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

  • June 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

What’s Buzzin’? — Bee Assassin (likely Apiomerus spissipes)

Bee Assassin (likely Apiomerus spissipes) — As a type of true bug (with piercing mouth parts), bee assassins stick their proboscis... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)

West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella) — Unlike the Red Admiral and Painted Lady, the West Coast Lady’s range is limited to... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) — These beautiful butterflies can be found from Guatemala north through Mexico and the United States... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui): We’re reposting this photo from a few weeks ago. Starting in mid May, Painted Lady butterflies... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Variegated Meadowhawk, female (Sympetrum corruptum)

Variegated Meadowhawk, female (Sympetrum corruptum) — Of all the species of meadowhawk dragonflies in MT, the variegated is the most boldly... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Variegated Meadowhawk, male (Sympetrum corruptum)

Variegated Meadowhawk, male (Sympetrum corruptum) — Of all the species of meadowhawk dragonflies in MT, the variegated is the most boldly... Continue Reading