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What

toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

Observer

edwhisler530

Date

October 25, 2014

Description

Berries turning red. Stiff green leaves. Growing in a Stormwater Detention Basin/Wildlife Habitat area. Toyon has been planted in the area, but I think this one is a volunteer.

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Date

April 26, 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Description

Tiny wasp

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Date

April 25, 2014 05:16 PM PDT

Description

Silverfish in a public bathroom. Sometimes, insects are more important than bowel movements.

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Date

April 23, 2014 05:16 PM PDT

Description

A devilishly handsome jumping spider that hitched a ride on my bicycle.

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Date

April 23, 2014 05:09 PM PDT

Description

Nymphs of some hemipteran, maybe pentatomidae or coreidae. Lots of these were walking up this wall for days.

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Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

biosam

Date

October 19, 2014

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Date

April 14, 2014 06:02 PM PDT

Description

Two juvenile mantids that had recently emerged from their ootheca; their siblings appear to have gone elsewhere.

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Date

April 14, 2014 05:30 PM PDT

Description

Shield bug. Notice in the second picture that its proboscis is poking my skin and secreting a clear fluid, probably saliva. I do not know why it did this.

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Western Leaf-footed Bug Leptoglossus clypealis

Observer

edwhisler530

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

I found it on my patio screen. I see them most autumns in my yard in Davis, CA. Mostly light brown with a white stripe across the back. The rear tibia was wider than the rest of the leg.

I apologize for the poor cell phone photo.

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Observer

edwhisler530

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Many small white flowers. Growing along the edge of a suburban landscaped public green belt.

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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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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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What

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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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