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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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cjs041

Date

July 7, 2020 05:11 PM PDT

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Being harassed and chased by CORA pair with nearby nest. Wow, ravens are huge. This GHOW was on the small side though.

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Water Clover Marsilea vestita

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bobbyvalentine

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July 3, 2020 03:36 PM PDT

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California Lady's Slipper Cypripedium californicum

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June 17, 2020 05:20 PM PDT

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Coast Range Mariposa Lily Calochortus vestae

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cjs041

Date

June 11, 2020 12:48 PM PDT

Description

Hopland-Maymen-Etsel complex, 50 to 75 percent slopes

Lilies Family - Liliaceae

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Oregon Gentian Gentiana affinis var. ovata

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icosahedron

Date

July 30, 2018 01:17 PM PDT

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California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

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cjs041

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May 23, 2020 06:41 PM PDT

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cruz-rosales

Date

December 23, 2018 04:00 PM HST

Description

Considerado plaga en estado laravario

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entomike

Date

July 10, 2009 07:54 AM CDT

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Green Pepe Mycena chlorophos

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reiner

Date

April 12, 2019 08:07 PM AEST

Description

The brightest bioluminescence I've ever seen. I saw it from 10m away in the corner of my eye while walking with a torch. When I was beside it setting up my eyes didn't have to adjust when turning off the torch.

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reef1

Date

July 14, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

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Found this guy in my Blue Runner

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cjs041

Date

April 15, 2020 01:45 PM PDT

Description

In regard to the separation of our two Ptinomorphus species, see conversation at the bottom of this page: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1300035

5 mm length. Found on outside of office building on siding.

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Five-toed Worm Lizard Bipes biporus

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ivbiol

Date

December 14, 2016 10:52 AM +07

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cjs041

Date

August 11, 2019 05:42 PM PDT

Description

Coelus ciliatus or Coelus globosus; TBD.

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cjs041

Date

August 4, 2019 04:35 PM PDT

Description

Tiny, only about 1 mm long. Found on the underside of leaves in riparian areas, California spicebush in this case.

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Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle Cicindela hirticollis

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cjs041

Date

July 13, 2019 03:53 PM PDT

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mattireland

Date

July 29, 2018 07:07 PM EDT

Description

Reared from Polistes sp.

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September 8, 2018 07:50 PM PDT

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cjs041

Date

July 10, 2019 05:05 PM PDT

Description

This species parasitizes Eumeninae species. Found on Ancistrocerus sp.

Info on Pseudoxenos: https://bugguide.net/node/view/881669

https://bugguide.net/node/view/402989

Info on Strepsiptera: https://bugguide.net/node/view/9667

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cjs041

Date

June 30, 2019 03:16 PM PDT

Description

Like its European relative, Timarcha tenebricosa, this beetle appeared to "bleed" from the head upon being disturbed/handled (no pics of this phenomenon captured unfortunately).

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Phantom Orchid Cephalanthera austiniae

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dave-barry

Date

June 25, 2016 08:22 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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amutti

Date

May 8, 2016 07:24 AM PDT

Description

Octopus rubescens? Maybe a foot across from arm to arm.

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Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar

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allysonv

Date

July 17, 2016 04:11 AM EDT

Description

Caterpillar.

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Poison Ivy Leaf Mite Aculops rhois

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kestrel

Date

June 12, 2019 11:27 AM PDT

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Plummer's Mariposa Lily Calochortus plummerae

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reader

Date

June 13, 2016 06:01 PM PDT

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Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

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hollyg

Date

May 7, 2018 06:55 PM PDT

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Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

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graysquirrel

Date

September 4, 2018 04:35 PM PDT

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Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

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cjs041

Date

December 24, 2018 02:58 PM CST

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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cjs041

Date

December 21, 2018 11:57 AM CST

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Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

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cjs041

Date

December 9, 2018 06:48 PM PST

Description

On fire scorched bark of old growth redwood.

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King's Scepter Gentian Gentiana sceptrum

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cjs041

Date

August 9, 2018 01:11 PM PDT

Description

Coastal scrub.

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cjs041

Date

July 1, 2018 04:28 PM PDT

Description

On California bay in serpentine area.

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Leopard Lily Lilium pardalinum

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cjs041

Date

July 1, 2018 05:38 PM PDT

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Redwood Lily Lilium rubescens

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cjs041

Date

June 24, 2018 04:18 PM PDT

Description

Counted 93 plants from road only (private property). Plants present above and below road. Population, as seen from the road, covers about 2.5 acres, but may be larger. Most underbrush was cleared by 2017 fires, and flowering plants were easily visible. Generally shallow, volcanic soils in area. Chaparral and pine above road and mixed conifer and hardwood forest below road. Elevation 1,950 feet. Northern exposure.

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Baker's Larkspur Delphinium bakeri

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cjs041

Date

May 2, 2018 06:33 PM PDT

Description

Thanks @jenniferlchandler for bringing me along. In the vicinity of Bodega. Two plants present at this location. Plants are a couple of feet above a road cut for a fire road/trail. On border of Steinbeck loam, 30 to 50% slopes, eroded; and Blucher clay loam, 2 to 5% slopes. Private ranch property. Another observation of these same plants: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11477425.

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cjs041

Date

June 17, 2018 04:10 PM PDT

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Coast Range Mariposa Lily Calochortus vestae

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cjs041

Date

June 17, 2018 01:59 PM PDT

Description

Serpentine. Henneke series. Grassy pocket with gray pines in chaparral.

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Clustered Broomrape Aphyllon fasciculatum

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cjs041

Date

June 9, 2018 03:10 PM PDT

Description

Burn area near road.

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Gnome Plant Hemitomes congestum

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cjs041

Date

June 10, 2018 05:59 PM PDT

Description

Four plants within a few feet of each other.

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Sugarstick Allotropa virgata

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cjs041

Date

June 10, 2018 05:55 PM PDT

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Purplelip Pansy Monkeyflower Diplacus angustatus

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cjs041

Date

May 28, 2018 03:50 PM PDT

Description

There is another observation of these plants, with better pics of the actual flower, from the previous day here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12883778.

I only found about ten individuals within this whole vernal pool/swale complex. Every single one of them was on a gopher mound. There is a poster for an article on that here: https://www.bio.fsu.edu/~nunderwood/old%20homepage/Mimulus%20poster.pdf. They only occurred on mounds within one area, maybe about 75 feet in diameter. The mounds and plants were within about 10 feet of the edge of the pool/swale complex.

Pic 3 shows the ciliate leaves and an unopened flower in the background.
Pic 4 shows the ciliate calyx and the mostly glabrous corolla tube.
Pics 6-8 show individual mounds bearing flowers.
Pic 9 shows several mounds in relation to the edge on the right and the pool on the left.
In pic 10, some of the mounds can be made out on the right and the deepest part of the pool (dry) can be seen on the left, with a blanket of Downingia cuspidata, which appears as a faint purplish-white area.

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Purplelip Pansy Monkeyflower Diplacus angustatus

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cjs041

Date

May 27, 2018 05:42 PM PDT

Description

Vernal pool type habitat. Soil damp but no longer inundated even at lowest points. Very few plants found and only in one area (coordinates not exact). There seems to be biopedoturbation in area of occurrence; probably Botta's pocket gopher (interesting article on that here: https://www.bio.fsu.edu/~nunderwood/old%20homepage/Mimulus%20poster.pdf). Leaves and calyx ciliate, stems less than 1 cm, corolla tube glabrous outside; separates from similar, more regionally abundant M. tricolor/Diplacus tricolor.

Another observation of this occurrence, which better shows habitat, here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12970038.

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Fivespot Nemophila maculata

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cjs041

Date

May 5, 2018 03:53 PM PDT

Description

Severe burn area. Crazy wildflower display at this location!

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cjs041

Date

March 31, 2018 03:25 PM PDT

Description

At least six individuals found on downed Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii). Associating with Neoclytus conjunctus (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10555286). C. elegans is known to prey on Neoclytus larvae. Figures from: Opitz, Weston. “Classification, Natural History, and Evolution of the Subfamily Peloniinae Opitz (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part VIII. Systematics of the Checkered Beetle Genus Chariessa Perty.” DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 25 Aug. 2017, digitalcommons.unl.edu/insectamundi/1063/.

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Yellow-bellied Burying Beetle Nicrophorus guttula

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cjs041

Date

March 19, 2018 05:16 PM PDT

Description

Some similar observations on BugGuide - https://bugguide.net/node/view/406936/bgimage and iNat - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/387264. Note the circled marking on the epipleuron in the last photo of this observation that is present in all three observations.

Pic 2 shows the relative abundances of different elytral color patterns of individuals of N. guttula on the West Coast. All black individuals are most common in Southern California and are still relatively common in the Bay Area. Also, "all specimens examined which possess a black basal article of the antennal club were from California except for a single specimen from Oregon."
(Anderson, Robert S., and Stewart B. Peck. “Geographic Patterns of Colour Variation in North American Nicrophorus burying Beetles [Coleoptera; Silphidae].” Journal of Natural History, vol. 20, no. 2, 1986, pp. 283–297., doi:10.1080/00222938600770241.)

Although, not evident from the photos, except in one pic, this individual was covered in mites, which is apparently very common in this genus. This beetle was acting very lethargic. I originally thought this was due to the mites, but an identifier in another BugGuide post states: "the mites are just hitch-hikers and may even be beneficial by eliminating the beetle's competition (fly maggots) when it finds a suitable dead animal" (https://bugguide.net/node/view/450900/bgimage).

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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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cjs041

Date

November 17, 2016 12:41 PM PST

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American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus

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cjs041

Date

February 16, 2018 05:35 PM PST

Description

This was an exciting one for me, so forgive the amount of photos. 3 birds present (see photos 7 & 8). Carrying nesting material, courtship behavior, singing, and occupied nest present.

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White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

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cjs041

Date

November 10, 2017 02:27 PM PST

Description

30 kites! This is a definite, precise, stationary count. We counted from a high point, and there was about 1,500 ft. between the two birds that were the farthest out. I'm pretty sure there were even more hidden from view downslope of us. They were dotting the tree tops and a few were hunting. Seen in same area as two Short-eared Owls.

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Long-eared Owl Asio otus

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cjs041

Date

September 30, 2017 03:41 PM PDT

Description

My son originally spotted these. He was leading our party when these owls were accidentally flushed from their roosting site very near this obviously seldom travelled trail. They stayed in the area for a few more minutes (as far as we could tell) and we got some good views. They were spooked by the smallest movements and would fly away to a new perch. The attached photo is the best I got (dim lighting, cell phone pic). Unfortunately many of the key diagnostic characteristics are obscured. Facial markings were characteristic of Long-eared Owl: vertical white lines between eyes, orange coloration on outside of facial disk, and dark brown/black markings around eyes. The breast had vertical striping and the body was smaller and long and thin compared to GHOW. We were in a part of the forest mostly dominated by Doug fir and with some redwoods, maybe a couple of hundred feet above the creek. There is good open grassland foraging habitat surrounding these woods.

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Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

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cjs041

Date

November 10, 2017 01:46 PM PST

Description

Two, hunting. Seen very well. They stayed in the area for a while. In search to re-find them after they disappeared, we accidentally spooked one out of the tall grass, only about twenty to thirty feet away.

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Fringed False Hellebore Veratrum fimbriatum

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cjs041

Date

October 29, 2017 02:18 PM PDT

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cjs041

Date

October 21, 2017 05:25 PM PDT

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North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

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cjs041

Date

October 7, 2017 03:03 PM PDT

Description

We caught this guy napping! I originally thought he was dead, but after watching for a while, was glad to see it was just soaking in the sun. After flipping around a few times, it got up and swam into the bulrushes.

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Western Azalea Rhododendron occidentale

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cjs041

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June 20, 2017 07:59 AM PDT

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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cjs041

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August 19, 2017 05:17 PM PDT

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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

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cjs041

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September 26, 2015 08:25 PM PDT

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cjs041

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May 10, 2014 03:01 PM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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cjs041

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February 11, 2016 04:05 PM PST

Description

Leucistic

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Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

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cjs041

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September 27, 2016 04:19 PM PDT

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American Mink Neovison vison

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cjs041

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October 2, 2016 03:10 PM PDT

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Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata

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cjs041

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October 9, 2016 03:43 PM PDT

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Leafy Brain Phaeotremella foliacea

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cjs041

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October 29, 2016 05:15 PM PDT

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cjs041

Date

July 9, 2012 03:00 PM PDT

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cjs041

Date

March 15, 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Description

On surface of Harmon Creek. 14mm in length. Venter dark reddish-brown. Rounded elytral apices. Bronzy metallic elytra with lighter "bronzy metallic vitta on each elytron, visible at certain angles"(bugguide.net). Female specimen (profemur bearing teeth). Keyed out using: The New World whirligig beetles of the genus Dineutus Macleay, 1825 (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae, Gyrininae, Dineutini);
By: Grey T. Gustafson, Kelly B. Miller. Cell phone pics, so quality rather lacking.

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cjs041

Date

April 22, 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Apical/anal crossvein present (circled in picture 1). Narrowed down to four species based on geographical presence and morphological characteristics, then keyed out using: http://www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/choate/illinois_bittacidae.pdf; a key to Illinois Bittacidae species, which had all of the species I had narrowed down to already. While the coloration of the body seems dark for this species, this 4 year old specimen appears very close to the specimens presented here: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=462315.

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cjs041

Date

April 7, 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Description

On tree branch over Harmon Creek. Forewing 10 mm. This record is earlier in the year than anything ever posted for this species on inaturalist or bugguide, which might be explained by the warmer climate of this location. It is also further west than any location on either of these sites; bugguide does describe the range as extending into TX.

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cjs041

Date

April 7, 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Description

4.5 mm

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cjs041

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March 28, 2012 06:00 PM PDT

Description

4 mm

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Water Fern Weevil Stenopelmus rufinasus

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cjs041

Date

January 1, 2017 03:30 PM PST

Description

On host plant Azolla filiculoides, in a pool below a cattle water trough. The beetles frequently disappear into pockets between and under plants. Pictures as good of a quality as possible for cell phone pics of an insect around only a millimeter or two in length.

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Barred Owl Strix varia

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cjs041

Date

March 9, 2017 03:10 PM PST

Description

One of two Barred Owls heard calling along Ogburn Lane in Forestville, CA.

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California Black Trumpet Craterellus calicornucopioides

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cjs041

Date

March 29, 2017 09:55 AM PDT

Description

Found amongst tanoaks and redwoods. Several patches.

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Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma

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cjs041

Date

April 21, 2017 02:13 PM PDT

Description

8707 Mill Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA - 4/21/17

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cjs041

Date

June 10, 2017 05:27 PM PDT

Description

Found in riparian area: Austin Creek, Cazadero, CA.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1402728/bgimage

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Chocolate Tube Slimes Genus Stemonitis

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cjs041

Date

June 7, 2017 08:25 AM PDT

Description

Found on decaying poplar log.