Reports from the Field

Bug o’the Week – Bugs without Bios XVII

Greetings, BugFans,

The “Bugs without Bios” series features a bunch of lovely insects that need to hire a PR firm – they fly happily below the radar, and little is written about them.


Bug o’the Week – Ants in My Plants Rerun

Salutations, BugFans, Here we are, in the trough between Christmas and New Year’s. The interminable Christmas movies have been put to bed (YAY!), and reruns rule. Here, too.


Bug o’ the Week: The Twelve(ish) Bugs of Christmas

Season’s Greetings, BugFans, When the BugLady initiated this annual tradition in 2012 – showing pictures of bugs she had photographed but whom (objective case) she had already written about (OK – about whom she had already written) – she was already in trouble.


Bug o’the Week – Striped Hairstreak Butterfly

Howdy, BugFans, Hairstreaks are spiffy little butterflies that are named for the hair-like markings found on their underwings.  Most have thin, twin tails (sometimes two pairs of tails) on the […]


Bug o’the Week – Southern Spreadwing Damselfly

Howdy BugFans, Full disclosure: the BugLady’s copy of Bob Dubois’s Damselflies of the North Woods (aka The Bible) automatically falls open to the page that shows the rear ends of the male […]


Bug o’the Week – Agreeable Tiger Moth

Greetings, BugFans, Years ago, the BugLady photographed a Giant Leopard moth  It was a tough shot – the moth was tucked up under the eaves of a house.  It’s – […]


Bug o’the Week – Carpenter Ants

Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady lives in a log cottage that’s rough cedar on the inside (think splinters), so when, one night, this Carpenter ant queen dropped down from the ceiling […]


Bug o’the Week – Bugs in the News XI

Howdy, BugFans, Hawks are still flying; bugs, not so much.  Lots of grasshoppers along the trail, and a variety of flies and some sweat bees on the late-blooming dandelions (and […]


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. […]


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