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Valley Carpenter Bee Xylocopa varipuncta

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 02:53 PM PDT

Description

On Salvia microphylla Hot Lips

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 02:35 PM PDT

Description

Huge! My only photo. On California poppies, briefly!

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Narcissus Bulb Fly Merodon equestris

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 02:29 PM PDT

Description

On Narcissus (just past bloom here now)

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 02:23 PM PDT

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Blue Orchard Bee Osmia lignaria

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 02:14 PM PDT

Description

Maybe? Perhaps the Western subspecies, but I will leave that to the experts ;-) In cultivated native plants+food plants garden, orchard trees (peaches, plums, apples, etc) present.

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:57 PM PDT

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Common Lagoon Fly Eristalinus aeneus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:54 PM PDT

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:46 PM PDT

Description

Maybe?

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:44 PM PDT

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European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

Observer

anudibranchmom

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April 2, 2020 01:50 PM PDT

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Western Lynx Spider Oxyopes scalaris

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:44 PM PDT

Description

Eating another spider

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Nomad Bees Genus Nomada

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:43 PM PDT

Description

Maybe ruficornis species group? Small yellow markings on either side of the abdomen. https://bugguide.net/node/view/903139
or Nomada maculata (this one from New York looks similar: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-nomad-bee-nomada-maculata-48137269.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=06015C64-60F5-41AC-859C-D12082CF878E&p=95473&n=14&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3Dbar%26st%3D0%26sortby%3D2%26qt%3Dnomad%2520bee%26qt_raw%3Dnomad%2520bee%26qn%3D%26lic%3D3%26edrf%3D0%26mr%3D0%26pr%3D0%26aoa%3D1%26creative%3D%26videos%3D%26nu%3D%26ccc%3D%26bespoke%3D%26apalib%3D%26ag%3D0%26hc%3D0%26et%3D0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3D0%26loc%3D0%26ot%3D0%26imgt%3D0%26dtfr%3D%26dtto%3D%26size%3D0xFF%26blackwhite%3D%26cutout%3D%26archive%3D1%26name%3D%26groupid%3D%26pseudoid%3D%26userid%3D%26id%3D%26a%3D%26xstx%3D0%26cbstore%3D1%26resultview%3DsortbyPopular%26lightbox%3D%26gname%3D%26gtype%3D%26apalic%3D%26tbar%3D1%26pc%3D%26simid%3D%26cap%3D1%26customgeoip%3D%26vd%3D0%26cid%3D%26pe%3D%26so%3D%26lb%3D%26pl%3D0%26plno%3D%26fi%3D0%26langcode%3Den%26upl%3D0%26cufr%3D%26cuto%3D%26howler%3D%26cvrem%3D0%26cvtype%3D0%26cvloc%3D0%26cl%3D0%26upfr%3D%26upto%3D%26primcat%3D%26seccat%3D%26cvcategory%3D*%26restriction%3D%26random%3D%26ispremium%3D1%26flip%3D0%26contributorqt%3D%26plgalleryno%3D%26plpublic%3D0%26viewaspublic%3D0%26isplcurate%3D0%26imageurl%3D%26saveQry%3D%26editorial%3D1%26t%3D0%26edoptin%3D)

These are the only two shots I could get before it zipped away. Other ground-nesting bees in the area. Similar to this one: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/41064449

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Valley Carpenter Bee Xylocopa varipuncta

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 01:38 PM PDT

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anudibranchmom

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April 2, 2020 12:13 PM PDT

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California Flannelbush Fremontodendron californicum

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anudibranchmom

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April 2, 2020 11:41 AM PDT

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

anudibranchmom

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April 2, 2020 11:47 AM PDT

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

anudibranchmom

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April 2, 2020 11:23 AM PDT

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 11:21 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 11:14 AM PDT

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 11:11 AM PDT

Description

Hassling a Red-tailed hawk

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Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Maybe? Facing into the current, about about 1" - 2.5" long in stream about 6-12" depth over gravel. Not mosquitofish, but not sure otherwise.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 2, 2020 10:54 AM PDT

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Genus Arge

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 27, 2020 02:53 PM PDT

Description

Maybe? On grass stem in shade near wild roses.

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 04:38 PM PDT

Description

Black morph common locally.

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Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly Eristalis stipator

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 04:53 PM PDT

Description

Maybe? On Ceonothus

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Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 05:00 PM PDT

Description

On Ceonothus

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Common Lagoon Fly Eristalinus aeneus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 05:01 PM PDT

Description

Maybe?

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Lynx Spiders Family Oxyopidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 05:04 PM PDT

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 05:05 PM PDT

Description

A Pyrobombus? On Ceonothus

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Foothill Carpenter Bee Xylocopa tabaniformis ssp. orpifex

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2020 05:08 PM PDT

Description

On Pride-of-Madiera (Echium candicans)

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