Insects

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Insect Class Insecta

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touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015 06:32 PM PDT

Description

13 of these insects gather on a newly-opened Soap Plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum) flower.

We saw these same insects gathered in ones or twos on a few other blossoms (see the other photo), but we only saw two blossoms, both on the same plant, with this number of the insect.

Edgewood Trail

May 22, 2015, Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve, San Mateo County, CA, USA
CC By-NC-SA 2015 Laurie Alexander

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amole Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum

Observer

touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015 04:44 PM PDT

Description

One or two flowers on each branch of a stem open in the late afternoon. Today was overcast, windy, cool (60's). Did that affect the time the blossoms opened? Didn't seem to affect the number that opened.

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touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Four chambered fruit, opened, with one seed left.

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Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts Phylum Bryophyta

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jenycheng

Date

May 21, 2015 07:10 PM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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jenycheng

Date

May 22, 2015 09:51 AM PDT

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Moth Order Lepidoptera

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anudibranchmom

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Airplane, complete with winglets! About 1" across. Kudos to Marisa for this find.

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Franciscan onion Allium peninsulare var. franciscanum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:07 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:06 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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kschnei

Date

May 20, 2015

Description

Found a wooden fence along the creek. ID provided by Chris Mallory from images I posted to Bug Guide. This is an introduced beetle species used as a biocontrol agent.

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Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius

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amen2stamens

Date

May 21, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Oyster plant?

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Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:23 PM PDT

Description

Half-dead.

Photo didn't turn out very well, but the trunk was smooth and reddish-orange.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:43 PM PDT

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Long-beaked Stork's Bill Erodium botrys

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:37 PM PDT

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Moths Order Lepidoptera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:39 PM PDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:35 PM PDT

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Pink Honeysuckle Lonicera hispidula

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:33 PM PDT

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Ithuriel's Spear Triteleia laxa

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:32 PM PDT

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Italian thistle Carduus pycnocephalus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:28 PM PDT

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silverpuffs Uropappus lindleyi

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sea-kangaroo

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May 19, 2015 06:26 PM PDT

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Pineapple Weed Matricaria discoidea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:25 PM PDT

Description

In the trail.

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Lace Lichen Ramalina menziesii

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:23 PM PDT

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Common Deerweed Acmispon glaber

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:23 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

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May 19, 2015 06:22 PM PDT

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chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:22 PM PDT

Description

Bushes.

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Miniature Lupine Lupinus bicolor

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:19 PM PDT

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California manroot Marah fabacea

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:16 PM PDT

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Wavy-leafed Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:14 PM PDT

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:17 PM PDT

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:16 PM PDT

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Indian-pink Silene laciniata

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 19, 2015 06:13 PM PDT

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