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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:29 PM PDT

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West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:37 PM PDT

Description

Seldom seen up here this year.

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Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Male.

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Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

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icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

Description

Female.

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Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti

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icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:16 PM PDT

Description

Male.

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Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:16 PM PDT

Description

Dozens of these congregating on a small flower patch; along with buckeyes, west coast ladies, mylitta crescents, purplish coppers, grey hairstreaks and common checkered skippers.

Groups of 5-10 would form little mobs fluttering frantically in a tight radius for a good part of a minute before disbursing.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014

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Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 02:30 PM PDT

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Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

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icosahedron

Date

October 18, 2014 03:51 PM PDT

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Eristalis arbustorum Genus Eristalis

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 16, 2014 11:43 AM PDT

Description

Joining the much larger European Hoverflies on the white zinnias were a few of these.

These deferred in every case to the nectaring fiery skippers and their larger cousins, darting about restlessly until a flower was free.

While their large cousins rocked up and down while feeding, these stood immobile on the flower.

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Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti

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icosahedron

Date

October 12, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Description

A Sandhill Skipper? Never seen one up here; certainly harder to tell with older individuals...

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Moths Order Lepidoptera

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dave-barry

Date

October 10, 2014

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Cellar Spiders Family Pholcidae

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 11, 2014 01:18 PM PDT

Description

Underneath a shelf in my quiet garage. Chaotic web; but full of dead spiders.

What's it doing with the egg-mass?

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couleeca

Date

October 11, 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Description

Mystery oak gall, soft and spongy, on leather oak. Pepperwood Preserve near Dwight Center.

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Western Paper Wasp Mischocyttarus flavitarsis

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icosahedron

Date

October 1, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

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Epilobium Epilobium canum ssp. mexicanum

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evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014

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hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea

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evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014

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evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014

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Spike-rush Eleocharis geniculata

Observer

evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014

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evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014

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blue wild rye Elymus glaucus

Observer

evelynch

Date

the past

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evelynch

Date

the past

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purple needle grass Nassella pulchra

Observer

evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

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Idaho bent grass Agrostis idahoensis

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evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

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California fescue Festuca californica

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evelynch

Date

October 6, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

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evelynch

Date

October 5, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Description

about 20 feet tall. at first I thought it was a toyon but the fruit isn't growing in clusters like toyon.

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Oregon-grape Berberis aquifolium

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evelynch

Date

October 5, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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fat-hen Atriplex prostrata

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evelynch

Date

October 5, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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whiteroot or santa barbara sedge Carex barbarae

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evelynch

Date

October 5, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Cocklebur Xanthium strumarium

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evelynch

Date

October 5, 2014 12:00 PM PDT