Sticky orange fruit, leaves smell citrusy, white fragrant flowers
Have seen three monarchs on this bush over the last week, this was the first time I could get a photo.
Two different morphs of Harmonia axyridis. Thought the black and red one was Chilocorus until I realized Chilocorus doesn't have white spots on its head.
Found this one on fennel eating a syrphid fly
Saw about 16 on the fennel at Radio Beach, from itty bitty 1st instars to big fat ones that looked ready to pupate. Didn't see any chrysalises.
These guys migrate through the bay area in the summer
Hanging out in lake Merritt
Caterpillar on tarweed