Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

2024 New Taxa

Date
32
Ceriana tridens
23 Jul 2024

First of this species seen in the yard.

31
Mordellini
23 Jul 2024
30
Thereva sp.
21 Jul 2024

On ground next to compost

This female appeared to be ovipositing in the ground.

29
Telenominae
20 Jul 2024
Emerged from stink bug eggs found on golden currant leaves on 27 July 2024.
28
Myathropa florea
(Yellow-haired Sun Fly)
20 Jul 2024

Visiting garden parsley flowers

27
Microgastrinae
14 Jul 2024

On inside kitchen window,

3 mm

Collection #2895

26
Plantago lanceolata
(Ribwort Plantain)
3 Jul 2024
North of raspberry patch
25
Elymus repens
(Quack Grass)
1 Jul 2024
In south garden next to driveway
24
Dichrorampha sp.
1 Jul 2024
On Common Yarrow flowers in south garden next to driveway
23
Hypochaeris radicata
(Common Cat's-Ear)
30 Jun 2024
Front yard weed
22
Mycterus sp.
27 Jun 2024
On Ocean Spray flowers
21
Rumex crispus
(Curly Dock)
25 Jun 2024
On south side slope
20
Polistes aurifer
(Golden Paper Wasp)
23 Jun 2024
On Eriogonum heracleoides (Parsnipflower Buckwheat) flowers
19
Albuna pyramidalis
(Fireweed Clearwing Moth)
21 Jun 2024
On Eriogonum heracleoides (Parsnipflower Buckwheat) flowers
18
Phyciodes cocyta
(Northern Crescent)
13 Jun 2024

On Parsnipflower Buckwheat

Confirmed by Merrill Peterson, the of Pacific Northwest Insects

17
Anoecia sp.
12 Jun 2024
On sticky geranium (Geranium viscosissimum). Looks like it has been trapped on the sticky hairs on the stem. There are dozens of other small insects on this plant that appear to have died in the same way. Protocarnivorous? ...
16
Achillea millefolium
(Common Yarrow)
12 Jun 2024
On south side of driveway, outside front garden.
15
Bromus hordeaceus
(Common Soft Brome)
12 Jun 2024
In garden north of driveway
14
Keroplatidae
(Predatory Fungus Gnats)
11 Jun 2024
On front porch wall.
13
Synanthedon tipuliformis
(Currant Clearwing Moth)
7 Jun 2024

On raspberry leaf

daniel-gilbert corrected my ID on iNat. And since he specializes in clear-winged moths, I've changed my ID from Strawberry Crown Moth (Synanthedon bibionipennis).

12
Larinus carlinae
(Canada Thistle Bud Weevil)
5 Jun 2024
In front garden
11
Thuja occidentalis
(Northern Whitecedar)
27 May 2024
10
Geranium sanguineum
(Bloody Crane's-Bill)
26 May 2024
9
Reticularia lycoperdon
(False Puffball)
24 May 2024
On birch stump
8
Molothrus ater
(Brown-headed Cowbird)
22 May 2024

A new species for the yard!

male

7
Coccothraustes vespertinus
(Evening Grosbeak)
18 May 2024
First Evening Grosbeaks that I've seen in the yard.
6
Ampedus occidentalis
15 May 2024
On front porch
5
Helicoverpa zea
(Corn Earworm Moth)
8 May 2024
Found at the tip of a corn cob as it was being husked. ~ 15 mm
4
Habropoda cineraria
(Ashy Digger Bee)
22 Apr 2024

Visiting golden currant flowers.

I thought it was a Common Digger Bee (Anthophora sp.), but was corrected by ahaw.

3
Ptinus sp.
14 Apr 2024

4 mm

On spruce stump

2
Oxychilus sp.
(Typical Glass Snails)
10 Apr 2024

Under a brick in front of the spruce stump. 8 mm

This is the first live snail that I've seen in the yard, though I have seen a few empty shells laying around.

1
Drosophilidae
(Vinegar and Fruit Flies)
29 Jan 2024
From side of compost bin ~ 3 mm