Reports from the Field

Bug o’the Week – Forked Fungus Beetle Redux

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady has been out counting migrating raptors.  Here’s a rerun of an episode about an amazing beetle that the BugLady encountered in the late spring of 2014. […]


Bug o’the Week – Therion Wasp

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady stood on a boardwalk in a wetland for about half an hour trying to photograph this amazing wasp as it dodged through thickets of sedges, ferns, […]


Bug o’the Week – Late Summer Reflections

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady has been out looking for bugs as the summer winds down; her dragonfly and butterfly surveys have been yielding fewer and fewer species these days.  It […]


Bug o’the Week – Two-spotted Tree Cricket

Greetings BugFans, The BugLady had a visitor at her front door the other day – a Two-spotted tree cricket.  When they think of tree crickets, most people picture a delicate, […]


Bug o’the Week – Have You Seen This Fly???

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady was poking around in a wetland toward the end of May when the Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) was in bloom.  As she photographed its flower, a […]


Bug o’the Week – Northern Amber Bumble Bee

Howdy, BugFans, This one’s dedicated to BugFan John – it was an honor. The BugLady has been enjoying an abundance of bumble bees on the prairie recently, despite the fact […]


Bug o’the Week – Silver-bordered Fritillary Butterfly

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady’s excursions onto the prairie are always enhanced by the sight of the almost-monarch-sized (2 ½”-3 ½” wingspan) Great Spangled Fritillaries sailing along among the flowers  They […]


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