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What’s Buzzin’? — Orb Weaver Spider (family Araneidae)

  • September 14, 2017

Orb Weaver Spider (family Araneidae): Often called cat-faced spiders, house spiders, or barn spiders, there are approximately 3,500 species of orb... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Plusia nichollae

Plusia nichollae — While not yet confirmed, this moth is likely Plusia nichollae. It typically ranges from the Aleutians of Alaska... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Hemlock Looper (Lambdina fiscellaria)

Hemlock Looper (Lambdina fiscellaria) – While not yet confirmed, this moth is likely the Hemlock Looper. They can be found coast... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Mayfly (order Ephemeroptera)

Mayfly (order Ephemeroptera) — This may not be a particularly spectacular photo, but it represents an amazing and totally unique part... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus)

Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) Aptly named, they have a pair of pale yellow stripes running along the top of the body... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — A species of Spurthroated Grasshopper

A species of Spurthroated Grasshopper in the genus Melanoplus. We always say “there’s always more to learn” in regard to the... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Tree Cricket in the genus Oecanthus

Tree Cricket in the genus Oecanthus (best guess is the Western Tree Cricket, Oecanthus californicus). Male tree crickets “sing” using their... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Margined White (Pieris marginalis)

Margined White (Pieris marginalis): This nearly all-white butterfly can be found west of the Great Plains from British Columbia and Alberta... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

Sphinx Moth Caterpillar: Caterpillar identification can be very difficult, but we think this is a Snowberry Sphinx moth caterpillar (Sphinx vashti).... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Carrion Beetle in the genus Nicrophorus

Carrion Beetle in the genus Nicrophorus: These colorful black and orange beetles are commonly called Sexton beetles or Burying Beetles. While... Continue Reading