Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Taxa seen for the first time up to 2018

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Prociphilus sp.
17 Oct 2018

Swarms of these flying around today.

Body length ~ 3mm

BugGuide ID

323
Castianeira sp.
(Ant-mimic Sac Spiders)
17 Sep 2018
322
Passaloecus sp.
(Picket-boring Aphid Wasps)
15 Sep 2018
321
Braconinae
14 Sep 2018
size 1 cm
320
Ectemnius cephalotes
(Large Ectemnius)
14 Sep 2018
Spruce stump
319
Ectemnius ruficornis
14 Sep 2018

Spruce stump

matthias22 matthias22: Female clypeus golden, tergum 1 with spots

318
Iphthiminus serratus
(Serrated Darkling Beetle)
14 Sep 2018
317
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
Nesting at spruce stump
316
Ammophila sp.
(Thread-waisted Sand Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
315
Sympetrum pallipes
(Striped Meadowhawk)
4 Sep 2018
314
Philanthus gibbosus
(Hump-backed Beewolf)
15 Aug 2018
313
Xestoleptura crassipes
14 Aug 2018
312
Tachytes sp.
(Sand-loving Wasps)
13 Aug 2018
311
Larinus curtus
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
31 Jul 2018
310
Bombus californicus
(Bumble Bees)
29 Jul 2018
309
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
29 Jul 2018
308
Krombeinopyga pumila
28 Jul 2018

Captured leaving trap nest at bee hotel. Cooled, photographed, and released.

7 mm

307
Monodontomerus sp.
28 Jul 2018
Hanging out at the bee hotel ~ 3 mm
306
Gymnosporangium globosum
(Juniper-hawthorn Rust)
28 Jul 2018
On Douglas Hawthorn leaves 5 - 7 mm tall
305
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
25 Jul 2018
Lurking at the bee hotel
304
Bombus griseocollis
(Brown-belted Bumble Bee)
24 Jul 2018
On a Hollyhock flower
303
Exitianus exitiosus
(Gray Lawn Leafhopper)
15 Jul 2018
302
Megachile rotundata
(Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee)
15 Jul 2018
301
Hoplitis albifrons
(White-fronted Small-Mason)
15 Jul 2018
Inspecting a drilled hole in a spruce stump
300
Leucospis affinis
15 Jul 2018
299
Megachile angelarum
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018

Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.

Length 10 mm

298
Trypoxylon sp.
Subgenus: Trypargilum
14 Jul 2018
Caught when leaving a hole in a spruce stump. It had briefly inspected several holes before entering the one in which it was caught. Cooled, photographed, and released. (Before I could get enough pictures!)
297
Heriades sp.
Subgenus: Neotrypetes
(Armored-Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving small beetle(?) hole in spruce stump. Length 6 mm
296
Megachile pugnata
(Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump. Length 17 mm
295
Wroughtonia sp.
11 Jul 2018
294
Bombus appositus
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
11 Jul 2018
23 mm
293
Archips argyrospila
(Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth)
9 Jul 2018
Length 11 mm
292
Macaria lorquinaria
(Lorquin's Angle)
9 Jul 2018
291
Forficula auricularia
(European Earwig)
8 Jul 2018
Found on peach pit bought at the Farmers' Market
290
Neurocolpus sp.
7 Jul 2018
289
Phylloecus trimaculatus
(Rose Shoot Sawfly)
6 Jul 2018
288
Lestica sp.
5 Jul 2018
Captured while leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.
287
Papilio multicaudata
(Two-tailed Swallowtail)
4 Jul 2018
286
Lachninae
(Giant Aphids)
4 Jul 2018

3 mm

I caught an aphid wasp (possibly Pemphredon) returning to its nest in a rotting log. This was its prey.

285
Macrosiphum rosae
(Rose Aphid)
3 Jul 2018
On a rose stem
284
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
3 Jul 2018
283
Chrysolina sp.
Subgenus: Hypericia
2 Jul 2018
282
Hypericum perforatum
(Common St. John's Wort)
2 Jul 2018
281
Euodynerus foraminatus
1 Jul 2018
280
Systoechus sp.
(Woolly Bee Flies)
30 Jun 2018
BugGuide ID Systoechus - Female
279
Brachymeria sp.
30 Jun 2018
278
Dermacentor sp.
(Dermacentor)
28 Jun 2018
5 mm Probably picked up at the University of Idaho Arboretum when I visited today BugGuide: prob. D. andersoni....BUT need to see the spiracular plate to be sure
277
Rhionaeschna multicolor
(Blue-eyed Darner)
23 Jun 2018
276
Argia vivida
(Vivid Dancer)
22 Jun 2018
275
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
22 Jun 2018
274
Parancistrocerus sp.
(Parancistrocerus)
21 Jun 2018
273
Pristaulacus sp.
19 Jun 2018
272
Phymatodes dimidiatus
19 Jun 2018
271
Perithous scurra neomexicanus
17 Jun 2018
Body length ~ 13 mm "This is likely Perithous scurra neomexicanus, the western subspecies. The host is an aphid wasp in the genus Pemphredon. BugGuide That makes sense since these wasps are hanging out around several Pemphredon tunnels in an ol ...
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Psenini
15 Jun 2018

~12 mm

Entered hole in an old log. Captured as it was leaving. Cooled and photographed.

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Gasteruption sp.
15 Jun 2018

~ 13 mm

Patrolling spruce stump. Caught, cooled, and photographed.

BugGuide ID: Gasteruption assectator or kirbii

268
Chrysis sp.
(Chrysis)
14 Jun 2018

Captured on spruce stump, cooled and photographed.

Length 9 mm

267
Gyponana sp.
Subgenus: Gyponana
12 Jun 2018
266
Coenonympha california neomexicanus
(Common Ringlet)
11 Jun 2018
265
Enallagma carunculatum neomexicanus
(Tule Bluet)
7 Jun 2018
Male
264
Dactylis glomerata neomexicanus
(Orchard Grass)
7 Jun 2018
263
Aedes sierrensis neomexicanus
(Western Treehole Mosquito)
6 Jun 2018
262
Megachile melanophaea neomexicanus
(Black-and-gray Leafcutter Bee)
1 Jun 2018
261
Ceraleptus denticulatus neomexicanus
28 May 2018
260
Plathemis lydia neomexicanus
(Common Whitetail)
28 May 2018
Immature male
259
Melecta sp.
Subgenus: Melecta
(Mourning Bees)
27 May 2018
258
Panurginus sp.
27 May 2018
257
Andrena sp.
Subgenus: Trachandrena
(Mining Bees)
27 May 2018
256
Alaus melanops neomexicanus
(Western Eyed Click Beetle)
25 May 2018
255
Brymblia quadrimaculella neomexicanus
25 May 2018
7 mm
254
Xorides californicus neomexicanus
24 May 2018
Female ovipositing in a spruce stump. The whole process took about 90 minutes.
253
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
24 May 2018
252
Lygaeus kalmii nearcticus
(Small Milkweed Bug)
23 May 2018
251
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
22 May 2018
4 mm
250
Polochrum sp.
22 May 2018
Hanging out on an old spruce stump entering blue orchard bee nest holes
249
Vespula altropilosa nearcticus
(Prairie Yellowjacket)
22 May 2018
Trapped inside house
248
Sapyga sp.
20 May 2018
247
Blera scitula nearcticus
(Western Wood Fly)
20 May 2018
246
Andrena prunorum nearcticus
(Prunus Miner Bee)
16 May 2018
245
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
15 May 2018
244
Rhamphomyia sp.
12 May 2018

There were lots of these on Sticky Geranium flowers.

BugGuide ID

Female

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Platycryptus californicus nearcticus
6 May 2018
242
Nomada crotchii nearcticus
(Crotch's Nomad)
5 May 2018
241
Banchus sp.
5 May 2018

BugGuide, Male

First Banchus iNat observation in Idaho

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Orussus occidentalis nearcticus
(Orussus)
3 May 2018
239
Erodium cicutarium nearcticus
(Redstem Stork's-Bill)
3 May 2018
238
Capsella bursa-pastoris nearcticus
(Shepherd's-Purse)
2 May 2018
237
Lithobiidae
30 Apr 2018
~30 mm
236
Ophion sp.
27 Apr 2018
235
Temnoscheila chlorodia nearcticus
(Pine Trogossitid Beetle)
26 Apr 2018
234
Harpalinae
24 Apr 2018
233
Bombylius major nearcticus
(Greater Bee Fly)
23 Apr 2018
232
Gonia sp.
(Cutworm Flies)
11 Apr 2018
231
Priocnemis oregona nearcticus
9 Apr 2018
230
Cathartes aura nearcticus
(Turkey Vulture)
5 Apr 2018
This is the only Turkey Vulture that I've seen here. A dead Fox Squirrel was run over and this guy was feasting on it.
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Psilopa sp.
29 Mar 2018

~ 3 mm

On common chickweed flower

BugGuide ID

228
Thyanta sp.
18 Jan 2018
227
Kleidocerys resedae nearcticus
(Birch Catkin Bug)
12 Jan 2018
5 degrees C, length ~4 mm, on moss at base of birch tree
226
Culex tarsalis nearcticus
(Western Encephalitis Mosquito)
26 Dec 2017
Mosquito hanging out on the kitchen wall. Length 5 mm
225
Alucita sp.
14 Dec 2017
Small moth on bathroom wall. Length ~ 8 mm
224
Spinus pinus nearcticus
(Pine Siskin)
9 Nov 2017
223
Operophtera bruceata nearcticus
(Bruce Spanworm Moth)
29 Oct 2017
BugGuide ID Winged = ♂ The terminal line is a series of dark SINGLE dots -- a distinctive feature. = Operophtera bruceata (widespread, mostly northern)
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Tromatobia sp.
26 Oct 2017
221
Sargus bipunctatus nearcticus
26 Oct 2017

Found on wheelbarrow next to compost.

BugGuide ID Female

220
Plutella xylostella nearcticus
(Diamondback Moth)
26 Oct 2017
219
Voriini
25 Oct 2017
218
Asemosyrphus polygrammus nearcticus
(Common Sickleleg)
25 Oct 2017
217
Itoplectis conquisitor nearcticus
25 Oct 2017

Female

BugGuide

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Mantis religiosa nearcticus
(European Mantis)
4 Oct 2017
215
Melanoplus bivittatus nearcticus
(Two-striped Grasshopper)
9 Aug 2017
214
Heliothis phloxiphaga nearcticus
(Darker-spotted Straw Moth)
8 Aug 2017
213
Stictoleptura canadensis nearcticus
(Red-shouldered Pine Borer)
7 Aug 2017
212
Archilochus alexandri nearcticus
(Black-chinned Hummingbird)
6 Aug 2017
211
Hesperumia sulphuraria nearcticus
(Sulphur Moth)
28 Jul 2017
210
Hyles lineata nearcticus
(White-lined Sphinx)
17 Jul 2017
209
Polygonia satyrus nearcticus
(Satyr Comma)
13 Jul 2017
208
Hedychrum sp.
(Hedychrum)
9 Jul 2017
207
Toxomerus occidentalis nearcticus
(Western Calligrapher)
7 Jul 2017
206
Epicauta puncticollis nearcticus
(Burning Blister Beetles)
5 Jul 2017
205
Medetera sp.
(Woodpecker Flies)
3 Jul 2017

Tiny fly (~2 mm) on side of tomato garden

BugGuide ID

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Anthrenus verbasci nearcticus
(Varied Carpet Beetle)
3 Jul 2017
203
Polix coloradella nearcticus
(Skunk Moth)
1 Jul 2017
202
Cerceris sp.
(Typical Weevil Wasps and Allies)
1 Jul 2017
201
Dolichovespula arenaria nearcticus
(Common Aerial Yellowjacket)
1 Jul 2017
200
Synanthedon bibionipennis nearcticus
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
29 Jun 2017
Female
199
Lepturobosca chrysocoma nearcticus
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
24 Jun 2017
198
Bombus flavidus nearcticus
(Yellowish Cuckoo Bumble Bee)
24 Jun 2017
197
Anastrangalia laetifica nearcticus
(Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle)
22 Jun 2017
196
Rumex acetosella nearcticus
(Sheep's Sorrel)
21 Jun 2017
195
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
21 Jun 2017

On a Lewis Flax flower

BugGuide ID

194
Anaspis atrata nearcticus
(Black False Flower Beetle)
18 Jun 2017
Lots of these beetles on mallow-leaf ninebark flowers
193
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
18 Jun 2017
BugGuide ID: Prey - Halictus female
192
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
17 Jun 2017
191
Balaustium sp.
(Sidewalk Mites)
17 Jun 2017
~ 1 mm On Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum) flowers BugGuide ID Possibly Balaustium (Erythraeidae), as it looks very much like this photo: https://bugguide.net/node/view/922372
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Eucera sp.
Subgenus: Synhalonia
16 Jun 2017
189
Geranium pusillum nearcticus
(Small-flowered Crane's-Bill)
16 Jun 2017
188
Tenthredo sp.
(Tenthredo)
15 Jun 2017
187
Eristalis nemorum nearcticus
(Orange-spined Drone Fly)
14 Jun 2017

There is some disagreement about this on iNat.

E. hirta or nemorum?

On Physocarpus malvaceus (Mallow-leaf Ninebark) flowers.

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Geum urbanum nearcticus
(Wood Avens)
9 Jun 2017
185
Bombus nevadensis nearcticus
(Nevada Bumble Bee)
8 Jun 2017
184
Hesperis matronalis nearcticus
(Dame's Rocket)
8 Jun 2017
183
Platycheirus stegnus nearcticus
(Greater Punctate Sedgesitter)
7 Jun 2017

5 mm, female

Visiting Clarkia pulchella flowers

BugGuide ID

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Agaricus campestris nearcticus
(Meadow Mushroom)
5 Jun 2017

Found in yard while mowing lawn.

cap diameter 15 cm, stem length 12 cm

Gills liquified into black goo after spore ring was made

181
Merodon equestris nearcticus
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
5 Jun 2017
180
Aleochara sp.
5 Jun 2017

4 mm

Found under mushroom while making spore ring

179
Philodromus dispar nearcticus
(Eurasian Running Crab Spider)
26 May 2017
178
Vanessa cardui nearcticus
(Painted Lady)
26 May 2017
177
Dysdera crocata nearcticus
(Woodlouse Spider)
25 May 2017
176
Callipepla californica nearcticus
(California Quail)
24 May 2017
175
Bombus vosnesenskii nearcticus
(Yellow-faced Bumble Bee)
24 May 2017
174
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
23 May 2017
173
Vanessa annabella nearcticus
(West Coast Lady)
23 May 2017
172
Anthrenus scrophulariae nearcticus
(Common Carpet Beetle)
23 May 2017
171
Halictus confusus nearcticus
(Confusing Furrow Bee)
22 May 2017
On a tulip flower
170
Tetramorium immigrans nearcticus
(Immigrant Pavement Ant)
22 May 2017
169
Tibellus sp.
(Slender Crab Spiders)
22 May 2017
168
Tipula sp.
Subgenus: Tipula
(Common Crane Flies)
21 May 2017
167
Oniscus asellus nearcticus
(Common Shiny Woodlouse)
20 May 2017
166
Rhionaeschna californica nearcticus
(Calfornia Darner)
19 May 2017
165
Bassaniana sp.
19 May 2017
164
Scaeva affinis nearcticus
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
18 May 2017
163
Xanthorhoe defensaria nearcticus
18 May 2017
162
Cryptus rufovinctus nearcticus
18 May 2017

Female

BugGuide

First and only iNat observation

161
Leucophora sp.
18 May 2017
160
Poa bulbosa nearcticus
(Bulbous Bluegrass)
15 May 2017
159
Amara familiaris nearcticus
(Social Sun Beetle)
13 May 2017
158
Misumena vatia nearcticus
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
9 May 2017
BugGuide ID Looks to be subadult male
157
Carabus nemoralis nearcticus
(Bronze Ground Beetle)
9 May 2017
156
Deroceras reticulatum nearcticus
(Milky Slug)
9 May 2017
155
Lumbricus terrestris nearcticus
(Common Earthworm)
9 May 2017
154
Oulema sp.
8 May 2017
153
Syrphus opinator nearcticus
(Black-margined Flower Fly)
7 May 2017
152
Agrocybe pediades nearcticus
(Common Fieldcap)
7 May 2017
151
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
7 May 2017
150
Noctua pronuba propinqua
(Large Yellow Underwing)
7 May 2017
149
Dasysyrphus sp.
7 May 2017
Complex Dasysyrphus intrudens
148
Taeniopterygidae
(Winter Stoneflies)
6 May 2017
On side of garage 14 mm from head to wing tip BugGuide ID
147
Emmelina monodactyla propinqua
(Morning-glory Plume Moth)
4 May 2017

23 mm wingspan

On west side of house

146
Camponotus modoc propinqua
(Western Black Carpenter Ant)
4 May 2017
145
Arhyssus scutatus propinqua
3 May 2017
144
Sylvicola sp.
3 May 2017

~ 6 mm

Netted from a swarm in backyard

BugGuide ID left at Anisopodidae

143
Therion sp.
3 May 2017
142
Arion sp.
Subgenus: Mesarion
(Arion Slugs)
1 May 2017
141
Adalia bipunctata propinqua
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
1 May 2017
140
Spilichneumon sp.
30 Apr 2017

~ 25 mm

On front porch. 10 deg C, cloudy and windy

139
Thryomanes bewickii propinqua
(Bewick's Wren)
27 Apr 2017
138
Zonotrichia leucophrys propinqua
(White-crowned Sparrow)
27 Apr 2017
137
Bombus mixtus propinqua
(Fuzzy-horned Bumble Bee)
21 Apr 2017
136
Scathophaga stercoraria propinqua
(Golden Dung Fly)
21 Apr 2017
135
Bombus centralis propinqua
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
21 Apr 2017
On Golden Currant flowers
134
Viola odorata propinqua
(Eurasian Sweet Violet)
21 Apr 2017
133
Stellaria media propinqua
(Common Chickweed)
21 Apr 2017
132
Melanostoma mellinum propinqua
(Variable Duskyface Fly)
21 Apr 2017

On Chickweed (Stellaria media) flower

BugGuide ID

male

131
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
21 Apr 2017
130
Neoneides muticus propinqua
21 Apr 2017
129
Epalpus signifer propinqua
(Early Tachinid Fly)
21 Apr 2017
On Common Chickweed flowers
128
Leptoglossus occidentalis propinqua
16 Mar 2017
127
Accipiter cooperii propinqua
(Cooper's Hawk)
27 Jan 2017
126
Regulus satrapa propinqua
(Golden-crowned Kinglet)
12 Jan 2017
125
Ixoreus naevius propinqua
(Varied Thrush)
10 Jan 2017
124
Bombycilla garrulus propinqua
(Bohemian Waxwing)
10 Jan 2017
Horrible picture, I know. But the flock (~20) flew away before I could get any others.
123
Sciaridae
(Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
10 Jan 2017

Length: 3 mm

The first photo was taken live on inside of window. The second was after I put it in the freezer for a half hour.

122
Coccinella trifasciata propinqua
(Three-banded Lady Beetle)
8 Jan 2017
121
Melospiza melodia propinqua
(Song Sparrow)
2 Jan 2017
120
Chrysoperla sp.
(Common Green Lacewings)
20 Dec 2016
On a Rocky Mountain bristle cone pine in our back yard.
119
Panzeria sp.
16 Oct 2016
118
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
16 Oct 2016
On ground in leaf litter. BugGuide ID
117
Taraxacum officinale propinqua
(Common Dandelion)
16 Oct 2016
116
Salticus scenicus propinqua
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
16 Oct 2016
115
Lucilia sp.
16 Oct 2016
114
Spinus psaltria propinqua
(Lesser Goldfinch)
16 Oct 2016
113
Melanoplus femurrubrum propinqua
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
16 Oct 2016
112
Delphinium ajacis propinqua
(Doubtful Knight's-Spur)
16 Oct 2016
111
Junco hyemalis propinqua
(Dark-eyed Junco)
16 Oct 2016
110
Anthocoris sp.
12 Oct 2016
Small (~3 mm) bug on birch tree
109
Pompilinae
12 Oct 2016
108
Calaphidini
11 Oct 2016
Winged aphid on the bottom of a raspberry leaf
107
Antheminia eurynota remota
10 Oct 2016
On Parsley plant
106
Phormia regina remota
10 Oct 2016
105
Sceliphron caementarium remota
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
10 Oct 2016
104
Rhyparochromus vulgaris remota
8 Oct 2016
103
Eumenes sp.
(Typical Potter Wasps)
2 Oct 2016
102
Pipizinae
(Pitheads & Kin)
2 Oct 2016
101
Lygus sp.
2 Oct 2016
100
Coccinella septempunctata remota
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
2 Oct 2016
99
Pica hudsonia remota
(Black-billed Magpie)
28 Sep 2016
98
Gymnosoma sp.
28 Sep 2016
97
Hylaeus sp.
28 Sep 2016
96
Villa sp.
28 Sep 2016
95
Brochymena sp.
(Rough Stink Bugs)
27 Sep 2016
94
Corvus brachyrhynchos remota
(American Crow)
25 Sep 2016
93
Calopompilus pyrrhomelas remota
24 Sep 2016
On parsley flowers in the garden.
92
Vespula pensylvanica remota
(Western Yellowjacket)
24 Sep 2016
91
Archytas sp.
24 Sep 2016
90
Vespula germanica remota
(German Yellowjacket)
21 Sep 2016
89
Osbornellus borealis remota
20 Sep 2016
88
Bombycilla cedrorum remota
(Cedar Waxwing)
19 Sep 2016
87
Ancistrocerus adiabatus remota
19 Sep 2016
86
Megacyllene robiniae remota
(Locust Borer)
11 Sep 2016
85
Callopistromyia annulipes remota
(Peacock Fly)
10 Sep 2016
On front porch doing his wings-up peacock dance BugGuide ID
84
Euschistus sp.
(Brown Stink Bugs)
7 Sep 2016
83
Nabis sp.
7 Sep 2016
82
Sarcophaga sp.
(Common Flesh Flies)
5 Sep 2016
81
Stenodynerus sp.
(Stenodynerus)
5 Sep 2016
80
Eupeodes fumipennis remota
(Western Aphideater)
5 Sep 2016

On California Poppy flower

BugGuide ID

79
Lestes congener remota
(Spotted Spreadwing)
5 Sep 2016
78
Eristalis hirta remota
(Black-footed Drone Fly)
5 Sep 2016
77
Bombus rufocinctus remota
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
5 Sep 2016
76
Mecaphesa sp.
5 Sep 2016
75
Eristalis tenax remota
(Common Drone Fly)
2 Sep 2016
74
Vespula alascensis remota
(Alaska Yellowjacket)
25 Aug 2016
73
Rhopalapion longirostre remota
(Hollyhock Weevil)
24 Aug 2016

Male

On Hollyhock plant

72
Ancistrocerus albophaleratus remota
(White-banded Potter Wasp)
24 Aug 2016
71
Megalotomus quinquespinosus remota
(Lupine Bug)
21 Aug 2016
70
Buathra perplexa remota
20 Aug 2016

Female

BugGuide

First Idaho iNat observation. I also recorded one at Idler's Rest.

69
Polistes dominula remota
(European Paper Wasp)
20 Aug 2016
Snuck into the house somehow
68
Anthomyia procellaris remota
18 Aug 2016
Several of these flies sit on top of stakes and on raspberry leaves in morning sun. BugGuide ID Female
67
Cercyonis pegala remota
(Common Wood-Nymph)
17 Aug 2016
On a raspberry leaf
66
Buteo swainsoni remota
(Swainson's Hawk)
17 Aug 2016
65
Pero morrisonaria remota
(Morrison's Pero Moth)
16 Aug 2016
Resting on my windowsill. Wingspan 40 mm.
64
Halictus ligatus remota
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
15 Aug 2016
63
Epilobium brachycarpum remota
(Panicled Willowherb)
14 Aug 2016
62
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
14 Aug 2016
Appears to be nesting in a hole bored into an old log.
61
Boisea rubrolineata remota
(Western Boxelder Bug)
13 Aug 2016
60
Ceratina acantha remota
(Small Carpenter Bees)
13 Aug 2016
IDed by Nathaniel Green, WSU PhD student
59
Armadillidium vulgare remota
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
13 Aug 2016
Rolls up into a perfect ball when disturbed.
58
Syritta pipiens remota
(Common Compost Fly)
13 Aug 2016
57
Harmonia axyridis remota
(Asian Lady Beetle)
13 Aug 2016
56
Chrysopa oculata remota
(Stink Lacewings)
12 Aug 2016
Noting the facial markings (esp. reddish Y mark). @jonathan142
55
Colaptes auratus remota
(Northern Flicker)
8 Aug 2016
54
Eratigena agrestis remota
(Hobo Spider)
7 Aug 2016
ID as male hobo spider was confirmed at BugGuide.
53
Pheucticus melanocephalus remota
(Black-headed Grosbeak)
2 Aug 2016
Female
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Haemorhous mexicanus remota
(House Finch)
31 Jul 2016
51
Condylostylus occidentalis remota
31 Jul 2016

Small fly (~4 mm) darting around on surface of raspberry leaves

BugGuide ID

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Sitta canadensis remota
(Red-breasted Nuthatch)
31 Jul 2016
49
Colias eurytheme remota
(Orange Sulphur)
31 Jul 2016
48
Orthotrichaceae
30 Jul 2016
On base of birch trunk, north side
47
Campanula rapunculoides remota
(Creeping Bellflower)
29 Jul 2016
46
Bombus occidentalis remota
(Western Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2016
45
Melissodes sp.
29 Jul 2016
44
Ochlodes sylvanoides remota
(Woodland Skipper)
29 Jul 2016
43
Oxyopes scalaris remota
(Western Lynx Spider)
29 Jul 2016
On tassel of corn plant
42
Bombus vagans remota
(Half-black Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2016
41
Calliphora vicina remota
(Blue Blowfly)
27 Jul 2016
Large fly (~13 mm) on inside window screen.
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Phasianus colchicus remota
(Ring-necked Pheasant)
24 Jul 2016
39
Dryobates pubescens remota
(Downy Woodpecker)
24 Jul 2016
38
Poecile atricapillus remota
(Black-capped Chickadee)
24 Jul 2016
37
Mephitis mephitis remota
(Striped Skunk)
24 Jul 2016
36
Dissosteira carolina remota
(Carolina Grasshopper)
24 Jul 2016
Looks like a Mourning Cloak when flying
35
Phalangium opilio remota
(European Harvestman)
22 Jul 2016
On birch tree trunk
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Hippodamia convergens remota
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
22 Jul 2016
33
Bombus huntii remota
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
22 Jul 2016
32
Lactuca serriola remota
(Prickly Lettuce)
21 Jul 2016
31
Pseudacris regilla remota
(Pacific Chorus Frog)
21 Jul 2016
About 4 cm. Found jumping on steps to the front porch.
30
Zenaida macroura remota
(Mourning Dove)
21 Jul 2016
29
Anthidium manicatum remota
(European Woolcarder Bee)
21 Jul 2016
28
Triepeolus sp.
(Longhorn-cuckoo Bees)
21 Jul 2016
27
Tragopogon dubius remota
(Yellow Salsify)
21 Jul 2016
26
Thamnophis elegans vagrans
(Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)
20 Jul 2016
25
Aphaenogaster occidentalis vagrans
(Spine-waisted Ants)
19 Jul 2016
Under a board next to the compost pile. Length ~ 3mm. BugGuide ID
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Hemipenthes sp.
19 Jul 2016
23
Pieris rapae vagrans
(Cabbage White)
19 Jul 2016
22
Megaloceroea recticornis vagrans
19 Jul 2016
21
Formica neoclara vagrans
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
19 Jul 2016
Nesting under boards on ground near compost.
20
Tanacetum parthenium vagrans
(Feverfew)
18 Jul 2016
Yard weed
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Trifolium repens vagrans
(White Clover)
18 Jul 2016
18
Strymon melinus vagrans
(Gray Hairstreak)
18 Jul 2016
17
Apis mellifera vagrans
(Western Honey Bee)
16 Jul 2016
16
Phyciodes mylitta vagrans
(Mylitta Crescent)
16 Jul 2016
15
Selasphorus calliope vagrans
(Calliope Hummingbird)
13 Jul 2016
Female at feeder
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Autographa californica vagrans
(Alfalfa Looper)
9 Jul 2016
This poor moth was being attacked by ants and could no longer fly. It may Be too far gone to identify, but I thought I'd give it a try. You can see one of the ants on the moth's front leg in the second picture. I took a video and tried to post it, ...
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Sonchus asper vagrans
(Prickly Sowthistle)
9 Jul 2016
12
Malva neglecta vagrans
(Dwarf Mallow)
9 Jul 2016
11
Lapsana communis vagrans
(Nipplewort)
9 Jul 2016
10
Sciurus niger vagrans
(Fox Squirrel)
9 Jul 2016
9
Limax maximus vagrans
(Leopard Slug)
8 Jul 2016
8
Oecanthus sp.
(Common Tree Crickets)
8 Jul 2016
This is either Riley's or Snowy tree cricket - evidenced by the equally sized and spaced white dots on the abdomen, and the black intermittent rings on the antennae. Nymphs cannot be ID'd to species without a close view of the black dots on the front ...
7
Spinus tristis vagrans
(American Goldfinch)
7 Jul 2016
6
Turdus migratorius vagrans
(American Robin)
7 Jul 2016
5
Papilio rutulus vagrans
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
7 Jul 2016
4
Streptopelia decaocto vagrans
(Eurasian Collared-Dove)
7 Jul 2016
3
Passer domesticus vagrans
(House Sparrow)
7 Jul 2016
Male
2
Centrodera spurca vagrans
(Yellow Douglas-fir Borer)
6 Jul 2016
Just hanging out on a raspberry leaf. Doesn't seem to mind having his picture taken. Body length ~ 30 mm
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Dolichovespula maculata vagrans
(Bald-faced Hornet)
6 Jul 2016

This is the first observation from the yard!

I hope to find and identify as many species as possible on our little quarter-acre lot.