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Polyphemus Silkmoth, male (Antheraea polyphemus)

  • July 1, 2022

This is our most widespread silkmoth in the US. It is also one of our largest, with a wingspan of up to... Continue Reading

Click Beetle (Prosternon bombycinum)

We couldn’t find a lot of information for this beetle, but we do know that it can perform the family’s signature click trick. Gently pick... Continue Reading

Aphid Mummy

What looks like an aphid that’s ready to explode is actually what’s left over after being parasitized by a Braconid wasp (family Braconidae,... Continue Reading

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

The honey bee was one of the first domesticated insects and is the primary species kept by beekeepers for honey production... Continue Reading

Echo Azure (Celastrina echo)

This species of butterfly falls in a subfamily of butterflies known as the blues because …well, the top-side of their wings... Continue Reading

Boisduval’s Blue (Plebejus icarioides)

The Boisduval’s is a larger blue, approaching one and half inches and is on the wing in late spring into summer in... Continue Reading

Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)

The eyespot on the underside of the forewing can often help identify this relatively small butterfly, but as with all things,... Continue Reading

Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)

Havilah shares, “Camping along the Lochsa and these were swarming around us!” What a cool experience! The Pale Swallowtail is the... Continue Reading

Western Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus melanops)

“Two Emmas combined their buggy skills for this Western Eyed Click Beetle today. Emma O spotted it at the school in... Continue Reading

Cicada Nymph (in the family Cicadidae)

We’ve only ever found the shed exoskeletons of the nymphs before. Never the living thing. Cicada nymphs generally spend all of... Continue Reading