Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Taxa seen for the first time up to 2021

447
Falco columbarius
(Merlin)
16 Dec 2021
I saw a merlin (maybe the same one) on a walk a few days ago. This morning (16 December 21) I saw one while shoveling snow and managed to get a picture of it.
446
Ramazzottius sp.
9 Dec 2021
From moss on a log
445
Philodinidae
8 Dec 2021
In a backyard puddle
444
Scatella sp.
8 Nov 2021

~4 mm.

On basil plant in house.

443
Haematococcus lacustris
5 Nov 2021
442
Cephalobidae
28 Oct 2021
Birdbath/hay infusion
441
Nymphalis californica
(California Tortoiseshell)
23 Sep 2021
440
Nymphalis antiopa
(Mourning Cloak)
14 Aug 2021
439
Thecophora propinqua
8 Aug 2021
438
Bruchus pisorum
(Pea Weevil)
1 Jul 2021
437
Coleophora sp.
(Casebearers)
22 Jun 2021
On raspberry leaf
436
Doratura stylata
8 Jun 2021
435
Perithous scurra pleuralis
5 Jun 2021
434
Phanias sp.
27 May 2021
~ 9 mm
433
Platypezidae
(Flat-footed Flies)
22 May 2021
432
Eris militaris pleuralis
(Bronze Jumping Spider)
22 May 2021
431
Mallota sackeni pleuralis
(Brown-haltered Mimic Fly)
17 May 2021
430
Phasia sp.
17 May 2021
429
Ampedus behrensi pleuralis
15 May 2021
428
Osmia montana pleuralis
(Mason Bees)
13 May 2021
427
Pelegrina aeneola pleuralis
(Coppered White-cheeked Jumping Spider)
1 May 2021
On compost bin.
426
Carpophilinae
29 Apr 2021
On compost bin 3 mm
425
Listrus sp.
28 Apr 2021
424
Phyllotreta sp.
28 Apr 2021
423
Tomocerinae
26 Apr 2021
In compost ~ 3 mm
422
Scatopsinae
26 Apr 2021
In compost ~ 3 mm
421
Lacon rorulentus pleuralis
23 Apr 2021

I caught one, cooled it down, and took a picture of it's ventral side.

I thought it was dead since it didn't move at all - and then it clicked into the air and got away.

length 14 mm

420
Sepsidae
(Black Scavenger Flies)
16 Apr 2021
419
Glischrochilus fasciatus pleuralis
(Picnic Beetle)
3 Apr 2021
In compost pile, 7 mm
418
Hadrobregmini
2 Apr 2021
~ 3 mm, on side of compost bin
417
Eurygaster sp.
1 Apr 2021
10 mm
416
Cryptops sp.
(Cave Centipedes)
28 Mar 2021

20 mm long, 1.5 mm wide.

Under board on top of soil.

415
Chilocorus sp.
(Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles)
20 Mar 2021
under board
414
Deroceras laeve pleuralis
(Meadow Slug)
20 Mar 2021
Under board
413
Orchesella villosa pleuralis
20 Mar 2021
Under board
412
Blaniulidae
(Thin Snake Millipedes)
20 Mar 2021
Under log
411
Chironomus sp.
18 Mar 2021
410
Buteo jamaicensis pleuralis
(Red-tailed Hawk)
11 Mar 2021
409
Agelaius phoeniceus pleuralis
(Red-winged Blackbird)
2 Mar 2021
408
Alces alces pleuralis
(Moose)
20 Feb 2021
407
Saissetia coffeae pleuralis
(Hemispherical Scale)
1 Feb 2021

On a chokecherry stem

First iNat observation in Idaho

406
Haemorhous cassinii pleuralis
(Cassin's Finch)
28 Jan 2021
405
Dicyrtomina sp.
1 Dec 2020
On snow, ~ 3 mm, 2 deg C
404
Triphosa haesitata pleuralis
(Tissue Moth)
17 Nov 2020
On wall in bathroom
403
Chlorochroa sp.
Subgenus: Chlorochroa
12 Oct 2020
402
Pollenia vagabunda pleuralis
(Vagabond Cluster Fly)
6 Oct 2020
401
Niesthrea sp.
4 Oct 2020
400
Tripleurospermum inodorum pleuralis
(Scentless Mayweed)
29 Sep 2020
399
Fieberiella lorii pleuralis
(Privet Leafhopper)
27 Sep 2020
398
Physiphora alceae pleuralis
27 Sep 2020
On spruce stump, ~ 4 mm BugGuide ID
397
Mythimna unipuncta pleuralis
(Armyworm Moth)
25 Sep 2020
396
Philaenus spumarius pleuralis
(Meadow Spittlebug)
21 Sep 2020
395
Pyralis farinalis pleuralis
(Meal Moth)
19 Sep 2020
On bathroom towel, 16 mm wingspan
394
Choreutis pariana pleuralis
(Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth)
17 Sep 2020
393
Tharsalea helloides pleuralis
(Purplish Copper)
6 Sep 2020
392
Cylindromyia sp.
6 Sep 2020
391
Prionyx sp.
6 Sep 2020
390
Chalcophora angulicollis pleuralis
(Western Sculptured Pine Borer)
25 Aug 2020
On spruce stump, ~ 30 mm
389
Anthophora urbana pleuralis
(Urbane Digger Bee)
21 Aug 2020
On a hollyhock flower
388
Trypoxylon sp.
Subgenus: Trypoxylon
5 Aug 2020
On raspberry leaf
387
Harmostes sp.
5 Aug 2020
386
Medicago lupulina pleuralis
(Black Medick)
19 Jul 2020
385
Burnsius communis pleuralis
(New World Checkered-Skippers)
16 Jul 2020
384
Pseudomalus auratus pleuralis
8 Jul 2020
383
Hesperia juba pleuralis
(Juba Skipper)
1 Jul 2020
382
Polygonum aviculare pleuralis
(Prostrate Knotweed)
27 Jun 2020
381
Forficula dentata pleuralis
25 Jun 2020
380
Crioceris duodecimpunctata pleuralis
(Spotted Asparagus Beetle)
22 Jun 2020
379
Symmorphus sp.
(Symmorphus)
18 Jun 2020
378
Molorchus ongicollis pleuralis
18 Jun 2020

On Mallow-leaf Ninebark leaf. I caught it in a vial, cooled it down in the fridge, and photographed and posted it on iNaturalist.

It was IDed that night by Merrill Peterson (author of Pacific Northwest Insects ).

377
Eulonchus tristis pleuralis
(Dusky Sapphire)
11 Jun 2020
A Jeweled Spider Fly in subfamily Panopinae (tarantula flies) Identified by Merrill Peterson, author of Pacific Northwest Insects ZooKeys: Jewelled spider flies of North America (Diptera, Acroceridae) ...
376
Neoclytus muricatulus pleuralis
11 Jun 2020
375
Chrysoteuchia topiarius pleuralis
(Topiary Grass-Veneer)
10 Jun 2020
On grass in lawn. length ~ 1 cm
374
Sphaerophoria contigua pleuralis
(Tufted Globetail)
4 Jun 2020
373
Bombus insularis pleuralis
(Indiscriminate Cuckoo Bumble Bee)
3 Jun 2020
372
Agapostemon virescens pleuralis
(Bicolored Striped Sweat Bee)
2 Jun 2020
371
Perizoma costiguttata pleuralis
2 Jun 2020
370
Formica obscuripes pleuralis
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
30 May 2020
369
Spizella passerina pleuralis
(Chipping Sparrow)
29 May 2020
368
Veronica arvensis pleuralis
(Corn Speedwell)
28 May 2020
367
Cosmopepla uhleri pleuralis
28 May 2020
~ 5 mm
366
Sphaerophoria sulphuripes pleuralis
(Forked Globetail)
28 May 2020
365
Crabro latipes pleuralis
(Shield-handed Wasps)
27 May 2020
364
Baridini
24 May 2020
363
Chloropinae
(Grass Flies)
23 May 2020
362
Phidippus audax pleuralis
(Bold Jumping Spider)
23 May 2020
361
Bibio sp.
(March Flies)
23 May 2020
On a parsley plant, ~ 10 mm
360
Agrocybe acericola pleuralis
22 May 2020
359
Callibaetis ferrugineus hageni
(Red Speckled Dun)
16 May 2020
358
Cosmopepla intergressa hageni
9 May 2020
357
Eupeodes volucris hageni
(Large-tailed Aphideater)
7 May 2020
356
Sturnus vulgaris hageni
(European Starling)
4 May 2020
355
Anthaxia sp.
Subgenus: Melanthaxia
2 May 2020
354
Orussus thoracicus hageni
(Orussus)
28 Apr 2020
353
Agonopterix alstroemeriana hageni
(Poison Hemlock Moth)
26 Apr 2020
352
Lamium amplexicaule hageni
(Henbit Deadnettle)
24 Apr 2020
351
Andrena sp.
Subgenus: Melandrena
(Mining Bees)
21 Apr 2020
350
Ypsolopha sp.
17 Apr 2020
349
Xerophloea peltata hageni
6 Apr 2020
~ 8 mm
348
Sylvilagus sp.
(Cottontail Rabbits)
6 Jan 2020
347
Gelis sp.
25 Oct 2019

Female

BugGuide

346
Cycloneda polita hageni
(Western Polished Lady Beetle)
25 Oct 2019
345
Parmelia sulcata hageni
(Shield Lichen)
22 Oct 2019
On a European Weeping Birch trunk
344
Pterostichus melanarius hageni
(Rain Beetle)
15 Oct 2019
20 mm
343
Melangyna sp.
(Halfbands)
7 Oct 2019
On Big Sage flowers
342
Achyra rantalis hageni
(Garden Webworm Moth)
7 Sep 2019
341
Araneus gemmoides hageni
(Cat-faced Orbweaver)
3 Sep 2019
340
Dianthidium sp.
Subgenus: Dianthidium
(Pebble Bees)
3 Sep 2019
339
Peleteria iterans hageni
1 Sep 2019
338
Halyomorpha halys hageni
(Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
24 Aug 2019
337
Eristalis arbustorum hageni
(Eurasian Drone Fly)
8 Aug 2019
336
Vespula consobrina hageni
(Blackjacket)
14 Jul 2019
335
Rhagoletis indifferens hageni
(Western Cherry Fruit Fly)
14 Jul 2019
Landed on my wife while she was picking cherries.
334
Setophaga townsendi hageni
(Townsend's Warbler)
28 Apr 2019
333
Gryllus veletis hageni
(Spring Field Cricket)
27 Apr 2019

~ 18 mm

Nymph spring field cricket Gryllus veletus?

332
Cecidomyiidae
(Gall and Forest Midges)
25 Apr 2019
Tiny midge-like insects all over Penstemon leaves
331
Celastrina asheri hageni
(Asher's Blue)
24 Apr 2019
330
Steatoda triangulosa hageni
(Triangulate Combfoot)
23 Apr 2019
Under a board in the garden ~ 7 mm
329
Epermenia sp.
18 Apr 2019
Captured in house 7 mm
328
Campopleginae
17 Apr 2019
About a dozen of these emerged from a Trichiosoma pupa collected on March 31 from a Douglas Hawthorn twig. 8 mm I took them to the Barr Entomological Museum at the University of Idaho for identification. ...
327
Grimmia pulvinata hageni
(Grey-cushioned Grimmia)
14 Apr 2019
On concrete block
326
Theridion sp.
(Typical Cobweb Spiders)
26 Mar 2019
1.5 mm body length Under bark of silver maple tree
325
Sergiolus sp.
16 Mar 2019
On desk. ~ 10 mm body length
324
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 hageni
(Large Ectemnius)
14 Sep 2018
Spruce stump
319
Ectemnius ruficornis hageni
14 Sep 2018

Spruce stump

matthias22 matthias22: Female clypeus golden, tergum 1 with spots

318
Iphthiminus serratus hageni
(Serrated Darkling Beetle)
14 Sep 2018
317
Ammophila sp.
(Thread-waisted Sand Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
316
Isodontia elegans hageni
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
Nesting at spruce stump
315
Sympetrum pallipes hageni
(Striped Meadowhawk)
4 Sep 2018
314
Philanthus gibbosus hageni
(Hump-backed Beewolf)
15 Aug 2018
313
Xestoleptura crassipes hageni
14 Aug 2018
312
Tachytes sp.
(Sand-loving Wasps)
13 Aug 2018
311
Larinus curtus hageni
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
31 Jul 2018
310
Halictus rubicundus hageni
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
29 Jul 2018
309
Bombus californicus hageni
(Bumble Bees)
29 Jul 2018
308
Gymnosporangium globosum hageni
(Juniper-hawthorn Rust)
28 Jul 2018
On Douglas Hawthorn leaves 5 - 7 mm tall
307
Monodontomerus sp.
28 Jul 2018
Hanging out at the bee hotel ~ 3 mm
306
Krombeinopyga pumila hageni
28 Jul 2018

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

7 mm

305
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
25 Jul 2018
Lurking at the bee hotel
304
Bombus griseocollis hageni
(Brown-belted Bumble Bee)
24 Jul 2018
On a Hollyhock flower
303
Megachile rotundata hageni
(Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee)
15 Jul 2018
302
Hoplitis albifrons hageni
(White-fronted Small-Mason)
15 Jul 2018
Inspecting a drilled hole in a spruce stump
301
Leucospis affinis hageni
15 Jul 2018
300
Exitianus exitiosus hageni
(Gray Lawn Leafhopper)
15 Jul 2018
299
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!)
298
Megachile angelarum hageni
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018

Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.

Length 10 mm

297
Megachile pugnata hageni
(Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump. Length 17 mm
296
Heriades sp.
Subgenus: Neotrypetes
(Armored-Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving small beetle(?) hole in spruce stump. Length 6 mm
295
Wroughtonia sp.
11 Jul 2018
294
Bombus appositus hageni
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
11 Jul 2018
23 mm
293
Archips argyrospila hageni
(Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth)
9 Jul 2018
Length 11 mm
292
Macaria lorquinaria hageni
(Lorquin's Angle)
9 Jul 2018
291
Forficula auricularia hageni
(European Earwig)
8 Jul 2018
Found on peach pit bought at the Farmers' Market
290
Neurocolpus sp.
7 Jul 2018
289
Phylloecus trimaculatus hageni
(Rose Shoot Sawfly)
6 Jul 2018
288
Lestica sp.
5 Jul 2018
Captured while leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.
287
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.

286
Papilio multicaudata hageni
(Two-tailed Swallowtail)
4 Jul 2018
285
Macrosiphum rosae hageni
(Rose Aphid)
3 Jul 2018
On a rose stem
284
Tyta luctuosa hageni
(Four-spotted Moth)
3 Jul 2018
283
Hypericum perforatum hageni
(Common St. John's Wort)
2 Jul 2018
282
Chrysolina sp.
Subgenus: Hypericia
2 Jul 2018
281
Euodynerus foraminatus hageni
1 Jul 2018
280
Brachymeria sp.
30 Jun 2018
279
Systoechus sp.
(Woolly Bee Flies)
30 Jun 2018
BugGuide ID Systoechus - Female
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 hageni
(Blue-eyed Darner)
23 Jun 2018
276
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
22 Jun 2018
275
Argia vivida hageni
(Vivid Dancer)
22 Jun 2018
274
Parancistrocerus sp.
(Parancistrocerus)
21 Jun 2018
273
Pristaulacus sp.
19 Jun 2018
272
Phymatodes dimidiatus hageni
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 ...
270
Psenini
15 Jun 2018

~12 mm

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

269
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
Dactylis glomerata neomexicanus
(Orchard Grass)
7 Jun 2018
264
Enallagma carunculatum neomexicanus
(Tule Bluet)
7 Jun 2018
Male
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
Panurginus sp.
27 May 2018
258
Melecta sp.
Subgenus: Melecta
(Mourning Bees)
27 May 2018
257
Andrena sp.
Subgenus: Trachandrena
(Mining Bees)
27 May 2018
256
Brymblia quadrimaculella neomexicanus
25 May 2018
7 mm
255
Alaus melanops neomexicanus
(Western Eyed Click Beetle)
25 May 2018
254
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
24 May 2018
253
Xorides californicus nearcticus
24 May 2018
Female ovipositing in a spruce stump. The whole process took about 90 minutes.
252
Lygaeus kalmii nearcticus
(Small Milkweed Bug)
23 May 2018
251
Vespula altropilosa nearcticus
(Prairie Yellowjacket)
22 May 2018
Trapped inside house
250
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
22 May 2018
4 mm
249
Polochrum sp.
22 May 2018
Hanging out on an old spruce stump entering blue orchard bee nest holes
248
Blera scitula nearcticus
(Western Wood Fly)
20 May 2018
247
Sapyga sp.
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

243
Platycryptus californicus nearcticus
6 May 2018
242
Banchus sp.
5 May 2018

BugGuide, Male

First Banchus iNat observation in Idaho

241
Nomada crotchii nearcticus
(Crotch's Nomad)
5 May 2018
240
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.
229
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)
222
Plutella xylostella nearcticus
(Diamondback Moth)
26 Oct 2017
221
Tromatobia sp.
26 Oct 2017
220
Sargus bipunctatus nearcticus
26 Oct 2017

Found on wheelbarrow next to compost.

BugGuide ID Female

219
Itoplectis conquisitor nearcticus
25 Oct 2017

Female

BugGuide

218
Voriini
25 Oct 2017
217
Asemosyrphus polygrammus nearcticus
(Common Sickleleg)
25 Oct 2017
216
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
Anthrenus verbasci nearcticus
(Varied Carpet Beetle)
3 Jul 2017
204
Medetera sp.
(Woodpecker Flies)
3 Jul 2017

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

BugGuide ID

203
Polix coloradella nearcticus
(Skunk Moth)
1 Jul 2017
202
Dolichovespula arenaria nearcticus
(Common Aerial Yellowjacket)
1 Jul 2017
201
Cerceris sp.
(Typical Weevil Wasps and Allies)
1 Jul 2017
200
Synanthedon bibionipennis nearcticus
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
29 Jun 2017
Female
199
Bombus flavidus nearcticus
(Yellowish Cuckoo Bumble Bee)
24 Jun 2017
198
Lepturobosca chrysocoma nearcticus
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
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
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
18 Jun 2017
BugGuide ID: Prey - Halictus female
193
Anaspis atrata nearcticus
(Black False Flower Beetle)
18 Jun 2017
Lots of these beetles on mallow-leaf ninebark flowers
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
190
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.

186
Geum urbanum nearcticus
(Wood Avens)
9 Jun 2017
185
Hesperis matronalis nearcticus
(Dame's Rocket)
8 Jun 2017
184
Bombus nevadensis nearcticus
(Nevada Bumble Bee)
8 Jun 2017
183
Platycheirus stegnus nearcticus
(Greater Punctate Sedgesitter)
7 Jun 2017

5 mm, female

Visiting Clarkia pulchella flowers

BugGuide ID

182
Merodon equestris nearcticus
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
5 Jun 2017
181
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

180
Aleochara sp.
5 Jun 2017

4 mm

Found under mushroom while making spore ring

179
Vanessa cardui nearcticus
(Painted Lady)
26 May 2017
178
Philodromus dispar nearcticus
(Eurasian Running Crab Spider)
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
Tibellus sp.
(Slender Crab Spiders)
22 May 2017
170
Halictus confusus nearcticus
(Confusing Furrow Bee)
22 May 2017
On a tulip flower
169
Tetramorium immigrans nearcticus
(Immigrant Pavement Ant)
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
Lumbricus terrestris nearcticus
(Common Earthworm)
9 May 2017
157
Misumena vatia nearcticus
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
9 May 2017
BugGuide ID Looks to be subadult male
156
Deroceras reticulatum nearcticus
(Milky Slug)
9 May 2017
155
Carabus nemoralis nearcticus
(Bronze Ground Beetle)
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
Noctua pronuba nearcticus
(Large Yellow Underwing)
7 May 2017
150
Dasysyrphus sp.
7 May 2017
Complex Dasysyrphus intrudens
149
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
7 May 2017
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
Therion sp.
3 May 2017
144
Sylvicola sp.
3 May 2017

~ 6 mm

Netted from a swarm in backyard

BugGuide ID left at Anisopodidae

143
Arhyssus scutatus propinqua
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
Zonotrichia leucophrys propinqua
(White-crowned Sparrow)
27 Apr 2017
138
Thryomanes bewickii propinqua
(Bewick's Wren)
27 Apr 2017
137
Scathophaga stercoraria propinqua
(Golden Dung Fly)
21 Apr 2017
136
Bombus centralis propinqua
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
21 Apr 2017
On Golden Currant flowers
135
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
21 Apr 2017
134
Stellaria media propinqua
(Common Chickweed)
21 Apr 2017
133
Viola odorata propinqua
(Eurasian Sweet Violet)
21 Apr 2017
132
Epalpus signifer propinqua
(Early Tachinid Fly)
21 Apr 2017
On Common Chickweed flowers
131
Neoneides muticus propinqua
21 Apr 2017
130
Bombus mixtus propinqua
(Fuzzy-horned Bumble Bee)
21 Apr 2017
129
Melanostoma mellinum propinqua
(Variable Duskyface Fly)
21 Apr 2017

On Chickweed (Stellaria media) flower

BugGuide ID

male

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
Delphinium ajacis propinqua
(Doubtful Knight's-Spur)
16 Oct 2016
118
Panzeria sp.
16 Oct 2016
117
Spinus psaltria propinqua
(Lesser Goldfinch)
16 Oct 2016
116
Taraxacum officinale propinqua
(Common Dandelion)
16 Oct 2016
115
Salticus scenicus propinqua
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
16 Oct 2016
114
Lucilia sp.
16 Oct 2016
113
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
16 Oct 2016
On ground in leaf litter. BugGuide ID
112
Melanoplus femurrubrum propinqua
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
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
Phormia regina propinqua
10 Oct 2016
106
Sceliphron caementarium propinqua
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
10 Oct 2016
105
Antheminia eurynota remota
10 Oct 2016
On Parsley plant
104
Rhyparochromus vulgaris remota
8 Oct 2016
103
Lygus sp.
2 Oct 2016
102
Coccinella septempunctata remota
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
2 Oct 2016
101
Eumenes sp.
(Typical Potter Wasps)
2 Oct 2016
100
Pipizinae
(Pitheads & Kin)
2 Oct 2016
99
Hylaeus sp.
28 Sep 2016
98
Pica hudsonia remota
(Black-billed Magpie)
28 Sep 2016
97
Gymnosoma 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
Archytas sp.
24 Sep 2016
92
Vespula pensylvanica remota
(Western Yellowjacket)
24 Sep 2016
91
Calopompilus pyrrhomelas remota
24 Sep 2016
On parsley flowers in the garden.
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
Nabis sp.
7 Sep 2016
83
Euschistus sp.
(Brown Stink Bugs)
7 Sep 2016
82
Bombus rufocinctus remota
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
5 Sep 2016
81
Eupeodes fumipennis remota
(Western Aphideater)
5 Sep 2016

On California Poppy flower

BugGuide ID

80
Eristalis hirta remota
(Black-footed Drone Fly)
5 Sep 2016
79
Lestes congener remota
(Spotted Spreadwing)
5 Sep 2016
78
Stenodynerus sp.
(Stenodynerus)
5 Sep 2016
77
Sarcophaga sp.
(Common Flesh Flies)
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
Ancistrocerus albophaleratus remota
(White-banded Potter Wasp)
24 Aug 2016
72
Rhopalapion longirostre remota
(Hollyhock Weevil)
24 Aug 2016

Male

On Hollyhock plant

71
Megalotomus quinquespinosus remota
(Lupine Bug)
21 Aug 2016
70
Polistes dominula remota
(European Paper Wasp)
20 Aug 2016
Snuck into the house somehow
69
Buathra perplexa remota
20 Aug 2016

Female

BugGuide

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

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
Buteo swainsoni remota
(Swainson's Hawk)
17 Aug 2016
66
Cercyonis pegala remota
(Common Wood-Nymph)
17 Aug 2016
On a raspberry leaf
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
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
14 Aug 2016
Appears to be nesting in a hole bored into an old log.
62
Epilobium brachycarpum remota
(Panicled Willowherb)
14 Aug 2016
61
Harmonia axyridis remota
(Asian Lady Beetle)
13 Aug 2016
60
Boisea rubrolineata remota
(Western Boxelder Bug)
13 Aug 2016
59
Armadillidium vulgare remota
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
13 Aug 2016
Rolls up into a perfect ball when disturbed.
58
Ceratina acantha remota
(Small Carpenter Bees)
13 Aug 2016
IDed by Nathaniel Green, WSU PhD student
57
Syritta pipiens remota
(Common Compost Fly)
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
52
Sitta canadensis remota
(Red-breasted Nuthatch)
31 Jul 2016
51
Colias eurytheme remota
(Orange Sulphur)
31 Jul 2016
50
Haemorhous mexicanus remota
(House Finch)
31 Jul 2016
49
Condylostylus occidentalis remota
31 Jul 2016

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

BugGuide ID

48
Orthotrichaceae
30 Jul 2016
On base of birch trunk, north side
47
Bombus occidentalis remota
(Western Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2016
46
Campanula rapunculoides remota
(Creeping Bellflower)
29 Jul 2016
45
Oxyopes scalaris remota
(Western Lynx Spider)
29 Jul 2016
On tassel of corn plant
44
Ochlodes sylvanoides remota
(Woodland Skipper)
29 Jul 2016
43
Melissodes sp.
29 Jul 2016
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.
40
Dryobates pubescens remota
(Downy Woodpecker)
24 Jul 2016
39
Mephitis mephitis remota
(Striped Skunk)
24 Jul 2016
38
Poecile atricapillus remota
(Black-capped Chickadee)
24 Jul 2016
37
Dissosteira carolina remota
(Carolina Grasshopper)
24 Jul 2016
Looks like a Mourning Cloak when flying
36
Phasianus colchicus remota
(Ring-necked Pheasant)
24 Jul 2016
35
Bombus huntii remota
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
22 Jul 2016
34
Hippodamia convergens remota
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
22 Jul 2016
33
Phalangium opilio remota
(European Harvestman)
22 Jul 2016
On birch tree trunk
32
Zenaida macroura remota
(Mourning Dove)
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
Tragopogon dubius remota
(Yellow Salsify)
21 Jul 2016
29
Anthidium manicatum remota
(European Woolcarder Bee)
21 Jul 2016
28
Triepeolus sp.
(Longhorn-cuckoo Bees)
21 Jul 2016
27
Lactuca serriola remota
(Prickly Lettuce)
21 Jul 2016
26
Thamnophis elegans vagrans
(Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)
20 Jul 2016
25
Formica neoclara vagrans
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
19 Jul 2016
Nesting under boards on ground near compost.
24
Hemipenthes sp.
19 Jul 2016
23
Pieris rapae vagrans
(Cabbage White)
19 Jul 2016
22
Aphaenogaster occidentalis vagrans
(Spine-waisted Ants)
19 Jul 2016
Under a board next to the compost pile. Length ~ 3mm. BugGuide ID
21
Megaloceroea recticornis vagrans
19 Jul 2016
20
Tanacetum parthenium vagrans
(Feverfew)
18 Jul 2016
Yard weed
19
Strymon melinus vagrans
(Gray Hairstreak)
18 Jul 2016
18
Trifolium repens vagrans
(White Clover)
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
14
Lapsana communis vagrans
(Nipplewort)
9 Jul 2016
13
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, ...
12
Sonchus asper vagrans
(Prickly Sowthistle)
9 Jul 2016
11
Sciurus niger vagrans
(Fox Squirrel)
9 Jul 2016
10
Malva neglecta vagrans
(Dwarf Mallow)
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
Turdus migratorius vagrans
(American Robin)
7 Jul 2016
6
Spinus tristis vagrans
(American Goldfinch)
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
1
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.