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Spotted Spreadwing Lestes congener

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 12:59 PM PDT

Description

Target Species-of-the-Day. ( Rough to go “iNatting” this time of year in Bay Area...everything/every creature slowing down. )Thanks @hfabian for your posting of this here last year. @catchang did the homework and I scored a lifer...@jimjohnson ?

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 02:05 PM PDT

Description

I only saw this when I came home and began to edit shots. In the second shot, note the parasitic mite sitting on the leaf waiting for its...Uber ride :)
@greglasley helped me with Water Mites a few years back:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/794311

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Black-fronted Forktail Ischnura denticollis

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 02:05 PM PDT

Description

Look at the bottom right of this shot. I think that is a water mite, waiting to hitch a ride. I learned about this group when I saw the Emerald Spreadwing years back:
http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=10971

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Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 12:26 PM PDT

Description

I think these two shots are the same species...

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Bluets Genus Enallagma

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 12:26 PM PDT

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blue oak Quercus douglasii

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 02:47 PM PDT

Description

I learned from @catchang today that Blue Oaks might actually hold more gall variations...

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Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 02:47 PM PDT

Description

The California Native is no more Spectacular than it is this time of year...

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Botta's Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 02:47 PM PDT

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Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 12:59 PM PDT

Description

Flies 10 of 12 months in Bay Area. “ The larvae do not enter true diapause but are merely torpid in winter.” - Shapiro

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Western Pond Turtle Actinemys marmorata

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 12:26 PM PDT

Description

@catchang took me to a part of Briones I’d never been. Four “lagoons” - interesting to see how each was effected differently by invassives. No damsels here clearly because of Millions of Mosquito Fish...

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Saucer Gall Wasp Andricus gigas

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 03:02 PM PDT

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knotweed Genus Polygonum

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 01:01 PM PDT

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Common Madia Madia elegans

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 01:16 PM PDT

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Coral Gall Wasp Disholcaspis corallina

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robberfly

Date

October 22, 2017 02:47 PM PDT

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Western Terrestrial Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 11:45 AM PDT

Description

Hadn’t hung out with my buddy @tiwane in awhile. We shot out here early to search for beauteous Red-sided Garter. He has Mad Catching Skills. Me, I’m just along for...comedic relief. Not much out this time of year. Nice hike out to the Lagoon...

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Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:58 AM PDT

Description

Lots of mating. Bivoltine into the Fall here..

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firedots Genus Caloplaca

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:34 AM PDT

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Acmon Blue Icaricia acmon

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Lone female. Done for the season.

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Shrubby Sunburst Lichen Polycauliona candelaria

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:33 AM PDT

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Tule Bluet Enallagma carunculatum

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:41 AM PDT

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 09:57 AM PDT

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Rock Nipple Lichen Thelomma mammosum

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:30 AM PDT

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Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:16 AM PDT

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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robberfly

Date

October 21, 2017 10:00 AM PDT

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Hooded Tube Lichen Hypogymnia physodes

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2017 03:13 PM PDT

Description

Fantastic find by @catchang at end of hike...

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Powdered Wrinkle Lichen Tuckermannopsis chlorophylla

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 18, 2017 03:12 PM PDT

Description

We found more of the H. schizidiata on another outcrop, as well as more of this with it at these coordinates. Thanks @sbenson Fantastic hike with @catchang

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California Pore Lichen Pertusaria californica

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robberfly

Date

October 18, 2017 02:34 PM PDT

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Armored Sea-Fog Lichen Niebla homalea

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robberfly

Date

October 18, 2017 03:23 PM PDT

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robberfly

Date

October 18, 2017 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Second shot shows black underside...

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Red Beard Lichen Usnea rubicunda

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robberfly

Date

October 18, 2017 02:09 PM PDT
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