Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Taxa seen in 2019

106
Chrysoperla sp.
(Common Green Lacewings)
20 Dec 2019
In house, 10 mm
105
Ageleninae
(Typical Funnel Weavers)
24 Nov 2019
104
Adalia bipunctata
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
25 Oct 2019
103
Lasioglossum sp.
Subgenus: Dialictus
25 Oct 2019
102
Cycloneda polita
(Western Polished Lady Beetle)
25 Oct 2019
101
Gelis sp.
25 Oct 2019

Female

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100
Harmonia axyridis
(Asian Lady Beetle)
25 Oct 2019
99
Hippodamia convergens
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
25 Oct 2019
98
Calliphoridae
(Blow Flies)
25 Oct 2019
97
Syrphus opinator
(Black-margined Flower Fly)
25 Oct 2019
On big sage flowers
96
Lygus sp.
25 Oct 2019
95
Parmelia sulcata
(Shield Lichen)
22 Oct 2019
On a European Weeping Birch trunk
94
Vespula pensylvanica
(Western Yellowjacket)
16 Oct 2019
93
Eupeodes fumipennis
(Western Aphideater)
15 Oct 2019
92
Pterostichus melanarius
(Rain Beetle)
15 Oct 2019
20 mm
91
Agapostemon sp.
Subgenus: Agapostemon
(Striped Sweat Bees)
15 Oct 2019
11 mm
90
Temnoscheila chlorodia
(Pine Trogossitid Beetle)
15 Oct 2019
89
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
14 Oct 2019
88
Boisea rubrolineata
(Western Boxelder Bug)
7 Oct 2019
87
Apis mellifera
(Western Honey Bee)
7 Oct 2019
On Big Sage flowers
86
Brochymena sp.
(Rough Stink Bugs)
7 Oct 2019
85
Pimpla sp.
7 Oct 2019
84
Melangyna sp.
(Halfbands)
7 Oct 2019
On Big Sage flowers
83
Scaeva affinis
(White-bowed Smoothwing)
7 Oct 2019
On Big Sagebrush
82
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
7 Oct 2019
81
Braconinae
11 Sep 2019
80
Megacyllene robiniae
(Locust Borer)
11 Sep 2019
79
Achyra rantalis
(Garden Webworm Moth)
7 Sep 2019
78
Araneus gemmoides
(Cat-faced Orbweaver)
3 Sep 2019
77
Dianthidium sp.
Subgenus: Dianthidium
(Pebble Bees)
3 Sep 2019
76
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
1 Sep 2019
Male
75
Euodynerus sp.
1 Sep 2019
On Goldenrod flowers
74
Peleteria iterans
1 Sep 2019
73
Ancistrocerus sp.
1 Sep 2019
72
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
27 Aug 2019
71
Megachile angelarum
(Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees)
27 Aug 2019
70
Hylaeus sp.
24 Aug 2019
69
Strymon melinus
(Gray Hairstreak)
24 Aug 2019
68
Syritta pipiens
(Common Compost Fly)
24 Aug 2019
67
Halyomorpha halys
(Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
24 Aug 2019
66
Ammophila sp.
(Thread-waisted Sand Wasps)
24 Aug 2019
~17 mm
65
Halictus ligatus
(Ligated Furrow Bee)
24 Aug 2019
64
Eristalis arbustorum
(Eurasian Drone Fly)
24 Aug 2019
63
Rhopalapion longirostre
(Hollyhock Weevil)
24 Aug 2019
62
Streptopelia decaocto
(Eurasian Collared-Dove)
20 Aug 2019
61
Phalangium opilio
(European Harvestman)
17 Aug 2019
60
Pieris rapae
(Cabbage White)
8 Aug 2019
59
Coelioxys sp.
Subgenus: Cyrtocoelioxys
(Sharptail Bees)
8 Aug 2019
58
Ochlodes sylvanoides
(Woodland Skipper)
8 Aug 2019
57
Melanoplus bivittatus
(Two-striped Grasshopper)
8 Aug 2019
56
Larinus curtus
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
8 Aug 2019
55
Anthidium manicatum
(European Woolcarder Bee)
8 Aug 2019
54
Bombus occidentalis
(Western Bumble Bee)
8 Aug 2019
53
Bombus vagans
(Half-black Bumble Bee)
8 Aug 2019
52
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
8 Aug 2019
51
Papilio rutulus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
20 Jul 2019
50
Vanessa cardui
(Painted Lady)
17 Jul 2019
49
Rhagoletis indifferens
(Western Cherry Fruit Fly)
14 Jul 2019
Landed on my wife while she was picking cherries.
48
Vespula consobrina
(Blackjacket)
14 Jul 2019
47
Epicauta puncticollis
(Burning Blister Beetles)
13 Jul 2019
46
Neurocolpus sp.
13 Jul 2019
45
Bombus appositus
(White-shouldered Bumble Bee)
13 Jul 2019
44
Sceliphron caementarium
(Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp)
12 Jul 2019
25 mm
43
Thomisidae
(Crab Spiders)
14 May 2019
42
Sapyga sp.
7 May 2019

Caught leaving Osmia lignaria nest in bee hotel

15 mm

41
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
7 May 2019
Female
40
Orussus sp.
(Orussus)
30 Apr 2019
Female
39
Ceraleptus denticulatus
30 Apr 2019
38
Thryomanes bewickii
(Bewick's Wren)
30 Apr 2019
37
Thamnophis elegans vagrans
(Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)
29 Apr 2019
36
Poecile atricapillus vagrans
(Black-capped Chickadee)
29 Apr 2019
35
Zonotrichia leucophrys vagrans
(White-crowned Sparrow)
28 Apr 2019
34
Setophaga townsendi vagrans
(Townsend's Warbler)
28 Apr 2019
33
Gryllus veletis vagrans
(Spring Field Cricket)
27 Apr 2019

~ 18 mm

Nymph spring field cricket Gryllus veletus?

32
Cecidomyiidae
(Gall and Forest Midges)
26 Apr 2019
These little guys (~ 2mm) have been covering the leaves of Penstemon plants in my garden for the last few days. They seem to be stuck on the leaves, unable to fly. Most have died; the one on the left is one of the few still alive, but seems unable to ...
31
Rhyparochromus vulgaris vagrans
24 Apr 2019
30
Andrena sp.
(Mining Bees)
24 Apr 2019
29
Celastrina asheri vagrans
(Asher's Blue)
24 Apr 2019
28
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus
(Vancouver Bumble Bee)
23 Apr 2019
27
Lithobiomorpha
(Stone Centipedes)
23 Apr 2019

Under board in garden

32 mm

26
Steatoda triangulosa nearcticus
(Triangulate Combfoot)
23 Apr 2019
Under a board in the garden ~ 7 mm
25
Priocnemis oregona nearcticus
23 Apr 2019
24
Bombus centralis nearcticus
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
22 Apr 2019
23
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
21 Apr 2019
On spruce stump
22
Anthophora sp.
(Common Digger Bees)
21 Apr 2019
9 deg C
21
Polistes dominula nearcticus
(European Paper Wasp)
21 Apr 2019
20
Dendryphantini
20 Apr 2019
19
Osmia lignaria propinqua
(Mason Bees)
20 Apr 2019
18
Scathophaga stercoraria propinqua
(Golden Dung Fly)
19 Apr 2019
17
Epermenia sp.
18 Apr 2019
Captured in house 7 mm
16
Gravenhorstiini
18 Apr 2019
18 mm
15
Campopleginae
17 Apr 2019
About a dozen of these emerged from a Trichiosoma pupa collected on March 31 from a Douglas Hawthorn twig. 8 mm I took them to the Barr Entomological Museum at the University of Idaho for identification. ...
14
Xorides sp.
14 Apr 2019
Spruce stump, 7 deg C body length 25 mm
13
Grimmia pulvinata propinqua
(Grey-cushioned Grimmia)
14 Apr 2019
On concrete block
12
Pardosa sp.
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
5 Apr 2019
11
Sergiolus sp.
3 Apr 2019
On desk
10
Halictus sp.
Subgenus: Seladonia
(Furrow Bees)
2 Apr 2019
First bee in yard this year
9
Formica sp.
(Wood, Mound, and Field Ants)
31 Mar 2019
8
Salticus scenicus propinqua
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
30 Mar 2019
7
Theridion sp.
(Typical Cobweb Spiders)
26 Mar 2019
1.5 mm body length Under bark of silver maple tree
6
Spinus pinus propinqua
(Pine Siskin)
19 Mar 2019
5
Coccinella septempunctata propinqua
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
16 Mar 2019
4
Dryobates pubescens propinqua
(Downy Woodpecker)
16 Mar 2019
3
Lacon sp.
16 Mar 2019
On spruce stump, 13 mm, 4 C
2
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
16 Mar 2019
1
Iphthiminus serratus propinqua
(Serrated Darkling Beetle)
31 Jan 2019
23 mm