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List of LQA first observations

    2016

  1. Yellow Douglas Fir Borer - July 6
  2. Bald-faced hornet - July 7
  3. Western Tiger Swallowtail - July 7
  4. Genus Chironomus - July 7
  5. American Goldfinch - July 7
  6. House Sparrow - July 7
  7. American Robin - July 7
  8. Eurasian Collared-Dove - July 7
  9. Leopard Slug - July 8
  10. Common Tree Crickets - July 8
  11. Fox Squirrel - July 9
  12. Dwarf Mallow - July 9
  13. Nipplewort - July 9
  14. California Poppy - July 9
  15. Prickly Sowthistle - July 9
  16. Alfalfa Looper - July 9
  17. Calliope Hummingbird - July 13
  18. Mylitta Crescent - July 16
  19. Western Honey Bee - July 16
  20. Meadow Mushroom - July 18
  21. Gray Hairstreak - July 18
  22. White Clover - July 18
  23. Feverfew - July 18
  24. Spine-waisted Ants - July 19
  25. Cabbage White - July 19
  26. Formica neoclara (Wood, Mound, and Field Ants) - July 19
  27. Western Terrestrial Garter Snake - July 20
  28. Yellow Salsify - July 21
  29. Sierran Tree Frog - July 21
  30. European Wool Carder Bee - July 21
  31. Genus Triepeolus (Cuckoo Bees) - July 21
  32. Mourning Dove - July 21
  33. Prickly Lettuce - July 21
  34. Cottontail Rabbits - July 21
  35. European Harvestman - July 22
  36. Convergent Lady Beetle - July 22
  37. European Earwig - July 22
  38. Hunt's Bumble Bee - July 22
  39. Downy Woodpecker - July 24
  40. Striped Skunk - July 24
  41. Ring-necked Pheasant - July 24
  42. Carolina Grasshopper - July 24
  43. Black-capped Chickadee - July 24
  44. Red-breasted Nuthatch - July 24
  45. Bluebottle Fly - July 27
  46. Woodland Skipper - July 29
  47. Half-black Bumble Bee - July 29
  48. Creeping Bellflower - July 29
  49. Genus Melissodes (Long-horned Bees) - July 29
  50. Family Orthotrichaceae (Mosses) - July 30
  51. Genus Condylostylus (Long-legged flies) - July 31
  52. Orange Sulphur - July 31
  53. House Finch - July 31
  54. Black-headed Grosbeak - August 2
  55. Hobo Spider - August 7
  56. Norther Flicker - August 8
  57. Chrysopa oculata (Green Lacewings) - August 12
  58. Confusing Furrow Bee - August 12
  59. Western Boxelder Bug - August 3
  60. Common Pill Woodlouse - August 13
  61. Asian Lady Beetle - August 13
  62. Common Compost Fly - August 13
  63. Subgenus Zadontomerus (Small Carpenter Bees) - August 13
  64. Panicled Willowherb - August 14
  65. Genus Pemphredon (Aphid Wasps) - August 14
  66. Ligated Furrow Bee - August 15
  67. Morrison's Pero Moth - August 16
  68. Western Yellowjacket - August 16
  69. Common Wood-Nymph - August 17
  70. Swainson's Hawk - August 17
  71. Anthomyia procellaris (Root-maggot Flies) - August 18
  72. Buathra perplexa (Darwin Wasps) - August 20
  73. European Paper Wasp - August 20
  74. Lupine Bug - August 21
  75. White-banded Potter Wasp - August 24
  76. Hollyhock Weevil - August 24
  77. Alaska Yellowjacket - August 25
  78. Common Drone Fly - September 2
  79. Black-footed Drone Fly - September 5
  80. Western Aphideater (Hover Flies) - September 5
  81. Spotted Spreadwing (Damselflies) - September 5
  82. Red-belted Bumble Bee - September 5
  83. Common Flesh Flies - September 5
  84. Genus Stenodynerus (Potter and Mason Wasps) - September 5
  85. Genus Nabis (Damsel Bugs) - September 7
  86. Genus Euschistus (Stink Bugs) - September 7
  87. Peacock Fly - September 10
  88. Locust Borer - September 11
  89. Western Lynx Spider - September 18
  90. Cedar Waxwing - September 19
  91. Osbornellus borealis (Leafhoppers) - September 20
  92. German Yellowjacket - September 21
  93. Calopompilus pyrrhomelas (Spider Wasps) - September 24
  94. Genus Archytas (Bristle Flies) - September 24
  95. Rough Stink Bugs - September 27
  96. Black-billed Magpie - September 28
  97. American Crow - September 28
  98. Genus Villa (Bee Flies) - September 28
  99. Genus Thecophora (Thick-headed Flies) - September 28
  100. Genus Gymnosoma (Bristle Flies) - September 28
  101. Seven-spotted Lady Beetle - October 2
  102. Genus Eumenes (Potter and Mason Wasps) - October 2
  103. Masked Bees - October 2
  104. Tribe Pipizini (Hover Flies) - October 2
  105. Lygus Bugs - October 2
  106. Rhyparochromus vulgaris (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs) - October 8
  107. Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp - October 10
  108. Antheminia eurynota ssp. remota (Stink Bugs) - October 10
  109. Muscidae (House Flies and Allies) - October 10
  110. Black Blow Fly - October 10
  111. Genus Anthocoris (Minute Pirate Bugs) - October 12
  112. Zebra Jumping Spider - October 16
  113. Common Dandelion - October 16
  114. Rocket Larkspur 16 - October
  115. Thin-legged Wolf Spiders - October 16
  116. Red-legged Grasshopper - October 16
  117. Lesser Goldfinch - October 16
  118. Dark-eyed Junco - October 16
  119. Greenbottle Flies - October 16
  120. 2017

  121. Song Sparrow - January 2
  122. Bohemian Waxwing - January 10
  123. Varied Thrush - January 10
  124. Dark-winged Fungus Gnats - January 10
  125. Golden-crowned Kinglet - January 12
  126. Western Conifer Seed Bug - March 16
  127. Fuzzy-Horned Bumble Bee - April 21
  128. Great Basin Bumble Bee - April21
  129. Eurasian Sweet Violet - April21
  130. Variable Duskyface Fly (Hover Flies) - April21
  131. Common Chickweed - April21
  132. Neoneides muticus (Stilt Bugs) - April21
  133. Early Tachinid Fly - April21
  134. Common Dung Fly - April 21
  135. Blue Orchard Bee - April 21
  136. Metallic Sweat Bees - April 21
  137. Cooper's Hawk - April 27
  138. White-crowned Sparrow - April 27
  139. Bewick's Wren - April 27
  140. Common Digger Bees - April 28
  141. Genus Spilichneumon (Darwin Wasps) - April 30
  142. Genus Xorides (Darwin Wasps) - May 1
  143. Two-spotted Lady Beetle - May 1
  144. Genus Therion (Darwin Wasps) - May 3
  145. Wood Gnats - May 3
  146. Arhyssus scutatus (Scentless Plant Bugs) - May 3
  147. Tribe Pterophorini (Plume Moths) - May 4
  148. Western Carpenter Ant - May 4
  149. Winter Stoneflies - May 6
  150. Black-margined Flower Fly - May 7
  151. Complex Dasysyrphus intrudens (Hover Flies) - May 7
  152. Genus Gryllus (Field Crickets) - May 7
  153. Common Fieldcap (Mushrooms) - May 7
  154. Three-banded Lady Beeltle - May 8
  155. Bronze Ground Beetle - May 9
  156. Goldenrod Crab Spider - May 9
  157. Common Earthworm - May 9
  158. Milky slug - May 9
  159. Amara familiaris (Sun Beetles) - May 13
  160. Common Shiny Woodlouse - May 13
  161. Bulbous Meadow Grass - May 15
  162. Genus Cryptus (Darwin Wasps) - May 18
  163. White-bowed Smoothwing (Hover Flies) - May 18
  164. Genus Leucophora (Root-maggot Flies) - May 18
  165. Genus Xanthorhoe (Carpet Moths) - May 18
  166. California Darner - May 19
  167. Gensus Bassaniana (Crab Spiders) - May 19
  168. Subgenus Tipula (Large Crane Flies) - May 21
  169. Pavement Ants - May 22
  170. Carnea-group Green Lacewings - May 22
  171. Slender Crab Spiders - May 22
  172. West Coast Lady - May 23
  173. California Quail - May 24
  174. Woodlouse Spider - May 25
  175. Painted Lady - May 26
  176. Eurasian Running Crab Spider - May 26
  177. Narcissus Bulb Fly - June 5
  178. Genus Aleochara (Rove Beetles) - June 5
  179. Bluets (Damselflies) - June 6
  180. Greater Punctate Sedgesitter (Hover Flies) - June 7
  181. Nevada Bumble Bee - June 8
  182. Dame's Rocket - June 8
  183. Wood Avens - June 9
  184. Orange-spined Drone Fly - June 14
  185. Genus Tenthredo (Sawflies) - June 15
  186. Subgenus Synhalonia (Long-horned Bees) - June 16
  187. Common Snakeflies - June 17
  188. Anaspis atrata (False Flower Beetles) - June 18
  189. Ground Crab Spiders - June 18
  190. Blood Bees - June 21
  191. Sheep's Sorrel - June 21
  192. Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle - June 22
  193. Common Carpet Beetle - June 23
  194. Yellow-faced Bumble Bee - June 24
  195. Fernald's Cuckoo Bumble Bee - June 24
  196. Yellow Velvet Beetle - June 24
  197. Strawberry Crown Moth - June 29
  198. Typical Weevil Wasps - July 1
  199. Common Aerial Yellowjacket - July 1
  200. Skunk Moth - July 1
  201. Woodpecker Flies - July 3
  202. Varied Carpet Beetle - July 3
  203. Epicauta punticollis (Burning Blister Beetles) - July 5
  204. Small-flowered Crane's Bill - July 5
  205. Western Calligrapher - July 7
  206. Genus Hedychrum (Cuckoo Wasps) - July 9
  207. Satyr Comma - July 13
  208. White-lined Sphinx - July 17
  209. Sidewalk Mites - July 17
  210. Sulphur Moth - July 27
  211. Black-chinned Hummingbird - August 6
  212. Red-shouldered Pine Borer - August 7
  213. Darker-spotted Straw Moth - August 8
  214. Two-striped Grasshopper - August 9
  215. Large Yellow Underwing - August 30
  216. European Mantis - October 4
  217. Itoplectis conquisitor (Darwin Wasps) - October 25
  218. Common Sickleleg (Hover Flies) - October 25
  219. Tribe Voriini (Bristle Flies) - October 25
  220. Money Spiders - October 25
  221. Diamondback Moth - October 26
  222. Genus Tromatobia (Darwin Wasps) - October 26
  223. Twin-spot Centurion Fly - October 26
  224. Genus Pimpla (Darwin Wasps) - October 28
  225. Bruce Spanworm Moth - October 29
  226. Pine Siskin - November 9
  227. Genus Alucita (Many-plumed Moths) - December 14
  228. Western Encephalitis Mosquito - December 26
  229. 2018

  230. Birch Catkin Bug - January 12
  231. Shore Flies - March 29
  232. Turkey Vulture - April 5
  233. Genus Gonia (Bristle Flies) - April 11
  234. Xestoleptura crassipes (Flower Longhorn Beetles) - April 14
  235. Greater Bee Fly - April 23
  236. Genus Ophion (Darwin Wasps) - April 27
  237. Townsend's Warbler - April 28
  238. Family Lithobiidae (Stone Centipedes) - April 30
  239. Shepherd's Purse - May 2
  240. Genus Orussus (Parasitoid Wood Wasps) - May 3
  241. Common Stork's Bill - May 3
  242. Crotch's Nomad Bee - May 5
  243. Genus Banchus (Darwin Wasps) - May 5
  244. California Flattened Jumping Spider - May 6
  245. Genus Rhamphomyia (Dance Flies) - May 12
  246. Prunus Miner (Mining Bees) - May 16
  247. Genus Chrysura (Cuckoo Wasps) - May 15
  248. Genus Sapyga (Club-horned Wasps) - May 20
  249. Western Wood Fly - May 20
  250. Subgenus Melanosmia (Mason Bees) - May 22
  251. Prairie Yellowjacket - May 22
  252. Cutworm Wasps - May 23
  253. Small Milkweed Bug - May 23
  254. Nearctic Bumble Bee - May 24
  255. Western Eyed Click Beetle - May 25
  256. Genus Panurginus (Mining Bees) - May 27
  257. Subgenus Trachandrena (Mining Bees) - May 27
  258. Subgenus Melecta (Mourning Bees) - May 27
  259. Common Whitetail (Dragonflies) - May 28
  260. Brymblia quadrimaculella (Concealer Moths) - May 31
  261. Black-and-gray Leafcutter Bee - June 1
  262. Western Treehole Mosquito - June 6
  263. Orchard Grass - June 7
  264. Subgenus Gyponana (Typical Leafhoppers) - June 12
  265. Genus Gasteruption (Carot Wasps) - June 15
  266. Perithous scurra (Darwin Wasps) - June 17
  267. Genus Pristaulacus (Aulacid Wasps) - June 19
  268. Phymatodes dimidiatus (Longhorn Beetles) - June 19
  269. Genus Parancistrocerus (Potter and Mason Wasps) - June 21
  270. Whip Cicadas - June 22
  271. Vivid Dancer (Damselflies) - June 22
  272. Blue-eyed Darner (Dragonflies) - June 23
  273. Dog Ticks - June 28
  274. Genus Brachymeria (Chalcidid Wasps) - June 30
  275. Euodynerus foraminatus-complex (Potter and Mason Wasps) - July 1
  276. Subgenus Hypericia (Leaf Beetles) - July 2
  277. Common St. John's Wort - July 2
  278. Four-spotted Moth - July 3
  279. Rose Aphid - July 3
  280. Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail - July 4
  281. Genus Lestica (Square-headed Wasps) - July 5
  282. Genus Hartigia (Stem Sawflies) - July 6
  283. Genus Neurocolpus (Plant Bugs) - July 7
  284. Lorquin's Angle - July 9
  285. Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth - July 9
  286. White-shouldered Bumble Bee - July 11
  287. Common Ringlet - July 11
  288. Los Angeles Resin Bee - July 14
  289. Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee - July 14
  290. Subgenus Neotrypetes (Armored Resin Bees) - July 14
  291. Subgenus Trypargilum (Sqaure-headed Wasps) - July 14
  292. Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee - July 15
  293. White-fronted Small-Mason - July 15
  294. Tribe Psenini (Aphid Wasps) - July 15
  295. Leucospis affinis (Leucospidae) - July 15
  296. Gray Lawn Leafhopper - July 15
  297. Brown-belted Bumble Bee - July 24
  298. Subgenus Cyrtocoelioxys (Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bees) - July 25
  299. Krombeinopyga pumila (Club-horned Wasps) - July 28
  300. Genus Monodontomerus (Torymidae) - July 28
  301. Juniper-hawthorn Rust - July 28
  302. Orange-legged Furrow Bee - July 29
  303. Sand-loving Wasps - August 13
  304. Hump-backed Beewolf - August 15
  305. Genus Thyanta (Sink Bugs) - August 18
  306. Peleteria iterans (Bristle Flies) - September 1
  307. Striped Meadowhawk (Dragonflies) - September 4
  308. Thread-waisted Wasps - September 13
  309. Elegant grass-carrying Wasp - September 13
  310. Ectimnius cephalotes (Square-headed Wasps) - September 14
  311. Ectemnius ruficornis (Square-headed Wasps) - September 14
  312. Subfamily Braconinae (Braconid Wasps) - September 14
  313. Iphthiminus serratus (Darling Beetles) - September 14
  314. Geneus Passaloecus (Aphid Wasps) - September 15
  315. Ant-mimic Sac Spiders - September 17
  316. 2019

  317. Genus Sergiolus (Ground Spiders) - March 16
  318. Tangleweb Spiders - March 26
  319. European Drone Fly - April 8
  320. Grey-cushioned Grimmia (Rock Mosses) - April 14
  321. Subfamily Campopleginae (Darwin Wasps) 1- April 7
  322. Genus Epermenia (Fringe-tufted Moths) - April 18
  323. Triangulate Combfoot (False Widow Spiders) - April 23
  324. Echo Azure - April 24
  325. Western Cherry Fruit Fly - July 14
  326. Blackjacket - July 14
  327. Subgenus Dianthidium (Megachilidae) - September 3
  328. Garden Webworm Moth - September 7
  329. Halfbands (Hover Flies) - October 7
  330. Rain Beelte - October 15
  331. Pine Trogossitid Beetle - October 15
  332. Shield Lichen - October 22
  333. Genus Geils (Darwin Wasps) - October 25
  334. Western Polished Lady Beetle - October 25
  335. 2020

  336. Xerophloea pelltata (Flat-headed Leafhoppers) - April 6
  337. Genus Ypsolopha (Ermine Moths and Allies) - April 17
  338. Cat-faced Orbweaver - April 17
  339. Subgenus Melandrena (Mining Bees) - April 21
  340. Henbit Deadnettle - April 24
  341. Poison Hemlock Moth - April 26
  342. Hackberry Gall Psyllids - April 26
  343. Smooth Carpenter Ant - April 29
  344. Subgenus Melanthaxia (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles) - May 2
  345. Subtribe Quediina (Rove Beetles) - May 4
  346. European Starling - May 4
  347. Large-tailed Aphideater (Hover Flies) - May 7
  348. Cosmopepla intergressa (Stink Bugs) - May 9
  349. Subfamily Metopiinae (Darwin Wasps) - May 10
  350. Callibaetis ferrugineus ssp. hageni (Mayflies: Speckled Duns) - May 16
  351. Agrocybe acericola (Mushrooms) - May 22
  352. Genus Bibio (March Flies) - May 23
  353. Subfamily Chloropinae (Grass Flies) - May 23
  354. Bold Jumping Spider - May 23
  355. Tribe Bardini (Flower Weevils) - May 24
  356. Crabro latipes (Square-headed Wasps) - May 27
  357. Forked Globetail (Hover Flies) - May 28
  358. Cosmopepla uhleri (Stink Bugs) - May 28
  359. Corn Speedwell - May 28
  360. Chipping Sparrow - May 29
  361. Rufa-group Field Ants - May 30
  362. Juba Skipper - June 1
  363. Bicolored Striped Sweat Bee - June 2
  364. Indiscriminate Cuckoo Bee - June 3
  365. Topiary Grass-Veneer (Crambid Snout Moths) - June 10
  366. Neoclytus muricatulus (Typical Longhorn Beetles) - June 11
  367. Eulonchus tristis (Small-headed Flies) - June 11
  368. Genus Symmorphus (Potter and Mason Wasps) - June 18
  369. Black Medic (Legumes) - June 19
  370. Spotted Asparagus Beetle - June 22
  371. Prostrate Knotweed - June 27
  372. Tufted Globetail (Hover Flies) - July 4
  373. Pseudomalus auratus (Cuckoo Wasps) - July 8
  374. Common Checkered Skipper - July 16
  375. Molorchus longicollis (Typical Longhorn Beetles) - July 18
  376. Genus Harmostes (Scentless Plant Bugs) - August 5
  377. Urbane Digger Bee - August 21
  378. Western Sculptured Pine Borer - August 25
  379. Subtribe Philonthina (Rove Beetles) - September 4
  380. Genus Prionix(Thread-waisted Wasps) - September 6
  381. Purplish Copper - September 6
  382. Genus Cylindromyia (Bristle Flies) - September 6
  383. Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth - September 17
  384. Meal Moth - September 19
  385. Meadow Spittlebug - September 21
  386. Armyworm Moth - September 25
  387. Physiphora alceae (Picture-winged Flies) - September 27
  388. Privet Leafhopper - September 27
  389. Scentless Mayweed - September 29
  390. Prociphilus americanus (Aphids) - September 30
  391. Pollenia vagabunda - October 6
  392. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - October 12
  393. Genus Banasa (Stink Bugs) - October 12
  394. Subgenus Chlorochroa (Stink Bugs) - October 12
  395. Tissue Moth - November 17
  396. 2021

  397. Cassin's Finch - January 28
  398. Subfamily Diamesinae (Non-biting Midges) - March 2
  399. Red-winged Blackbird - March 2
  400. Orchesella villosa (Slender Springtails) - March 20
  401. Family Blaniulidae (Snake Millipedes) - March 20
  402. Genus Phanias (Jumping Spiders) - March 27
  403. Cave Centipedes - March 28
  404. Red-tailed Hawk - April 1
  405. Genus Eurygaster (Jewel Bugs) - April 1
  406. Tribe Hadrobregmini (Ptinidae - Deathwatch Beetles) - April 2
  407. Picnic Beetle - April 3
  408. Black Scavenger Fly - April 16 (Sepsidae)
  409. Lacon rorulentus (Click Beetles) - April 23
  410. Subfamily Tomocerinae (Springtails) - April 26
  411. Scatopsidae (Black Minute Scavenger Flies) - April 26
  412. Listrus sp. (Soft-winged flower beetle) - April 28
  413. Tribe Alticini (Metallic flea beetles) - April 28
  414. Coppered White-cheeked Jumping Spider - May 1
  415. Ampedus sp. - May 15
  416. Mallota sackeni (Brown-haltered Mimic Fly) - May 17
  417. Platypezidae (Flat-footed Flies) - May 22
  418. Chrysis sp. - June 5
  419. Mourning Cloak - August 14
  420. California Tortoiseshell - September 23
  421. Nematodes - October 28
  422. Haematococcus sp. (Green Algae) - November 5
  423. Bdelloidean Rotifers - November 8