Impossibly bright on this gloomy day.
On Yerba Santa.
A great day for these creatures; can't resist posting yet another...
At frog pond.
On the dwarfish ceanothus in the pygmy forest. I see there's a 'ceanothus bud gall midge, but these don't look like the images I can find.
Lots of typical E. propertius flying; on reviewing my shots this one stood out. I thought it's a Dreamy duskywing-- unusual, but on the checklist for Sonoma.
Ken Davenport at BAMONA thinks the more brownish hindwings make it a Sleepy Duskywing. It also seems a bit large for my first ID; nearly the size of the E.propertius flying in the same area.
It also fits that I saw it in a serpentine zone with Leather Oak. Perhaps it could be further identified as ssp. lacustra.
On sweet clover. Some sort of large aphid?