7mm total length.
8mm total length.
~7mm total length.
Small tern compared to the adjacent Caspians. Yellow legs.
On Achillea millefolia
Small hoverfly with red booty. Apparently larvae are aphid predators, haven't spotted them yet. On local Aster chilensis in cultivation. Also seen on blue chicory flowers
A flock of 1000+ invaded the beach last night for the anchovy schools
Huge anchovy die off in Santa Cruz Harbor. Schools thought to be evading humpback whales, and suffocated from crowding
On Solanum peruvianum, two individuals
Spotted solitary and I haven't seen any others like it. The plumage doesn't match up with any of the species I thought it was especially given the season.