Photos copyright © 2008-2013 Kat Avila
Cameras: Canon SD1000, Canon SX210 IS (2013)
BEES AND WASPS
Honey Bee, Apis mellifera, APIDAE FAMILY
honey bee
2008.8.7
honey bee
2008.8.7
honey bee abdomen
abdomen
2008.8.7
honey bee
covered in pollen

at nearby school
(not preserve)
2010.5.21
honey bee abdomen
abdomen

at nearby school
(not preserve)
2010.5.21
honey bee proboscis
proboscis

at nearby school
(not preserve)
2010.5.21
Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber, Sceliphron caementarium, SPHECIDAE FAMILY: Paralyzed spiders serve as food for the next generation.
black-and-yellow mud dauber
2008.8.13
black-and-yellow mud dauber
2008.8.13
BEE FLIES, BOMBYLIIDAE FAMILY: Larvae are parasites, though the adults feed on nectar (Milne, 662).
drone fly
drone fly(?)
(honey bee mimic)
2008.8.14
bee fly
2008.8.15
Progressive Bee Fly, Exoprosopa spp.
bee fly
2008.8.18
bee fly
2008.8.29
bee fly
2008.8.29
bee fly
2008.8.29
bee fly
2008.8.29
bee fly
2008.8.29
progressive bee fly
in flight
2008.9.3
progressive bee fly
on cudweed aster
2008.9.3
BEETLES
Misc.
misc beetles
on paniculate tarplant
2008.8.13
misc beetle
on doveweed
2008.8.29
BUTTERFLIES
Caterpillars, misc.
green caterpillar
on narrow-leaf milkweed
2008.8.19
green caterpillar
2008.8.19
green caterpillar
2008.8.19
Anise Swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, SWALLOWTAIL FAMILY: It is missing the lower half of its hindwing on the left side. The range of this swallowtail is west of the Rocky Mountains (Milne, 722).
anise swallowtail
2008.8.19
anise swallowtail
2008.8.19
Behr's Metalmark, Apodemia virgulti, RIODINIDAE FAMILY: Once thought to be a subspecies of the Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo), according to the website Butterflies and Moths of North America. Range for genus Apodemia is the western U.S. and Central America (Miller, BH).
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.7
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.12
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.13
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
Wing edges are frayed.
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19
Behr's metalmark
2008.8.19

Behr's metalmark
on cudweed aster
2008.9.2
Behr's metalmark
white stripe on
right hind wing
2008.9.2
Behr's metalmark
2008.9.2
Behr's metalmark
2008.9.2
Behr's metalmark
2008.9.2
Behr's metalmark
From the white stripe,
exact same butterfly as
the previous day?
2008.9.3
Behr's metalmark
doesn't look happy
2008.9.3
Checkered White, Pontia protodice, WHITES & SULFURS FAMILY
checkered white
2008.8.19
checkered white
2008.8.19
Pacuvius Duskywing, Erynnis pacuvius, SKIPPER FAMILY
pacuvius duskywing
on California buckwheat
2008.8.19
pacuvius duskywing
2008.8.19
pacuvius duskywing
2008.8.19
pacuvius duskywing
2008.8.26
pacuvius duskywing
2008.8.26
Western Pygmy-Blue, Brephidium exilis, GOSSAMER-WING FAMILY: Smallest butterfly in the world (Alden, 210).
Western pygmy-blue
2008.9.2
Misc. Butterflies
brown butterfly
fuzzy-wuzzy
2008.9.3
misc butterfly
2008.9.3
Convergent Lady Beetle, Hippodamia convergens, BEETLE ORDER
convergent lady beetle
in narrow-leaf milkweed
2008.8.18
convergent lady beetle
2008.8.18
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES: "Dragonflies extend them [their wings at rest] to the sides horizontally and damselflies hold them toward the rear vertically (Milne, 363)."
Dragonflies
dragonfly
2008.8.13
dragonfly
2008.8.28
dragonfly
2008.9.3
Damselflies
damselfly
2008.8.26
damselfly head and thorax
head and thorax
2008.8.26
damselfly wing
wing
2008.8.26
FLIES
Giant Western Crane Fly, Holurusia rubiginosa, FAMILY TIPULIDAE [tə-'pjul-lə-di:]: Largest fly in California; adults do not eat (Milne, 635).
giant western crane fly
UCI Eco Preserve
2013.3.20
HARLEQUIN [Cabbage] BUGS (aka Stink Bug, Calico Bug, Fire Bug), Murgantia histrionica, PENTATOMIDAE FAMILY
"This insect causes white and yellow blotches on the foliage of infested plants, ruining their commercial value (Milne, 486)."
Nymphs
harlequin nymph
dorsal view
2008.8.12
harlequin nymph
ventral view
2008.8.13
harlequin nymphs
2008.8.13
harlequin nymphs
2008.8.13
harlequin nymph
2008.8.13
harlequin nymph
close-up
2008.8.13
harlequin nymph
2008.8.14
harlequin nymph
2008.8.18
harlequin nymph
2008.8.28
harlequin nymph on mustard flower
on mustard flower
2008.8.28
harlequin nymph
2008.8.29
harlequin nymph
2008.8.29
harlequin nymph
2008.8.29
Adults
harlequin bug
lateral view
2008.8.12
harlequin bug
2008.8.13
harlequin bug
2008.8.13
harlequin bugs
2008.8.13
harlequin bugs
2008.8.13
harlequin bug
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
2008.8.14
mating harlequin bugs
mating bugs
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
on paniculate tarplant
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
2008.8.14
harlequin bug
pocked surface
2008.8.14
harlequin bugs
2008.8.14
harlequin bugs
2008.8.18
harlequin bug
2008.8.28
SPIDERS
Grass Spider, Agelenopsis spp., FAMILY AGELENIDAE
grass spider funnel web
ground-level funnel web
2008.8.13
grass spider funnel web
2008.9.3
Green Lynx Spider, Peucetia viridans, FAMILY OXYOPIDAE
green lynx spider
with honey bee prey
2008.8.13
green lynx spider close-up
2008.8.13
Silver Argiope [ar-'jai-ə-pi:], Argiope argentata, FAMILY ARANEIDAE [ə-rə-'ni:ə-di:]: The female is 2.5 times as large as the male.
silver argiope
2008.8.13
silver argiope close-up
2008.8.13
Misc. Argiope [ar-'jai-ə-pi:], FAMILY ARANEIDAE [ə-rə-'ni:-ə-di:]
argiope
dorsal view
2008.8.15
argiope
2008.8.15
argiope
2008.8.15
argiope close-up
2008.8.15
argiope
ventral view
(couldn't get dorsal view
because of cactus)
2008.8.28
argiope close-up
2008.8.28
Trashline Orbweaver, Cyclosa conica, FAMILY ARANEIDAE [ə-rə-'ni:-ə-di:]: Spider crawling toward the center of its web, which is bisected vertically by a trail of insect debris.
trashline orbweaver
scurrying for cover
2008.8.15
trashline orbweaver
2008.8.15
trashline orbweaver
2008.8.15
trashline orbweaver
2008.8.15
trashline orbweaver
blending in with its
stabilimenta (web decorations)
2008.8.15
Wolf Spiders, misc., FAMILY LYCOSIDAE [lai-'kou-sə-di:]
wolf spider with prey
on bindweed with prey
2008.8.19
wolf spider with prey
2008.8.19
Spittlebug (aka Froghopper), Aphrophora species, CERCOPIDAE FAMILY: The nymphs enclose themselves within sacs of foam for protection.
spittlebug nymph
2008.8.13
spittlebug nymphs
2008.8.29
Misc. Insects
plant bug
plant bug
(ventral view)
along Mesa Road
2008.8.18
plant bug
plant bug
(dorsal view)
along Mesa Road
2008.8.18