This insect was about 1/4 of an inch found in the mark west creek. It may be an arachnid or the thorax of an insect. The pictures have been taken through a microscope.
Lots of them on Coyote Brush.
On Coast Live Oak.
Always that way, right? The creature you come all day looking for, then last stop - it's in abundance! So stunning, that..purple.
Donna keyed these for me at the distance...
So...I've only iNated a dead one of these cuz they Never Land. Donna and I walking down to the river through this park grass. Something lands in the tree. Jumps up - "Wow, Black Saddlebags!" - then remands in same spot and I get this lone shot...Barely showing field marks.
Target species for the day. Many more along this City Park beach along the Russian River.
Hadn't seen this species all season...