Post Tagged with: "Insect"

Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)

Green Commas (or anglewings) join at least 8 other butterfly species in Montana with the distinction of being “hardy little insects”. The Green Commas we are seeing now will overwinter […]

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Stink Bug (Family Pentatomidae)

While we are not 100% sure, we believe the critter pictured here is in the genus Podisus, a genus of predatory stink bug. As a species of True Bug (order Hemiptera), […]

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Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)

These beautiful butterflies are currently making their second and last appearance for the year in western Montana. We have two flights of purplish coppers — the first from May into […]

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Oil Beetle (genus Meloe)

Based on the time of year this strange looking beetle was found, we believe it might be Meloe impressus. During April and May, you can find the similar looking Black Meloe […]

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Fuzzy-horned Bumble Bee (Bombus mixtus)

This small species of bumble bee occurs in the Mountain West from the southern Sierra Nevada of California to British Columbia. In the Rocky Mountains, it can be found from […]

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European Dung Beetle (Aphodius fimetarius)

 While only about .25 inches in length, you should be thanking this and other dung beetle species for their tireless work. Although this particular species is a non-native from Eurasia, […]

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