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What’s Buzzin’? — Filmy Dome Spider, male and female (Neriene radiate)

  • June 21, 2017

Filmy Dome Spider, male and female (Neriene radiate) — As you can see from this mating pair of filmy dome spiders,... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Western Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis)

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

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What’s Buzzin’? — Cuckoo Wasp (family Chrysididae)

Cuckoo Wasp (family Chrysididae) — These tiny wasps are primarily parasites in the nests of other wasps or bees. Their metallic... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Sulphur Butterfly (genus Colias)

Sulphur Butterfly (genus Colias) — We had a hard time trying to positively identify this beautiful butterfly. Best guess is a... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Square-Spotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)

Square-Spotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides) — this one is difficult. This may be a Square-Spotted or a Dotted Blue. Both of these... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula)

Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula) — these blues are relatively easy to identify due to the fact that they are the only... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) — these blues can look similar to the Boisduval’s with prominent rows of black spots circled in... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Boisduval’s Blue (Plebejus icarioides)

Boisduval’s Blue (Plebejus icarioides) — this larger blue has rows of spots on the outer edge of each wing that range... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus)

Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus) — these blues are relatively easy to identify thanks to the band of white “arrowheads” pointing inward... Continue Reading

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What’s Buzzin’? — Western Black Widow (Latrodectus Hesperus)

Western Black Widow (Latrodectus Hesperus) — This juvenile female black widow is certainly beautiful …but take that red hourglass marking on... Continue Reading