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What’s Buzzin’? — Bee Assassin (likely Apiomerus spissipes)

  • June 21, 2017

Bee Assassin (likely Apiomerus spissipes) — As a type of true bug (with piercing mouth parts), bee assassins stick their proboscis... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)

West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella) — Unlike the Red Admiral and Painted Lady, the West Coast Lady’s range is limited to... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) — These beautiful butterflies can be found from Guatemala north through Mexico and the United States... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui): We’re reposting this photo from a few weeks ago. Starting in mid May, Painted Lady butterflies... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Variegated Meadowhawk, female (Sympetrum corruptum)

Variegated Meadowhawk, female (Sympetrum corruptum) — Of all the species of meadowhawk dragonflies in MT, the variegated is the most boldly... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Variegated Meadowhawk, male (Sympetrum corruptum)

Variegated Meadowhawk, male (Sympetrum corruptum) — Of all the species of meadowhawk dragonflies in MT, the variegated is the most boldly... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Johnson Jumper, male (Phidippus johnsoni)

Johnson Jumper, male (Phidippus johnsoni) — This beautiful species of jumping spider is one of the largest jumping spiders in North... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Johnson Jumper, female (Phidippus johnsoni)

Johnson Jumper, female (Phidippus johnsoni) — This beautiful species of jumping spider is one of the largest jumping spiders in North... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)

  • May 31, 2017

Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia) — The eyespot on the backside of the upper wing can often help identify this relatively small... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Click Beetle (genus Selatosomus)

A Click Beetle in the genus Selatosomus — If you’ve never seen a click beetle and have wondered how they got... Continue Reading