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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii)

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hsug1747

Date

June 11, 2024 09:07 AM PDT

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Western Leaf-nosed Snake (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus)

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hsug1747

Date

June 2024

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Steelblue Lady Beetle (Halmus chalybeus)

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daveweldon

Date

June 11, 2024 11:52 AM PDT

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Western Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona)

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xpda

Date

June 6, 2024 01:25 PM PDT

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Yellow-headed Caracara (Daptrius chimachima)

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gothnature

Date

May 15, 2024 02:26 PM PDT

Description

Eating meat put out by nearby businesses. Natural, unedited background (exterior wall of a Target).

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Ash Meadows Amargosa Pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis ssp. mionectes)

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hsug1747

Date

March 2024

Description

Kings pool

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Western Black Horse Fly (Tabanus punctifer)

Observer

hsug1747

Date

March 27, 2024 12:43 PM PDT

Description

Cw human blood on slide 5

I was constantly bitten by these flies while photographing pupfish at salt creek. I would strongly recommend wearing thicker clothing if anyone plans to walk to the location, as they are more than capable of biting through fabric. Given that the road to salt creek is currently closed to vehicles and unmarked, prospective visitors will likely be the only available human host(s) for a radius of multiple miles.

Slide 5 shows spots where these bites bled through my t-shirt. I experienced no negative effects (aside from the immediate prick of flies’ mouthparts) from the 50 or so bites I experienced over the course of about 1.5 hours at the location. All things considered, well worth the opportunity to explore salt creek (and the ruins of the flood-destroyed boardwalk) uninterrupted.

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Western Threadsnake (Rena humilis)

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a55crack

Date

May 15, 2024 10:23 PM PDT

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Blue-banded Goby (Lythrypnus dalli)

Date

May 3, 2024 12:14 PM PDT

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plantbard

Date

May 2024

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Hermes Copper (Tharsalea hermes)

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guyincognito

Date

June 2023

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Solander's Trivia (Pusula solandri)

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alanarama3

Date

February 22, 2024 09:06 PM PST

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Bees (Epifamily Anthophila)

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naturephotosuze

Date

March 27, 2024 12:38 PM PDT

Description

Carrizo Plain
For the smaller bee
I'm assuming two different species as I don't think there would be this great dimorphism but I could be wrong

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brycethebug

Date

March 30, 2024 12:27 PM PDT

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California Tree Frog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

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kenziebell2

Date

March 25, 2024 12:47 PM PDT

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Coast Night Snake (Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus)

Date

March 2024

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Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)

Date

March 2024

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hsug1747

Date

March 16, 2024 09:25 AM PDT

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Fountain Grass (Cenchrus setaceus)

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hsug1747

Date

March 2024

Description

Established population

Infrared (supposedly 750nm) on unmodified fujifilm XP 140

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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

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hsug1747

Date

March 2024

Description

Infrared (supposedly 750nm) on unmodified fujifilm XP 140

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Californian Granite Moth (Digrammia californiaria)

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naturecandids

Date

July 4, 2020 11:28 PM PDT

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California Trapdoor Spider (Bothriocyrtum californicum)

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hsug1747

Date

January 2023

Description

Field illustration scan
a field sketch which I "completed" later using my own photos of the subject as refrence
graphite and watercolor

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Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

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docprt

Date

February 29, 2024 08:41 AM PST

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San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata ssp. webbii)

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hsug1747

Date

April 2014

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hsug1747

Date

March 2024

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

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milliebasden

Date

February 29, 2024 11:09 AM PST

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Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)

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michellearnold

Date

September 27, 2019 04:31 PM EDT

Description

Chinese mantis eating a Ruby throated hummingbird in butterfly bush

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patsimpson2000

Date

February 15, 2024 01:55 PM PST

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Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus)

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moonglow

Date

February 2024

Description

Eating chicken food out of my bird feeder in Shelter Valley, CA
(Exact coordinates hidden because it’s all private property and my neighbors didn’t like people coming down the private road, sorry everyone)

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Monterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. eschscholtzii)

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befuddledowl

Date

January 27, 2024 08:48 AM PST

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

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bmatsushita

Date

January 11, 2024 12:00 PM PST

Description

Taking a picture of a northern mockingbird when the bee flew by. Observing a northern mockingbird, observing a western honey bee.

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Kennedyi-group Honeypot Ants (Complex Myrmecocystus kennedyi)

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dgrimmphd

Date

December 31, 2023 02:09 PM PST

Description

Palm Springs, Coachella Valley, Riverside County, California

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Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

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dlm1965

Date

December 23, 2023 01:21 PM PST

Description

Cold (immobile) & stuck in broken sand / mud or got caught up in flood waters. *Moved close by to sunny, warm rock with areas for escape, retreat.

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Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)

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dalemeister

Date

December 21, 2023 11:31 AM PST

Description

Photo 5 is the action shot!

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Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

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markkjames

Date

December 12, 2023 12:41 PM PST

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Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

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patsimpson2000

Date

November 2023

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Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

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amycathy8

Date

July 28, 2023 09:51 PM EDT

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Common Slipper Limpet (Crepidula fornicata)

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amycathy8

Date

August 13, 2023 04:55 PM EDT

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Date

December 1, 2023 01:56 PM PST

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Western Threadsnake (Rena humilis)

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mhedin

Date

May 8, 2021 09:15 PM PDT

Description

dry desert ravine, under small stones, no moon

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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kccardif

Date

November 29, 2023 03:27 PM PST

Description

Leucistic Red Tail Hawk

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White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

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bridgetspencer

Date

November 23, 2023 05:45 PM PST

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terrinorris

Date

July 3, 2020 09:39 AM EDT

Description

Update:
I found several of these at Cedar Bog again this year. The last one might be Hexatoma brevicornis, so if you have expertise, please D.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/172420801
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/172420799
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/172420798
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/175243975

Note: I have photographed this Hexatomini at Cedar Bog in Champaign County, Ohio for at least 17 years. Always in the same area.
I've added two other observations; one from back in 2004.
Links to those observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88273567
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/84762884
Here's an observation this year (2022) with better pics of wing venation. Same location.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124010854

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Sarcastic Fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi)

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charlotteseid

Date

November 5, 2023 08:16 AM PST

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White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

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dutchjohn

Date

September 16, 2021 11:35 AM UTC

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kenneth_g

Date

October 2, 2023 08:29 PM EDT

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Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)

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alice_abela

Date

July 2011

Description

Female golden hairstreak on its hostplant, tanbark oak (Lithocarpus densiflorus), in Santa Barbara County, California

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Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

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pufferchung

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

My African Leopard Tortoise laid an egg today!

I bought her from a pet store in Austin, when she was a newly hatched tortoise. She was the size of my palm. I think she is 14 or 16 years old now. She is so big and heavy, I could barely pick her up.

She lays eggs every summer, usually after a good soaking rain, when the soil is wet enough.
She lives in my backyard. Leopard Tortoise is good digger, she escaped 3 times by digging a hole by the fence. I had put out reward in our neighborhood to get her back. Now she is bigger and I secured the fence in my backyard so she couldn't escape.

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

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pscharnell

Date

September 20, 2023 03:22 AM PDT

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Green Oak-Slug Moth (Euclea incisa)

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pufferchung

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. helleri)

Date

September 8, 2023 07:09 PM PDT

Description

The lighter of the two snakes was the winner.

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Desert Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes ssp. rudkini)

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dalemeister

Date

September 3, 2023 09:34 AM PDT

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Polished Bird-dropping Moth (Tarache expolita)

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ekoberle

Date

September 3, 2022 10:36 PM PDT

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California Scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata)

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calliemack

Date

August 27, 2023 07:33 AM PDT

Description

Between 60 - 75 ft depth

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Smoky Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus ssp. umbrosa)

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obmissy

Date

May 2023

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California Toad (Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus)

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cactuschic

Date

July 24, 2023 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile California toads.

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Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper (Morsea californica)

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phytographer

Date

August 24, 2023 11:56 PM PDT

Description

A red boi

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Zale Moths (Genus Zale)

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amycathy8

Date

July 26, 2023 09:55 PM EDT

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White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata)

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jack0inat

Date

August 19, 2023 11:43 AM PDT

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Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)

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patsimpson2000

Date

July 31, 2023 10:44 AM PDT

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Harris' Three-Spot (Harrisimemna trisignata)

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pufferchung

Date

August 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

First time sighting, found it in my backyard, I can't believe it !

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Striped Horse Fly (Tabanus lineola)

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pufferchung

Date

August 2023

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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California Lizardfish (Synodus lucioceps)

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socal_angling

Date

August 9, 2023 09:29 AM PDT

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Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata)

Date

August 5, 2023 05:02 PM PDT

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Dorcadion Bee Fly (Exoprosopa dorcadion)

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christine1182

Date

August 3, 2023 12:30 PM PDT

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Coastal Cactus Dodger (Cacama crepitans)

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thumbwave

Date

August 4, 2023 10:52 AM PDT

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Narrow-Banded Picture-Winged Fly (Ceroxys latiusculus)

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david99

Date

August 4, 2023 09:40 AM PDT

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Painted Ladybird (Mulsantina picta)

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ms-shell

Date

August 3, 2023 01:18 PM PDT

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guyincognito

Date

August 3, 2023 10:12 AM PDT

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Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae)

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hoffmans

Date

August 4, 2023 12:31 PM PDT

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

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stijn-de-win

Date

June 25, 2023 12:38 PM PDT

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Scripps's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi)

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mbeisen

Date

August 2023

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Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris)

Date

July 18, 2023 01:47 PM PDT

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laurenhofreiter

Date

July 29, 2023 01:40 PM PDT

Description

On my mom's car

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Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris)

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ramonamom

Date

July 20, 2023 10:22 AM PDT

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Milky Backswimmers (Genus Notonecta)

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joescience1

Date

July 26, 2023 04:34 PM PDT

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Painted Wentletrap (Epitonium tinctum)

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walkabata

Date

June 6, 2023 08:14 AM PDT

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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azuremosquito

Date

July 25, 2023 04:32 PM PDT

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Couch's Spadefoot (Scaphiopus couchii)

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with_alligators

Date

July 2023

Description

CNDDB

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bugornot

Date

July 25, 2023 11:38 AM PDT

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Tailed Copper (Tharsalea arota)

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rschoedl

Date

July 23, 2023 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Female on currant bush.

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klyle161

Date

July 24, 2023 08:35 PM PDT

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Southern Rubber Boa (Charina umbratica)

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coolpapa1

Date

July 2023

Place

Private

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Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle (Tetracha carolina)

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barenecessities

Date

July 24, 2023 01:48 AM PDT

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Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

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jfine

Date

July 19, 2023 07:25 PM PDT

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American Goshawk (Accipiter atricapillus)

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jtak

Date

February 2022

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El Segundo Blue (Euphilotes battoides ssp. allyni)

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sarahainsworth

Date

July 2023

Description

A pair of El Segundo Blue Butterflies mate while perched on their host plant, seacliff buckwheat. Photographed in July 2023 at Dockweiler State Beach, Los Angeles County, CA.

Photo by Sarah Ainsworth, contact via www.sarahaphotography.com for usage.

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Solander's Trivia (Pusula solandri)

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christrent

Date

July 2023

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smcameron

Date

July 14, 2023 10:40 AM PDT

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin (Leptocottus armatus)

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lgreenland

Date

July 13, 2023 02:41 PM PDT

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patsimpson2000

Date

June 15, 2023 02:38 PM PDT

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White-spotted Sea Goddess (Doriopsilla albopunctata)

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waterclover

Date

July 5, 2023 06:49 AM PDT

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Black Abalone (Haliotis cracherodii)

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hsug1747

Date

June 2023

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Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

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brian4991

Date

July 3, 2023 07:51 AM PDT

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Blue-Ringed Top Snail (Calliostoma ligatum)

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hsug1747

Date

June 30, 2023 05:25 AM PDT

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Alkali Mariposa Lily (Calochortus striatus)

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mojavedon

Date

May 2010

Description

Brephidium exile; Western Pygmy-Blue butterfly on Calochortus striatus.

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Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)

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guyincognito

Date

June 2023

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Hermes Copper (Tharsalea hermes)

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guyincognito

Date

June 2023

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Giant Crab Spider (Olios giganteus)

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gaudettelaura

Date

June 16, 2023 11:29 PM PDT