To the best of my knowledge these names are reasonably accurate. If you see a plant misnamed or any errors on these pages, please email me at webmistress AT sunnibergeron DOT com.

My flower photography is not copyrighted. You may glean them and use them as you please.

= Poisonous to animal and/or human
= Crop weed in Washington
= Native to Washington
= Noxious or invasive in Washington
= Endangered in Washington
= Federal noxious weed in Washington
= Quarantine! Mandatory immediate destruction

Shown below are the bugs and beasties I've encountered around the islands. I've endeavored to get the name of the creatures, but no links. I hope you enjoy my snapshots. 

The photography I offer for Klamath Basin and these islands is copyright free. You are welcome to glean them and use them as you please. A link back here is appreciated, but not necessary.


Chiggers, Harvest mites (these guys are arachnids!)


Coccinellidae spp - Ladybug


??? Wee, tiny deeply black thing about the size of a gnat. Found it on mushrooms.


Chrysochus cobaltinus-Blue milkweed beetle. I found these beauties along the highway just outside of Yakima, WA. They are a most glorious blue. The pictures do not do them justice.


Nasonovia spp - Aphid


Treehopper of some kind

Photographed early September


Polyphilladecem lineata - Ten-lined junebug. My chihuahua normally likes to terrorize bugs but this one had her buffaloed! Sure was nice to have the opportunity to take a series of more indepth pictures of wildlife! This big fella was a real beauty. I found him on our back porch.


??? - really, really minute - about the size of the sharp end of a straightpin. found on the indian pipe in our woods.


Tetraopes texanus - Milkweed Longhorn or Red Milkweed Beetle. There were a bunch of these guys in a stand of milkweed found alongside the highway close to Yakima, WA.


I think these are two different bugs. I found them busily wandering around on the pistil of a skunk weed.


Cantareus aspersus - Common garden snail. Introduced garden pest.


Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii - Puget sound garter snake

Found this little girl on some beach pea along West Beach Rd outside of Oak Harbor. Sure is a pretty thing! She is also in the Family Syrphidae.


Harpaphe Haydeniana-Almond-scented millipede, Black and yellow millipede, Cyanide Millipede, Macroshredder, Yellow Spotted Millipede. This guy (gal?) was wandering around Rocky Point.


Scientific Names: A-F
Scientific Names: G-M
Scientific Names: N-S
Scientific Names: T-Z
Common Names: A-F
Common Names: G-M
Common Names: N-S
Common Names: T-Z
Mystery flowers. Can you help me name them?
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Island Wildlife
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Washington Natives: A-F
Washington Natives: G-M
Washington Natives: N-R
Washington Natives: S-Z
(Alphabetized by scientific name)

Noxious Flowers , Washington

Endangered Flowers, Washington

Poisonous Plants

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