Snakefly; there was at least one other elsewhere on the same plant, too.
Millipede walking down a wall.
Juvenile mantis, one of many in the area that I have followed for a while.
Some sort of moth with two peculiar golden lines along its wings and thorax.
Large darkling beetle found in the entrance to a little cave that would normally be the home of a ground squirrel, probably.
I was digging near some deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens) and this little (big) guy scurried out.
Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia?) blending in nicely with the yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
This mantid was quite the giant, I believe she was gravid/pregnant. Hanging out on Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
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.
Spider wasp (Pompilidae) with a snack (likely a grasshopper).
A pest species with interesting feathery wings which they hold out perpendicular to their body, giving them a distinct 'T' shape.
Gulf Fritillary seen in a garden which contained Passion Vine (Passiflora), resting in the early morning on a Salvia.
UC Davis Arboretum, Davis, CA
Box elder bug
Beetle in the dirt
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?
This wee gnat enjoys reading about fractals.
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.
Large spider living in our garden. It has been eating bees and other large insects.
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.
about 2" long, 2 rows of yellow dots on the body, appeared to be covered with silver "dust".