It was sunny today and much warmer (80 F) than it was on the official bug count day so I thought I would have another look. And these are the additional species I noticed:
*One small quick bug on a geranium leaf, looks like the Meat Eating Myrid pictured on PJ Bryant's site.
*I heard crickets, Acheta domesticus, chirping but did not see them.
*One adult female Schistocerca nitens missing her right hind leg.
*Some (4 or so) honeybees, Apis mellifera were cruising predictably among the salvia flowers, but also checking the broom corn seed heads maybe for pollen.
*A tiny bug I just caught a glimpse of but looked very much like a Minute Pirate Bug.
*Several adult and a few nymphs that hang out on the nutmeg basil. They look like the Seed-eating bug, Nysius sp, again found at PJ Bryant's Natural History of Orange County site.
*One lonesome looper caterpillar
*and a Marine blue, Leptoles marium, floated in to wish you a happy Christmas.