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Western Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona oaxacensis)

Observer

klyle161

Date

June 19, 2024 08:56 PM PDT

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nateactual

Date

May 11, 2018 08:45 AM PDT

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Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)

Observer

donendicott

Date

May 13, 2024 07:37 AM PDT

Description

Encountered on morning dog walk. It was sitting motionless on the sidewalk just outside a decorative shrub in our neighborhood. This individual appeared to be a disoriented or possibly sick juvenile. It remained motionless during a short cellphone photo session even with our small dog nearby but not reacting to it.

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Turkey Tangle Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora)

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milliebasden

Date

April 26, 2024 04:22 PM PDT

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Smooth Barley (Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum)

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jrebman

Date

April 27, 2024 06:02 AM PDT

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Claytonia Sect. Limnia (Section Limnia)

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milliebasden

Date

April 22, 2018 07:40 AM PDT

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Western Ponysfoot (Dichondra occidentalis)

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markkjames

Date

March 3, 2024 01:16 PM PST

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tonorris

Date

February 29, 2024 12:11 PM PST

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Gray-rimmed Firedot Lichen (Caloplaca cerina)

Observer

mossgeek

Date

February 14, 2024 05:01 AM CST

Description

doesnt quite fit as the rim is very light but at this time, until i key it, im not sure what else it is

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Cowpie Lichen (Diploschistes muscorum)

Observer

markkjames

Date

February 14, 2024 10:30 AM PST

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California Warrior Beetle (Pasimachus californicus)

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billarbon

Date

November 5, 2017 02:09 PM CST

Description

Crawling in the leaf litter.

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Black-headed Jerusalem Cricket (Ammopelmatus nigrocapitatus)

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brettany

Date

April 2018

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Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber)

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niusha

Date

January 29, 2024 12:28 PM PST

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Slippery Dick (Halichoeres bivittatus)

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idlegrraphics

Date

July 6, 2023 03:42 PM EST

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Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens)

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grnleaf

Date

September 21, 2023 08:18 AM PDT

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San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. annectens)

Observer

milliebasden

Date

May 10, 2020 03:59 PM PDT

Description

Gopher snakes mating (? see comment below) in backyard for at least 1.5 hours (I did not watch the whole time, but had to keep dog inside until they decided to go back to the canyon). Video taken with phone:
https://youtu.be/EwRPn0ePzJg

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Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 4, 2023 09:04 AM EDT

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Brush-legged Spiders (Genus Schizocosa)

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robinnkendall

Date

July 10, 2023 09:32 PM PDT

Description

Biggest spider I’ve ever seen in my garage. Sorry. I sprayed it. But Now. I can learn. It was just coming in the garage door as I was doing laundry.

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White Italian Snail (Theba pisana)

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jannvendetti

Date

July 8, 2023 03:30 PM PDT

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Flax-leaved Horseweed (Erigeron bonariensis)

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kazmandu

Date

July 5, 2023 06:49 PM PDT

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Orcutt's Brodiaea (Brodiaea orcuttii)

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madge

Date

June 2023

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Tiny Hawk (Microspizias superciliosus)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

July 2022

Place

Argentina (Google, OSM)

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Lesser Snapdragon (Sairocarpus pusillus)

Date

April 29, 2023 03:23 PM PDT

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Awned Canary-Grass (Phalaris paradoxa)

Observer

jwparker2

Date

June 13, 2023 09:25 AM PDT

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Two-color Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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fake_id

Date

June 11, 2023 09:57 AM PDT

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California Thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. californicum)

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madge

Date

June 6, 2023 02:44 PM PDT

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Donkey (Equus asinus)

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rachall

Date

June 8, 2023 08:49 AM PDT

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Spring Vetch (Vicia sativa ssp. sativa)

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jrebman

Date

June 6, 2023 10:25 AM PDT

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Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

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jrebman

Date

June 6, 2023 12:24 PM PDT

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Cutleaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera laciniata)

Observer

jrebman

Date

June 5, 2023 05:51 AM PDT

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Chaparral Broomrape (Aphyllon tuberosum)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 26, 2023 09:56 AM PDT

Description

Found several clumps emerging at the base of an Adenistoma fasciculatum (chamise) bush.

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Mediterranean Stork's-Bill (Erodium botrys)

Observer

quercus_e

Date

April 2, 2023 09:34 AM PDT

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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus pyrrhus)

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rachall

Date

May 22, 2023 10:57 PM PDT

Description

dor

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Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)

Observer

dpom

Date

May 2023

Place

Oulu, FI (Google, OSM)

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Nuttall's Snapdragon (Sairocarpus nuttallianus)

Observer

nahrens

Date

May 13, 2023 10:14 AM PDT

Description

Purple flowers

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Observer

klyle161

Date

April 28, 2023 07:06 PM PDT

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finatic

Date

August 20, 2017 08:53 AM PDT

Description

Cochise County, Arizona, US

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Two-color Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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patsimpson2000

Date

January 13, 2023 10:56 AM PST

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Rose Clover (Trifolium hirtum)

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klyle161

Date

June 9, 2021 06:47 PM PDT

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Wirelettuces (Genus Stephanomeria)

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klyle161

Date

November 22, 2022 04:19 PM PST

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Rock Disk Lichen (Lecidella stigmatea)

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markkjames

Date

November 17, 2022 09:27 AM PST

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Nuttall's Scrub Oak (Quercus dumosa)

Observer

bmcneece

Date

October 2022

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What

Two-color Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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jrebman

Date

October 31, 2022 09:42 AM PDT

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Long-tongued Bat (Choeronycteris mexicana)

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leptonia

Date

August 4, 2021 04:45 PM CDT

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Emery Rocktripe Lichen (Umbilicaria phaea)

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madge

Date

September 29, 2022 11:49 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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bmcneece

Date

July 18, 2022 09:24 AM PDT

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Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

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dhobern

Date

July 1, 2022 06:22 PM AEST

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Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata)

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fake_id

Date

May 29, 2022 03:01 PM PDT

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Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

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damontighe

Date

May 30, 2020 03:11 AM PDT

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Indian Tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalvis)

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efmer

Date

April 12, 2017 12:59 PM PDT

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Cobwebby Thistle (Cirsium occidentale)

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rachall

Date

April 17, 2022 10:37 AM PDT

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

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klyle161

Date

April 13, 2022 07:06 PM PDT

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Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 23, 2022 09:59 AM PDT

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Two-color Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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jrebman

Date

March 22, 2022 10:50 AM PDT

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Prickly Sowthistle (Sonchus asper)

Observer

jrebman

Date

March 22, 2022 08:53 AM PDT

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Crimson Tiger Moth (Ardices curvata)

Observer

elainemcdonald

Date

September 3, 2019 05:28 PM AEST

Description

raised from a caterpillar found in early April. The moth emerged today.

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Two-color Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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madge

Date

February 28, 2022 10:58 AM PST

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Redstem Stork's-Bill (Erodium cicutarium)

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jrebman

Date

February 28, 2022 09:19 AM PST

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British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella)

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michaelwall

Date

August 4, 2021 08:17 AM CDT

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biocowboy

Date

February 18, 2022 11:43 AM PST

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London Rocket (Sisymbrium irio)

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kueda

Date

February 11, 2022 05:34 PM PST

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Coyote (Canis latrans)

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davidcooksy

Date

February 4, 2022 11:38 AM PST

Description

A bit nervous in this observation. Beautiful animal a mere feet away. I stood very still and it walked right in front of me. Tremendous.

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markkjames

Date

October 19, 2021 09:17 AM PDT

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Lawn Shrimp (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus)

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naturenate

Date

January 24, 2022 12:26 PM PST

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Two-color Rabbit Tobacco (Pseudognaphalium biolettii)

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fake_id

Date

January 23, 2022 01:53 PM PST

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Scarlet Larkspur (Delphinium cardinale)

Observer

fake_id

Date

January 23, 2022 01:07 PM PST

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Earthstars (Genus Geastrum)

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fillsteak

Date

January 15, 2022 09:19 AM UTC

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biocowboy

Date

January 15, 2022 01:55 PM PST

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Munz's Sage (Salvia munzii)

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jrebman

Date

January 2022

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Telegraphweed (Heterotheca grandiflora)

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leptonia

Date

January 2022

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Desert Chicory (Rafinesquia neomexicana)

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efmer

Date

April 7, 2019 10:33 AM PDT

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Hare's Foot Inkcap (Coprinopsis lagopus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 29, 2021 10:47 AM HST

Description

Fungus or flower? I am stumped. iNat suggests various inkcaps. Found under broom baccharis shrub along Father Serra trail. Lots of rain in the last two weeks.

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Stonewall Rim Lichen (Protoparmeliopsis muralis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 24, 2021 12:24 PM HST

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California Asterella (Asterella californica)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 24, 2021 12:35 PM HST

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Yellow Cobblestone Lichen (Acarospora socialis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 24, 2021 12:52 PM HST

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Sagebrush Goldspeck Lichen (Candelariella rosulans)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 24, 2021 12:53 PM HST

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Crater Lichen (Diploschistes scruposus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 24, 2021 12:57 PM HST

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Common Yellow Chaenactis (Chaenactis glabriuscula)

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biocowboy

Date

June 9, 2021 09:35 AM PDT

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Common Button Lichen (Buellia erubescens)

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 9, 2021 02:30 PM PST

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Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 9, 2021 02:29 PM PST

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Concentric Boulder Lichen (Porpidia crustulata)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 9, 2021 03:08 PM PST

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Deerweed (Acmispon glaber)

Observer

klyle161

Date

April 7, 2018 01:38 PM PDT

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Gold Dust Lichens (Genus Chrysothrix)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

November 14, 2021 02:04 PM PST

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Pink Feather Boa Millipede (Gosodesmus claremontus)

Observer

mhedin

Date

November 12, 2021 04:53 PM PST

Description

under old downed cut tree rings

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Elegant Sunburst Lichen (Rusavskia elegans)

Observer

kestrel

Date

November 11, 2021 12:35 PM MST

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Rimmed Navel Lichens (Genus Rhizoplaca)

Observer

kestrel

Date

November 11, 2021 12:34 PM MST

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Tile Lichens (Genus Lecidea)

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kestrel

Date

November 11, 2021 12:34 PM MST

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Arrow Poison Plant (Pleradenophora bilocularis)

Observer

jrebman

Date

October 27, 2021 12:33 PM CST

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North American Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)

Observer

sambiology

Date

October 25, 2021 08:12 AM CDT

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Lawn Shrimp (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus)

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dpom

Date

October 21, 2021 08:20 PM PDT

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Great Valley Gumweed (Grindelia camporum)

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markkjames

Date

October 9, 2021 08:55 AM PDT

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Hoary Rock-Rose (Cistus creticus)

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staceaceae

Date

October 6, 2021 07:53 AM PDT

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klyle161

Date

September 23, 2019 07:37 PM PDT

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Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)

Observer

the_kaleu

Place

Private

Description

Playing around more with the white backdrop, this time using my own personal H arizonensis named Petey. This scorpion stung my boot when I first met him, but he cooperates quite well now, and lets me pick him up with no fuss. These are the only two photos that I could actually manage to take because this scorpion decided to haul ass in any direction that wasn't my wobbly PVC backdrop. I have a hypothesis for when I do this in the future. If I can get the scorpion in a cup and use my piece of clear acrylic as a lid, I can gently turn the cup upside down so the scorpion will come to rest on the clear plastic. Then, once it calms down I can lift the cup off and take a picture while it's shocked still. Otherwise, I couldn't get Ol' Petey to stay on my plastic platform whatsoever without him skittering away at full tilt like a Scooby Doo character.

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the_kaleu

Date

September 25, 2021 10:50 PM PDT

Description

I'm fairly certain that this scorpion is Smeringurus aridus. In appearance, this particular example was noticeably large, being by my approximation slightly larger than most adult male mesaensis I've encountered. When I first discovered this individual, it was extending its pedipalps from a shallow burrow. I carefully excavated the surrounding area and gently removed the scorpion from its burrow to examine in more detail.

The weak scalloping of the fingers very closely resembled illustrations depicting S aridus. There appear to be 26 denticles in the sixth row of the fixed finger. I placed plastic wrap over the scorpion and took the included picture of its genital papillae. It's not quite as pronounced as I would have thought, but appears almost identical to the papillae of the Smeringurus vachoni immanis that I came across later in the night, and have also included a picture of. Although not particularly relevant, I also included a single image of the genital operculum of a Smeringurus mesaensis male just for comparison's sake. If you are not certain which one is which, I watermarked the lower left corner of those images with the species name being depicted.

I was feeling fairly fancy that night and decided to bust out my new-fangled mobile photo studio. If you knew what it was actually made of you'd probably have a good laugh at how ridiculous it is, but it was such a pain in the ass to set up that I took a lot of pictures to offset the effort. I hope you'll excuse me for it, lol. This was the only adult male I found that night, so that is why it received special treatment in particular. Now that I have reviewed the pictures produced from my mobile "photo studio" ($4 home depot drop cloth) and I'm happy with the results, I will now keep it set up in my trunk for future use.

I ended up in this particular area after being swarmed by some kind of cicada-like insect at the original spot. I'm obviously not afraid of bugs, but spending half an hour with hundreds of tiny insects constantly crawling all over my skin took its toll on me, not to mention I couldn't even take any photos because the scorpions were chased off by the horde constantly flying into them. I drove around for a while and took a wrong turn and got lost. I eventually ended up in this location where the aridus was found. I can confirm the location is accurate because because I had used GPS to pin where I parked my Jeep. An interesting fact about this locale in particular is that a majority of the surrounding hills are largely featureless and devoid of vegetation. There are little to no rocks or debris for the scorpions to hide amongst, and so the hillside was littered with active burrows. The soil was very soft, which likely accounted for the high density of these burrows. The visibility was amazing, and I found an absolute treasure-trove of other Smeringurus aridus of different sexes and instars, as well as a few Serradigitus joshuaensis hiding in the cracks and pits in the hillside. It is worth noting that although the initial trail which leads into Smoke Tree Wash can be driven on normally, it quickly becomes a very deeply sandy trail which is traversable only by a 4WD vehicle. It is however relatively close to the trailhead, so I imagine those of us without 4x4 could easily walk to this location. It would have added to the mystique if I had found aridus somewhere deep in the wilderness, but I think it's better this way, don't you think? If you're looking for aridus and found any of the info here to be useful, please leave a comment on this post, I would really appreciate it!

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What

Superstition Mountains Scorpion (Superstitionia donensis)

Observer

klyle161

Date

September 22, 2021 10:31 PM PDT

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markkjames

Date

September 22, 2021 08:39 AM PDT

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Ashy Spikemoss (Selaginella cinerascens)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 29, 2018 09:40 AM PDT

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Observer

staceaceae

Date

September 8, 2021 10:07 AM PDT

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Rabbit-Tobaccos (Genus Pseudognaphalium)

Observer

robinnkendall

Date

August 31, 2021 12:41 PM PDT