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Observer

mcduck

Date

July 3, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

42mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to Caenurgia togataria. 2011GM-0779.
Specimen page at BOLD.

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What

Vestal Tiger Moth Spilosoma vestalis

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 23, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

52mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat). 100% DNA match at BOLD to Spilosoma vestalis. 2011GM-0237.
Specimen page at BOLD.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

September 30, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

9.1mm length. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Genus ID by Dave Ruiter @ BugGuide.

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What

Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

mcduck

Date

October 17, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~9mm length. Came to the black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by David J. Ferguson @ BugGuide</a..

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 17, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~4cm length. Saw this guy in our pasture. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by Ron Hemberger @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

August 27, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

13mm length. Found this guy wandering about in our yard. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID at BubGuide.

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What

Slevin's Cellophane Bee Colletes slevini

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 10, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~8mm length. Seen in our garden (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by John S. Ascher @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

July 19, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

9mm length. Found strolling down our driveway. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by James C. Trager @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

June 28, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~10mm length. Seen in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by WonGun Kim @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

August 28, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~3mm length. Found by using beating sheet on Heteromeles arbutifolia & Baccharis pilularis. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Laura T. Miller @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

October 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat).

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Observer

mcduck

Date

September 4, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~6mm length. Came to black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Andy Hamilton @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

February 15, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~10mm length, ♀. Saw this fly on Euryops in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by Ron Hemberger @ BugGuide. Formerly in the genus Allograpta.

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What

European Hoverfly Eristalis tenax

Observer

mcduck

Date

May 26, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~15mm length. Seen in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by Martin Hauser @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

September 21, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~4mm total length. Saw this guy on a Baccharis bush. 600 ft. elevation. ID by Allen Norrbom @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

October 8, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~3mm length. Saw this little fly on Argyranthemum frutescens in our garden, live oak/chaparral habitat. ID by John F. Carr @ BugGuide.

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What

Sinous Bee Fly Hemipenthes sinuosa

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 8, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~15mm length. This guy landed right next to our little garden stream (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Ron Hemberger @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

April 15, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~10mm length. Seen in our garden on Argyranthemum frutescens. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Joel Kits @ BugGuide.

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What

Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 2, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~6cm length, ♂. Came to black light in our yard. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Eric R. Eaton @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

June 30, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

18mm length. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by v belov @ BugGuide.

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What

Black Burying Beetle Nicrophorus nigrita

Observer

mcduck

Date

February 2, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~17mm length. Came to black light. http://bugguide.net/node/view/251792.

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What

Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci

Observer

mcduck

Date

August 22, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~3mm length. ID confirmed by v belov @ BugGuide.

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Observer

mcduck

Date

February 2, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~2mm length. Found this tiny beetle on the lip of a large flower pot in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Genus ID by v belov @ BugGuide.

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What

dwarf nettle Urtica urens

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 1, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.

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What

blueblossom Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Observer

mcduck

Date

March 25, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

Description

Previously posted as a Prairie Falcon, which kevinhintsa corrected. I wanted to give my friend who did the original ID a chance to look at his photos, but it's pretty clear this is a Kestrel.

Oh well.

At least I didn't think it was a Wood Nymph or a Sphinx Moth...

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What

California Fuchsia Epilobium canum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Popcorn Flowers Genus Plagiobothrys

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Coast Larkspur Delphinium decorum ssp. decorum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Coyote Mint Monardella villosa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014