Abundant in meadows.
Helminthoglypta sonoma Pilsbry, 1937
Lots blooming in meadow areas today.
Many in this area.
On Coast Redwood.
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
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.