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Date

April 13, 2014 06:34 PM PDT

Description

Snakefly; there was at least one other elsewhere on the same plant, too.

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What

Greenhouse Millipede Oxidus gracilis

Date

April 8, 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Description

Millipede walking down a wall.

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Date

April 7, 2014 06:01 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile mantis, one of many in the area that I have followed for a while.

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Date

April 7, 2014 05:48 PM PDT

Description

Caterpillar

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Date

April 7, 2014 05:07 PM PDT

Description

Some sort of moth with two peculiar golden lines along its wings and thorax.

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What

Darkling Beetles Family Tenebrionidae

Date

April 5, 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Description

Large darkling beetle found in the entrance to a little cave that would normally be the home of a ground squirrel, probably.

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What

Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

kapie

Date

September 23, 2014

Description

I was digging near some deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens) and this little (big) guy scurried out.

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

Observer

kapie

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia?) blending in nicely with the yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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Mantids Order Mantodea

Observer

kapie

Date

August 28, 2014

Description

This mantid was quite the giant, I believe she was gravid/pregnant. Hanging out on Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

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Cross Orbweaver Araneus diadematus

Observer

kapie

Date

August 5, 2014

Description

A gorgeous yet invasive garden spider. A few weeks ago there were about half a dozen of these females building their magnificent webs throughout the garden.

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Observer

kapie

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

Jumping spider.

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Observer

kapie

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Spider wasp (Pompilidae) with a snack (likely a grasshopper).

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Plume Moths Family Pterophoridae

Observer

kapie

Date

July 7, 2014

Description

A pest species with interesting feathery wings which they hold out perpendicular to their body, giving them a distinct 'T' shape.

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What

Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

kapie

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

Gulf Fritillary seen in a garden which contained Passion Vine (Passiflora), resting in the early morning on a Salvia.

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What

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

crotalinae

Date

April 15, 2009 03:59 PM PDT

Description

Large flock

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What

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

crotalinae

Date

January 1, 2012 04:20 PM PST

Description

UC Davis Arboretum, Davis, CA

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Western Box Elder Bug Boisea rubrolineata

Date

March 25, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Box elder bug

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Green Lacewings Family Chrysopidae

Date

March 15, 2014 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Lacewing larva

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Date

March 8, 2014 10:38 AM PST

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Date

March 8, 2014 10:38 AM PST

Description

Beetle in the dirt

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Date

February 23, 2014 01:48 PM PST

Description

Silverfish relative

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Date

February 10, 2014 02:40 PM PST

Description

Like the gnat in a previous Observation, this wee spider also likes reading about fractals. Who would have guessed that tiny arthropods are so fascinated by the details of complex structures?

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February 10, 2014 02:23 PM PST

Description

This wee gnat enjoys reading about fractals.

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February 10, 2014 01:58 PM PST

Description

This mosquito tried to bite me through my pants, but I could lift up the sheet of my pants around where it stood, leaving a big space between its mouthparts and my leg. It would try to poke around, but to no avail. It was hilarious.

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Date

February 7, 2014 09:01 AM PST

Description

Pillbug

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What

Orb Weavers Family Araneidae

Observer

ovrtrf4

Date

August 3, 2014

Place

Davis, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Large spider living in our garden. It has been eating bees and other large insects.

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Flesh Flies Family Sarcophagidae

Observer

biochristine

Date

June 1, 2014 07:15 PM PDT

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Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii

Observer

summermule

Date

March 10, 2010

Place

Davis, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

An out of range bird that showed up in north Davis and was seen by many. Very small empidonax flycatcher with a big head and long primary projection.

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moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

droflet

Date

June 16, 2014 08:15 PM PDT

Description

about 2" long, 2 rows of yellow dots on the body, appeared to be covered with silver "dust".

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What

Flesh Flies Family Sarcophagidae

Observer

biochristine

Date

June 1, 2014 07:15 PM PDT