Phenological List of Konza Prairie Animals
Common Name Scientific Name Observer 2021 Location 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting 1st Sighting
Birds     2021 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus J. Taylor C3A 03/03/21 03/01/20 03/14/19 02/27/18 02/21/17
American Woodcock Scolopax minor A Boyle  20C  03/04/21       02/11/17
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris       03/15/20      
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla J Haukos C3SC 04/10/21 03/03/20 04/02/19 03/28/18 03/20/17
Turkey Vulture Carthartes aura J Koelliker NT 03/09/21 03/25/20 03/29/19 03/04/18 03/18/17
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors              
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola              
American Pipit Anthus rubescens           03/27/18  
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus              
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus C Hedinger K20A 03/20/21     04/06/18  
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula              
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda       04/16/20 04/10/19 04/24/18 04/12/17
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis           04/06/18  
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus              
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis nigricans J Haukos NT 03/20/21 03/11/20 03/15/19 03/15/18 03/06/17
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca           03/23/18  
Merlin Falco columbarius              
American Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva              
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus             04/03/17
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater KS Master Naturalists HQ 04/10/21 05/01/20 04/02/19 03/28/18 03/16/17
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago              
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea       05/24/20 04/06/19   04/27/17
Sprague's Pipet Anthus spragueii              
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla KS Master Naturalists HQ 04/10/21   05/02/19    
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus       02/28/20 03/22/19 06/02/18 02/28/17
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus           04/19/18  
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni C Hedinger N4C 04/22/21 04/10/20 04/15/19 04/19/18  
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus             03/17/17
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufrum       04/28/20 04/04/19 04/18/18 04/17/17
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica       04/21/20 04/24/19 04/17/18 04/21/17
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus       04/28/20 04/26/19 04/28/18 04/22/17
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina              
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus              
American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus              
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus       04/26/20 04/16/19 05/08/18 05/01/17
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis         04/22/19 05/02/18 05/07/17
Common Poorwill Chordeiles minor         04/17/19 05/08/18 05/09/17
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus         05/04/19 05/03/18 05/25/17
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina       04/28/20 04/05/19 04/25/18 04/11/17
House Wren Troglodytes aedon             04/17/17
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii       03/03/20 03/26/19 03/21/18 02/22/17
Northern Parula Parula americana             04/27/17
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albacollis             04/27/17
Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia              
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus              
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus              
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum       04/28/20 04/24/19   05/02/17
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus              
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan             04/21/17
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus               
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes              
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii             03/21/17
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula           05/24/18  
Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus H Casto-Miller 20C  04/26/21 05/16/20 05/29/19    
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis              
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys             05/02/17
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas              
Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis           04/28/`8  
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota              
Tree Swalllow Tachycineta bicolor             04/11/17
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica         04/24/19 05/08/18 05/15/17
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis         05/22/19   06/14/17
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida              
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia              
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata         05/14 19    
Dickcissel Spiza americana       04/28/20 04/28/19 05/03/18 05/06/17
Common Nighthawk Phalaenoptilus nuttallii       05/16/20 05/05/19 05/02/18 05/08/17
Cattle egret Bubulcus ibus             05/16/17
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis             08/26/17
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis agilis              
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata           06/02/18 04/27/17
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus              
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus       05/29/20      
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii             05/24/17
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra       05/01/20 05/04/19 05/15/18 04/27/17
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus       05/06/20      
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula       05/06/20      
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea       05/06/20   05/08/18 05/25/17
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus         05/14/19 05/04/18 05/27/17
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis         05/29/19   05/27/17
Green Heron Butorides virescens              
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris              
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus             04/27/17
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus              
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea       05/16/20   05/25/18 05/12/17
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys              
Wood Duck Aix sponsa       04/16/20 03/27/19    
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens       05/18/20 05/14/19 05/03/18 05/24/17
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus       05/24/20 05/05/19 05/15/18 05/25/17
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus             05/12/17
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris         06/02/19   05/25/17
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius              
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia              
Solitary sandpiper Tringa solitaria              
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis             10/21/17
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia         04/26/19   04/27/17
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii              
White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos              
White-faced ibis Plegadis chihi              
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus             10/11/17
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea              
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum              
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus              
Upland Sandpiper - chicks Bartramia longicauda              
Wild Turkey - chicks Meleagris gallopavo              
Killdeer - chicks Charadrius vociferus         04/24/19   05/02/17
Bob White - chicks Colinus virginianus              
Wood Duck - chicks Aix sponsa         05/12/19    
Cormorant migration Phalacrocroax auritus              
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula              
                 
Mammals                
Wood chuck Marmota monax             07/15/17
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus       04/28/20   04/10/18  
White-tailed deer fawn Odocoileus virginianus             06/27/17
Bison calf Bison bison J Taylor N4A 04/16/21 04/21/20 04/17/19 04/05/18 04/12/17
American beaver Castor canadensis       01/08/20      
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus              
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus              
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus              
                 
Reptiles                
Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris J Haukos, K Stafford NT 04/03/21 04/08/20 04/12/19 05/08/18  
Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum K Stafford NT 04/03/21 09/04/20 05/13/19 04/23/18 06/06/17
Great Plains Skink Eumeces obsoletus           05/15/18 04/06/17
Ground skink Scincella lateralis             04/09/17
Prairie Racerunner Cnemidophorus sexlineatus viridis       05/05/20   05/08/18 05/06/17
Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus         04/28/19 05/17/18  
Prairie Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus       03/31/20 04/23/19   03/19/17
Eastern Yellowbelly Racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris              
Red-sided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis E Allen KC 04/10/21   04/06/19 05/16/18  
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum              
Great Plains Rat Snake Elaphe guttata emoryi T Olson NT 03/26/21     05/18/18  
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta           05/17/18  
Brown Snake Storeri dekayi         04/26/19   02/17/17
Bull Snake Pituophis melanoleucus           05/17/18  
Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix              
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum             04/06/17
Flathead Snake Tantilla gracilis              
Common King Snake Lampropeltis getulus             04/08/17
Prairie King Snake Lampropeltis calligaster             05/27/17
Speckled King Snake Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki       09/04/20      
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon           04/12/18  
Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata ornata         05/14/19 05/24/18 05/27/17
Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii           05/16/18  
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina serpentina           05/21/18 04/13/17
                 
Amphibians                
Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata J Haukos HQ 03/15/21 03/18/20 03/15/19 05/02/18 03/23/17
Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris crepitans blanchardi       04/24/20 04/30/19 05/16/18 05/02/17
Cope's Gray Tree Frog Hyla chrysoscelis              
Plains Leopard Frog Rana blairi              
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana           05/16/18  
GreatPlains Narrow-mouth Toad Gastrophryne olivacea             05/02/17
Plains Spadefoot Toad Spea bombifrons              
Woodhouse's Toad Bufo woodhousii           05/18/18  
                 
Fish                
Southern Redbelly Dace-spawn Phoxinus erythrogaster              
                 
                 
Butterflies                
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis       07/14/20 03/22/19 03/23/18 03/17/17
Comma or Hop Merchant Polygonia comma              
Gray Comma Polygonia progne       03/18/20      
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa antiopa         04/04/19    
Checkered White Pontia protodice         04/15/19   05/18/17
Cabbage White (non-native) Pieris rapae       07/14/20 04/15/19 04/12/18 04/11/17
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria         03/22/19 04/12/18 04/05/17
Henry's Elfin Incisalia henrici turneri R Kramer NT 04/15/21   04/19/19 04/23/18  
Juvenal's Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis              
Horace's Dusky Wing Erynnis horatius              
Mottled Dusky Wing Erynnis martialis         05/13/19 05/02/18 03/21/17
Spring Azure Celastrina argiolus ladon T Olsen NT 03/26/21 04/16/20   05/31/18 05/08/17
American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis       04/14/20 04/12/19    
Goatweed Butterfly Anaea andria         04/04/19 03/02/18 04/08/17
Olive Hairstreak Mitoura gryneus gryneus             05/06/17
Monarch Danaus plexippus       05/01/20 04/15/19 05/04/18 04/08/17
Tiger Swallowtail Pterourus glaucus glaucus       07/14/20 04/22/19 04/26/18 05/15/17
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus clarus       07/14/20 06/02/19 05/02/18 04/22/17
Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna hianna              
Common Sooty Wing Pholisora catullus              
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui       05/20/20 04/30/19 06/12/18 04/11/17
Eastern-tailed Blue Everes comyntas       03/18/20 04/06/19 03/22/18 03/09/17
Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus       06/23/20      
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes asterius       07/14/20     04/22/17
Alfalfa Butterfly Colias eurytheme       07/14/20   05/02/18 04/11/17
Eastern Dun Skipper Euphyes ruricola metacomet       05/29/20      
Gorgone Checkerspot Charidryas gorgone carlota       07/14/20      
Nysa Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa      
Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes vialis       07/14/20     04/15/17
Southern Cloudy Wing Thorybes bathyllus       07/14/20 05/22/19    
Wild Indigo Dusky Wing Erynnis baptisiae       07/14/20   05/31/18  
Giant Swallowtail Heraclides cresphontes       05/29/20 05/30/19 05/04/18 07/27/17
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia       05/01/20 05/30/19 05/31/18 05/27/17
Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax              
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos tharos       06/23/20 04/19/19 05/02/18 04/11/17
Silvery Checkerspot Charidryas nycteis nycteis           06/10/18  
Pearly-eye Enodia anthedon              
Hackberry Butterfly Asterocampa celtis celtis       05/20/20 06/06/19 05/31/18 05/30/17
Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton clyton           06/04/18  
Snout Butterfly Libytheana bachmanii              
Great Copper Gaeides xanthoides              
Tawny-edged Skipper Polites themistocles           08/29/18  
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele cybele         05/30/19 05/31/18 05/30/17
Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia         06/08/19    
Pipe Vine Swallowtail Battus philenor              
Little Glassywing Pompeius verna              
Queen Danaus gilippus           06/15/18  
Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta           08/08/18  
Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela              
Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala       07/14/20   07/04/18 07/02/17
Golden Byssus Probelma byssus kumskaka              
Checkered Skipper Pyrgus communis       07/14/20   08/29/18  
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus       07/14/20 05/29/19 08/08/18 04/22/17
Reakirt's Blue Hemiargus isola alce       07/14/20 05/04/19   04/15/17
Ottoe Skipper Hesperia ottoe                                                                                             09/07/17
Sachem Atalopedes campestris huron              
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole           06/04/18 06/27/17
Northern Broken Dash Wallengrenia egeremet              
Least Skipper Ancycloxypha numitor       07/14/20      
Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe       07/14/20 05/29/19 0808/18  
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice philodice       05/29/20      
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae eubule             07/01/17
Little sulphur Pyrisitia lisa lisa              
Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia              
Viceroy Basilarchia archippus              
Delaware Anatrytone logan logan           06/04/18  
Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala              
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon       05/29/20      
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus       07/14/20      
Buckeye Junonia coenia       07/14/20 05/04/19    
Northern Cloudy Wing Thorybes pylades              
Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon              
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus falacer              
                 
Moths                
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americanum       03/06/20 04/19/19    
Snowberry Clearwing Moth Hemaris diffinis           04/13/18 04/08/17
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Hemaris thysbe           06/04/18  
Grapevine epimenis Psychomorpha epimenis              
White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata           05/08/18  
Lettered sphinx Deidamia inscripta         04/24/19    
Five-spotted hawk moth Manduca quinquemaculata              
Cecropia Moth Hyalophora cecropia              
Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemus              
Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar Cycnia sp         06/06/19 06/04/18  
Reversed Haploa Cisseps fulvicollis           06/02/18 05/30/17
Clouded Crimson Schinia gaurae              
Joined underwing Catocala junctura              
Glorious flower moth Schinia gloriosa (sanguinea)              
Leadplant flower moth Schinia lucens              
Goldenrod flower moth Schinia nundina              
Walnut Moth caterpillar Datana integerrima              
Osage Orange Sphinx moth Ceratomia hageni              
Salt marsh caterpillars Estigmene acrea           06/10/18  
Luna Moth Actias luna              
Buck Moth hatch/adult Hemileuca maia         04/22/19 05/01/18 04/04/17
                 
Grasshoppers (adults)                
Coral-winged grasshopper Pardalophora apiculata           04/19/18  
Speckle-winged grasshopper Arphia conspersa              
Green-striped grasshopper Chortophaga viridifasciata              
Plains Yellow band-winged Arphia simplex              
Wrinkled grasshopper Hippiscus ocelote              
Grizzly spur-throat Melanoplus punctulatus              
Snakeweed grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis              
Obscure Bird grasshopper Schistocera obscura       08/03/20      
Lubber (nymph or adult) Brachystola magna              
                 
Cicadas                
Golden-winged Cicada Neotibicen auriferus           07/04/18 09/26/17
17-yr periodical cicada Magicicada cassini              
Bush Cicada Neotibicen dorsatus           08/08/18 08/26/17
Dog Days Cicada Neotibicen pruinosus           06/11/18 06/14/17
Prairie Cicada Cicadetta calliope calliope             06/27/17
                 
Beetles                
Dogbane beetle Chrysochus auratus              
Eastern Firefly Photinus pyralis           06/02/18 05/09/17
Sixspotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata              
Tumblebug Canthon pilularius              
                 
Dragonflies/Damselflies                
Green Darner Anax junius       05/29/20 04/04/19 04/05/18 04/17/17
Plains Clubtail Gomphus externus       06/23/20      
Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa       08/03/20      
Common Whitetail Libellula lydia           05/16/18 05/26/17
Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata             05/27/17
Twelve-spotted skimmer Libellula pulchella       08/03/20   05/21/18 05/24/17
Darner migration                
Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata              
Bluets Enallagama spp.             05/21/17
Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera              
Red-mantled Saddlebags Tramea onusta              
Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata              
Halloween Pennant Celithemis eponina              
Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis           05/21/18  
Comet Darner Anax longipes              
Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis              
Calico Pennant Celithemis elisa           05/16/18  
                 
Misc. Insects                
Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica       05/20/20   04/24/18 04/15/15
  • Updated: 4/29/21