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What’s Buzzin’? — Robber Fly (Laphria felis)

  • July 13, 2017

Robber Fly (Laphria felis) — this more unusual robber fly is a bit smaller than many of the other robber flies... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Trichiotinus assimilis

Trichiotinus assimilis — a species of flower scarab beetle. It can be found across the US from coast to coast, primarily... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Beewolf

Beewolf — A solitary wasp in the genus Philanthus. These amazing little wasps capture other stinging insects (especially small sweat bees)... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Yellow Douglas-fir Borer (Centrodera spurca)

Yellow Douglas-fir Borer (Centrodera spurca) — As the name suggests, these long-horned beetles largely feed on douglas-fir. Hey can be found... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Peck’s Skipper (Polites peckius)

Peck’s Skipper (Polites peckius) — These small butterflies can be found from British Columbia east across southern Canada to Nova Scotia;... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Blinded Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecata)

Blinded Sphinx Moth (Paonias excaecata) — This beautiful moth can be found throughout most of the United States and southern Canada.... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops)

Small-eyed Sphinx Moth (Paonias myops) — This beautiful moth was found last Friday morning on the sidewalk outside the Missoula Insectarium!... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Dimorphic Flower Longhorn, female (Anastrangalia laetifica)

Dimorphic Flower Longhorn, female (Anastrangalia laetifica) — This beautiful species of longhorn flower beetle was happily feeding on ocean spray pollen.... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth (Datana ministra)

Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth (Datana ministra): Out of two insect and moth/butterfly citizen science websites (BugGuide and Butterflies and Moths of North... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Long-Horned Beetle

Long-Horned Beetle: With extremely long antennae, this aptly named long-horn beetle is likely a White-Spotted Sawyer (Monochamus scutellatus). The photo was... Continue Reading