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southern Sierra Nevada, CA

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by zonbonzovi, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

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    Eremobates sp.
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    Phloeodes diabolicus
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    Lampropeltis getula
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    Motyxia sp.
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    Motyxia habitat
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    Something in Blattodea, I forget
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    Elgaria multicarinata?
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    Motyxia sp., different pants
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    Gryllus veletis? male
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    Yucca brevifolia
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    Lytta sp.
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    going East
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    Pituophis catenifer
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    hills around Lake Isabella
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    Batrachoseps sp.
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    Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis
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    Kern River
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    something in Opiliones
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  2. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Wondered where the heck you were until I saw the Kern.
     
  3. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    Amazing breadth of habitats in such a relatively small area. I want to go back.

    Tylobolus sp. w/ Californiulus yosemitensis
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    Uroctones mordax
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    Uh, I don't know scorpions very well...any ideas?
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    Calisoga male? Seems a little far from home.
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    Pepsis sp.?
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    Asbolus sp.
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    another mystery (to me)
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    Loxosceles deserta
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    more Blattodea...Arenivaga(thanks, ErinM31 & myrmecophile)
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    ID corrections welcome...
     
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  4. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Awesome photos! :D

    You didn't happen to collect the Californiulus yosemitensis did you? *puppy eyes* :shy:

    Might that last photo be an Arenivaga species?
     
  5. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron Old Timer

    The Kern is looking a little parched, the last roaches should be Arenivaga.
     
  6. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    Thank you! We did but the few collected are in the capable hands of one of the other gentlemen ;) I was surprised to see them this far south, probably the southernmost tip of their range. That would explain why we found so few in relation to other animals that share their habitat.

    Yes, thank you, it may have been mentioned when we were in the field and quickly forgotten. I've seen females before but the male was a surprise.
     
  7. gunslinger

    gunslinger Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Nice pictures sir! Hopefully someone chimes in on the spider at some point, I would be interested it know what he is.
     
  8. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    Fantastic, wasn't it? The closest I could come up with was, surprisingly, Calisoga, but not too sure of it. He looks well worn.
     
  9. gunslinger

    gunslinger Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I did just compare to Calisoga pics on Bug Guide and it does look pretty close. Has visible claws and many of the same spines. Although there were very few records from this far inland, and only quite a distance north. Maybe I will try to dig up some literature on their range.

    Also, what is that little hairy guy just in front of the roach on a stick in the first roach pic? Just noticed it.
     
  10. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    ^ This is a female Kochius hirsuticauda, formerly in the genus Vaejovis (which is now paravaejovis) widespread throughout talus slopes in the colorado, sonoran, mojave, and great basin deserts. Almost always occurs alongside Smeringurus vachoni.

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    ^ This is a Serradigitus species, probably joshuaensis- another widespread species which also tends to occur wherever Kochius hirsuticauda is found.

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    ^ Female Parcoblatta americana
     
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  11. gunslinger

    gunslinger Arachnobaron Old Timer

    And what about the tiny hairy dude right in front?
     
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  12. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Springtail. Dunno what genus.
     
  13. spiralofvertigo

    spiralofvertigo Arachnopeon

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    Oh man those are some great finds. Send some of those roaches my way! I'd like to find something neat in my home town.
     
  14. Lucanus95

    Lucanus95 Arachnoknight

    That Arenivaga pair though.....WANT!
     
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  15. Hisserdude

    Hisserdude Arachnoprince

    Did you keep these guys by any chance? As @Lucanus95 suggested, there are a bunch of Arenivaga species in CA that we don't have in the hobby yet that we really want in culture, which is why we are really encouraging people in the SW US to be on the lookout for these guys.

    We only have a handful of the 40+ species in culture currently, and most of those were collected by @Lucanus95 and Kyle at Roachcrossing.com this year, so any new additions to the hobby from that genus would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  16. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    Awesome photos. I wish I could go there.

    Thank you for sharing these :D
     
  17. Love the pics, you found a lot of awesome stuff!!
     
  18. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    The Serradigitus, which I thought was juvenile, reproduced 4 whole offspring LOL.

    Sorry, I don't recall what happened with the Arenivaga. If I kept them then they must have perished and they'd now be sitting in alcohol somewheres in my stash.
     
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  19. Greenjewls

    Greenjewls Arachnobaron

    love this, thank you for posting!
     
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  20. Hisserdude

    Hisserdude Arachnoprince

    Ah well, that's too bad. Thanks for replying! (And sorry it took me so long to do so!). :)