Journal archives for October 2021

October 01, 2021

Gall Week

With Gall Week beginning tomorrow, I scouted some of the local creosote bushes for galls. There were very few, but other things made up for it. Four caterpillars and a couple of spiders caught my eye. Kinda surprised me to see that many caterpillars living on creosote bush.

Posted on October 01, 2021 03:22 AM by stevejones stevejones | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 21, 2021

New project

While searching for Asphondylia galls I often run across other creatures associated with creosote bushes. These may be eggs (stalked lacewing eggs are common finds), caterpillars, hoppers, beetles or other insects, spiders, or unknown items such as this one:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13286147

Posted on October 21, 2021 12:50 AM by stevejones stevejones | 2 comments | Leave a comment

New creosote bush project

In the process of searching for creosote bush galls I stumble upon many other creatures that utilize creosote bushes. It occurred to me to set up a companion project to the creosote bush galls project focusing on those miscellaneous creatures. Organisms Associated with Creosote Bushes is a place to put those observations. Spiders, grasshoppers, tree hoppers, caterpillars, beetles, ants, galls (except for the known species of Asphondylia gall) and other creatures can be included there. For obvious reasons this is a traditional project to which the observations are added manually (rather than automatically as with the creosote bush gall project). There is one required field, Type of Association with Plant; select the most appropriate response from the menu.

Posted on October 21, 2021 02:19 PM by stevejones stevejones | 5 comments | Leave a comment