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A Cuckoo Bumble Bee in the subgenus Psithyrus

  • May 22, 2020

Our best guess is an Indiscriminate Cuckoo Bumble Bee (Bombus insularis). This species is commonly encountered from May to August in... Continue Reading

Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)

These small butterflies can be found from late April into June and range from northern Alaska across North America to Nova... Continue Reading

Western Tiger Beetle or Pacific Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona)

Western Tiger Beetle, also called the Pacific Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona): The western tiger is slightly smaller than our other tiger... Continue Reading

Dark Ribboned Wave Moth (Leptostales rubromarginaria)

  • May 16, 2020

This is another tiny moth that is active during the day. This one was getting water and minerals from a small... Continue Reading

Bluish Spring Moth or Wild Cherry Looper (Lomographa semiclarata)

This little day-flying moth looks more like a butterfly, as it flies around in the spring looking for early wildflowers. This... Continue Reading

A Noctuid Moth (Egira simplex)

This nocturnal, medium-sized moth is widespread and common throughout much of the Pacific Northwest as far north as southern British Columbia.... Continue Reading

Early Tachinid Fly (Epalpus signifer)

The Early Tachinid Fly is a robust fly with a spiny abdomen and a distinctive thin, irregular yellow line across its... Continue Reading

European Paper Wasp (Polistes dominula)

We’ve already included a European Paper Wasp in a previous What’s Buzzin’ report, but our Development Director Glenn observed one going... Continue Reading

Common Green Bottle Fly (Lucilia sericata)

These metallic green blow flies can be found throughout Canada and the United States, and around the world. They are active... Continue Reading

Jumping Spider (Platycryptus californicus)

Jumping spiders are perhaps the cutest family of spiders. Small, compact, and sharp-eyed, these daytime hunters stalk and pounce on their... Continue Reading