Two Odd Little Flies

Note: All links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady loves finding species she’s never spotted before – there are many thousands of insects she has yet to photograph, but that’s a matter of “right time; wrong habitat; more… Read more

Lined Orbweaver Spider

Note: All links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, When the BugLady spotted this small spider on its horizontal web (while she was officially censusing butterflies and dragonflies), she thought it might be one of the sheet-web spiders. Fortunately, she… Read more

Southern Corn Billbug

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, As Seasoned BugFans know, the BugLady is a fan of weevils – she loves the cut of their tiny jibs (for “jibs” read “snouts”) (for “snouts” read “rostrums”). Snouts tipped with chewing… Read more

Sculptured Resin Bee

Note: Most links leave to external sites.  Howdy, BugFans, BugFan Freda found and photographed this awesome bee in her pollinator garden in August. It’s a distinctive bee, and it has an interesting story. The Sculptured resin bee is sometimes called the… Read more

Wildflower Watch – Swamp Milkweed

Note: All the links leave to external site. Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady is already fantasizing about warm, sunny days in a wetland, photographing Swamp milkweed (and dragonflies), because she loves its color, and she loves being in wetlands, and because… Read more

Monochromatic Stink Bug-Hunting Wasp

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Another wasp with a dynamite name!  When the BugLady found this wasp, she was struck by its curious appearance – fly-like eyes, waspy antennae, “broad-shouldered,” but with a very short abdomen… Read more

Drumming Katydid

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Sometimes you go looking for insects, and sometimes the insects find you. The BugLady came back to her car from the Post Office one sunny afternoon in August and discovered this stunning… Read more

German Yellowjacket Redux

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady has been busy, so she’s rerunning this episode from 2009. There are still yellowjackets on the flowers. The photographs in the original episode were (nasty) scanned color slides, and when the BugLady searched her files, she found pictures… Read more

Bugs at the End of Summer

Howdy, BugFans, The Autumnal Equinox is fast upon us, alas, and even though it was a very hot one, the BugLady would like to push that Restart button and go back to the beginning of August. Failing that, here are… Read more