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What

Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)

Observer

juan_sphex

Date

July 10, 2024

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Observer

markkjames

Date

July 4, 2024 10:32 AM PDT

Description

Lots of brief touch & go landings on trail and occasionally would dig.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 8, 2024 10:58 AM PDT

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What

Ochraceous Chimney Bee (Diadasia ochracea)

Observer

markkjames

Date

June 5, 2024 10:40 AM PDT

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What

Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 29, 2024 01:46 PM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

May 25, 2024 10:34 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

May 24, 2024 10:12 AM PDT

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What

California Digger Bee (Anthophora californica)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 20, 2024 12:03 PM PDT

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Observer

bonnienickel

Date

May 3, 2024 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Possible male. About 6-8 H. ruthae were patrolling a nesting aggregation of Calliopsis pugionis, with females entering nest holes after host bees exited.

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What

Buckwheat Root Borer Moth (Synanthedon polygoni)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 1, 2024 10:42 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

April 23, 2024 12:02 PM PDT

Description

No predator/prey action occurred. Separate obs: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/208994289

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What

Buckwheat Root Borer Moth (Synanthedon polygoni)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 21, 2024 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Found flying around a Bahiopsis laciniata.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

April 12, 2024 10:43 AM PDT

Description

Observed inside a partially opened Encelia californica bloom.

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What

Click Beetles (Family Elateridae)

Observer

reptipods

Date

April 11, 2024 06:26 PM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

April 8, 2024 10:03 AM PDT

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What

Ground Crab Spiders (Genus Xysticus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 7, 2024 11:22 AM PDT

Description

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What

Colorado Mason (Osmia coloradensis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 7, 2024 11:22 AM PDT

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What

Common Grass Skimmer (Paragus haemorrhous)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 6, 2024 10:33 AM PDT

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What

Common Snakeflies (Genus Agulla)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 1, 2024 11:02 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

March 21, 2024 01:22 PM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

February 29, 2024 11:10 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

February 26, 2024 11:05 AM PST

Description

Tiniest mushroom compared to tip of index finger in #1! Found amongst Timmiella moss growing on bluff rock outcrop.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

February 22, 2024 10:46 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

February 19, 2024 10:15 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

February 17, 2024 12:35 PM PST

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What

California Chaparral Katydid (Platylyra californica)

Observer

markkjames

Date

February 16, 2024 09:44 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

February 2, 2024 12:09 PM PST

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What

Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 31, 2024 10:41 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

January 20, 2024 09:44 AM PST

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What

Catchweed Bedstraw (Galium aparine)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 17, 2024 01:52 PM PST

Description

False chinch bug photobombed the shoot.

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What

Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 17, 2024 02:09 PM PST

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What

Mexican Bush Katydid (Scudderia mexicana)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 14, 2024 11:59 AM PST

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees (Subgenus Dialictus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 11, 2024 11:32 AM PST

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What

Moss Bells (Genus Galerina)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 5, 2024 12:12 PM PST

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What

Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 29, 2023 09:57 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

December 27, 2023 09:51 AM PST

Description

Very small and on Malosma laurina leaf.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

December 24, 2023 09:43 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

December 21, 2023 09:39 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

December 10, 2023 11:17 AM PST

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla aureola)

Observer

markkjames

Date

December 9, 2023 12:17 PM PST

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What

Echte Muschelpilz (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

November 24, 2023 10:40 AM PST

Description

Found mushroom growth at both ends of driftwood.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

November 21, 2023 09:59 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

November 21, 2023 09:39 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

November 21, 2023 10:37 AM PST

Description

Observed several hovering around Malosma laurina leaves (patrolling for prey?) but rarely landing. Managed to capture one in specimen cup.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

November 19, 2023 10:38 AM PST

Description

Beautiful twig mimic caterpillar had been feeding on Malosma laurina leaf. Great camouflage.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

November 14, 2023 08:45 AM PST

Description

If it was not for the green body, I would never have seen the tiniest leafhopper (approx 3 mm) resting on a copper-colored Eriogonum fasciculatum seed cluster. Observed three total on similar seed clusters within 200 yards. Successfully photographed only this one.

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What

Typical Leafhoppers (Family Cicadellidae)

Observer

markkjames

Date

November 13, 2023 09:01 AM PST

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What

Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

Observer

markkjames

Date

November 1, 2023 10:33 AM PDT

Description

Surprised to see Bombus in Nov but this was a cultivated Salvia mellifera plant that was part of an extensive native plant restoration by the city water dept after a major water project was completed in 2022.

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What

Thread-waisted Sand Wasps (Genus Ammophila)

Observer

markkjames

Date

October 26, 2023 09:49 AM PDT

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What

Greater Anglewing (Microcentrum rhombifolium)

Observer

markkjames

Date

October 5, 2023 09:56 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

September 29, 2023 11:03 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

September 28, 2023 11:57 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

September 24, 2023 08:46 AM PDT

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What

Batman Lady Beetle (Exochomus fasciatus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

September 12, 2023 09:49 AM PDT

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What

Redcoat Seed Bug (Melanopleurus belfragei)

Observer

markkjames

Date

September 2, 2023 01:06 PM PDT

Description

Mating

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What

Gasteroid Agaricus (Agaricus deserticola)

Observer

markkjames

Date

August 30, 2023 10:21 AM PDT

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What

Steel-blue Cricket-hunter Wasp (Chlorion aerarium)

Observer

markkjames

Date

August 13, 2023 09:34 AM PDT

Description

Field cricket in a separate observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/178245939

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What

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

markkjames

Date

August 11, 2023 09:16 AM PDT

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What

Western Yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica)

Observer

markkjames

Date

August 11, 2023 09:42 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

August 3, 2023 08:46 AM PDT

Description

Mating on California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum).

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Observer

markkjames

Date

July 30, 2023 10:11 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

July 27, 2023 09:22 AM PDT

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What

Isabelle's Bromeliad Fly (Copestylum isabellina)

Observer

markkjames

Date

July 21, 2023 06:57 AM PDT

Description

Seen on my car at 06:57am, 66 degrees and fog.

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What

Flat-headed Root-Borer (Capnodis tenebrionis)

Observer

juan_sphex

Date

July 5, 2023 04:10 PM CEST

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Observer

reptipods

Date

July 7, 2023 05:37 PM PDT

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What

Cactus Chimney Bees (Complex Diadasia australis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

June 30, 2023 11:06 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 28, 2023 10:07 AM PDT

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What

Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

Observer

markkjames

Date

June 26, 2023 12:21 PM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 24, 2023 11:15 AM PDT

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What

Fractured Western Snout (Diastictis fracturalis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

June 23, 2023 10:08 AM PDT

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What

Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees (Genus Megachile)

Observer

markkjames

Date

June 20, 2023 11:17 AM PDT

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What

Orange-throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythrus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

June 19, 2023 11:35 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 10, 2023 11:08 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 8, 2023 10:13 AM PDT

Description

Nymph

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 7, 2023 09:48 AM PDT

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Observer

markkjames

Date

June 3, 2023 11:38 AM PDT

Description

Mating

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What

Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 9, 2023 10:37 AM PDT

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What

Striped Racer (Masticophis lateralis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 1, 2023 11:41 AM PDT

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What

Phoenix Jumping Spider (Phidippus phoenix)

Observer

markkjames

Date

May 1, 2023 11:37 AM PDT

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What

Dimorphic Mountain-digger Bee (Habropoda tristissima)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 28, 2023 01:38 PM PDT

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What

Davidson's Longhorn (Tetraloniella davidsoni)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 27, 2023 09:26 AM PDT

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What

Scribbled Sallow (Sympistis perscripta)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 10, 2023 10:36 AM PDT

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What

Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

April 10, 2023 03:07 PM PDT

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What

House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 30, 2023 01:56 PM PDT

Description

Observed Mecaphesa carrying off prey from Muscidae family (possibly Coenosia tigrina) on Encelia californica (California brittlebush).

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/152876944

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What

Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 25, 2023 11:22 AM PDT

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What

Black-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus melanopygus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 24, 2023 11:57 AM PDT

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What

White-bowed Smoothwing (Scaeva affinis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 24, 2023 12:02 PM PDT

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What

Running Crab Spiders (Family Philodromidae)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 22, 2023 12:36 PM PDT

Description

Possibly Thanatus? Seen on Encelia californica flower bud.

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Observer

markkjames

Date

March 10, 2023 09:55 AM PST

Description

Genus Chrysopilus perhaps? Seen landing on leaves of Medicago polymorpha (bur clover).

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What

Lotus Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 8, 2023 10:19 AM PST

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What

Metallic Sweat Bees (Subgenus Dialictus)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 7, 2023 10:28 AM PST

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Observer

markkjames

Date

March 7, 2023 10:14 AM PST

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What

Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 6, 2023 09:36 AM PST

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What

Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora)

Observer

markkjames

Date

February 2, 2023 12:18 PM PST

Description

None of the blooms were open yet. Some plants are short enough to be well-hidden in the vegetation.

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What

Kofferegt Lënsendëppchen (Cyathus olla)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 31, 2023 10:30 AM PST

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What

Broken-backed Bug (Taylorilygus apicalis)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 31, 2023 10:01 AM PST

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What

Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 9, 2023 01:46 PM PST

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What

Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 25, 2023 09:48 AM PST

Description

Found on north side of several wooden fence rails bordering trail.

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What

Milkmaids (Cardamine californica)

Observer

markkjames

Date

January 23, 2023 11:49 AM PST

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What

Bleachy Entoloma (Entoloma ferruginans)

Observer

markkjames

Date

March 13, 2021 10:37 AM HST