not sure what this is, body is about 2.5 inches long
Invasive, smells like licorice when you rub the thin leaves together
Growing in the dry creek bed. Flowering; in bloom.
English ivy - hedera helix
A little web spread across a gap in a leaf. Looked a little diseased wonder if the spider had something to do with it. The web was otherwise small.
Male? Having trouble finding anything that matched well in my book.
Microscopy done on abdomen and hind legs. Front legs did not show signs of mycelium. Small dots (spores) were flowing off abdomen and are captured in one of the image. Fly found in my apartment on the ceiling. Months ago I had brought home an infected house fly from Pt Reyes and the fungus appears to have taken up residency on my fruit flies