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Paper Wasps (Subfamily Polistinae)

Observer

rdforsha

Date

September 5, 2022 01:28 AM MST

Description

This 1” long wasp was drinking aphid honeydew. See closeup photo.

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Sea Anemones (Order Actiniaria)

Observer

brea_h

Date

March 19, 2022 01:32 PM EDT

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What

Life

Observer

ericsimons

Date

May 20, 2022 09:32 AM PDT

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Observer

iorek

Date

March 30, 2022 09:47 AM PDT

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Observer

iorek

Date

June 12, 2020 10:47 AM PDT

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Observer

iorek

Date

March 30, 2022 10:50 AM PDT

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What

Bicolor Cobra Lily (Chasmanthe bicolor)

Observer

iorek

Date

April 25, 2021 11:18 AM PDT

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Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)

Observer

iorek

Date

July 2021

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Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra)

Observer

bungelina

Date

August 22, 2021 11:30 AM PDT

Description

This one was hopping around in the greenery on the east end of the creek where the water is pretty still right now. About the size of a dime, 20mm.

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Meadow Flies (Genus Chrysotoxum)

Observer

iorek

Date

July 15, 2021 04:33 PM EDT

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Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Observer

iorek

Date

July 24, 2020 11:38 AM PDT

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Katydids, Crickets, and Allies (Suborder Ensifera)

Observer

iorek

Date

June 2020

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Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)

Observer

asabspade

Date

May 19, 2020 12:21 PM PDT

Description

Specimens collected May 19. Note highly variable dorsal ratio of black to red coloration but all five individuals display orange "editha line" on ventral hind wing.
The second photo is a diagram from Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest by Pyle and LaBar.
I've added a third picture to this observation with a comparison of Euphydryas edita (F) with an E. chalcedona (G) that I captured at the time I made this observation further inland: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25391714
I've annotated the editha line in blue on a duplicate set of ventral views. My understanding is that basically, using the black lines on the ventral hind wing as dividers, The colors on E. editha start at the outside edge and go "red, white, red, RED, white...." while E. chalcedona go "red, white, red, WHITE, white...." I've capitalized the color of the editha line.
BotPNW says E. editha: "On VHW the "editha line" runs through the red or orange postmedian band, splitting off little orange sub-spots".
For E. chalcedona it says "VHW "editha line" runs through yellow, not red."

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Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Observer

arthurmacmillan

Date

May 23, 2020 03:27 PM PDT

Description

Female Brewer's Blackbird? The white markings looked interesting, but I can't see anything close other than Brewer's....

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Wartleaf Ceanothus (Ceanothus papillosus)

Observer

rachaelbrard

Date

June 5, 2020 04:11 PM UTC

Place

San Mateo (Google, OSM)

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What

Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

Observer

iorek

Date

June 3, 2020 09:28 AM PDT

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What

Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

May 21, 2020 10:25 AM PDT

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Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 18, 2020 12:16 PM JST

Description

Right outside the mouth of Chandelier Cave, depth about 12ft/4m.

Kind of a miracle I got even this shot. Tiny skittish fish in a coral maze. Nicely framed, anyway.

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False Widow Spiders (Genus Steatoda)

Observer

kgoforth

Date

October 2019

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What

Normal Barnacles (Subterclass Thoracica)

Observer

cspirrone

Date

October 19, 2019 07:31 PM PDT

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Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Observer

primalux

Date

October 17, 2019 09:30 AM PDT

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Observer

primalux

Date

October 17, 2019 09:30 AM PDT

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What

Clasping Twig Gall Wasp (Disholcaspis prehensa)

Observer

merav

Date

October 15, 2019 12:22 PM PDT

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What

Acmon Blue (Icaricia acmon)

Observer

janeyd

Date

March 24, 2019 02:06 PM PDT

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Live Oak Bud Gall Wasp (Callirhytis quercusagrifoliae)

Observer

garth_harwood

Date

October 13, 2019 05:23 PM PDT

Tags

PCO

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Warrior's Plume (Pedicularis densiflora)

Observer

johnlau911

Date

April 27, 2019 10:52 AM PDT

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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Observer

emily4242

Date

October 6, 2019 05:17 PM PDT

Description

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What

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Observer

kaelag

Date

October 6, 2019 11:02 AM PDT

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Western Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis ssp. calurus)

Observer

cycadchris

Date

August 24, 2019 04:22 PM PDT

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Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)

Observer

chrisalises

Date

October 5, 2019 05:54 PM PDT

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 28, 2019 10:18 AM PDT

Description

Fungus-infested ladybug.

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Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)

Observer

pmccarty

Date

September 22, 2019 09:46 PM PDT

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Widow Spiders (Genus Latrodectus)

Observer

crabbydude

Date

September 24, 2019 09:26 AM PDT

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Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis)

Observer

iorek

Date

September 10, 2019 02:53 PM PDT

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What

Wormwoods and Sagebrushes (Genus Artemisia)

Observer

iorek

Date

September 18, 2019 03:24 PM PDT

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Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Observer

toucan55

Date

April 15, 2019 12:23 PM PDT

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What

Wing-tapping Cicadas (Genus Platypedia)

Observer

sofaking

Date

April 6, 2019 12:44 PM PDT

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Mexican Grass-carrying Wasp (Isodontia mexicana)

Observer

juanitajs

Date

June 27, 2019 02:20 PM PDT

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Colubrine Snakes (Subfamily Colubrinae)

Observer

seabasssss

Description

Double posted

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Lizards (Suborder Sauria)

Observer

karinms

Date

May 6, 2018 03:40 PM PDT

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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)

Observer

dknemeth

Date

September 11, 2019 10:18 AM PDT

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What

Coast Tarweed (Madia sativa)

Observer

bkossy

Date

September 11, 2019 09:47 AM PDT

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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

dpom

Date

September 7, 2019 03:32 PM PDT

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Mouse Spider (Scotophaeus blackwalli)

Observer

chuboola

Date

August 2019