Journal archives for June 2017

June 01, 2017

Dodder Differentiation

jwparker2 jwparker2
How is Canyon Dodder identified without a flower? Thanks

30 May 08:42
jrebman jrebman
Although many Cuscuta species do have various hosts that they can use and I have even seen C. subinclusa on other hosts as well such as Salix spp. However, from all of the flowering specimens that I have seen of Cuscuta on Malosma hosts, I have only seen C. subinclusa parasitze it. Of course, there is not 100% guarantee without flowers, but it would definitely be my best guess from what I know of their association. BEst!

Posted on June 01, 2017 02:00 PM by jwparker2 jwparker2 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 03, 2017

Great Advice for New Users from Carrie Seltzer

My advice to new users:
-Look for other users in your area. Comment on their observations, favorite the cool ones, and add IDs.
-Help other users! Add and confirm identifications for species you are familiar with. There are always plenty of observations that don't have any id at all and in that case even adding "plant" or "insect" is helpful.
-This is a social network, so the more you interact with other users, the more likely other users are to interact with your observations.
-Don't be so afraid of being wrong. We all make ID mistakes sometimes. That's part of learning. (I'm looking at you, professional biologists who are especially self-conscious because of your credentials.)
-Join relevant projects and add your observations to them. I'm always trying to get more people involved in AfriBats!
-You get out what you put in.

Posted on June 03, 2017 02:01 AM by jwparker2 jwparker2 | 1 comment | Leave a comment

June 05, 2017

Common Beetle Observation in MTRP

Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle (Trirhabda species)

Adult: 5-6 mm

Order Coleoptera/ Family Chrysomelidae – Leaf Beetles/ Subfamily Galerucinae.

This beetle is abundant from spring to summer on Goldenbush, Isocoma venetus. The adults and larvae are found together feeding on foliage of this plant. Larvae are a dark metallic green, and adults are in life bright yellow with dark metallic green stripes. Many of the Trirabda spp. specialize in their choice of host plants, and another species is found on sagebrush, Artemisia californica. Another found primarily on Coyote Bush, Baccharis pilularis, is named after the host!

Posted on June 05, 2017 04:24 PM by jwparker2 jwparker2 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 08, 2017

For Local Arthropod ID

Posted on June 08, 2017 10:39 PM by jwparker2 jwparker2 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 17, 2017