Life On A Quarter Acre

Yard and Year Lists

Taxa seen in 2023

241
Loxia curvirostra
(Red Crossbill)
29 Dec 2023
240
Cyanocitta stelleri
(Steller's Jay)
31 Oct 2023
239
Buteo jamaicensis
(Red-tailed Hawk)
27 Sep 2023
238
Sergiolus sp.
24 Sep 2023
Bathtub, 7 mm
237
Agulla sp.
(Common Snakeflies)
22 Sep 2023

From a berlese funnel sample taken from soil under raspberries.

13 mm

236
Colaptes auratus
(Northern Flicker)
20 Sep 2023
235
Acrobasis tricolorella
(Tricolored Acrobasis Moth)
17 Sep 2023
234
Euxoa auxiliaris
(Army Cutworm Moth)
17 Sep 2023
233
Tyta luctuosa
(Four-spotted Moth)
17 Sep 2023
232
Aphididae
(Aphids)
17 Sep 2023
231
Catocala relicta
(White Underwing)
17 Sep 2023
Forewing length ~ 40 mm
230
Euchromius ocellea
(Belted Grass-Veneer)
17 Sep 2023
229
Xestia c-nigrum
(Lesser Black-letter Dart)
17 Sep 2023
228
Limnephilidae
(Northern Caddisflies)
17 Sep 2023
227
Fieberiella lorii
(Privet Leafhopper)
17 Sep 2023
226
Dryobates pubescens
(Downy Woodpecker)
17 Sep 2023
225
Arhopalus productus
(New House Borer)
17 Sep 2023
29 mm, UV trap
224
Noctua sp.
(Yellow Underwings)
17 Sep 2023
223
Caradrina sp.
17 Sep 2023
222
Nephelodes sp.
17 Sep 2023
221
Xanthorhoe sp.
17 Sep 2023
220
Sitta carolinensis
(White-breasted Nuthatch)
13 Sep 2023
219
Poecile gambeli
(Mountain Chickadee)
3 Sep 2023
218
Megalotomus quinquespinosus
(Lupine Bug)
1 Sep 2023
217
Plusiini
1 Sep 2023
216
Phalangium opilio
(European Harvestman)
31 Aug 2023
215
Vanessa atalanta
(Red Admiral)
27 Aug 2023
214
Trichopria sp.
26 Aug 2023
From Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 2023. ~1.5 mm
213
Trypoxylon sp.
Subgenus: Trypoxylon
26 Aug 2023
From Malaise trap set on June 8-10, 2023.
212
Epyris sp.
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 26-27 August 23, 6 mm
211
Lasius sp.
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap. 4 mm Set August 26-28, 2023
210
Caenochrysis sp.
(Caenochrysis)
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 5mm
209
Scelioninae
26 Aug 2023

Malaise trap 26-270 Aug 23

~ 3 mm

208
Exochus sp.
(Exochus)
26 Aug 2023

Malaise trap, 5 mm

This is the first iNat observation for the genus Exochus in the state of Idaho.

207
Hypoponera sp.
(Crypt ants)
26 Aug 2023

Malaise trap

3 mm

206
Pompilinae
26 Aug 2023
From Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 23. ~ 8 mm
205
Halyomorpha halys
(Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
26 Aug 2023

From Malaise trap set 26-28 June 23.

~ 4 mm

204
Agapostemon texanus
(Texas Striped Sweat Bee)
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 11 mm
203
Sphecodes sp.
(Blood Bees)
26 Aug 2023

Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 23.

6 mm

202
Aclista sp.
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 23 ~ 3 mm
201
Coenosia tigrina
(Tiger Flies)
26 Aug 2023
Malaise trap, 7 mm 26-28 Aug 23
200
Lygus sp.
13 Aug 2023
199
Idia sp.
13 Aug 2023
198
Dioryctria sp.
(Conifer Coneworm Moths)
13 Aug 2023
197
Tolype sp.
(Tolype Moths)
13 Aug 2023
UV trap
196
Heliothis Apamea
13 Aug 2023
195
Spodoptera sp.
(Armyworm Moths)
13 Aug 2023
194
Cydia pomonella
(Codling Moth)
13 Aug 2023
193
Achyra sp.
13 Aug 2023
192
Macaria adonis
13 Aug 2023
191
Epicauta puncticollis
(Burning Blister Beetles)
12 Aug 2023
190
Eurygaster sp.
12 Aug 2023
189
Bombus huntii
(Hunt's Bumble Bee)
11 Aug 2023
188
Bombus rufocinctus
(Red-belted Bumble Bee)
8 Aug 2023
187
Pieris rapae
(Cabbage White)
8 Aug 2023
186
Corvus brachyrhynchos
(American Crow)
3 Aug 2023
185
Ochlodes sylvanoides
(Woodland Skipper)
3 Aug 2023
184
Bombus griseocollis
(Brown-belted Bumble Bee)
3 Aug 2023
183
Cylindromyia sp.
23 Jul 2023
182
Larinus curtus
(Yellow Starthistle Flower Weevil)
18 Jul 2023
181
Plathemis lydia
(Common Whitetail)
12 Jul 2023
Immature male
180
Isodontia elegans
(Elegant Grass-carrying Wasps)
11 Jul 2023
In raspberry patch
179
Aedes sp.
11 Jul 2023
178
Tragopogon dubius
(Yellow Salsify)
4 Jul 2023
177
Medicago lupulina
(Black Medick)
4 Jul 2023
176
Medetera sp.
(Woodpecker Flies)
4 Jul 2023
175
Enallagma sp.
(Bluets)
4 Jul 2023
174
Carabus nemoralis
(Bronze Ground Beetle)
2 Jul 2023
Length 22 mm
173
Lapsana communis
(Nipplewort)
30 Jun 2023
172
Tanacetum parthenium
(Feverfew)
30 Jun 2023
171
Tibellus sp.
(Slender Crab Spiders)
30 Jun 2023
170
Geum urbanum
(Wood Avens)
30 Jun 2023
169
Oxalis corniculata
(Creeping Woodsorrel)
29 Jun 2023
168
Tharsalea sp.
Subgenus: Epidemia
29 Jun 2023
167
Ceratina sp.
Subgenus: Zadontomerus
(Small Carpenter Bees)
29 Jun 2023
166
Osmia sp.
Subgenus: Melanosmia
(Mason Bees)
28 Jun 2023
165
Papilio rutulus
(Western Tiger Swallowtail)
26 Jun 2023
164
Megachile pugnata
(Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee)
26 Jun 2023
163
Strymon melinus
(Gray Hairstreak)
26 Jun 2023
162
Eristalis arbustorum
(Eurasian Drone Fly)
25 Jun 2023
161
Troglodytes aedon
(House Wren)
25 Jun 2023
160
Neurocolpus sp.
24 Jun 2023
159
Hemipenthes sp.
23 Jun 2023
158
Crabro latipes
(Shield-handed Wasps)
23 Jun 2023
157
Andrena prunorum
(Prunus Miner Bee)
22 Jun 2023
156
Lepturobosca chrysocoma
(Yellow Velvet Beetle)
22 Jun 2023
155
Harmonia axyridis
(Asian Lady Beetle)
22 Jun 2023
154
Anastrangalia laetifica
(Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle)
22 Jun 2023
153
Ancistrocerus sp.
21 Jun 2023
152
Melitaeini
(Checkerspots)
21 Jun 2023
151
Euschistus sp.
(Brown Stink Bugs)
21 Jun 2023
150
Tachytes sp.
(Sand-loving Wasps)
21 Jun 2023
149
Syritta pipiens
(Common Compost Fly)
21 Jun 2023
148
Vanessa cardui
(Painted Lady)
18 Jun 2023
147
Gymnosoma sp.
13 Jun 2023
146
Bombus centralis
(Great Basin Bumble Bee)
13 Jun 2023
Looks like centralis. Clear band across the centre of the thorax. (beespeaker)
145
Podalonia sp.
(Cutworm Wasps)
13 Jun 2023
144
Cerceris sp.
(Typical Weevil Wasps and Allies)
13 Jun 2023
143
Nomada sp.
(Nomad Bees)
13 Jun 2023
142
Argia vivida
(Vivid Dancer)
12 Jun 2023
141
Mordellinae
12 Jun 2023
140
Anthrax sp.
(Charcoal Bee Flies)
11 Jun 2023
139
Xorides californicus
11 Jun 2023
138
Anthrenus scrophulariae
(Common Carpet Beetle)
11 Jun 2023
137
Limenitis lorquini
(Lorquin's Admiral)
11 Jun 2023
136
Anthidium manicatum
(European Woolcarder Bee)
11 Jun 2023
135
Melanoplus sp.
(North American Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
11 Jun 2023
134
Molorchus ongicollis
11 Jun 2023
133
Melipotis jucunda
(Merry Graphic Moth)
11 Jun 2023
132
Dolichovespula maculata
(Bald-faced Hornet)
11 Jun 2023
131
Gyponana sp.
Subgenus: Gyponana
10 Jun 2023
130
Merodon equestris
(Narcissus Bulb Fly)
10 Jun 2023
129
Hoplitis sp.
Subgenus: Alcidamea
(Small Mason Bees)
10 Jun 2023
128
Chrysoperla sp.
(Common Green Lacewings)
10 Jun 2023
127
Malachiinae
(Malachite Beetles)
10 Jun 2023
126
Agapostemon virescens
(Bicolored Striped Sweat Bee)
10 Jun 2023
125
Conura sp.
10 Jun 2023
Collected from a malaise trap that was set from June 8 - 10. ~ 4 mm
124
Eucoilinae
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~2.5 mm

123
Cryptini
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 June 2023

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24.

Female, 15 mm

122
Mesopsocus sp.
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 8-10 June 23, 3 mm
121
Myrmica sp.
(Furrowed Ants)
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap: 8-10 June 23. ~ 6 mm
120
Odontocolon mellipes
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8 June 23

10 mm, female

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum, 14 Jun 24

119
Mymaridae
(Fairy Wasps)
8 Jun 2023
From Malaise Trap set June 8-20, 2023. Length ~ 0.7 mm
118
Tetramesa sp.
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 26-27 Aug 23 ~2.5 mm
117
Tryponini
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8 Jun 23

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24

Female, 10 mm

116
Dolichopus obcordatus
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~ 5 mm

This is only the second from this species on iNat - and both are from Idaho!

115
Campopleginae
8 Jun 2023

From Malaise trap set on June 8-10, 2023.

IDed at Barr Museum by Nathaniel Green on 14 Jun 24

Female, 13 mm

114
Mycetophilidae
(Fungus Gnats)
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~ 2 mm

113
Ctenopelmatinae
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8 Jun 23

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24

10 mm, female

112
Extenterini
8 Jun 2023

Malaise Trap, 8-10 June 2023

IDed by Nathaniel Green at Barr Museum on 14 June 24

7 mm

111
Pimpla sanguinipes
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~ 9 mm

110
Dacnusini
8 Jun 2023
Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23. ~ 2 mm
109
Ichneumonini
8 Jun 2023

Malaise trap, 8-10 Jun 23

~ 11 mm

108
Condylostylus occidentalis
5 Jun 2023
107
Agrilus cuprescens
(Rose Stem Girdler)
5 Jun 2023
mating on a raspberry leaf.
106
Platycryptus californicus
5 Jun 2023
On front porch.
105
Bombus mixtus
(Fuzzy-horned Bumble Bee)
1 Jun 2023
104
Pepsinae
1 Jun 2023
103
Bombus nevadensis
(Nevada Bumble Bee)
1 Jun 2023
102
Eumenes sp.
(Typical Potter Wasps)
1 Jun 2023
101
Araniella displicata
(Six-spotted Orbweaver)
1 Jun 2023
100
Symmorphus sp.
(Symmorphus)
1 Jun 2023
99
Sarcophaga sp.
(Common Flesh Flies)
1 Jun 2023
98
Euodynerus foraminatus
31 May 2023
97
Oxyopes scalaris
(Western Lynx Spider)
31 May 2023
96
Halictus rubicundus
(Orange-legged Furrow Bee)
31 May 2023
95
Apis mellifera
(Western Honey Bee)
27 May 2023
On Sticky Geranium
94
Ischnura cervula
(Pacific Forktail)
26 May 2023
93
Eumerus sp.
26 May 2023
92
Enoclerus eximius
26 May 2023
On spruce stump
91
Holcostethus sp.
26 May 2023
90
Rhionaeschna californica
(Calfornia Darner)
25 May 2023
89
Spizella passerina
(Chipping Sparrow)
25 May 2023
88
Pemphredon sp.
(Typical Aphid Wasps)
25 May 2023
87
Empis sp.
24 May 2023
86
Omalus sp.
(Omalus)
24 May 2023
85
Eupeodes volucris
(Large-tailed Aphideater)
22 May 2023
84
Microchrysa sp.
22 May 2023
83
Hippodamia convergens
(Convergent Lady Beetle)
18 May 2023
82
Lucilia sp.
17 May 2023
81
Fenusa sp.
17 May 2023
On ocean spray bush
80
Epalpus signifer
(Early Tachinid Fly)
17 May 2023
79
Listrus sp.
17 May 2023
78
Misumena vatia
(Goldenrod Crab Spider)
17 May 2023
77
Diplolepis sp.
16 May 2023

On an ocean spray bush in front yard.

This is the first Diplolepis that I've seen in the yard.

I've reared many from galls collected elsewhere but, this is the first wild one on our little lot.

76
Apioninae
(Pear-shaped Weevils)
16 May 2023

Found on inside of front door. 3 mm.

White clover weevil?

75
Anasimyia sp.
(Drone Flies)
16 May 2023
On the snowberry bush.
74
Chlorochroa sp.
Subgenus: Chlorochroa
15 May 2023
73
Streptopelia decaocto
(Eurasian Collared-Dove)
15 May 2023
72
Anatis rathvoni
(Flying Saucer Lady Beetle)
13 May 2023
71
Alucita sp.
12 May 2023
70
Spinus tristis
(American Goldfinch)
12 May 2023
69
Platypezidae
(Flat-footed Flies)
12 May 2023
68
Hoplocampa sp.
12 May 2023
Many of these were visiting saskatoon flowers
67
Tipula sp.
Subgenus: Tipula
(Common Crane Flies)
11 May 2023
66
Scathophaga stercoraria
(Golden Dung Fly)
11 May 2023
65
Neoneides muticus
11 May 2023
64
Leucophora sp.
7 May 2023
63
Ampedus phoenicopterus
4 May 2023
On spruce stump
62
Lamium amplexicaule
(Henbit Deadnettle)
4 May 2023
61
Callipepla californica
(California Quail)
4 May 2023
60
Abia americana
(Honeysuckle Sawflies and Allies)
2 May 2023
Swept from grass near snowberry bush. 9 mm
59
Pityohyphantes sp.
2 May 2023
58
Lycosidae
(Wolf Spiders)
1 May 2023
57
Vespula pensylvanica
(Western Yellowjacket)
1 May 2023
Checking out our newspaper tube.
56
Amara aenea
(Common Sun Beetle)
1 May 2023
On ground. Length 7 mm.
55
Chrysura sp.
(Chrysura)
1 May 2023
54
Anthophora pacifica
(Pacific Digger Bee)
29 Apr 2023
53
Polistes dominula
(European Paper Wasp)
29 Apr 2023
Checking out an old barbeque for a nest site.
52
Otiorhynchus meridionalis
(Lilac Root Weevil)
27 Apr 2023

(The beetle - not the ant)

The two photos of the mounted specimen is the same individual that was being carried by the ant.

51
Camponotus laevissimus
(Hairy Smooth Carpenter Ant)
27 Apr 2023
(Ant - not the beetle)
50
Eupeodes fumipennis
(Western Aphideater)
26 Apr 2023
49
Osmia lignaria
(Mason Bees)
25 Apr 2023
48
Stellaria media
(Common Chickweed)
25 Apr 2023
47
Ceroxys latiusculus
(Narrow-Banded Picture-Winged Fly)
25 Apr 2023
On compost bin
46
Philonthus sp.
25 Apr 2023
On front porch
45
Gravenhorstiini
25 Apr 2023
44
Bombylius sp.
(Greater Bee Flies)
25 Apr 2023
43
Chironominae
22 Apr 2023
On a daffodil flower.
42
Frankliniella sp.
22 Apr 2023

On a Daffodil flower.

1.0 mm

41
Brochymena sp.
(Rough Stink Bugs)
16 Apr 2023
40
Viola odorata
(Eurasian Sweet Violet)
15 Apr 2023
39
Dolerus sp.
15 Apr 2023
~ 10 mm
38
Deroceras reticulatum
(Milky Slug)
15 Apr 2023
Under an upside-down bucket in the backyard.
37
Taraxacum officinale
(Common Dandelion)
12 Apr 2023
36
Passer domesticus
(House Sparrow)
12 Apr 2023
Female
35
Adalia bipunctata
(Two-spotted Lady Beetle)
10 Apr 2023

On the front door.

Small ~ 5mm

34
Quedius sp.
10 Apr 2023
On compost bin
33
Salticus scenicus
(Zebra Jumping Spider)
9 Apr 2023
32
Thryomanes bewickii
(Bewick's Wren)
8 Apr 2023
31
Diachus auratus
6 Apr 2023
Front porch. ~ 2.5 mm
30
Sitta canadensis
(Red-breasted Nuthatch)
5 Apr 2023
29
Pullimosina sp.
31 Mar 2023
2.5 mm
28
Haemorhous cassinii
(Cassin's Finch)
25 Mar 2023
27
Ceratopogonidae
(Biting Midges)
22 Mar 2023
Collected from the side of the shed. ~2.5 mm
26
Thamnophis elegans vagrans
(Western Terrestrial Garter Snake)
21 Mar 2023
First one I've seen this year in the yard.
25
Camponotus modoc vagrans
(Western Black Carpenter Ant)
21 Mar 2023
24
Pollenia sp.
(Cluster Flies)
21 Mar 2023
23
Accipiter cooperii vagrans
(Cooper's Hawk)
21 Mar 2023
22
Banasa sordida vagrans
18 Mar 2023
21
Diamesa sp.
(Winter Midges)
11 Mar 2023

On the inside of the front door.

The third photo is after mounting.

Body length ~ 6 mm

20
Spelobia sp.
11 Feb 2023

Front porch, 4 deg C.

~2.5 mm

19
Microlestes sp.
10 Feb 2023
Under a rock. 4 mm.
18
Coccinella septempunctata vagrans
(Seven-spotted Lady Beetle)
6 Feb 2023
Under board in yard.
17
Oribatida
(Beetle Mites)
5 Feb 2023

In the water drained from a potted orchid.

~ 0.4 mm

16
Rhyparochromus vulgaris vagrans
5 Feb 2023
On kitchen window. ~ 7 mm
15
Grimmia sp.
27 Jan 2023
14
Syntrichia sp.
27 Jan 2023

On concrete wall.

stalk + capsule ~ 1cm

13
Thecophora sp.
23 Jan 2023
12
Conomorium sp.
15 Jan 2023
On front porch, 7 deg C, ~ 2 mm
11
Ageleninae
(Typical Funnel Weavers)
14 Jan 2023
In bathtub, body length 7 mm
10
Armadillidium vulgare vagrans
(Common Pill Woodlouse)
13 Jan 2023
9
Lumbricidae
(Earthworms)
13 Jan 2023
~ 5 cm length
8
Dolichovespula arenaria vagrans
(Common Aerial Yellowjacket)
10 Jan 2023
7
Poecile atricapillus vagrans
(Black-capped Chickadee)
6 Jan 2023
6
Haemorhous mexicanus vagrans
(House Finch)
6 Jan 2023
5
Crucibulum laeve vagrans
(Common Bird's Nest Fungus)
5 Jan 2023

On an old woodpile.

Splash cup diameter ~ 5 mm

4
Sciaridae
(Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
3 Jan 2023
On kitchen counter. 3 mm
3
Parmelia sulcata vagrans
(Shield Lichen)
2 Jan 2023
2
Evernia sp.
(Oakmoss Lichens)
2 Jan 2023
1
Orthotrichaceae
2 Jan 2023