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Arizona Broomrape (Aphyllon arizonicum)

Observer

toadwarrior

Date

May 14, 2022 07:47 PM MDT

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Date

May 2022

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What

Dark-throated Shooting Star (Primula pauciflora)

Observer

frhuey

Date

May 10, 2022

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What

Mojave Ceanothus (Ceanothus pauciflorus)

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hannawacker

Date

April 10, 2022 11:07 AM MDT

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What

Oak-leaved Goosefoot (Oxybasis glauca)

Observer

jessegonzal3z

Date

April 22, 2022 04:04 PM MDT

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What

Jones' Bluestar (Amsonia jonesii)

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deraforestry

Date

April 5, 2019 07:16 PM MDT

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Observer

friel

Date

March 25, 2016 01:07 PM CDT

Description

Surface film produced by the bacterium, Leptothrix discophora.

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What

Β-Proteobacteria (Class Betaproteobacteria)

Observer

gwenlh

Date

March 25, 2019 02:12 PM PDT

Description

At first I thought the slicks I was seeing on the areas of standing water were petrochemical spills. There was no petrochemical smell and no oil to the touch. The "slick" broke up and did not re-form when I touched it. There was also rusty sludge in the water. I understand that this rusty sludge can indicate the presence of bacteria feeding on iron in the water.

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Scorpionweeds (Genus Phacelia)

Observer

hannawacker

Date

May 6, 2019 07:48 PM MDT

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What

Harlequin Phacelia (Phacelia howelliana)

Observer

bollymolly

Date

April 3, 2022 12:47 PM MDT

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What

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Observer

hjwilson

Date

April 2022

Place

Utah, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rimrock Milkvetch (Astragalus desperatus)

Observer

ginnystewart

Date

April 18, 2022 06:27 PM MDT

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What

Scorpionweeds (Genus Phacelia)

Observer

dean_hester

Date

May 20, 2017 04:52 AM EDT

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What

Wild Heliotrope (Phacelia corrugata)

Observer

jbrasher

Date

May 27, 2019 04:59 PM CDT

Description

We found this Wild Heliotrope blooming on the hike back down off of the Delicate Arch butte.

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What

Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)

Observer

miam527

Date

April 14, 2022 08:57 AM CST

Description

Seen in a pothole several days after rain/snow

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What

Woolly Bluestar (Amsonia tomentosa)

Observer

zach1r

Date

April 9, 2022 01:03 PM CST

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What

Small-flowered Milkvetch (Astragalus nuttallianus)

Observer

chris2850

Date

April 9, 2022 12:09 PM MDT

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What

Rams-horn Fairy Shrimps (Genus Streptocephalus)

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 2012

Description

Large fairy shrimp from tarn in hemlock/western white pine forest.

These are really colorful, indicating good nutrition.

"Fairy shrimp" colloquially refer to Anostraca that live in freshwater, "brine shrimp" to those in salt water.

Anyone know what family this might be, or how to tell?

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jenniferc

Date

June 23, 2013 11:15 AM PDT

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What

Silky Sophora (Sophora nuttalliana)

Observer

faerthen

Date

May 18, 2021 02:59 PM MDT

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What

Globemallows (Genus Sphaeralcea)

Date

September 18, 2020 05:37 PM PDT

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What

Pygmy Willowherb (Epilobium campestre)

Date

August 1, 2021 09:57 AM PDT

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What

Small-leaf Globemallow (Sphaeralcea parvifolia)

Observer

kestrel

Date

November 12, 2021 09:43 AM MST

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What

Idaho Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium idahoense)

Observer

phantom-sweattb

Date

June 13, 2016

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Observer

loarie

Date

July 21, 2016 04:07 PM PDT

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What

Pepperweeds (Genus Lepidium)

Observer

kjacobsen

Date

October 4, 2020 04:40 PM PDT

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Observer

bfox81

Date

May 16, 2016 07:43 AM MDT

Description

I think this is O. Deltoides given the more distinct heart-shaped petals.

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What

Sausageleaf Talinum (Phemeranthus brevifolius)

Observer

ramblinghemlock

Date

October 6, 2021 10:25 AM MDT

Description

I just separated out two observations so now this should just have one plant.

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What

Nodding Locoweed (Oxytropis deflexa)

Observer

faerthen

Date

September 6, 2021 01:17 PM MDT

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Observer

matsonburger

Date

May 15, 2004 01:10 PM PDT

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What

False Goldenasters (Genus Heterotheca)

Observer

faerthen

Date

May 26, 2021 11:32 AM MDT

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What

Horned Spurge (Euphorbia brachycera)

Observer

faerthen

Date

September 1, 2021 04:08 PM MDT

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What

Sagebrush Buttercup (Ranunculus glaberrimus)

Observer

kaitlin

Date

February 1, 2015 03:23 PM PST

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 20, 2016 05:24 PM PDT

Description

The orange and brown color at the edge are due to the cyanobacteria Phormidium, Synechococcus, and Calothrix.

Grand Prismatic Spring
Midway Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park
sw16 113

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What

Rimrock Milkvetch (Astragalus desperatus)

Observer

avocat

Date

May 24, 2016 03:24 PM PDT

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What

Hilton's Aeolid (Phidiana hiltoni)

Observer

kueda

Date

April 28, 2013 06:11 AM PDT

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What

North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

Observer

kmherpkid

Date

July 29, 2018 06:48 PM PDT

Description

We watched this otter swim around a large beaver pond for a while and catch a fish.

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What

Matted Crinklemat (Tiquilia latior)

Observer

ramblinghemlock

Date

September 9, 2021 09:36 AM MDT

Description

the spines on this were quite amazing

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What

Spike Dropseed (Sporobolus contractus)

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 20, 2021 08:45 AM MDT

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What

Mullets (Family Mugilidae)

Observer

faerthen

Date

March 25, 2013

Description

Large schools near shore; turning sideways to peck algae (?) off rocks; silvery and striped.

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What

Wild Buckwheats (Genus Eriogonum)

Observer

vhop

Date

September 22, 2021 03:55 PM CDT

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What

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Observer

faerthen

Date

May 2, 2014 02:32 PM PDT

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What

Sheepmoths (Genus Hemileuca)

Observer

amandajealous

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What

Trailing Windmills (Allionia incarnata)

Observer

cgholton

Date

September 13, 2021 02:11 PM MDT

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What

Carruth's Sagewort (Artemisia carruthii)

Observer

zharkikh

Date

August 29, 2021 12:37 PM MDT

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What

Globemallows (Genus Sphaeralcea)

Observer

aizaksonas

Date

May 16, 2020 03:38 PM MDT

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What

Fluffgrass (Dasyochloa pulchella)

Observer

zharkikh

Date

August 29, 2021 11:34 AM MDT

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What

California Cone (Californiconus californicus)

Observer

finatic

Date

December 6, 2015 12:58 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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What

Many-flowered Mentzelia (Mentzelia longiloba)

Date

June 2, 2021 07:33 PM MDT

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What

Rams-horn Fairy Shrimps (Genus Streptocephalus)

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 8, 2021 09:48 AM MDT
Other Animals

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Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 23, 2018 02:29 PM PDT

Description

What is this stuff? It's all over. Seem to be seeds in it. Only berries around right now would be a few wax and White-stemmed currents. Hardly seems like enough to make this big a mess. Maybe Dwarf Mistletoe? It's out, and apparently sticky enough to require birds to wipe.

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What

North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Observer

faerthen

Date

January 5, 2010

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Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

September 4, 2017 01:47 PM SAST

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Observer

jnatali

Date

May 19, 2021 11:16 AM PDT

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What

Western Chipmunks (Genus Neotamias)

Observer

panarthropodism

Date

July 3, 2018 06:44 PM EDT

Description

spider exuvia on the ear

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What

Threeleaf Lewisia (Lewisia triphylla)

Observer

chrisophylla

Date

June 3, 2021 10:48 AM PDT

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What

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)

Observer

nhbirdlaw

Date

November 18, 2018 04:31 PM UTC

Description

very light underneath, so much so that we thought it to be a Krider's hawk at first, though in hindsight that seems less likely.

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What

Side-grooved Cryptantha (Cryptantha affinis)

Date

July 9, 2019 06:58 PM PDT

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What

Cisco Mariposa (Calochortus ciscoensis)

Observer

faerthen

Date

May 17, 2021 03:51 PM MDT

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What

Pinyon Dwarf-Mistletoe (Arceuthobium divaricatum)

Observer

once-ler

Date

March 10, 2020 08:11 AM MDT

Description

On P. edulis

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What

Starry Ladies'-Tresses (Spiranthes × stellata)

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 4, 2017 04:12 PM PDT

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What

Great Basin Sand Verbena (Abronia elliptica)

Observer

hannawacker

Date

May 2, 2016 02:35 PM MDT

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What

Great Basin Sand Verbena (Abronia elliptica)

Observer

alisonnorthup

Date

May 27, 2019 01:39 PM CDT

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What

Eastwood's Monkeyflower (Erythranthe eastwoodiae)

Observer

stevendaniel

Date

September 21, 2002 05:50 PM EDT

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What

Alcove Deathcamas (Anticlea elegans ssp. vaginata)

Observer

jackerfield

Date

September 14, 2019 10:54 AM MDT

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What

Gumplants (Genus Grindelia)

Observer

patrickperish

Date

September 12, 2019 07:59 AM MDT

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

ericwagner

Date

April 23, 2019 03:14 PM MDT

Description

Small isolated patch in Salt Wash, upstream of parking lot for the Delicate Arch Trail, Arches Nat. Park

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What

Bluestem Beardtongue (Penstemon cyanocaulis)

Observer

hydaticus

Date

May 27, 2019 02:12 PM CDT

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What

Eastwood's Monkeyflower (Erythranthe eastwoodiae)

Observer

stefan5

Date

October 23, 2020 02:48 PM MDT

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What

Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

Date

August 21, 2013 03:23 PM CDT

Place

Utah, USA (Google, OSM)

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What

Barometer Earthstars (Genus Astraeus)

Observer

ramblinghemlock

Date

February 15, 2021 11:13 AM MST

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What

American Nursery Web Spider (Pisaurina mira)

Observer

faerthen

Date

September 15, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

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What

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 2014

Description

A small number of green sea turtles regularly visit the San Gabriel estuary. Apparently, they are attracted by the warm effluent from a power plant.

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Observer

muir

Date

July 16, 2014 06:20 PM AKDT

Description

From BugGuide about someone else's submission of a similar looking beetle: "N. vespilloides or N. defodiens, based on the coloration of the epipleuron...both are widely distributed in Canada and Alaska.

The mites visible on the beetle are apparently common for this group. From wiki: "There are also a number of phoretic (hitch-hiking) mites that are associated with N. vespilloides. These include Pelzneria nr. crenulata, Macrocheles merderius, and Uroobovella nr. novasimilis and the largest mite Poecilochirus carabi. P. carabi is not attached by any physical means (such as a secreted anal stalk in the case of M. merderius) to N. vespilloides. When the males or females of N. vespilloides have finished breeding on a carcass the deutonymphs of P. carabi roam freely about the body of the beetles as they search for new carcasses to reproduce. It had been proposed that P. carabi deutonymphs, on arrival at a new carcass dismounted from the beetles and consumed fly eggs and larvae which would have competed for the beetle larvae for food. This relationship which benefited the beetles has been described as mutualistic. However, it has been shown that adults of P. carabi consume the eggs of N. vespilloides and that this has direct and negative effects on the reproduction of this beetle species."

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What

Watermelon Snow (Chlamydomonas nivalis)

Observer

muir

Date

July 7, 2014 11:57 AM AKDT

Description

Photographed from the air -- an overflight tour of the area's glaciers from McCarthy.

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What

Life

Observer

microm

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

It was inside a sort of cave that went to another little canyon that I saw this growth on a side wall

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What

Napoleon Spider (Synema globosum)

Observer

faerthen

Date

April 22, 2020 03:47 PM SAST

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What

Wright's Buckwheat (Eriogonum wrightii)

Observer

faerthen

Date

February 22, 2020 02:54 PM PST

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What

Western Dwarf-Mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum)

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 11, 2019 05:25 PM PDT

Description

On Red Fir.

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What

Mexican Fence Post Cactus (Lophocereus marginatus)

Observer

faerthen

Date

September 12, 2016 11:44 AM PDT

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What

Violet Bird's-Nest (Limodorum abortivum)

Observer

yvesbas

Date

May 9, 2003 09:13 AM CEST

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Observer

hannawacker

Date

November 18, 2019 01:46 PM MST

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What

Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)

Observer

jwbrin

Date

October 17, 2015 12:16 PM MDT

Description

Eating some sort of small frog

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Observer

kueda

Date

July 20, 2016 10:58 PM PDT

Description

Definitely a highlight for me. Looks almost exactly like Camponotus until you take a closer look.

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Observer

faerthen

Date

September 25, 2012

Place

Moab, Ut (Google, OSM)

Description

From wikipedia:

"A Cryptobiotic soil is a biological soil crust composed of living cyanobacteria, green algae, brown algae, fungi, lichens, and/or mosses. Commonly found in arid regions around the world, cryptobiotic soils go by many names, including cryptogamic, microbiotic, or microphytic soils or crusts. Soil crusts are important members of desert ecosystems and contribute to the well-being of other plants by stabilizing sand and dirt, promoting moisture retention, and fixing atmospheric nitrogen."

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What

Narrowleaf Yucca (Yucca angustissima)

Observer

mbelitz

Date

September 13, 2019 09:40 AM MDT
Birds

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What

Birds (Class Aves)

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 14, 2019 04:14 PM PDT

Description

It’s back! Is it a squirrel? A bird? Caused by eating mistletoe?

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What

White Oaks (Section Quercus)

Observer

old-bean-adams

Date

July 3, 2012 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Canyonlands National Park

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What

Juniper Urn Gall Midge (Walshomyia juniperina)

Observer

rangerginger

Date

May 24, 2019 02:45 PM MDT

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What

Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)

Observer

faerthen

Date

February 14, 2018 02:24 PM MST

Description

Recent rains have fluffed up the lichens that are usually basically invisible. Like the foliose green one in this picture of cryptobiotic crust.

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What

Mojave Kingcup Cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus ssp. mojavensis)

Observer

floridafietser

Date

Missing Date

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What

Aridland Tiger Beetle (Ellipsoptera marutha)

Observer

hannawacker

Date

July 20, 2019 09:45 PM MDT

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What

Greater Bee Flies (Genus Bombylius)

Observer

jennysweatt

Date

June 25, 2019 11:13 AM PDT

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What

Common Snakeflies (Genus Agulla)

Observer

eddiebug

Date

August 4, 2019 08:53 AM PDT

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Observer

kueda

Date

July 22, 2018 10:41 PM PDT

Description

I encountered two on manzanita, and this one was very clearly sticking its rostrum into a marginal leaf gall (Tamalia?). Perhaps it was predating insect larvae within the gall, because these galls tend to be hollow without much juicy stuff to suck on.

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What

Western Red Damsel (Amphiagrion abbreviatum)

Observer

tiwane

Date

July 21, 2018 10:24 AM PDT

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What

Black Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus nigrita)

Observer

kittyoneil

Date

June 21, 2019 06:40 PM PDT

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What

Common Snakeflies (Genus Agulla)

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 3, 2019 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Skillfully wrangled by @twillrichardson.

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What

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Observer

stepzane

Date

February 2, 2017 02:22 PM MST

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