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What’s Buzzin’? — Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmia)

  • July 13, 2017

Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmia) — These colorful true bugs can be found throughout the U.S. and southern Canada. Adults feed... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Red-femured Milkweed Borer (Tetraopes femoratus)

Red-femured Milkweed Borer (Tetraopes femoratus) — This species of beetle’s life is associated with showy milkweed. They can be found throughout... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Melissa Blue butterflies (Plebejus melissa)

Melissa Blue butterflies (Plebejus melissa) – this beautiful species of blue butterfly is one of the more widespread blues in the... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)

Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) – These showy butterflies can be found from British Columbia south to Baja California and inland to... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Masked Hunter (Reduvius personatus)

Masked Hunter (Reduvius personatus) — this species of assassin bug is common in many areas of the U.S., especially in the... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Robber Fly, bumblebee mimic (genus Laphria)

Robber Fly, bumblebee mimic (genus Laphria) — at first glance, these extremely capable (and seemingly always hungry) predators look like a... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Robber Fly (Laphria felis)

Robber Fly (Laphria felis) — this more unusual robber fly is a bit smaller than many of the other robber flies... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Trichiotinus assimilis

Trichiotinus assimilis — a species of flower scarab beetle. It can be found across the US from coast to coast, primarily... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Beewolf

Beewolf — A solitary wasp in the genus Philanthus. These amazing little wasps capture other stinging insects (especially small sweat bees)... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Yellow Douglas-fir Borer (Centrodera spurca)

Yellow Douglas-fir Borer (Centrodera spurca) — As the name suggests, these long-horned beetles largely feed on douglas-fir. Hey can be found... Continue Reading