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Fuchsiaflower Gooseberry Ribes speciosum

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awiese

Date

May 14, 2020 03:25 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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jqrichmond

Date

December 18, 2020 11:06 AM UTC

Description

In late 2019, I finally started seeing fence lizards in my backyard after living here for almost 10 yrs. I just needed to remove a bunch of thick non-native vegetation that the previous owners had planted, and be vigilant about keeping cats out (which is really tough). The cat thing is a real problem around here for herps and birds. Luckily my failing retaining wall provides lots of cracks for the lizards to hide in. I'm seeing all age classes now, which is pretty cool (to me anyways).

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Ladybird Parasitoid Wasp Dinocampus coccinellae

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psyllidhipster

Date

July 19, 2017 06:24 PM PDT

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Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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emilychebul

Date

July 19, 2017 09:45 AM PDT

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Pincer Wasps Family Dryinidae

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dlbowls

Date

March 30, 2017 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Parasites on the back of a Planthopper.

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sdash

Date

September 22, 2017 10:46 AM PDT

Description

On buckwheat

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Angle-winged Katydids Genus Microcentrum

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flameskimmer

Date

January 8, 2021 12:30 PM UTC

Description

Found on a coast live oak.

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mhrains

Date

June 15, 2020 10:06 AM PDT

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Mydas Flies Family Mydidae

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jbhatch

Date

June 26, 2020 04:43 PM PDT

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s_myrland

Date

May 19, 2020 01:16 PM HST

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Peridot Sweat Bee Augochlorella pomoniella

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cae1

Date

May 13, 2020 09:37 AM PDT

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riverfalls

Date

March 11, 2020 12:00 AM MST

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acorncap

Date

February 2, 2019 09:02 AM PST

Description

On Chamise

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Thread-waisted Sand Wasps Genus Ammophila

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ericjorgensen

Date

May 20, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Description

Ammophila in flight with caterpillar. I could actually hear the plop as it hit the ground heavily each time to rest. It never flew more than about 25 cm above the surface.

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jessat

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This specimen was collected using Malaise traps then shipped to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History for dehydration, mounting, and imaging.

The label data is listed below:

USA: CA: Riverside Co.
Joshua Tree National Park
Little San Bernardino Mtns
Smith Water Cyn, 20.V-1.VI.2012
34.029715° N -116.279058°
S. Nazario, J. Maciel, A. Cohen
IRN 10325394

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Apache Twig Ant Pseudomyrmex apache

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 7, 2020 02:21 PM PDT

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San Pedro Metallic-Sweat Bee Lasioglossum petrellum

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 13, 2020 12:36 PM PDT

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patsimpson2000

Date

August 4, 2020 11:24 AM PDT

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patsimpson2000

Date

June 25, 2020 02:14 PM PDT

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patsimpson2000

Date

June 25, 2020 11:53 AM PDT

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Common Snakeflies Genus Agulla

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patsimpson2000

Date

April 26, 2019 02:39 PM PDT

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Apache Twig Ant Pseudomyrmex apache

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patsimpson2000

Date

April 27, 2019 01:23 PM PDT

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Common Lagoon Fly Eristalinus aeneus

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 16, 2020 09:00 AM PDT

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Big-cheeked Mason Bee Ashmeadiella bucconis

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milliebasden

Date

June 29, 2018 12:27 PM PDT

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Cryptantha Miner Andrena cryptanthae

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biohexx1

Date

May 13, 2018 11:26 AM PDT

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craighoover

Date

April 7, 2020

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Buckwheat Masked Bee Hylaeus polifolii

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 1, 2020 02:03 PM PDT

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kriseth7

Date

June 8, 2019 10:07 AM PDT

Description

Really don't know what this is, a wasp? Very tiny and strange looking. Was observing tiny bees on buckwheat flowers on my wild garden slope.

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Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees Genus Megachile

Date

May 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT

Description

A leafcutter bee...cutting leaves on a grape vine.

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pjbryant

Date

July 23, 2011

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Ants, Bees, and Stinging Wasps Infraorder Aculeata

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ismael_ram

Date

December 2, 2017 08:13 AM PST

Description

Found under sand verbena. 6 legs, one set of transparent wings

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Thread-waisted Sand Wasps Genus Ammophila

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mhedin

Date

October 13, 2019 12:55 PM PDT

Description

sandy decomposed granite wash, ~ 75 F. many open burrows lining wash edge, evenly spaced, many wasps tending. female wasp with caterpillar prey wandering in ~ 8 yard circle, then found burrow. stashed prey, then seemed to clean burrow. eventually brought caterpillar into burrow, head first. proceeded to fill burrow with sand and small pebbles, then capped with larger pebble, then covered neatly with sand, impossible to detect burrow. many small parasitic flies in vicinity of burrow as wasp brought caterpillar into burrow

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Guadeloupe Furrow Bee Halictus pinguismentus

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upandadam

Date

June 16, 2019 12:22 PM MDT

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Fairy Bees Genus Perdita

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annyperalta

Date

May 31, 2020 01:35 PM PDT

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brian_wright

Date

October 7, 2020 01:53 PM PDT

Description

Kitchen Creek Road near gate

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nelruzam

Date

March 31, 2020 02:43 PM PDT

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Gray Bird Grasshopper Schistocerca nitens

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sgcacc

Date

December 5, 2020 02:42 AM UTC

Description

It was emerging from a molt. Fantastic to watch. I have a 12 min video and it still wasn’t fully out. Molting is a very slow process.

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Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

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docprt

Date

November 18, 2020 11:10 AM PST

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Bicolored Carpenter Ant Camponotus vicinus

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trobinson41

Date

November 25, 2020 08:11 PM PST

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carrotpeople

Date

September 8, 2020 10:40 AM HST

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Digger Bees Tribe Anthophorini

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biohexx1

Date

April 27, 2020 10:02 AM PDT

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naturenate

Date

September 26, 2018 09:45 PM PDT

Description

Found by Jeffrey Nordland.
First confirmed sighting of a Paraphrynus in San Diego County

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bonnienickel

Date

February 26, 2020 03:48 PM PST

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magazhu

Date

February 11, 2016

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dhfischer

Date

July 6, 2019 10:47 AM HST

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Cheeseweed Owlfly Oliarces clara

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alexanderbrito

Date

April 26, 2019 05:54 PM PDT

Description

This one stumped me

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Brown Wasp Mantidfly Climaciella brunnea

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jrebman

Date

April 20, 2018 01:28 PM PDT

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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patsimpson2000

Date

October 3, 2020 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Tenthredinidae?

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u_phantasticus

Date

May 3, 2020 03:20 PM PDT

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Texas Striped Sweat Bee Agapostemon texanus

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langooney

Date

September 3, 2020 08:38 AM PDT

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Texas Striped Sweat Bee Agapostemon texanus

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carrotpeople

Date

September 5, 2020 09:05 AM HST

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Common Tree Crickets Genus Oecanthus

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markkjames

Date

November 4, 2020 08:26 AM HST

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patsimpson2000

Date

August 11, 2019 10:41 AM PDT

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California Brickellbush Brickellia californica

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asixtus

Date

October 14, 2020 07:33 AM PDT

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patsimpson2000

Date

July 11, 2020 08:14 AM PDT

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Common Eastern Bumble Bee Bombus impatiens

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papijosef

Date

October 14, 2020 02:39 PM PDT

Description

Bee pollinating.

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condylura

Date

April 8, 2020 12:52 PM PDT

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Texas Striped Sweat Bee Agapostemon texanus

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patsimpson2000

Date

July 28, 2020 11:28 AM PDT

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Western Spotted Skunk Spilogale gracilis

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markkjames

Date

October 13, 2020 08:59 AM PDT

Description

Remains were a foot away from Father Junipero Serra trail. No scent.

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Western Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris

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docprt

Date

October 9, 2020 10:25 AM PDT

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milliebasden

Date

October 11, 2020 01:12 PM PDT

Description

Not sure what's going on here. Mating pair that's sexually dimorphic? What's the pile of little green balls on the dark gray critter? In oak woodland habitat.

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Honey-tailed Striped Sweat Bee Agapostemon melliventris

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stonebird

Date

September 7, 2020 06:43 PM PDT

Description

Agapostemon male Striped Sweat bees settling on female Coyote Brush bud gall for the evening.

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Thick-headed Flies Family Conopidae

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 27, 2020 09:20 AM PDT

Description

I have seen that double-notch under the abdomen, just can't find the reference.
Put your hand in the air like you just don't care!

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docprt

Date

September 23, 2020 11:10 AM PDT

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 23, 2020 01:05 PM PDT

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tom_barnes_

Date

September 9, 2020 12:54 PM PDT

Description

On Wirelettuce (Stephanomeria sp)
Point Loma, CA
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Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 2, 2020 01:27 PM PDT

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Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

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tom_barnes_

Date

September 9, 2020 12:07 PM PDT

Description

Point Loma, CA
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Date

September 1, 2020 10:58 PM PDT

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Least Katydid Brachyinsara hemiptera

Date

September 1, 2020 03:11 PM PDT

Description

Following up on a "rarity" originally found by @patsimpson2000 !

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Least Cellophane-cuckoo Bee Epeolus minimus

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mhedin

Date

October 1, 2016 01:06 PM PDT

Description

on Telegraph Weed (Heterotheca grandiflora), stabilized dunes

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 1, 2020 01:12 PM PDT

Description

These two were found on same plant (telegraph weed) so I'm assuming it's same sp. but could be wrong.

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tom_barnes_

Date

August 18, 2020 10:55 AM PDT

Description

Carlsbad, CA
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Metallic Sweat Bees Subgenus Dialictus

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patsimpson2000

Date

June 20, 2020 09:34 AM PDT

Description

Male.

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Black-fronted Turret Bee Diadasia nigrifrons

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lagoondon

Date

June 8, 2020 11:27 AM PDT

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Four-speckled Hover Fly Dioprosopa clavata

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patsimpson2000

Date

September 8, 2019 02:48 PM PDT

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

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westerly48

Date

August 7, 2020 09:59 AM PDT

Description

Seen on Fr. Serra Trail. Location approximate. Image taken with DSLR camera without GPS feature.

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Sonoran Bumble Bee Bombus sonorus

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mhedin

Date

August 1, 2020 02:55 PM PDT

Description

two males, one female

on dry vegetation

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patsimpson2000

Date

October 31, 2019 10:10 AM PDT

Description

Psorthaspis planata? Pepsis more likely
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1650931
Size: about 1.5 x honey bee.

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brian_wright

Date

July 11, 2020 11:42 AM PDT

Description

On Palo Verde flowers

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Nomad Bees Genus Nomada

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tom_barnes_

Date

July 2, 2020 02:19 PM PDT

Description

On Tarweed (Deinandra fasiculata)
Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA
IMG_7512b

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Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

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wildliferunner12

Date

July 9, 2020 01:02 PM PDT

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Bindweed Turret Bee Diadasia bituberculata

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johnmartin

Date

July 14, 2020 09:26 AM PDT

Description

Entered the burrow loaded with pollen, exited without pollen. It looked like a Diadasia sp. to me, but I understand Diadasia is a cactus specialist, and I saw no cacti in the area. Might be some Ferocactus viridescens on the slope.

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mhedin

Date

July 15, 2020 08:31 PM PDT

Description

many on Agave, at night

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Eight-toothed Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee Coelioxys octodentatus

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finatic

Date

July 12, 2020 03:21 PM PDT

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California Bumble Bee Bombus californicus

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patsimpson2000

Date

June 27, 2020 10:01 AM PDT

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Horn-faced Leafcutter Bee Megachile fidelis

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tom_barnes_

Date

July 4, 2020 02:38 PM PDT

Description

On Tarweed (Deinandra fasiculata).
Carlsbad, CA
IMG_7998b

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Twisted-horned Mini-Digger Anthophorula torticornis

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tom_barnes_

Date

June 15, 2020 12:41 PM PDT

Description

Small in size, length roughly 5mm .
More than one individual photographed at the same time in the same location.
San Marcos, CA
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kueda

Date

July 22, 2018 10:41 PM PDT

Description

I encountered two on manzanita, and this one was very clearly sticking its rostrum into a marginal leaf gall (Tamalia?). Perhaps it was predating insect larvae within the gall, because these galls tend to be hollow without much juicy stuff to suck on.

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marzduffy

Date

June 26, 2020 04:22 PM PDT

Description

Pebble Bee nest

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Nearctic Resin Bees Subgenus Chelostomoides

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gratefulvegan

Date

June 27, 2020 12:16 PM PDT

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San Diegan Legless Lizard Anniella stebbinsi

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jongraehl

Date

June 2, 2020 08:42 AM PDT

Description

About 4 to 5 inches long, blunt tail.

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Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens

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uzun

Date

June 7, 2020 09:52 AM PDT

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California Bumble Bee Bombus californicus

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johnmartin

Date

June 20, 2020 10:01 AM PDT

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Spotted Mini-Digger-Cuckoo Zacosmia maculata

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mhedin

Date

June 8, 2020 10:33 PM PDT

Description

mandibles locked to creosote bush, at night

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Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

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patsimpson2000

Date

June 15, 2020 11:59 AM PDT

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tom_barnes_

Date

June 7, 2020 12:34 PM PDT

Description

More than one individual photographed in the same immediate location, all foraging on Pincushion Plants (Navarretia sp ).
Escondido, CA
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jim_carretta

Date

May 28, 2020 04:44 PM PDT

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christybeck

Date

May 11, 2020 08:35 AM PDT