Helminthoglypta nickliniana anachoreta
2 snakes breeding for 3RD day in wood pile.
Size of scarlet pimpernel and growing nearby a patch.
I really want to know what these are. They've been popping up in all my neighbors yards lately but I have never seen them before.
About 1-1/2" long .
Helminthoglypta sonona Pilsbry, 1937 Bennett Mountain, Sonoma County. California
Bright blue underbelly, orange underneath the legs. Black body, dotted with light blue triangular scales.
Found these today while doing yard work. They were under a large planter. One lost part of it tail.
This individual has been in and out of our yard this morning; fluttering everywhere but returning always to lay eggs on some emerging showy milkweed.
We've had great results with milkweed in attracting Monarchs; especially Narrowleaf Milkweed.
Rattlesnake outside Dwight center entrance
Just add Pipevine to your garden, and they will come... very satisfactory. Three or four individuals when I was getting this: all ladies.
Lots of fluttering, stopping only for a second or so; thus not great for photography.