About 1" long. Oak woodlands.
Attached in back to a twig and ready to start becoming a butterfly. We saw both Variable Checkerspots and Northern Checkerspots nearby today.
Feeding on Indian Paintbrush (castilleja).
Crustulina sticta (Theridiidae), male, swept from grasses, Foothills Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California - 24 March 2015. More images of the spider are here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1049802
Neon pixii male, sifted from oak leaf litter, Foothills Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California - 28 March 2015. More images of the spider are here:
White trumpet with pink stripe
About 3/4" long. Oak chapparal on hilltop.
The second photo shows an acorn and leaves to make sure I've got the right oak.
Near Pipestem Clematis - same thing, just going to seed pods?