Insects

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What

Insect Class Insecta

Observer

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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What

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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Observer

touchearth

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Four chambered fruit, opened, with one seed left.

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Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

jenycheng

Date

May 21, 2015 07:10 PM PDT

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holly-leaved cherry Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:53 PM PDT

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California pitcher sage Lepechinia calycina

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:43 PM PDT

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chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:32 PM PDT
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:11 PM PDT

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Franciscan onion Allium peninsulare var. franciscanum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:07 PM PDT

Place

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ocean spray Holodiscus discolor

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:08 PM PDT

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Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 07:01 PM PDT

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golden yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 07:00 PM PDT

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wicker buckwheat Eriogonum luteolum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:51 PM PDT

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:58 PM PDT

Description

Quail is on diagonal branch of tree, approximately 2/3 of the way up the branch.

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naked buckwheat Eriogonum nudum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:49 PM PDT

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chaparral false bindweed Calystegia occidentalis

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:52 PM PDT

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hillside gooseberry Ribes californicum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:45 PM PDT
Insects

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What

insect Class Insecta

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:33 PM PDT

Description

On soap plant flowers.

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What

Wavy-leafed Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:26 PM PDT

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thistle

Observer

kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:24 PM PDT

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kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:08 PM PDT

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kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:22 PM PDT

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kgoforth

Date

May 21, 2015 06:06 PM PDT

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Observer

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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What

Plant Bugs Family Miridae

Observer

tiwane

Date

May 20, 2015 10:32 AM PDT

Place

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What

Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

Observer

temminicki

Date

May 17, 2015 07:41 PM PDT

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What

True bugs Order Hemiptera

Observer

temminicki

Date

May 17, 2015 07:40 PM PDT

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Fly Order Diptera

Observer

temminicki

Date

May 17, 2015 07:41 PM PDT

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Yellow-faced Bumblebee Bombus vosnesenskii

Observer

temminicki

Date

May 17, 2015 07:37 PM PDT

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

Observer

temminicki

Date

May 17, 2015 03:56 PM PDT