Numerous galls on a young Valley Oak.
Plants lacking basal burl, approx. 2 m. in height, leaves glabrous.
Non-native in the Russian River this day...
Few flowering plants along the River this day. The red stuck out like blood on a rock..
Little fellow, (about 7 inches), tagged by a car.
Fresh mountain lion kill from last night. North road looks like a crime scene!
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