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California Sister Adelpha californica

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rhislop

Date

August 21, 2014

Description

I observed several California Sisters flitting amongst the Oaks along the North Peak Trail, Mt Diablo, CA.

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rhislop

Date

August 21, 2014

Description

A small day-flying moth, approx 1 in. wingspan, with light tan upper-wings, and the lower wings dark colored with a white wingbar (see attached pic). Need some help with identification. Thanks!

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Mormon Metalmark Apodemia mormo

Observer

rhislop

Date

August 21, 2014

Description

I found about 8-10 Mormon Metalmark butterflies at/or near the top of North Peak Rd, in Mt Diablo State Park. It was about 2:30PM.

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Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia

Observer

taj

Date

August 8, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

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Tarantula Hawks Genus Pepsis

Observer

taj

Date

August 8, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

taj

Date

August 7, 2014 09:39 PM PDT

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

Observer

taj

Date

August 7, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

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Tarantulas Genus Aphonopelma

Observer

taj

Date

August 7, 2014 09:00 PM PDT

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

Observer

taj

Date

August 7, 2014 02:40 PM PDT

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Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis

Observer

taj

Date

August 7, 2014 12:46 PM PDT

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hollyleaf redberry Rhamnus ilicifolia

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014 02:37 PM PDT

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Mormon Metalmark Apodemia mormo

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 03:52 PM PDT

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Thicket Hairstreak Callophrys spinetorum

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 03:55 PM PDT

Description

The day's prize, though I was quite happy with the metalmarks, too.

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Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 03:37 PM PDT

Description

I think the white margin is just worn. Doesn't have hindwing spots of Propertius, too late for Pacuvius.

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Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Many thanks to Hank for alerting me to the presence of this species up there! I'm sure I never would have noticed they weren't fence lizards on my own.

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 02:56 PM PDT

Description

Of course the only ode I was able to photograph to my satisfaction was one I already knew.

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Oregon western rosinweed Calycadenia truncata

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 02:47 PM PDT

Description

One of my favorite late-season flowers.

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Disc Gall Wasp Andricus parmula

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 02:36 PM PDT

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kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 02:35 PM PDT

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kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 02:31 PM PDT

Description

One of many, many darners patrolling the peaks and passes. There were also larger ones with green thoraxes that were probably Common Green Darners, and I suspect we also saw some saddlebags, but we were unable to catch any for decent photos.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014 01:43 PM PDT

Description

Amazing to see the regrowth after the fire...

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kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 01:54 PM PDT

Description

Sort of that this one might be the fire follower, but I think it's too hairy / glandular.

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California Bay Umbellularia californica

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 01:43 PM PDT

Description

While most of the burned trees are stump sprouting, this one clearly has some living branches.

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kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 01:55 PM PDT
Mammals

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Mammals Class Mammalia

Observer

kueda

Date

August 16, 2014 04:12 PM PDT

Description

Scat with juniper "fruit" and something more seedy. Pine nuts?

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Urchin Gall Wasp Antron quercusechinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014 01:45 PM PDT

Description

Dr. Kathy Schick, a pal in the Lep Society and a gall expert, helped me with this i.d...

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Crystalline Gall Wasp Andricus crystallinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014 02:34 PM PDT

Description

I.D.ed by Dr. Kathy Schick...

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robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014 01:54 PM PDT

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Oregon western rosinweed Calycadenia truncata

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

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Thicket Hairstreak Callophrys spinetorum

Observer

robberfly

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

The Target Species for the day. A lifer for me. Wouldn't have been possible w/out "kevinhintsa" here on iNat. A big thank you, Kevin.
We study a creature's life cycle, we hunt it's location. Season's go by. It's enter' s a...mythology...then...at last!
Cool to share this with Ken-ichi.
Ummm...now what do I do with my life?