I decided to see what little creatures might be out and about in the warmth. This was a small sampling (some native flies and bees were also seen, but did not cooperate for photos).
|Phyllodesma americana (American Lappet Moth). This was a lingerer on the patio after the black light last night. It was still hovering around 60 degrees last evening even a couple hours after dark. Small moths and a couple ichneumon moths showed up.|
|Velvety Tree Ants (Liometopum occidentale) on the Engelmann Oak by Mountain Meadow Road. They were very active.|
|Largus californicus (a bordered plant bug). Clinging to the stucco on the house.|
|Small carabid just outside the front door.|