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What

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

November 11, 2021 02:25 PM PST

Description

Rocky Oaks
This is the third snout I've seen in LA County in the last month, but the first so far west. The other two were out towards the Antelope Valley

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Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)

Observer

kimssight

Date

November 25, 2021 10:46 AM PST

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Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

October 2020

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Observer

francisco3_

Date

October 21, 2021 12:51 PM HST

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Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

September 30, 2021 03:21 PM PDT

Description

Jacumba
One of several in the area. Second photo show some of the others

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Observer

gpasch

Date

September 29, 2021 12:40 PM CST

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What

Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 7, 2021 10:17 AM PDT

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What

Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

October 2, 2021 08:17 AM PDT

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North American Toads (Genus Anaxyrus)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

September 8, 2006

Description

Four individuals found under a trash can. This is the reason why, to this day, I still persist in looking under trash cans.

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

September 25, 2021 12:15 PM PDT

Description

juvenile. no sign of mange

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What

Symmetrical Sessile Barnacles (Order Balanomorpha)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

September 8, 2021 02:30 PM PDT

Description

Jalama Beach
Going with AI. This was attached to this sand dollar

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What

Apache Paper Wasp (Polistes apachus)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

September 2, 2021 10:38 AM PDT

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What

Eight-barred Lygropia Moth (Conchylodes octonalis)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

August 31, 2021 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Las Virgenes Canyon
On alkali heliotrope

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

August 27, 2021 10:15 AM PDT

Description

Sepulveda Basin

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What

Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 24, 2021 05:01 PM PDT

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What

Thread-waisted Sand Wasps (Genus Ammophila)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

August 21, 2021 12:50 PM PDT

Description

Arnold Road
For the wasp

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What

Heliotrope Fairy Bee (Perdita heliotropii)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

August 21, 2021 01:04 PM PDT

Description

Arnold Road
I have included 8 of the many photos I took of this encounter. In the first, the female is feeding. In the second the male arrives to begin mating. A few photos show them mating and after he leaves, I included 2 more photos of the female still on the flower

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

August 5, 2021 08:37 AM PDT

Description

Sepulveda Basin

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

August 11, 2021 11:10 AM PDT

Description

Briar Summit

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What

Paddle-tailed Darner (Aeshna palmata)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

August 10, 2021 12:34 PM PDT

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What

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

August 6, 2021 12:45 PM PDT

Place

Miramar (Google, OSM)

Description

There is a pond just east of here on Miramar Marine Corps Base land. Unexpected sighting in coastal sage scrub.

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What

Red-tailed Pennant (Brachymesia furcata)

Observer

sfelton

Date

August 8, 2021 10:28 AM PDT

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What

Guinea Paper Wasp (Polistes exclamans)

Observer

kimssight

Date

August 5, 2021 08:57 AM PDT

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What

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Observer

redrovertracy

Date

August 2021

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What

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

redrovertracy

Date

August 2021

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What

Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula)

Observer

kimssight

Date

August 2, 2021 11:35 AM PDT

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What

Sycamore Borer Moth (Synanthedon resplendens)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

July 12, 2021 10:56 AM PDT

Description

Lower Topanga Canyon
Definitely the find of the day--and even the month. Very cool moth!
Unfortunately he was slightly above eye level so I couldn't get the ideal photo

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What

Red-legged Centris (Centris rhodopus)

Observer

kaye6

Date

July 4, 2021 08:52 AM UTC

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What

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

w_fran

Date

July 7, 2021 07:13 AM PDT

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What

Eastern Phantom Crane Fly (Bittacomorpha clavipes)

Observer

raycama

Date

June 23, 2021 05:43 PM EDT

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What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

yetikat

Date

June 2021

Description

3 fledglings close to the nest tree. The adults were not visible today

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What

Pruinose Squash Bee (Peponapis pruinosa)

Observer

sfelton

Date

June 6, 2021 11:55 AM PDT

Description

Found on host plant Cucurbita foetidissima:

https://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Cucurbita+foetidissima

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What

Twenty-spotted Lady Beetle (Psyllobora vigintimaculata)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

June 26, 2021 10:39 AM PDT

Description

Briar Summit
Such a cute little one

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

June 24, 2021 11:54 AM PDT

Description

Ridge Route

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What

Nelson's Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus ssp. nelsoni)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 20, 2021 10:14 AM PDT

Description

Nectaring on Woollypod Milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa)

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Observer

scubabruin

Date

June 18, 2021 10:03 AM PDT

Description

Found on macrocystis pyrifera. A Lugworm perhaps?

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Observer

jim_carretta

Date

July 28, 2019 08:52 AM PDT

Description

Found in lizard scat attributed to Desert Iguana.

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What

Pacific Marten (Martes caurina)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 2021

Description

While scanning the lake I saw some distant movement out of the corner of my eye. I watched as this large mustelid moved through the brush and was fortunate enough to get a few shots as it crossed a break in the trees. Based on it's overall coloration, I'm leaning towards American Marten, but I don't have enough experience to conclusively rule out (a much rarer) Fisher.

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Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 1, 2021 05:58 PM PDT

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What

Illustrious Woolcarder (Anthidium illustre)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

June 3, 2021 11:41 AM PDT

Description

Viewridge Trail

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 26, 2021 01:18 PM PDT

Description

King Gillette

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Observer

madily

Date

May 11, 2021 01:17 PM PDT

Description

Collected gall from Ceanothus verrucosus on 4/11/21.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/73583630

Gall cut open to find larvae inside on 4/21/21 and placed in container with a cup of soil.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/74768171

7 midges emerged today.

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

sfelton

Date

May 2021

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What

California Dogface (Zerene eurydice)

Observer

biohexx1

Date

May 2021

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Observer

scubabruin

Date

May 26, 2021 11:14 AM PDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

jennbastian

Date

May 24, 2021 07:37 PM PDT

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 14, 2021 01:42 PM PDT

Description

Corbin Canyon

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What

American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)

Date

May 22, 2021 02:45 PM CDT

Description

No doubt one of the best damselflies :)

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What

Pacific Bush Grasshopper (Hesperotettix pacificus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 10, 2021 12:53 PM PDT

Description

Rocky Oaks
This one is so cute--about a 1/2 inch long

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What

Hair Stalk Gall Wasp (Andricus pedicellatus)

Observer

garth_harwood

Date

April 28, 2021 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Host: Blue Oak.

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What

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Observer

farrispa

Date

May 20, 2021 08:26 AM PDT

Description

Five pups total - only four visible here.

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What

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Observer

swims13

Date

April 2021

Description

Dipped bread into water and ate

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What

Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 2021

Description

Joshua Tree
Love the coloring on this one!

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What

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)

Observer

kimssight

Date

May 18, 2021 07:20 AM PDT

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What

Hedge Nettle Stink Bug (Cosmopepla conspicillaris)

Observer

garth_harwood

Date

May 13, 2021 12:07 PM PDT

Tags

PCO

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What

Ornate Checkered Beetle (Trichodes ornatus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 11, 2021 01:00 PM PDT

Description

Blalock Wildlife Sanctuary

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What

Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

May 11, 2021 12:24 PM PDT

Description

Blalock Wildlife Sanctuary
On brittlebush

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What

Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae)

Observer

aither

Date

May 1, 2021 08:43 PM HKT

Place

西貢CYR (Google, OSM)

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What

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

sara_medina

Date

May 2, 2021 05:59 PM PDT

Description

Eating carnations from a graveyard flower arrangement.

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What

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

May 2021

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What

Flax-flowered Linanthus (Leptosiphon liniflorus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

April 30, 2021 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Carrizo Plain

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What

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Observer

sara_medina

Date

May 1, 2021 04:41 PM PDT

Description

Chewing on landscape flowers (lantana).

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What

Crotch's Bumble Bee (Bombus crotchii)

Observer

kimssight

Date

April 2021

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What

Pacific Green Small-Mason (Hoplitis fulgida ssp. platyura)

Observer

gregslak

Date

April 26, 2021 02:22 PM PDT

Description

Landed on a log along the trail behind the Nature Center while I was birding.

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What

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Observer

sfelton

Date

April 2021

Description

Number: 7

I considered pulling this milkweed plant out before the caterpillars showed up this year because, when the tachinid flies show up, the monarch larvae are doomed.

But the tachinids don't appear until the heat sets in and stays for more than a few days. We had a few warm days, but now we are enjoying a run of cool weather.

I think this group caterpillars has probably not been parasitized.

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

April 21, 2021 04:28 PM PDT

Place

Miramar (Google, OSM)

Description

Bobcat scat on left, coyote on right. Photo taken as found together.

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What

Sierra Nevada Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa ssp. californica)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 2021

Description

I have to admit, the Mountain Beaver is an animal I have wanted to see for many years, but chalked it up there with Spotted Bat and Pygmy Sperm Whale in that I know they are out there, but the odds of me finding one are......

So, I was more than delighted to have been able to spend a good 15 minutes watching this one at close range as it repeatedly carried mouthfuls of dry grass and green conifer twigs to its burrow under the snow.

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Observer

sfelton

Date

April 17, 2021 10:27 AM PDT

Description

Resting on a Coast Morning Glory, top of Elliott Peak.

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What

Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora)

Observer

sfelton

Date

April 7, 2021 11:18 AM PDT

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What

Nelson's Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

April 2021

Description

Carrizo Plain
Mom and her three youngsters.

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What

Bindweed Turret Bee (Diadasia bituberculata)

Observer

sfelton

Date

April 2, 2021 10:13 AM PDT

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What

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 4, 2021 02:19 PM +03

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What

Heleomyzid Flies (Family Heleomyzidae)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

March 28, 2021 03:17 PM PDT

Description

Tujunga Wash

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Observer

sfelton

Date

March 20, 2021 03:56 PM PDT

Description

I found this bee resting in a Calystegia flower. I carefully tore the flower open to see and photograph the bee. Having destroyed the bee's resting place/shelter, I placed an edge of the torn flower so it overlapped with another, undamaged flower of the same plant. The bee, after feeding on the damaged flower, crawled into the bottom of the undamaged flower and returned to the same position/resting state in which I found him.

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What

Long-bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

March 23, 2021 11:46 AM PDT

Description

A predatory story.

The night before, I saw a fairly large Long-bodied Cellar Spider feeding on this captured dark-bodied spider. When I came back the next morning, I was surprised to find it still feeding, However, on closer inspection, It wasn't feeding on the larger spider, but on the body of a much smaller Long-bodied Cellar Spider that was wrapped up with the larger, dark one. Both prey items were taken down, soaked in EtOH, and identified using a dissecting microscope. The larger, dark spider in an adult male Anachemmis linsdalei (Zoropsidae).

Cellar spiders are known to be cannibalistic and I believe the smaller Long-bodied Cellar Spider likely came down to steal some food from the already captured Anachemmis before it was caught itself. Alternatively, it caught the Anachemmis, and while feeding, was captured by the larger individual.

After unwrapping dozens of cellar spider prey items, this is the first time I've found two wrapped together.

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What

Coffee Fern (Pellaea andromedifolia)

Observer

redrovertracy

Date

March 20, 2021 10:52 AM PDT

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What

Edwards's Digger Bee (Anthophora edwardsii)

Observer

kaye6

Date

March 14, 2021 11:45 AM UTC

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What

Crotch's Digger Bee (Anthophora crotchii)

Observer

kaye6

Date

March 13, 2021 12:31 PM UTC

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What

Prunus Miner (Andrena prunorum)

Observer

kaye6

Date

March 7, 2021 08:23 AM UTC

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Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 16, 2021 10:55 AM PDT

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What

San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

February 2021

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What

Warrior's Plume (Pedicularis densiflora)

Observer

sfelton

Date

March 13, 2021 03:24 PM PST

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What

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

Observer

walterlamb

Date

February 15, 2021 07:16 PM PST

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What

Volcano Keyhole Limpet (Fissurella volcano)

Observer

gheaton

Date

March 13, 2021 02:34 PM PST

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What

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

March 7, 2021 02:56 PM PST

Description

San Gabriel Dam area
Making two observations--this one for the eagle---hope to get an ID on the fish

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What

Ridgway's Rail (Rallus obsoletus)

Observer

kimssight

Date

March 9, 2021 07:59 AM PST

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What

Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 5, 2021 01:19 PM PST

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What

Lotus Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum)

Observer

redrovertracy

Date

February 21, 2021 12:05 PM PST

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

March 1, 2021 01:33 PM PST

Description

Saddle Peak Trail
Definitely the strangest insect found today --or for awhile. Not sure what this is but going with one of the AI suggestions

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What

Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Observer

sfelton

Date

February 27, 2021 12:00 PM PST

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What

Flattop Crab (Petrolisthes eriomerus)

Observer

redrovertracy

Date

February 19, 2021 12:44 PM PST

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Greater Bee Fly (Bombylius major)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

February 19, 2021 11:37 AM PST

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Singleleaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

February 14, 2021 01:31 PM PST

Description

Left side of frame. Saddle between Rosa Point and Mile High Mountain. Coyote Mountain in distance.

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What

Hopkins's Rose Nudibranch (Okenia rosacea)

Observer

jessica_roame

Date

November 15, 2020 04:49 PM UTC

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Observer

kimssight

Date

September 14, 2020 07:25 AM PDT

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What

Oak Gall Wasps (Tribe Cynipini)

Observer

madily

Date

January 31, 2021 03:28 PM PST

Description

On quercus engelmannii.

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What

Moonglow Anemone (Anthopleura artemisia)

Observer

scubabruin

Date

February 9, 2021 03:05 PM PST

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Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

February 8, 2021 03:31 PM PST

Description

Triunfo Canyon
Definitely the best find of the day. A very cool beetle--hard to get a good photo. He was swimming around in one of the ephemeral ponds. The second and third photo show it releasing an air bubble