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What

Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri

Observer

cdegroof

Date

April 11, 2015 10:37 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

As flipped

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Night Snake Hypsiglena torquata

Observer

cdegroof

Date

April 5, 2014 10:58 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

As seen when flipped a block of wood

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 29, 2015 11:52 AM PDT

Description

Residential area, found on a glass window. Shaded, cool area, second floor.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

desert wild grape Vitis girdiana

Date

June 15, 2015

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

cdegroof

Date

March 21, 2015 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Ensatina found on Boeing's property

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What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 01:34 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Lizards Suborder Sauria

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 10:40 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 10:10 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:33 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:25 AM PDT

Description

This ladybug had almost no spots--only the tiny ones near its head.

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What

Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:24 AM PDT

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:16 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Plant Bugs Family Miridae

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:13 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:09 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 28, 2015 08:18 AM PDT

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What

Harlequin Bug Murgantia histrionica

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:52 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:33 PM PDT

Description

This creature appeared to be deceased, although it was still squishy/soft, must have still contained moisture.

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What

Turkey Mullein Croton setigerus

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:35 PM PDT

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What

Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:50 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Milkweed Bug Lygaeus kalmii

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:25 PM PDT

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What

Seven-spotted Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:19 PM PDT

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What

Bagrada Bug Bagrada hilaris

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:17 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Harlequin Bug Murgantia histrionica

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:10 PM PDT

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What

Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:06 PM PDT

Description

Small birds, about 3 or 3.5 inches tall, likely a couple dozen or more individuals living in this brush. I personally saw 3 individuals grouped together. The brush was about chest-high, consisting largely of wild mustard plants. They are greenish yellow, blending very well with their environment.

Observed these birds eating seeds (don't have an ID on the plant). Surprisingly, they allowed me to get relatively close, about 5 - 10 feet away.

Regarding the audio files--it turns out that when the traffic stopped, the birds stopped chirping, so I couldn't help the background noise.

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What

Lizards Suborder Sauria

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 06:28 PM PDT

Description

Found him (or her) sunning himself on a large piece of old fallen tree.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 05:52 PM PDT

Description

Approximately 2 inches long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 02:38 PM PDT

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What

Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

Description

There were several of these in the area, although they were difficult to get close to. They tended not to stay in one place for long, and flew far. Never saw more than one at a time, so not sure of the number of individuals.

Interesting behavior I observed--a mourning cloak seemed to be chasing one of these off at one point, pursuing him for about 150 ft. Odd to see, since the mourning cloaks are smaller.

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What

Milde's Tarantula Hawk Pepsis mildei

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 01:19 PM PDT

Description

These wasps seemed to be attracted to the flowers of this Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Their antenna are yellow-orange and capable of curling.

Observed about 3 of this species today, and they were present yesterday as well. They appear to be loosely social, sometimes feeding in pairs. Also, they are not overly skittish of humans, as I was able to bring one into photographing distance by slowly tugging its branch down.

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What

Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

Observer

mc_biology_club

Date

June 26, 2015 01:11 PM PDT