Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

2018 New Taxa

Date
98
Prociphilus sp.
17 Oct 2018

Swarms of these flying around today.

Body length ~ 3mm

BugGuide ID

97
Castianeira sp.
(Ant-mimic Sac Spiders)
17 Sep 2018
96
Passaloecus sp.
(Picket-boring Aphid Wasps)
15 Sep 2018
95
Iphthiminus serratus
(Serrated Darkling Beetle)
14 Sep 2018
94
Braconinae
14 Sep 2018
size 1 cm
93
Ectemnius cephalotes
(Large Ectemnius)
14 Sep 2018
Spruce stump
92
Ectemnius ruficornis
14 Sep 2018

Spruce stump

matthias22 matthias22: Female clypeus golden, tergum 1 with spots

91
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
Nesting at spruce stump
90
Ammophila sp.
(Thread-waisted Sand Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
89
Sympetrum pallipes
(Striped Meadowhawk)
4 Sep 2018
88
Philanthus gibbosus
(Hump-backed Beewolf)
15 Aug 2018
87
Xestoleptura crassipes
14 Aug 2018
86
Tachytes sp.
(Sand-loving Wasps)
13 Aug 2018
85
Larinus curtus
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
31 Jul 2018
84
Bombus californicus
(Bumble Bees)
29 Jul 2018
83
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
29 Jul 2018
82
Krombeinopyga pumila
28 Jul 2018

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

7 mm

81
Monodontomerus sp.
28 Jul 2018
Hanging out at the bee hotel ~ 3 mm
80
Gymnosporangium globosum
(Juniper-hawthorn Rust)
28 Jul 2018
On Douglas Hawthorn leaves 5 - 7 mm tall
79
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
25 Jul 2018
Lurking at the bee hotel
78
Bombus griseocollis
(Brown-belted Bumble Bee)
24 Jul 2018
On a Hollyhock flower
77
Exitianus exitiosus
(Gray Lawn Leafhopper)
15 Jul 2018
76
Megachile rotundata
(Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee)
15 Jul 2018
75
Hoplitis albifrons
(White-fronted Small-Mason)
15 Jul 2018
Inspecting a drilled hole in a spruce stump
74
Leucospis affinis
15 Jul 2018
73
Heriades sp.
Subgenus: Neotrypetes
(Armored-Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving small beetle(?) hole in spruce stump. Length 6 mm
72
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!)
71
Megachile angelarum
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018

Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.

Length 10 mm

70
Megachile pugnata
(Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump. Length 17 mm
69
Bombus appositus
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
11 Jul 2018
23 mm
68
Wroughtonia sp.
11 Jul 2018
67
Macaria lorquinaria
(Lorquin's Angle)
9 Jul 2018
66
Archips argyrospila
(Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth)
9 Jul 2018
Length 11 mm
65
Forficula auricularia
(European Earwig)
8 Jul 2018
Found on peach pit bought at the Farmers' Market
64
Neurocolpus sp.
7 Jul 2018
63
Phylloecus trimaculatus
(Rose Shoot Sawfly)
6 Jul 2018
62
Lestica sp.
5 Jul 2018
Captured while leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.
61
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.

60
Papilio multicaudata
(Two-tailed Swallowtail)
4 Jul 2018
59
Macrosiphum rosae
(Rose Aphid)
3 Jul 2018
On a rose stem
58
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
3 Jul 2018
57
Hypericum perforatum
(Common St. John's Wort)
2 Jul 2018
56
Chrysolina sp.
Subgenus: Hypericia
2 Jul 2018
55
Euodynerus foraminatus
1 Jul 2018
54
Brachymeria sp.
30 Jun 2018
53
Systoechus sp.
(Woolly Bee Flies)
30 Jun 2018
BugGuide ID Systoechus - Female
52
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
51
Rhionaeschna multicolor
(Blue-eyed Darner)
23 Jun 2018
50
Argia vivida
(Vivid Dancer)
22 Jun 2018
49
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
22 Jun 2018
48
Parancistrocerus sp.
(Parancistrocerus)
21 Jun 2018
47
Phymatodes dimidiatus
19 Jun 2018
46
Pristaulacus sp.
19 Jun 2018
45
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 ...
44
Gasteruption sp.
15 Jun 2018

~ 13 mm

Patrolling spruce stump. Caught, cooled, and photographed.

BugGuide ID: Gasteruption assectator or kirbii

43
Psenini
15 Jun 2018

~12 mm

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

42
Chrysis sp.
(Chrysis)
14 Jun 2018

Captured on spruce stump, cooled and photographed.

Length 9 mm

41
Gyponana sp.
Subgenus: Gyponana
12 Jun 2018
40
Coenonympha california neomexicanus
(Common Ringlet)
11 Jun 2018
39
Enallagma carunculatum neomexicanus
(Tule Bluet)
7 Jun 2018
Male
38
Dactylis glomerata neomexicanus
(Orchard Grass)
7 Jun 2018
37
Aedes sierrensis neomexicanus
(Western Treehole Mosquito)
6 Jun 2018
36
Megachile melanophaea neomexicanus
(Black-and-gray Leafcutter Bee)
1 Jun 2018
35
Plathemis lydia neomexicanus
(Common Whitetail)
28 May 2018
Immature male
34
Ceraleptus denticulatus neomexicanus
28 May 2018
33
Panurginus sp.
27 May 2018
32
Andrena sp.
Subgenus: Trachandrena
(Mining Bees)
27 May 2018
31
Melecta sp.
Subgenus: Melecta
(Mourning Bees)
27 May 2018
30
Alaus melanops neomexicanus
(Western Eyed Click Beetle)
25 May 2018
29
Brymblia quadrimaculella neomexicanus
25 May 2018
7 mm
28
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
24 May 2018
27
Xorides californicus nearcticus
24 May 2018
Female ovipositing in a spruce stump. The whole process took about 90 minutes.
26
Lygaeus kalmii nearcticus
(Small Milkweed Bug)
23 May 2018
25
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
22 May 2018
4 mm
24
Polochrum sp.
22 May 2018
Hanging out on an old spruce stump entering blue orchard bee nest holes
23
Vespula altropilosa nearcticus
(Prairie Yellowjacket)
22 May 2018
Trapped inside house
22
Blera scitula nearcticus
(Western Wood Fly)
20 May 2018
21
Sapyga sp.
20 May 2018
20
Andrena prunorum nearcticus
(Prunus Miner Bee)
16 May 2018
19
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
15 May 2018
18
Rhamphomyia sp.
12 May 2018

There were lots of these on Sticky Geranium flowers.

BugGuide ID

Female

17
Platycryptus californicus nearcticus
6 May 2018
16
Nomada crotchii nearcticus
(Crotch's Nomad)
5 May 2018
15
Banchus sp.
5 May 2018

BugGuide, Male

First Banchus iNat observation in Idaho

14
Erodium cicutarium nearcticus
(Redstem Stork's-Bill)
3 May 2018
13
Orussus occidentalis nearcticus
(Orussus)
3 May 2018
12
Capsella bursa-pastoris nearcticus
(Shepherd's-Purse)
2 May 2018
11
Lithobiidae
30 Apr 2018
~30 mm
10
Ophion sp.
27 Apr 2018
9
Temnoscheila chlorodia nearcticus
(Pine Trogossitid Beetle)
26 Apr 2018
8
Harpalinae
24 Apr 2018
7
Bombylius major nearcticus
(Greater Bee Fly)
23 Apr 2018
6
Gonia sp.
(Cutworm Flies)
11 Apr 2018
5
Priocnemis oregona nearcticus
9 Apr 2018
4
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.
3
Psilopa sp.
29 Mar 2018

~ 3 mm

On common chickweed flower

BugGuide ID

2
Thyanta sp.
18 Jan 2018
1
Kleidocerys resedae nearcticus
(Birch Catkin Bug)
12 Jan 2018
5 degrees C, length ~4 mm, on moss at base of birch tree