I saw it on the ground walking around. Only one was found near the area. Looks like a cockroach. About one fourth of an inch.
And just below....
Perhaps not enough to ID? Thought I'd post my best guess...
This weak stemmed Brodiaea was seen amid a grassland.
Just posted these last week; but these are seen much better.
Scores of these tiny, slightly iridescent, beetles were swarming frantically over the ceanothus blooms.
Over in Pepperwood--a few miles north--we're trying to pull up scattered small patches of this by hand... A walk on the Hood Trail augurs poorly for that effort: Goatgrass is deeply entrenched here.
Briefly seen and not well photographed. My guess would be a Leanira Checkerspot.