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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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twillrichardson

Date

August 15, 2019 08:00 AM PDT

Description

Fairly thrilled to see this on yesterday's bird walk, as I'm not sure I saw one all last year!!

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

May 18, 2016 09:51 AM PDT

Description

Lisa Berry photo

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twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 04:18 PM PDT

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Susan's Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola ssp. susanagreae

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Examples of very green individuals. There were many like this!

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Susan's Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola ssp. susanagreae

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twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:22 PM PDT

Description

Another fairly heavily maculated individual

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Desert Whitetail Plathemis subornata

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:18 PM PDT

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Susan's Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola ssp. susanagreae

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:15 PM PDT

Description

This male was the most heavily maculated one I saw here, and basically looked like the Mono Lk. ones from earlier in the day

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Susan's Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola ssp. susanagreae

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twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:10 PM PDT

Description

Both of this pair were faintly maculated

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Wetsalts Tiger Beetle Cicindela haemorrhagica ssp. haemorrhagica

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:06 PM PDT

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Susan's Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola ssp. susanagreae

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Size comparison with Wetsalts

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Susan's Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola ssp. susanagreae

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 03:01 PM PDT

Description

A very bronze individual (top) with a more typical black one below. I saw many, many bronze, and especially green, individuals on this date, and wondered if they might simply be extremely fresh and hadn't yet "burnt" to black in the desert sun. Much like you see with C. t. inyoensis in Owens Valley, or the many Wetsalts that turn black at this same site.

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Western Tiger Beetle Cicindela oregona

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 11:41 AM PDT

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Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle Cicindela tranquebarica

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 11:36 AM PDT

Description

Only one I saw all day (including River Springs)

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Variable Tiger Beetle Cylindera terricola

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 11:35 AM PDT

Description

I found 3 of these here, and all were fully maculated like imperfecta. This one and another were black. Another was bronze. Still susanagrae?? Intergrading with imperfecta??

UPDATE: Mike Kippenhan thinks susanagrae intergrade with continua in the northern part of their range, and that these photos look more like continua than imperfecta

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Echo Tiger Beetle Cicindela willistoni ssp. echo

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 2, 2019 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Many Echos and Wetsalts along the damp trench just behind the first "dune" along the shoreline. Also quite a few Echos on the dry saltflats further inland

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Dispirited Tiger Beetle Cicindela depressula ssp. depressula

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 01:02 PM PDT

Description

Again, most today were very bronze (vs. the more typical green I'm used to). And I very seldom see any of the front maculation on these in the Sierra

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Dispirited Tiger Beetle Cicindela depressula ssp. depressula

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 01:00 PM PDT

Description

Fairly dense at this patch of moist soil. Lots of copulation and guarding. This female was ovipositing.

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Mountain Lady Beetle Coccinella monticola

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 11:34 AM PDT

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Slow Mountain Grasshopper Bradynotes obesa

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 11:29 AM PDT

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Dispirited Tiger Beetle Cicindela depressula ssp. depressula

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Every now and then I'll see a depressula with a fairly sharp bend in the middle maculation

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Oregon Tiger Beetle Cicindela oregona ssp. oregona

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 11:15 AM PDT

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Dispirited Tiger Beetle Cicindela depressula ssp. depressula

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 4, 2019 11:14 AM PDT

Description

Much bronzer than I'm accustomed for this species. Most seen today were.

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Northwestern Phoenix Moth Eulithis xylina

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

August 1, 2019 07:28 AM PDT

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Oregon Tiger Beetle Cicindela oregona ssp. oregona

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 3, 2019 11:23 AM PDT

Description

Always surprised where these turn up. Just found this one, along some muddy ruts in the fire road; won't be wet much longer!

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Jerusalem Crickets Genus Stenopelmatus

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 3, 2019 11:04 AM PDT

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Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle Cicindela longilabris

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 28, 2019 05:03 PM PDT

Description

Nebraskana form

If I hadn't had my P&S with me to snap a few pics, I might have assumed these were all plutonica. Pretty crazy convergence of habitat types and phenotypes. Makes me want to hike the PCT from Sonora to Carson to see how they sort themselves out a little further north. There must be a transition somewhere along the way, but where? And WHY???

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Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle Cicindela longilabris

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 28, 2019 01:33 PM PDT

Description

Nebraskana form. Quite numerous on the moist soil all along the PCT as it climbed the first bowl (headed south). They were much less common up on the ridge

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Nuttall's Blister Beetle Lytta nuttalli

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 28, 2019 02:29 PM PDT

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Pine Fritillary Fritillaria pinetorum

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 29, 2019 11:06 AM PDT

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Starry Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes stellata

Observer

twillrichardson

Date

July 21, 2019 05:22 PM PDT

Description

I'm not 100% on this one, but it does appear there was at least one somewhat splayed-out Hooded in the mix.

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