Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Observations in 2018

Date
393
Prociphilus sp.
17 Oct 2018

Swarms of these flying around today.

Body length ~ 3mm

BugGuide ID

392
Ageleninae
(Typical Funnel Weavers)
13 Oct 2018
391
Phalangium opilio
(European Harvestman)
8 Oct 2018
390
Ectemnius cephalotes
(Large Ectemnius)
19 Sep 2018
389
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
19 Sep 2018
388
Ectemnius sp.
19 Sep 2018
Spruce stump
387
Melanoplus femurrubrum
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
19 Sep 2018
Female
386
Hylaeus sp.
18 Sep 2018
385
Isodontia sp.
(Grass-carrying Wasps)
18 Sep 2018

Several of these grass-carrying wasp nests are in an old spruce stump in our yard.

Here is what the nest looks like when completed.

384
Ancistrocerus sp.
18 Sep 2018
383
Castianeira sp.
(Ant-mimic Sac Spiders)
17 Sep 2018
382
Ectemnius sp.
15 Sep 2018

These wasps flit about from hole to hole on a spruce stump, entering some and then leaving to inspect others.

BugGuide ID

381
Passaloecus sp.
(Picket-boring Aphid Wasps)
15 Sep 2018
380
Braconinae
14 Sep 2018
size 1 cm
379
Ectemnius ruficornis
14 Sep 2018

Spruce stump

matthias22 matthias22: Female clypeus golden, tergum 1 with spots

378
Crabro sp.
(Shield-handed Wasps)
14 Sep 2018
Bringing an insect back to the hole in the stump.
377
Ectemnius cephalotes
(Large Ectemnius)
14 Sep 2018
Spruce stump
376
Halictus ligatus
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
14 Sep 2018
375
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
14 Sep 2018

Several of these have nested in on old spruce stump. I've seen them carrying grass to nest holes. There are six completed nests with grass sticking out of holes.

BugGuide ID

374
Pompilidae
(Spider Wasps)
14 Sep 2018
373
Polistes dominula
(European Paper Wasp)
14 Sep 2018
372
Iphthiminus serratus
(Serrated Darkling Beetle)
14 Sep 2018
371
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
Nesting at spruce stump
370
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
13 Sep 2018
369
Ammophila sp.
(Thread-waisted Sand Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
368
Sympetrum pallipes
(Striped Meadowhawk)
4 Sep 2018
367
Halictus ligatus
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
31 Aug 2018
366
Megachile sp.
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
25 Aug 2018
365
Strymon melinus
(Gray Hairstreak)
16 Aug 2018
364
Philanthus gibbosus
(Hump-backed Beewolf)
15 Aug 2018
363
Apis mellifera
(Western Honey Bee)
15 Aug 2018
362
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
15 Aug 2018
361
Halictus ligatus
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
15 Aug 2018
360
Polistes dominula
(European Paper Wasp)
15 Aug 2018
359
Xestoleptura crassipes
14 Aug 2018
358
Andrena prunorum
(Prunus Miner Bee)
14 Aug 2018
357
Hylaeus sp.
13 Aug 2018
356
Tachytes sp.
(Sand-loving Wasps)
13 Aug 2018
355
Syritta pipiens
(Common Compost Fly)
13 Aug 2018
354
Bombus huntii
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
11 Aug 2018
353
Bombus huntii
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
11 Aug 2018
352
Villa sp.
9 Aug 2018
351
Rhyparochromus vulgaris
9 Aug 2018
350
Chrysopa oculata
(Stink Lacewings)
9 Aug 2018
349
Neurocolpus sp.
5 Aug 2018
348
Perithous scurra
4 Aug 2018
347
Megachile sp.
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
1 Aug 2018
346
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
1 Aug 2018

Exploring the bark of an old silver maple tree

~ 10 mm

345
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
31 Jul 2018
Male
344
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
31 Jul 2018
343
Larinus curtus
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
31 Jul 2018
342
Bombus californicus
(Bumble Bees)
29 Jul 2018
341
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2018
340
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2018
339
Bombus occidentalis
(Western Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2018
338
Bombus vagans
(Half-black Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2018
337
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
29 Jul 2018
336
Coccinella septempunctata
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
29 Jul 2018
335
Pieris rapae
(Cabbage White)
29 Jul 2018
334
Monodontomerus sp.
28 Jul 2018
Hanging out at the bee hotel ~ 3 mm
333
Gymnosporangium globosum
(Juniper-hawthorn Rust)
28 Jul 2018
On Douglas Hawthorn leaves 5 - 7 mm tall
332
Krombeinopyga pumila
28 Jul 2018

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

7 mm

331
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
26 Jul 2018
330
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
25 Jul 2018
Lurking at the bee hotel
329
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
25 Jul 2018
328
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
25 Jul 2018
327
Bombus occidentalis
(Western Bumble Bee)
25 Jul 2018
326
Apis mellifera
(Western Honey Bee)
25 Jul 2018
325
Pompilidae
(Spider Wasps)
25 Jul 2018
324
Bombus griseocollis
(Brown-belted Bumble Bee)
24 Jul 2018
On a Hollyhock flower
323
Harmonia axyridis
(Asian Lady Beetle)
21 Jul 2018
322
Leucospis affinis
15 Jul 2018
321
Hoplitis albifrons
(White-fronted Small-Mason)
15 Jul 2018
Inspecting a drilled hole in a spruce stump
320
Megachile rotundata
(Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee)
15 Jul 2018
319
Exitianus exitiosus
(Gray Lawn Leafhopper)
15 Jul 2018
318
Bombus appositus
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
15 Jul 2018
317
Ancistrocerus sp.
15 Jul 2018
Nesting in hole in concrete of basement wall
316
Eumeninae
(Potter and Mason Wasps)
15 Jul 2018
Nesting in cardboard yard sign
315
Heriades sp.
Subgenus: Neotrypetes
(Armored-Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving small beetle(?) hole in spruce stump. Length 6 mm
314
Megachile pugnata
(Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump. Length 17 mm
313
Megachile angelarum
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018

Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.

Length 10 mm

312
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!)
311
Strymon melinus
(Gray Hairstreak)
13 Jul 2018
310
Lepturobosca chrysocoma
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
12 Jul 2018
309
Wroughtonia sp.
11 Jul 2018
308
Bombus appositus
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
11 Jul 2018
23 mm
307
Synanthedon bibionipennis
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
11 Jul 2018
Mating pair
306
Macaria lorquinaria
(Lorquin's Angle)
9 Jul 2018
305
Archips argyrospila
(Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth)
9 Jul 2018
Length 11 mm
304
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
9 Jul 2018
303
Forficula auricularia
(European Earwig)
8 Jul 2018
Found on peach pit bought at the Farmers' Market
302
Neurocolpus sp.
7 Jul 2018
301
Epicauta puncticollis
(Burning Blister Beetles)
7 Jul 2018
300
Synanthedon bibionipennis
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
7 Jul 2018
Female
299
Phylloecus trimaculatus
(Rose Shoot Sawfly)
6 Jul 2018
298
Bombus sp.
Subgenus: Cullumanobombus
(Bumble Bees)
6 Jul 2018
297
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
6 Jul 2018
296
Pristaulacus sp.
6 Jul 2018
Female
295
Melanoplus sp.
(North American Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
6 Jul 2018
294
Bombus vancouverensis
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
5 Jul 2018
293
Lestica sp.
5 Jul 2018
Captured while leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.
292
Papilio multicaudata
(Two-tailed Swallowtail)
4 Jul 2018
291
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.

290
Bombus occidentalis
(Western Bumble Bee)
4 Jul 2018
Collected from California Poppy
289
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
4 Jul 2018
288
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
4 Jul 2018
Caught returning to next in a rotting log. It had a small insect in its mouth.
287
Harmonia axyridis
(Asian Lady Beetle)
4 Jul 2018
286
Epicauta puncticollis
(Burning Blister Beetles)
4 Jul 2018
285
Anthrenus verbasci
(Varied Carpet Beetle)
4 Jul 2018
284
Brochymena sp.
(Rough Stink Bugs)
4 Jul 2018
283
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
3 Jul 2018
282
Macrosiphum rosae
(Rose Aphid)
3 Jul 2018
On a rose stem
281
Sceliphron caementarium
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
3 Jul 2018
280
Hypericum perforatum
(Common St. John's Wort)
2 Jul 2018
279
Chrysolina sp.
Subgenus: Hypericia
2 Jul 2018
278
Euodynerus foraminatus
1 Jul 2018
277
Brachymeria sp.
30 Jun 2018
276
Systoechus sp.
(Woolly Bee Flies)
30 Jun 2018
BugGuide ID Systoechus - Female
275
Condylostylus occidentalis
30 Jun 2018
274
Ancistrocerus sp.
30 Jun 2018
273
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
29 Jun 2018
272
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
271
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
27 Jun 2018
270
Bombus vosnesenskii nearcticus
(Yellow-faced Bumble Bee)
27 Jun 2018
On a California Poppy
269
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
27 Jun 2018
268
Psenini
27 Jun 2018
267
Agapostemon sp.
Subgenus: Agapostemon
(Striped Sweat Bees)
27 Jun 2018
266
Bombyliini
27 Jun 2018
265
Lepturobosca chrysocoma nearcticus
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
27 Jun 2018
264
Lacon sp.
27 Jun 2018
On spruce stump
263
Misumena vatia nearcticus
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
26 Jun 2018
With bee prey
262
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
25 Jun 2018
261
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
25 Jun 2018
260
Anastrangalia laetifica nearcticus
(Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle)
24 Jun 2018
259
Spilichneumon sp.
24 Jun 2018
258
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
24 Jun 2018
257
Cerceris sp.
(Typical Weevil Wasps and Allies)
24 Jun 2018
256
Cerceris sp.
(Typical Weevil Wasps and Allies)
24 Jun 2018
255
Eristalis sp.
Subgenus: Eoseristalis
(Drone Flies)
24 Jun 2018
Eristalis hirta or E. nemorum?
254
Lepturobosca chrysocoma nearcticus
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
24 Jun 2018
253
Rhionaeschna multicolor nearcticus
(Blue-eyed Darner)
23 Jun 2018
252
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
22 Jun 2018
251
Argia vivida nearcticus
(Vivid Dancer)
22 Jun 2018
250
Sceliphron caementarium nearcticus
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
22 Jun 2018
249
Pristaulacus sp.
22 Jun 2018
248
Parancistrocerus sp.
(Parancistrocerus)
21 Jun 2018
247
Hemipenthes sp.
21 Jun 2018
246
Plutella xylostella nearcticus
(Diamondback Moth)
21 Jun 2018
245
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
21 Jun 2018
244
Hoplitis sp.
Subgenus: Alcidamea
(Small Mason Bees)
21 Jun 2018
243
Pemphredonini
21 Jun 2018
242
Buprestidae
(Jewel Beetles)
21 Jun 2018
241
Phalangium opilio nearcticus
(European Harvestman)
21 Jun 2018
240
Plathemis lydia nearcticus
(Common Whitetail)
21 Jun 2018
Adult female
239
Dendryphantini
20 Jun 2018
238
Dolichovespula maculata nearcticus
(Bald-faced Hornet)
19 Jun 2018
237
Pristaulacus sp.
19 Jun 2018
236
Gasteruption sp.
19 Jun 2018
235
Phymatodes dimidiatus nearcticus
19 Jun 2018
234
Perithous scurra neomexicanus
19 Jun 2018
233
Vespula pensylvanica neomexicanus
(Western Yellowjacket)
19 Jun 2018
232
Eumeninae
(Potter and Mason Wasps)
19 Jun 2018
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/matthias22: Stenodynerus or Parancistrocerus
231
Muscoidea
(Muscoid Flies)
19 Jun 2018
Blowing bubbles
230
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
19 Jun 2018
229
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
19 Jun 2018
228
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
19 Jun 2018
227
Xorides sp.
17 Jun 2018
226
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 ...
225
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
17 Jun 2018
224
Harmonia axyridis neomexicanus
(Asian Lady Beetle)
17 Jun 2018
223
Psenini
15 Jun 2018

~12 mm

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

222
Gasteruption sp.
15 Jun 2018

~ 13 mm

Patrolling spruce stump. Caught, cooled, and photographed.

BugGuide ID: Gasteruption assectator or kirbii

221
Chrysis sp.
(Chrysis)
14 Jun 2018

Captured on spruce stump, cooled and photographed.

Length 9 mm

220
Ectemnius sp.
13 Jun 2018
219
Ancistrocerus sp.
13 Jun 2018
218
Noctua pronuba neomexicanus
(Large Yellow Underwing)
13 Jun 2018
217
Gyponana sp.
Subgenus: Gyponana
12 Jun 2018
216
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
12 Jun 2018
215
Hoplitis sp.
Subgenus: Alcidamea
(Small Mason Bees)
12 Jun 2018

10 mm

Captured leaving hole in a log

214
Bombus vancouverensis neomexicanus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
12 Jun 2018
213
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
12 Jun 2018
212
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
12 Jun 2018
211
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
12 Jun 2018
210
Sarcophagidae
(Flesh Flies and Satellite Flies)
12 Jun 2018
209
Epicauta puncticollis neomexicanus
(Burning Blister Beetles)
12 Jun 2018
208
Papilio rutulus neomexicanus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
12 Jun 2018
207
Coenonympha california neomexicanus
(Common Ringlet)
11 Jun 2018
206
Bombus centralis neomexicanus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
11 Jun 2018
205
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
11 Jun 2018
204
Ectemnius sp.
11 Jun 2018
203
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
11 Jun 2018
12 mm
202
Eumeninae
(Potter and Mason Wasps)
11 Jun 2018
mattias22: Stenodynerus or Parancistrocerus
201
Eumeninae
(Potter and Mason Wasps)
11 Jun 2018
On the spruce stump
200
Syritta pipiens neomexicanus
(Common Compost Fly)
11 Jun 2018
199
Eristalis tenax neomexicanus
(Common Drone Fly)
11 Jun 2018
198
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
11 Jun 2018
197
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
8 Jun 2018
196
Gymnosoma sp.
8 Jun 2018
195
Ichneumoninae
8 Jun 2018

Malaise Trap, 7-8 June 2018

11 mm

194
Enallagma carunculatum nearcticus
(Tule Bluet)
7 Jun 2018
Male
193
Armadillidium vulgare nearcticus
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
7 Jun 2018
192
Dactylis glomerata nearcticus
(Orchard Grass)
7 Jun 2018
191
Camponotus modoc nearcticus
(Western Black Carpenter Ant)
7 Jun 2018
190
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
7 Jun 2018
189
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
7 Jun 2018
188
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
7 Jun 2018
187
Anthomyiidae
(Root-maggot Flies)
7 Jun 2018
186
Syritta pipiens nearcticus
(Common Compost Fly)
7 Jun 2018
185
Brymblia quadrimaculella nearcticus
7 Jun 2018
184
Aedes sierrensis nearcticus
(Western Treehole Mosquito)
6 Jun 2018
183
Xorides californicus nearcticus
6 Jun 2018
182
Salticus scenicus nearcticus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
6 Jun 2018
On the spruce stump
181
Alaus melanops nearcticus
(Western Eyed Click Beetle)
6 Jun 2018
On the spruce stump
180
Xorides sp.
4 Jun 2018
Three females were on the spruce stump today at the same time, two smaller ones with a mostly red abdomen and red hind legs, and a larger one with black hind legs and black abdomen. (See third photo which includes each type.)
179
Xorides sp.
4 Jun 2018
This is the larger of the two female species (?) that were on the spruce stump today. This one has a black abdomen and black legs; the other two individuals were smaller with mostly red abdomens and hind legs.
178
Bombus rufocinctus nearcticus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
4 Jun 2018
~ 16 mm
177
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
4 Jun 2018
176
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
4 Jun 2018
175
Phalangium opilio nearcticus
(European Harvestman)
4 Jun 2018
Body length ~ 5 mm
174
Tipula sp.
(Common Crane Flies)
3 Jun 2018
173
Megachile melanophaea nearcticus
(Black-and-gray Leafcutter Bee)
1 Jun 2018
172
Apis mellifera nearcticus
(Western Honey Bee)
1 Jun 2018
171
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
1 Jun 2018
170
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
1 Jun 2018
12 mm, around brush pile
169
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
1 Jun 2018
On Sticky Geranium flower
168
Papilio rutulus nearcticus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
1 Jun 2018
167
Brymblia quadrimaculella nearcticus
31 May 2018
166
Bombus rufocinctus nearcticus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
31 May 2018
15 mm
165
Xorides sp.
30 May 2018
Female
164
Bombus rufocinctus nearcticus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
30 May 2018
163
Bombus vosnesenskii nearcticus
(Yellow-faced Bumble Bee)
30 May 2018
On a California Poppy
162
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
30 May 2018
161
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
30 May 2018
160
Tachinini
30 May 2018
159
Autographa californica nearcticus
(Alfalfa Looper)
30 May 2018
158
Merodon equestris nearcticus
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
29 May 2018
157
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
29 May 2018
On Sticky Geranium flower
156
Ceraleptus denticulatus nearcticus
28 May 2018
155
Plathemis lydia nearcticus
(Common Whitetail)
28 May 2018
Adult female
154
Hesperis matronalis nearcticus
(Dame's Rocket)
28 May 2018
153
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
28 May 2018
152
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
28 May 2018
151
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
28 May 2018
150
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
28 May 2018
5 mm
149
Papilio rutulus nearcticus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
28 May 2018
148
Plathemis lydia nearcticus
(Common Whitetail)
28 May 2018
Immature male
147
Andrena sp.
Subgenus: Trachandrena
(Mining Bees)
27 May 2018
146
Panurginus sp.
27 May 2018
145
Melecta sp.
Subgenus: Melecta
(Mourning Bees)
27 May 2018
144
Agaricales
(Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies)
27 May 2018
143
Hoplitis sp.
Subgenus: Alcidamea
(Small Mason Bees)
27 May 2018
5 mm
142
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
27 May 2018
141
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
27 May 2018
140
Papilio rutulus nearcticus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
27 May 2018
139
Bombus nevadensis nearcticus
(Nevada Bumble Bee)
25 May 2018
138
Bombylius major nearcticus
(Greater Bee Fly)
25 May 2018
137
Alaus melanops nearcticus
(Western Eyed Click Beetle)
25 May 2018
136
Euschistus sp.
(Brown Stink Bugs)
25 May 2018
135
Sphaerophoria sp.
(Globetails)
25 May 2018
134
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
25 May 2018
Captured after entering hole in stump. Cooled, photographed, and released.
133
Nomada crotchii nearcticus
(Crotch's Nomad)
25 May 2018
132
Oxyopes scalaris nearcticus
(Western Lynx Spider)
25 May 2018
131
Misumena vatia nearcticus
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
25 May 2018
130
Temnoscheila chlorodia nearcticus
(Pine Trogossitid Beetle)
25 May 2018

On spruce stump

An encounter with an Osmia bee leaving its nest

129
Brymblia quadrimaculella nearcticus
25 May 2018
7 mm
128
Xorides californicus nearcticus
24 May 2018
Female ovipositing in a spruce stump. The whole process took about 90 minutes.
127
Xorides sp.
24 May 2018
Male hanging out near ovipositing female
126
Xorides sp.
24 May 2018
male (right) and female (left) -- the same ones as in the previous two observations
125
Camponotus modoc nearcticus
(Western Black Carpenter Ant)
24 May 2018
124
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
24 May 2018
123
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
24 May 2018
122
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
24 May 2018
121
Agapostemon sp.
Subgenus: Agapostemon
(Striped Sweat Bees)
24 May 2018

On a Lewis Flax flower

: virescens or less likely coloradinus

120
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
23 May 2018
119
Lygaeus kalmii nearcticus
(Small Milkweed Bug)
23 May 2018
118
Xorides sp.
23 May 2018
117
Anthophorini
(Digger Bees)
23 May 2018
116
Bombus rufocinctus nearcticus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
23 May 2018
115
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
23 May 2018
114
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
23 May 2018
113
Merodon equestris nearcticus
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
23 May 2018
112
Noctua pronuba nearcticus
(Large Yellow Underwing)
23 May 2018
111
Vespula altropilosa nearcticus
(Prairie Yellowjacket)
22 May 2018
Trapped inside house
110
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
22 May 2018
4 mm
109
Polochrum sp.
22 May 2018
Hanging out on an old spruce stump entering blue orchard bee nest holes
108
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
22 May 2018
Cutting a piece of a leaf off of a Douglas Hawthorne
107
Salticus scenicus nearcticus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
22 May 2018
106
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
22 May 2018
Female
105
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
21 May 2018
104
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
21 May 2018
103
Andrena prunorum nearcticus
(Prunus Miner Bee)
21 May 2018
102
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
21 May 2018
101
Eumeninae
(Potter and Mason Wasps)
21 May 2018

6 mm

On the spruce stump

100
Eumeninae
(Potter and Mason Wasps)
21 May 2018
99
Oxyopes scalaris nearcticus
(Western Lynx Spider)
21 May 2018
6 mm, front screen porch door
98
Lepturobosca chrysocoma nearcticus
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
21 May 2018
On sticky geranium flower
97
Xorides sp.
20 May 2018
96
Orussus sp.
(Orussus)
20 May 2018
Female
95
Orussus sp.
(Orussus)
20 May 2018
Male
94
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
20 May 2018
93
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
20 May 2018
92
Formica sp.
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
20 May 2018
91
Sapyga sp.
20 May 2018
90
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
20 May 2018
89
Andrena prunorum nearcticus
(Prunus Miner Bee)
20 May 2018
88
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
20 May 2018
87
Salticus scenicus nearcticus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
20 May 2018
86
Blera scitula nearcticus
(Western Wood Fly)
20 May 2018
85
Misumena vatia nearcticus
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
19 May 2018
with prey
84
Orussus sp.
(Orussus)
17 May 2018
83
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
17 May 2018
82
Andrena prunorum nearcticus
(Prunus Miner Bee)
16 May 2018
81
Adalia bipunctata nearcticus
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
16 May 2018
80
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
15 May 2018
79
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
15 May 2018
78
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
13 May 2018
77
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
13 May 2018
76
Pterophoridae
(Plume Moths)
13 May 2018
75
Neoneides muticus propinqua
13 May 2018
74
Rhamphomyia sp.
12 May 2018

There were lots of these on Sticky Geranium flowers.

BugGuide ID

Female

73
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
12 May 2018
72
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
12 May 2018
On sticky geranium flower
71
Philodromus sp.
(Running Crab Spiders)
12 May 2018
70
Empididae
(Dance Flies)
12 May 2018
On sticky geranium flower
69
Neoneides muticus propinqua
12 May 2018
68
Neoneides muticus propinqua
10 May 2018
67
Deroceras reticulatum propinqua
(Milky Slug)
10 May 2018
66
Xorides sp.
8 May 2018
Large body and long ovipositor, each about 4 cm.
65
Vespula pensylvanica propinqua
(Western Yellowjacket)
8 May 2018
Queen
64
Strymon melinus propinqua
(Gray Hairstreak)
8 May 2018
63
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
7 May 2018
62
Platycryptus californicus propinqua
6 May 2018
61
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
6 May 2018
60
Carabus nemoralis propinqua
(Bronze Ground Beetle)
6 May 2018
59
Banchus sp.
5 May 2018

BugGuide, Male

First Banchus iNat observation in Idaho

58
Nomada crotchii propinqua
(Crotch's Nomad)
5 May 2018
57
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
5 May 2018
Digging a nest in my sand garden
56
Vespula germanica propinqua
(German Yellowjacket)
5 May 2018
55
Erodium cicutarium propinqua
(Redstem Stork's-Bill)
3 May 2018
54
Orussus occidentalis propinqua
(Orussus)
3 May 2018
53
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
3 May 2018
52
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
3 May 2018
51
Priocnemis oregona propinqua
3 May 2018
50
Capsella bursa-pastoris propinqua
(Shepherd's-Purse)
2 May 2018
49
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
2 May 2018
I watched this wasp moving the caterpillar, taking occasional breaks, maybe to find a place to dig its nest. (Bug Eric says cutworm wasps paralyze their prey and then dig a burrow to bury it in.) When I came back an hour or so later, the caterpillar ...
48
Anthophora sp.
(Common Digger Bees)
2 May 2018

Anthophora plumipes (Hairy-footed Flower Bee) - John Ascher

Or Anthophora pacifica (Pacific Digger Bee) - BugGuide ID

47
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
2 May 2018
46
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
2 May 2018
45
Xorides sp.
1 May 2018
Body length ~ 25 mm
44
Lithobiidae
30 Apr 2018
~30 mm
43
Anthophora sp.
(Common Digger Bees)
29 Apr 2018
Temp 11 C
42
Eupeodes sp.
(Aphideaters)
29 Apr 2018
On Tall Oregon Grape leaf
41
Ophion sp.
27 Apr 2018
40
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
27 Apr 2018
39
Gravenhorstiini
27 Apr 2018
38
Sapygidae
(Club-horned Wasps)
27 Apr 2018
37
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
27 Apr 2018
36
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
27 Apr 2018
35
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
27 Apr 2018
34
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
27 Apr 2018
33
Camponotus sp.
(Carpenter Ants)
27 Apr 2018
Raiding an Osmia nest
32
Leucophora sp.
27 Apr 2018
31
Philodromus sp.
(Running Crab Spiders)
27 Apr 2018
30
Temnoscheila chlorodia propinqua
(Pine Trogossitid Beetle)
26 Apr 2018
29
Camponotus modoc propinqua
(Western Black Carpenter Ant)
26 Apr 2018
28
Hippodamia convergens propinqua
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
25 Apr 2018
27
Chrironomidae
(Non-biting Midges)
25 Apr 2018
26
Nematocera
(Nematoceran Flies)
25 Apr 2018
3 mm, on Golden Currant flower
25
Polistes dominula propinqua
(European Paper Wasp)
25 Apr 2018
24
Harpalinae
24 Apr 2018
23
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
24 Apr 2018
22
Armadillidium vulgare propinqua
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
24 Apr 2018
21
Bombylius major propinqua
(Greater Bee Fly)
23 Apr 2018
20
Pelegrina sp.
(White-cheeked Jumping Spiders)
23 Apr 2018
19
Pelegrina sp.
(White-cheeked Jumping Spiders)
23 Apr 2018
18
Halictus confusus propinqua
(Confusing Furrow Bee)
20 Apr 2018
17
Polygonia satyrus propinqua
(Satyr Comma)
19 Apr 2018
16
Polistes dominula propinqua
(European Paper Wasp)
19 Apr 2018
15
Gonia sp.
(Cutworm Flies)
11 Apr 2018
14
Lasioglossum sp.
11 Apr 2018
On Common Chickweed flower
13
Lasioglossum sp.
9 Apr 2018
On Common Chickweed flower
12
Priocnemis oregona propinqua
9 Apr 2018
11
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
9 Apr 2018
On common chickweed flowers
10
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
9 Apr 2018
9
Cathartes aura propinqua
(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.
8
Psilopa sp.
29 Mar 2018

~ 3 mm

On common chickweed flower

BugGuide ID

7
Epalpus signifer propinqua
(Early Tachinid Fly)
29 Mar 2018
On Common Chickweed flowers
6
Vespula pensylvanica propinqua
(Western Yellowjacket)
20 Mar 2018
5
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
20 Mar 2018
4
Thyanta sp.
18 Jan 2018
3
Spinus pinus propinqua
(Pine Siskin)
17 Jan 2018
2
Kleidocerys resedae propinqua
(Birch Catkin Bug)
12 Jan 2018
5 degrees C, length ~4 mm, on moss at base of birch tree
1
Bombus rufocinctus propinqua
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
12 Jan 2018