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Desert Gold Geraea canescens

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Chaenactis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Phacelia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Monoptilon

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Purple Mat Nama demissum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Tags

red

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What

True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies Order Hemiptera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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desert five-spot Eremalche rotundifolia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

gravel ghost Atrichoseris platyphylla

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:47 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:58 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Spiral-patterned eggs on a Desert Gold.

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egg, red

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Desert Gold Geraea canescens

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:56 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

A yellow cloud of it all over the flats between Salt Creek and Furnace Creek.

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Browneyes Chylismia claviformis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:53 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Cryptantha

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:54 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:54 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Polishing off the last bits of leaves on this poor primrose.

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devil's spineflower Chorizanthe rigida

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:53 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 11:53 AM PDT

Place

Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Eating a Desert Gold.

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What

Arrow-leaf Pleurocoronis pluriseta

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:18 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Chaffbush Amphipappus fremontii

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:18 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Low, tangly bushy thing.

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burrobush Ambrosia dumosa

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:12 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Low bush.

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:15 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

A little clump.

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Genus Lepidium

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:12 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Family Onagraceae

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:12 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

heartleaf suncup Chylismia cardiophylla

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 09:14 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Trailing Townula Funastrum hirtellum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:35 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

A big, impressive specimen, with flowers covered in a variety of insects.

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Fly Order Diptera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:35 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Sagebrush Checkerspot Chlosyne acastus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:34 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

A different individual in each photo.

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Fly Order Diptera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:34 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Chaffbush Amphipappus fremontii

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:36 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Thick-leaf Ground-Cherry Physalis crassifolia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:44 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Thrips

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:42 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Mojave aster Xylorhiza tortifolia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:41 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Assassin Bugs Family Reduviidae

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:44 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:42 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Mojave Ragwort Senecio mohavensis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:18 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Genus Tephritis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 08:36 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Green-eyed semaphore-winged flies.

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Sweetbush Bebbia juncea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:51 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:50 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Blurrily visiting Phacelia.

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Genus Corimelaena

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:52 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

On a blooming Eucnide urens. Quite small.

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Convergent Ladybug Hippodamia convergens

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:53 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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Desert Trumpet Eriogonum inflatum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:53 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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devil's spineflower Chorizanthe rigida

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:52 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Seven-spotted Ladybird Coccinella septempunctata

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:51 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Caught on the spiny exterior of a Eucnide urens, along with several flies. Ouch.

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Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:50 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Sleeping(?) in a Eucnide urens flower.

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:48 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Eggs on a Desert Holly fruit.

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Catseyes Genus Cryptantha

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:52 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

gravel ghost Atrichoseris platyphylla

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:52 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

Full o' beetles.

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Desert Rock Nettle Eucnide urens

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:51 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

This stuff was kind of nuts. The flowers were large and smelled kind of like cake batter but in a pretty gross way. The flowers were chock-full of flies, bees, and little beetles, all either cavorting or tucked firmly and somnolently into the blossoms (high?). All the green parts were completely covered in fine spiny hairs that had trapped a lot of insects, mostly by their wings. I saw a ladybug and a bunch of little flies quite firmly stuck to it.

This was the only plant in bloom, though I saw many others as I went farther up Mosaic Canyon. They were like very small bushes, and grew out of cracks in the rock walls.

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Genus Phacelia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:49 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)

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desert holly Atriplex hymenelytra

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 17, 2015 07:46 AM PDT

Place

Mosaic Canyon, Death Valley National Park, California, USA (Google, OSM)