Not sure about this one. Stayed far away/high up.
Counted 12 (eating Hound's Tongue) today.
This was in a park lawn, it was the only flower in bloom. The dia. was about 3/4" of an inch and it was about 5" tall.
This insect is about 1" long and likes to burrow in soil. It's head is a reddish-brown color and it's abdomen is a mottled grayish white.
Currious to know what it is, a student brought it in today! :)
There a pair making a nest and pulling the coconut husk from my hanging plant holders.
There were a pair of these under a juniper tree.
I think I have this ID correct (just learning about it). This (and more) was on a young California Buckeye. About 3" diameter.
About 2.5" long.
Under old log. I'm pretty sure those are eggs beneath the bottom one. So cool!
Doing some insect hunting.
Flower buds just starting.
2 Males & 1 Female in this area.
Found on it's back/dead on path. Noted an injury on it's head when I turned it over. About 6" long.
In a redwood tree.
On the wire trying to run the pigeons off.
There were a flock of these just now feeding in a Privet tree. Just a little too far for my camera.
Saw these in abundance last summer; but never found any larvae.
Today's sightings of numerous adults in two neighborhood yards graced with blue passionflowers suggests that they did breed successfully in '14.
Two individuals in this post; possibly male and female?