Reports from the Field

Bug o’ the Week – Wooly Alder Aphid

Salutations, BugFans, We have already met the Wooly Alder Aphid (Prociphilus tessellatus) (tessellate – to form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern), through the eyes of one of […]

08.28.14

Bug o’ the Week – Checkered Beetle

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady chased this speedy little Checkered beetle (probably Enoclerus rosmarus) around a wild sunflower stalk for a while, and these are the best pictures she could get.  […]

07.29.14

Bug o’ the Week – Snipe Fly

Howdy, BugFans, Flies (which we tend to view as mangled objects at the business end of a flyswatter) belong to the large order, Diptera (“two wings”) – 100,000-plus species have […]

07.22.14

Bug o’ the Week – Glowworm Beetle

Howdy, BugFans, Mike and Jessica were chasing a glow-in-the-dark Frisbee around the lawn one recent night (they live well beyond the streetlights), when they realized that they weren’t alone.  There […]

07.15.14

Bug o’ the Week – The Ants of CESA

Salutations, BugFans, A few years ago, BugFan Marjie had a fantastic idea.  She wanted to get people out on the trails of the natural areas here in Ozaukee County (Wisconsin).  […]

07.01.14

Bug o’ the Week – Virgin Tiger Moth

Howdy, BugFans, What a classy-looking moth! It’s a Virgin tiger moth (Grammia virgo) (probably), a member of a large group of sometimes dramatically patterned moths who whose fuzzy offspring are […]

06.17.14

Bug o’ the Week – June Bug Redux

Greetings, BugFans, In honor of the annual reappearance of June beetles/bugs this past week, the BugLady is dusting off and sprucing up a BOTW from six years ago.  A clarification:  […]

06.10.14

Bug o’the Week – Bald-faced Hornet

Salutations, BugFans, When she was at an Impressionable Age, the BugLady had a teacher who said “Don’t just tell them what it is, tell them ‘What about it’” (because when […]

06.05.14

Bug o’ the Week – Longhorns without Bios

Salutations, BugFans, These three, neat beetles have been queued up for a long time, waiting for their BOTW.  They have two things in common – all three are in the […]

05.27.14

Bug of the Week – Midges Again

Salutations, BugFans, Recently, the BugLady got a phone call from a reporter who asked about the clouds of small, flying insects (they were midges) that were attracting attention in his […]

05.21.14

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