Photos / Sounds

Observer

pioleon

Date

August 3, 2016 08:23 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle Propylea quatuordecimpunctata

Observer

exonie

Date

May 23, 2019 06:32 PM EEST

Description

Propylea quatuordecimpunctata trying to mate with Harmonia axyridis. I've never seen anything like this - would like to hear if it's been recorded before?

The female wouldn't stop walking around, even circling in one place. She would raise her back or try to reach it with her legs, or open her elytrae. She displaced and dropped the little guy a couple of times but he wouldn't stop trying to do his thing. Finally they both dropped several leaves down and separated.

There were many H.axyridis at the place and i also spotted a few more P.quatuordecimpunctata - will post them in separate observations.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sierran Tree Frog Pseudacris sierra

Observer

tiwane

Date

March 1, 2014 02:14 PM PST

Description

I was amazed to find this Sierran Treefrog trying to make a meal of a juvenile Taricha.

When I flipped the log the newt was upside down and in the frog's mouth, but was soon let go. The frog's tongue stuck out for a few seconds afterwards, I'd like to think due to awesome tetrodotoxin.

Pepperwood Preserve. Santa Rosa, California.