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Nyan’s crazy socal rock flipping adventures!

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by NYAN, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Hi all, since I tend to go rock flipping once a week at least I figured I would make this thread to share some things I see. Before making this I would upload my finds to the media here. Hopefully you all can enjoy!

    It seems everything was posted backwards. Hopefully next time I will fix it:



    6-22-18

    Scutigera coleoptrata- common house centipede not in a house. There were actually 2 of these right next to eachother, the other scurried away when I lifted the large rock. Under the same rock was another scorpion and some beetles. Also, it seems this posted backwards. Next time I will try to fix that.
    AFB5CA37-B140-466A-9EC8-B021A052E91B.jpeg Another paruroctonus silvestrii, this one is a Gravid female who’s unhappy I disturbed her burrow. About 4 inches over was another under the same rock.
    2C0FE583-2D87-47E4-B9D4-963051698A81.jpeg 108D245C-900A-4418-8C97-781E36E2158C.jpeg More darkling beetles and another beetle species at the bottom center.
    F6905CF2-3AFE-4C6A-9CF1-B523E242988D.jpeg Some sort of darkling beetle. Maybe someone can give me the species name. These were also somewhat common. For some reason I came across about dozen dead ones also.
    859C2A7D-A324-4F3A-985E-AF09D703806E.jpeg Paruroctonus silvestrii- California common scorpion. Another common species. I probably found 2-3 dozen today.
    0C7E1BF0-647D-4254-982A-A99D54676D70.jpeg Scolopendra polymorpha- tiger centipede. I only saw this one today, but it was a bit dry. This particular one has a bit of an injury on it. C304AFE5-0324-494F-974F-12C25870A508.jpeg
    Sceloporus occidentalis-western fence lizard. There were probably hundreds of these today.
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  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnodemon Active Member

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    6-26-18

    Unknown species of cicada.

    1D881906-9CB6-4586-8C9C-DFF8B61318B9.jpeg Freshly molted paruroctonus silvestrii With molt in photo.
    598E1351-6638-451A-942C-5FF19D0CBAA0.jpeg I was pretty surprised to see one of these. Unknown solpugid species.
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  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

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  4. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Sure hope those rocks went neatly back into place, unknown beetle looks like a wooly darkling beetle, Eleodes osculans although the image is not good enough to be sure.
     
  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnodemon Active Member

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    The rocks always go as neatly back in place as possible! Wouldn’t want to destroy habitat. Your ID is correct, I see them somewhat often but forgot the name.
     
  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnodemon Active Member

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    7-2-18

    I believe this to be thamnophis elegans terrestris, the coast garter snake.

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    Jumping spider with egg sac, Unsure of the ID
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    Latrodectus sp. web with molt. Likely to be Hesperus.
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    Agelenopsis aperta
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  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Easy way to ID Elegans. Shortly after birth they develop 'wallpaper' decoration down their sides but the coloration usually fades away beyond the anal vent.
     
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  8. wetwork

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    Where do you go rock flipping at? Not exact location but general area.
     
  9. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Feel free to PM me!