Phenological List of Konza Prairie Animals
Common Name Scientific Name 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting
Birds   2007 2006 2005 2004
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus 02/23/07 03/13/06 02/18/05 03/06/04
American Woodcock Scolopax minor 02/28/07 05/29/06 03/05/05  
Ring-necked duck Aythya collaris        
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla 03/13/07 04/08/06 03/08/05  
Turkey Vulture Carthartes aura 03/14/07 03/24/06 03/21/05 03/20/04
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors        
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola        
American Pipit Anthus rubescens        
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus        
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus        
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula        
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda 04/02/07 04/01/06 04/08/05 03/30/04
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis 04/18/07     03/30/04
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 04/19/07 04/15/06   04/04/04
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 03/10/07 03/01/06 03/23/05 04/06/04
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca        
Merlin Falco columbarius        
American Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva        
Long-billed curlew Numenius americanus        
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater 03/13/07 03/31/06 03/26/05 04/06/04
Common snipe Gallinago gallinago        
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea 04/16/07 04/07/06 04/07/05  
Sprague's Pipet Anthus spragueii        
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla 04/19/07 04/08/06 04/01/05  
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 03/24/07 03/18/06 03/16/05 04/15/04
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus        
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni        
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus        
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufrum 04/19/07 04/06/06 04/21/05 04/19/04
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 04/17/07 04/08/06 04/07/05 04/15/04
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus 04/19/07 04/10/06 04/09/05 04/19/04
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina        
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus 04/14/07 04/11/06   04/19/04
American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus        
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus 04/23/07 04/15/06 04/17/05 04/23/04
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis 04/26/07 04/24/06 05/08/05 04/23/04
Common Poorwill Chordeiles minor 04/01/07 04/13/06 04/10/05 04/23/04
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus 04/17/07 04/08/06 04/16/05 04/25/04
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina 04/02/07 04/07/06 04/19/05  
House Wren Troglodytes aedon   05/08/06 05/09/05 04/26/04
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii        
Northern Parula Parula americana 04/19/07 05/06/06 04/16/05  
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albacollis        
Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia 04/15/07      
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus 05/04/07      
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus        
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum 04/21/07 04/03/06 04/11/05 04/25/04
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus 04/08/07 03/26/06 05/01/05  
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan   04/11/06 04/27/05  
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus         
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes        
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii 04/18/07 04/10/06 04/10/05  
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 04/27/07 04/29/06 05/07/05 05/06/04
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 05/04/07 04/29/06 05/08/05 05/19/04
Buff-breasted sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis        
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys        
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas 05/04/07      
Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis   04/15/06 05/06/05  
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 05/15/07      
Tree Swalllow Tachycineta bicolor        
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica 05/13/07 05/06/06 05/06/05  
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis        
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida 04/26/07 04/29/06    
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia 05/07/07      
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata 04/26/07      
Dickcissel Spiza americana 04/28/07 05/01/05 05/07/05 05/08/04
Common Nighthawk Phalaenoptilus nuttallii 04/26/07 05/01/06 04/30/05 05/11/04
Cattle egret Bubulcus ibus        
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis     05/08/05  
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis agilis        
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata 04/27/07 05/05/06    
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus   04/29/06 05/20/05 05/06/04
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus        
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii 05/12/07 05/05/06 05/09/05 05/26/04
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 05/04/07 04/27/06 05/08/05 05/26/04
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus        
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea 05/05/07 04/30/06   05/29/04
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus 05/04/07 04/29/06 05/15/05  
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis 05/13/07 05/19/06    
Green Heron Butorides virescens 05/05/07 05/08/06    
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris 05/15/07      
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus        
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus 05/18/07      
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea 05/05/07 05/21/06    
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys        
Wood Duck Aix sponsa        
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens        
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus 05/09/07 06/05/06 05/29/05  
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus        
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris 04/24/07 06/04/06   06/10/04
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 05/04/07 07/15/06    
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia        
Solitary sandpiper Tringa solitaria        
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 10/27/07 10/16/04   10/17/04
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia   11/08/06 09/29/05  
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii   10/05/06 09/29/05  
White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 09/08/07 04/06/06 09/29/05  
White-faced ibis Plegadis chihi        
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus 10/09/07      
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea        
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum        
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus        
Upland Sandpiper - chicks Bartramia longicauda        
Wild Turkey - chicks Meleagris gallopavo 06/22/07 06/07/06    
Killdeer - chicks Charadrius vociferus        
Bob White - chicks Colinus virginianus        
Cormorant migration Phalacrocroax auritus        
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula        
           
Mammals          
Wood chuck Marmota monax        
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus 04/16/07 04/19/06 03/29/05 03/16/04
White-tailed deer fawn Odocoileus virginianus 05/14/07 06/06/06 05/28/05  
Bison calf Bison bison 04/19/07 04/14/06 04/11/05 04/16/04
American beaver Castor canadensis        
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus        
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus 07/30/07      
Big Brown Bat          
           
Reptiles          
Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris 04/17/07 04/13/06 04/23/05 04/17/04
Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum 04/17/07 04/20/06 04/14/05  
Great Plains Skink Eumeces obsoletus 04/21/07 04/15/06 04/21/05 04/17/04
Ground skink          
Prairie Racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis 05/10/07 04/24/06 05/10/05  
Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus 03/24/07 04/20/06 04/09/05 05/24/04
Prairie Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus 04/21/07 04/15/06    
Eastern Yellowbelly Racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris 04/20/07 04/15/06 04/14/05  
Red-sided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis 04/21/07 04/13/06 04/21/05  
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum 04/21/07      
Great Plains Rat Snake Elaphe guttata emoryi 04/29/07 04/15/06    
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta 05/09/07 04/16/06 05/08/05  
Brown Snake Storeri dekayi        
Bull Snake Pituophis melanoleucus 05/12/07 04/15/06    
Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix   06/07/06    
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum 04/02/07 04/15/06    
Flathead Snake Tantilla gracilis 04/29/07      
Common King Snake Lampropeltis getulus 05/10/07 05/14/06    
Prairie King Snake Lampropeltis calligaster        
Speckled King Snake Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki        
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon        
Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ornata 05/06/07 04/17/06    
Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii        
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina 05/04/07      
           
Amphibians          
Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata 03/23/07 03/28/06 03/03/05 03/14/04
Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi 04/21/07      
Cope's Gray Tree Frog Hyla chrysoscelis 05/07/07 06/22/06 05/07/05  
Plains Leopard Frog Rana blairi     04/17/05  
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana 06/21/07 04/15/06    
GreatPlains Narrow-mouth Toad Gastrophryne olivacea 04/02/07 06/07/06    
Plains Spadefoot Toad Spea bombifrons        
Woodhouse's Toad Bufo woodhousii        
           
Fish          
Southern Redbelly Dace-spawn Phoxinus erythrogaster        
           
           
Butterflies          
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis 03/24/07 03/28/06 03/26/05 03/12/04
Comma or Hop Merchant Polygonia comma        
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa antiopa 03/15/07 03/01/06 03/26/05 03/23/04
Checkered White Pontia protodice     03/13/05 03/25/04
Cabbage White (non-native) Pieris rapae 04/02/07 03/28/06 03/23/05  
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria 04/17/07 04/16/06 04/07/05 03/27/04
Henry's Elfin Incisalia henrici turneri 03/30/07 04/08/06 04/07/05 04/17/04
Juvenal's Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis        
Horace's Dusky Wing Erynnis horatius 07/05/07 04/08/06    
Mottled Dusky Wing Erynnis martialis 04/02/07 04/08/06 04/04/05 04/27/04
Spring Azure Celastrina argiolus ladon 03/30/07 03/07/06 04/05/05 04/27/04
American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis 05/17/07 04/16/06 04/07/05  
Goatweed Butterfly Anaea andria 03/30/07 04/05/06    
Olive Hairstreak Mitoura gryneus gryneus        
Monarch Danaus plexippus 04/21/07 04/12/06 04/20/05 04/27/04
Tiger Swallowtail Pterourus glaucus glaucus 03/30/07 04/14/06 04/07/05 05/08/04
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus clarus 04/28/07 05/08/06 04/20/05 05/29/04
Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna hianna     04/20/05  
Common Sooty Wing Pholisora catullus        
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui 05/06/07 04/14/06 04/07/05 05/19/04
Eastern-tailed Blue Everes comyntas 06/02/07 05/29/06 04/03/05  
Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus        
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes asterius 05/11/07 04/14/06 04/20/05  
Alfalfa Butterfly Colias eurytheme 04/28/07 05/22/06 04/30/05  
Eastern Dun Skipper Euphyes ruricola metacomet 05/26/07      
Gorgone Checkerspot Charidryas gorgone carlota        
Nysa Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa        
Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes vialis 05/01/07 04/16/06 05/01/05  
Southern Cloudy Wing Thorybes bathyllus   05/11/06 05/08/05  
Wild Indigo Dusky Wing Erynnis baptisiae        
Giant Swallowtail Heraclides cresphontes 05/17/07 05/16/06 05/18/05  
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia 05/19/07 05/22/06 05/20/05 05/24/04
Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax        
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos tharos 04/17/07 04/16/06 06/02/05 05/29/04
Silvery Checkerspot Charidryas nycteis nycteis        
Pearly-eye Enodia anthedon 06/02/07 09/04/06   05/29/04
Hackberry Butterfly Asterocampa celtis celtis 06/02/07 05/19/06 06/02/05 05/31/04
Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton clyton        
Snout Butterfly Libytheana bachmanii 06/02/07      
Great Copper Gaeides xanthoides     06/09/05  
Tawny-edged Skipper Polites themistocles 06/07/07 09/04/06   06/09/04
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele cybele 05/26/07 05/27/06 05/23/05 05/29/04
Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia 06/02/07 05/29/06 05/29/05 05/28/04
Pipe Vine Swallowtail Battus philenor 06/07/07      
Little Glassywing Pompeius verna     06/05/05  
Queen Danaus gilippus        
Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta        
Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela   05/29/06 06/05/05  
Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala 07/05/07 06/29/06 06/06/05 06/29/04
Golden Byssus Probelma byssus kumskaka        
Checkered Skipper Pyrgus communis 06/02/07 09/04/06   06/29/04
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus 04/21/07 04/05/06 06/15/05 06/11/04
Reakirt's Blue Hemiargus isola alce 05/19/07 05/02/06    
Ottoe Skipper Hesperia ottoe                                                                                   06/11/06    
Sachem Atalopedes campestris huron   09/04/06    
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole   09/04/06   06/19/04
Northern Broken Dash Wallengrenia egeremet        
Least Skipper Ancycloxypha numitor        
Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe 07/05/07 09/04/06 06/15/05  
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice philodice        
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae eubule 08/16/07 08/21/06    
Little sulphur Pyrisitia lisa lisa        
Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia        
Viceroy Basilarchia archippus   09/04/06    
Delaware Anatrytone logan logan   09/04/06    
Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala        
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon        
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus        
Buckeye Junonia coenia 06/07/07 09/04/06    
Northern Cloudy Wing Thorybes pylades 05/31/07 05/28/06    
Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon   05/22/06    
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus falacer        
           
Moths          
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americanum 03/27/07      
Snowberry Clearwing Moth Hemaris diffinis 03/29/07 03/28/06 04/03/05  
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Hemaris thysbe        
Grapevine epimenis Psychomorpha epimenis     03/21/05  
White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata 04/28/07 04/17/06 04/23/05  
Five-spotted hawk moth Manduca quinquemaculata        
Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia     05/08/05  
Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemus        
Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar Cycnia sp 05/11/07      
Reversed Haploa Cisseps fulvicollis 06/07/07 06/11/06   06/19/04
Clouded Crimson Schinia gaurae   07/21/06   06/19/04
Joined underwing Catocala junctura        
Glorious flower moth Schinia gloriosa (sanguinea)     09/05/05  
Leadplant flower moth Schinia lucens   06/11/06    
Goldenrod flower moth Schinia nundina        
Walnut Moth caterpillar Datana integerrima        
Osage Orange Sphinx moth Ceratomia hageni        
Salt marsh caterpillars Estigmene acrea        
Luna Moth Actias luna 05/14/07 04/19/06    
Buck Moth hatch/adult Hemileuca maia no hatch 04/14/06 04/20/05  
           
Grasshoppers (adults)          
Coral-winged grasshopper Pardalophora apiculata 04/21/07 04/08/06 04/08/05  
Speckle-winged grasshopper Arphia conspersa 04/17/07 04/08/06 04/07/05  
Green-striped grasshopper Chortophaga viridifasciata 04/21/07 04/08/06 04/08/05  
Plains Yellow band-winged Arphia simplex        
Wrinkled grasshopper Hippiscus ocelote        
Grizzly spur-throat Melanoplus punctulatus        
Snakeweed grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis 06/19/07      
Obscure Bird grasshopper Schistocera obscura 08/01/07      
Lubber (nymph or adult) Brachystola magna        
           
Cicadas          
Golden-winged Cicada Neotibicen auriferus   06/11/06    
17-yr periodical cicada Magicicada cassini        
Bush Cicada Neotibicen dorsatus 08/01/07 07/28/06    
Dog Days Cicada Neotibicen pruinosus 06/18/07      
Prairie Cicada Cicadetta calliope calliope 06/20/07 06/13/06 06/22/05  
           
Beetles          
Dogbane beetle Chrysochus auratus 06/19/07   06/11/05  
Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis        
Sixspotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata        
Tumblebug Canthon pilularius        
           
Dragonflies/Damselflies          
Green Darner Anax junius 05/19/07      
Plains Clubtail Gomphus externus 05/19/07      
Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa 05/19/07      
Common Whitetail Libellula lydia 06/07/07      
Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata        
Twelve-spotted skimmer Libellula pulchella        
Darner migration   09/08/07      
Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata        
Bluets Enallagama spp.        
Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera        
Red-mantled Saddlebags Tramea onusta        
Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata        
Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina        
Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis        
Comet Darner Anax longipes        
Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis        
Calico Pennant Celithemis elisa        
           
Misc. Insects          
Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica        
           
           
Abbreviations: AL=Agricultural, BH=Butterfly Hill, BL=Bison Loop, GH=Godwin Hill, HH=Hokanson Homestead, HP=Hulbert Plots, HQA,B,C=Headquarters, KC=
Kings Creek trail, KL=Konza Lane, NT=Nature Trail, R1A,B=Fire Reversal Annual, RP=Restored Prairie, C3SA,B,C=Shane A,B,C, C1SB=THP=Texas Hog Pasture, 
C3A,B,C&C1A= Cattle Units, WL=West Loop, WP=White Pasture; see Konza Prairie map for more watershed names.
  • Updated: 3/26/19