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Coyote bush

Possibly resprouts of coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis).

Thanks to Scott Oneto for the ID. 3 January 2018.

 

 

More drywood termite frass

Here is drywood termite frass from a house in Angles Camp, California. They were feeding in a kitchen cabinet area, and appeared to be a recent move-in.

5 December 2017. Specimens collected by Garrett Brouns.

 

 

Adult Male Megahexura fulva

This adult male Megahexura fulva was collected Branden Runyan, October 2017, Dorrington, Calaveras County, CA.  Thanks to Dr. Marshal Hedin for the identification.

This is from Wikipedia: “Megahexura is a genus of spiders in the family Mecicobothriidae, with the sole species Megahexura fulva.  Native to the United States, the spiders build an exposed sheet web with a funnel-shaped retreat in holes and crevices along ravine banks.”

This is a link to an image of the female, taken by Dr. Marshall Hedin.

 

Buckeye Branch Bumps

18 November 2017, Columbia California.

I realized that there is a growth anomaly on one of the buckeyes, and it was the buckeye that had the most pronounced fungal bodies of Eutypella. The branches of this buckeye has lots of bumps on them. The other buckeyes do not seem to have this problem.

Photos of the bumpy buckeye are at the top. Photos of a normal buckey are lower down on the page. Click an image to enlarge it.

 

The buckeye with the bumps on the branches

The buckeye with the bumps on the branches

Bumps on branch of buckeye. A valley oak is behind the buckeye.

Bumps on branch of buckeye. A valley oak is behind the buckeye.

Bumps on buckeye branches.

Bumps on buckeye branches.

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

bumps on buckeye

 

 

 

 

 

A normal buckeye, without bumps on the branches.

A normal buckeye, without bumps on the branches.

Closeup of a normal, bump-less buckeye.

Closeup of a normal, bump-less buckeye.

Normal buckeye

Normal buckeye

Normal buckeye

Normal buckeye