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What’s Buzzin’? — Sara Orangetip (Anthocharis sara)

  • May 16, 2017

Sara Orangetip (Anthocharis sara) — There are at least 9 subspecies of this beautiful, and constantly flying, butterfly throughout the west.... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Brown Elfin (Callophys augustinus)

Brown Elfin (Callophys augustinus). Elfins are small, essentially tailless hairstreaks. They are often the first non-hibernating butterflies to appear in the... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Variegated Meadowhawk Dragonfly

  • August 9, 2016

Variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) – this dragonfly is often found far from water and at high elevations. They are a very... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Robber Fly

Robber Fly (family Asilidae) – as perfectly stated in the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, these incredible flies... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Mating Melissa Blues

Mating pair of melissa blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa) – this beautiful species of blues is one of the more widespread blue... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Weidemeyer’s Admiral

Weidemeyer’s Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii) – These rather large butterflies can have up to a 3.75-inch wingspan. They tend to be found... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Two-tailed Swallowtail

Close-up of a Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudatus) – Many of our yellow swallowtails can be commonly found out in the woods... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Green Lacewing

Green Lacewing (family Chrysopidae) – While these beautiful and delicate looking insects are harmless to humans, they are very capable predators... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Knapweed Root Weevil

Knapweed Root Weevil (Cyphocleonus achates) – Similar to the European Skipper (included in this post), the knapweed root weevil is also... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’: Snakefly

Snakefly, female (order Raphidioptera) – These beautiful and seemingly elusive insects get their name from the long “neck” of the adults... Continue Reading