Spider
  • Yellow and Black Mud Dauber
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    Jo and Alan's Wildlife Repository

    This is a collection of photographs which documents a large proportion of the wildlife seen by Jo and Alan in and around our home in Texas.

    We can't hope to document everything and sometimes the creature runs away before you can get the camera out, but we're doing our best. This is a work in progress; photos will be added as new creatures are spied.

    Menu options that are greyed out and not clickable mean we have seen the species but have no photographs of it yet.

    Creatures are grouped into their general kinds but we are not biologists so some categorization might be slightly awry. Forgive us! If you see something that you can identify better than we can, or if we have it classified as an unknown, please let us know. Sometimes our books just don't have everything listed.

    We operate our household by catch-and-release; if we find some beastie inside then it is captured and evicted, not killed. You can catch a lot with a cup and stiff card!

    References: Birds of Texas
    Audubon Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America
    Audubon Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America