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What

Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 6, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live oak/chaparral habitat.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Pill-bug Armadillidium vulgare

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 5, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~7mm length. Found in our garden.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

June 11, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

20mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to 26 Cnephasia longana, 100% to 1 Cnephasia conspersana, 100% to 1 Cnephasia genitalana, 99.85% to 12 C. genitalana, 99.85% to 1 C. longana, 99.84% to 1 C. genitalana, 99.69% to 1 C. genitalana, 99.49% to 1 C. longana, 99.28% to 1 C. longana.
Jason J. Dombroskie @ BugGuide says C. conspersana & C. genitalana not known from the Nearctic.

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What

Coulter Pine Pinus coulteri

Observer

vnsankar

Date

the past

Description

Plenty of Coulter Pines along San Juan Canyon Road up on the ridge top on Fremont Peak.

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What

Ceanothus Nola Moth Nola minna

Observer

mcduck

Date

July 22, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

20mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to Nola minna. 2011GM-0858.

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What

Coyote Brush Stem Gall moth Gnorimoschema baccharisella

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 22, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
ID by Steve Nanz @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

June 12, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

17mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to Asaphocrita aphidiella. 2011GM-0532.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

May 31, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

33mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to Properigea perolivalis. 2011GM-0442.

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What

October Thorn Tetracis jubararia

Observer

mcduck

Date

June 15, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

40mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
Ferris & Schmidt, 2010, Revision of the North American genera Tetracis Guenée and synonymization of Synaxis Hulst with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae), Zootaxa 2347: 1–36, on page 16 state: "Tetracis pallulata generally can be separated from the other group III ochreous species by the presence of pale shading distad and dark shading basad of the PM line". That critereon would seem to make this specimen Tetracis pallulata. However there is a 100% DNA match at BOLD to 3 Tetracis jubararia, 99.85% to 2 T. jubararia, 99.25% to 1 T. jubararia, 99.23% to 1 T. jubararia, 99.18% to 1 T. jubararia, 99.13% to 1 T. jubararia, 99.08% to 75 T. jubararia. 2011GM-0559

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

June 26, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

25mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to Tetanolita palligera. 2011GM-0703.

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Square

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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Square

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.

Photos / Sounds

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

October 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 4, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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.

Photos / Sounds

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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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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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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Square

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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Square

What

Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci

Observer

mcduck

Date

August 22, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

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