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What

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.

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Papilio rutulus

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

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

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 01:30 PM PDT

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Passer domesticus

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Common Earwig Forficula auricularia

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 09:12 AM PDT

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Forficula auricularia

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 09:23 AM PDT

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Order Polydesmida

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Garden Snail Helix aspersa

Observer

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.

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Strymon melinus

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What

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...

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Papilio rutulus

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What

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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Yellow-faced Bumblebee Bombus vosnesenskii

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 03:24 PM PDT

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Bombus vosnesenskii

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robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 03:26 PM PDT

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Genus Agaricus

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Stone Centipedes Order Lithobiomorpha

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 03:55 PM PDT

Description

So cool to see this one tenaciously going after a pill bug. It whipped the closed ball around with its fangs deeply sunk in...

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Order Lithobiomorpha

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What

Milky Slug Deroceras reticulatum

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 12, 2014 03:56 PM PDT

Description

Speciating this is a guess based on color from the options...which is lame...not the options...me.

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Deroceras reticulatum

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 23, 2013 01:12 PM PDT

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Calypte anna

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 23, 2013 01:07 PM PDT

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Vanessa cardui

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 23, 2013 01:04 PM PDT

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Vanessa atalanta

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 23, 2013 01:14 PM PDT

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Hylephila phyleus

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

papiliogal

Date

October 15, 2013 12:01 PM PDT

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Papilio rutulus

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

papiliogal

Date

October 2, 2013 11:40 AM PDT

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Papilio rutulus

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013 11:04 AM PDT

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Vanessa atalanta

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013 11:06 AM PDT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013 11:08 AM PDT

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Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

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Observer

tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013

Description

Of the delicious variety.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

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What

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

tiwane

Date

September 22, 2013 12:37 PM PDT

Description

Thought this was a Cooper's Hawk, but a birder friend said this looks like a juvenile Red-shouldered hawk, and he knows way more about birds than I do. Thoughts, anyone?

Saw this beautiful raptor perch on a street light then dive for this rat. It certainly enjoyed its meal.

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What

Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

robberfly

Date

September 22, 2013 02:00 PM PDT

Description

One block off Market, up in the Ficus trees...

robberfly Project curator ID

Papilio rutulus

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No photos or sounds

What

Umber Skipper Poanes melane

Observer

papiliogal

Date

September 22, 2013 02:21 PM PDT

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Poanes melane

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No photos or sounds

What

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

papiliogal

Date

September 22, 2013 12:28 PM PDT

Description

In poplar eating mouse

papiliogal Project curator ID

Accipiter cooperii

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No photos or sounds

What

Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

papiliogal

Date

September 22, 2013 02:00 PM PDT

papiliogal 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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