Reports from the Field

Bug of the Week – Fleas

Howdy BugFans, The BugLady was sitting in an office watching someone scratching their leg the other day, and her first thought (occupational hazard) was “fleas.”  She hopes you enjoy this […]


Bug of the Week – Flat-Headed Poplar Borer

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady wishes she were reclining under a sea grape somewhere, but instead she is courting Brain Freeze here in God’s Country.  Please accept this revision of an […]


Bug of the Week – Celebrating Bumblebees

Howdy, BugFans, It looks like fun to be a bumblebee, and the BugLady can hardly pass one by without taking its picture.  A BOTW in 2008 covered the lifestyle of […]


Bug of the Week – European Elm Bark Beetle

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady loves finding these runes, inscribed by long-departed insects (they are also reminiscent of a diagram of meiosis from the BugLady’s past).  The tale that they tell […]


Bug of the Week – Chickweed Geometer Moth

Salutations, BugFans, This lovely little Chickweed geometer moth appeared on the BugLady’s tomatoes (the male, note the fuzzy antennae) and her front porch (the female – note the plain antennae).  […]


Bug of the Week

Howdy, BugFans, Here are two pretty beetles to remind us of summertime. SHINING FLOWER BEETLES appeared in the first half of August, covering goldenrods and a few other members of […]


Bug of the Week

Howdy, BugFans, This is a rerun (with a little tweaking) from the Christmas season of 2009. Ah, the surprising American Pelecinid wasp! Surprising because it is an impressive insect to […]


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