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White-sand Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera wapleri

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henicorhina

Date

June 23, 2018 08:47 PM PDT

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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus

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agonzalo

Date

January 31, 2020 08:26 AM EST

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Gharial Gavialis gangeticus

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tbjwildlife

Date

January 19, 2020

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

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metsa

Date

May 4, 2019 12:17 AM PDT

Description

the ones standing up showing their large chests - are these Stellers @suepemberton ?

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Rosewood Tree Frog Dendropsophus mapinguari

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stercorariidae

Date

August 17, 2019 09:45 AM HST

Description

*location is not exact- The river and general vicinity is, however. This is an upload of a friends photo of a shared observation so I do not have access to the location.

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Golden Prairie Clover Dalea aurea

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cypseloides

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July 17, 2019 07:32 AM CDT

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tiwane

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June 22, 2019 11:53 AM PDT

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Black-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus melanopygus

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mendopollen

Date

February 11, 2017 04:07 PM PST

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Eucalyptus Genus Eucalyptus

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leptonia

Date

September 9, 2018 09:13 AM PDT

Description

I’d love to know which Euc species this is - it was hosting a big fruiting of Pleurotus and some weird polypores as well. Normally Eucs don’t have much beyond Crepidotus and Laetiporus growing on them in SCZ.

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Muscoid Flies Superfamily Muscoidea

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johngarrett

Date

September 4, 2018 12:46 PM PDT

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rburner

Date

August 21, 2018 03:48 PM CEST

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rburner

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August 26, 2018 08:15 AM CEST

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rburner

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August 26, 2018 10:02 AM CEST

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Typical Boobies Genus Sula

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leptonia

Date

August 24, 2018 03:52 AM PDT

Description

Spotted by Steve Tucker.

Seen performing spectacular plunge-dives, catching small baitfish; among a large group of Brandt's Cormorants and various gulls, all around a pair of surfacing Humpback Whales.

A young bird, thus perhaps difficult to separate definitively from much-rarer Nazca Booby, but the bill shows lots of blue-green tones, no trace of incoming lavender, peach, orange, pink, etc.

It feels relevant to mention that the state is in the midst of a "Sula Invasion", not only in the weeks leading up to this find, but for the past few years. There have been three Red-footed Boobies in Monterey County this summer up to this point, (two deceased at Moss Landing, one flyby at the Monterey Audubon Seawatch), while southern California waters are hosting Masked, Nazca, multiple Red-footed, and Brown Boobies simultaneously.

Brown Booby barely elicits notice, much less excitement anymore. The continuing Northern Gannet on SE Farallon Island and a Blue-footed Booby at the Salton Sea add up to a total of 6 Sulidae in California this month.

That's all the species of Sulids ever recorded in California. All of which have been considered somewhere between middlingly to extremely rare in the past century.

Things are changing out there...

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Globetails Genus Sphaerophoria

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johngarrett

Date

August 22, 2018 01:35 PM PDT

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Virginia Creeper Sphinx Darapsa myron

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stercorariidae

Date

August 22, 2018 06:47 AM CDT

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vinson

Date

August 13, 2018 06:37 PM CDT

Description

Under a large live oak near street

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

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morganstickrod

Date

March 10, 2018 09:51 PM PST

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treegrow

Date

July 14, 2018 01:24 PM EDT

Description

Condylostylus sipho group female. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

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carolblaney

Date

July 9, 2018 11:44 AM PDT

Description

Visiting Erigeron foliosus in the southern San Bernardino Mountains

Its abdomen was curved upward (and wider at the end than near the thorax)

The cutest bee I have ever seen

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Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus

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leptonia

Date

July 8, 2018 11:32 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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leptonia

Date

July 8, 2018 07:02 AM PDT

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Bees Epifamily Anthophila

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June 20, 2018 06:09 PM PDT

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Flies Order Diptera

Date

June 24, 2018 01:34 PM PDT

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Sycamore Maple Acer pseudoplatanus

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leptonia

Date

June 25, 2018 06:46 PM CEST

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Gunnison's Prairie Dog Cynomys gunnisoni

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hemispingus

Date

June 19, 2018 09:59 AM MDT

Description

Hanging from power line

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Purple Crow Butterfly Euploea tulliolus

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maxhsieh

Date

April 20, 2018 01:23 PM CDT

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Mexican Cactus Fly Copestylum mexicanum

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leptonia

Date

May 14, 2018 12:38 PM PDT

Description

A very large fly – maybe 3 cm long? Flight also very un-fly like (in my experience of Diptera, anyway): Slow, and usually in straight, deliberate lines. Seemed strictly to be interested in the Chaenactis artemisiifolia growing in the burned area, totally ignoring other flowers available.

All photos are of one individual, and there seemed to only be 2 individuals (at most) of this species on the whole hillside.

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Aquatic Box Turtle Terrapene coahuila

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raymundof

Date

August 7, 2009 12:51 PM CDT

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Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus

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lastime

Date

April 14, 2016

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Coastal Green Hairstreak Callophrys viridis

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richhubie

Date

April 17, 2018 02:20 PM PDT

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Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

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handsomedan

Date

April 13, 2018 08:33 AM PDT

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hemispingus

Date

July 21, 2017 09:12 AM MDT

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subirshakya

Date

June 3, 2016

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Giant Pacific Octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

Date

November 4, 2017 11:22 AM PDT

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Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris

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leptonia

Date

October 25, 2017 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Continuing vagrant.

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Ohlone Tiger Beetle Cicindela ohlone

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leptonia

Date

February 13, 2016 12:25 PM PST

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leptonia

Date

August 30, 2016 03:37 PM PDT

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Ohlone Tiger Beetle Cicindela ohlone

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leptonia

Date

March 9, 2017 03:46 PM PST

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Steelblue Lady Beetle Halmus chalybeus

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leptonia

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February 12, 2017 10:47 AM PST

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Boletes Family Boletaceae

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terrilldactyl

Date

September 21, 2017 04:56 PM PDT

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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treegrow

Date

September 13, 2017 06:32 PM EDT

Description

Albino squirrel still hanging around.

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Hieroglyphic Moth Diphthera festiva

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kueda

Date

August 24, 2017 08:54 PM MDT

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Taupata Coprosma repens

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serpophaga

Date

August 26, 2017 04:47 PM PDT

Description

This is the famous Farallon "Burning Bush" located near Shubrick. There is another individual on the ridge south of Tower Point that we call the "Smoking Shrub"

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Cave Salamander Eurycea lucifuga

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kueda

Date

August 22, 2017 11:28 AM CDT

Description

I grew up gazing with great longing at the picture of this species in the Peterson guide. Very grateful to @leftcoastnaturalist for granting me the opportunity to see one in person at last.

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Prickly Haaniella Haaniella echinata

Date

August 18, 2013 07:58 AM HST

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Whitebarred Goby Amblygobius phalaena

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leptonia

Date

July 17, 2015 11:51 PM PDT

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Red Cone Gall Wasp Andricus kingi

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dlbowls

Date

August 16, 2017 11:54 AM PDT

Description

I am not sure what the insect on it is, but it seems to be depositing something inside the already existing gall.

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Blainville's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris

Date

October 9, 2016 03:22 PM PDT

Description

Animal beached less than 24 hours before discovery. Later necropsy by Cascadia Research and the Makah revealed species ID and the fact that it was pregnant.

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Canopy Chameleon Furcifer willsii

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johncmittermeier

Date

January 7, 2011 05:21 PM HST

Place

Missing Location

Description

Pereyras nature farm, Marozevo, Madagascar. January 2011.

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Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata

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thehaplesshiker

Date

April 24, 2016

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American Sand Wasp Bembix americana

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leptonia

Date

July 28, 2017 12:34 PM PDT

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Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

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serpophaga

Date

July 16, 2017 10:24 AM PDT

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Trinidad Leaf Frog Phyllomedusa trinitatis

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nlblock

Date

July 6, 2017 08:49 PM EDT

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Swordfish Xiphias gladius

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serpophaga

Date

July 16, 2017 01:12 PM PDT

Description

On a pelagic trip out of Ventura, CA. We spotted this Swordfish basking on the surface and observed it for over 10 minutes. It allowed close approach and actually appeared inquisitive. A really cool fish and the only one of seen after many trips out of Southern California.

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Southern Snaketail Ophiogomphus australis

Date

March 28, 2016

Description

immature female

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Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

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terrilldactyl

Date

September 5, 2011

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lizardeve

Date

June 2, 2017 08:38 AM CDT

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Giant Stag Beetle Lucanus elaphus

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jameswbeck

Date

May 23, 2016

Description

Adult male, with Giff Beaton

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Lotus Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum

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leptonia

Date

April 15, 2017 04:58 PM PDT

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henicorhina

Date

August 6, 2007 11:05 AM PDT

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Green Wood Cup Chlorociboria aeruginascens

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leptonia

Date

August 25, 2016 12:56 PM PDT