Psilochorus male found under the eaves of a public restroom near the Creekview Terrace parking lot. After photographing the spider I brought it home and identified it using:
Slowik, J. 2009. A review of the cellar spider genus Psilochorus Simon 1893 in America north of Mexico (Araneae: Pholcidae). Zootaxa 2144: 1-53.
Identifying features included the shape and placement of the cheliceral spurs and details of the pedipalps. The habitat was chaparral with scattered groves of Coast Live Oak.
All of these were found under some old bricks and fence boards in my backyard. Identification based almost entirely on location, and to a lesser degree, morphology. Three were found.
A California Racer (also known as a Striped Coachwhip) rapidly moving through low brush on the Fort Ord Public Lands. Monterey Co., CA
Very dark and skittish individual. Identified by eye color and distinctly keeled back scales.
This individual was burrowing in the lawn in front of the school.
Baby blue eye or forget me not?
Seen at Ft. Ord.