Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

2023 New Taxa

Date
71
Loxia curvirostra
(Red Crossbill)
29 Dec 2023
70
Cyanocitta stelleri
(Steller's Jay)
31 Oct 2023
69
Limnephilidae
(Northern Caddisflies)
17 Sep 2023
68
Euchromius ocellea
(Belted Grass-Veneer)
17 Sep 2023
67
Euxoa auxiliaris
(Army Cutworm Moth)
17 Sep 2023
66
Catocala relicta
(White Underwing)
17 Sep 2023
Forewing length ~ 40 mm
65
Nephelodes sp.
17 Sep 2023
64
Caradrina sp.
17 Sep 2023
63
Sitta carolinensis
(White-breasted Nuthatch)
13 Sep 2023
62
Poecile gambeli
(Mountain Chickadee)
3 Sep 2023
61
Coenosia tigrina
(Tiger Flies)
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 7 mm 26-28 Aug 23
60
Agapostemon texanus
(Texas Striped Sweat Bee)
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 11 mm
59
Lasius sp.
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap. 4 mm Set August 26-28, 2023
58
Scelioninae
26 Aug 2023

Malaise trap 26-270 Aug 23

~ 3 mm

57
Caenochrysis sp.
(Caenochrysis)
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 5mm
56
Exochus sp.
(Exochus)
26 Aug 2023

Malaise trap, 5 mm

This is the first iNat observation for the genus Exochus in the state of Idaho.

55
Epyris sp.
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 26-27 August 23, 6 mm
54
Trichopria sp.
26 Aug 2023
From Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 2023. ~1.5 mm
53
Arhopalus productus
(New House Borer)
13 Aug 2023
52
Heliothis Apamea
13 Aug 2023
51
Tolype sp.
(Tolype Moths)
13 Aug 2023
UV trap
50
Oxalis corniculata
(Creeping Woodsorrel)
29 Jun 2023
49
Troglodytes aedon
(House Wren)
25 Jun 2023
48
Melipotis jucunda
(Merry Graphic Moth)
11 Jun 2023
47
Anthrax sp.
(Charcoal Bee Flies)
11 Jun 2023
46
Limenitis lorquini
(Lorquin's Admiral)
11 Jun 2023
45
Conura sp.
10 Jun 2023
Collected from a malaise trap that was set from June 8 - 10. ~ 4 mm
44
Malachiinae
(Malachite Beetles)
10 Jun 2023
43
Odontocolon mellipes
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8 June 23

10 mm, female

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum, 14 Jun 24

42
Dolichopus obcordatus
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~ 5 mm

This is only the second from this species on iNat - and both are from Idaho!

41
Eucoilinae
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~2.5 mm

40
Hypoponera sp.
(Crypt ants)
8 Jun 2023

From Malaise trap.

Set June 6-8, 2023

~ 3.5 mm

39
Aclista sp.
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23, 3 mm
38
Mesopsocus sp.
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 8-10 June 23, 3 mm
37
Myrmica sp.
(Furrowed Ants)
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap: 8-10 June 23. ~ 6 mm
36
Tetramesa sp.
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 23 ~2.5 mm
35
Mymaridae
(Fairy Wasps)
8 Jun 2023
From Malaise Trap set June 8-20, 2023. Length ~ 0.7 mm
34
Pimpla sanguinipes
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~ 9 mm

33
Ctenopelmatinae
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8 Jun 23

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24

10 mm, female

32
Dacnusini
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23. ~ 2 mm
31
Tryponini
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8 Jun 23

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24

Female, 10 mm

30
Extenterini
8 Jun 2023

Malaise Trap, 8-10 June 2023

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24

7 mm

29
Holcostethus sp.
26 May 2023
28
Ischnura cervula
(Pacific Forktail)
26 May 2023
27
Omalus sp.
(Omalus)
24 May 2023
26
Microchrysa sp.
22 May 2023
25
Fenusa sp.
17 May 2023
On ocean spray bush
24
Anasimyia sp.
(Drone Flies)
16 May 2023
On the snowberry bush.
23
Diplolepis sp.
16 May 2023

On an ocean spray bush in front yard.

This is the first Diplolepis that I've seen in the yard.

I've reared many from galls collected elsewhere but, this is the first wild one on our little lot.

22
Anatis rathvoni
(Flying Saucer Lady Beetle)
13 May 2023
21
Hoplocampa sp.
12 May 2023
Many of these were visiting saskatoon flowers
20
Ampedus phoenicopterus
4 May 2023
On spruce stump
19
Abia americana
(Honeysuckle Sawflies and Allies)
2 May 2023
Swept from grass near snowberry bush. 9 mm
18
Pityohyphantes sp.
2 May 2023
17
Amara aenea
(Common Sun Beetle)
1 May 2023
On ground. Length 7 mm.
16
Otiorhynchus meridionalis
(Lilac Root Weevil)
27 Apr 2023

(The beetle - not the ant)

The two photos of the mounted specimen is the same individual that was being carried by the ant.

15
Camponotus laevissimus
(Hairy Smooth Carpenter Ant)
27 Apr 2023
(Ant - not the beetle)
14
Dolerus sp.
15 Apr 2023
~ 10 mm
13
Quedius sp.
10 Apr 2023
On compost bin
12
Diachus auratus
6 Apr 2023
Front porch. ~ 2.5 mm
11
Pullimosina sp.
31 Mar 2023
2.5 mm
10
Ceratopogonidae
(Biting Midges)
22 Mar 2023
Collected from the side of the shed. ~2.5 mm
9
Banasa sordida
18 Mar 2023
8
Diamesa sp.
(Winter Midges)
11 Mar 2023

On the inside of the front door.

The third photo is after mounting.

Body length ~ 6 mm

7
Spelobia sp.
11 Feb 2023

Front porch, 4 deg C.

~2.5 mm

6
Microlestes sp.
10 Feb 2023
Under a rock. 4 mm.
5
Oribatida
(Beetle Mites)
5 Feb 2023

In the water drained from a potted orchid.

~ 0.4 mm

4
Syntrichia sp.
27 Jan 2023

On concrete wall.

stalk + capsule ~ 1cm

3
Conomorium sp.
15 Jan 2023
On front porch, 7 deg C, ~ 2 mm
2
Evernia sp.
(Oakmoss Lichens)
2 Jan 2023
1
Accipiter striatus
(Sharp-shinned Hawk)
1 Jan 2023
This hawk was on the ground in our backyard when I startled it. It flew to a nearby tree, but then flew off before I could get a better picture. It was carrying some type of prey.