Presentation on Identifying Wolf Spiders

Title: "Hidden" in Plain Sight
When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm Texas Time
Duration: 60 minutes to allow time for questions
Presentation Deck: Hidden in Plain Sight
Recording: May 7 Session Recording

From @eaneubauer who will be presenting:

In 2020 I discovered a new wolf spider species literally in my backyard. I called it Hogna 'incognita', the disguised wolf spider, after I had explored the current named species and was convinced it didn't match any of the currently named species. Hogna 'incognita' had long been confused with Hogna antelucana first described in 1904.

Since I saw the two species daily, I was aware of their relative growth and noticed their appearances differed at every stage and many other striking differences turned up along the way.

Join us for the details on how Russell Pfau (@pfau_tarleton) joined the effort in 2023 and we determined that traditional methods for differentiating species aren't always enough...

@swissagnes, @pbynum, @textileranger, @amzapp, @annikaml, @assmann, @bacchusrock, @baxter-slye, @birdingtexan, @bosqueaaron, @brentano, @butterflies4fun, @cameralenswrangler, @centratex, @chandlerdavis, @chasingchickens, @currenfrasch, @connlindajo, @dillon_kyle, @eaneubauer, @elytrid, @franpfer, @gayle22864, @gcwarbler, @gwaithir, @ldennis, @immortalwhat, @inhat83, @isaaceastland, @jcochran706, @jeff_back, @jeffmci9, @jellyfishmambo, @jgw_atx, @joshua_tx, @karen762, @k8thegr8, @knightericm, @kimberlietx, @kucycads, @lorimalloy, @lovebirder, @lulubelle, @mammelton50, @megachile, @mpintar, @mikef451, @nanofishology, @oddfitz, @observerjosh, @pfau_tarleton, @prairie_rambler, @pufferchung, @pynklynx, @rkostecke, @reidhardin, @rymcdaniel, @sagaciousoctopus, @sambiology, @tadamcochran, @wildcarrot, @williampaulwhite17

Please let us know what date (May 7, 8, or 9) would work best for you and whether 7 pm Texas time is a good time.

Publicado el abril 18, 2024 02:55 TARDE por bacchusrock bacchusrock


Currently all 3 of those days would work for me at 7pm. This sounds fascinating!!! 🧐

Publicado por observerjosh hace 3 meses

Any of those days work for me.

Publicado por kucycads hace 3 meses

Following. Sounds interesting!

Publicado por jcochran706 hace 3 meses

This sounds so interesting!! Will there be a recording of the presentation available for those who can't make the dates?

Publicado por wildcarrot hace 3 meses

May I share this presentation with our TX Master Naturalist Group (when the time and link are set)? It's ok to decline, but I know a few people would be interested in spider identification.

Publicado por amzapp hace 3 meses

Any of those dates work for me.

Publicado por annikaml hace 3 meses

I might be able to record it. I am planning to use a google meeting and I only have a basic google account. I'll investigate what options there are. Also, @eaneubauer would need to agree to a recording being made. I don't see an issue with making the link available to others. I also need to investigate whether I have a maximum participants limit in google, but I will find something that works.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 3 meses

7th works best for me, but don’t schedule anything on my account… I’ll just watch the recording if need be, if a recording’s available.

Publicado por inhat83 hace 3 meses

Definitely interested, I don't think I have anything any of those evenings.

Publicado por jellyfishmambo hace 3 meses

I agree to recording if it's helpful.

Publicado por eaneubauer hace 3 meses

I'm interested and available all 3 nights. Did I dream that Eric was going to present this at the next Master Naturalist meeting, too?

Publicado por kimberlietx hace 3 meses

Dreaming, I think. I'm not sure if I'm going to do anything at the annual meeting yet, and an introduction to wolf spiders including the more common genera might be useful to more people. I have done new species the presentation for the Brazos Valley chapter as well as my own so that's another option. Incidentally, the genetic results came in just hours after the Brazos Valley presentation.

Publicado por eaneubauer hace 3 meses

Any of those dates at 7 pm will work! Sounds great. Thanks!

Publicado por lovebirder hace 3 meses

As far as right now those dates and time work for me. I'm definitely interested in finding out more about them!

Publicado por chandlerdavis hace 3 meses

I am so excited about this! Thanks for including me! Any of those dates work for Mr and 7 pm, Texas time, works too! Can't wait!

Publicado por lulubelle hace 3 meses

Based on responses, I am setting the date for May 7 at 7 pm Texas time. I only have a basic google account so cannot record with it. I also don't have zoom. If anyone has a way of recording please let me know.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 3 meses

Let me know if space is available to invite our TMN chapter members to the presentation. This is the El Camino Real chapter in Milam County, of which Eric is a member

Publicado por connlindajo hace 3 meses

My understanding is that I can host up to 100 participants on a google meet call, so it should be fine to invite the TMN chapter members.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 3 meses

I plan on attending! Theres a free software called OBS that you can use to record your screen and meetings. If nothing comes up and I can make it that night then I can record a copy of the meeting!

Publicado por dillon_kyle hace 3 meses

Thanks @dillon_kyle Would be great to get help with the recording.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 3 meses

Hey my friend Mike Quinn @entomike is giving a zoom presentation for Austin Butterfly Form. You guys should watch!

Monday, April 22nd, at 7 pm: The Greatness of the Great Plains and the Centrality of Central Texas, presented by Mike Quinn, Entomologist.

Description: We will examine the abundance, biodiversity and conservation of a wide range of taxonomic groups, from butterflies to botany to bats to birds to beetles and bugs to name a few, that reside in the central region of North America. Prominent will be the discussion of the wet/dry gradient across the continent. We will investigate relationships among predators, prey and plant diversity. Finally, we will look at the interplay of human populations and wildlife observations.

Bio: Mike is a 61 year old life long naturalist who first came to Austin in 1978. He has degrees in wildlife and entomology from Texas A&M. Mike's thesis involved an intensive quantitative study of arthropods available to golden-cheeked warblers in western Travis Co. He was a former invertebrate biologist of Texas Parks and Wildlife and is currently associated with the University of Texas Insect Collection. Mike has served on the board of the Austin Butterfly Forum for over 20 years. In addition to running, Mike is a major contributor to both BugGuide and iNaturalist.

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Publicado por currenfrasch hace 3 meses

Reminder that the call on wolf spiders is in about 2 hours.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 2 meses

What platform do we view it on?

Publicado por currenfrasch hace 2 meses

@currenfrasch Clicking on the link near the top took me to Google Meet.

Publicado por annikaml hace 2 meses

Will a recording of the presentation be available?

Publicado por connlindajo hace 2 meses

I was not able to find a way to record the session.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 2 meses

Oh no!! My work ran late, did I miss the whole thing?

Publicado por wildcarrot hace 2 meses

Here is the download link for the recording of @eaneubauer 's presentation from earlier today!

Publicado por dillon_kyle hace 2 meses

Thanks for recording the session, @dillon_kyle I have added links to the deck and the recording at the top of this journal post.

Publicado por bacchusrock hace 2 meses

Thanks for recording this! I so wanted to watch this, but had a mothing event at the same time.

Publicado por lulubelle hace 2 meses

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