Creatures

These are some fellow residents of Gopher Valley, check back often for additions.

Caddisfly. Oct 31, 2016

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Caddisfly adult 10/31/3016 Gopher Valley OR

 

These leaf galls are caused by a tiny fly/midge – Trishormormyia crataegifolia – depositing eggs in the developing tissue. I’m waiting for mine to hatch.

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Hawthorn leaf gall on native Doulgas hawthorn

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Leaf gall is below, leaf continues to develop growing outward from midrib

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Noctua pronuba. Introduced (Eurasian) moth observed May 9, 2016.

 

gray hairstreak.checkermallow

 

 

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Gray Hairstreak on meadow checkermallow, (Sidalcea campestris) a larval food plant. April, 2016

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Tree swallow

Tree Swallows are looking at the new real estate on our snag next to the house. April 2016

Western banded glowworm, (Zarhipis integripennis) the larva of a beetle. While it looks like the millipede is attacking it, the glow worm is preying on the millipede

Western banded glowworm, (Zarhipis integripennis) the larva of a beetle. While it looks like the millipede is attacking it, the glow worm is preying on the millipede. April, 2016

Pacific sideband snail (Monardenia fidelis). A forest snail.

Pacific sideband snail (Monardenia fidelis). A forest snail. March/Apr 2016

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