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Observ.

wek

Fecha

Julio 12, 2024 a las 09:27 MAÑANA PDT

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Observ.

garth_harwood

Fecha

Junio 8, 2024 a las 08:56 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Leaf mining activity on Rhubarb.Note parallel, elongate egg clusters in following images.

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Qué

Falsa Naranja (Philadelphus lewisii)

Observ.

jordanii

Fecha

Mayo 28, 2024 a las 09:04 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

leaves of Philadelphus

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norikonbu

Fecha

Junio 30, 2024 a las 12:04 TARDE PDT

Descripción

On canyon live oak

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Observ.

jonaskat

Fecha

Enero 15, 2024 a las 03:47 TARDE PST

Descripción

The tree had both dried flowers and (unfortunately) seemingly sterile acorns on it, indicating not only that this is likely a clonal stand consisting of a single tree, but also that there probably are no other individuals anywhere nearby. But I will double-check and see if these acorns shown have matured/grown at all in a few months.

How long has it been since another Q. palmeri was in the area? It's unclear...

I went here based on an older record https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/new_detail.pl?UCD81369 made by D. Charles Dailey. (Not sure who he was, unfortunately.) The record was a bit ambiguous, because he states that it was on a north slope, and I wasn't sure if that meant "north-facing" or literally to the north from the road. He also states that the stand was located south of Valyermo Road, but Valyermo Road runs north-south east of this location. (Maybe he meant Fort Tejon Road?) Anyways, I went to the GPS coordinates listed, and not far from those coordinates (but on the other side of the road), I found what is apparently the same stand he recorded 51 years ago. And yes, the center of the stand was located roughly 20 feet from the center of the road, although basically right by the roadside.

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Observ.

hkibak

Fecha

Abril 23, 2024 a las 05:59 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Gall material collected on 4/15/24 see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/207699213
and rearing chamber opened 4/23/24, midge was alive and walking around on the Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) material.

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loudpigeon

Fecha

Junio 27, 2024 a las 03:47 TARDE EDT

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Observ.

brnhn

Fecha

Junio 12, 2024 a las 04:56 TARDE PDT

Descripción

These galls look just like black cottonwood galls formed by an undescribed harmandiola. The larva suck on the underside of the leaf forming a nipple-like gall on the top of the leaf with a pale circle around it (I think I knocked some off flipping the leaf over, because some of the spots were weeping). Later the larva fall off and the spot they formed becomes more of a necrotic spot and the nipple location is still visible but no longer raised. In black cottonwood these often become holes, but I didn’t see any like that in this tree. I’m guessing this might also be undescribed.

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Vireo Ojos Rojos (Vireo olivaceus)

Observ.

whenthebird

Fecha

Junio 7, 2024 a las 02:00 TARDE PDT

Descripción

grubbing hard

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Fecha

Mayo 30, 2024 a las 01:26 TARDE PDT

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Araña Saltarina Verde Enmascarada (Lyssomanes viridis)

Observ.

loudpigeon

Fecha

Mayo 24, 2024 a las 03:57 TARDE EDT

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Polilla Blanca de Salares (Estigmene acrea)

Observ.

loudpigeon

Fecha

Mayo 17, 2024 a las 07:22 TARDE EDT

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Qué

Ácaro de Agalla Roja (Aculus tetanothrix)

Observ.

squirrelbait

Fecha

Mayo 14, 2024 a las 07:17 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Brought it home to check it out underneath my scope. I was truly surprised by the abaxial side of the gall.
Check out the magot in the second shot.

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Observ.

dlbowls

Descripción

Appears to be parasitizing a Live Oak Apple Gall.

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Qué

Aguililla Cola Roja (Buteo jamaicensis)

Fecha

Abril 29, 2024 a las 05:40 TARDE PDT

Descripción

two hawks fighting over a snake- always cool to see

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Lince Americano (Lynx rufus)

Observ.

loudpigeon

Fecha

Julio 19, 2023 a las 06:25 TARDE PDT

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Abril 16, 2024 a las 04:17 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Host plant: coast live oak
Collected: 04-07-2024
Dissected: 04-16-2024

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jordanii

Fecha

Abril 10, 2024 a las 03:17 TARDE PDT

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Abril 7, 2024 a las 12:45 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Ovipositing on the back of coast live oak leaf

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Qué

Medusa Velero (Velella velella)

Observ.

flyingpangolins

Fecha

Falta la fecha

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Observ.

anudibranchmom

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2024 a las 05:32 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Weird large white gall attached on Muller's Oak leaf; no exit holes

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tbendigo

Fecha

Marzo 16, 2024 a las 09:38 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Gall on Salvia columbariae?

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Observ.

hkibak

Fecha

Febrero 23, 2024 a las 09:17 MAÑANA PST

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Observ.

jordanii

Fecha

Marzo 2024

Descripción

Jeez I love this plant, it's so photogenic!

Insects

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Qué

Insectos (Clase Insecta)

Observ.

yerbasanta

Fecha

Marzo 2024

Descripción

On Portuguese broom (Cytisus striatus)

Gall species?

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Observ.

hkibak

Fecha

Marzo 8, 2024 a las 12:58 TARDE PST

Descripción

I will be following two galls of this type on an oak I planted in 2009. They appear still to be growing... I suspect they are young Amphibolips

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/202714643

G_11_Upper

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Qué

Mosquitas de Las Agallas (Familia Cecidomyiidae)

Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Marzo 6, 2024 a las 09:11 MAÑANA PST
Insects

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Qué

Insectos (Clase Insecta)

Observ.

knotwood

Fecha

Enero 31, 2024 a las 04:23 TARDE EST

Descripción

Appears to be parasitic on opened Geastrum peridium. Small dark calderas emerging from where spore mass was ejected.

Insects

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Qué

Insectos (Clase Insecta)

Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Mayo 2023

Descripción

Dissected old one of these stem galls I had collected from Quercus kelloggii on April 1, 2023: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/153392735

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Observ.

aparrot1

Fecha

Febrero 22, 2024 a las 12:37 TARDE PST

Descripción

Link to host plant Mojave Sage (Salvia mohavensis) observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/200158479

White Sage Leaf Gall Midge (Rhopalomyia audibertiae) Endemic in California.
Gallformers: https://www.gallformers.org/gall/3243 (as of 2/22/24)
(Mojave Sage (Salvia mohavensis) is not listed specifically as a host in Gallformers as of 2/22/24, only Salvia apiana / Salvia leucophylla / Salvia mellifera ).
"Rhopalomyia audibertiae
Family: Cecidomyiidae | Genus: Rhopalomyia
Hosts: Salvia apiana / Salvia leucophylla / Salvia mellifera
Detachable: integral
Color: gray, red, green, purple
Texture: hairy
Shape: conical, hemispherical
Season: Spring
Alignment: erect
Location: upper leaf, lower leaf, leaf midrib, between leaf veins"

BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Rhopalomyia%20audibertiae

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What is a Gall? Gallformers: https://www.gallformers.org/
"Plant galls are abnormal growths of plant tissues, similar to tumors or warts in animals, that have an external cause--such as an insect, mite, nematode, virus, fungus, bacterium, or even another plant species. Growths caused by genetic mutations are not galls. Nor are lerps and other constructions on a plant that do not contain plant tissue. Plant galls are often complex structures that allow the insect or mite that caused the gall to be identified even if that insect or mite is not visible."

GALLS
Plant Galls of the Western United States: a photographic guide to 536 species of plant galls found west of the Rockies, with 400+ color images and plates, Ronald A. Russo, April 2021. (Available on Amazon)
Gallformers: Identify Galls by name or by host plant https://www.gallformers.org/id
INaturalist Project, Galls of California https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/galls-of-california
California Oak Galls (photo guide), Joyce Gross: https://joycegross.com/galls_ca_oak.php
California Oak Galls Induced by Unknown or Undescribed Species (photo guide), Joyce Gross: https://joycegross.com/galls_ca_oak_undescribed.php
Nancy Asquith Journal: California Oak Galls https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-plants-with-mystery-galls/journal/44142-california-oak-galls
Nancy Asquith Journal: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/galls-of-california/journal/44203-where-to-learn-more-about-galls
BugGuide: Identification, Images, & Information for insects and other gall-inducers, (US & Canada) clickable categories or use search bar: https://bugguide.net/node/view/3/bgpage
BugGuide: Unidentified Tracks, Larvae, Webs, Parasites, and Other Mysteries: https://bugguide.net/node/view/696662/bgpage
INaturalist Project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/all-your-galls-are-belong-to-us

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Observ.

nathantay

Fecha

Febrero 18, 2024 a las 01:09 TARDE PST

Descripción

On Salvia clevelandii

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Observ.

mbowser

Fecha

Marzo 24, 2016 a las 11:32 MAÑANA AKDT

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Observ.

turkishvulture

Fecha

Febrero 3, 2024 a las 01:32 TARDE PST

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Observ.

burtosa

Fecha

Enero 28, 2024 a las 02:17 TARDE PST

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Enero 27, 2024

Descripción

Found in our car after hiking. The car was parked under valley oak trees, but I also hiked through both valley and coast live oaks so I don’t know which host or gall she came from.

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Enero 27, 2024 a las 12:12 TARDE PST

Descripción

On coast live oak

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Observ.

quercusboletus

Fecha

Enero 1, 2024 a las 11:05 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

On Populus trichocarpa

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Enero 14, 2024 a las 11:59 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Found on a valley oak twig fallen among the leaf litter (shown in last 2 photos)

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Qué

Elefante Marino Norteño (Mirounga angustirostris)

Observ.

turkishvulture

Fecha

Enero 2024

Descripción

Milk on nose

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Enero 14, 2024 a las 12:30 TARDE PST

Descripción

On interior live oak

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Qué

Mariposa Monarca (Danaus plexippus)

Observ.

stellifera

Fecha

Diciembre 4, 2022 a las 04:33 TARDE PST

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Observ.

jonaskat

Fecha

Octubre 21, 2023 a las 10:22 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

"One of these things is not like the other"

I was walking around Summit Park today. Almost all of the native trees here (let alone the oaks) are valley oaks, but up on the hill from the path nearby, I saw one large, slightly bushier oak with seemingly more pastel-colored leaves. I realized after taking a closer look that it appears to be a blue oak. It looks very old based on the trunk size (>a century old). I could not find any acorns on it, but that was also true for the valley oaks nearby for the most part (too many acorn-eating animals nearby)

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Qué

Mosquitas de Las Agallas (Familia Cecidomyiidae)

Fecha

Diciembre 5, 2023 a las 11:14 MAÑANA MST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Diciembre 16, 2023 a las 01:22 TARDE PST

Descripción

On coast live oak

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Observ.

doubleaneura

Fecha

Diciembre 10, 2023 a las 10:58 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Stem gall on Asclepia subulata

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Qué

Gavilán Rastrero (Circus hudsonius)

Observ.

dcoopercem

Fecha

Diciembre 9, 2023 a las 03:31 TARDE PST

Descripción

Foraging with raging wildfire in background.

Fotos / Sonidos

Fecha

Noviembre 24, 2023 a las 02:47 TARDE PST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

tvl

Fecha

Noviembre 10, 2023 a las 11:29 MAÑANA PST

Descripción

Host: Toyon
Approximate location
Juniper Canyon Trail

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Qué

Encinos Y Robles Rojos (Sección Lobatae)

Observ.

yerbasanta

Fecha

Octubre 8, 2023 a las 11:42 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Quercus agrifolia x wislizeni/parvula shrevei.

Leaf shape and venation pattern and number of pairs help to ID as such.

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Observ.

waldeinsamkeit

Fecha

Octubre 28, 2023 a las 10:17 MAÑANA PDT

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Observ.

stellifera

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Qué

Papamoscas Negro (Sayornis nigricans)

Fecha

Octubre 15, 2023 a las 04:23 TARDE PDT

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Octubre 8, 2023 a las 11:47 MAÑANA PDT

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Observ.

serpophaga

Fecha

Octubre 7, 2023 a las 11:40 MAÑANA PDT

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Observ.

yerbasanta

Fecha

Octubre 1, 2023 a las 08:38 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Collected possible galled Quercus agrifolia acorn 10/1/23, dissected same day.

Preserved in 40% alcohol and refrigerated at 40°F.

Acorn from this tree/observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/185918850


Duplicated observation for parasitoid hymenopteran larvae on the rear of this cynipid wasp pupa here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186201590

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Observ.

yerbasanta

Descripción

Spores under 100x magnification. Some with camera optical zoom.

Extracted by dipping in tap water and siphoning spores from upper surface of water.

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Observ.

yerbasanta

Descripción

Collected 9/15/23, refrigerated in a ziploc bag until 9/24 and dissected Quercus agrifolia acorn.


Preserved in 40% ethanol at 40°F.


Collected acorn from same tree, same date/time as the acorn gall observations below (2nd acorn):

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184824656

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184823155

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

dlbowls

Fecha

Septiembre 17, 2023 a las 12:56 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Gall on Heartleaf Keckiella.
Observation of the plant is here.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183796572

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Observ.

graysquirrel

Fecha

Septiembre 11, 2022 a las 01:43 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Galled (?) inside of flower/seed pod of Orange Bush Monkeyflower. For contrast, this is the inside of a normally-developed seed pod from the same plant: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134953172

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Observ.

merav

Fecha

Septiembre 8, 2023 a las 10:23 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

insects emerged from flowers of Orange Bush Monkeyflower

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Observ.

neontetraploid

Fecha

Septiembre 6, 2023 a las 06:00 TARDE PDT

Descripción

q-kelloggii-acorn-cup-gall-wasp? not sure what oak this is but I think it's Q. berberidifolia? That isn't listed as one of the hosts on gallformers though

these deformed acorns were pretty common in this particular hill

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Observ.

anudibranchmom

Fecha

Septiembre 5, 2023 a las 12:49 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Moth on a gall on Goldenrod, found by Merav Vonshak

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Qué

Lince de Baja California (Lynx rufus ssp. fasciatus)

Observ.

rachel_ameche

Fecha

Septiembre 7, 2023 a las 09:41 TARDE PDT
Insects

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Qué

Insectos (Clase Insecta)

Observ.

dlbowls

Fecha

Septiembre 7, 2023 a las 09:12 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Gall on Elderberry fruit? I see a hole in what appears to be misshaped fruit.

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Septiembre 4, 2023 a las 12:40 TARDE PDT

Descripción

On valley oak

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Qué

Cuervo de Pantano (Plegadis chihi)

Observ.

gvbox

Fecha

Septiembre 4, 2023 a las 07:38 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Flushed by imm. RTHA

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Qué

Arbusto del Coyote (Baccharis pilularis)

Observ.

kdff

Fecha

Febrero 3, 2022

Descripción

This is observation 1 of 3 that I saw earlier this year. The galls I found in these observations include an unknown 'cylinder' gall (I think they're attached to stems), and also a few of the leaf galls and possibly R. sulcata galls.
2) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126016049
3) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126016161

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Observ.

kdff

Fecha

Febrero 26, 2022

Descripción

This is the first time I've found these galls with exuviae. On toyon, Heteromeles arbutifolia, in a native plant garden.

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Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Agosto 7, 2023 a las 11:44 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

In situ: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/169671185
Collected on 06-25-2023: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/177263178
2 live and 2 dead larvae cut-out: 08-07-2023

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Qué

Berros Amarillos (Género Erythranthe)

Observ.

peep_erz

Fecha

Junio 28, 2023 a las 10:50 MAÑANA PDT

Lugar

Modesto (Google, OSM)

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Qué

Algodoncillo de Hojas Delgadas (Asclepias fascicularis)

Observ.

ryan2139

Fecha

Agosto 1, 2023 a las 07:04 TARDE PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Fecha

Junio 9, 2023 a las 01:17 TARDE PDT

Descripción

gall on Ribes cereum

Fotos / Sonidos

Fecha

Junio 7, 2023 a las 04:18 TARDE PDT

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Observ.

sophianothus

Fecha

Junio 1, 2023 a las 08:45 MAÑANA PDT

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Observ.

jordanii

Fecha

Julio 2023

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Observ.

milliebasden

Fecha

Junio 11, 2021 a las 10:53 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Asteromyia modesta is only gall inducer I found for this genus, but these galls look different--fuzzy and seem to arise from stem at base of leaf; fingernail dissection attempted--not sure if one chamber or more than one

Etiquetas

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Observ.

lagoondon

Fecha

Julio 3, 2023 a las 04:48 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Bighorn Mine trail. Insect stem gall on Galium

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Observ.

serpophaga

Fecha

Julio 10, 2023 a las 07:00 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Leaf gall on Ceanothus cuneatus.

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Observ.

keirmorse

Fecha

Julio 3, 2023 a las 04:21 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Gall on Quercus chrysolepis

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Observ.

loudpigeon

Fecha

Junio 15, 2023 a las 01:10 TARDE PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

clark_froelich

Fecha

Junio 8, 2023 a las 11:50 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Just chillin on a school wall.

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Observ.

turkishvulture

Fecha

Junio 12, 2023 a las 04:17 TARDE PDT

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Qué

Cernícalo (Falco sparverius)

Observ.

wjfor

Fecha

Junio 12, 2023 a las 08:52 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

These youngsters might be from the kestrels that a observed mating last March.

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Observ.

joshuacde

Fecha

Marzo 8, 2023 a las 04:05 TARDE MST

Descripción

Leaf mine on Cercocarpus montanus. I didn't see any obvious areas where the miner may have exited so I collected for rearing. Leafminer specimen 2.

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Observ.

jordanii

Fecha

Junio 2, 2023 a las 06:22 TARDE PDT

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Observ.

dlbowls

Fecha

Junio 1, 2023 a las 12:37 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Saw-toothed Goldenbush with leaf galls.

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Observ.

clark_froelich

Fecha

Mayo 29, 2023 a las 11:31 MAÑANA PDT

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Qué

Avispa de Agalla Turbante (Cynips douglasii)

Observ.

norikonbu

Fecha

Mayo 21, 2023 a las 12:51 TARDE PDT

Descripción

On valley oak

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Observ.

turkishvulture

Fecha

Mayo 2023

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

loudpigeon

Fecha

Mayo 25, 2023

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Observ.

krisskinou

Fecha

Septiembre 21, 2021

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

jorel

Fecha

Mayo 22, 2023 a las 09:14 TARDE PDT

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

adamkohl

Fecha

Julio 31, 2022 a las 04:09 TARDE EDT

Descripción

On sugar maple

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Observ.

turkishvulture

Fecha

Febrero 6, 2021 a las 11:21 MAÑANA HST

Descripción

No clue what this is. Any pointers?

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Qué

Salvia Púrpura (Salvia leucophylla)

Observ.

colinallin

Fecha

Mayo 21, 2023 a las 10:59 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

White sage or a hybrid?

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Observ.

loudpigeon

Fecha

Abril 29, 2023 a las 03:32 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Found on two different blue oaks. Looked fungal, not sure what's going on here!

@alanrockefeller I heard you might know what's going on here?

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Qué

Conejo del Desierto (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Observ.

farrispa

Fecha

Mayo 11, 2023 a las 10:15 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Lots of cavorting - I assume that's a male urinating on the female.