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Pine Tussock Moth (Dasychira grisefacta)

  • June 14, 2018

Pine Tussock Moth (Dasychira grisefacta): As the name would suggest, this wild looking caterpillar feeds upon the needles of fir, pines, western hemlock,... Continue Reading

Many-spotted Tiger Moth (Hypercompe permaculata)

Many-spotted Tiger Moth (Hypercompe permaculata): This heavily spotted species of tiger moth is also known as the Western Leopard Moth. They can be... Continue Reading

A moth in the genus Fercula

A moth in the genus Fercula: We’re still trying to confirm the identification of this beautiful moth, but are confident it is... Continue Reading

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela scripta)

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela scripta): The adults and larvae (pictured here) of this beetle like to feed on willows, poplars, and (as you... Continue Reading

White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)

White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata): These large moths are often mistaken for hummingbirds since their rapid wing movement resemble a hummer in flight... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? – Cimbicid Sawfly (Abia americana)

  • June 7, 2018

Cimbicid Sawfly (Abia americana): This may look like a fly (and have “fly” in its name), but it is actually in... Continue Reading

Western Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis)

  • June 5, 2018

Western Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis): This beautiful species of metallic woodborer beetle was recently separated as an individual species from its eastern... Continue Reading

Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)

Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius) — These rather small butterflies have a wingspan of between 1 1/8 – 1 5/8 inches. In... Continue Reading

A Male and Female Pair of Jumping Spiders (possibly Habronattus americanus)

A Male and Female Pair of Jumping Spiders (possibly Habronattus americanus) — Jumping spiders can be tough to ID. Even if... Continue Reading

Stilt Bugs (in the family Berytidae)

Stilt Bugs (in the family Berytidae) — Stilt bugs are in the order hemiptera (true bugs). As you can see, stilt... Continue Reading