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Hemlock Looper Moth (Lambdina fiscellaria)

  • August 2, 2019

These moths can be found coast to coast in Canada and adjacent parts of US. Females lay eggs from late July... Continue Reading

Horned Spanworm Moth (Nematocampa resistaria)

These beautifully patterned moths can be found across much of the US, except for the southwestern states. Since they are found... Continue Reading

Great Tiger Moth (Arctia caja)

This beautiful moth can be found across much of the northern US and the southwestern states. The larvae feed on a... Continue Reading

Western Conifer Looper (Caripeta aequaliaria)

This beautiful moth can be found from mid summer into early fall. The larvae feed on pines, including Douglas-fir, Lodgepole, Ponderosa,... Continue Reading

Antlion Larval Pits (family Myrmeleontidae)

The term “antlion” applies to the immature (larval) stages of this incredible insect. While the adults feed on nectar and pollen,... Continue Reading

Arctic Blue Butterfly (Plebejus glandon)

  • July 25, 2019

This tiny little butterfly was found at 9,200 ft., above treeline, near the top of St. Mary’s Peak in the Selway-Bitterroot... Continue Reading

Yellow Velvet Flower Beetle (Cosmosalia chrysocoma)

These golden, fuzzy-looking beetles can be found from Canada to Northern Mexico, mainly in the western part of North America. They... Continue Reading

Bugs And Brews: THEM!

  • October 30, 2018

What happens when you mix after hours access to the Insectarium, local beers, and a fascinating expert lecturer? You get the... Continue Reading

Bugs and Brews: The Monarch Butterfly

  • May 29, 2018

What happens when you mix after hours access to the Insectarium, local beers, and a fascinating expert lecturer? You get the... Continue Reading

Eye Spots

  • September 2, 2017

Did you know that those big spots on the wings of many butterflies and moths are meant to look like the... Continue Reading