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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

Midday, feeding on licorice mint, small guy 5-6mm

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Arthropods Phylum Arthropoda

Observer

cbd

Date

July 4, 2015 04:17 PM PDT

Description

What is this? This is the largest one, a few inches long. The majority were less than 0.5" long. Found along bay shoreline, congregated under rocks and logs.

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European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 4, 2015
Insects

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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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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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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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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

Larva eating purple kale

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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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Aphids Family Aphididae

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

On carrot greens, but do not look like carrot aphids

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

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California Spikenard Aralia californica

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 04:11 PM PDT

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Twinberry Lonicera involucrata

Observer

kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 05:49 PM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

heathermarie

Date

July 3, 2015 04:33 PM PDT

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Wood Sorrels Genus Oxalis

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

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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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Yellow Starthistle Centaurea solstitialis

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:12 AM PDT

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lichen

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:07 AM PDT

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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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Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:15 AM PDT

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thistle

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:28 AM PDT

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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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thistle

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 07:15 AM PDT

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Yellow-faced Bumblebee Bombus vosnesenskii

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:11 AM PDT

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Blue Elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:08 AM PDT

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Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea Lathyrus latifolius

Observer

smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:11 AM PDT

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Cabbage Aphid Brevicoryne brassicae

Observer

echosmama

Date

July 2, 2015

Description

Eating my Russian kale