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Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

Autor

lsweet

Fecha

Marzo 27, 2017 02:11 PM PDT

Descripción

Small, approximately 2' tall, multiple branches. Possibly browsed. First spines forming form modified leaves.

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Septiembre 15, 2022 01:48 PM PDT

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Catarina de Siete Puntos (Coccinella septempunctata)

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Mayo 9, 2020 10:37 AM PDT

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Mariquita Convergente (Hippodamia convergens)

Autor

glmory

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Agosto 12, 2017 01:53 PM PDT

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Cascabel de Diamantes Rojos (Crotalus ruber)

Autor

adventurerob

Fecha

Abril 27, 2020 12:07 AM PDT

Descripción

Edge of road - watched and recorded until done swallowing.

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Culebra Nocturna del Desierto (Hypsiglena chlorophaea)

Autor

bamm321

Fecha

Abril 30, 2019 08:46 AM PDT

Descripción

With Side-blotch breakfast

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Garza Blanca (Ardea alba)

Autor

naturebuoy

Fecha

Abril 14, 2016 01:42 AM PDT

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Borrego Cimarrón del Desierto (Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni)

Autor

crtracy

Fecha

Mayo 2018

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jdmore

Fecha

Agosto 18, 2018 09:31 AM PDT

Descripción

Indian chickweed, Mollugo cerviana, California, Inyo County, White Mountains, Beer Creek, Deep Springs Valley watershed, elevation 1579 m (5180 ft).

This area received exceptional monsoon precipitation, with about 2.25 inches 5 weeks prior, and another 1.6 inches 4 weeks prior, to this observation.

Though considered introduced in this region, this annual species only appears after exceptional warm-season rains, and seems as well-integrated into the local flora as many of the other local native monsoon-triggered annual species.

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Gran Chinche del Algodoncillo (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

Autor

bamm321

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Mayo 23, 2019 02:11 PM PDT

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yetikat

Fecha

Octubre 1, 2016 04:24 PM PDT

Descripción

Larvae with parasitoid Wasp pupae.
These images are cross-posted.
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bamm321

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Abril 15, 2022 11:06 AM PDT

Descripción

15x macro

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dkoops22

Fecha

Abril 27, 2019 07:32 AM PDT

Descripción

PS: I did not have a GPS when I took this picture—taken with an old camera. The camera doesn’t have a clock either. It was taken somewhere on the CA Riding and Hiking Trail on the way to Quail Mountain—where, I do not know....hence this and all following observations are just put at the trailhead.

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Insectos (Clase Insecta)

Autor

cae1

Fecha

Diciembre 13, 2019 02:50 PM PST

Descripción

Gall on sweetbush.

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kschnei

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Febrero 27, 2021 11:30 AM PST

Descripción

I found this 13-mm fuzzy, spongy white-tan stem gall on Artemisia tridentata and collected it. An adult female gall midge (Cecidomyiidae) emerged on 5 March 2021 and was preserved in ethanol. I will try to make a slide mount later. I unfortunately did not keep the gall. I guess this could be the gall of R. nucula versus pomum?

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Mariposa Azufre Sin Nubes (Phoebis sennae)

Autor

susanmf

Fecha

Noviembre 10, 2018 12:00 PM PST

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Tarántulas Y Parientes (Suborden Mygalomorphae)

Autor

merav

Fecha

Diciembre 27, 2021 01:05 PM PST

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cae1

Fecha

Diciembre 18, 2020 03:24 PM PST

Descripción

Ants were attending to a mealybug on a brittlebush leaf. When tapped by the ants, the mealybug released honeydew that the ants drank. The mealybug observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66757052.

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mhedin

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Enero 16, 2021 12:03 PM PST

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Riversidian coastal sage scrub, road banks

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mhedin

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Enero 16, 2021 12:19 PM PST

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N-facing road banks, CSS habitat

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mhedin

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Enero 17, 2021 11:49 AM PST

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N-facing banks with stable soils

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mhedin

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Enero 16, 2021 12:13 PM PST

Descripción

N-facing road banks, CSS habitat

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Aguililla Cola Roja (Buteo jamaicensis)

Autor

finatic

Fecha

Junio 16, 2012 10:27 AM PDT

Descripción

San Diego County, California, US

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Falsa Coralillo del Noroeste (Lampropeltis californiae)

Autor

bigtom412

Fecha

Noviembre 4, 2018 12:00 PM PST

Descripción

One snake eating the other at Joshua Tree. Damn nature, you scary.

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susanmf

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Abril 12, 2021 08:58 AM PDT

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glmory

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Septiembre 16, 2018 11:58 AM PDT

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jaykeller

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Junio 17, 2017 01:32 PM PDT

Descripción

Aphids attacking Corallorhiza maculata, which point to this species per the website below: www.aphidsonworldsplants.info/C_HOSTS_Coe_Cou.htm

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Mayo 11, 2019 10:56 AM UTC

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cae1

Fecha

Enero 1, 2020 08:22 AM PST

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On Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) leaf.

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cae1

Fecha

Febrero 11, 2019 06:50 PM PST

Descripción

Gall on brittle bush.

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Arañas Cangrejo (Familia Thomisidae)

Autor

susanmf

Fecha

Julio 19, 2021 12:50 PM PDT

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Arañas Cangrejo (Familia Thomisidae)

Autor

susanmf

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Julio 22, 2021 06:39 AM PDT

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Avispas Caza Tarántulas (Género Pepsis)

Autor

runningvegan

Fecha

Julio 30, 2019

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Avispas Caza Tarántulas (Género Pepsis)

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Agosto 22, 2019 05:48 PM CEST

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Avispa Caza Tarántulas de Thisbe (Pepsis thisbe)

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Julio 9, 2004 08:36 AM PDT

Descripción

Believe wing veins suggest Pepsis, not sure of species

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Avispas Caza Tarántulas (Género Pepsis)

Autor

o_lidenbrock

Fecha

Abril 28, 2021 11:13 AM JST

Descripción

I got stung by the tarantula hawk 8x. I did some online research on how bad the sting is supposed to be. Some sources say it’s one of the most painful insect stings. Others say it is pretty average. So I wanted to see for myself how painful it actually is. It was difficult to coerce the wasp to sting me. I would rank the immediate pain a 3 out of 10. 10 being kicking and screaming. The next day there was a lot of swelling, mild pain, redness, soreness and itching. The sting is kind of hard to describe. I have heard people say that it feels like a hot iron and that it is excruciating pain for 5 minutes. In my experience the pain was very mild and lasted for around 1 minute. Actually stinging yourself is pretty nerve racking especially since they do not want to sting you. I have had worse stings. And if anyone has the chance to get stung by this wasp themselves, I recommend they do. It is pretty unique. Maybe everyone reacts differently to the sting or people overreact online to get views and dramatize their reactions. I’m very glad I was able to experience the sting for myself. Observing the wasp was very satisfying. The colors were magnificent on it. And they are just cool creatures with a unique lifecycle.

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susanmf

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Junio 16, 2020 05:50 AM PDT

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david99

Fecha

Febrero 22, 2021 01:08 PM HST

Descripción

On a yellow flowered Chuparosa

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Abejorro Carpintero de Sonora (Xylocopa sonorina)

Autor

bamm321

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Abril 14, 2019 08:51 AM PDT

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lbyrley

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Octubre 18, 2020 05:19 PM PDT

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Abeja Melífera Europea (Apis mellifera)

Autor

susanmf

Fecha

Abril 12, 2021 07:58 AM PDT

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Abeja Melífera Europea (Apis mellifera)

Autor

dgrimmphd

Fecha

Marzo 12, 2021 12:38 PM PST

Descripción

Palm Springs, Oswit Canyon, Coachella Valley, Riverside County, California

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tchester

Fecha

Agosto 21, 2012 05:36 PM PDT

Descripción

Lower Long Valley Creek is the only known location of this species at San Jacinto Mountain. There appear to be many individuals in its canyon when it turns east and begins to drop precipitously, but that is a dangerous place to explore, now posted with "Do Not Enter" signs due to the hazards.

Fortunately, there are three shrubs in the south tributary from Hidden Divide that are easy to get to, shown in this and the previous observation. But they are easy to miss unless you are looking for them!

Hall found a single specimen in his 1902 survey of San Jacinto, saying it was in a "canyon of the east side below Round Valley at an estimated altitude of 7500 to 8000 feet." Hall was probably a bit confused as to where he was, since this is at 8300 feet elevation near Long Valley Creek.

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wiley1

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Junio 24, 2022 12:50 PM PDT

Descripción

Stems have sections that are thick. Gall?

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Enebro de Baja California (Juniperus californica)

Autor

anewmark

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Septiembre 24, 2021 09:19 AM PDT

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Junio 28, 2022 10:17 AM PDT

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Plantas con Flores (Subfilo Angiospermae)

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Abril 17, 2022 01:29 PM PDT

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stappon

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Abril 11, 2022 10:27 AM PDT

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tchester

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Junio 13, 2022 05:04 PM PDT

Descripción

This is one of the largest stands of L. latifolius parishii at SnJt. You can see that plants from this year are in a smaller area than dead stalks from a previous year. I think the patch was bigger yet years ago.

The whole patch disappeared in one recent drought year, but came back.

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tchester

Fecha

Junio 18, 2022 11:37 AM PDT

Descripción

This is the first of 27 posts of the plants that have been called D. abramsii abramsii from three different locations in the Kenworthy Area of San Jacinto Mountain. All the plants seemed identical in the field.

Relative to the first location, the second location is 0.1 mile (160 m) west / northwest, and the third location is 1.95 miles (3.14 m) northeast.

There are 7 posts from the first location; 6 posts from the second location; and 14 posts from the third location, which spanned a larger area than the first two locations. In the third location, all of the posts except two were within 300 feet (90 m) of each other, with two posts 0.21 miles (340 m) away.

There are 12 vouchers of D. abramsii abramsii from the three locations posted here, plus two nearby locations that have the same geologic substrate as these three locations. The last three Dudleya experts, Reid Moran, Ken Nagai, and Stephen McCabe, all have determined these plants as D. abramsii abramsii.

The plants appear to fit D. abramsii abramsii except for two characteristics.

First, their corolla color is different from the plants in San Diego County. The corolla of these plants is the same bright yellow as the much more abundant D. saxosa that grows in different geologic formations in the surrounding area, not whitish yellow with red striations along the petal midrib.

Second, the habitat in which they grow is quite different. All of the plants were growing in the same geologic formation, the alluvial Bautista Formation consisting of a matrix of large rock fragments up to ~20 cm or so, mixed with smaller large rock fragments, sand and dirt. This habitat is very different from the "rocky crevices" of plants in San Diego County. The following post shows a typical example of the exposed Bautista Formation in its first pix:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/122609535

It is possible that these plants are an undescribed taxon, but for now, it seems best to place them under D. abramsii abramsii, following the lead of the Dudleya experts that have examined them. That also makes it much easier to find all the iNat obs of these plants.

Every plant we saw was very small, with rosettes of 3 cm tall x 3 cm wide or smaller, with almost all having ascending to erect leaves. And most rosettes were completely dried up! I'm very curious as to how these plants recover to produce new rosettes next year.

For a picture of a fresh rosette of one plant in this same location, see:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46457151

The vast majority of the plants were growing within other plants, making the rosettes unavailable to be eaten by deer or cows, and very difficult for us to see and photograph. This is probably the result of heavy grazing pressure from cows that are allowed to graze here. In one area, there are huge numbers of prickly pear cactus and Gutierrezia sarothrae, the only plants cows don't eat, in what was a probably a heavily-overgrazed area.

The inflorescences of these plants were all small, 14 to 28 cm tall, just barely getting above the plants they were growing in.

There were no other Dudleya taxa in the areas we surveyed.

I've tried to make each post contain just the pix from a single plant, but a few posts show several different very nearby plants.

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Enero 4, 2022 01:51 PM PST

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Nopal de Chihuahua (Opuntia phaeacantha)

Autor

wildgifts

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Junio 1, 2022 02:40 PM PDT

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Muérdago del Mezquite (Phoradendron californicum)

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Abril 15, 2022 06:43 AM PDT

Descripción

This is growing in Jojoba

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Alcanfores Y Arnicas (Género Adenophyllum)

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anca14

Fecha

Mayo 18, 2019 03:08 PM PDT

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tchester

Fecha

Mayo 18, 2022 02:18 PM PDT

Descripción

A lucky find when I saw down to photograph the Diplacus fremontii here!

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cwbarrows

Fecha

Abril 25, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

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tchester

Fecha

Mayo 13, 2022 03:51 PM PDT

Descripción

This and its companion plants across the road/trail are the lowest A.p. desertica on this road/trail. The companion plants:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117406279

In the field, this plant had an obvious burl.

Note the glabrescent ovary.

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tchester

Fecha

Mayo 13, 2022 03:27 PM PDT

Descripción

This is on the other side of the road/trail from this plant:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117405856

It wasn't showing any ovaries in the field, so I removed one flower part to show the glabrescent ovary.

There were a group of ~6 plants in this location, all with burls.

I failed to take pix of the entire plants, which I'll try to remedy on 18 May 2022.

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Marzo 2016

Descripción

Seen on the Hellhole Canyon Trail to Maidenhair Falls.

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Cardo del Oeste (Cirsium occidentale)

Autor

jakegarcia

Fecha

Mayo 1, 2022 04:47 PM PDT

Descripción

Thistle had multiple conjoined buds at the dip and a wide flat stem

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lagoondon

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Mayo 3, 2022 06:01 PM PDT

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Alicoche Fresa (Echinocereus engelmannii ssp. engelmannii)

Autor

lagoondon

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Mayo 3, 2022 05:46 PM PDT

Descripción

This is a large field of Echinocereus, and there is no way this is the same as the desert species.

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Chirrionera Rayada (Masticophis lateralis)

Autor

cwbarrows

Fecha

Julio 3, 2014

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Sapo de Puntos Rojos (Anaxyrus punctatus)

Autor

cwbarrows

Fecha

Septiembre 11, 2012

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Lagartija de Collar de Baja California (Crotaphytus vestigium)

Autor

cwbarrows

Fecha

Marzo 17, 2016

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Margaritas, Achicorias, Cardos Y Parientes (Familia Asteraceae)

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joeysantore

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Marzo 25, 2017 12:00 PM PDT

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cwbarrows

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Julio 13, 2018 12:56 PM PDT

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Pingüica (Arctostaphylos pungens)

Autor

cwbarrows

Fecha

Julio 13, 2018 09:03 AM PDT

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Chacahuala del Noroeste (Sauromalus ater)

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smcameron

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Marzo 24, 2022 11:42 AM PDT

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Munching down on some Shrubby Deervetch flowers

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cae1

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Marzo 26, 2021 01:36 PM PDT

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On Spanish needle.

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eogren

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Marzo 11, 2022 11:28 AM PST

Descripción

@cwbarrows Is this fagonia hypochromic?

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rbelshee

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Febrero 15, 2022 12:38 PM PST

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Biznagas Y Parientes (Tribu Cacteae)

Autor

eogren

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Marzo 6, 2022 10:06 AM PST

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Yuca de Mojave (Yucca schidigera)

Autor

mcloudhughes

Fecha

Febrero 1, 2021 04:02 PM PST

Descripción

Clonal ring

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eogren

Fecha

Febrero 11, 2022 04:00 PM UTC

Descripción

Host plant: Bristle Sage (Salvia vaseyi)
Photographs by University of CA-Riverside, Palm Desert, Center for Conservation Biology, entomologist, Scott A Heacox. @sheacox

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Cacomixtle Norteño (Bassariscus astutus)

Autor

fodmrick52

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Febrero 3, 2022 10:57 AM PST

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desertratttt

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Enero 2022

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Choya de Baja California (Cylindropuntia bernardina)

Autor

mcloudhughes

Fecha

Enero 11, 2021 02:32 PM PST

Descripción

Current name of this species is Cylindropuntia bernardina.

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ngraver

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Marzo 22, 2019 02:07 PM MDT

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rbelshee

Fecha

Mayo 29, 2020 01:48 PM PDT

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Enebro de Baja California (Juniperus californica)

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Enero 13, 2022 11:26 AM PST

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sshigenaga

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Enero 2022

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susanmf

Fecha

Enero 2, 2022 09:25 AM HST

Descripción

Host = Rhus ovata

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Piñón de Una Hoja (Pinus monophylla)

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Enero 8, 2022 12:59 PM PST

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cwbarrows

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Junio 13, 2017 08:56 PM PDT

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Insectos Alados (Subclase Pterygota)

Autor

eogren

Fecha

Diciembre 31, 2021 04:25 AM UTC

Descripción

@susanmf @nancyasquith Please ID. The host plant was so dried that I’m unable to identify it. The gall looks similar to Willow Pinecone Gall Midge, and yet different. Upper Carrizo Canyon, off CA-74, elevation approximately 2,400’