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Greater Bee Fly Bombylius major

Observer

treichard

Date

May 4, 2014 02:58 PM EDT
Greater Bee Fly - Photo (c) Jürgen Mangelsdorf, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
th0th's ID: Greater Bee Fly (Bombylius major)
Added on February 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Greater Bee Fly Bombylius major

Observer

harumkoh

Date

March 23, 2013 03:40 PM JST
Greater Bee Fly - Photo (c) Jürgen Mangelsdorf, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
th0th's ID: Greater Bee Fly (Bombylius major)
Added on February 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Greater Bee Fly Bombylius major

Observer

dina

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

feeding on Lunaria annua

Greater Bee Fly - Photo (c) Jürgen Mangelsdorf, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
th0th's ID: Greater Bee Fly (Bombylius major)
Added on February 22, 2015. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

Observer

dave-barry

Date

February 10, 2015 04:59 AM PST
Western Black Widow - Photo (c) mattmaves, some rights reserved (CC BY)
th0th's ID: Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)
Added on February 11, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

dave-barry

Date

January 25, 2015
Coyote - Photo (c) Yathin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
th0th's ID: Coyote (Canis latrans)
Added on January 26, 2015. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Tule Elk Cervus elaphus ssp. nannodes

Observer

dave-barry

Date

January 25, 2015
Tule Elk - Photo (c) Terrie Schweitzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
th0th's ID: Tule Elk (Cervus elaphus ssp. nannodes)
Added on January 26, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

dave-barry

Date

January 25, 2015
Mute Swan - Photo (c) Jörg Hempel, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
th0th's ID: Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Added on January 26, 2015. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Lawn shrimp Arcitalitrus sylvaticus

Observer

loarie

Date

October 27, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Description

Was sort of surprised to see so many amphipods allongside sowbugs here in golden gate park - want to get a better pic with a macro lens next time

Lawn Shrimp - Photo (c) kueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda
th0th's ID: Lawn Shrimp (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus)
Added on December 22, 2014. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Genus Riccia Genus Riccia

Observer

kueda

Date

January 8, 2011 11:38 AM PST

Description

This is a mystery liverwort that I've seen at Las Trampas too. Small, blue-green, mid-ribs, growing on exposed trail-side soil in chaparral. I don't think the Las Trampas location had serpentine, but I'm not 100% sure.

Tags

Riccia - Photo (c) Brennan Peabody, some rights reserved (CC BY)
th0th's ID: Genus Riccia, a member of Liverworts (Class Marchantiopsida)
Added on November 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Genus Riccia Genus Riccia

Observer

kueda

Date

February 19, 2010 11:51 AM PST

Description

No reproductive structures, and the thallus-only key seems to get microscopic pretty quick (air chambers?!). Still, this one was weird: kind of aquamarine, growing on very exposed soil in the dryest part of the chaparral, and those weird little Y-shaped channels at the ends of the leaves. Leaves were almost entirely sessile.

If I make some assumptions in the key, this might be R. glauca: whitish-green thallus, central groove narrows and disappears proximally. However, Doyle & Stottler say both like "slow-to-dry habitats," but I've only ever observed this in the shaded margins of chaparral. Wet patches in dry places.

Observed in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, Contra Costa County, CA, USA. visible area ~3-4 cm.

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Riccia - Photo (c) Brennan Peabody, some rights reserved (CC BY)
th0th's ID: Genus Riccia, a member of Liverworts (Class Marchantiopsida)
Added on November 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

robberfly

Date

October 27, 2014

Description

The Dingy Mylon

Mylon pelopidas - Photo (c) Juan Carlos Garcia Morales, all rights reserved
th0th's ID: Mylon pelopidas, a member of Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily Pyrginae)
Added on October 30, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Arizona Metalmark Calephelis arizonensis

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

This spot comes through with new stuff daily...if I can just survive the heat.

Arizona Metalmark - Photo (c) Liam O'Brien, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
th0th's ID: Arizona Metalmark (Calephelis arizonensis)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Yellow-tipped Flasher Astraptes anaphus

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 28, 2014
Yellow-tipped Flasher - Photo (c) Michele Roman, all rights reserved
th0th's ID: Yellow-tipped Flasher (Astraptes anaphus)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Barred Yellow Eurema daira

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

I a vacant lot this morning as I walked to the river to work on birds...

Barred Yellow - Photo (c) pondhawk, some rights reserved (CC BY)
th0th's ID: Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Cuban Crescentspot Phyciodes tulcis

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

This was the ventral side of the thing that wouldn't open for me yesterday at the Bot Garden. Nice basking one this morning.

Cuban Crescentspot - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
th0th's ID: Cuban Crescentspot (Phyciodes tulcis)
Added on October 30, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Magnificent Frigate Bird Fregata magnificens

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 29, 2014

Description

OK, so the picture not exactly telephoto, but the silhouette should do it...

Magnificent Frigatebird - Photo (c) barloventomagico, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
th0th's ID: Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Added on October 30, 2014. 6 people agree, 0 disagree

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Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 16, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

This photo was taken by my trail camera on Aug 4. I do not post observations that I do see myself. Yesterday, 16 Oct 2014, I saw a bear crossing behind me, a smaller individual, I would estimate 100 lbs, probably a yearling. I found were a bear had dug up a yellow jacket nest just up the trail, see next posting.

PS. Leave angry yellow jackets alone.

American Black Bear - Photo (c) Roland Kilcher, all rights reserved
th0th's ID: American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Added on October 18, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Oak Bolete Butyriboletus appendiculatus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 10, 2007 12:17 PM PST

Description

Pretty much 100% positive this is the Butter Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus), based on the blue-staining, yellow tubes and stalk, nut-brown cap, and un-bitter taste. We'll see how it cooks up.

Butter Bolete - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
th0th's ID: Butter Bolete (Butyriboletus appendiculatus)
Added on October 12, 2014. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Red Slug Arion rufus

Observer

martina

Date

September 6, 2014 11:23 AM CEST

Place

Volketswil (Google, OSM)
Red Slug - Photo (c) Mike Carroll, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
th0th's ID: Red Slug (Arion rufus)
Added on September 28, 2014. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

Observer

sterling

Date

September 18, 2014 01:54 PM PDT

Description

This was in downtown Larkspur

Anise Swallowtail - Photo (c) Peter Prehn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
th0th's ID: Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Added on September 19, 2014. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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