Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Taxa seen in 2016

138
Chrysoperla sp.
(Common Green Lacewings)
20 Dec 2016
On a Rocky Mountain bristle cone pine in our back yard.
137
Vespula pensylvanica
(Western Yellowjacket)
19 Oct 2016
136
Eristalis tenax
(Common Drone Fly)
19 Oct 2016
135
Pimplinae
18 Oct 2016
134
Muscidae
(House Flies and Allies)
16 Oct 2016
133
Panzeria sp.
16 Oct 2016
132
Delphinium ajacis
(Doubtful Knight's-Spur)
16 Oct 2016
131
Salticus scenicus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
16 Oct 2016
130
Harmonia axyridis
(Asian Lady Beetle)
16 Oct 2016
129
Spinus psaltria
(Lesser Goldfinch)
16 Oct 2016
128
Melanoplus femurrubrum
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
16 Oct 2016
127
Taraxacum officinale
(Common Dandelion)
16 Oct 2016
126
Junco hyemalis
(Dark-eyed Junco)
16 Oct 2016
125
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
16 Oct 2016
On ground in leaf litter. BugGuide ID
124
Lucilia sp.
16 Oct 2016
123
Thecophora sp.
14 Oct 2016

Comment from alisonnetta.

122
Boisea rubrolineata
(Western Boxelder Bug)
12 Oct 2016
121
Ectemnius sp.
12 Oct 2016
With a captured hover fly
120
Pompilinae
12 Oct 2016
119
Anthocoris sp.
12 Oct 2016
Small (~3 mm) bug on birch tree
118
Chlorochroa sp.
11 Oct 2016
On a hollyhock leaf
117
Calaphidini
11 Oct 2016
Winged aphid on the bottom of a raspberry leaf
116
Sceliphron caementarium
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
10 Oct 2016
115
Antheminia eurynota remota
10 Oct 2016
On Parsley plant
114
Phormia regina remota
10 Oct 2016
113
Rhyparochromus vulgaris remota
8 Oct 2016
112
Villa sp.
5 Oct 2016
111
Dendryphantini
5 Oct 2016

Jumping around on the dashboard of our Prius

BugGuide ID: Looks like a young Pelegrina or similar taxon.

110
Polistes dominula remota
(European Paper Wasp)
2 Oct 2016
109
Coccinella septempunctata remota
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
2 Oct 2016
108
Eumenes sp.
(Typical Potter Wasps)
2 Oct 2016
107
Lygus sp.
2 Oct 2016
106
Calopompilus pyrrhomelas remota
2 Oct 2016
On parsley flowers
105
Ichneumonini
2 Oct 2016
104
Pipizinae
(Pitheads & Kin)
2 Oct 2016
103
Syritta pipiens remota
(Common Compost Fly)
2 Oct 2016
102
Hylaeus sp.
28 Sep 2016
101
Pica hudsonia remota
(Black-billed Magpie)
28 Sep 2016
100
Gymnosoma sp.
28 Sep 2016
99
Brochymena sp.
(Rough Stink Bugs)
27 Sep 2016
98
Corvus brachyrhynchos remota
(American Crow)
25 Sep 2016
97
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
24 Sep 2016
96
Archytas sp.
24 Sep 2016
95
Vespula germanica remota
(German Yellowjacket)
21 Sep 2016
94
Osbornellus borealis remota
20 Sep 2016
93
Bombycilla cedrorum remota
(Cedar Waxwing)
19 Sep 2016
92
Ancistrocerus adiabatus remota
19 Sep 2016
91
Oxyopes scalaris remota
(Western Lynx Spider)
18 Sep 2016
90
Megacyllene robiniae remota
(Locust Borer)
11 Sep 2016
89
Callopistromyia annulipes remota
(Peacock Fly)
10 Sep 2016
On front porch doing his wings-up peacock dance BugGuide ID
88
Thamnophis elegans vagrans
(Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)
7 Sep 2016
87
Nabis sp.
7 Sep 2016
86
Euschistus sp.
(Brown Stink Bugs)
7 Sep 2016
85
Eristalis hirta vagrans
(Black-footed Drone Fly)
5 Sep 2016
84
Sarcophaga sp.
(Common Flesh Flies)
5 Sep 2016
83
Stenodynerus sp.
(Stenodynerus)
5 Sep 2016
82
Mecaphesa sp.
5 Sep 2016
81
Lestes congener vagrans
(Spotted Spreadwing)
5 Sep 2016
80
Eupeodes fumipennis vagrans
(Western Aphideater)
5 Sep 2016

On California Poppy flower

BugGuide ID

79
Bombus rufocinctus vagrans
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
5 Sep 2016
78
Megalotomus quinquespinosus vagrans
(Lupine Bug)
5 Sep 2016
77
Vespula alascensis vagrans
(Alaska Yellowjacket)
25 Aug 2016
76
Agapostemon sp.
Subgenus: Agapostemon
(Striped Sweat Bees)
24 Aug 2016
Male on Blanket Flower
75
Ancistrocerus albophaleratus vagrans
(White-banded Potter Wasp)
24 Aug 2016
74
Rhopalapion longirostre vagrans
(Hollyhock Weevil)
24 Aug 2016

Male

On Hollyhock plant

73
Buathra perplexa vagrans
20 Aug 2016

Female

BugGuide

First Idaho iNat observation. I also recorded one at Idler's Rest.

72
Anthomyia procellaris vagrans
18 Aug 2016
Several of these flies sit on top of stakes and on raspberry leaves in morning sun. BugGuide ID Female
71
Araneus sp.
(Angulate and Roundshouldered Orbweavers)
17 Aug 2016

BugGuide ID: We don't know if illaudatus gets that far north. If not, we would certainly suggest gemmoides

70
Buteo swainsoni vagrans
(Swainson's Hawk)
17 Aug 2016
69
Cercyonis pegala vagrans
(Common Wood-Nymph)
17 Aug 2016
On a raspberry leaf
68
Pero morrisonaria vagrans
(Morrison's Pero Moth)
16 Aug 2016
Resting on my windowsill. Wingspan 40 mm.
67
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
15 Aug 2016
66
Halictus ligatus vagrans
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
15 Aug 2016
65
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
14 Aug 2016
Appears to be nesting in a hole bored into an old log.
64
Epilobium brachycarpum vagrans
(Panicled Willowherb)
14 Aug 2016
63
Ceratina acantha vagrans
(Small Carpenter Bees)
13 Aug 2016
IDed by Nathaniel Green, WSU PhD student
62
Armadillidium vulgare vagrans
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
13 Aug 2016
Rolls up into a perfect ball when disturbed.
61
Chrysopa oculata vagrans
(Stink Lacewings)
12 Aug 2016
Noting the facial markings (esp. reddish Y mark). @jonathan142
60
Anthidium manicatum vagrans
(European Woolcarder Bee)
12 Aug 2016
59
Colaptes auratus vagrans
(Northern Flicker)
8 Aug 2016
58
Eratigena agrestis vagrans
(Hobo Spider)
7 Aug 2016
ID as male hobo spider was confirmed at BugGuide.
57
Phalangium opilio vagrans
(European Harvestman)
7 Aug 2016
56
Pheucticus melanocephalus vagrans
(Black-headed Grosbeak)
2 Aug 2016
Female
55
Condylostylus occidentalis vagrans
31 Jul 2016

Small fly (~4 mm) darting around on surface of raspberry leaves

BugGuide ID

54
Sitta canadensis vagrans
(Red-breasted Nuthatch)
31 Jul 2016
53
Colias eurytheme vagrans
(Orange Sulphur)
31 Jul 2016
52
Haemorhous mexicanus vagrans
(House Finch)
31 Jul 2016
51
Phyciodes mylitta vagrans
(Mylitta Crescent)
31 Jul 2016
50
Pieris rapae vagrans
(Cabbage White)
30 Jul 2016
49
Orthotrichaceae
30 Jul 2016
On base of birch trunk, north side
48
Ochlodes sylvanoides vagrans
(Woodland Skipper)
30 Jul 2016
47
Bombus vagans vagrans
(Half-black Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2016
46
Campanula rapunculoides vagrans
(Creeping Bellflower)
29 Jul 2016
45
Melissodes sp.
29 Jul 2016
44
Bombus occidentalis vagrans
(Western Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2016
43
Calliphora vicina vagrans
(Blue Blowfly)
27 Jul 2016
Large fly (~13 mm) on inside window screen.
42
Poecile atricapillus vagrans
(Black-capped Chickadee)
24 Jul 2016
41
Dissosteira carolina vagrans
(Carolina Grasshopper)
24 Jul 2016
Looks like a Mourning Cloak when flying
40
Mephitis mephitis vagrans
(Striped Skunk)
24 Jul 2016
39
Dryobates pubescens vagrans
(Downy Woodpecker)
24 Jul 2016
38
Phasianus colchicus vagrans
(Ring-necked Pheasant)
24 Jul 2016
37
Tipulidae
(Large Crane Flies)
23 Jul 2016
36
Bombus huntii vagrans
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
22 Jul 2016
35
Hippodamia convergens vagrans
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
22 Jul 2016
34
Philodromus sp.
(Running Crab Spiders)
21 Jul 2016
33
Tragopogon dubius vagrans
(Yellow Salsify)
21 Jul 2016
32
Zenaida macroura vagrans
(Mourning Dove)
21 Jul 2016
31
Lactuca serriola vagrans
(Prickly Lettuce)
21 Jul 2016
30
Triepeolus sp.
(Longhorn-cuckoo Bees)
21 Jul 2016
29
Pseudacris regilla vagrans
(Pacific Chorus Frog)
21 Jul 2016
About 4 cm. Found jumping on steps to the front porch.
28
Hemipenthes sp.
19 Jul 2016
27
Aphaenogaster occidentalis vagrans
(Spine-waisted Ants)
19 Jul 2016
Under a board next to the compost pile. Length ~ 3mm. BugGuide ID
26
Formica neoclara vagrans
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
19 Jul 2016
Nesting under boards on ground near compost.
25
Megaloceroea recticornis vagrans
19 Jul 2016
24
Agaricus sp.
(Field and Button Mushrooms)
18 Jul 2016
Growing in lawn after rain. Cap 10 cm diameter, stipe 5 cm long and 2 cm wide. Made a spore ring and added its photo.
23
Tanacetum parthenium vagrans
(Feverfew)
18 Jul 2016
Yard weed
22
Trifolium repens vagrans
(White Clover)
18 Jul 2016
21
Osmia sp.
(Mason Bees)
18 Jul 2016
20
Strymon melinus vagrans
(Gray Hairstreak)
18 Jul 2016
19
Apis mellifera vagrans
(Western Honey Bee)
16 Jul 2016
18
Papilio rutulus vagrans
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
16 Jul 2016
17
Selasphorus calliope vagrans
(Calliope Hummingbird)
13 Jul 2016
Female at feeder
16
Braconidae
(Braconid Wasps)
10 Jul 2016
15
Malva neglecta vagrans
(Dwarf Mallow)
9 Jul 2016
14
Sciurus niger vagrans
(Fox Squirrel)
9 Jul 2016
13
Autographa californica vagrans
(Alfalfa Looper)
9 Jul 2016
This poor moth was being attacked by ants and could no longer fly. It may Be too far gone to identify, but I thought I'd give it a try. You can see one of the ants on the moth's front leg in the second picture. I took a video and tried to post it, ...
12
Megachile sp.
Subgenus: Xanthosarus
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
9 Jul 2016
11
Sonchus asper vagrans
(Prickly Sowthistle)
9 Jul 2016
10
Lapsana communis vagrans
(Nipplewort)
9 Jul 2016
9
Limax maximus vagrans
(Leopard Slug)
8 Jul 2016
8
Oecanthus sp.
(Common Tree Crickets)
8 Jul 2016
This is either Riley's or Snowy tree cricket - evidenced by the equally sized and spaced white dots on the abdomen, and the black intermittent rings on the antennae. Nymphs cannot be ID'd to species without a close view of the black dots on the front ...
7
Spinus tristis vagrans
(American Goldfinch)
7 Jul 2016
6
Chironomini
7 Jul 2016
Probably Chironomus BugGuide ID
5
Passer domesticus vagrans
(House Sparrow)
7 Jul 2016
Male
4
Streptopelia decaocto vagrans
(Eurasian Collared-Dove)
7 Jul 2016
3
Turdus migratorius vagrans
(American Robin)
7 Jul 2016
2
Centrodera spurca vagrans
(Yellow Douglas-fir Borer)
6 Jul 2016
Just hanging out on a raspberry leaf. Doesn't seem to mind having his picture taken. Body length ~ 30 mm
1
Dolichovespula maculata vagrans
(Bald-faced Hornet)
6 Jul 2016

This is the first observation from the yard!

I hope to find and identify as many species as possible on our little quarter-acre lot.