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What

Hygroscopic Earthstar Class Agaricomycetes

Observer

th0th

Date

January 18, 2015

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What

Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

th0th

Date

January 17, 2015

Description

On a piece of rotting wood. Acrcyria?

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What

Life

Observer

th0th

Date

January 17, 2015

Description

On a piece of rotting wood. Fruiting bodies sessile.

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Observer

th0th

Date

January 11, 2015

Description

Many on a piece of moldy wood.

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What

southern california black walnut Juglans californica

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 11, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Grove of large sized single trunked trees, no leaves. They are right along the bank in the 15000 blk of River Road. (There are some even larger trees, huge, in the Sunset Beach Regional Park).

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What

California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus

Observer

tunefultoad

Date

December 17, 2014 12:56 PM PST

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

th0th

Date

January 1, 2015

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 27, 2014

Description

I'm not all sure about this one. There are many stiff upright hairs on a rotting tree branch. When they are disturbed, a white mist of spores is released. Close up, the spores are 9 x 3 µm. There is little evidence of an original thallus.

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What

Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

th0th

Date

December 27, 2014

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 26, 2014

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What

Mantispa Family Mantispidae

Observer

th0th

Date

December 26, 2014

Description

Found as an ectoparasite of a Tengellidae spider. Length 1 mm.

Interesting Reference noted in BugGuide:
Annu Rev Entomol. 1998;43:175-94. Biology of the Mantispidae.
Redborg KE.

"Members of the Neuropteran family Mantispidae, subfamily Mantispinae, are predators in the egg sacs of spiders, draining egg contents through a piercing/sucking tube formed by modified mandibles and maxillae. First-instar mantispids use two strategies to locate spider eggs: Larvae may burrow directly through the silk of egg sacs they find, or they may board and be carried by female spiders prior to sac production, entering the sac as it is being constructed. Mantispids that board spiders usually adopt positions on or near the pedicel; some species may enter the spider's book lungs. Larvae maintain themselves aboard spiders by feeding on spider blood . Transfers of larvae from spider to spider are possible during spider mating or cannibalism. All of the
major groups of hunting spiders are attacked by spider-boarding mantispids; the egg sacs of web-building species are also entered by egg-sac penetrators".

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What

Mediterranean Seed Bug Xanthochilus saturnius

Observer

th0th

Date

December 26, 2014

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What

Pacific Salmon and Trout Genus Oncorhynchus

Observer

th0th

Date

December 20, 2014

Description

Giant fish washed into the blackberry from the flooded creek.

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What

Snakeflies Order Raphidioptera

Observer

th0th

Date

December 23, 2014

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What

Common Pill-bug Armadillidium vulgare

Observer

th0th

Date

December 22, 2014

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 22, 2014

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What

California Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus ssp. elegans

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

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What

Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

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What

Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

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What

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 21, 2014

Description

Growing on the bark of a black walnut.

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What

Mortar rim-lichen Lecanora dispersa

Observer

th0th

Date

December 14, 2014

Description

On an old chuck of cinder block. No thallus visible. Disc margin pruinose. Paraphyses slender, mostly unbranched. It is difficult to identify definite asci, but what appear to be ascospores are oval measuring 5-6 x 7-9 µm. Apothecial margin K-, C-

Fungi

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 17, 2014 09:00 AM PST

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Square

Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 17, 2014 08:40 AM PST

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Square

What

False Turkey-tail Stereum ostrea

Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 17, 2014 08:54 AM PST

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 13, 2014

Description

On the bark of an oak tree. Leaves about 2 mm long, numerous julaceous branches, weak supplementary costae.

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Observer

th0th

Date

December 12, 2014

Description

Growing on a very old piece of cinder block. I can't find anything exactly like it in Malcolm, Shevock & Norris. Leaves mostly 1.5 x 0.65 mm. Cells hexagonal in midleaf 70 x 21 µm, rectangular at base 90 x 15 µm. Border two rows of narrow cells.

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Square

What

Crayfishes Superfamily Astacoidea

Observer

sterling

Date

December 11, 2014 09:40 AM PST

Description

Recent flooding left a bunch of crayfish stranded after a creek overflowed near the pond.

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Observer

dave-barry

Date

December 10, 2014 09:49 AM PST

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What

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

th0th

Date

December 6, 2014