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Observer

tom_barnes_

Date

April 30, 2022 09:23 AM PDT

Description

Both antennae of this bee are adorned with the remnants of tiny ant heads. Apparently, after being attacked by ants, this bee was able to remove the ant bodies (or they just fell off) but their heads remain firmly attached where they latched on to the antennae with a death-grip (ouch!). These ants are common in the same Prickly Pear Cactus flowers where this bee normally forages for nectar and pollen.

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What

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Observer

reginator

Date

June 13, 2021 06:40 AM UTC

Description

1 of 3 unique and different Peregrine Falcon adults observed around the Batiquitos Lagoon area.

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What

African Honey Bee (Apis mellifera ssp. scutellata)

Observer

bushboy

Date

December 30, 2016

Description

Food & sex - must be Xmas!

This is the victim being eaten by the female Robber Fly.
See the mating flies at: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11268185

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees (Subgenus Dialictus)

Observer

jmdonivan

Date

August 11, 2021 09:48 AM UTC

Description

Maybe Tripartite Sweat Bee?

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What

Bumble Bees (Genus Bombus)

Observer

acfryer

Date

September 5, 2021 08:59 AM MDT

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What

Brown-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus griseocollis)

Observer

drainstamp

Date

August 3, 2015 08:27 AM MDT

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What

Prairie Lizard (Sceloporus consobrinus)

Observer

davidemartin

Date

May 1, 2021 08:34 AM MDT

Description

Photo 5 shows a patch of blue color behind the chin.
Extra credit if you can ID the wasp prey.

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What

Prairie Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineatus ssp. viridis)

Observer

davidemartin

Date

August 13, 2021 09:37 AM MDT

Description

This lizard found a Chimney Bee nest and was grabbing the bees as they arrived and departed the nest. In the first photo you can see the nest hole in front of the lizard as it eats a bee. The second photo is a zoomed-in shot. Half the bee it was eating is on the ground in this photo.

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Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

July 17, 2021 10:18 AM PDT

Description

Very territorial over a stretch of the trail about 6 to 8 ft long. Seen foraging briefly on Spanish clover.

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What

Silver-fronted Small-Mason (Hoplitis albifrons ssp. argentifrons)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 2, 2021 10:15 AM PDT

Description

Attacked a Laphria fernaldi :-)

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What

California Digger Bee (Anthophora californica)

Observer

kimssight

Date

April 12, 2021 10:55 AM PDT