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What

Dung Beetles (Subfamily Scarabaeinae)

Observer

earth_tide

Date

October 2, 2021 03:09 PM PDT

Description

round ball of brown dirt-like substance, ~ 6 cm in diameter, found in a cow pasture with lots of dung nearby

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 12, 2021 12:53 PM PST

Description

Very cool to see this lone bee-mimic mingling with the exact same sized Black-tailed Bumblebees.

Another one seen nearby last month: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69387430

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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Observer

kueda

Date

April 10, 2021 04:04 PM PDT

Description

This lizard was living its best life by ending the lives of many others. In retrospect, it would have been useful to know my camera can shoot high speed video.

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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii)

Observer

gheaton

Date

June 29, 2020 11:40 AM PDT

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What

Pines (Genus Pinus)

Observer

kschnei

Date

February 26, 2021 10:48 AM PST

Description

5-mm gall or needle mine (?) at tip of needle cluster of a two-needled pine tree, maybe Pinus monophylla. Also posted to BG here:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1943677

I collected this structure and hope something emerges...

The host plant is here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/70234190

Note: likely a persistent bud scale per comments from others below.

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Observer

berniedup

Date

January 28, 2010 09:32 AM HST

Description

Stingray City, Mabul, Sabah, MALAYSIA

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What

Red-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus rufocinctus)

Observer

tony398

Date

August 1, 2020 11:06 AM PDT

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What

California Bumble Bee (Bombus californicus)

Observer

js_young

Date

June 22, 2019 11:53 AM PDT

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What

Pacific Corambe (Corambe pacifica)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

September 20, 2020 10:20 AM PDT

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Pacific Corambe (Corambe pacifica)

Observer

allisonjgong

Date

November 3, 2017 10:23 AM PDT

Description

This animal was feeding on its favorite prey, the bryozoan Membranipora membranacea.

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What

Kelp Lace Bryozoan (Membranipora membranacea)

Observer

allisonjgong

Date

November 3, 2017 10:23 AM PDT

Description

Growing on the stipe of Macrocystis pyrifera.

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What

Scale-sided Piddock (Parapholas californica)

Observer

garmonb0zia

Date

November 15, 2020 03:57 PM PST

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What

Gaper Clams (Genus Tresus)

Observer

darrellsdives

Date

November 22, 2020 10:42 AM PST

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What

Hemphill Fileclam (Limaria hemphilli)

Observer

garmonb0zia

Date

November 24, 2020 01:40 PM PST

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What

Rough Piddock (Zirfaea pilsbryi)

Observer

nelruzam

Date

December 14, 2020 04:33 AM PST

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What

Spiny Scallop (Chlamys hastata)

Observer

thiebaud

Date

December 13, 2020 10:36 AM PST

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Observer

alison_pollack

Date

October 23, 2019 02:01 PM HST

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Observer

alison_pollack

Date

January 20, 2019 12:21 PM HST

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What

Pricklebush (Hecastocleis shockleyi)

Observer

jdmore

Date

July 3, 2010 03:06 PM PDT

Description

pricklebush, Hecastocleis shockleyi, White Mountains, elevation 1850 m (6075 ft). This odd composite has single-flowered heads in secondary clusters surrounded by holly-like bracts.

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

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What

Graceful Rock Crab (Metacarcinus gracilis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

May 2018

Description

Crab inside Scrippsia pacifica!

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Observer

cooperj

Date

June 4, 2016

Description

The real C. porphyroideus. Spores including apiculus, length µ=14.6 um, σ=0.68, width µ=8.5 um, σ=0.61, Q µ=1.72, σ=0.16, n=10. The other beech associated species has smooth spores ...
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1551302
And the similar tea-tree associated C. coneae with some gold colours ...
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1868078

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What

Alpine Mushroom Lichen (Lichenomphalia alpina)

Observer

cooperj

Date

May 15, 2014

Description

Not associated with sphagnum bogs and in drier areas. L. alpina sensu NZ and not same as northern hemisphere species and not the same as L. chromacea which is also present.

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Oak-loving Bolete (Xerocomellus dryophilus)

Observer

leptonia

Date

January 15, 2018 01:52 PM PST

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What

California Satan's Bolete (Rubroboletus eastwoodiae)

Observer

catchang

Date

December 19, 2017 03:15 PM PST

Description

HUGE!