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California Prionus Prionus californicus

Observer

quakermaid

Date

July 22, 2015 10:30 PM PDT

Description

This came to our black-light moth screen last night!

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Damselflies Suborder Zygoptera

Observer

quakermaid

Date

July 23, 2015 10:34 AM PDT

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quakermaid

Date

July 23, 2015 10:15 AM PDT

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

Observer

quakermaid

Date

July 22, 2015 07:47 PM PDT

Description

Living in the hinge of a compost bin!

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coastal woodfern Dryopteris arguta

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

Description

Several patches of Coastal Woodfern were found in a shaded ravine near Frog Lake, Henry Coe State Park. They were identified by the overall shape of their leaves and by their tight "U" shaped indusia (spore producing organs on the underside of the leaf) attached to a hair-like base.

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Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

Description

This grove of Ponderosa Pines were found along the Monument Trail at an elevation of around 2800 ft.

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Antlions, Lacewings and Allies Order Neuroptera

Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 7, 2015 01:29 PM PDT

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Pacific Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum grande

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

Description

Several of these early blooming flowers were found along the Flat Frog Trail along with blooming Big Berried Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca).

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

Description

Numerous California Poppies were in bloom this day at Henry Coe. It can be differentiated from all of region's other orange poppies by the conspicuous rim around the receptacle.

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Chased by a tern, probably Caspian's.

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Cardinal Ladybird Rodolia cardinalis

Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 2, 2014 11:53 AM PDT

Description

There is a tangerine tree at this location that is chronically infested with cottony cushiony scale insects. And these guys are right there!

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Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 18, 2014 11:09 AM PDT

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Oak mistletoe Phoradendron villosum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

Description

These are large clusters of Oak Mistletoe parasitizing a bare oak tree (Quercus sp.) on the Corral Trail at Henry Coe State Park.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

Description

A grove of California Bay trees along the Monument Trail at Henry Coe State Park.

Family Lauraceae. The California Bay's spicy aroma is one of the signature (and one of my favorite) scents of California's foothill woodlands.

It is almost entirely endemic to California.

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Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observer

rjadams55

Date

September 9, 2014

Description

Hundreds of these skippers were feeding on the blooming Coyote Bush near the park headquarters.

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Painted Meadow Grasshopper Chimarocephala pacifica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

February 26, 2012

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Observer

rjadams55

Date

September 8, 2013

Description

From late August through early November, male tarantulas along the central California coast leave the safety of their burrows and spend the remaining few months of their lives (if they are lucky) in search of females to mate with.

Species-level identification based on location and soon to be published research by tarantula expert Chris Hamilton.

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Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 26, 2015 10:40 AM PDT

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Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 26, 2015 11:14 AM PDT

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Four-eyed Lady Beetle Hyperaspis quadrioculata

Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 26, 2015 10:41 AM PDT

Description

Hyperaspis quadriculata on an Asian Pear tree.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

quakermaid

Date

June 26, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

Description

Rather large female jumping spider. We've been advised it is Phiddipus comatus

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Coast Range Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis ssp. bocourtii

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Irish Lady's-tresses Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 25, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 25, 2015

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 25, 2015

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 25, 2015