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thumbwave

Date

June 25, 2022 02:27 PM PDT

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deforest765

Date

June 4, 2022 03:14 PM PDT

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ipomopsis

Date

May 24, 2022 02:23 PM PDT

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Integra-group Field Ants (Complex Formica integra)

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okbirdman

Date

March 23, 2022 11:14 PM PDT

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Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

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emmawynn

Date

February 7, 2022 03:47 PM PST

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Austin's Desert Parsley (Lomatium austiniae)

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tmessick

Date

May 28, 2021 10:18 AM PDT

Description

In rocky ground of ephemeral drainage with scattered sagebrush scrub, near Coyote Springs Road, near north end of Bridgeport Canyon, Bodie Hills, Mono County, California, elev. 7640 ft.
See notes in first comment.

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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joeysantore

Date

October 8, 2021 04:02 PM CDT

Description

Michoacán or bust.

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jaykeller

Date

March 12, 2016 08:49 PM PST

Description

2016 National Parks BioBlitz - Death Valley: discovering life on the edge

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Tiger Moths (Tribe Arctiini)

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damontighe

Date

August 1, 2018 12:39 AM PDT

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Donner Lake Lupine (Lupinus lepidus var. sellulus)

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tmessick

Date

September 29, 2021 02:28 PM PDT

Description

Dry flats (formerly inundated) in the exposed drawdown zone of Grant Lake reservoir, near the south end of the lake, Mono County, California, elev. ~7140 feet.

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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marianne_denton

Date

September 6, 2021 02:18 PM PDT

Description

Have been watching this patch of milkweed since mid-August 2021. This is the first larva I’ve seen although an adult did fly by two days ago (dated 6 September 2021).

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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abr

Date

June 29, 2021 12:34 PM PDT

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abr

Date

June 29, 2021 12:39 PM PDT

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Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)

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aduval22

Date

July 2019

Place

Nevada, US (Google, OSM)

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Bumblebee-like Digger Bee (Anthophora bomboides)

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tmessick

Date

July 27, 2021 11:23 AM PDT

Description

Large colony of probably several hundred very active ground-nesting bees at Bodega Head.

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denisenv

Date

July 17, 2021 12:18 PM PDT

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Humboldt Mountains Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras)

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emmawynn

Date

June 26, 2021 02:58 PM PDT

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Long-tailed Weasel (Neogale frenata)

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elinpierce

Date

August 20, 2020 12:31 PM PDT

Description

Single individual hunting for prey among the large boulders. Mostly ignored our presence.

Desatoya Mtn range, NV

Elevation = 9,300 ft ASL

Habitat = Boulder tallus patch on a steep slope (39-42% grade)

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Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontana)

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mike_rochford

Date

June 6, 2020 02:41 AM PDT

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Echo Tiger Beetle (Cicindela willistoni ssp. echo)

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twillrichardson

Date

July 16, 2020 02:55 PM PDT

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Sanddune Beardtongue (Penstemon acuminatus var. latebracteatus)

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tmessick

Date

June 2, 2019 02:11 PM PDT

Description

Sandy soil along the nature trail at Sand Springs Desert Study Area, Churchill County, Nevada, elev. 3920 ft.

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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lestrong

Date

June 17, 2021 11:45 AM PDT

Description

Saw two individuals on showy milkweed.

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Watson's Buckwheat (Eriogonum watsonii)

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joeysantore

Date

June 26, 2021 09:43 AM PDT

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Sulphur Hot Springs Buckwheat (Eriogonum argophyllum)

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joeysantore

Date

June 2021

Description

The (incredibly small) documented population of this plant grew by a hundred yards or so this day.

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Deeth Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum nutans var. glabratum)

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joeysantore

Date

June 24, 2021 10:49 AM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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haconrad

Date

June 26, 2021 02:22 PM PDT

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Heart-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias cordifolia)

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dougperry

Date

April 8, 2021 11:00 AM PDT

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Nevada Smokebush (Psorothamnus polydenius)

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jwurtz

Date

June 11, 2021 09:22 AM PDT

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One-seeded Pussypaws (Calyptridium monospermum)

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kristinsz

Date

June 19, 2021 11:32 AM PDT

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Heart-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias cordifolia)

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solifugae

Date

March 10, 2015 11:13 AM PDT

Description

growing on sunny hillside near hiking trail

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kristinsz

Date

June 19, 2021 11:32 AM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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ginger_davis

Date

May 16, 2018 08:00 PM HST

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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paulhavemann

Date

May 3, 2019 12:58 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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catchang

Date

June 4, 2017 04:28 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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laurebordelon

Date

June 28, 2020 03:39 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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graysonrenee

Date

June 11, 2021 08:22 AM PDT

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Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)

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wolfhoundgirl

Date

June 2021

Description

Not sure this is the right Plant, but the photos appear to be very similar.

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American Dotted Blues (Genus Euphilotes)

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somewheresister

Date

May 22, 2021 09:04 AM PDT

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Alpine Shooting Star (Primula tetrandra)

Date

April 22, 2021 12:33 PM PDT

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Heart-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias cordifolia)

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sharonwiles

Date

May 26, 2021 02:05 PM PDT

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Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)

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allison506

Date

May 29, 2021 06:38 PM PDT

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Tapertip Hawksbeard (Crepis acuminata)

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nattabean

Date

June 4, 2021 08:54 AM PDT

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Rydberg Penstemon (Penstemon rydbergii)

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nattabean

Date

June 4, 2021 09:44 AM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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sharonn

Date

May 17, 2021 04:57 PM PDT

Description

Well, almost. On a milkweed plant.

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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pnegr003

Date

May 28, 2021 11:52 AM PDT

Description

This encounter was right at the Butterfly Garden of the UCR botanical gardens. It would not stay still and was seen flying around the entirety of the garden as I observed it for 30 seconds and then chased it for another 30 for pictures. The day of the encounter was very bright and sunny

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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

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camoakland

Date

May 3, 2021 12:02 PM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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emmawynn

Date

June 3, 2021 08:08 AM PDT

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Bloomer's Fleabane (Erigeron bloomeri)

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emmawynn

Date

June 3, 2021 09:09 AM PDT

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Humboldt Mountains Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras)

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mowerysf1

Date

May 29, 2021 12:46 AM UTC

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emmawynn

Date

May 29, 2021 11:30 AM PDT

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Humboldt Mountains Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras)

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collinmcelroy

Date

June 1, 2021 06:15 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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snoozehawk

Date

May 26, 2021 03:42 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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oyindamola

Date

May 30, 2021 12:06 PM UTC

Description

Found these butterflies flying around a garden. Didn't stop during the period I was watching them.

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Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa)

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nmuchoney

Date

May 29, 2021 11:23 AM PDT

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Metallic Wood-boring Beetles (Family Buprestidae)

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devonpicklum

Date

May 29, 2021 01:19 PM PDT

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Domestic Cow (Bos taurus)

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coreyjlange

Date

May 2021

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Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)

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coreyjlange

Date

May 25, 2021 07:00 PM PDT

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Foothill Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis ssp. orpifex)

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nmuchoney

Date

May 2021

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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mangos

Date

May 10, 2021 10:13 AM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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neontetraploid

Date

May 1, 2021 09:57 AM PDT

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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

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maggief

Date

June 19, 2020 07:15 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Date

May 4, 2021 04:54 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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betsylittell

Date

May 3, 2021 08:45 AM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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twsummer

Date

May 2, 2021 04:08 PM PDT

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Woolly Milkweed (Asclepias vestita)

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annienzelll

Date

April 23, 2021 02:59 PM PDT

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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hapunabird

Date

May 2, 2021 01:22 PM PDT

Description

The chickens don’t bother them. Won’t touch the caterpillars either.

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rjadams55

Date

May 3, 2021 06:17 PM PDT

Description

This caterpillar was actively feeding on a domestic rose bush.

This individual was placed in a rearing jar and soon enclosed herself in a cocoon. On June 10th she emerged revealing a wingless female Orgyia sp.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83206976

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Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)

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phill_veneris

Date

February 24, 2021 01:47 PM UTC

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California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

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esppim

Date

March 2017

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Armored Sea-Fog Lichen (Niebla homalea)

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kkellman

Date

April 17, 2021 01:41 PM PDT

Description

More branched than usual, but the internal strands are present. On sandstone boulders

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Dragon Horn (Cladonia squamosa)

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kkellman

Date

April 17, 2021 03:55 PM PDT

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Shield-bracted Monkeyflower (Erythranthe glaucescens)

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joeysantore

Date

April 2021

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Hairy Bear Scarab Beetle (Paracotalpa granicollis)

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jdjohnson

Date

April 21, 2021 10:43 AM PDT

Description

Looked like it had recently emerged because of the dirt still stuck on its face and legs.

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

Date

July 11, 2020 07:39 PM PDT

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Heart-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias cordifolia)

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tmessick

Date

June 17, 2018 05:33 PM PDT

Description

Edge of manzanita - huckleberry oak chaparral along Charity Valley/Burnside Lake Trail just east of campground, Grover Hot Springs State Park, Alpine County, CA, elev. 5920 ft.

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Ashy Digger Bee (Habropoda cineraria)

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rustybee

Date

April 20, 2021 10:15 AM PDT

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Anderson's Buttercup (Ranunculus andersonii)

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emmawynn

Date

March 5, 2021 10:57 AM PST

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Nevada Biscuitroot (Lomatium nevadense)

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emmawynn

Date

March 5, 2021 11:21 AM PST

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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salviadorrii

Date

June 27, 2020 05:05 PM PDT

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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lonnyholmes

Date

May 10, 2019 10:50 AM PDT

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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pelicanskeleton

Date

May 21, 2019 11:46 AM HST

Description

Made into a herbarium specimen, Mills 820, to be deposited at RSA

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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desertsolitude

Date

May 11, 2020 02:19 PM PDT

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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

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plantsarecool

Date

May 31, 2020

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California Milkweed (Asclepias californica)

Date

July 18, 2020 11:31 AM PDT

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Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)

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matsonburger

Date

June 22, 2010 10:33 AM PDT

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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desertrat

Date

March 31, 2016 02:13 PM MDT

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Purple Cushion Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium var. purpureum)

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jdjohnson

Date

June 10, 2014 02:26 AM PDT

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Swift Feather-legged Fly (Trichopoda pennipes)

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greengras2000

Date

July 11, 2018 10:24 AM PDT

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jeckberg

Date

October 29, 2019 02:28 PM PDT

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deforest765

Date

September 5, 2020 07:27 PM UTC

Description

Definitely a tachinid fly. Part of the brood that emerged from a monarch caterpillar.

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Davis' Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. davisii)

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matsonburger

Date

June 1, 2010 12:17 PM PDT

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Davis' Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. davisii)

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mdpurdy

Date

July 8, 2019 05:08 PM PDT

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Davis' Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. davisii)

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jdmore

Date

June 16, 2017 08:45 AM PDT

Description

cow cabbage, Asclepias cryptoceras, Nevada, White Mountains, Sugarloaf, Pinchot Creek - Columbus Salt Marsh drainage, elevation 2696 m (8845 ft).

If I had to pick a favorite milkweed species, this might have to be the one. Low growing but with exceptionally large and showy flowers, this species is fairly widespread at middle elevations in the interior western United States, often on harsh and relatively barren soils, such as the alkaline volcanic clays here. These plants of the western Great Basin and Columbia Plateau are sometimes separated from the more eastern plants as var. davisii.

Same plant from the previous evening: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22988774

Uploaded from my Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127605180@N04/

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Davis' Milkweed (Asclepias cryptoceras ssp. davisii)

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matsonburger

Date

June 22, 2019 05:30 PM PDT

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Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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gentilcore

Date

May 17, 2020

Description

A large male black bug with orange wings called a tarantula hawk (Pepsis grossa) feeding on nectar from desert milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

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Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

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tmessick

Date

December 31, 2020 10:20 AM PST

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Giant Red Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

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tmessick

Date

July 29, 2020 12:32 PM PDT

Description

Sedge and grass-dominated meadow near Forestdale Creek Trail in Faith Valley, Alpine County, California, elev. 7530 ft.

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Giraffe Spots (Peniophora albobadia)

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tmessick

Date

November 19, 2020 11:35 AM PST

Description

Giraffe spots. On dead branches in an orange tree (Citrus sp.) in Davis, Yolo County, California, elev. 50 ft.

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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strandwood

Date

October 25, 2017 12:04 PM PDT

Description

Newly hatched