On Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa.
An area planted with 'native' low water use vegetation after development. Season for blooms mostly over, so what's visible are a few flowers and some brown seeds.
How is this distinguished from the California buckwheat?
Along Fountain Grove
Along Brush Creek.
This may be the wrong species, the gall was on the upper side of the leaf not the bottom. It just the best guess I have.
This moth was found sitting on California bay (possibly!) The picture does not quite show the greeny tinge to the pale brown colour, and the wings looked a little translucent. About 2-3 cm long with a furry body. Awesome stripy legs!