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California Thread-legged Katydid Arethaea brevicauda

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bugsoundsjc

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June 14, 2015 09:48 PM PDT

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emilita

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June 11, 2021 06:18 PM MDT

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Western Phantom Crane Fly Bittacomorpha occidentalis

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anudibranchmom

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June 4, 2021 10:26 AM PDT

Description

Looked like a big, weird cottonwood/dandelion seed in flight. Finally flew to a car in the parking lot. :-)

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Flies Order Diptera

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bamm321

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June 8, 2021 09:36 AM PDT

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Pufftails Genus Sphegina

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chris_nelson

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May 4, 2021 11:35 AM PDT

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jstraka

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May 1, 2021 11:20 AM PDT

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andreacala

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May 1, 2021 09:53 AM PDT

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giantcicada

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May 1, 2021 04:31 PM PDT

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Ichneumonid and Braconid Wasps Superfamily Ichneumonoidea

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cjs041

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April 11, 2021 02:48 PM PDT

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kailh

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July 18, 2019 07:44 PM PDT

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jspaulding

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March 29, 2021 09:00 PM PDT

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ian_gardiner

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June 12, 2012 10:48 AM MDT

Description

Habitat temporary pool.
Female.
Image shows
1) Distinctive postabdomen - distally tapered and slightly bent.
2) A small denticle just forward of each ventral-posterior carapace corner.

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Greenbottle Flies Genus Lucilia

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wenatcheeb

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May 30, 2018 10:22 AM PDT

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Long-jawed Desert Termites Genus Gnathamitermes

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anthub_jk

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March 14, 2021 03:03 PM MDT

Description

Gonna go with gnathitermes here, but any species descriptions could not be suitably scourced.

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pcastrovillo

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August 23, 2018 10:02 PM MDT

Description

Nectaring at blossoms of Grindelia sp.. About 20 individuals observed. Sage steppe habitat. Voucher specimen placed in Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History (as part of the Deer Flat NWR Insect Biodiversity Survey) at The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.

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Fleas Order Siphonaptera

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

March 14, 2021 07:24 AM PDT

Description

Weird bug, swept from Ceanothus.

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Swollen Meshweaver Cicurina simplex

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thomasbarbin

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June 24, 2020 04:04 PM PDT

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jsimon48

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March 8, 2021 03:00 PM MST

Description

Found underneath a rock very close to the edge of Sabino Creek.

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Goblin Spiders Family Oonopidae

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mhedin

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February 20, 2021 07:14 PM PST

Description

under granite, desert wash at night

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cedric_lee

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February 20, 2021 11:37 AM PST

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cedric_lee

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February 20, 2021 09:27 AM PST

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cedric_lee

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February 20, 2021 09:52 AM PST

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Mites Superorder Acariformes

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thomasbarbin

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September 25, 2018 05:57 PM PDT

Description

on deceased dark-eyed junco

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chloe_and_trevor

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February 14, 2021 02:17 PM PST

Description

I think? Swept dead from desert lavender.

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Creosote Pilose Gall Midge Asphondylia pila

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chloe_and_trevor

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February 13, 2021 01:22 PM PST

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kueda

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February 15, 2021 02:20 PM PST

Description

3-5 mm long, under a rock in serpentine chaparral. There were also ants under the rock that I idiotically didn't photograph. They were more like 8mm long and glossy (not argentines, not Prenelops, didn't really look like Camponotus, but I'm terrible with ants). Note to self: in the future. photograph any ants you see with pseudoscorpions.

All handheld shots with the Laowa 5x.

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chloe_and_trevor

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February 14, 2021 07:33 AM PST

Description

Found at the Willis Palms oasis under rocks.

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chloe_and_trevor

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February 14, 2021 07:57 AM PST

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ivanparr

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February 14, 2021 04:36 PM PST

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Ant Flies Genus Microdon

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mdpurdy

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August 11, 2020 01:59 PM PDT

Description

On Carex congdonii. Cold stormy weather with occassional drizzle.

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ericlopresti

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June 28, 2016 09:59 AM PDT

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Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

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urielgc

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February 12, 2021 06:12 PM PST

Description

Specimen ca. 2mm. Digested and immersed in clove oil. Specimen found in leagf litter

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kueda

Date

February 12, 2021 01:03 PM PST

Description

Also on the underside of a sedimentary rock along the trail, in coast live oak woodland.

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Dance Flies, Long-legged Flies, and Allies Superfamily Empidoidea

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samhough315

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February 10, 2021 12:34 PM MST

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merav

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February 5, 2021 03:50 PM PST

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cedric_lee

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February 10, 2021

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Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

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beetle_mch

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February 10, 2021 05:11 PM PST

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San Francisco Lacewing Nothochrysa californica

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nancyasquith

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February 10, 2021 03:30 PM PST

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Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

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February 2, 2021 08:54 PM PST

Description

Rove Beetle I believe? Ant Mimic?

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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creedo

Date

June 28, 2020 01:59 PM MDT

Description

Leaf miner on aspen leaf

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temminicki

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February 3, 2021 12:28 PM PST

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Desert Blonde Tarantula Aphonopelma chalcodes

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myriada

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July 22, 2020 05:11 PM CDT

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urielgc

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February 3, 2021 01:02 AM PST

Description

Specimen is ~0.7 mm in length. Collected in damped leaf litter

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Snout Mites Family Bdellidae

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temminicki

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January 30, 2021 09:49 AM PST

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Mesostigs Order Mesostigmata

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urielgc

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January 22, 2021 01:16 AM PST

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Fleas Order Siphonaptera

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gmontgomery

Date

January 24, 2021 12:23 AM CST

Description

Collected 20+ from the nest of a deer mouse (Peromyscus sp.) These 2 may be different individuals.

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bclaridge

Date

August 3, 2019 06:26 AM MDT

Description

Neoxorides pilulus female. Collected in Malaise trap from 03-17.viii.2019.

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bclaridge

Date

May 24, 2017 03:47 PM MDT

Description

Coelichneumon orpheus male. This species is extremely similar to Coelichneumon pervagus. One significant difference is the partially infuscated wings in C orpheus vs. the clear wings of C. pervagus. Collected in Malaise trap from 24.v.-15.vi.2017 by Dr. David Smith and Dr. Ollie Flint.

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judygva

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May 8, 2019 03:14 PM EDT

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antonsrkn

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January 3, 2021 03:54 AM UTC

Description

On a dead acorn woodpecker that was hit by a car.

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tobiashays

Date

July 21, 2020 05:21 PM MDT

Description

Single male found under rock adjacent to lawn.
Identification of genus is based on palp characteristics described in SoNA: thin embolus, round RTA, sharp proximal tibial apophysis, rounded patella with short stiff setae.

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Sage Tree Cricket Oecanthus salvii

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thomasbarbin

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August 18, 2020 04:47 PM PDT

Description

beat from sagebrush

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ponerinecat

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December 28, 2020 04:46 PM PST

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North American Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum

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eliaselias

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December 20, 2020 11:07 AM PST

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trickman

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December 14, 2020 11:17 AM PST

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harsiparker

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April 29, 2019 03:22 PM PDT

Description

On Fringed Willowherb (Onagraceae: Epilobium ciliatum), near the edge of a small pond adjacent to mixed woodlands.

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sitkaconnor

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December 11, 2020 12:08 PM AKST

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Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii

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henicorhina

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December 5, 2020 09:15 AM CST

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Typical Spiders Suborder Araneomorphae

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merav

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November 26, 2020 10:41 PM PST

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trickman

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November 14, 2020 12:00 PM PST

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anudibranchmom

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October 17, 2020 03:08 PM PDT

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pixie2sneakers

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October 19, 2020 01:09 PM MDT

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Bee Flies Family Bombyliidae

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chloe_and_trevor

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October 10, 2020 03:02 PM PDT

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tshahan

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October 8, 2020 12:55 PM CDT

Description

was convinced a mutillid

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jordansissel

Date

August 19, 2020 08:49 PM UTC

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Spurleg Lady Beetles Genus Brachiacantha

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spidamn8

Date

July 28, 2020 07:59 PM MDT

Description

ID help needed. I thought it was a lady beetle but I think it is some other kind of beetle.

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Wheat Chinch-Bugs Genus Ischnodemus

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jcowles

Date

September 3, 2020 01:56 PM MST

Description

Found by sweeping grassy meadow.

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bclaridge

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July 26, 2020 02:19 PM MDT

Description

Collected in Malaise trap from 12-26.vii.2020.

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Primitive Carrion Beetles Family Agyrtidae

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thomasbarbin

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August 10, 2020 03:09 PM PDT

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August 26, 2020 11:02 PM PDT

Description

On the beating sheet from Rhus aromatica.

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Ironweed Curculio Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus

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tara19

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August 31, 2020 06:50 PM MDT

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True Bugs Suborder Heteroptera

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dmotte

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August 29, 2020 05:31 PM PDT

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

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trickman

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August 20, 2020 05:19 PM PDT

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Marbled Cellar Spider Holocnemus pluchei

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ponerinecat

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August 25, 2020 10:52 AM PDT

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brian_wright

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June 12, 2020 12:13 PM PDT

Description

Oakzanita Peak Trail, Cuyamaca State Park

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jcowles

Date

March 11, 2016 04:28 PM MST

Description

Found on oak.

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Marsh Ground Beetles Genus Elaphrus

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chloe_and_trevor

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August 2, 2020 12:48 PM PDT

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doviende

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July 19, 2020 11:53 AM PDT

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Pine White Neophasia menapia

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pcastrovillo

Date

August 21, 2011 06:23 PM MDT

Description

Nectaring at Ericameria nauseosa blossoms. Only seen once at Deer Flat between 2006 and 2019. When this specimen was collected there was a large "hatch" of Pine Whites in the area (not sure exactly where they were coming from), but individuals were being observed in urban areas in Boise, Nampa and Caldwell where they had not been reported before or since. Voucher specimen placed in Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History (as part of the Deer Flat NWR Insect Biodiversity Survey) at The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.

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harsiparker

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July 5, 2020 12:59 PM PDT

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Great Grig Cyphoderris monstrosa

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wolfsden

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July 12, 2020 07:54 PM PDT

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Goldenrod Crab Spider Misumena vatia

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rdwinston

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July 9, 2020 04:04 PM PDT

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bclaridge

Date

June 16, 2017 11:14 AM MDT

Description

From Malaise trap 16-29.vi.2017

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Tiger Crane Flies Genus Nephrotoma

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hydapse

Date

June 15, 2016 11:56 PM HST

Description

Large Crane Fly (Family Tipulidae)

Based on BugGuide id - see https://bugguide.net/node/view/1341134

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European Ant-eating Spider Zodarion rubidum

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tigerbb

Date

July 1, 2020 07:59 PM MDT

Description

Under leaf litter. I went in search of this species outside my home and was not disappointed. Hoping to have this one lab-confirmed.

EDIT: Thank you to Ken Schneider (@kschnei) for examining and confirming my Z. rubidum! I've added Ken's photomicrographs. This little spider is now a part of the Cal. Academy of Sciences' collection, CASENT 9096659.

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kneubaue

Date

July 3, 2020 09:40 AM MST

Description

Found living in the top of a stick in a garden pond with Yerba Mansa plants. (Anemopsis californica) The spider is about 3-4 mm in length.

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Braconid Wasps Family Braconidae

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meghanashley

Date

July 3, 2020 03:01 PM PDT

Description

Hosted on Papilio zelicaon. Wasp larva pupated while caterpillar was in 1st or 2nd INSTAR. Wasp in photo is feeding on a small piece of banana from my lunch. Both photos are of same specimen. I placed a jar over caterpillar and cocoon after finding it outside.

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ameeds

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July 1, 2020 01:51 PM MDT

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Typical Crane Flies Superfamily Tipuloidea

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batrayboy

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June 23, 2020 05:41 PM PDT

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leslie_flint

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June 27, 2020 10:51 AM PDT

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Eggplant Leafroller Moth Lineodes integra

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siwanicki

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June 22, 2020 11:11 PM PDT

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Gnaphosoid Spiders Superfamily Gnaphosoidea

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trickman

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June 18, 2020 11:17 AM PDT

Description

in leaf litter

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trickman

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June 19, 2020 11:26 AM PDT

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Sun Jumping Spiders Genus Heliophanus

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zinogre

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June 12, 2020 12:43 PM PDT

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Seaweed Flies Genus Fucellia

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kamedaphor

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June 6, 2020 05:18 PM PDT

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Typical Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

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trickman

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June 5, 2020 06:09 PM PDT

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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ashleymcafee

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May 14, 2020 07:38 PM MDT

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Running Crab Spiders Family Philodromidae

Date

June 1, 2020

Description

Seen at blacklight.