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laurelby

Date

August 22, 2020 10:08 AM PDT

Description

Found floating in a birdbath. After drying off for a bit it flew away.

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laurelby

Date

August 11, 2020 08:18 PM PDT

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laurelby

Date

July 27, 2020 08:40 PM PDT

Description

On tarweed. First male sighting this season

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laurelby

Date

July 26, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

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What

Long-horned Bees Tribe Eucerini

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laurelby

Date

July 18, 2020 08:57 AM PDT

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laurelby

Date

July 17, 2020 05:28 PM PDT

Description

Based on body shape and flight pattern I think leaf cutter bee male

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laurelby

Date

July 15, 2020 12:55 PM PDT

Description

Found on cucumber leaf

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What

Golden Paper Wasp Polistes aurifer

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laurelby

Date

July 11, 2020 03:26 PM PDT

Description

Gathering water droplets from a garden hose

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Oblique Longhorn Svastra obliqua

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laurelby

Date

July 11, 2020 03:34 PM PDT

Description

This male approached the female bee from my earlier observation.

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laurelby

Date

July 11, 2020 03:31 PM PDT

Description

Female bee was soon approached by a male bee and she left.

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What

Leaf Beetles Family Chrysomelidae

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laurelby

Date

July 3, 2020 12:03 PM PDT

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True Bugs Suborder Heteroptera

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laurelby

Date

July 3, 2020 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Suddenly appeared on two squash plants

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Long-horned Bees Tribe Eucerini

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laurelby

Date

June 26, 2020 02:05 PM PDT

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California Quail Callipepla californica

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laurelby

Date

June 22, 2020 11:51 AM PDT

Description

Second nest in the yard this season

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Black Soldier Fly Hermetia illucens

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laurelby

Date

June 24, 2020 11:22 AM PDT

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California King Snake Lampropeltis californiae

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laurelby

Date

June 18, 2020 09:19 PM PDT

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Goosefoot Violet Viola purpurea

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laurelby

Date

June 16, 2020 02:37 PM PDT

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Phloxes Genus Phlox

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laurelby

Date

June 16, 2020 02:52 PM PDT

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Wood, Mound, and Field Ants Genus Formica

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laurelby

Date

June 16, 2020 03:09 PM PDT

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Spider Wasps Family Pompilidae

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laurelby

Date

June 16, 2020 03:05 PM PDT

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laurelby

Date

June 15, 2020 08:02 AM PDT

Description

Hundreds of adults in the yard this year. Kind of a pest, but we have had more visits by the Black Phoebes.

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Cherry-Plum Prunus cerasifera

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laurelby

Date

June 15, 2020 12:27 PM PDT

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Scarlet Sesban Sesbania punicea

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laurelby

Date

June 15, 2020 01:06 PM PDT

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Primrose-Willows Genus Ludwigia

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laurelby

Date

June 15, 2020 01:03 PM PDT

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Van Dyke's Bumble Bee Bombus vandykei

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laurelby

Date

June 12, 2020 12:25 PM PDT

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What

Long-horned Bees Tribe Eucerini

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laurelby

Date

June 10, 2020 11:16 AM PDT

Description

Probably Melissodes sp.

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laurelby

Date

June 8, 2020 12:45 PM PDT

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laurelby

Date

June 7, 2020 05:21 PM PDT

Description

Wasn’t able to get a very clear shot but I was lucky to enjoy the company of this little wasp for about five minutes while it buzzed around my garden and landed on my shoulder.

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Valley Carpenter Bee Xylocopa sonorina

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laurelby

Date

June 7, 2020 11:13 AM PDT

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What

Van Dyke's Bumble Bee Bombus vandykei

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laurelby

Date

June 7, 2020 11:28 AM PDT

Description

Maybe B. appositus? Based on color chart in Bumble Bees of the Western US. I’ve never seen this color of bumble bee in the area, of it is appositus it will be the third new species spotted in my garden this year.

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