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Critter Gallery Index


These pages represent animals that remained still long enough to be photographed. Most are from Taylor County, Texas, where I live.

I am not a biologist. Finding names for these critters is a quest in itself. Many are yet to be identify. To the best of my ability, the information given is correct.

If you wish to comment, correct, add to, or inform, I would be glad to hear from you.

Thanks for looking

Jo Cox

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Scientific Name         Scientific Name by Family

Common Name        Definitions and Information

Reference Books Used in Identification





Deer     Donkey     Armadillo

Rabbit     Bat     Opossum

Carnivore   Cat  or  Dog  or  Raccoon  or  Skunk

Rodent   Porcupine  or  Squirrel



Large Birds   Hawk & Falcon  or  Owl  or  Vulture  or  Roadrunner

Water Birds   Duck  or  Heron  or  other

"Cooking" Birds   Turkey  or  Dove  or  Quail

Perching Birds   Blackbird  or  Caged Finch  or  other



Snake     Lizard     Turtle



Frog 1, 2     Toad



Catfish     Gambusia     Bass & Crappie

Butterflies & Friends

Swallowtail     Hairstreak     Blue

Monarch & other Royals

Brush-foot   True  or  Crescent & Checkers  or  other

Skipper     Whites & Sulfurs     Metalmark

Moth   Sphinx  or  Tiger  or  Owlet  or  other  or  need ID 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Caterpillar 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Stinging Critters

Ant 1, 2     Velvet Ant

Wasp   True-wasp 3, 6, 7  or  Spider-wasp  or  Digger-wasp  or  Dauber-wasp  or   other 4, 5

Bee   Bee  or  Mining Bee  or  Sweet Bee


Buzzy Flitter

Fly   Bee-Fly 1, 3, 4  or  other 6, 7

Dragonfly     Damselfly     Mayfly

Antlion  or  Lacewing


Bugs with Personality

Praying Mantis 9, 10, 11, 12       Roach



Grasshopper 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  or  Katydid 8, 9, 10  or  Cricket 1


Singer Hoppers

Cicada 8  or  Leafhopper 13


True Bugs

Plant & Seed  or  Leaffooted  or  Water  or  other 5, 6, 7

Assassin Bug   Wheel  or  Ambush  or  other

Scale Bugs 4



Lady-like    Woodborer    Ground 1

Scarab    Water    other 2, 3


Assorted Insects

Termite     Aphid 4     Galls 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Millipede & Centipede     Walkingstick

More Invertebrates





Bivalve   Clam

Gastropod   Snail or Slug



Orb   large 6, 7, 8  or  small 9  or  Longjawed

Jumping   Phidippus  or  other

Crab 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     Lynx     Funnel     Wolf

Other 10, 11, 12

Pink number = unidentified species designation



And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind."  And it was so.

Genesis 1:24


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