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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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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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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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Square

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

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What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Tarantula Hawks Genus Pepsis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Cicada Genus Okanagana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Callippe Fritillary Speyeria callippe

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This Fence Lizard nearly fooled me into thinking it was a Side-blotched, but the scales clearly point to Sceloporus.

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Callippe Fritillary Speyeria callippe

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

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What

Gorgon Copper Lycaena gorgon

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014