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Mint Family Family Lamiaceae

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ejpeters

Date

June 9, 2020 01:29 PM PDT

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Edith's Checkerspot Euphydryas editha

Observer

asabspade

Date

May 19, 2020 12:21 PM PDT

Description

Specimens collected May 19. Note highly variable dorsal ratio of black to red coloration but all five individuals display orange "editha line" on ventral hind wing.
The second photo is a diagram from Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest by Pyle and LaBar.
I've added a third picture to this observation with a comparison of Euphydryas edita (F) with an E. chalcedona (G) that I captured at the time I made this observation further inland: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25391714
I've annotated the editha line in blue on a duplicate set of ventral views. My understanding is that basically, using the black lines on the ventral hind wing as dividers, The colors on E. editha start at the outside edge and go "red, white, red, RED, white...." while E. chalcedona go "red, white, red, WHITE, white...." I've capitalized the color of the editha line.
BotPNW says E. editha: "On VHW the "editha line" runs through the red or orange postmedian band, splitting off little orange sub-spots".
For E. chalcedona it says "VHW "editha line" runs through yellow, not red."

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Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

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arthurmacmillan

Date

May 23, 2020 03:27 PM PDT

Description

Female Brewer's Blackbird? The white markings looked interesting, but I can't see anything close other than Brewer's....

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Wartleaf Ceanothus Ceanothus papillosus

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rachaelbrard

Date

June 5, 2020 04:11 PM UTC

Place

San Mateo (Google, OSM)

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Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

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iorek

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June 3, 2020 09:28 AM PDT

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Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

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leslie_flint

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May 21, 2020 10:25 AM PDT

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Mandarinfish Synchiropus splendidus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

March 18, 2020 12:16 PM JST

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Right outside the mouth of Chandelier Cave, depth about 12ft/4m.

Kind of a miracle I got even this shot. Tiny skittish fish in a coral maze. Nicely framed, anyway.

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False Widow Spiders Genus Steatoda

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kgoforth

Date

October 19, 2019 02:46 PM PDT

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Penaeid Shrimps Family Penaeidae

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cspirrone

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October 19, 2019 07:31 PM PDT

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Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica

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primalux

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October 17, 2019 09:30 AM PDT

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Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

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primalux

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October 17, 2019 09:30 AM PDT

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Clasping Twig Gall Wasp Disholcaspis prehensa

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merav

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October 15, 2019 12:22 PM PDT

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Acmon Blue Icaricia acmon

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janeyd

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March 24, 2019 02:06 PM PDT

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Live Oak Bud Gall Wasp Callirhytis quercusagrifoliae

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garth_harwood

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October 13, 2019 05:23 PM PDT

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PCO

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Warrior's Plume Pedicularis densiflora

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johnlau911

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April 27, 2019 10:52 AM PDT

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Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus

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emily4242

Date

October 6, 2019 05:17 PM PDT

Description

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Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca

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kaelag

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October 6, 2019 11:02 AM PDT

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Western Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis ssp. calurus

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cycadchris

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August 24, 2019 04:22 PM PDT

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Western Gull Larus occidentalis

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chrisalises

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October 5, 2019 05:54 PM PDT

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Green Beetle Hanger Hesperomyces virescens

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sea-kangaroo

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September 28, 2019 10:18 AM PDT

Description

Fungus-infested ladybug.

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Western Black Widow Latrodectus hesperus

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pmccarty

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September 22, 2019 09:46 PM PDT

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Spiders Order Araneae

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crabbydude

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September 24, 2019 09:26 AM PDT

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Coyote Brush Baccharis pilularis

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iorek

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September 10, 2019 02:53 PM PDT

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Wormwoods and Sagebrushes Genus Artemisia

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iorek

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September 18, 2019 03:24 PM PDT

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Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

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toucan55

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April 15, 2019 12:23 PM PDT

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Wing-tapping Cicadas Genus Platypedia

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sofaking

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April 6, 2019 12:44 PM PDT

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Mexican Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia mexicana

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juanitajs

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June 27, 2019 02:20 PM PDT

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Colubrine Snakes Subfamily Colubrinae

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seabasssss

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September 10, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Double posted

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Lizards Suborder Sauria

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karinms

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May 6, 2018 03:40 PM PDT

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Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer

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dknemeth

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September 11, 2019 10:18 AM PDT

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Coast Tarweed Madia sativa

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bkossy

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September 11, 2019 09:47 AM PDT

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

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dpom

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September 7, 2019 03:32 PM PDT

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Mouse Spider Scotophaeus blackwalli

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chuboola

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August 24, 2019 09:19 AM PDT