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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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Observer

mcduck

Date

July 25, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

29mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
100% DNA match at BOLD to Anhimella perbrunnea. 2011GM-0881.

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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

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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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Observer

mcduck

Date

August 6, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

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Observer

mcduck

Date

October 16, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~12mm length. Came to black light. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Andy Hamilton @ 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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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

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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blueblossom Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Observer

mcduck

Date

March 25, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.

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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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California Fuchsia Epilobium canum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Popcorn Flowers Genus Plagiobothrys

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Coast Larkspur Delphinium decorum ssp. decorum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Coyote Mint Monardella villosa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Tarantula Hawks Genus Pepsis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Cicada Genus Okanagana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Callippe Fritillary Speyeria callippe

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Western Side-blotched Lizard Uta stansburiana ssp. elegans

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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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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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014

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What

Callippe Fritillary Speyeria callippe

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2014