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

  • June 21, 2017

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

What’s Buzzin’? — Johnson Jumper, male (Phidippus johnsoni)

Johnson Jumper, male (Phidippus johnsoni) — This beautiful species of jumping spider is one of the largest jumping spiders in North... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Johnson Jumper, female (Phidippus johnsoni)

Johnson Jumper, female (Phidippus johnsoni) — This beautiful species of jumping spider is one of the largest jumping spiders in North... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)

  • May 31, 2017

Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia) — The eyespot on the backside of the upper wing can often help identify this relatively small... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Click Beetle (genus Selatosomus)

A Click Beetle in the genus Selatosomus — If you’ve never seen a click beetle and have wondered how they got... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Blister Beetle (genus Meloe)

Blister Beetle (genus Meloe) — these large beetles are also referred to as “oil beetles” because they release oily droplets of... Continue Reading

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

Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui): Painted ladies migrate from northwestern Mexico. Their migration varies tremendously from year to year depending on... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)

Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea) — It’s a sure sign that spring is well underway when these beautiful butterflies take flight. They... Continue Reading