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List of LQA first observations

July 2016

  1. Bald-faced hornet 7
  2. Yellow Douglas Fir Borer 6
  3. Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  4. Genus Chironomus 7
  5. American Goldfinch 7
  6. House Sparrow 7
  7. American Robin 7
  8. Eurasian Collared-Dove 7
  9. Leopard Slug 8
  10. Common Tree Crickets 8
  11. Fox Squirrel 9
  12. Dwarf Mallow 9
  13. Nipplewort 9
  14. California Poppy 9
  15. Prickly Sowthistle 9
  16. Alfalfa Looper 9
  17. Calliope Hummingbird 13
  18. Mylitta Crescent 16
  19. Western Honey Bee 16
  20. Meadow Mushroom 18
  21. Gray Hairstreak 18
  22. White Clover 18
  23. Feverfew 18
  24. Spine-waisted Ants 19
  25. Cabbage White 19
  26. Formica neoclara (Wood, Mound, and Field Ants) 19
  27. Western Terrestrial Garter Snake 20
  28. Yellow Salsify 21
  29. Sierran Tree Frog 21
  30. European Wool Carder Bee 21
  31. Genus Triepeolus (Cuckoo Bees) 21
  32. Mourning Dove 21
  33. Prickly Lettuce 21
  34. Cottontail Rabbits 21
  35. European Harvestman 22
  36. Convergent Lady Beetle 22
  37. European Earwig 22
  38. Hunt's Bumble Bee 22
  39. Downy Woodpecker 24
  40. Striped Skunk 24
  41. Ring-necked Pheasant 24
  42. Carolina Grasshopper 24
  43. Black-capped Chickadee 24
  44. Red-breasted Nuthatch 24
  45. Bluebottle Fly 27
  46. Woodland Skipper 29
  47. Half-black Bumble Bee 29
  48. Creeping Bellflower 29
  49. Genus Melissodes (Long-horned Bees) 29
  50. Family Orthotrichaceae (Mosses) 30
  51. Genus Condylostylus (Long-legged flies) 31
  52. Orange Sulphur 31
  53. House Finch 31
  54. August 2016

  55. Black-headed Grosbeak 2
  56. Hobo Spider 7
  57. Norther Flicker 8
  58. Chrysopa oculata (Green Lacewings) 12
  59. Confusing Furrow Bee 12
  60. Western Boxelder Bug 13
  61. Common Pill Woodlouse 13
  62. Asian Lady Beetle 13
  63. Common Compost Fly 13
  64. Subgenus Zadontomerus (Small Carpenter Bees) 13
  65. Panicled Willowherb 14
  66. Genus Pemphredon (Aphid Wasps) 14
  67. Ligated Furrow Bee 15
  68. Morrison's Pero Moth 16
  69. Western Yellowjacket 16
  70. Common Wood-Nymph 17
  71. Swainson's Hawk 17
  72. Anthomyia procellaris (Root-maggot Flies) 18
  73. Buathra perplexa (Darwin Wasps) 20
  74. European Paper Wasp 20
  75. Lupine Bug 21
  76. White-banded Potter Wasp 24
  77. Hollyhock Weevil 24
  78. Alaska Yellowjacket 25
  79. September 2016

  80. Common Drone Fly 2
  81. Black-footed Drone Fly 5
  82. Western Aphideater (Hover Flies) 5
  83. Spotted Spreadwing (Damselflies) 5
  84. Red-belted Bumble Bee 5
  85. Common Flesh Flies 5
  86. Genus Stenodynerus (Potter and Mason Wasps) 5
  87. Genus Nabis (Damsel Bugs) 7
  88. Genus Euschistus (Stink Bugs) 7
  89. Peacock Fly 10
  90. Locust Borer 11
  91. Western Lynx Spider 18
  92. Cedar Waxwing 19
  93. Osbornellus borealis (Leafhoppers) 20
  94. German Yellowjacket 21
  95. Calopompilus pyrrhomelas (Spider Wasps) 24
  96. Cluster Flies 24
  97. Genus Archytas (Bristle Flies) 24
  98. Rough Stink Bugs 27
  99. Black-billed Magpie 28
  100. American Crow 28
  101. Genus Villa (Bee Flies) 28
  102. Genus Thecophora (Thick-headed Flies) 28
  103. Genus Gymnosoma (Bristle Flies) 28
  104. October 2016

  105. Seven-spotted Lady Beetle 2
  106. Genus Eumenes (Potter and Mason Wasps) 2
  107. Masked Bees 2
  108. Tribe Pipizini (Hover Flies) 2
  109. Lygus Bugs 2
  110. Rhyparochromus vulgaris (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs) 8
  111. Yellow-legged Mud-dauber Wasp 10
  112. Antheminia eurynota ssp. remota (Stink Bugs) 10
  113. Muscidae (House Flies and Allies) 10
  114. Black Blow Fly 10
  115. Genus Anthocoris (Minute Pirate Bugs) 12
  116. Zebra Jumping Spider 16
  117. Common Dandelion 16
  118. Rocket Larkspur 16
  119. Thin-legged Wolf Spiders 16
  120. Red-legged Grasshopper 16
  121. Lesser Goldfinch 16
  122. Dark-eyed Junco 16
  123. Greenbottle Flies 16
  124. January 2017

  125. Song Sparrow 2
  126. Bohemian Waxwing 10
  127. Varied Thrush 10
  128. Dark-winged Fungus Gnats 10
  129. Golden-crowned Kinglet 12
  130. March 2017

  131. Western Conifer Seed Bug 16
  132. April 2017

  133. Fuzzy-Horned Bumble Bee 21
  134. Great Basin Bumble Bee 21
  135. Eurasian Sweet Violet 21
  136. Variable Duskyface Fly (Hover Flies) 21
  137. Common Chickweed 21
  138. Neoneides muticus (Stilt Bugs) 21
  139. Early Tachinid Fly 21
  140. Common Dung Fly 21
  141. Blue Orchard Bee 21
  142. Metallic Sweat Bees 21
  143. White-cheeked Jumping Spiders 27
  144. Cooper's Hawk 27
  145. White-crowned Sparrow 27
  146. Bewick's Wren 27
  147. Common Digger Bees 28
  148. Genus Spilichneumon (Darwin Wasps) 30
  149. May 2017

  150. Genus Xorides (Darwin Wasps) 1
  151. Two-spotted Lady Beetle 1
  152. Genus Therion (Darwin Wasps) 3
  153. Wood Gnats 3
  154. Arhyssus scutatus (Scentless Plant Bugs) 3
  155. Tribe Pterophorini (Plume Moths) 4
  156. Western Carpenter Ant 4
  157. Winter Stoneflies 6
  158. Black-margined Flower Fly 7
  159. Complex Dasysyrphus intrudens (Hover Flies) 7
  160. Genus Gryllus (Field Crickets) 7
  161. Common Fieldcap (Mushrooms) 7
  162. Three-banded Lady Beeltle 8
  163. Bronze Ground Beetle 9
  164. Goldenrod Crab Spider 9
  165. Common Earthworm 9
  166. Milky slug 9
  167. Amara familiaris (Sun Beetles) 13
  168. Common Shiny Woodlouse 13
  169. Bulbous Meadow Grass 15
  170. Genus Cryptus (Darwin Wasps) 18
  171. White-bowed Smoothwing (Hover Flies) 18
  172. Genus Leucophora (Root-maggot Flies) 18
  173. Genus Xanthorhoe (Carpet Moths) 18
  174. California Darner 19
  175. Gensus Bassaniana (Crab Spiders) 19
  176. Subgenus Tipula (Large Crane Flies) 21
  177. Pavement Ants 22
  178. Carnea-group Green Lacewings 22
  179. Slender Crab Spiders 22
  180. West Coast Lady 23
  181. California Quail 24
  182. Woodlouse Spider 25
  183. Painted Lady 26
  184. Eurasian Running Crab Spider 26
  185. June 2017

  186. Narcissus Bulb Fly 5
  187. Genus Aleochara (Rove Beetles) 5
  188. Bluets (Damselflies) 6
  189. Greater Punctate Sedgesitter (Hover Flies) 7
  190. Nevada Bumble Bee 8
  191. Dame's Rocket 8
  192. Wood Avens 9
  193. Orange-spined Drone Fly 14
  194. Genus Tenthredo (Sawflies) 15
  195. Subgenus Synhalonia 16 (Long-horned Bees)
  196. Common Snakeflies 17
  197. Anaspis atrata (False Flower Beetles) 18
  198. Ground Crab Spiders 18
  199. Blood Bees 21
  200. Sheep's Sorrel 21
  201. Dimorphic Flower Longhorn Beetle 22
  202. Common Carpet Beetle 23
  203. Yellow-faced Bumble Bee 24
  204. Fernald's Cuckoo Bumble Bee 24
  205. Yellow Velvet Beetle 24
  206. Strawberry Crown Moth 29
  207. July 2017

  208. Typical Weevil Wasps 1
  209. Common Aerial Yellowjacket 1
  210. Skunk Moth 1
  211. Woodpecker Flies 3
  212. Varied Carpet Beetle 3
  213. Epicauta punticollis (Burning Blister Beetles) 5
  214. Small-flowered Crane's Bill 5
  215. Western Calligrapher 7
  216. Genus Hedychrum (Cuckoo Wasps) 9
  217. Satyr Comma 13
  218. White-lined Sphinx 17
  219. Sidewalk Mites 17
  220. Sulphur Moth 27
  221. August 2017

  222. Black-chinned Hummingbird 6
  223. Red-shouldered Pine Borer 7
  224. Darker-spotted Straw Moth 8
  225. Two-striped Grasshopper 9
  226. Large Yellow Underwing 30
  227. October 2017

  228. European Mantis 4
  229. Itoplectis conquisitor (Darwin Wasps) 25
  230. Common Sickleleg (Hover Flies) 25
  231. Tribe Voriini (Bristle Flies) 25
  232. Money Spiders 25
  233. Diamondback Moth 26
  234. Genus Tromatobia (Darwin Wasps) 26
  235. Twin-spot Centurion Fly 26
  236. Genus Pimpla (Darwin Wasps) 28
  237. Bruce Spanworm Moth 29
  238. November 2017

  239. Pine Siskin 9
  240. December 2017

  241. Genus Alucita (Many-plumed Moths) 14
  242. Western Encephalitis Mosquito 26
  243. January 2018

  244. Birch Catkin Bug 12
  245. March 2018

  246. Shore Flies 29
  247. April 2018

  248. Turkey Vulture 5
  249. Genus Gonia (Bristle Flies) 11
  250. Xestoleptura crassipes (Flower Longhorn Beetles) 14
  251. Greater Bee Fly 23
  252. Genus Ophion (Darwin Wasps) 27
  253. Townsend's Warbler 28
  254. Family Lithobiidae (Stone Centipedes) 30
  255. May 2018

  256. Shepherd's Purse 2
  257. Genus Orussus (Parasitoid Wood Wasps) 3
  258. Common Stork's Bill 3
  259. Crotch's Nomad Bee 5
  260. Genus Banchus (Darwin Wasps) 5
  261. California Flattened Jumping Spider 6
  262. Genus Rhamphomyia (Dance Flies) 12
  263. Prunus Miner (Mining Bees) 16
  264. Genus Chrysura (Cuckoo Wasps) 15
  265. Genus Sapyga (Club-horned Wasps) 20
  266. Western Wood Fly
  267. Subgenus Melanosmia (Mason Bees) 22
  268. Prairie Yellowjacket 22
  269. Cutworm Wasps 23
  270. Small Milkweed Bug 23
  271. Nearctic Bumble Bee 24
  272. Western Eyed Click Beetle 25
  273. Genus Panurginus (Mining Bees) 27
  274. Subgenus Trachandrena (Mining Bees) 27
  275. Subgenus Melecta (Mourning Bees) 27
  276. Common Whitetail (Dragonflies) 28
  277. Brymblia quadrimaculella (Concealer Moths) 31
  278. June 2018

  279. Black-and-gray Leafcutter Bee 1
  280. Western Treehole Mosquito 6
  281. Orchard Grass 7
  282. Subgenus Gyponana (Typical Leafhoppers) 12
  283. Genus Gasteruption (Carot Wasps) 15
  284. Perithous scurra (Darwin Wasps) 17
  285. Genus Pristaulacus (Aulacid Wasps) 19
  286. Phymatodes dimidiatus (Longhorn Beetles) 19
  287. Genus Parancistrocerus (Potter and Mason Wasps) 21
  288. Whip Cicadas 22
  289. Vivid Dancer (Damselflies) 22
  290. Blue-eyed Darner (Dragonflies) 23
  291. Dog Ticks 28
  292. Genus Brachymeria (Chalcidid Wasps) 30
  293. July 2018

  294. Euodynerus foraminatus-complex (Potter and Mason Wasps) 1
  295. Subgenus Hypericia (Leaf Beetles) 2
  296. Common St. John's Wort 2
  297. Four-spotted Moth 3
  298. Rose Aphid 3
  299. Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail 4
  300. Genus Lestica (Square-headed Wasps) 5
  301. Genus Hartigia (Stem Sawflies) 6
  302. Genus Neurocolpus (Plant Bugs) 7
  303. Lorquin's Angle 9
  304. Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth 9
  305. White-shouldered Bumble Bee 11
  306. Common Ringlet 11
  307. Los Angeles Resin Bee 14
  308. Pugnacious Leafcutter Bee 14
  309. Subgenus Neotrypetes (Armored Resin Bees) 14
  310. Subgenus Trypargilum (Sqaure-headed Wasps) 14
  311. Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee 15
  312. White-fronted Small-Mason 15
  313. Tribe Psenini (Aphid Wasps) 15
  314. Leucospis affinis (Leucospidae) 15
  315. Gray Lawn Leafhopper 15
  316. Brown-belted Bumble Bee 24
  317. Subgenus Cyrtocoelioxys (Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bees) 25
  318. Krombeinopyga pumila (Club-horned Wasps) 28
  319. Genus Monodontomerus (Torymidae) 28
  320. Juniper-hawthorn Rust 28
  321. Orange-legged Furrow Bee 29
  322. August 2018

  323. Sand-loving Wasps 13
  324. Hump-backed Beewolf 15
  325. Genus Thyanta (Sink Bugs) 18
  326. September 2018

  327. Peleteria iterans (Bristle Flies) 1
  328. Striped Meadowhawk (Dragonflies) 4
  329. Thread-waisted Wasps 13
  330. Elegant grass-carrying Wasp 13
  331. Ectimnius cephalotes (Square-headed Wasps) 14
  332. Ectemnius ruficornis (Square-headed Wasps) 14
  333. Subfamily Braconinae (Braconid Wasps) 14
  334. Iphthiminus serratus (Darling Beetles) 14
  335. Geneus Passaloecus (Aphid Wasps) 15
  336. Ant-mimic Sac Spiders 17
  337. March 2019

  338. Genus Sergiolus (Ground Spiders) 16
  339. Genus Lacon (Click Beetles) 16
  340. Tangleweb Spiders 26
  341. April 2019

  342. European Drone Fly 8
  343. Grey-cushioned Grimmia (Rock Mosses) 14
  344. Subfamily Campopleginae (Darwin Wasps) 17
  345. Genus Epermenia (Fringe-tufted Moths) 18
  346. Triangulate Combfoot (False Widow Spiders) 23
  347. Echo Azure 24
  348. July 2019

  349. Western Cherry Fruit Fly 14
  350. Blackjacket 14
  351. September 2019

  352. Subgenus Dianthidium (Megachilidae) 3
  353. Garden Webworm Moth 7
  354. October 2019

  355. Halfbands (Hover Flies) 7
  356. Rain Beelte 15
  357. Pine Trogossitid Beetle 15
  358. Shield Lichen 22
  359. Genus Geils (Darwin Wasps) 25
  360. Western Polished Lady Beetle 25
  361. April 2020

  362. Xerophloea pelltata (Flat-headed Leafhoppers) 6
  363. Genus Ypsolopha (Ermine Moths and Allies) 17
  364. Cat-faced Orbweaver 17
  365. Subgenus Melandrena (Mining Bees) 21
  366. Henbit Deadnettle 24
  367. Poison Hemlock Moth 26
  368. Hackberry Gall Psyllids 26
  369. Smooth Carpenter Ant 29
  370. May 2020

  371. Subgenus Melanthaxia (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles) 2
  372. Subtribe Quediina (Rove Beetles) 4
  373. European Starling 4
  374. Large-tailed Aphideater (Hover Flies) 7
  375. Cosmopepla intergressa (Stink Bugs) 9
  376. Subfamily Metopiinae (Darwin Wasps) 10
  377. Callibaetis ferrugineus ssp. hageni (Mayflies: Speckled Duns) 16
  378. Agrocybe acericola (Mushrooms) 22
  379. Genus Bibio (March Flies) 23
  380. Subfamily Chloropinae (Grass Flies) 23
  381. Bold Jumping Spider 23
  382. Tribe Bardini (Flower Weevils) 24
  383. Crabro latipes (Square-headed Wasps) 27
  384. Forked Globetail (Hover Flies) 28
  385. Cosmopepla uhleri (Stink Bugs) 28
  386. Corn Speedwell 28
  387. Chipping Sparrow 29
  388. Rufa-group Field Ants 30
  389. June 2020

  390. Juba Skipper 1
  391. Bicolored Striped Sweat Bee 2
  392. Indiscriminate Cuckoo Bee 3
  393. Topiary Grass-Veneer (Crambid Snout Moths) 10
  394. Neoclytus muricatulus (Typical Longhorn Beetles) 11
  395. Eulonchus tristis (Small-headed Flies) 11
  396. Genus Symmorphus (Potter and Mason Wasps) 18
  397. Black Medic (Legumes) 19
  398. Spotted Asparagus Beetle 22
  399. Prostrate Knotweed 27
  400. July 2020

  401. Tufted Globetail (Hover Flies) 4
  402. Pseudomalus auratus (Cuckoo Wasps) 8
  403. Common Checkered Skipper 16
  404. Molorchus longicollis (Typical Longhorn Beetles) 18
  405. August 2020

  406. Genus Harmostes (Scentless Plant Bugs) 5
  407. Urbane Digger Bee 21
  408. Western Sculptured Pine Borer 25
  409. September 2020

  410. Subtribe Philonthina (Rove Beetles) 4
  411. Genus Prionix(Thread-waisted Wasps) 6
  412. Purplish Copper 6
  413. Genus Cylindromyia (Bristle Flies) 6
  414. Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Moth 17
  415. Meal Moth 19
  416. Meadow Spittlebug 21
  417. Armyworm Moth 25
  418. Genus Physiphora (Picture-winged Flies) 27
  419. Privet Leafhopper 27
  420. Scentless Mayweed 29
  421. Prociphilus americanus (Aphids) 30
  422. October 2020

  423. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 12
  424. Genus Banasa (Stink Bugs) 12
  425. Subgenus Chlorochroa (Stink Bugs) 12
  426. November 2020

  427. Tissue Moth 17
  428. January 2021

  429. Cassin's Finch 28
  430. March 2021

  431. Subfamily Diamesinae (Non-biting Midges) 2
  432. Red-winged Blackbird 2
  433. Orchesella villosa (Slender Springtails) 20
  434. Family Blaniulidae (Snake Millipedes) 20
  435. Genus Phanias (Jumping Spiders) 27
  436. Cave Centipedes 28
  437. April 2021

  438. Red-tailed Hawk 1
  439. Genus Eurygaster (Jewel Bugs) 1
  440. Deathwatch, Spider, and Wood-borer Beetles 2
  441. Picnic Beetle 3
  442. Black Scavenger Fly 16 (Sepsidae)