Fresh mountain lion kill from last night. North road looks like a crime scene!
Little fellow, (about 7 inches), tagged by a car.
Sunning on a log with a couple of Red-eared Sliders. About the same size, maybe a bit bigger.
A. agrioides or A. nahuana
Hindwing matches Petrophila confusalis, forewing doesn't seem to though.
Male and female. Despite our attempts to foster romance, it was not meant to be. Adding Barry White to list of UV lighting equipment.
Larvae feed on oak buds, MPG suggests it's nearly a CA endemic: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=3801&state=CA
BugGuide claims it looks similar to M. rhombifolium, but that species seems to lack the dark patch on the back.
This looks a lot like Baphala pallida to me. Pretty sure it should be something at http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/fast.php?plate=13.1&sort=h&state=CA
Many of these large (10 mm) leafhoppers, which I was initially thinking were buprestid beetles. *facepalm*. Found this nice visual key to the group, but not seeing this one.
Interesting little bug. Triatoma is kind of close.
These big geos are kind of tricky. See notes at http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/427178.