Specimen about 1.25 inches long. Based on the white patches, it might be an immature larva of this species, but it's hard to place it anywhere among the southern California swallowtails. Photo by Maria Maestas
Loud calls; this past weekend was the first time they had been so conspicuous this season.
Photo by Dana Cole, showing daughter Emerson Cole. Insects from the UC-Riverside graduate student outreach program. Often called an Australian stick insect, this species also goes by the interesting name of Macleay’s Spectre.
Photo by Maria Maestas. Found by Roberto Maestas; UC-Riverside neighborhood.
First blooms of the season, in Museum building planter.
Adult on Rosmarinus
Adult males singing in trees
Adult feeding at Salvia greggii
Appeared to be an immature individual, perhaps a female, resting in an 80+ foot-tall palm (Washingtonia filifera).
On a carob tree at the NE corner of 5th and Pine
Adult female suspended in the center of a 2-3 foot web. Photo by James Bryant.
Flocks of these little mites move through the trees and shrubs on their daily feeding rounds, making their tinkling calls. Sometimes they make a communal call at the bird bath.
Perhaps Aranaeus gemma. Photo by Becky Konegen.
Larva feeding at Asclepias. Photo by Sarah Shulenberger.
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