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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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icosahedron

Date

September 19, 2014 11:56 AM PDT

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Red Cone Gall Wasp Andricus kingi

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dave-barry

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

On Valley Oak (Quercus lobata).

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Banded Garden Spider Argiope trifasciata

Observer

dave-barry

Date

September 16, 2014

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 11:35 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

Description

According to the sign, these abundant and regularly-spaced knots on the branches of California-grown quince trees are bacterial galls. Found an old book describing them and saying the cause wan't well-determined yet:

http://books.google.com/books?id=lBRJAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA555&ots=Qz7ssY8yju&dq=quince%20branch%20galls&pg=PA555#v=onepage&q=quince%20branch%20galls&f=false

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Lots of these in the zinnias.

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Leafhoppers and Treehoppers Superfamily Membracoidea

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 01:02 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:27 PM PDT

Description

Going nuts in a California Poppy. Really pollen-y abdomen underside.

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:29 PM PDT

Description

On a zinnia.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Multiple bees per dahlia flower.

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sea-kangaroo

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September 12, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

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Potter Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

Description

A few of them going in penstemon flowers.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

September 12, 2014 12:24 PM PDT

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Spotted Tussock Moth Lophocampa maculata

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dave-barry

Date

August 21, 2014

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Male

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Red-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus ssp. cafer

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

female

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Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon

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dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Torn & tattered.

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Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)
Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

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icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 11:29 AM PDT

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Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 12:03 AM PDT

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 11:17 AM PDT

Description

End of the trail for this brave little hairstreak? Seemed to be making some progress in getting loose.

On an adjacent branch, a flower spider. I didn't think these used webs; and I think that it was only being opportunistic as the butterfly blundered into the remnants of an old web.

I should have stayed to watch, but could not.

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 12:42 AM PDT

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Harlequin Bug Murgantia histrionica

Observer

icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 12:49 AM PDT

Description

Eating the wild mustard.

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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icosahedron

Date

August 15, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

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Jimsonweeds Genus Datura

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dave-barry

Date

August 15, 2014 01:06 PM PDT

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California Dutchman's Pipe Aristolochia californica

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curiousgeorge61

Date

June 22, 2014

Description

I had not seen the fruit before and while I got a good shot of a leaf, I guess I forgot to take one of the flower.

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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Battus philenor

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curiousgeorge61

Date

June 22, 2014

Description

I went to the annul fund raiser and saw a bunch of great things.
The butterflies wouldn't stay still long enough to get even a bad pic.