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Primrose Sphinxes (Genus Euproserpinus)

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euproserpinus

Date

February 2020

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Kern Primrose Sphinx (Euproserpinus euterpe)

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euproserpinus

Date

February 2015

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Chaffinches and Brambling (Genus Fringilla)

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llfraley

Date

September 11, 2021 02:22 PM PDT

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Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

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flygrl67

Date

August 2019

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Bowl-and-doily Spider (Frontinella pyramitela)

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diego_espinoza1

Date

August 27, 2021 12:15 PM PDT

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Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

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karakaxa

Date

August 27, 2021 10:03 AM +03

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Hooded Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana)

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rjadams55

Date

June 1, 2017 08:59 AM PDT

Description

Without it being more in bloom I'm having a bit of trouble ID'ing this one. I remember that the spiral pattern of its flowers is distinctive. @gbentall , a bit of help? :-)

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Funnel Weavers (Family Agelenidae)

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camilazacharko

Date

August 5, 2021 08:59 PM PDT

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Tailed Cellar Spider (Crossopriza lyoni)

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abigail_skoda

Date

August 2021

Description

Short video: https://youtu.be/OCzWu8Guuk0
Living in the corner of a concrete wall.
Found on the same wall: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88193328
Found on a nearby building: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90086120

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Cellar Spiders (Family Pholcidae)

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abigail_skoda

Date

July 2021

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Shortpod Mustard (Hirschfeldia incana)

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rjadams55

Date

May 15, 2016

Description

Black Mustard is an extremely common plant in disturbed fields, lots, and along roadsides in much on northern San Benito Co.

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False Widow Spiders (Genus Steatoda)

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ericcleveland

Date

March 19, 2017 07:43 PM PDT

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fundad

Date

October 24, 2010 09:15 AM PDT

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Broad-tailed Sevenbits (Synidotea laticauda)

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truthseqr

Date

September 28, 2020 11:28 AM PDT

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Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)

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alice_abela

Date

June 6, 2021 04:06 PM PDT

Description

Lockwood Valley area, Ventura County, California

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tmessick

Date

May 26, 2021 01:53 PM PDT

Description

Fell onto my wrist as I was photographing serviceberry leaves. Length estimated about 3 mm. Salticinae is iNat suggestion.
On Amelanchier near Red Wash Creek, Bodie Hills, Lyon County, Nevada, elev. 5800 ft.

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

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jtomoleoni

Date

May 24, 2021 09:51 AM PDT

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trailblazr

Date

May 15, 2021 11:27 AM PDT

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Mono County Phacelia (Phacelia monoensis)

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jdmore

Date

June 2017

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Mono County phacelia, Phacelia monoensis, Nevada, White Mountains, Pinchot Creek - Columbus Salt Marsh drainage, elevation 2626 m (8615 ft).

This rare annual species is a study in paradoxes. In a genus known for its showy purple flowers, Mono County phacelia belongs to a small group of yellow-flowered species adapted mostly to alkaline clay soils.

This species is found only along and near both sides of the California-Nevada boundary in the southwestern Great Basin, and is limited to isolated patches of shrink-swell clay soils derived from andesitic volcanic deposits at middle elevations in the mountains.

But paradoxically, most populations are found where these deposits have been bisected and disturbed by mining roads and other dirt tracks. Plants have been found in low densities on undisturbed clay deposits, but populations are generally densest on clay road banks that experience infrequent re-disturbance. It's even possible that seeds are dispersed between clay deposits by riding on muddy vehicle tires.

But even so, the plants do not spread outside their preferred set of soil patches, and remain rare and vulnerable to more intensive or frequent disturbance, including road maintenance and mining exploration and development activities.

Uploaded from my Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127605180@N04/

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leptonia

Date

May 8, 2021 01:19 PM PDT

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trailblazr

Date

May 8, 2021 12:25 PM PDT

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Hahniid Spiders (Family Hahniidae)

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trinaroberts

Date

April 2021

Description

Tiny spider on sage

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

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andreacala

Date

March 14, 2021 11:34 AM PDT

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Spiders (Order Araneae)

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pinnaclesnp

Date

March 11, 2021 01:46 PM PST

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rjadams55

Date

May 24, 2020 07:57 PM PDT

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deanna54

Date

February 3, 2021 08:36 PM MST

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Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday)

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andreacala

Date

February 17, 2021 12:09 PM PST

Description

Flock of 15, eating Western Sycamore seed pods and buds.

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Painted Anemone (Urticina grebelnyi)

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rjadams55

Date

February 19, 2012

Description

This individual was found beneath a rocky ledge in the tidepools soon after the water receded.

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Zoropsid Spiders (Family Zoropsidae)

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dominic

Date

November 25, 2016 01:23 PM PST

Description

I think. Found under a rock. @rjadams55 and @kschnei any ideas?

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Magnificent Seep Monkeyflower (Erythranthe grandis)

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rjadams55

Date

June 19, 2018 10:04 AM PDT

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Grassland Tarweed (Deinandra increscens)

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rjadams55

Date

August 25, 2016 03:07 PM PDT

Description

Several of these small sunflowers were growing along the exposed, sandy trails at Fort Ord. They were one of the few flowers still in bloom.

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Western Aster (Symphyotrichum ascendens)

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rjadams55

Date

September 15, 2017 05:07 PM PDT

Description

These were identified to species by their pale margined phyllaries and long rows of hairs on the stems.

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Sanchez Pyrg (Pyrgulopsis sanchezi)

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coreyjlange

Date

January 30, 2020 04:31 PM CST

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Red-spotted Mycena (Mycena maculata)

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rjadams55

Date

November 24, 2016

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Crown Whitefly (Aleuroplatus coronata)

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hoboannie

Date

November 24, 2020 09:30 AM PST

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Araneoid Spiders (Superfamily Araneoidea)

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

November 22, 2020 07:24 PM PST

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Ferny Bonnet (Mycena pterigena)

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flygrl67

Date

October 2020

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Hemimycena? Teeny tiny size; growing on wood debris; very widely spaced gills

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Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

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andreacala

Date

November 11, 2020 10:52 AM PST

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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

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andreacala

Date

October 27, 2020 10:17 AM PDT

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Koch's Wolf Spider (Alopecosa kochi)

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alice_abela

Date

February 4, 2011 05:54 PM PST

Description

Wolf spider from Chimineas Ranch, San Luis Obispo County, California

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rjadams55

Date

February 14, 2016

Description

Growing from the base of a dying conifer. There is also a photo of a small piece removed from the back of the fungus to show the structure of the underside.

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Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)

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jmaughn

Date

October 9, 2020 02:21 PM PDT

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Trachelid Spiders (Family Trachelidae)

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ericcleveland

Date

October 2, 2020 01:48 PM PDT

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Northern Scorpion (Paruroctonus boreus)

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alice_abela

Date

September 5, 2020 11:05 PM PDT

Description

Bacon Gulch area, Mono County, California

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Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)

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vermfly

Date

September 5, 2020 09:51 AM PDT

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Shield Lichens and Allies (Family Parmeliaceae)

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 8, 2020 04:55 PM PDT

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euproserpinus

Date

May 30, 2020 01:27 PM PDT

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Kangaroos, Wallabies and Allies (Family Macropodidae)

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rjadams55

Date

July 2, 2013

Description

Subspecies M. r. robustus. The females of this shaggy-haired, normally nocturnal wallaroo are distinctly smaller and sandier colored than the males. This lone individual was seen among the boulders around Granite Gorge.

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Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

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paloma

Date

August 11, 2020 03:33 PM PDT

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Marbled Cellar Spider (Holocnemus pluchei)

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ponerinecat

Date

August 4, 2020 09:10 PM PDT

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True Velvet Mites (Family Trombidiidae)

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storm_petrel

Date

June 19, 2020 07:58 AM PDT

Description

or Trombiculidae? These black spiders were abundant along alkali lakeshore, but this one stood out from the others with brilliant red parasitic mites.

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merrikbush

Date

July 25, 2020 12:21 PM PDT

Description

Spider experts! I would love your take on what species of Metepeira this is. Thank you, in advance, for any help you can provide! @claggy or @cheins1, any thoughts? Its retreat was built in a California Cudweed in Briones Regional Park, beneath a Bay tree. Thanks!

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Entelegyne Spiders (Infraorder Entelegynae)

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jesse171

Date

August 18, 2019 08:16 AM PDT

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False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa)

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amitram

Date

December 19, 2018 03:19 PM PST

Description

Spider?

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Silver-sided Sector Spider (Zygiella x-notata)

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robhohf

Date

October 26, 2018 07:12 PM PDT

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Sierra Dome Spider (Neriene litigiosa)

Date

October 3, 2018 04:58 PM PDT

Description

Possibly Sierra Dome Spider

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Pacific Foldingdoor Spider (Antrodiaetus pacificus)

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kmcglothen

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Black spider with a shiny head, legs, and thorax with a fuzzy abdomen. When I zoomed in on the second image, I was able to see tiny hairs on the ends of the legs, but I wouldn't call them 'hairy legs'. As far as Oregon spiders go, he was fairly big, but you can see his scale if you compare him to the douglas fir needles he is walking on. I found him in a heavily wooded 20+ year old reprod patch.

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White-spotted Sea Goddess (Doriopsilla albopunctata)

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rjadams55

Date

June 23, 2020 09:00 AM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

November 8, 2015

Description

These seaweeds were very common on the rocks at the upper edge of the high tide line. I have included habitat photos as well to provide a better view of the seaweed's habitat.

Any suggestions or advice regarding their identification would be greatly appreciated!

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Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni)

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saraclementina

Date

June 2020

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Davy's Centaury (Zeltnera davyi)

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rjadams55

Date

June 2, 2020 03:49 PM PDT

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Sand-Spurries (Genus Spergularia)

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rjadams55

Date

June 2, 2020 03:06 PM PDT

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Sandpipers and Allies (Family Scolopacidae)

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

June 6, 2020 03:15 PM PDT

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Oblong Running Spider (Tibellus oblongus)

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danielgeorge

Date

May 26, 2020 06:52 AM PDT

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old-bean-adams

Date

April 30, 2008 11:41 AM EDT

Description

Wrightwood

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California Tree Frog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

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out_west_jess

Date

May 27, 2020 08:07 AM PDT

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Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)

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rjadams55

Date

October 7, 2013

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Wall Spiders (Genus Oecobius)

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zoology123

Date

February 27, 2020 07:38 PM CST

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Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)

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danielgeorge

Date

April 4, 2020 03:06 PM PDT

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Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

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kschnei

Date

January 15, 2020 09:29 AM PST

Description

Immature araneoid, maybe a theridiid, found under rock. Interesting pattern.

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metsa

Date

March 25, 2020 12:52 PM PDT

Description

@rjadams55 - the first time I've seen this spider in this park. Any ideas? As part of my 'coronavirus shelter-in-place', I'm taking daily walks to the same area of a local park and documenting the insects- :)

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Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

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u_phantasticus

Date

March 5, 2020 04:42 PM PST

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Common Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius communis)

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rjadams55

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

An amazing butterfly day!

Going for a morning hike along the Kaibob Trail as it passes through the Saddle Mountain Wilderness along the east Rim of the Grand Canyon, there was a field of these yellow Asteraceae and a greater diversity of butterflies than I had ever seen in my life. There were at least a dozen species and hundreds of individuals. The birding trip quickly morphed into a butterfly photography trip. I tried to photograph all of the species I saw, but several including at least one large fritillary and a swallowtail eluded me.

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Common Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius communis)

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rjadams55

Date

July 1, 2014

Description

Feeding on minerals dissolved in the sand near a leaky water faucet.

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Peppered Moon Lichen (Sticta fuliginosa)

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metsa

Date

February 9, 2020 01:48 PM PST

Description

on coyote brush
True cyphellae on lower surface

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Evans's Running Crab Spider (Ebo evansae)

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graysquirrel

Date

January 28, 2020 12:15 PM PST

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Foldingdoor Spiders (Family Antrodiaetidae)

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catchang

Date

January 25, 2020 04:50 PM PST

Description

@rjadams55 mentioned this could be a southern range edge sighting.

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San Esteban Island × Sonoran Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura conspicuosa × macrolopha)

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alice_abela

Date

July 2008

Description

Female cape spiny-tailed iguana from Pima County, Arizona.

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Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

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mdparker

Date

December 8, 2019 11:38 AM UTC

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Entelegyne Spiders (Infraorder Entelegynae)

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ellen5

Date

November 2019

Description

length ~7.1 mm
Seems to me too hairy for Dysdera crocata.
Trachelidae??

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Diamond Clarkia (Clarkia rhomboidea)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 11, 2016 12:34 PM PDT

Description

This California endemic was identified by its habitat, the shape and color patterning on its petals, the exceptionally long stamens, and the lack of obvious hairs on the calyx.

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Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 22, 2019 10:01 AM PDT

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Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma iodius)

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flygrl67

Date

September 18, 2019 07:00 PM PDT

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Small Giant Clam (Tridacna maxima)

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 2013

Place

Missing Location

Description

This giant clam was a small one, only about 18" across, and was wedged into a massive boulder coral. Several were seen along this stretch of reef.

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jgershik

Date

March 12, 2018 02:09 PM PDT

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Gray Treefrog Complex (Complex Hyla versicolor)

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rjadams55

Date

April 18, 2019 04:03 PM PDT

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rjadams55

Date

August 2, 2019 09:18 AM PDT

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Thin-legged Wolf Spiders (Genus Pardosa)

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gbentall

Date

July 15, 2019 09:44 AM PDT

Description

Skimming on cattle pond, abundant along banks

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Green Skimmer (Orthetrum serapia)

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rjadams55

Date

June 28, 2013

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cedric_lee

Date

July 2019

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Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

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rjadams55

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

This is one of the fascinating all-female species of whiptail. In these species the adults lay eggs that have not been externally fertilized but instead are clones of the mother..

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Grey House Spider (Badumna longinqua)

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mi2camatt

Date

June 28, 2019 11:48 PM PDT

Description

No clue ... help me out spider people. Found on my cooler along the Kings River east of Pine Flat Reservoir.

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Tailed Daddy Long-legs Spiders (Genus Crossopriza)

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deanna54

Date

June 11, 2019 05:24 PM MST

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Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

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catchang

Date

June 16, 2019 09:51 AM PDT

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Leaflitter Crab Spiders (Genus Ozyptila)

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wildmacro

Date

March 10, 2019 07:01 PM PDT

Description

On saddle-shaped false morel (Gyromitra infula).