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.
Rattlesnake outside Dwight center entrance
Just add Pipevine to your garden, and they will come... very satisfactory. Three or four individuals when I was getting this: all ladies.
Lots of fluttering, stopping only for a second or so; thus not great for photography.
Sorry about the poor pix. I suppose specific ID is problematic.
This may be remedied, as there are two; and I believe a nest. I could go back with binoculars; or someone else might with a more appropriate camera.
This "looks like a very large ant" was found a few nights ago strolling across my kitchen floor. Seemed friendly enough but I haven't seen an "ant" this large before. Curious about what he was searching for, what he generally eats and where he typically nests?
Two larvae (last photo is 2nd one). 2" and 1.5" respectively, nose to tail. In quiet side pools, but creek is flowing.