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What’s Buzzin’? — Carrion Beetle in the genus Nicrophorus

  • September 14, 2017

Carrion Beetle in the genus Nicrophorus: These colorful black and orange beetles are commonly called Sexton beetles or Burying Beetles. While... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Antlion in the genus Myrmeleon

Antlion in the genus Myrmeleon: While the adult antlion (pictured here) may not appear very fierce, they received the name “antlion”... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus): This beautiful butterfly is the most widespread hairstreak in North America and can be found from southern... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Police Car Moth (Gnophaela vermiculata)

  • August 24, 2017

Police Car Moth (Gnophaela vermiculata): These moths are widely distributed at mid elevations in the foothills and mountain ranges of western... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — A scarab beetle in the genus Osmoderma

A scarab beetle in the genus Osmoderma: It’s difficult to determine the exact identification of this interesting beetle, but it is... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola): It’s hard to say whether these are all the same species, but this “butterfly whisperer” seems to... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Castianeira longipalpa

Castianeira longipalpa: This beautiful species of antmimic spider lives in a variety of habitats — typically close to the ground, under... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Western Sheepmoth (Hemileuca eglanterina)

Western Sheepmoth (Hemileuca eglanterina): If you are someone who still believes that butterflies are always more beautiful than moths, then you’ve... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Io Moth Caterpillar (Automeris io)

Io Moth Caterpillar (Automeris io): This beautiful caterpillar was recently found along the Missouri River near Fort Benton, MT. Unfortunately, the... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)

Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides): Within the past week or so it seems like the woodland skipper light switch was turned on.... Continue Reading