Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Taxa seen in 2018

185
Prociphilus sp.
17 Oct 2018

Swarms of these flying around today.

Body length ~ 3mm

BugGuide ID

184
Ageleninae
(Typical Funnel Weavers)
13 Oct 2018
183
Phalangium opilio
(European Harvestman)
8 Oct 2018
182
Ectemnius cephalotes
(Large Ectemnius)
19 Sep 2018
181
Melanoplus femurrubrum
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
19 Sep 2018
Female
180
Hylaeus sp.
18 Sep 2018
179
Ancistrocerus sp.
18 Sep 2018
178
Castianeira sp.
(Ant-mimic Sac Spiders)
17 Sep 2018
177
Passaloecus sp.
(Picket-boring Aphid Wasps)
15 Sep 2018
176
Halictus ligatus
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
14 Sep 2018
175
Ectemnius ruficornis
14 Sep 2018

Spruce stump

matthias22 matthias22: Female clypeus golden, tergum 1 with spots

174
Crabro sp.
(Shield-handed Wasps)
14 Sep 2018
Bringing an insect back to the hole in the stump.
173
Iphthiminus serratus
(Serrated Darkling Beetle)
14 Sep 2018
172
Polistes dominula
(European Paper Wasp)
14 Sep 2018
171
Braconinae
14 Sep 2018
size 1 cm
170
Ammophila sp.
(Thread-waisted Sand Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
169
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
13 Sep 2018
Nesting at spruce stump
168
Sympetrum pallipes
(Striped Meadowhawk)
4 Sep 2018
167
Strymon melinus
(Gray Hairstreak)
16 Aug 2018
166
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
15 Aug 2018
165
Philanthus gibbosus
(Hump-backed Beewolf)
15 Aug 2018
164
Xestoleptura crassipes
14 Aug 2018
163
Tachytes sp.
(Sand-loving Wasps)
13 Aug 2018
162
Syritta pipiens
(Common Compost Fly)
13 Aug 2018
161
Bombus huntii
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
11 Aug 2018
160
Villa sp.
9 Aug 2018
159
Rhyparochromus vulgaris
9 Aug 2018
158
Chrysopa oculata
(Stink Lacewings)
9 Aug 2018
157
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
31 Jul 2018
Male
156
Larinus curtus
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
31 Jul 2018
155
Pieris rapae
(Cabbage White)
29 Jul 2018
154
Bombus occidentalis
(Western Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2018
153
Bombus californicus
(Bumble Bees)
29 Jul 2018
152
Coccinella septempunctata
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
29 Jul 2018
151
Bombus vagans
(Half-black Bumble Bee)
29 Jul 2018
150
Krombeinopyga pumila
28 Jul 2018

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

7 mm

149
Gymnosporangium globosum
(Juniper-hawthorn Rust)
28 Jul 2018
On Douglas Hawthorn leaves 5 - 7 mm tall
148
Monodontomerus sp.
28 Jul 2018
Hanging out at the bee hotel ~ 3 mm
147
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
26 Jul 2018
146
Bombus griseocollis
(Brown-belted Bumble Bee)
24 Jul 2018
On a Hollyhock flower
145
Megachile rotundata
(Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee)
15 Jul 2018
144
Exitianus exitiosus
(Gray Lawn Leafhopper)
15 Jul 2018
143
Hoplitis albifrons
(White-fronted Small-Mason)
15 Jul 2018
Inspecting a drilled hole in a spruce stump
142
Leucospis affinis
15 Jul 2018
141
Megachile angelarum
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018

Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.

Length 10 mm

140
Megachile pugnata
(Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving drilled hole in spruce stump. Length 17 mm
139
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!)
138
Heriades sp.
Subgenus: Neotrypetes
(Armored-Resin Bees)
14 Jul 2018
Caught leaving small beetle(?) hole in spruce stump. Length 6 mm
137
Lepturobosca chrysocoma
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
12 Jul 2018
136
Bombus appositus
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
11 Jul 2018
23 mm
135
Synanthedon bibionipennis
(Strawberry Crown Moth)
11 Jul 2018
Mating pair
134
Wroughtonia sp.
11 Jul 2018
133
Macaria lorquinaria
(Lorquin's Angle)
9 Jul 2018
132
Archips argyrospila
(Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth)
9 Jul 2018
Length 11 mm
131
Xysticus sp.
(Ground Crab Spiders)
9 Jul 2018
130
Forficula auricularia
(European Earwig)
8 Jul 2018
Found on peach pit bought at the Farmers' Market
129
Epicauta puncticollis
(Burning Blister Beetles)
7 Jul 2018
128
Neurocolpus sp.
7 Jul 2018
127
Phylloecus trimaculatus
(Rose Shoot Sawfly)
6 Jul 2018
126
Lestica sp.
5 Jul 2018
Captured while leaving drilled hole in spruce stump.
125
Harmonia axyridis
(Asian Lady Beetle)
4 Jul 2018
124
Anthrenus verbasci
(Varied Carpet Beetle)
4 Jul 2018
123
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.

122
Papilio multicaudata
(Two-tailed Swallowtail)
4 Jul 2018
121
Brochymena sp.
(Rough Stink Bugs)
4 Jul 2018
120
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
3 Jul 2018
119
Sceliphron caementarium
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
3 Jul 2018
118
Macrosiphum rosae
(Rose Aphid)
3 Jul 2018
On a rose stem
117
Hypericum perforatum
(Common St. John's Wort)
2 Jul 2018
116
Chrysolina sp.
Subgenus: Hypericia
2 Jul 2018
115
Euodynerus foraminatus
1 Jul 2018
114
Brachymeria sp.
30 Jun 2018
113
Systoechus sp.
(Woolly Bee Flies)
30 Jun 2018
BugGuide ID Systoechus - Female
112
Condylostylus occidentalis
30 Jun 2018
111
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
29 Jun 2018
110
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
109
Bombus vosnesenskii nearcticus
(Yellow-faced Bumble Bee)
27 Jun 2018
On a California Poppy
108
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
27 Jun 2018
107
Lacon sp.
27 Jun 2018
On spruce stump
106
Agapostemon sp.
Subgenus: Agapostemon
(Striped Sweat Bees)
27 Jun 2018
105
Misumena vatia nearcticus
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
26 Jun 2018
With bee prey
104
Cerceris sp.
(Typical Weevil Wasps and Allies)
24 Jun 2018
103
Spilichneumon sp.
24 Jun 2018
102
Eristalis sp.
Subgenus: Eoseristalis
(Drone Flies)
24 Jun 2018
Eristalis hirta or E. nemorum?
101
Anastrangalia laetifica nearcticus
(Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle)
24 Jun 2018
100
Rhionaeschna multicolor nearcticus
(Blue-eyed Darner)
23 Jun 2018
99
Argia vivida nearcticus
(Vivid Dancer)
22 Jun 2018
98
Okanagana sp.
(Whip Cicadas)
22 Jun 2018
97
Plutella xylostella nearcticus
(Diamondback Moth)
21 Jun 2018
96
Hemipenthes sp.
21 Jun 2018
95
Buprestidae
(Jewel Beetles)
21 Jun 2018
94
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
21 Jun 2018
93
Parancistrocerus sp.
(Parancistrocerus)
21 Jun 2018
92
Perithous scurra neomexicanus
19 Jun 2018
91
Gasteruption sp.
19 Jun 2018
90
Phymatodes dimidiatus neomexicanus
19 Jun 2018
89
Pristaulacus sp.
19 Jun 2018
88
Vespula pensylvanica neomexicanus
(Western Yellowjacket)
19 Jun 2018
87
Dolichovespula maculata neomexicanus
(Bald-faced Hornet)
19 Jun 2018
86
Psenini
15 Jun 2018

~12 mm

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

85
Chrysis sp.
(Chrysis)
14 Jun 2018

Captured on spruce stump, cooled and photographed.

Length 9 mm

84
Noctua pronuba neomexicanus
(Large Yellow Underwing)
13 Jun 2018
83
Gyponana sp.
Subgenus: Gyponana
12 Jun 2018
82
Sarcophagidae
(Flesh Flies and Satellite Flies)
12 Jun 2018
81
Papilio rutulus neomexicanus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
12 Jun 2018
80
Eristalis tenax neomexicanus
(Common Drone Fly)
11 Jun 2018
79
Coenonympha california neomexicanus
(Common Ringlet)
11 Jun 2018
78
Gymnosoma sp.
8 Jun 2018
77
Dactylis glomerata neomexicanus
(Orchard Grass)
7 Jun 2018
76
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
7 Jun 2018
75
Enallagma carunculatum neomexicanus
(Tule Bluet)
7 Jun 2018
Male
74
Armadillidium vulgare neomexicanus
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
7 Jun 2018
73
Salticus scenicus neomexicanus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
6 Jun 2018
On the spruce stump
72
Aedes sierrensis neomexicanus
(Western Treehole Mosquito)
6 Jun 2018
71
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
4 Jun 2018
70
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
4 Jun 2018
69
Tipula sp.
(Common Crane Flies)
3 Jun 2018
68
Apis mellifera neomexicanus
(Western Honey Bee)
1 Jun 2018
67
Megachile melanophaea neomexicanus
(Black-and-gray Leafcutter Bee)
1 Jun 2018
66
Brymblia quadrimaculella neomexicanus
31 May 2018
65
Autographa californica neomexicanus
(Alfalfa Looper)
30 May 2018
64
Merodon equestris neomexicanus
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
29 May 2018
63
Plathemis lydia neomexicanus
(Common Whitetail)
28 May 2018
Adult female
62
Hesperis matronalis neomexicanus
(Dame's Rocket)
28 May 2018
61
Ceraleptus denticulatus neomexicanus
28 May 2018
60
Panurginus sp.
27 May 2018
59
Agaricales
(Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies)
27 May 2018
58
Melecta sp.
Subgenus: Melecta
(Mourning Bees)
27 May 2018
57
Andrena sp.
Subgenus: Trachandrena
(Mining Bees)
27 May 2018
56
Alaus melanops neomexicanus
(Western Eyed Click Beetle)
25 May 2018
55
Bombus nevadensis neomexicanus
(Nevada Bumble Bee)
25 May 2018
54
Bombylius major neomexicanus
(Greater Bee Fly)
25 May 2018
53
Sphaerophoria sp.
(Globetails)
25 May 2018
52
Oxyopes scalaris neomexicanus
(Western Lynx Spider)
25 May 2018
51
Euschistus sp.
(Brown Stink Bugs)
25 May 2018
50
Xorides californicus neomexicanus
24 May 2018
Female ovipositing in a spruce stump. The whole process took about 90 minutes.
49
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
23 May 2018
48
Lygaeus kalmii neomexicanus
(Small Milkweed Bug)
23 May 2018
47
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
22 May 2018
Female
46
Polochrum sp.
22 May 2018
Hanging out on an old spruce stump entering blue orchard bee nest holes
45
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
22 May 2018
4 mm
44
Vespula altropilosa neomexicanus
(Prairie Yellowjacket)
22 May 2018
Trapped inside house
43
Sapyga sp.
20 May 2018
42
Blera scitula neomexicanus
(Western Wood Fly)
20 May 2018
41
Formica sp.
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
20 May 2018
40
Andrena prunorum neomexicanus
(Prunus Miner Bee)
16 May 2018
39
Adalia bipunctata neomexicanus
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
16 May 2018
38
Pterophoridae
(Plume Moths)
13 May 2018
37
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
13 May 2018
36
Rhamphomyia sp.
12 May 2018

There were lots of these on Sticky Geranium flowers.

BugGuide ID

Female

35
Philodromus sp.
(Running Crab Spiders)
12 May 2018
34
Neoneides muticus neomexicanus
10 May 2018
33
Deroceras reticulatum neomexicanus
(Milky Slug)
10 May 2018
32
Platycryptus californicus neomexicanus
6 May 2018
31
Carabus nemoralis neomexicanus
(Bronze Ground Beetle)
6 May 2018
30
Nomada crotchii neomexicanus
(Crotch's Nomad)
5 May 2018
29
Vespula germanica neomexicanus
(German Yellowjacket)
5 May 2018
28
Banchus sp.
5 May 2018

BugGuide, Male

First Banchus iNat observation in Idaho

27
Orussus occidentalis neomexicanus
(Orussus)
3 May 2018
26
Erodium cicutarium neomexicanus
(Redstem Stork's-Bill)
3 May 2018
25
Capsella bursa-pastoris neomexicanus
(Shepherd's-Purse)
2 May 2018
24
Lithobiidae
30 Apr 2018
~30 mm
23
Anthophora sp.
(Common Digger Bees)
29 Apr 2018
Temp 11 C
22
Eupeodes sp.
(Aphideaters)
29 Apr 2018
On Tall Oregon Grape leaf
21
Gravenhorstiini
27 Apr 2018
20
Ophion sp.
27 Apr 2018
19
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
27 Apr 2018
18
Leucophora sp.
27 Apr 2018
17
Camponotus modoc propinqua
(Western Black Carpenter Ant)
26 Apr 2018
16
Temnoscheila chlorodia propinqua
(Pine Trogossitid Beetle)
26 Apr 2018
15
Hippodamia convergens propinqua
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
25 Apr 2018
14
Chrironomidae
(Non-biting Midges)
25 Apr 2018
13
Harpalinae
24 Apr 2018
12
Pelegrina sp.
(White-cheeked Jumping Spiders)
23 Apr 2018
11
Halictus confusus propinqua
(Confusing Furrow Bee)
20 Apr 2018
10
Polygonia satyrus propinqua
(Satyr Comma)
19 Apr 2018
9
Gonia sp.
(Cutworm Flies)
11 Apr 2018
8
Priocnemis oregona propinqua
9 Apr 2018
7
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
9 Apr 2018
On common chickweed flowers
6
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.
5
Epalpus signifer propinqua
(Early Tachinid Fly)
29 Mar 2018
On Common Chickweed flowers
4
Psilopa sp.
29 Mar 2018

~ 3 mm

On common chickweed flower

BugGuide ID

3
Thyanta sp.
18 Jan 2018
2
Spinus pinus propinqua
(Pine Siskin)
17 Jan 2018
1
Kleidocerys resedae propinqua
(Birch Catkin Bug)
12 Jan 2018
5 degrees C, length ~4 mm, on moss at base of birch tree