Usually doesn't seem much of a nectaring plant; I think fritillaries gather here because of a trellis of passion vine about 10 feet away.
I found this wasp eating Hemileuca eglanterina caterpillars that I was trying to rear in my back yard.
Size: 1.5 CM 5/8"
Found this mushroom in a planter strip. It looked old because of the condition it was in. There were 3 of them the largest about 6 or 7" in Dia.
Ring of Mourning Cloak ova. About 1" long and containing about 75ova +/-.
Found under a rock in Bouverie Preserve.
Found in a puddle on the blacktop.
A score of these flitting around a local householder's trellis of blue passionflower.
LANDED IN FRONT OF MY WILDLIFE CAMERA
Growing in a watered lawn.
Growing on the lower portion of some type of planted grass. Close to the ground.
Growing along a creek.
Growing close to creek (about three feet away) in mostly gravel and sand. Fuzzy leaves.
Black and yellow stripes. Found them before flying around compost but this one was sitting on a succulent. Didn't seem bothered by me.
I suspect that this was picked up with a load of Marigolds from west Petaluma.
I didn't get it in my pictures, but the color has a dusting of purple over the dark sienna background.
Several males pursued this female... but she wasn't having it. A better look shows that perhaps she's past needing to mate.
Female found in my yard. Wasn't too happy that I pulled out the cape smilax she was hiding in.
Half a dozen insects--I include shots of 4-- circling a nice old passion vine. I'm guessing the second image is of a female( said to be paler), the first and third are males.
Found no larvae; but I'll be back to check.