Under small section of log. 51F-52F and cloudy.
2 snakes under artificial cover. 51F-52F and cloudy.
Squirrels are now active. They just dived into their warrens.
found under a board near the Amos Cabin by the UCSC field class
found at Cabin Pond by graduate student Ute Runkel
Found under a trash can. apparently the line in Evans & Hogue about this species being "entirely black" can be ignored. It certainly doesn't have the yellow hairs on the underside that N. guttula should have, and apparently that's the only other species with all-black elytra we would expect in CA. Excellent discussion at http://bugguide.net/node/view/148757/bgimage
It wasn't until I recently saw a picture of a related species from France that I realized Sara Orangetips have AMAZING hindwings.
Landed on me in the parking lot. Numerous valley oaks and coast live oaks nearby.
There were a bunch of these flitting around a mostly dry stream bed running through oak woodland. Somewhat tentative ID given that MPG doesn't have a complete set of photos for this genus in CA, but it's a good match for pics from BG and PNW Moths, particularly given the light-bordered reniform spot: