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Green Click Beetle (Nitidolimonius resplendens)

  • June 12, 2020

If you’ve never seen a click beetle and have wondered how they got their name, just gently pick one up …you’ll... Continue Reading

Pine Needle Weevil (Pachyrhinus elegans)

There are over 3,000 species of weevils in North America. This little guy (less than ¼ inch) landed on the photographer,... Continue Reading

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela scripta)

The adults and larvae of this beetle like to feed on willows, poplars, and (as you might guess) cottonwoods.They can be... Continue Reading

Shield-backed Bug in the family Scutelleridae

One of the more noticeable features of a “true bug” (order Hemiptera) is a triangular piece of the thorax, called the... Continue Reading

Snakefly, female (genus Agulla)

These beautiful and seemingly elusive insects get their name from the long “neck” of the adults (part of their thorax). Snake... Continue Reading

Hunt’s Bumble Bee (Bombus huntii)

Hunt’s Bumble Bees are one of the first bumbles we see out and about in early spring and they remain on... Continue Reading

Giant Salmonfly (Pteronarcys californica)

With bright orange coloration behind the head and underneath the abdomen, this species of giant stonefly can grow up to 3... Continue Reading

A Sweat Bee in the genus Lasioglossum

There are over 1,700 bees in this genus worldwide, making it the largest genus of bees. In North America, we have... Continue Reading

Ichneumon Wasp, female, in the family Ichneumonidae

There are well over 3,300 species of Ichneumon wasps north of Mexico, making their identification difficult. Placing them in the family... Continue Reading

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus Clarus)

We have never seen this species in person, so we were delighted when Kristi’s photo skipped into our inbox. Skippers are... Continue Reading