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Red-legged Grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum)

  • October 9, 2020

These grasshoppers are named for their striking, red hind tibiae. In much of North America, especially across the northern half of... Continue Reading

Maple Spanworm Moth (Ennomos magnaria)

Autumn leaf or living insect? These delicate looking moths are typically found flying from mid to late summer into early fall... Continue Reading

October Thorn (Tetracis jubararia)

This beautiful moth can be found from mid-August into November (depending on location and elevation). The twig-mimicking caterpillars feed on maple,... Continue Reading

Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis)

  • October 2, 2020

These insects will often enter your home this time of year, whether invited or not. They aren’t looking to eat anything,... Continue Reading

Western Boxelder Bugs (Boisea rubrolineata)

Western Box Elder Bugs tend to group up in the fall as they look for a protected place to overwinter. Sometimes,... Continue Reading

Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)

A beautiful addition to the fall colors, the band-winged meadowhawk is the only meadowhawk with really defined and large, rusty patches... Continue Reading

Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Lophocampa maculata)

This isn’t the famous “Woolly Bear,” the caterpillar of the Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella), whose width of its orange band is said... Continue Reading

October Caddis (Dicosmoecus atripes)

At first glance, caddisflies look much like their closest living relatives — the moths and butterflies. How to tell the two groups... Continue Reading

A Ghost Moth (Gazoryctra novigannus)

While this particular ghost moth does appear to have a ghost “face” on its forewings, it is unrelated to the common... Continue Reading

Spined Assassin Bug (Sinea diadema)

  • September 25, 2020

It’s a bug eat bug world out there …and this scene was the latest proof. This species of assassin bug is... Continue Reading