Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Observations in 2022

Date
431
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.
430
Spinus psaltria
(Lesser Goldfinch)
1 Jan 2023
Thistle seed feeder
429
Sturnus vulgaris
(European Starling)
1 Jan 2023

When I went into the back yard, I saw a sharp-shinned hawk and its prey.

It flew into a nearby tree with it's prey. These are the feathers at the scene.

428
Dryobates pubescens
(Downy Woodpecker)
1 Jan 2023
427
Sciurus niger
(Fox Squirrel)
1 Jan 2023
426
Sciaridae
(Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
28 Dec 2022
In house. 2.5 mm
425
Ageleninae
(Typical Funnel Weavers)
21 Dec 2022
Found in garage trapped in a glass bowl
424
Sciaridae
(Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
12 Nov 2022

On my desk inside house.

~ 1.5 mm

423
Chrysoperla sp.
(Common Green Lacewings)
8 Nov 2022
422
Erigone sp.
(Black Dwarf Spiders)
6 Nov 2022
Found in shed. ~ 2 mm
421
Mompha sp.
6 Nov 2022
Found in shed. ~ 4 mm.
420
Aphididae
(Aphids)
19 Oct 2022
1.5 mm, berlese funnel sample
419
Lepthyphantes sp.
18 Oct 2022
Fro compost
418
Philonthus cruentatus
17 Oct 2022
From compost, 7 mm
417
Leptoglossus occidentalis
17 Oct 2022
Found its way into the house, where it planned to spend the winter.
416
Blaniulidae
(Thin Snake Millipedes)
17 Oct 2022

Berlese funnel from compost

~ 10 mm

415
Entomobryomorpha
(Elongate Springtails)
17 Oct 2022
~ 3 mm, berlese funnel from compost
414
Bisnius sp.
16 Oct 2022
8 mm, in compost
413
Lepinotus reticulatus
16 Oct 2022
1 mm, in compost
412
Sminthurinus aureus
16 Oct 2022
411
Phanias sp.
15 Oct 2022
410
Mythimna unipuncta
(Armyworm Moth)
15 Oct 2022
409
Sargus bipunctatus
11 Oct 2022
408
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
11 Oct 2022
407
Agapostemon virescens
(Bicolored Striped Sweat Bee)
11 Oct 2022
On a Hollyhock flower
406
Araneus sp.
(Angulate and Roundshouldered Orbweavers)
11 Oct 2022
Found this on a garbage can lid. Is this a female that laid her eggs and died?
405
Ageleninae
(Typical Funnel Weavers)
8 Oct 2022

On front porch, above front door.

Body length ~ 20 mm

404
Syrphus opinator
(Black-margined Flower Fly)
7 Oct 2022
On big sagebrush flowers
403
Halyomorpha halys
(Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
7 Oct 2022
402
Thyanta sp.
7 Oct 2022
401
Scaeva affinis
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
5 Oct 2022
On Big Sagebrush flowers
400
Syrphus opinator
(Black-margined Flower Fly)
5 Oct 2022
On big sage flowers
399
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
30 Sep 2022
398
Fannia sp.
30 Sep 2022
397
Coccinella septempunctata
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
30 Sep 2022
396
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
30 Sep 2022
395
Exitianus exitiosus
(Gray Lawn Leafhopper)
30 Sep 2022
394
Phalangium opilio
(European Harvestman)
30 Sep 2022
393
Pelegrina sp.
(White-cheeked Jumping Spiders)
28 Sep 2022
392
Halyomorpha halys
(Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
28 Sep 2022
391
Pachypsylla celtidisvesicula
(Hackberry Blister Gall Psyllid)
28 Sep 2022
390
Typhlocybini
28 Sep 2022
389
Lestes congener
(Spotted Spreadwing)
28 Sep 2022
388
Pachypsylla celtidisvesicula
(Hackberry Blister Gall Psyllid)
27 Sep 2022
387
Frankliniella sp.
26 Sep 2022

On Jessica's Aster flowers

~ 1 mm

386
Halyomorpha halys
(Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
26 Sep 2022
385
Thripinae
26 Sep 2022
384
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
24 Sep 2022
On Hollyhock flower
383
Phyciodes mylitta
(Mylitta Crescent)
24 Sep 2022
382
Scaeva affinis
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
23 Sep 2022
381
Pepsini
(Tarantula-hawk Wasps and Allies)
23 Sep 2022
380
Osbornellus borealis
23 Sep 2022
379
Eristalis flavipes
(Orange-legged Drone Fly)
22 Sep 2022
378
Cheiracanthium sp.
(Longlegged Sac Spiders)
22 Sep 2022
Found on leaf with egg sac on bottom of a Douglas Hawthorn leaf. ~ 6mm
377
Pachypsylla celtidisvesicula
(Hackberry Blister Gall Psyllid)
22 Sep 2022

This live specimen was obtained by opening a gall on a hackberry leaf.

Length 4 mm

376
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
21 Sep 2022
On Goldenrod flowers
375
Lestes congener
(Spotted Spreadwing)
21 Sep 2022
374
Corimelaena sp.
20 Sep 2022
373
Megacyllene robiniae
(Locust Borer)
20 Sep 2022
On goldenrod flowers
372
Reduvius personatus
(Masked Hunter)
20 Sep 2022
371
Lucilia sp.
16 Sep 2022
370
Mantis religiosa
(European Mantis)
16 Sep 2022
369
Pepsini
(Tarantula-hawk Wasps and Allies)
15 Sep 2022
368
Fieberiella lorii
(Privet Leafhopper)
15 Sep 2022
367
Leptoglossus occidentalis
11 Sep 2022
366
Epithemia sp.
9 Sep 2022
From bird bath
365
Hypotrichia
(Hypotrich)
9 Sep 2022

From bird bath

shanesmicroscope: I think this is probably in Oxytrichidae, but I'm not very good at distinguishing hypotrichs from each other.

364
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
8 Sep 2022
11 mm
363
Caloplaca sp.
(Firedots)
8 Sep 2022
On north side of trunk of silver maple tree, ascus diameter 0.8 mm
362
Vorticellidae
(Vorticellidae)
7 Sep 2022
outside water dish
361
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
7 Sep 2022
360
Lucilia sp.
7 Sep 2022
359
Dendryphantini
4 Sep 2022
3 mm
358
Peleteria iterans
4 Sep 2022
357
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
4 Sep 2022
356
Pachypsylla celtidisvesicula
(Hackberry Blister Gall Psyllid)
2 Sep 2022
From neighbor's hackberry tree.
355
Colpodidae
1 Sep 2022
From compost infusion
354
Vorticellidae
(Vorticellidae)
31 Aug 2022
From a water bowl in the yard.
353
Hypotrichia
(Hypotrich)
31 Aug 2022
From a water bowl in the yard.
352
Haematococcus sp.
31 Aug 2022
From birdbath
351
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
30 Aug 2022
350
Syritta pipiens
(Common Compost Fly)
30 Aug 2022
349
Vanessa atalanta
(Red Admiral)
29 Aug 2022
348
Xestia c-nigrum
(Lesser Black-letter Dart)
29 Aug 2022
347
Hydropsychidae
(Net-spinning Caddisflies)
29 Aug 2022
Black light trap.
346
Noctuinae
(Cutworms and Dart Moths)
29 Aug 2022
345
Spodoptera praefica
(Western Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth)
29 Aug 2022
344
Eriopygini
29 Aug 2022
343
Emmelina monodactyla
(Morning-glory Plume Moth)
29 Aug 2022
342
Dioryctria sp.
(Conifer Coneworm Moths)
29 Aug 2022
341
Gelechiini
29 Aug 2022
340
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
29 Aug 2022
339
Formica sp.
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
28 Aug 2022
338
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
28 Aug 2022
337
Lasioglossum sp.
28 Aug 2022
336
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
28 Aug 2022
335
Phyciodes mylitta
(Mylitta Crescent)
28 Aug 2022
334
Thripoidea
28 Aug 2022

Collected from a feverfew flower

Length ~ 1 mm

333
Thripinae
28 Aug 2022

Collected from a feverfew flower

Length ~ 1 mm

332
Tipulidae
(Large Crane Flies)
26 Aug 2022
331
Orius tristicolor
26 Aug 2022
Eating thrips
330
Megachile angelarum
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
25 Aug 2022
329
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
25 Aug 2022
328
Melanophila sp.
24 Aug 2022
Found on asphalt driveway. 9 mm
327
Erythroneura ziczac
(Virginia Creeper Leafhopper)
24 Aug 2022
326
Ichneumoninae
24 Aug 2022

Caught this one while it was flying around the woodpile. Took me a half hour and a dozen tries with the net.

13 mm

325
Asemum nitidum
22 Aug 2022
Found at night on birch stump, 19 mm
324
Polystoechotes punctata
(Giant Lacewing)
22 Aug 2022
On birch stump painted with moth bait, 25 mm
323
Noctua sp.
(Yellow Underwings)
22 Aug 2022
322
Noctuinae
(Cutworms and Dart Moths)
22 Aug 2022
321
Noctuinae
(Cutworms and Dart Moths)
22 Aug 2022
320
Euxoa sp.
22 Aug 2022
319
Xestia xanthographa
(Square-spot Rustic)
22 Aug 2022
318
Xestia xanthographa
(Square-spot Rustic)
22 Aug 2022
317
Xestia xanthographa
(Square-spot Rustic)
22 Aug 2022
316
Spodoptera praefica
(Western Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth)
22 Aug 2022
315
Spodoptera sp.
(Armyworm Moths)
22 Aug 2022
314
Spodoptera sp.
(Armyworm Moths)
22 Aug 2022
313
Dargida procinctus
(Girdler Moth)
22 Aug 2022
UV Light trap
312
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
22 Aug 2022
311
Macaria adonis
22 Aug 2022
310
Macaria adonis
22 Aug 2022
309
Achyra sp.
22 Aug 2022
308
Dioryctria sp.
(Conifer Coneworm Moths)
22 Aug 2022
307
Cydia pomonella
(Codling Moth)
22 Aug 2022
306
Andrena prunorum
(Prunus Miner Bee)
21 Aug 2022
305
Eristalis arbustorum
(Eurasian Drone Fly)
21 Aug 2022
304
Gymnosoma sp.
21 Aug 2022
303
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
18 Aug 2022
302
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
18 Aug 2022
301
Philodromidae
(Running Crab Spiders)
17 Aug 2022
300
Megalotomus quinquespinosus
(Lupine Bug)
17 Aug 2022
299
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
13 Aug 2022
298
Hesperiini
13 Aug 2022
297
Araneus sp.
(Angulate and Roundshouldered Orbweavers)
10 Aug 2022
296
Pompilidae
(Spider Wasps)
9 Aug 2022
295
Eris militaris
(Bronze Jumping Spider)
8 Aug 2022
294
Pompilidae
(Spider Wasps)
7 Aug 2022

In tool shed

15 mm

293
Xestoleptura crassipes
7 Aug 2022
292
Idia sp.
6 Aug 2022
291
Colias sp.
(Clouded Yellows)
6 Aug 2022
290
Sympetrum pallipes
(Striped Meadowhawk)
6 Aug 2022
289
Chrysidini
2 Aug 2022
288
Upis ceramboides
(Roughened Darkling Beetle)
1 Aug 2022
287
Megalotomus quinquespinosus
(Lupine Bug)
1 Aug 2022
286
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
1 Aug 2022
285
Mantis religiosa
(European Mantis)
1 Aug 2022
284
Thamnophis elegans vagrans
(Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)
31 Jul 2022
283
Plathemis lydia vagrans
(Common Whitetail)
31 Jul 2022
Adult female
282
Cryptinae
30 Jul 2022

15 mm

Collection

281
Krombeinopyga pumila vagrans
30 Jul 2022
280
Isodontia elegans vagrans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
30 Jul 2022
279
Sarcophaginae
(Typical Flesh Flies)
30 Jul 2022
278
Synanthedon bibionipennis vagrans
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
30 Jul 2022

Body length 8 mm

Female

277
Sympetrum pallipes vagrans
(Striped Meadowhawk)
30 Jul 2022
276
Chrironomidae
(Non-biting Midges)
27 Jul 2022
275
Chrironomidae
(Non-biting Midges)
27 Jul 2022
In UV light trap
274
Platycryptus californicus vagrans
27 Jul 2022
On a birch stump
273
Noctua sp.
(Yellow Underwings)
27 Jul 2022
In UV light trap
272
Spodoptera sp.
(Armyworm Moths)
27 Jul 2022
271
Plutella xylostella vagrans
(Diamondback Moth)
27 Jul 2022
In UV light trap
270
Acrobasis tricolorella vagrans
(Tricolored Acrobasis Moth)
27 Jul 2022
269
Archips argyrospila vagrans
(Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth)
27 Jul 2022
Caught in UV light trap
268
Cydia pomonella vagrans
(Codling Moth)
27 Jul 2022
In UV light trap
267
Chrysoperla sp.
(Common Green Lacewings)
27 Jul 2022
This little guy (~ 3 mm) bit me while I was outside at the picnic table.
266
Leptomantispa pulchella vagrans
(Beautiful Mantidfly)
27 Jul 2022
In UV light trap
265
Ancistrocerus sp.
26 Jul 2022
264
Toxomerus marginatus vagrans
(Margined Calligrapher)
24 Jul 2022
263
Pompilidae
(Spider Wasps)
24 Jul 2022
I watched this wasp dig a shallow nest in the sand. Then it immediately flew off and returned a few minutes later dragging a spider (Cat-faced Orbweaver?) back to her nest. Then she quickly covered up
262
Araneus gemmoides vagrans
(Cat-faced Orbweaver)
24 Jul 2022
261
Anastrangalia laetifica vagrans
(Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle)
24 Jul 2022
260
Cercyonis pegala vagrans
(Common Wood-Nymph)
24 Jul 2022
259
Lestes congener vagrans
(Spotted Spreadwing)
24 Jul 2022
258
Ichneumon cupitus vagrans
23 Jul 2022

Length 15 mm

Found next to hammock on 23 July 2022. Photographed and posted to iNat, then captured and pinned.

IDed on twitter with help from Davide Dal Pos, Nathaniel Green, and Brandon Claridge.

257
Sceliphron caementarium vagrans
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
22 Jul 2022
256
Harmonia axyridis vagrans
(Asian Lady Beetle)
22 Jul 2022
255
Leptomantispa pulchella vagrans
(Beautiful Mantidfly)
21 Jul 2022
Found on window sill. Captured and collected.
254
Medetera sp.
(Woodpecker Flies)
21 Jul 2022
On spruce stump.
253
Buprestis langii vagrans
20 Jul 2022
252
Lestes congener vagrans
(Spotted Spreadwing)
20 Jul 2022
251
Pseudotephritis sp.
19 Jul 2022
250
Synanthedon bibionipennis vagrans
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
18 Jul 2022
Male
249
Sympetrum pallipes vagrans
(Striped Meadowhawk)
18 Jul 2022
248
Platycryptus californicus vagrans
17 Jul 2022
Inside of window in the house. 10 mm
247
Hyperomyzus sp.
17 Jul 2022
246
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
16 Jul 2022
245
Papilio rutulus vagrans
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
16 Jul 2022
244
Agrilus cuprescens vagrans
(Rose Stem Girdler)
15 Jul 2022
6 mm. On raspberry leaf.
243
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
15 Jul 2022
242
Papilio rutulus vagrans
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
15 Jul 2022
241
Philaenus spumarius vagrans
(Meadow Spittlebug)
15 Jul 2022
240
Phylloecus sp.
14 Jul 2022
239
Phylloecus sp.
14 Jul 2022
Found in the raspberry patch.
238
Rhagoletis indifferens vagrans
(Western Cherry Fruit Fly)
14 Jul 2022
237
Adalia bipunctata vagrans
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
14 Jul 2022
236
Ceruchus punctatus vagrans
11 Jul 2022
Found this guy under the stump. I thought it was dead, but when I collected it, it moved. This is the first stag beetle I've seen in the yard. I added it to the collection. (Unfortunately, it lost a middle leg during the pinning process.) ...
235
Polygonia satyrus vagrans
(Satyr Comma)
10 Jul 2022
6mm. On wax currant (Ribes cereum) leaf. I captured this one and put it in a petri dish. After examining it under a microscope, I'm pretty sure it's a third instar Satyr Comma larvae. (I used "Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies" by David Ja ...
234
Scathophaga stercoraria vagrans
(Golden Dung Fly)
10 Jul 2022
233
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
10 Jul 2022
232
Misumena vatia vagrans
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
10 Jul 2022
Male with larger, white female
231
Mecaphesa sp.
10 Jul 2022
230
Lepturobosca chrysocoma vagrans
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
10 Jul 2022
229
Fieberiella lorii vagrans
(Privet Leafhopper)
10 Jul 2022

6 mm.

On Ocean Spray leaf.

228
Eudioctria sackeni vagrans
9 Jul 2022
227
Agaricales
(Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies)
9 Jul 2022
226
Condylostylus occidentalis vagrans
8 Jul 2022
225
Enallagma sp.
(Bluets)
8 Jul 2022
224
Papilio eurymedon vagrans
(Pale Swallowtail)
7 Jul 2022
223
Eudioctria sp.
7 Jul 2022
This is the first robber fly I've seen in the yard.
222
Condylostylus occidentalis vagrans
7 Jul 2022
221
Merodon equestris vagrans
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
7 Jul 2022
220
Anastrangalia laetifica vagrans
(Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle)
7 Jul 2022
219
Strymon melinus vagrans
(Gray Hairstreak)
7 Jul 2022
218
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
6 Jul 2022
217
Lepturobosca chrysocoma vagrans
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
6 Jul 2022
216
Enoclerus eximius vagrans
6 Jul 2022
215
Misumena vatia vagrans
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
5 Jul 2022
214
Reduvius personatus vagrans
(Masked Hunter)
5 Jul 2022
213
Megachile sp.
Subgenus: Xanthosarus
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
4 Jul 2022
212
Bombus mixtus vagrans
(Fuzzy-horned Bumble Bee)
4 Jul 2022
211
Agapostemon sp.
(Striped Sweat Bees)
4 Jul 2022
210
Ancistrocerus sp.
4 Jul 2022
209
Syrphus opinator vagrans
(Black-margined Flower Fly)
4 Jul 2022
208
Syritta pipiens vagrans
(Common Compost Fly)
4 Jul 2022
207
Eristalis arbustorum vagrans
(Eurasian Drone Fly)
4 Jul 2022
206
Gymnosoma sp.
4 Jul 2022
See the discussion about Gymnosoma on the iNat observation.
205
Gymnosoma sp.
4 Jul 2022
204
Tachinidae
(Bristle Flies)
4 Jul 2022
203
Clytus canadensis vagrans
2 Jul 2022
202
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
2 Jul 2022
201
Papilio multicaudata vagrans
(Two-tailed Swallowtail)
1 Jul 2022
200
Hemipenthes sp.
30 Jun 2022
199
Eupeodes fumipennis vagrans
(Western Aphideater)
30 Jun 2022
198
Eupeodes fumipennis vagrans
(Western Aphideater)
30 Jun 2022
197
Eupeodes sp.
(Aphideaters)
30 Jun 2022
196
Scaeva affinis vagrans
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
30 Jun 2022
195
Scaeva affinis vagrans
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
30 Jun 2022
194
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
30 Jun 2022
These three have been at it for the last 15 minutes or so.
193
Lasioglossum sp.
30 Jun 2022
192
Eristalis arbustorum vagrans
(Eurasian Drone Fly)
30 Jun 2022
191
Colladonus montanus vagrans
(Mountain Leafhopper)
30 Jun 2022
190
Sympetrum pallipes vagrans
(Striped Meadowhawk)
30 Jun 2022
189
Xorides californicus vagrans
29 Jun 2022
188
Chrysis sp.
(Chrysis)
29 Jun 2022
187
Andrena angustitarsata vagrans
(Narrow-legged Miner Bee)
29 Jun 2022
186
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
29 Jun 2022
185
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
29 Jun 2022
184
Plathemis lydia vagrans
(Common Whitetail)
28 Jun 2022
Immature male
183
Plathemis lydia vagrans
(Common Whitetail)
28 Jun 2022
Adult female
182
Plathemis lydia vagrans
(Common Whitetail)
28 Jun 2022
Adult male
181
Enallagma sp.
(Bluets)
28 Jun 2022
180
Bombus centralis vagrans
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
27 Jun 2022
179
Cryptinae
24 Jun 2022
178
Ancistrocerus sp.
24 Jun 2022
177
Bromus tectorum vagrans
(Cheatgrass)
23 Jun 2022
176
Anthophora sp.
(Common Digger Bees)
23 Jun 2022
175
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
23 Jun 2022
174
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
23 Jun 2022
173
Trypoxylon sp.
Subgenus: Trypoxylon
23 Jun 2022
172
Euodynerus foraminatus vagrans
23 Jun 2022
171
Euodynerus foraminatus vagrans
23 Jun 2022
170
Sarcophaga sp.
(Common Flesh Flies)
23 Jun 2022
169
Bromus diandrus vagrans
(Ripgut Brome)
22 Jun 2022
168
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
22 Jun 2022
167
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
22 Jun 2022
166
Ceratina sp.
(Small Carpenter Bees)
21 Jun 2022
165
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
21 Jun 2022
164
Halictini
21 Jun 2022
163
Sergiolus sp.
21 Jun 2022
162
Platypezidae
(Flat-footed Flies)
18 Jun 2022
161
Crabro latipes vagrans
(Shield-handed Wasps)
17 Jun 2022
160
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
17 Jun 2022
159
Tachinidae
(Bristle Flies)
17 Jun 2022
158
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
17 Jun 2022
Female
157
Nabis sp.
17 Jun 2022
156
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
15 Jun 2022
155
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
15 Jun 2022
154
Merodon equestris vagrans
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
15 Jun 2022
153
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
15 Jun 2022
152
Orthocladiinae
12 Jun 2022
151
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
12 Jun 2022
150
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
12 Jun 2022
149
Apis mellifera vagrans
(Western Honey Bee)
12 Jun 2022
148
Calliphoridae
(Blow Flies)
12 Jun 2022
147
Syrphus opinator vagrans
(Black-margined Flower Fly)
12 Jun 2022
146
Merodon equestris vagrans
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
12 Jun 2022
145
Tachininae
12 Jun 2022
144
Adalia bipunctata vagrans
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
12 Jun 2022
143
Ichneumonidae
(Darwin Wasps)
12 Jun 2022
142
Lycogala epidendrum vagrans
(Wolf's Milk)
9 Jun 2022
141
Aphididae
(Aphids)
9 Jun 2022
140
Armadillidium vulgare vagrans
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
9 Jun 2022
139
Scaeva affinis vagrans
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
8 Jun 2022
This adult emerged from a pupa that formed from a larva that I collected from an aphid-infested Ocean Spray bush. Larva Pupa ...
138
Halictus sp.
(Furrow Bees)
8 Jun 2022
137
Leucophora sp.
8 Jun 2022
136
Anthomyia procellaris vagrans
8 Jun 2022
135
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
8 Jun 2022
134
Chrysomyinae
8 Jun 2022
133
Sarcophagidae
(Flesh Flies and Satellite Flies)
8 Jun 2022
132
Philodromidae
(Running Crab Spiders)
7 Jun 2022
On a Lewis Flax flower
131
Merodon equestris vagrans
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
7 Jun 2022
130
Magdalis subincta vagrans
5 Jun 2022
Based on the apparent 'horns'/squareness at the front of pronotum.
129
Sciaroidea
(Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
5 Jun 2022
128
Muscidae
(House Flies and Allies)
5 Jun 2022
127
Pelegrina aeneola vagrans
(Coppered White-cheeked Jumping Spider)
5 Jun 2022
126
Tachininae
5 Jun 2022
125
Buteo jamaicensis vagrans
(Red-tailed Hawk)
5 Jun 2022
124
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
31 May 2022
123
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
31 May 2022
122
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
31 May 2022
121
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
31 May 2022
120
Misumena vatia vagrans
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
31 May 2022
On sticky geranium
119
Neoneides muticus vagrans
31 May 2022
118
Scaeva affinis vagrans
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
29 May 2022
This pupa formed from this larva. I'm keeping it to see what emerges.
117
Callipepla californica vagrans
(California Quail)
28 May 2022
116
Epistrophe xanthostoma vagrans
(Emarginate Smoothtail)
26 May 2022
115
Megalonotus sabulicola vagrans
(Introduced Dirt-colored Seed Bug)
26 May 2022
114
Araniella displicata vagrans
(Six-spotted Orbweaver)
26 May 2022
113
Anthriscus caucalis vagrans
(Bur Parsley)
26 May 2022
112
Camponotus sp.
Subgenus: Myrmentoma
(Carpenter Ants)
26 May 2022
111
Eupeodes fumipennis vagrans
(Western Aphideater)
26 May 2022
110
Ceratina sp.
(Small Carpenter Bees)
26 May 2022
109
Scathophaga stercoraria vagrans
(Golden Dung Fly)
26 May 2022
108
Oxyopes scalaris vagrans
(Western Lynx Spider)
26 May 2022
On an ocean spray leaf.
107
Epalpus signifer vagrans
(Early Tachinid Fly)
26 May 2022
106
Hippodamia convergens vagrans
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
26 May 2022
105
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
26 May 2022
Female
104
Agaricales
(Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies)
26 May 2022
103
Scaeva affinis vagrans
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
25 May 2022

On Ocean Spray bush infected with Aphids.

20 mm

102
Eumerus sp.
24 May 2022
101
Aphis sp.
24 May 2022
On the growing stems of an ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor).
100
Anthophorini
(Digger Bees)
24 May 2022
99
Anthophora sp.
(Common Digger Bees)
24 May 2022
98
Eumerus sp.
24 May 2022
97
Aphididae
(Aphids)
24 May 2022
96
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
23 May 2022
95
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
23 May 2022
94
Pieris sp.
(Garden Whites)
23 May 2022
93
Chlorochroa sp.
Subgenus: Chlorochroa
21 May 2022
92
Tipulomorpha
(Crane Flies)
20 May 2022
91
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
5 May 2022
90
Sitona lineatus vagrans
(Pea Weevil)
4 May 2022
On outside door frame. ~ 3 mm
89
Glischrochilus quadrisignatus vagrans
(Four-spotted Sap Beetle)
4 May 2022
In grass cuttings by compost
88
Xorides californicus vagrans
4 May 2022
Male Xorides with a box elder bug in the background.
87
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
4 May 2022
86
Lacon sp.
4 May 2022
On spruce stump
85
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
3 May 2022
84
Polyxenus lagurus nearcticus
(Bristly Millipede)
28 Apr 2022

Found under a rotting board.

2 mm

83
Anthophora pacifica nearcticus
(Pacific Digger Bee)
28 Apr 2022
82
Armadillidium vulgare nearcticus
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
27 Apr 2022

Under a rotting piece of wood.

Length ~ 2 mm.

81
Priocnemis oregona nearcticus
25 Apr 2022
13 mm I'm not sure if I see the row of teeth on the hind tibia. But other than that, it looks like Priocnemis oregona to me. (IDed by bugeric on iNat on11 Mar 24.)
80
Anthophora pacifica nearcticus
(Pacific Digger Bee)
24 Apr 2022
79
Orsodacne atra nearcticus
24 Apr 2022
78
Gravenhorstiini
24 Apr 2022
Length 18 mm
77
Bombylius major nearcticus
(Greater Bee Fly)
24 Apr 2022
76
Eupeodes fumipennis nearcticus
(Western Aphideater)
24 Apr 2022
75
Eupeodes fumipennis nearcticus
(Western Aphideater)
24 Apr 2022
74
Orsodacne atra nearcticus
24 Apr 2022
73
Xorides californicus nearcticus
23 Apr 2022
72
Bibio sp.
(March Flies)
23 Apr 2022
8 mm
71
Halictus tripartitus nearcticus
(Tripartite Sweat Bee)
23 Apr 2022
7 mm
70
Vespula pensylvanica nearcticus
(Western Yellowjacket)
23 Apr 2022
69
Zenaida macroura nearcticus
(Mourning Dove)
23 Apr 2022
68
Scaeva affinis nearcticus
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
22 Apr 2022
67
Myopa vicaria nearcticus
22 Apr 2022

Comment from alisonnetta on this observation.

66
Oxyopes scalaris nearcticus
(Western Lynx Spider)
22 Apr 2022
65
Thomisidae
(Crab Spiders)
22 Apr 2022
64
Phidippus audax nearcticus
(Bold Jumping Spider)
22 Apr 2022
Hanging out with a garter snake
63
Tetramorium immigrans nearcticus
(Immigrant Pavement Ant)
21 Apr 2022
4 mm. Under rock in backyard.
62
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
21 Apr 2022
6 mm. On dandelion
61
Blaniulidae
(Thin Snake Millipedes)
21 Apr 2022
Length 20 mm
60
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
17 Apr 2022

On outside wall of house. body length 4 mm.

jlr2018: Three pair of spines on ventral side of tibia I, pointy (rather than spatulate) setae on abdomen.

59
Syrphini
15 Apr 2022
58
Enoclerus eximius nearcticus
8 Apr 2022
On spruce stump
57
Adalia bipunctata nearcticus
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
8 Apr 2022
56
Gelis sp.
4 Apr 2022
Emerged today from spider egg sac that I found on March 9. This male mated with one of the female Gelis wasps in the plastic bag that contained the sample.
55
Gelis sp.
4 Apr 2022

Female Gelis wasp that emerged today from spider eggs sacs that I collected from my yard on March 9.

6 mm

54
Gelis sp.
4 Apr 2022

On March 9 I collected some spider egg sacs that I found under a rock in our yard. I put them in a bag to see what would come out.

Today about a dozen Gelis wasps emerged, mostly females. This is a female on an egg sac.

53
Bassaniana sp.
3 Apr 2022
On wall of house. ~ 4 mm body length
52
Vespula pensylvanica nearcticus
(Western Yellowjacket)
1 Apr 2022
51
Eupeodes sp.
Subgenus: Metasyrphus
(Aphideaters)
31 Mar 2022
50
Sergiolus sp.
30 Mar 2022
Found on wall inside house. Body length 9 mm
49
Epalpus signifer nearcticus
(Early Tachinid Fly)
30 Mar 2022
48
Bitoma crenata nearcticus
(Crenate Cylindrical Bark Beetle)
29 Mar 2022
On birch stump. 3 mm
47
Colopterus truncatus nearcticus
28 Mar 2022

3 mm. On compost bin

BugGuide ID

Osmia lignaria nearcticus
(Mason Bees)
27 Mar 2022
It looks like he has a load of mites around his waist.
45
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
27 Mar 2022
44
Scathophaga sp.
27 Mar 2022
43
Ceroxys latiusculus nearcticus
(Narrow-Banded Picture-Winged Fly)
27 Mar 2022
On shovel handle next to compost bin.
42
Rhyparochromus vulgaris nearcticus
27 Mar 2022
41
Empis sp.
26 Mar 2022
40
Bombus huntii nearcticus
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
26 Mar 2022
39
Pieris rapae nearcticus
(Cabbage White)
25 Mar 2022
On the side of the shed. 17 mm
38
Lygaeus kalmii nearcticus
(Small Milkweed Bug)
25 Mar 2022
37
Accipiter cooperii nearcticus
(Cooper's Hawk)
25 Mar 2022
36
Priocnemis oregona nearcticus
24 Mar 2022
Running around on ground.
35
Dahlica sp.
24 Mar 2022

Moving slowly on a spruce stump. ~ 5 mm.

Three-sided in cross section and sand-covered.

Ref. Charley Eiseman and Noah Carney's Tracks & Signs of Insects, p.250

34
Ceratagallia sp.
24 Mar 2022
On front porch. 3 mm
33
Salticus scenicus nearcticus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
24 Mar 2022
32
Formica sp.
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
23 Mar 2022
4.5 mm
31
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
23 Mar 2022
On front porch. ~ 5 mm
30
Oxyopes scalaris nearcticus
(Western Lynx Spider)
22 Mar 2022
On front porch wall. ~ 7 mm
29
Tetramorium immigrans nearcticus
(Immigrant Pavement Ant)
18 Mar 2022
On ground at the base of a spruce stump. 4 mm
28
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
18 Mar 2022
On spruce stump
27
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
18 Mar 2022
At the base of the spruce stump. 4 mm
26
Mycetophilidae
(Fungus Gnats)
17 Mar 2022
length 5 mm
25
Polistes dominula nearcticus
(European Paper Wasp)
16 Mar 2022

First one I've seen this year.

17 mm

24
Muscidae
(House Flies and Allies)
16 Mar 2022
23
Mompha sp.
14 Mar 2022

Wing length ~ 6 mm

Captured near lamp in bedroom

BugGuide ID

22
Crucibulum laeve nearcticus
(Common Bird's Nest Fungus)
13 Mar 2022
Cup ~ 5 mm diameter On an old wood chip in yard
21
Phidippus audax nearcticus
(Bold Jumping Spider)
7 Mar 2022
The Bold Jumper that I saw yesterday has found a meal. Black Blow Fly maybe?
20
Phidippus audax nearcticus
(Bold Jumping Spider)
6 Mar 2022
19
Mycetophilidae
(Fungus Gnats)
5 Mar 2022
On compost
18
Mycetophilidae
(Fungus Gnats)
2 Mar 2022
On compost bin. ~ 4 mm It's warmed up a bit and has been raining lately. Lots of small flies around the compost. Here's one that I found today that I think is a new family in the yard. Looks like a fungus gnat to me (Mycetophilidae), but I could b ...
17
Psychodidae
(Moth Flies)
1 Mar 2022
From compost pile
16
Mycetophilidae
(Fungus Gnats)
1 Mar 2022
On compost
15
Lacon sp.
1 Mar 2022
On spruce stump
14
Corvus corax nearcticus
(Common Raven)
25 Feb 2022
13
Buteo jamaicensis nearcticus
(Red-tailed Hawk)
25 Feb 2022
12
Accipiter cooperii nearcticus
(Cooper's Hawk)
22 Feb 2022
11
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
18 Feb 2022
Front porch, 9 deg C, 7 mm.
10
Dacrymyces stillatus nearcticus
15 Feb 2022
Noticed after rain on old spruce stump. ~ 3 mm
9
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
10 Feb 2022

Found on wall by front porch.

~ 5 deg C. Length 7 mm.

8
Phormia regina nearcticus
9 Feb 2022
First observation on spruce stump this year.
7
Reduvius personatus nearcticus
(Masked Hunter)
18 Jan 2022
On the ground at the base of spruce stump. ~ 4 mm
6
Sciaridae
(Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
16 Jan 2022

Captured in the kitchen. Cooled in the fridge, then (a bit too long) in the freezer.

~ 2.5 mm

5
Polycauliona sp.
14 Jan 2022

On concrete blocks facing east.

Shrubby sunburst lichen (Polycauliona candelaria) maybe?

4
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
13 Jan 2022

On window sill.

~ 8 mm

3
Gryllus veletis nearcticus
(Spring Field Cricket)
13 Jan 2022

Found under a rock after snow melt.

20 mm

2
Steatoda sp.
(False Widow Spiders)
5 Jan 2022

Found under the bark of a dead cherry tree.

Body length ~4 mm

1
Spinus psaltria nearcticus
(Lesser Goldfinch)
2 Jan 2022