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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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Date

December 4, 2014 02:37 PM PST

Description

Having just missed a pigeon a couple yards from the path.

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Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans

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adrained

Date

December 4, 2014 07:50 AM PST

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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adrained

Date

November 21, 2014 02:37 PM PST

Description

Resting amongst the flowers.

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Date

November 21, 2014 02:39 PM PST

Description

Some sort of larva. Didn't get a pic of the whole body. There were a bunch o them. Leaves brought together into some sort of cocoon?

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

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Date

November 17, 2014 08:27 AM PST

Description

Haven't seen it on this perch in quite some time.

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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November 14, 2014 08:24 AM PST

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Aphid Family Aphididae

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Date

November 7, 2014 12:18 PM PST

Description

Clusters on at least half a dozen plants.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

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adrained

Date

October 27, 2014 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Always happy when i expect "someone" to show up and they do. This is on the wells fargo rooftop garden at market and montgomery.

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Cabbage white Pieris rapae

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Date

October 24, 2014 01:34 PM PDT

Description

I assume mating is going in here, but i would have never expected butterflies to take so long. They sat there together the 15 minutes i sat ther... Plus.

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

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robberfly

Date

October 7, 2014

robberfly Project curator ID

Hylephila phyleus

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 7, 2014

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Vanessa atalanta

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Umber Skipper Poanes melane

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 7, 2014

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Poanes melane

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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robberfly

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

Saw a Monarch as well but couldn't photographing due to a homeless guy asking me about butterflies...

robberfly Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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Date

September 22, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

Description

First time i've seen a red tailed downtown/civic center in months. It was just leaving the side of Metreon when i first saw it. Flew off east.

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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Date

September 22, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Seen this butterfly a few times flitting about the plants of yerba buena - both up by the restaurants, and down by mission.

robberfly Project curator ID

Agraulis vanillae

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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adrained

Date

September 12, 2014 02:03 PM PDT

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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adrained

Date

September 12, 2014 01:58 PM PDT

Place

yerba buena gardens, san francisco, ca (Google, OSM)

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Flies Order Diptera

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adrained

Date

September 12, 2014 01:58 PM PDT

Place

yerba buena gardens, san francisco, ca (Google, OSM)

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western gull Larus occidentalis

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adrained

Date

September 12, 2014 02:08 PM PDT

Place

yerba buena gardens, san francisco, ca (Google, OSM)

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Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

adrained

Date

September 4, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

The local yerba buena raven pair with a two or possibly three of their offspring, mostly hanging out on top of St Patricks. One juvenile was in begging mode, and an adult went out to fetch something. After feeding the two took to the air and the adult did some aerobatics, perhaps trying to teach a bit.

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Leafcutter and Resin Bees Genus Megachile

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adrained

Date

September 12, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

robberfly

Date

May 2, 2014 11:53 AM PDT

Description

Freshly eclosed female near the Cable Car turnabout at Powell & Market Street. Nectaring on ornamental privet.

robberfly Project curator ID

Papilio rutulus

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 08:02 AM PDT

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Turdus migratorius

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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Passer domesticus

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robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 01:30 PM PDT

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Passer domesticus

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Common Earwig Forficula auricularia

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robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 09:12 AM PDT

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Forficula auricularia

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

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robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 09:23 AM PDT

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Order Polydesmida

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Garden Snail Helix aspersa

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robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 09:19 AM PDT

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Helix aspersa

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 02:04 PM PDT

Description

A new butterfly species added to our project. The 10th seen to date.

robberfly Project curator ID

Strymon melinus

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 02:51 PM PDT

Description

I ran close behind her, snapping off as many shots as I could. Look at the faces of the passers-by...

robberfly Project curator ID

Papilio rutulus

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 03:04 PM PDT

Description

Learned here that Vinca major is a nectar source. Different one from last. Three total for the day. None in Sue Bierman. make sense if we've concluded that it's used as a mating spot.

robberfly Project curator ID

Papilio rutulus
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About

A project by Amber Hasselbring and Liam O’Brien

The phenomenon of the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) and its behavioral adaptation to Market Street was first noted by lepidopterist Harriet Reinhard in 1987. During the 1960′s and 70′s the London Plane Tree (Platanus X acerifolia) – one of the butterfly’s larval food trees - was planted en masse in the heart of the City. In ...more ↓

13979-mini robberfly created this project on May 06, 2013
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