Someone swept up this pretty sawfly. Possibly Filacus.
On the side of an old log, damp, forested park.
ID based on BugGuide image comparison. Tephritidae was my first guess, but didn't match anything I was seeing, so I expanded the search to related families and this was the best.
Flying around during the day. Thought it was a lycaenid on the wing. Many thanks to Erica for loaning the net AND the white trash bag for a background.
Under a log. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the same as the little ground beetle I saw at Funston last Fall: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/376921
Found on dead tree, either oak or bay. This is the underside, which is porous (not gilled or spongelike). Top light brown and smooth. Rubbery, not woody. No stem; grew like an oyster.
Growing on a stick in our yard a few days after the rain, very slimy at base
I was driving up Centennial and saw 3 toms and at least 7 hens. There could have been more, but I could not stop to count
three toms and at least 7 hens- there could have been more, but I was driving and could not stop to count. They were across Centennial Drive from the swimming pool. The Toms were displaying
Is this millipede protecting eggs?
Found under cutting of Eukalyptus trunk.