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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

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steviekgold

Date

August 29, 2014 07:29 PM PDT

Description

Lost it's tail and is beginning to grow back. Located on a small patch of dirt next to an apartment complex in about 85 degree weather. Did not move away or try to flee as I grabbed it. Last photo is for relative size comparison.

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Black Witch Ascalapha odorata

Observer

mobuli

Date

August 25, 2014 07:41 PM PDT

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Robber Flies Family Asilidae

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mobuli

Date

August 11, 2014 05:46 PM PDT

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Ladybugs Family Coccinellidae

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

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Description

Observation and photos by Susan Whisnant, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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Spotless Lady Beetles Genus Cycloneda

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

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Description

Observation and photo by Susan Whisnant, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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superfishy

Date

January 28, 2014 09:50 AM PST

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Mexican Cactus Fly Copestylum mexicanum

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kweiner

Date

August 9, 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Description

On Pink Cedros Island Verbena (Verbena lilacina 'Paseo Rancho')

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Date

August 9, 2014 09:24 AM PDT

Description

Spotted this daring jumping spider on the window in the atrium of the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries after the morning huddle.

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margotgriswold

Date

July 21, 2014

Description

Los Angeles Audubon Summer Interns observed the coachwhip snake in the shrubs near the trail between the Visitor Center and the Overlook. Observed on both july 21 and July 22.

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

steviekgold

Date

August 4, 2014 04:40 PM PDT

Description

Spotted at UCLA's botanical gardens which is home to numerous red ear sliders. In precious surveys of the area, I had not seen this frog not any tadpoles. It's possibly about 6 inches long.

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Pacific Chorus Frog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

margotgriswold

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

Single calling Pacific Chorus Frog at outfall draining area near Hetzler and Jefferson along Ballona Creek.

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Pacific Chorus Frog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

margotgriswold

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

Single calling frog at outfall draining the neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills.

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tdwightsmith

Date

September 13, 2012

Description

I was house-sitting; as I recall, it was evening (but the photo time-stamp says it was before 6:00 AM. I think that is wrong.); many doors and windows were open; I discovered this - is it a moth? - on the wall of the service porch. I'd never seen such a creature at this location before. I do recall seeing such creatures - very large moths - in the summer of 1984, at night in the LA Colliseum during late night rehearsals of the Opening Ceremonies for the Summer Olympics. There were scores of the moths all over the field, but I did not see any of those close-up. On 9/13/12, when I attempted to relocate the moth in the service poorch to outside, it simply crawled onto my hand, then my shirt. When it was on my hand, its wings were spread open, and it vibrated very, very fast. It was gorgeous. I turned off the service poorch light, brought it outside and closed the door.

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

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gregpauly

Date

July 26, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

There were at least five Western Fence Lizards along a 100m stretch of this trail. All were basking in partial shade. The better of these two photos (with lizard in full sun) was taken after the lizard moved to another rock due to my approach.

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

Observer

gregpauly

Date

July 26, 2014 12:28 PM PDT

Description

There were at least five Western Fence Lizards along a 100m stretch of this trail. All were basking in partial shade. This is the third one that I photographed.

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Great Basin Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. longipes

Observer

gregpauly

Date

July 26, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Description

There were at least five Western Fence Lizards along a 100m stretch of this trail. All were basking in partial shade. This is the second of three that I photographed.

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Isomeris arborea Peritoma arborea

Observer

fuschiamom

Date

July 26, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Place

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Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

kaz

Date

July 24, 2014 12:30 PM PDT

Description

On the ground, not moving at all. Went back out later and it had died. Checked and could only find one pair of wings. Maybe a hoverfly?

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

July 20, 2014 01:15 PM PDT

Description

"I saw this bee pollinating a flower in the Central Garden at the Getty Center." - Jay Vanderwoude

Observation and photos by Jay Vanderwoude, sent to nature@nhm.org.

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awolfrum

Date

July 21, 2014 07:00 PM PDT

Place

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Description

Bromeliad? It's huge!

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awolfrum

Date

July 21, 2014 06:58 PM PDT

Place

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Description

This palm is dropping orange, small fruits?

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katekanderson17

Date

July 20, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Don't know what kind.

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

kweiner

Date

July 20, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Hanging on a jade plant about 12 feet from a Narrow Leaf Milkweed

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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kweiner

Date

July 20, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Description

On Lilac Verbena (Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina')

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Digger Wasps Family Sphecidae

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kweiner

Date

July 19, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

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travislongcore

Date

April 3, 2014 06:55 PM PDT

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kweiner

Date

July 14, 2014 07:32 AM PDT

Description

Some kind of moth or butterfly? Found on Narrow leaf milkweed flower

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kweiner

Date

July 15, 2014 07:38 AM PDT

Description

Some kind of egg or pupa? Found on Narrow leaf milkweed.

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

nhmordenana

Date

July 10, 2014 01:50 PM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

nhmordenana

Date

July 10, 2014 01:27 PM PDT