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Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)

  • July 16, 2021

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

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)

The last time this butterfly graced a What’s Buzzin’ report (7/25/19) it was found at a much higher elevation …9,200 ft., above... Continue Reading

Cicada (genus Okanagana)

While we are not 100% sure, we believe this is the Mountain Cicada (Okanagana bella). They can be found from June through... Continue Reading

Western Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora angulicollis)

The Metallic Woodborer Beetle is truly a work of art, with its textured upper side and iridescent bronze luster. An opening of... Continue Reading

Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)

Four-spotted Skimmers are one of the earlier dragonflies on the scene. They are quite large, at up to two inches long,... Continue Reading

Bagworm Moth Larval Case (family Psychidae)

Bagworm moth larvae spend most of their lives inside a “bag” or case. Made of silk and covered with bits of plant material... Continue Reading

Ten-lined June Beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata)

Whether on land or in the air, these up to 1.5 inch long beetles are hard to miss when they are... Continue Reading

Thick-headed Fly (Physocephala burgessi)

At first glance, you might think this little insect is a type of wasp. But look at those stubby antennae (coming... Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Parnassian (Parnassius smintheus)

Parnassians are part of the swallowtail family (Papilionidae), but don’t look like the typical bold, black and yellow or white-winged ones. They lack tails... Continue Reading

Western Pond Fly (Sericomyia chalcopyga)

This fly landed on a hiking pole, making for a perfect photo op! The Western Pond Fly is a type of... Continue Reading