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

  • June 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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