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Shreve Oak (Quercus parvula var. shrevei)

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merav

Date

September 8, 2022 10:22 AM PDT

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chyroptera

Date

September 20, 2022 03:01 PM PDT

Description

Leafblotch miners on white clover (Trifolium repens)
Many clover leaves with these mines on the edge of the lawn of this park (but not in the clover in the center of the lawn)
Last photos show two tiny larva-two were in one large blotch mine

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chyroptera

Date

September 8, 2022 08:24 PM PDT

Description

Big one! A bit over an inch!

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garth_harwood

Date

September 5, 2022 06:14 PM PDT

Description

Unknown, tiny reddish leaf fold galls on Coast Live Oak.

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Dotted Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)

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naturesarchive

Date

August 14, 2022 12:24 PM PDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

naturesarchive

Date

July 31, 2022 10:46 AM PDT

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chyroptera

Date

June 7, 2022 07:40 PM PDT

Description

On coast live oak. Galls at the base of the tree.
More galls seen on the same day in the same area but on different trees:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120771001
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120770928

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chyroptera

Date

May 5, 2022 01:00 PM PDT

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Tolmie's Pussy Ears (Calochortus tolmiei)

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chilipossum

Date

April 18, 2022 11:52 AM MST

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Mushroom Gall Wasp (Heteroecus sanctaeclarae)

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wildmacro

Date

June 22, 2019 03:00 PM PDT

Description

Gall with exit hole on huckleberry oak (Quercus vacciniifolia).

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dhfischer

Date

July 6, 2019 10:47 AM HST

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kueda

Date

June 24, 2017 02:15 PM PDT

Description

a) The jumping spider resemblance is insane. b) The range of sizes among adults is insane. What is up with this fly.

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damontighe

Date

April 27, 2022 07:01 PM PDT
Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

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chyroptera

Date

April 23, 2022 11:14 AM PDT

Description

Red gall on clarkia sp.
Additional galls seen same day on other Clarkia sp. individuals:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112625861
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112632810

Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

April 23, 2022 12:04 PM PDT

Description

Red gall on stem of clarkia sp.
Additional galls seen same day on other Clarkia sp. individuals:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112625631
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112625861

Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

April 23, 2022 12:04 PM PDT

Description

The red stem gall on clarkia sp.
Additional galls seen the same day:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112632810
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112625631

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Californian Strawberry Anemone (Corynactis californica)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

April 2022

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Kuno Scale (Eulecanium kunoense)

Observer

efrenibarreta

Date

April 17, 2022 10:13 AM MST

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Buffalo Treehoppers (Tribe Ceresini)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 15, 2022 12:05 PM PDT

Description

@hopperdude215 Please tell me you know what this nymph is! On Wyethia, and I'm pretty sure I frightened away an ant that was feeding from its backside when I first saw it.

Looks (to me, the non-expert) like maybe a Three-cornered Alfalfa Treehopper, though none have been seen in this county on iNat... https://www2.ipm.ucanr.edu/highlights/2020/Can_a_pesky_treehopper_be_foiled_because_its_growth_is_regulated_by_temperature/

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Buffalo Treehoppers (Tribe Ceresini)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 15, 2022 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Second smaller one for @hopperdude215. Slightly larger one on the same plant: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111707286

Looks (to me, the non-expert) like maybe a Three-cornered Alfalfa Treehopper, though none have been seen in this county on iNat... https://www2.ipm.ucanr.edu/highlights/2020/Can_a_pesky_treehopper_be_foiled_because_its_growth_is_regulated_by_temperature/

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tmills

Date

April 14, 2022 06:43 PM PDT

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

April 2022

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Pine Ladybird (Exochomus quadripustulatus)

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merav

Date

April 3, 2022 04:34 PM MST

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Fairy Wasps (Family Mymaridae)

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anudibranchmom

Date

September 24, 2021 09:18 AM PDT

Description

On Poison Oak. Looks similar to: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57419175

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tiwane

Date

September 24, 2021 11:08 PM PDT

Description

Big mahalo to @damontighe for shining his UV light on this beauty. The round things are likely diverticula of the digestive system, being pushed against its exoskeleton by a load of eggs.

Kudos to @nmcnear for finding this explanation on BugGuide.

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Common Snakeflies (Genus Agulla)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

March 2022

Description

On my backpack!

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stevejones

Date

March 22, 2016 01:49 PM MST

Description

Engelmann's prickly pear, midge, gall

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Coffeeberry (Frangula californica)

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graysquirrel

Date

October 31, 2021 11:42 AM PDT

Description

@nancyasquith Here's a new one! Galled twig ends on Coffeeberry on San Bruno Mountain - Not in Russo, and I can't find any other references for it yet.

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Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)

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anna_adelman

Date

February 19, 2022 01:30 PM PST

Description

@naturesarchive leopard sharks on our dive today

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Mustard Flower Rust (Puccinia monoica)

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damontighe

Date

January 15, 2014 03:06 PM PST

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

September 30, 2021 06:01 PM PDT

Description

Swept from vegetation

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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anudibranchmom

Date

September 10, 2021 10:05 AM PDT

Description

This Observation is for the WHITE THING :-)

@merav check out this odd white thing next to the black maybe-lacewing-larvae-ish thing! :-)
On underside of Blue Oak leaf, Montebello Road, between Page Mill and Black Mountain summit.

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What

Woolly-tailed Marsh Fly (Helophilus hybridus)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

August 2021

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Mountain Whitethorn (Ceanothus cordulatus)

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catchang

Date

July 10, 2019 09:44 AM PDT

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chilipossum

Date

August 30, 2021 04:33 PM PDT

Description

Perfect little tents made by folding over the edge of a Salix leaf and sealing the edges together.

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Wetsalts Tiger Beetle (Cicindela haemorrhagica)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

July 14, 2021 10:58 AM PDT

Description

Dark, with only hints of spots

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tmills

Date

June 16, 2021 04:14 PM PDT

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naturesarchive

Date

May 22, 2020 11:52 AM PDT

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Meadow Flies (Genus Chrysotoxum)

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tiwane

Date

June 9, 2021 07:56 AM PDT

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Oak Jumping Spider (Metaphidippus manni)

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merav

Date

May 28, 2021 03:17 PM PDT

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Round Leaf Gall Wasp (Heteroecus flavens)

Observer

merav

Date

May 30, 2021 05:13 PM PDT

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chyroptera

Date

May 28, 2021 02:04 PM PDT

Description

!!!

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naturesarchive

Date

May 2021

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Festive Tiger Beetle (Cicindela scutellaris)

Observer

bug_eric

Date

May 1, 2021 10:32 AM MDT

Description

With Heidi Eaton, Rose Ludwig, Amy Giffin, and Zach Vogel.

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Bird's Nest Fungi (Family Nidulariaceae)

Observer

kittyoneil

Date

October 10, 2020 10:40 AM UTC

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Southern Bolas Spider (Mastophora cornigera)

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merav

Date

August 2, 2017 11:03 AM PDT

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Southern Bolas Spider (Mastophora cornigera)

Observer

eddiebug

Date

November 5, 2017 10:46 AM PST

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Sedgesitters (Genus Platycheirus)

Observer

naturesarchive

Date

April 2020