A type of Root-Maggot Fly (Anthomyiidae)
Sitting out the rain.
Probably a second or third year Juvenile. Could not sex.
During the molting phase the tardigrade mother deposits her eggs in the shed skin to provide a protective shelter. This shows the cuticula with several developing eggs.
Caught while electro fishing Grape creek, tributary to Dry Creek of Russian River
It's hard to take a picture of these guys - they never stop moving. Found with many friends grazing on some moss.
Growing on the base of an oak.
Growing on many oak trees in dense mats, leaf length 1.4 mm. Cell walls very thick.
On exposed metamorphic rock. Cortex K+ purple.
Found on exposed metamorphic rock in the full sun. More than 20 spores per ascus, each about 4 microns in diameter.