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Smooth Land Slugs (Genus Deroceras)

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

October 18, 2021

Description

These albinos keep making an appearance ....

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neontetraploid

Date

October 21, 2019 03:56 PM PDT

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Texas Meadow Katydid (Orchelimum bullatum)

Observer

cotinis

Date

October 18, 2006 04:05 PM EDT

Description

Observations from a trip to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, October 2006. Appears to be:
Common Meadow Katydid - Orchelimum vulgare (male)
bugguide.net/node/view/9188
I thought this might be:
Superb Meadow Katydid - Orchelimum superbum
bugguide.net/node/view/969527
However it does not seem to have the swollen cercus, though hard to see on this lateral view. Also, the phenology is different: superbum flies/matures May-July in Texas, while vulgare flies October-December.
See comments for correction to my ID.

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Date

August 4, 2021 02:49 AM PDT

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Whiteflies (Family Aleyrodidae)

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

September 26, 2021 09:21 PM MDT

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What

Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

Observer

upupamartin

Date

September 5, 2008 07:36 PM CDT

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biocowboy

Date

October 23, 2021 11:01 AM PDT

Description

Approximately 1.5 mm

Found on Ficus benjamina

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Date

September 23, 2018 07:48 PM PDT

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amayes

Date

July 26, 2021 03:20 PM CDT

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entomo-logic

Date

September 26, 2021 10:09 AM MDT
Insects

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Insects (Class Insecta)

Date

October 20, 2021 03:50 PM PDT

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Western Beach Tiger Beetle (Cicindela latesignata)

Observer

madily

Date

August 2021

Description

Although out of range from known population in Northern San Diego County, seems to be identical in pattern and coloration to C. latesignata obliviosa rather than C. latesignata latesignata.

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Pagoda Buckwheat (Eriogonum rixfordii)

Observer

jeffbisbee

Date

September 28, 2021 05:01 PM PDT

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goldengod

Date

June 7, 2021 12:29 PM PDT

Description

Collected from a pool below the springs at Fossil Cr. ~3mm in length

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felipe357

Date

October 13, 2021 05:26 PM MDT

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Date

September 6, 2021 03:05 PM MDT

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Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum)

Observer

awburck

Date

September 25, 2020 06:31 PM PDT

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milliebasden

Date

June 27, 2019 09:08 AM PDT

Description

seasonal pond still has water and the water plants are still going strong

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Plain Mariposa Lily (Calochortus invenustus)

Observer

matt_g

Date

July 2021

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djringer

Date

August 27, 2021 05:40 PM PDT

Description

On cultivated Strelitzia (growing in the shade), on the underside of leaves.

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Mealybugs (Family Pseudococcidae)

Observer

beetle_mch

Date

September 29, 2021 09:44 AM PDT

Description

on Ambrosia

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Scale Insects (Superfamily Coccoidea)

Observer

jameshempfling

Date

October 2, 2021 12:20 PM PDT

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Short-horned Grasshoppers (Family Acrididae)

Observer

markotnes

Date

October 2, 2021 01:13 PM MDT

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What

Ebony Grasshopper (Boopedon nubilum)

Observer

tedwenner

Date

September 5, 2021

Description

Bilateral gynandromorph

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What

Broad-tipped Conehead (Neoconocephalus triops)

Observer

bdog

Date

September 8, 2021 11:55 AM PDT

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What

Oblong Lady Beetles (Genus Hippodamia)

Observer

xris

Date

June 23, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

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What

Black Witch (Ascalapha odorata)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 17, 2021 09:52 AM PDT

Description

Yes, the location is correct! Flew over our boat.

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Ladybirds (Family Coccinellidae)

Observer

fcmartin

Date

July 23, 2021 09:17 AM PDT

Description

On a Justicia spicigera

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What

Cutworm Moths and Allies (Family Noctuidae)

Observer

kueda

Date

September 10, 2021 08:37 PM PDT

Tags

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Southern Springhare (Pedetes capensis)

Observer

alexfrood

Date

August 6, 2019 05:53 PM CEST

Description

First known wild observations and discovery of natural fluorescent in an old world mammal or any mammal outside of North and Central America, images of the Springhare taken in August 2019. Incredible to see it’s orange and pink glow firsthand, especially when it wasn’t expected! Accidental discovery whilst out photographing scorpions under UV light

Shot using a Nikon D850 Handheld with a Nitecore Chameleon C6 ( 365nm ) torch.

For anyone interested in February 2020 a Scientific journal was released by a American research group ( no relation to me ) about this UV trait and science behind it from research in museum & zoo specimens in the US.

There are a few more images, but you might be able to imagine photographing a rather skittish nocturnal creature on foot with a UV torch in one hand and a large DSLR in the other during a unexpected encounter whilst also trying to expose a camera correctly for UV light isn’t the easiest thing to do the split second.

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)

Observer

johnrosford

Date

February 27, 2004 11:47 AM CST

Description

Leucistic

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What

Celery-top Pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius)

Observer

dhfischer

Date

February 24, 2008 12:27 AM HST

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Thin-footed Thread-leg Katydid (Arethaea gracilipes)

Observer

gheaton

Date

September 4, 2021 10:23 PM PDT

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Leaf Katydids (Subfamily Phaneropterinae)

Observer

court_rae

Date

September 8, 2021 10:02 PM MDT

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Carbonated Sierra-Finch (Rhopospina carbonaria)

Date

November 18, 2020 06:51 PM -03

Description

Macho adulto en plumaje reproductivo.

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techgrl18

Date

August 16, 2019 01:18 PM EDT

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What

Hybrid Cardinal Flower (Lobelia × speciosa)

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

September 3, 2016 12:25 PM CDT

Description

Weird magenta morph??? About 1% of the population were this color

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Sandmats (Section Anisophyllum)

Date

August 20, 2021 09:21 AM PDT

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Hoover's Spurge (Euphorbia hooveri)

Observer

raffica

Date

July 2019

Description

Endangered.

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Inflated Beetle (Cysteodemus armatus)

Observer

spifferella

Date

March 29, 2013 06:02 PM PDT

Description

Scorpion hunting in the Gordon's Well Dune Buggy Flats campground at night.

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psyllidhipster

Date

September 26, 2019 08:48 PM PDT

Description

actually this pale (not overexposed). even if teneral, I don't know what genera other than Eremochrysa have a red stripe down the back, and this doesn't look like Eremochrysa in any other way to me.

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California Freshwater Shrimp (Syncaris pacifica)

Observer

loarie

Date

June 2016

Description

with @kueda

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Saffron Lady Beetle (Mulsantina luteodorsa)

Observer

treichard

Date

September 24, 2017 09:05 PM EDT

Description

spotless form of the common Asian species in N. Am.?

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What

Adonis Ladybird Beetle (Hippodamia variegata)

Observer

corwincaelin

Date

September 2, 2021 01:12 PM AEST

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Date

August 1, 2021 11:53 AM CDT

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What

Marsh Morning Glory (Calystegia sepium ssp. limnophila)

Observer

bugornot

Date

July 14, 2021 09:48 AM PDT

Description

Observed three colonies of the this Marsh Morning Glory in the Santa Ana River bed.

Found info on the: Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Santa Ana River Basin [6/7/2015].
"Calystegia sepium ssp. limnophila – marsh morning glory.Historical records date to 1932 for Orange County. We located two colonies during the survey."

More information at>
https://www.occnps.org/field-trips/past-field-trips/santa-ana-river-basin-2015-04-19.html

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Coastal Goldenbush (Isocoma menziesii)

Observer

brianaalopezz

Date

September 15, 2020 12:35 PM PDT

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Red-flowered Bird's-foot Trefoil (Acmispon rubriflorus)

Observer

kueda

Date

April 2021

Description

At first I thought this was a freak A. brachycarpus, which it resembles and was growing with (last two shots show them together), but then I looked around and realized there were many of them. They also have more ovate-elliptical leaves (widest at or below the middle) whereas A. brachycarpus seems to have more obovate leaves (widest above the middle). Also, longer, whiter hairs.

I wish there was more to learn about its biology. Is A. brachycarpus its closest relative? How does it avoid interbreeding if it blooms at the same time in the same place?

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Parry's Phacelia (Phacelia parryi)

Observer

cheonggaegori

Date

April 4, 2021 06:19 PM PDT

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What

Scarlet Monkeyflower (Erythranthe cardinalis)

Observer

ericbg2

Date

June 30, 2021 10:42 AM PDT

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What

White Hawkweed (Hieracium albiflorum)

Observer

graysquirrel

Date

April 24, 2021 03:40 PM PDT

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eporetsky

Date

April 10, 2021 11:20 AM PDT

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What

Stonecrops (Genus Sedum)

Observer

jf920

Date

July 2021

Place

Bayern, DE (Google, OSM)

Description

The purpose of this observation is to upload comparative pictures of some similar species that are ofthen confused

Sedum species in the pictures:

3: S. praealtum and S. dendroideum
4: S. praealtum and S. confusum
5: S. kimnachii and S. confusum
6: S. confusum
7: S. kimnachii
8 and 9: S. dendroideum
10 and 11: S. praealtum
12: S. palmeri

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Observer

sambiology

Date

July 19, 2021 11:23 AM CDT

Description

At lunch, I stopped by Thora Hart Park -- such a unique place.

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What

Coastal Goldenbush (Isocoma menziesii)

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

September 17, 2018 01:04 PM PDT

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bugornot

Date

June 4, 2021 10:31 AM PDT

Description

I observed this Lichnanthe apina on a California Buckwheat flower in the Santa Ana River watershed.

"Distribution is Central Valley and Coast Ranges of California from Humboldt County south to San Diego County.
Lichnanthe apina usually occurs in riparian habitats around sandy areas with tall grass and dense stands of willow. Adults are very strong fliers and in flight are indistinguishable from medium-sized metallic-colored sweat bees (Halictidae) (Carlson 980). "

Detailed information at>
file:///C:/Users/evans/AppData/Local/Temp/CarlsonDavidC1977.pdf

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Japanese Dodder (Cuscuta japonica)

Observer

patrickhoffman

Date

August 3, 2015 05:49 PM PDT

Description

I reported the location of this invasive plant to the Alameda County Department of Agriculture in 2015. It was also present on a tree in East Oakland at the time.

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Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)

Observer

tedrake

Date

June 5, 2021 11:01 AM PDT

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Indian Lined Shrimp (Lysmata vittata)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

June 28, 2021 03:41 PM NZST

Description

Outer Waitemata Harbour seashore at Hobson Point, Orakei, Auckland 1071. One pair of live animals found under a rock, in the low intertidal on a reef.

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Insects

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Insects (Class Insecta)

Date

July 10, 2019 10:49 PM PDT

Description

A descending whistle common in deserts of CA and AZ. The source of the sound is mobile in the air and the sound carries over a long distance. I often, jokingly, named the phenomenon "desert dolphin" because when several are callling at once, it certainly sounds like that. Any ideas on what might represent this phenomenon?

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emilyhoops

Date

March 11, 2021 03:00 PM EST

Description

White insect that feeds on leaves and stems.

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What

Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

biocowboy

Date

June 20, 2021 01:54 PM PDT

Description

Found on Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)

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What

Little Juniper Cicada (Pacarina shoemakeri)

Observer

jenny109

Date

May 28, 2021 05:19 PM MDT

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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

ashleybosarge

Date

June 2, 2021 07:33 PM CDT

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euproserpinus

Date

June 11, 2019 10:49 PM PDT

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North American Buntings (Genus Passerina)

Observer

thomasabenson

Date

May 29, 2021 07:31 AM PDT

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What

Fiery Pine Fly (Callicera montensis)

Observer

thomasabenson

Date

June 3, 2021 01:32 PM PDT

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What

Pharaoh Cicada (Magicicada septendecim)

Observer

zdanko

Date

June 5, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

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What

Cottonbatting Plant (Pseudognaphalium stramineum)

Date

June 5, 2019 12:01 PM PDT

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What

Black Seed Sand-Spurrey (Spergularia atrosperma)

Observer

jennyost

Date

April 26, 2020 09:21 PM PDT

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Observer

pg18

Date

May 13, 2021 11:23 PM +13

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What

Lazy Daisy (Aphanostephus ramosissimus)

Observer

sambiology

Date

May 13, 2021 05:09 PM CDT

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Heartleaf Keckiella (Keckiella cordifolia)

Observer

jrebman

Date

June 1, 2017 01:58 PM PDT

Description

Yellow flower form

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What

Wattles (Genus Acacia)

Observer

biocowboy

Date

April 25, 2021 12:28 PM PDT

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What

Spurleg Lady Beetles (Genus Brachiacantha)

Observer

alsion

Date

June 15, 2019 01:22 PM PDT

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What

Ladybirds (Family Coccinellidae)

Observer

alex835

Date

June 5, 2020 12:30 PM ADT

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What

Vedalia Beetle (Novius cardinalis)

Observer

wayne_fidler

Date

August 25, 2020 02:37 PM EDT

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What

Ladybirds (Family Coccinellidae)

Observer

vgoin003

Date

February 21, 2021 03:28 PM EST

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What

Spotless Lady Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea)

Observer

aphaywood

Date

April 23, 2021 08:43 PM EDT

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mettesofie

Date

October 10, 2020 06:09 AM +11

Description

Not edible

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What

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)

Date

October 11, 2018 11:55 PM +11

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Bigelow's Monkeyflower (Diplacus bigelovii)

Observer

sarahaceae

Date

April 15, 2020 03:22 PM PDT

Description

~5 individuals with white flowers among hundreds of pink flowers in wash. (I have a research permit to be in ABDSP while park is closed.)

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San Gabriel Beardtongue (Penstemon labrosus)

Observer

julieaeilts

Date

July 20, 2020 09:13 AM PDT

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What

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

Observer

sulavanderplank

Date

October 3, 2020 02:57 PM PDT

Description

Landed on boat offshore

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jaspersail

Date

October 7, 2019 04:34 AM EDT

Description

Elevation 1,400m/4,570ft.

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heimatlos

Date

July 28, 2020 04:20 AM -05

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

bewickwren

Date

November 2020

Description

Weed in a potted plant

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What

Curved-horn Moths (Superfamily Gelechioidea)

Observer

bewickwren

Date

January 2021

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satishnikam

Date

September 1, 2017 10:08 AM HST

Place

Kurvande (Google, OSM)

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What

Ashy Gray Lady Beetle (Olla v-nigrum)

Observer

ameeds

Date

March 20, 2020 06:32 PM MDT

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Sand Food (Pholisma sonorae)

Observer

efmer

Date

May 2020

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What

Scalloped Ribbonfish (Zu cristatus)

Observer

mbartick

Date

December 31, 2019 02:20 PM AWST

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Slender Mola (Ranzania laevis)

Observer

rfoster

Date

April 15, 2019 01:19 PM ACST

Description

Observation by Michael Anninos - Photos George Anninos and reproduced with permission.

Found splashing in the shallows, apparently disoriented. Returned to deeper water where it rapidly swam out to sea.

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Clovers (Genus Trifolium)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

February 1, 2021 12:02 PM EST

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What

Ladybirds (Family Coccinellidae)

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kayceb

Date

February 14, 2021 10:54 AM PST

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harsiparker

Date

February 10, 2021 02:38 PM PST

Description

On Cascade Oregon-Grape (Berberidaceae: Berberis nervosa). Photos 1 & 2 show the underside of the leaf; photo 3 shows the upper surface.

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What

Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum)

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serpophaga

Date

October 14, 2018 12:47 PM PDT

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stevendaniel

Date

May 4, 2001 06:52 PM EDT

Description

not even sure if this is a vascular plant or a weird bryophyte

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Red-legged Centris (Centris rhodopus)

Observer

naturalista66

Date

September 2, 2020 12:48 PM PDT