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What’s Buzzin’? — Confusing Petrophila Moth (Petrophila confusalis)

  • August 3, 2017

Confusing Petrophila Moth (Petrophila confusalis) — These small and beautiful moths are pretty unique. Their larvae feed on algae on rocks in... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Angled Wave (Scopula ancellata)

Angled Wave (Scopula ancellata) — A quick internet search revealed very little information about this beautiful moth …proving once again that when it... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Sigmoid Prominent (Clostera albosigma)

Sigmoid Prominent (Clostera albosigma) – These elegant-looking moths can be found coast-to-coast in the US and southern Canada, but tend to be rare... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Stink Bug (probably in the subgenus Chlorochroa)

  • July 28, 2017

Stink Bug (probably in the subgenus Chlorochroa) — Most stink bugs in this genus are broadly oval, green to brownish or... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Great Spangled Fritillary, female (Speyeria cybele)

Great Spangled Fritillary, female (Speyeria cybele) — Fritillaries can give you a headache when it comes to identification. Most individuals are... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Ten Lined June Beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata)

Ten Lined June Beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata) — At about an inch in length, these beetles are hard to miss when they... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Jagged Ambush Bug (Genus Phymata)

Jagged Ambush Bug (Genus Phymata) — Having never seen or heard of these insects before, it took a little digging to... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata)

Black Witch Moth (Ascalapha odorata) — This massive moth was initially thought to be a struggling bird at first glance. Black... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Chalk-fronted Corporal, male (Ladona julia)

  • July 26, 2017

Chalk-fronted Corporal, male (Ladona julia) — With a pair of chalky-white bars on the top of the thorax, you can see... Continue Reading

What’s Buzzin’? — Waterscorpion (genus Ranatra)

Waterscorpion (genus Ranatra) — This unusual looking true bug is likely a brown waterscorpion (Ranatra fusca). This poor individual appears to... Continue Reading