Closed for June 2 — Pollinators

Note: All links below are to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, We’re getting a jump on National Pollinator Week (June 17 to 23) with a few articles about pollinators, which, if you like to eat or watch birds or photograph flowers …

Closed for June I – Invasive species

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Greetings BugFans, YAY, it’s June! That means that the BugLady is out on the trails, walking slowly, looking at everything and photographing half of it. A probably-tasteful BOTW will be delivered to your …

Wetlands Month IV – Water Scavenger Beetle Revised

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Salutations, BugFans, We’re wrapping up National Wetlands Week with a beetle that you don’t even need a magnifying glass to see! This is a revision of an episode that first aired in the summer …

Wetlands Month III – Ostracods

Note: All links leave to external sites. Salutations, BugFans, We continue to celebrate Wetlands month with this slightly updated tale about ostracods, which originally aired in 2015. By now it’s no secret that the BugLady is enthralled by wee aquatic …

Wetlands Month II – Common Water lily Planthopper revised

Note: All links leave to external sites. Salutations, BugFans, Week 2 of National Wetlands Month features an upgrade of an episode that first appeared in March of 2014.  Water lilies are important plants in aquatic ecosystems. At the very least, they …

Wetlands Month I – Crawling Water Beetle

Howdy, BugFans, May is National Wetlands Month, and the BugLady is celebrating by re-posting episodes about aquatic critters from deep in the BOTW archives (this one is from 2012, with some new words added). The BugLady heard an interesting interview …

American Emerald Dragonfly

Note: All links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, The dragonfly season is starting – migrant Common Green Darners and Variegated Meadowhawks are filtering into the state, and visions of sugarplums (in the form of Chalk-fronted Corporals, Baskettails, and Eastern Forktails) …

Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth

Note: Most links leave to an external site. Greetings, BugFans, The venerable (circa 1903) moth book that the BugLady grew up with – The Moth Book by W. J. Holland – included pictures of a huge number of moth species, all with …

Green Lacewings

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, These lovely, fragile-looking insects have fluttered around the edges of several BOTWs over the past 17-plus years, and it’s time for them to have an episode of their own.  A bit …

The Cicadas are Coming – a Tale in Four Parts

Note: All links leave to external sites. Greetings BugFans, The insect world is gearing up to stage an event that is the entomological equivalent of the recent total solar eclipse. The buzz (if you’ll pardon the term) began a few months …