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A Tortricid Moth in the genus Grapholita (possibly Grapholita lunatana)

  • May 29, 2020

Andrea DiNino captured a stunning macro of this micromoth. Micromoths, as you probably guessed, are really small, only stretching a centimeter... Continue Reading

Cimbicid Sawfly (Trichiosoma triangulum)

This may look like a fly (and have “fly” in its name), but it is actually in the order Hymenoptera (wasps,... Continue Reading

Northern Azure (Celastrina lucia)

Butterflies on flowers are a captivating combo, but what about butterflies on scat? An eww for us is a yum for... Continue Reading

A species of wolf spider (in the family Lycosidae)

  • May 22, 2020

Aptly named, wolf spiders are fast, ground-dwelling hunters. Many species live in burrows. You may often see a female carrying her... Continue Reading

Green Lacewing (family Chrysopidae)

While these beautiful and delicate looking insects are harmless to humans, they are very capable predators that always seem to be... Continue Reading

Black-horned Gem (Microchrysa polita)

Black horn-gems are a tiny species of soldier fly (family Stratiomyidae) with a striking, shiny green thorax. They are found in... Continue Reading

California Darner (Rhionaeschna californica)

This male dragonfly appears to be freshly emerged and has not taken on its “final” colors. The blue-grey colors will become... Continue Reading

Flying Saucer Lady Beetle or Rathvon’s Lady Beetle (Anatis rathvoni)

Spring is the air for these two charmingly named beetles. Their very angular outline is unlike any other North American lady... Continue Reading

White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles Lineata)

These large moths are often mistaken for hummingbirds since their rapid wing movement resembles a hummer in flight (hovering over flowers... Continue Reading

Mountain Mahogany Looper Moth (Iridopsis clivinaria)

After overwintering as a pupa in the soil, these moths fly from March to July throughout their range of British Columbia... Continue Reading