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Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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tiwane

Date

July 5, 2015 12:01 PM PDT

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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emmarkg

Date

July 5, 2015 08:48 PM PDT

Description

Group of about 10 large white Pelicans on the shore of lake meritt

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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teachoutside

Date

July 2, 2015 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Perhaps Diachus? The previous day we saw one of these on fennel, looking bronze in the bright sunshine. This one was in the grass on an overcast day, so didn't glisten as brightly. We think they're the same species.

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Cosmopolitan ground beetle Laemostenus complanatus

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echosmama

Date

July 5, 2015

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Common Earwig Forficula auricularia

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echosmama

Date

July 5, 2015

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Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia

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kueda

Date

July 5, 2015 03:26 PM PDT

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bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

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kueda

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July 5, 2015 02:10 PM PDT

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Kellogg's yampah Perideridia kelloggii

Observer

kueda

Date

July 5, 2015 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Yampah?

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Lace Lichen Ramalina menziesii

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kueda

Date

July 5, 2015 02:53 PM PDT
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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markham

Date

July 5, 2015 01:40 PM PDT

Description

Horticultural

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Fly Death Fungus Entomophthora muscae

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damontighe

Date

July 5, 2015 01:18 PM PDT

Description

a few months ago I brought home a Entomophthora muscae infected house fly from Point Reyes to photography and study and to see if it could infect the fruit flies as I had read.
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1373764
Well it appears the Entomophthora muscae has taken up residence with my fruit fly population. yes!

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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echosmama

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

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

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Arthropods Phylum Arthropoda

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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

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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

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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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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

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echosmama

Date

July 4, 2015

Description

Larva eating purple kale

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Sharpshooters Genus Draeculacephala

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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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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

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echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

On carrot greens, but do not look like carrot aphids

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

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California Spikenard Aralia californica

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kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 04:11 PM PDT

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Twinberry Lonicera involucrata

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kueda

Date

July 3, 2015 05:49 PM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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heathermarie

Date

July 3, 2015 04:33 PM PDT

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Wood Sorrels Genus Oxalis

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echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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echosmama

Date

July 3, 2015

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Scaly Chaparral Trilobopsis loricata

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kueda

Date

July 1, 2015 10:19 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

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smarr

Date

July 1, 2015 06:17 AM PDT

Description

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