Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

ore

Date

July 4, 2015 12:15 PM PDT

Description

Some kind of lady beetle landed on my arm. It's biting me. Am I feeding a native or non-native?

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What

Pacific Spiketail Cordulegaster dorsalis

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 04:47 PM PDT

Description

I saw this species perched further up hill a few weeks ago and was a bit perplexed because I doubted the stream was running, but lo and behold the stream is running, and I saw 4-5 of these beauties patrolling it. Photographing flying dragonflies under forest canopy is sort of impossible, thus: action shot.

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What

California Lancetooth Haplotrema minimum

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 04:37 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 04:29 PM PDT

Description

After finding L. gracile at Briones earlier this week, I figured I'd check some more creeks to see if that was the common species in the East Bay. Turns out these are really common in the stretch of San Leandro Creek that runs through Huckleberry Botanic Preserve.

I also tried to check out the part of Redwood Creek that cuts through Chabot by the Horseshoe / Grass Valley trailhead, but that part is almost entirely closed in by vegetation, and where it's not it was both dry, surrounded by eucalyptus, and didn't seem to have any rocks, so not great Ligidium habitat.

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What

Sharpshooters Genus Draeculacephala

Observer

damontighe

Date

April 30, 2010

Description

Green Sharp Shooter (Draeculacephala minerva) was from a population Rodrigo Almeida at UC Berkeley maintained and the original population came from from insects that were wild-caught in and around Berkeley, CA. The sharp shooter was dissected to remove the bacteriome and then I gently smashed the bacteriome on a slide to release the symbionts. Single bacterial cells were captured with a micromanipulator on an inverted scope. Sulcia cells were amplified and we recovered a full genome back form a single bacterial cell.
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0010314

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Observer

damontighe

Date

April 30, 2010

Description

Green Sharp Shooter (Draeculacephala minerva) was from a population Rodrigo Almeida at UC Berkeley maintained and the original population came from from insects that were wild-caught in and around Berkeley, CA. The sharp shooter was dissected to remove the bacteriome and then I gently smashed the bacteriome on a slide to release the symbionts. Single bacterial cells were captured with a micromanipulator on an inverted scope. Sulcia cells were amplified and we recovered a full genome back form a single bacterial cell.
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0010314

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What

California Spikenard Aralia californica

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 04:11 PM PDT

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What

Twinberry Lonicera involucrata

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 05:49 PM PDT

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

heathermarie

Date

July 3, 2015 04:33 PM PDT

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What

Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:17 AM PDT

Description

Annual. Grows to over 6 feet. Most leaves are basal.

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What

Yellow Starthistle Centaurea solstitialis

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:12 AM PDT

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What

lichen

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:07 AM PDT

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What

Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

smarr

Date

July 2, 2015 06:57 PM PDT

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Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:15 AM PDT

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What

Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:15 AM PDT

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What

thistle

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:28 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:21 AM PDT

Description

Heard snd not seen

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Square

What

thistle

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:15 AM PDT

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What

Yellow-faced Bumblebee Bombus vosnesenskii

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:11 AM PDT

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What

Blue Elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:08 AM PDT

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Square

What

Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:11 AM PDT

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What

shrimp and prawns Suborder Dendrobranchiata

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 1, 2015 09:34 PM PDT

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Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius

Observer

teachoutside

Date

May 20, 2015 11:24 AM PDT

Description

Flower on tall stalk in meadow.

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What

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

smarr

Date

June 29, 2015 08:00 AM PDT

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What

Vascular Plants Superphylum Tracheophyta

Observer

dmontijo

Date

November 5, 2013 02:35 PM PST

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What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

dmontijo

Date

April 11, 2014 01:00 PM PDT

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sweetgums Genus Liquidambar

Observer

heathermarie

Date

June 28, 2015 06:15 PM PDT

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Zebra Jumper Salticus scenicus

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2015 01:48 PM PDT

Description

On the reeds at the edge of a suburban park pond.

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What

French broom Genista monspessulana

Observer

kueda

Date

June 28, 2015 02:48 PM PDT

Description

Lots of garbage and cover here, might be a decent herp spot.